The Commission for University Education (CUE) is a State Corporation established by an Act of Parliament (The Universities Act 2012) to promote and oversee the development of quality and relevant university education through accreditation, regular inspections, monitoring and evaluations; collection, dissemination and maintenance of data and promotion of quality research and innovations.


Assistant Commission Secretary (Inspection)


CU9


1 Post
 

Responsibilities
 

Reporting to the Senior Assistant Commission Secretary, Inspection the officer will have the following responsibilities:

  • Collect, analyze and maintain data on status of institutions;
  • Maintain a databank of peer reviewers; preparing inspection documents and editing reports; examining proposal for completeness and overall agreement with guidelines;
  • Provide progress reports to clients on the evaluation status of their proposals;
  • Prepare accreditation tools/instrument and registers and departmental meetings.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree from a recognized institution;
  • Masters degree from a recognized institution;
  • Proficiency in Computer Applications;
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
  • Served for a minimum period of six (6) years as an Accreditation Officer in the public/private sector in Educational institution , Curriculum Development and Implementation, Quality Assurance or related field;

Internal Auditor


CU9


1 Post
 

Responsibilities
 

Reporting to the Chief Internal Audit the officer will have the following responsibilities:

  • Carry out periodic audits of the Commission’s systems
  • Evaluate and implement audit reports;
  • Manage procurement plans, budgets and work schedules;
  • Enforce compliance with existing policies, regulations, instructions and procedures
  • Prepare audit reports.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in any of the following: Economics, Commerce (Finance or Accounting Option) Business Administration (Accounting Option), Business Management, or any other equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Certified Public Accountant CPA (K) or Certified Internal Auditors (CIA) certification or its recognized equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Master’s Degree in any of the following: Commerce, Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or its recognized equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Proficiency in computer applications;
  • A sound knowledge of government auditing regulations and laws;
  • Served in the grade of Senior Internal Auditor, or in a comparable and relevant position for at least three (3) years;
  • Demonstrated professional competence and achievement of performance targets.

Assistant Legal Officer


CU10


1 Post
 

Responsibilities
 

Reporting to the Legal Officer the holder will have the following responsibilities:

  • Draft local agreements and contractual documents;
  • Advise Commission or, Commission agents on the interpretation on legal matters;
  • Administer Wealth Declaration Forms of staff in public Universities and the Commission;
  • Undertake research on assigned legal issues;
  • Represent the Commission in courts of law as and when necessary.

Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelor of Laws Degree from a recognized institution with at least three (3) years working experience in a legal related field;
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Law from the Council for Legal Education;
  • Been admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
  • A current practicing certificate and or exemption certificate from the Government or relevant statutory body;
  • Served in the grade of Legal Officer or in a comparable and relevant position in a public or private sector organization for at least three (3) years;
  • Proficiency in computer applications; and
  • Demonstrated merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.

Supervisor


CU3


1 Post
 

Responsibilities
 

Reporting to Assistant Commission Secretary (Administration) will have the following responsibilities

  • Supervise junior staff on routine basis.
  • Enhance ground and office cleanliness.
  • Supervise transport services.
  • Ensure that the Commission premises and all property are secure.
  • Maintain the Commission’s daily occurrence book.
  • Distribute and ensure proper usage of cleaning material.

Required Qualifications

  • At least a KCSE (aggregate C) or its equivalent with credits in Mathematics and English.
  • Diploma in Criminology or equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • Certificate in First Aid from a recognized institution;
  • A current Certificate of good conduct from the Kenya Police Service;
  • Professional training in security work/matters from the Kenya Police Service or the Armed Forces at the rank of Inspector/Lieutenant and above and
  • Proficiency in Computer Applications.

The Commission for University Education offers competitive salary and benefits.
 

If you meet the above criteria and you are interested in working with the Commission to promote quality university education send your application with detailed curriculum vitae, references and day time telephone on or before Wednesday, 8th May 2013 to:
 

Commission Secretary/CEO
Commission for University Education
Redhill Road, off Limuru Road, Gigiri
P.O. Box 54999-00200
Nairobi, Kenya,
 

You can also visit our website www.cue.or.ke
 

The Commission for University Education is an equal opportunities employer.
 

Qualified women and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The Centre for Mathematics, Science and Technology Education in Africa (CEMASTEA) is an institution under the Ministry of Education that offers In-service Education and Training (INSET) for Mathematics and Science Teachers in Kenya. 


