Schindler Kenya Ltd
 
Job Title: Technician, Field Operations

Inspirations Management Consultants is seeking to recruit a highly motivated and professional individual for the position of Technician for one of its clients, Schindler Ltd - a leading global provider of elevators, escalators and related services.
 
Schindler Group produces, installs, maintains and modernizes elevators and escalators in many types of buildings including residential, commercial and high-rise buildings. 
The company is a global leader and is present in more than 140 countries.
 
The individual will be tasked with assembling, installation, repairing, or maintaining and servicing of elevators and escalators, according to the set quality standards, in a cost effective manner and within set guidelines and timelines.

Key Responsibilities
  • Installation of lifts as outlined in installation manuals, software and any documented requirements as per the customer’s specification;
  • Inspection of wiring connections, control panel hookups, door installations, and alignments and clearances of cars and hoist ways to ensure that equipment operate properly;
  • Test newly installed equipment to ensure that it meets specifications;
  • Ensure that safety regulations and building codes are met, and complete service reports verifying conformance to standards;
  • Disassemble defective units, and repair or replace parts;
  • Provide scheduled routine service to clients’ lifts and escalators in accordance with procedures outlined in the SABC and manufacturers’ procedure manuals;
  • Identifying opportunity through repair sales;
  • Providing certificates on work done on the job requisitions;
  • Ensuring that the Schindler brand is noticed by promoting safety, quality and good customer care when on  site;
  • Report writing on the scheduled servicing or installations done.
Skills, Experience and Qualifications
  • Higher Diploma in Electrical/ Mechanical Engineering
  • 5 years experience in handling installation, servicing and repair of escalators and elevators of various models.
  • Ability to interpret technical manuals and installation drawings both mechanical and electrical
  • Proven project management skills
  • Ability to work under strict deadlines with minimal or no supervision.
Send your application, CV and copies of Academic certificates, quoting the job title, to:
 
P.O Box 16997 – 00100 
Nairobi
 
Or e-mail to: info@inspirationsconsult.com/inspirationsconsult@gmail.com by 7th June 2013
Consolidated Bank

Tender Notice

Consultant / Audit Firm to Carry out the Audit Assurance of the Ongoing Core Banking System Project
 
Tender No. CBKL/AUD/01/13
 
Tenders are invited for the Provision of Project Audit Assurance of the ongoing Core Banking System project in the Bank by any qualified consultant/audit firm.

A complete set of tender documents may be obtained from Consolidated Bank House, 6th Floor by interested candidates upon payment of a non-refundable fee of Kshs. 5,000 deposited to any Consolidated Bank Branch A/C No: 01T0000315200. 
Tenders must be accompanied by a security in the form and amount specified in the tender document.

Completed tender documents in plain sealed envelopes clearly marked “CBKL/ AUD/01/13” and addressed to:
 
Chairman, Tender Committee
Consolidated Bank of Kenya Limited
Consolidated Bank House, 6th Floor, 23 Koinange Street
P.O. Box 51133 - 00200
Nairobi, Kenya
 
should be deposited in the Tender Box at the Reception, Consolidated Bank House – 6th Floor, Koinange Street on or before 29th May 2013, Wednesday at 12 noon. 
The tender documents shall be opened immediately in the presence of the candidates or their representatives who choose to attend.
 
Prices quoted shall be in Kenya Shillings, must be net inclusive of all taxes and should remain valid for at least one hundred and twenty (120) days after the deadline of submission of the tenders.
 
The Bank reserves the right to accept or reject any tender, in whole or in part and does not bind itself to accept the lowest bid or give reasons thereto. 
Any canvassing or giving of false information will lead to automatic disqualification.
Republic of Kenya
 
Elgeyo / Marakwet County
 
Vacancies
 
Pursuant to County Government Act 2012 article 45.
The office of the Governor invites applications for the Positions of
 
Chief Officers
9 Positions
Salary Scale Ksh 120,270 per month.
 