The Centre also serves as a Regional INSET Centre for Strengthening of Mathematics and Science Education in Western, Eastern, Central and Southern Africa (SMASE WECSA) for 34 African countries. 


CEMASTEA is looking for professionals of high integrity who are, dependable, self-driven, customer focused, team players and are able to meet strict deadline on a 3 years renewable contract; to fill the following positions

Advert No. 1


Finance Officer 


Job Group M


1 Post


Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Providing leadership, oversight and advising on all financial matters
  • Ensuring good financial management;
  • Establishing, managing and reviewing all financial procedures to ensure efficiency and compliance to the Centre and Government set guidelines
  • Developing and monitoring the Centre’s finance budgets.
  • Supervising and guiding finance staff;
  • Monitoring and reviewing the Centre’s expenditure
  • Ensuring timely and accurate financial audits
  • Overseeing all financial matters within procurement and other activities in the Centre
  • Any other relevant duties assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce /Business Administration (Finance Option).
  • CPA II and above/ACCA Final;
  • Served as a Finance Officer or similar position in a Public/Private institution for at least two (2) years.
  • Should be proficient in computer use and application.

Advert No. 2


Internal Auditor 


Job Group


1 Post


Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring that all financial transactions are in compliance with established policies and practices;
  • Ensuring that internal control systems are adequate and functional
  • Ensuring that assets are efficiently utilized and safeguarded;
  • Conducting internal audit of the Centre’s books of accounts;
  • Verifying all payment vouchers for all financial obligations before funds are released
  • Preparing quarterly and annual reports for all audited accounts.
  • Any other relevant duties assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor of Commerce/Business Administration degree (Accounting- option)
  • CPA I and above;
  • Should have served as an Auditor in a comparable and relevant position in a Public/Private Institution for a minimum period of two (2) years
  • Should be proficient in computer use and application.

Advert No. 3


Laboratory Technician – Chemistry 


Job Group


1 Post


Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Preparing of laboratory solutions and reagents;
  • General management of the laboratory;
  • Maintaining inventory of laboratory materials;
  • Setting up equipment/apparatus for experiments as instructed.
  • Maintaining cleanliness in the laboratory premises.
  • Any other relevant duties assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • K.C.S.E, (C Plain)
  • A Diploma in Laboratory Technician Course
  • Have served as Laboratory in a Public/Private Institution for at least one (1) year
  • Should be proficient in computer use and application.

Advert No. 4


Supply Chain Assistant (Storekeeper) 


Job Group J 


1 Post


Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating the purchase of supplies for user departments
  • Maintaining a sound store keeping system in accordance with internal procedures;
  • Maintaining supply inventories as necessary;
  • Receiving approved requisitions, preparing and dispatching LPOs/ LSOs as needed for goods and services;
  • Maintaining registers of receipts and issued stores from the central store;
  • Carrying out stocktaking of stores; Issuing and rationing of stores;
  • Identifying unserviceable stores for disposal.
  • Any other relevant duties assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • K.C.S.E, C ( Plain)
  • Diploma in Supplies Management or its equivalent qualification;
  • At least 1 year experience in procurement / storekeeping
  • Proficiency in computer use and applications.

Advert No. 5 


Estate Officer 


Job Group K


1 Post


Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Oversee the collection of rent, preparation of tenancy agreements compliance with lease terms and all required property notices.
  • Carrying out rental assessment and valuation of the Centre’s property.
  • Advising finance on timely payment of rents, land rates and utility bills.
  • Supervising refurbishment of furniture and fixtures within the premises
  • Maintaining the safety and cleanliness of the property, grounds, estates and drainages
  • Supervising outsourced services
  • Complying with statutory bodies and local authority by laws and regulations
  • Compiling monthly and quarterly reports
  • Any other relevant duties assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • K.C.S.E , C (Plain)
  • Diploma in land Economics/ Real estate or related field from a recognized institution
  • One (1) year experience in a similar position
  • Should be proficient in computer use and application.

How to apply:
 

Send your application and detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, a daytime phone contact, email address, and names of two referees plus certified copies of Academic /Professional Certificates in a sealed envelope with the Advert No. clearly marked on the envelope by close of business on 8th May 2013 to:-
 

The Director,
CEMASTEA
P.O Box 24214-00502,
Karen,
Nairobi.
 