Departments
 
1. Agriculture, Livestock, Co-operative Development and Fisheries.
 
2. Health Services
 
3. Finance and Economic Planning
 
4. Education
 
5. Youth Affairs, Sports, Culture and Social Services.
 
6. Water, Environment and Natural Resources
 
7. Public Works, Roads and Transport.
 
8. Tourism, Wildlife, Information and Communication
 
9. Trade Development, Energy and Industry.
 
Requirements
 
(a) Be a Kenyan citizen.
 
(b) Be a holder of at least a first degree from a university recognised in Kenya.
 
(c) Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution and have
 
(d) Knowledge, Experience and a distinguished career of not less than 10 years in specific area.
 
(e) Be a professional who demonstrate absence of breach of the relevant Professional Code of Conduct.
 
How to Apply:
 
a) Each application should be accompanied by detailed Curriculum Vitae, Copies of relevant academic and professional Certificates, National Identity Card or Passport and Other Relevant Supporting Documents
 
b) All applications should be clearly marked application for position of chief officer and relevant department/vacancy number on the envelop and submitted in any one of the following ways:
 
Printed application should be delivered to the reception desk at the office of the Governor, SARDEP House, and Elgeyo/Marakwet County or mailed to address below.
 
Online applications should be emailed to:emcounty2013@gmail.com
 
Note: Interested candidates should get Clearance from the following and MUST submit copies of Clearance Certificate together with the application:
  • Criminal Investigation Department (Certificate of Good Conduct)
  • Higher Education Loans Board(HELB)
  • Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
The application should be submitted to the undersigned on or before 30th May 2013.
 
The secretary,
County Public Service Board
Email: emcounty2013@gmail.com
Wananchi Sacco Society Limited
 
Request for Expression of Interest
 
ICT Systems Audit Consultancy Services
 
Wananchi Sacco Society Limited had a membership of 52,400 members as at 31.12.2012. 
The Sacco desires to engage the services of an Information Communication Technology (ICT) consulting firm. 
The Sacco requires to conduct a review of its systems and processes in order to succeed in achieving it’s strategic plan.
 
The envisaged scope of works entails:
 
a) Review of internal systems controls and processes.
 
b) Review of ICT systems security
 
c) Assessment and review of the society’s internal ICT skills.
 
d) Recommendations according to best applications
 
Wananchi Sacco Society Limited now invites eligible consultants to indicate their interest in providing the ICT Systems Audit Consultancy Services as per the scope of works detailed above.
 
Bidders must submit the following requirements
 
a. Demonstration of the firm’s compliance with relevant statutory (business registration, tax compliance, etc) and professional (current registration / letters of good standing with relevant professional body) requirements.
 
b. A brief profile of the firm including description of the firm (Articles and Memorandum of Association, Certificate of Incorporation etc)
 
c. A description of the relevant past experience of the firm in carrying out at least three (3) similar in nature assignments in the last five (5) years. The bidder must be conversant with ICT requirements for financial service industry.
 
d. Reference letters from previous/current clients of the same or related service.
 
e. Availability of appropriate skills among staff, provide CV’s of key staff proposed for the assignment.
 
f. Declaration containing the applicant’s expression of interest and confirmation on the authenticity and accuracy of information so  provided.
 
Completed EOI documents shall be submitted (Original) in a plain sealed envelope and clearly marked on the envelopes as below: ‘’Expression of Interest: ICT SYSTEMS AUDIT CONSULTANCY SERVICES’’ and should be addressed to:
 
The chairman
Wananchi Sacco Society Limited
P. O. Box 910
Othaya
 
And deposited in the Tender Box at Wananchi Sacco Society Building at Othaya so as to be received on or before 12th June 2013 at 12.00 noon.
Documents submitted after this time will be disqualified.
 
The Expression of Interest (EOI) documents so received will be opened thereafter at 12.30 p.m on the same day in the Sacco Boardroom and the bidders or their representatives are welcome to attend.

Wananchi Sacco Society Limited reserves the right to accept or reject any Expression of Interest and does not bind itself to give any reasons for such decision(s)
 
Edward Kinyungu
Chief Executive Officer
Position: Finance Officer

Location:
Nairobi, Kenya

About RI: Relief International (RI) is an international relief and development agency with cross-sectoral programmes bridging relief and development

Duration: 12 months

Reports to: Regional Finance Officer

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Prepare purchase requests, payment vouchers and all supporting documentation as required by RI accounting procedures
  • Prepare Requests for Funds each month through close coordination with programme and support staff
  • Prepare payroll and ensure it is effectively and accurately distributed to all staff on a monthly basis
  • Responsible for payment and reporting of PAYE and other applicable taxes to KRA to ensure compliance with Kenyan tax regulations
  • Enter financial data into QuickBooks for monthly HQ reporting and ensure submission of the RI monthly finance report per RI policy
  • Ensure all backup documentation is properly organized and filed for complete transparency and audit purposes
  • Facilitate external and internal audit, preparing required documentation and following up on all queries as necessary
  • Responsibility for cash management of Nairobi office, including handling cash, the office safe and maintaining a petty cash register (after successful completion of probation period)
  • Act as signatory on all RI Kenya bank accounts and maintain good working relationship with the bank (after successful completion of probation period)
  • Coordinate and maintain cash forecasting system to ensure that adequate funds are available to meet monthly working requirements
  • Perform preliminary reviews on donor reports and BVAs prepared by Field Finance teams
  • Assist with training and capacity-building of Finance team-members in the region
  • Take the lead in budget preparation and monitoring for the Nairobi office; preparing RFFs when additional funding is required
  • Assist Regional Finance Officer in ensuring that the Regional office is compliant with RI field accounting and procurement policies and procedures, donor agreements and audit requirements
  • Prepare specific budgets and expenditure forecasts as and when required by supervisor
  • Provide support on finance issues to East African countries as and when required and assigned by supervisor
  • Any other tasks as assigned by supervisor
Qualifications and Experience

This position requires a dynamic individual with a demonstrated ability to achieve results in a demanding and fast-paced environment.
  • Bachelors degree in Accountancy, Business Administration, Bachelor of Commerce or equivalent
  • Full- or Part-qualified Chartered Accountant or CPA equivalent highly desirable
  • At least 3 years’ experience as a Finance Officer, Accountant or Administrator
  • International NGO experience preferred
  • Experience of QuickBooks accounting package
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • High level of computer literacy including, but not limited to proficiency with MS Excel & MS Word
Application Procedure

To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume, salary history, 3 professional supervisory references (whom we may contact after interview) with your date of availability to hrkenya@ri.org. 
Incomplete applications will not be considered.  
The email subject line must include the following: Finance Officer Nairobi.
African company that is a global leader in textiles specializing in branded promotional apparel and materials of all types is seeking to hire highly motivated, ambitious and self driven candidate to fill the position of:
 
Inventory Officer
 
Job Summary:
 
The inventory officer is responsible for the day to day operations of the stores department

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Issuance of products to various concerned personnel as requisition
  • Co-coordinating and advising on stock movement by ensuring there are accurate and up to date stocks
  • Carrying out monthly/ weekly stock takes and giving reports on the same to management.
  • Inspecting and verification of all received materials to ensure that they meet organizational standards.
  • Making requisitions and order proposals.
  • Initiate the process of stock replenishment.
  • Make recommendations to the management on matters pertaining to receiving, storage and dispatch of products.
  • Coordinate with user departments to identify stock requirements
  • Continuously monitor the stock levels to ensure optimum stock levels are maintained, while ensuring no stock outs.
  • Maintenance of accurate stock records.
Abilities, Skills and Qualifications
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Honesty, confidentiality and integrity
  • Demonstrated high level of maturity and good leadership skills
  • Ability to work within strict deadlines
  • Excellent organizational, planning and analytical skills
  • Ability to drive change
  • IT skills
Educational Qualifications
  • Diploma in supplies and procurement / Bachelors Degree in purchasing and supplies
  • Member of professional body
Required Experience
  • Should have two years experience
Interested candidates should forward, their CV’s to Mmburu@ultrakenya.net by 10th May, 2013 stating their current and expected remuneration, day time telephone contact and addresses of three referees. 
Candidates should indicate clearly on the subject line what position they are applying for.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
Clinic Nurse / Midwife
Background
 
Jacaranda Health is a social venture that aims to set a new standard for maternity care in East Africa. 
We are combining business and clinical innovations to provide affordable maternity and reproductive health services to low-income urban women. 
We have launched our first clinics in Nairobi this year, and plan to expand within Nairobi and to other locations in the region. .