CEMASTEA is an equal opportunity Employer and encourages women and persons with disability to apply.
Republic of Kenya
 

County Assembly of Siaya
 

Member of the County Assembly Service Board
 

Article 176 (1) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 establishes a County Assembly for each County Government also further Section 12 (3d) of the County Government Act, 2012, the County Assembly of Siaya is seeking to appoint one member of the Public to join the Siaya County Assembly Service Board. 


The Board is responsible for
 

a) Providing Services and Facilities to ensure the efficient and effective functioning of the County Assembly;
 

b) Constituting offices in the County Assembly Service and Appointing and Supervising office holders;
 

c) Preparing annual estimates of expenditure of the County Assembly Service and submitting them to the
County Assembly for approval and exercising Budgetary Control over the Service;
 

d) Undertaking, Singly or Jointly with other relevant organizations, programmes to promote the ideals of
parliamentary democracy; and,
 

e) Performing other functions Necessary for the well being of the members and staff of the County Assembly
or Prescribed by National Legislation.
 

Requirements

  • Must be a Kenyan Citizen.
  • Must be a member of Siaya County.
  • Have knowledge and experience in public affairs.
  • Must have a degree in Social Sciences from a recognized University. (Those with CPS(K) will have added advantage).
  • Women are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Must not be a member of the County Assembly.
  • Meets the requirement of leadership and integrity as set out in Chapter 6 of the Constitution which include clearances from:-

  1. Criminal Investigation Department
  2. Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission
  3. Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  4. Kenya Revenue Authority.

Applications accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae and certified copies of certificates and testimonials, National Identity Card and other relevant supporting documents should be sent to:
 

The Interim Clerk
County Assembly Service Board
County Assembly of Siaya
P. O. Box 7,
Siaya
 

On line applications should be emailed to: countyassemblyofsiaya@gmail.com so as to reach her not later than Thursday, 2nd May, 2013 before 1700Hours.


Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews.
 

Dorothy Owiro
Interim Clerk, County Assembly of Siaya
Request for Quotation (RFQ) 


Customer / Client Satisfaction, Employees’ Satisfaction and Work Environment Survey - 2013


Health Policy Project in Kenya (HPP/Kenya) a USAID funded project will support the Ministries of Health in the implementation of a Customer / Client Satisfaction, Employee Satisfaction and Work Environment Survey – 2013.


HPP/Kenya therefore seeks the services of a consultancy firm to undertake the survey on behalf of the two Ministries.


The main objective of the survey is to assess the patient level of satisfaction and perception related to health care services received, the level of staff satisfaction, perception and their aspirations and the staff satisfaction related to the Working Environment.
 

The survey is expected to commence in May/June, 2013. 


The Consulting Firm will be expected to ensure that appropriate number of clients by level of care and appropriate number of employees in each cadre as well as by level of health facility is covered in the survey.
 

Preference will be placed on firms with prior experience undertaking similar surveys. 


Those with experience in the health sector will have added advantage. 


Interested firms are therefore requested to submit both technical and financial proposals by 07th May 2013.
 

For the detailed scope of work, please email awanjuu@futuresgroup.com.
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 World Bank funded project with an overall objective of increasing employability of youth in Kenya. 


The Component, provides training, private sector internships and work experience to youth of 15 – 29 years of age. 


KEPSA is seeking to appoint a key staff to manage and implement procurement aspects of this project, initially on a one-year renewable contract.


Procurement Officer


 Ref No. PO - 005/2013

 

Reporting to Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA), Kenya Youth Empowerment Project (KYEP) Project Director, the Procurement Officer will perform the following duties:
 

Main Function:
 

The function of the Procurement Officer is to undertake and co-ordinate all procurement activities under KYEP Private Sector Internship and Training and Component, to prepare tender documents, to participate in the evaluation of tenders, contract awards and contract management, and records management.
 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the procurement of all goods, works and services associated with project;
  • Prepare procurement documents and participates in the evaluation process for suppliers, contractors, service providers and consultants for goods, works; services and training (bidding documents, requests for proposals, terms of reference, evaluation of offers with recommendations for contract award, and preparation of contracts agreements and facilitating payments);
  • Develops and maintains an updated procurement plan;
  • Purchases goods and services in accordance with the World Bank procurement guidelines and procedures as stipulated in detail in the KEPSA/KYEP Operations Manual;
  • Provide documents and explanation for purposes of prior and post review of contracts in accordance with World Bank procurement guidelines and procedures
  • Maintains accurate procurement records, including all actions and documents for review by the World Bank’s supervision missions. This includes bidding and RFP documents , invitation for bids, EOI, record of bid submissions, bid opening, evaluation reports, contract award and performance of the contracts;
  • Facilitates post-review and procurement audits on a random basis by the World Bank’s supervision missions, internal audit, external auditor and any other persons appointed by either the bank, MoYAS or KEPSA to carry out a review of procurement transactions.
  • Coordinate management of all the contracts awarded to various consultants and suppliers and ensure proper documentation of the same is in place.
  • To provide MIS support to KYEP finance unit on procurement and related matters.
  • Perform any other duty that may be assigned by the Project Director

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • A minimum of a first degree in the relevant field. Relevant professional qualifications in procurement will be an added advantage;
  • At least five (5) years experience; experience in public and donor funded projects is desirable ;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Government and World Bank procurement procedures and other international good practices in procurement desirable
  • Experience in contract management;
  • Excellent analytical, report writing, organizational skills and computer literacy
  • Capacity to work under pressure and meet tight schedules and deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills and a team player

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 Wednesday 8th May 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 Manager
Kenya Private Sector Alliance
P.O Box 3556 - 00100
Nairobi
 

Or Email: kyep@kepsa.or.ke
We are urgently looking to recruit the following staff for our company:
 

1. Stores Manager
 

Qualifications

  • A Diploma in purchases and supplies management
  • A Degree in commerce will be an added advantage.
  • Should have worked in the same capacity as a stores Manager for not less than 5 years.
  • An experience in the motor-vehicle industry will be an added advantage

2. Sales Manager 


(2 Positions)
 

Qualifications

  • A degree in Marketing
  • Should have worked in the same capacity as a Sales Manager for not less than 5 years
  • An experience in the motor vehicle industry will be an added advantage

3. Sales Executives  


(6 Positions)
 

Qualifications

  • A diploma in Sales and Marketing
  • Should have worked as a sales executive in the motor industry for not less than 5 years

Applications to reach the Human Resources Manager through adnanhussein68@yahoo.comnot later than 15th May, 2013.
Safaricom Limited is the leading mobile telecommunications company in Kenya. 


We are at the forefront of the industry and always seek to attract and retain talented, creative and innovative team players who are excited by the opportunity of pushing the frontiers of this evolving technology, growing our services, exciting our customers and contributing to our community. 


At Safaricom, we take pride in our talent and develop them to realize their maximum potential!


Departmental Administrator

Ref:
TECHOLOGY-NE-DA-APR-2013
 

Reporting to the HOD Network Engineering, the position holder will provide departmental support to the Head of Department, Network Engineering and the general Administration support to the department.

The job holder’s key responsibilities will be to:

  • Responding to enquiries, correspondence both telephone and written directed to the HOD office;
  • Book/schedule all meetings for the HOD in liaison with concerned parties. Follow up on all meetings the HOD is scheduled to attend to confirm time & logistics ;
  • Organizing & coordinating all logistics for the HOD meetings (Both internal & external);
  • Prepare and consolidate the departmental reports and presentations e.g. Annual reports, weekly Management reports;
  • Prepare presentations on behalf of the HOD and Organize and schedule Departmental meetings;
  • Coordinate the Department’s transport & travel I.e. issue taxi vouchers, hotel accommodation and manage departmental fleet;
  • Managing departmental pool cars ensuring availability and proper usage;
  • Manage servicing of vehicles and repairs, and coordinate with Finance on fuel usage, licences, insurance, TLC and inspection;
  • Coordinate events/projects e.g. Teambuilding, etc by providing administrative support;
  • People management –manage all staff assigned (selection/growth, performance management/development);
  • Coordinate and monitor new staff induction program in liaison with HR ;
  • Raise Purchase Requisitions (Opex and Capex) as requested and ensure they’re posted in correct accounts;
  • Follow-up with Finance and ensure the corresponding PO is received and delivered to the supplier;
  • Ensure accurate and updated leave records for the department;
  • Manage the contractor timesheet records;
  • Review monthly cost centre reports and analyze variance between budgets and actuals and making recommendations to the management on resolving the variance;
  • Making stationary request and ensuring that the Office has sufficient stationary stock levels at all times;
  • Accurately monitor Office stationary expenditure against budget and red flag over expenditure to the HOD.

The ideal candidate should possess the following skills & competencies:

  • Degree in secretarial or a Diploma in Secretarial/Office Administration;
  • C.P.A qualification is desirable;
  • At least 2-3 yrs experience as a Personal Assistant to a Head of Department in a blue chip company preferably in an Engineering/Construction environment;
  • Excellent knowledge and hands on working experience in operating Microsoft Office suite- Ms Word, Ms Excel & Ms Outlook is a must. Knowledge of Oracle financial is essential;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Numerical and analytical skills;
  • Project management experience will be an added advantage;
  • Patient and a positive attitude towards customers ( Internal and external);
  • Personable and presentable with impeccable grooming & etiquette;
  • Must be proactive with ability to take pre-emptive measures to contain a situation;
  • Good telephone handling skills;
  • Team player;
  • Fluency in both oral and written English and Kiswahili.

If you feel that you are up to the challenge and posses the necessary qualification and experience please send your resume and application letter indicating your experience and why you are the most suitable candidate for the role clearly quoting the job title to the address below. 


The deadline for application is Thursday 25th April, 2013.

The HOD – Talent and Resourcing
Safaricom Ltd
Nairobi
 

Via E-mail to hr@safaricom.co.ke
Safaricom Limited is the leading mobile telecommunications company in Kenya. 


We are at the forefront of the industry and always seek to attract and retain talented, creative and innovative team players who are excited by the opportunity of pushing the frontiers of this evolving technology, growing our services, exciting our customers and contributing to our community. 


At Safaricom, we take pride in our talent and develop them to realize their maximum potential!


Departmental Administrator

Ref:
TECHOLOGY-NE-DA-APR-2013
 

Reporting to the HOD Network Engineering, the position holder will provide departmental support to the Head of Department, Network Engineering and the general Administration support to the department.

The job holder’s key responsibilities will be to:

  • Responding to enquiries, correspondence both telephone and written directed to the HOD office;
  • Book/schedule all meetings for the HOD in liaison with concerned parties. Follow up on all meetings the HOD is scheduled to attend to confirm time & logistics ;
  • Organizing & coordinating all logistics for the HOD meetings (Both internal & external);
  • Prepare and consolidate the departmental reports and presentations e.g. Annual reports, weekly Management reports;
  • Prepare presentations on behalf of the HOD and Organize and schedule Departmental meetings;
  • Coordinate the Department’s transport & travel I.e. issue taxi vouchers, hotel accommodation and manage departmental fleet;
  • Managing departmental pool cars ensuring availability and proper usage;
  • Manage servicing of vehicles and repairs, and coordinate with Finance on fuel usage, licences, insurance, TLC and inspection;
  • Coordinate events/projects e.g. Teambuilding, etc by providing administrative support;
  • People management –manage all staff assigned (selection/growth, performance management/development);
  • Coordinate and monitor new staff induction program in liaison with HR ;
  • Raise Purchase Requisitions (Opex and Capex) as requested and ensure they’re posted in correct accounts;
  • Follow-up with Finance and ensure the corresponding PO is received and delivered to the supplier;
  • Ensure accurate and updated leave records for the department;
  • Manage the contractor timesheet records;
  • Review monthly cost centre reports and analyze variance between budgets and actuals and making recommendations to the management on resolving the variance;
  • Making stationary request and ensuring that the Office has sufficient stationary stock levels at all times;
  • Accurately monitor Office stationary expenditure against budget and red flag over expenditure to the HOD.

The ideal candidate should possess the following skills & competencies:

  • Degree in secretarial or a Diploma in Secretarial/Office Administration;
  • C.P.A qualification is desirable;
  • At least 2-3 yrs experience as a Personal Assistant to a Head of Department in a blue chip company preferably in an Engineering/Construction environment;
  • Excellent knowledge and hands on working experience in operating Microsoft Office suite- Ms Word, Ms Excel & Ms Outlook is a must. Knowledge of Oracle financial is essential;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Numerical and analytical skills;
  • Project management experience will be an added advantage;
  • Patient and a positive attitude towards customers ( Internal and external);
  • Personable and presentable with impeccable grooming & etiquette;
  • Must be proactive with ability to take pre-emptive measures to contain a situation;
  • Good telephone handling skills;
  • Team player;
  • Fluency in both oral and written English and Kiswahili.

If you feel that you are up to the challenge and posses the necessary qualification and experience please send your resume and application letter indicating your experience and why you are the most suitable candidate for the role clearly quoting the job title to the address below. 


The deadline for application is Thursday 25th April, 2013.

The HOD – Talent and Resourcing
Safaricom Ltd
Nairobi
 

Via E-mail to hr@safaricom.co.ke
Safaricom Limited is the leading mobile telecommunications company in Kenya. 


We are at the forefront of the industry and always seek to attract and retain talented, creative and innovative team players who are excited by the opportunity of pushing the frontiers of this evolving technology, growing our services, exciting our customers and contributing to our community. 


At Safaricom, we take pride in our talent and develop them to realize their maximum potential!



Senior Business Systems Planning Developer (Business Intelligence)

Ref: TECHNOLOGY_SBSPD__APR _2013
 

Reporting to the Senior Manager Business Systems Planning, the role holder will be in charge of Development and 3rd line support of Safaricom Management Information Systems (Data Ware-house and Business intelligence (BI)) and all reporting and analytics systems. 


This will include, but not limited to, Churn management tools, Fraud management and Revenue assurance systems, Data Mining Systems, Campaign Management Systems and Dealer Incentive Management systems; Work with other departments within the company to identify requirements and develop solutions (database design, workflows, user/data interfaces) ;Configure and/or customize BI and analytics systems to meet business requirements using various database and software tools; Assist in presentations of system functionality to new users and departments ;Enhance and create user and system documentation as needed.

The job holder’s key responsibilities will be to:

Testing, Troubleshooting and 3rd line Support

  • Create test plans, test data sets and perform automated testing to ensure all components of the developed systems meet specifications;
  • Work directly with the IT support personnel and teams to resolve issues identified and escalated during daily operations;
  • Perform root cause analysis for recurring incidents;
  • Formalize test plans and implement troubleshooting procedures;
  • Upgrading products and applying patches as necessary;
  • Maintaining and modifying reports/queries on an as-needed basis ;
  • Managing and supporting the security implementation ;
  • Scheduling batch jobs with the IT operations staff;
  • Troubleshooting database connectivity issues;
  • Providing assistance to other technical areas as required;
  • Maintaining, coordinating back up and restoring the ETL and Reports repositories and other Systems binaries and source codes.

Systems analysis

  • Conduct business user requirements analysis and specification;
  • Specify computer system requirements for the solution of complex business problems and formulates designs for their solutions;
  • Perform the necessary technical design and development functionality to ensure that business application systems can be effectively developed and implemented;
  • Interact with clients to gather and refine requirements.

Software Design and Programming

  • Design and development of front-end tier(s), middle tier(s), and /or back-end database tier(s) for business applications. Capturing of business applications information needs and mapping of the same to the software and /or database components;
  • Performs data modeling to analyze and specify data structures within an application system;
  • Coding of all ETL and analytics processes used within the BI systems;
  • Perform the necessary technical design and development functionality to ensure that reporting needs can be effectively developed and implemented.

Research and Development

  • Research and provide input on design approach, performance and base functionality improvements for various procedures and applications;
  • Generation of ideas to improve efficiency in software and application services offered to the business, and/or generate revenue for business;
  • Participation and membership in various technical fora for the purpose of increasing the collective knowledge base of the team.

Minimum Requirements

  • Degree in Computer Science, Statistics or technical related field;
  • Oracle Certified Developer;
  • Certification in RDBMS;
  • 3 years development experience with development tools e.g. Java ;
  • 3 years development experience with low level programming C++, C.;
  • 3 years’ experience RDMS preferably Oracle, MS SQL Server;
  • 3 years’ experience in data warehousing, business analysis, knowledge in Business Systems modeling and data retrieval;
  • 4GL for programming - Visual Basic/Oracle Application builder;
  • SAS/SPSS Data Mining experience will be an added advantage;
  • Systems Analysis and Solutions Architecting;
  • Programming and Systems Development;
  • SQL & Oracle database management ;
  • Data Quality & Cleansing experience;
  • Advanced Unix scripting and user skills;
  • Experience in processes and procedures management;
  • Communication, interpersonal skills and attention to details.

If you feel that you are up to the challenge and possess the necessary qualification and experience please send your resume and application letter indicating your experience and why you are the most suitable candidate for the role clearly quoting the job title to the address below. 


The deadline for application is Friday 26th April, 2013.

The HOD – Talent and Resourcing
Safaricom Ltd
Nairobi
 

Via E-mail to hr@safaricom.co.ke
Safaricom Limited is the leading mobile telecommunications company in Kenya. 


We are at the forefront of the industry and always seek to attract and retain talented, creative and innovative team players who are excited by the opportunity of pushing the frontiers of this evolving technology, growing our services, exciting our customers and contributing to our community. 


At Safaricom, we take pride in our talent and develop them to realize their maximum potential!



Business Systems Planning Developer (Business Intelligence)

Ref: TECHNOLOGY_BSPD__APR _2013
 

Reporting to the Senior Manager Business Systems Planning, the role holder will be in charge of Development and 3rd line support of Safaricom Management Information Systems (Data Ware-house and Business intelligence (BI)) and all reporting and analytics systems. 


This will include, but not limited to, Churn management tools, Fraud management and Revenue assurance systems, Data Mining Systems, Campaign Management Systems and Dealer Incentive Management systems; Work with other departments within the company to identify requirements and develop solutions (database design, workflows, user/data interfaces) ;Configure and/or customize BI and analytics systems to meet business requirements using various database and software tools; Assist in presentations of system functionality to new users and departments ;Enhance and create user and system documentation as needed.

The job holder’s key responsibilities will be to:


Testing, Troubleshooting and 3rd line Support

  • Create test plans, test data sets and perform automated testing to ensure all components of the developed systems meet specifications;
  • Work directly with the IT support personnel and teams to resolve issues identified and escalated during daily operations;
  • Perform root cause analysis for recurring incidents;
  • Formalize test plans and implement troubleshooting procedures;
  • Upgrading products and applying patches as necessary;
  • Maintaining and modifying reports/queries on an as-needed basis ;
  • Managing and supporting the security implementation ;
  • Scheduling batch jobs with the IT operations staff;
  • Troubleshooting database connectivity issues;
  • Providing assistance to other technical areas as required;
  • Maintaining, coordinating back up and restoring the ETL and Reports repositories and other Systems binaries and source codes.

Systems analysis

  • Conduct business user requirements analysis and specification;
  • Specify computer system requirements for the solution of complex business problems and formulates designs for their solutions;
  • Perform the necessary technical design and development functionality to ensure that business application systems can be effectively developed and implemented;
  • Interact with clients to gather and refine requirements.

Software Design and Programming

  • Design and development of front-end tier(s), middle tier(s), and /or back-end database tier(s) for business applications. Capturing of business applications information needs and mapping of the same to the software and /or database components;
  • Performs data modeling to analyze and specify data structures within an application system;
  • Coding of all ETL and analytics processes used within the BI systems;
  • Perform the necessary technical design and development functionality to ensure that reporting needs can be effectively developed and implemented.

Research and Development

  • Research and provide input on design approach, performance and base functionality improvements for various procedures and applications;
  • Generation of ideas to improve efficiency in software and application services offered to the business, and/or generate revenue for business;
  • Participation and membership in various technical fora for the purpose of increasing the collective knowledge base of the team.

Minimum Requirements

  • Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics or technical related field;
  • 2 years of experience working with development tools e.g. Java;
  • 1 year of experience working with low level programming C++, C;
  • 2 years of experience with RDMS preferably Oracle, MS SQL Server;
  • 2 years of experience in PL SQL ( or some other RDBMS scripting);
  • 4GL for programming - Visual Basic/Oracle Application builder will be an added advantage;
  • Basic Unix/Linux commands knowledge;
  • Experience in data warehousing, business analysis, knowledge in Business Systems modeling and data retrieval will be an added advantage;
  • SAS/SPSS Data Mining experience will be an added advantage;
  • Data Quality & Cleansing experience;
  • Experience in processes and procedures management.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail

If you feel that you are up to the challenge and posses the necessary qualification and experience please send your resume and application letter indicating your experience and why you are the most suitable candidate for the role clearly quoting the job title to the address below. 


The deadline for application is Friday 26th April, 2013.

The HOD – Talent and Resourcing
Safaricom Ltd
Nairobi
 

Via E-mail to hr@safaricom.co.ke

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