Job Summary
 
In 2011 we launched mobile clinic services providing antenatal care at community sites around northeastern Nairobi, and earlier this year we opened our first maternity on the Eastern bypass just before Ruiru town.  
Today, we are seeking several nurses/midwives to work in our current facilities as well as others we will open in the near future.

We seek nurses with good experience in maternal and child health and a strong commitment to providing friendly and respectful care to all women. 
Along with their clinical duties, the nurses will have the opportunity to work with new technologies and quality improvement techniques, and work with clinicians and advisors at the forefront of maternal health. 
It is an excellent opportunity to learn new clinical skills, and to receive mentorship in a clinical setting and CME.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provide comprehensive antenatal care, postnatal care, and family planning for mothers and mothers-to-be in Jacaranda’s maternity and/or mobile clinic
  • Provide friendly, helpful service, advice, guidance, and education to all patients
  • Maintain patient data using our electronic medical records systems
  • Provide comprehensive PMTCT services and counseling and referrals for HIV
  • Work closely with the Jacaranda Health management team and teammates to identify and implement opportunities to improve clinical quality and clinic operations
  • Diagnose, treat, and refer as appropriate antenatal, labour and postnatal complications
  • Conduct normal deliveries and assess any complications that may require referral 
  • Advise mothers on issues accordingly.
Desired Qualifications
 
The desired candidate should possess the following:
  • Certificate in nursing from a recognized institution. A Diploma or Degree in nursing is an added advantage.
  • Registered with the Nursing Council of Kenya.
  • At least 2 years of clinical experience working in a busy maternity, including experience handling complications during normal delivery.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and empathy; equally comfortable providing one-on-one counseling and presenting birth-preparedness education to groups.
  • A commitment to providing world-class care, and the curiosity and commitment to excellence needed for continuous quality improvement.
  • Excellent analytical reasoning skills and meticulous attention to detail.
  • Computer literacy, with proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to work effectively with a team in a culturally diverse environment.
  • A good understanding of community dynamics. Knowledge and familiarity with low-income urban areas of Nairobi will be an added advantage.
  • Training and experience in any of the following areas is an added advantage. (not all are required):
  1. Managing labour and delivery
  2. Antenatal care
  3. Postnatal care
  4. PMTCT (including NASCOP certified training and recent updates)
  5. Family planning
  6. Post-abortion care
  7. Basic life support (BLS)
  8. Advanced cardiac life support (ACLS)
  9. Advanced life support in obstetrics (ALSO)
  10. Ultrasound
  11. Neonatal resuscitation
  12. Cervical cancer screening (VIA/Cryotherapy)
  13. Nurse anaesthetist
  14. Counselor (for domestic violence, post-abortion care, or other areas)
Additional Comments

Note:
If you sent your application for the same position in our recent advertisements, please do not re-apply since we still have your application details in our records.

Interested candidates may apply by:
 
1. First, complete the online form available by clicking here Jacaranda Health Nurse/Midwife application form - May 2013 or by pasting this link into your web browser: http://goo.gl/1BGah
 
2. After completing the application, please also submit your CV and a cover letter to jobs@jacarandahealth.org.

Only applicants that have completed the online form as well as submitted their well named CV by June 15, 2013 will be considered. 
No calls please. 
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Vacancy: Science Coordinator - AWARD

About our organization


The World Agroforestry Centre is an independent research institution which generates science-based knowledge about the complex role trees play in agricultural landscapes and rural livelihoods. 
The Centre’s headquarters are located in Nairobi, which also hosts the African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) project of the CGIAR Gender and Diversity Program.

AWARD is a pioneering project to boost the talent pool of African women in the agricultural sciences. 
AWARD delivers career development fellowships to hundreds of women in agricultural institutions throughout sub-Saharan Africa.  
The project covers 11 countries: Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.

Main Purpose of the Job

AWARD requires expertise to provide strategic, tactical and operational support to the AWARD Director in relation to four critical issues:

1. Coordination of AWARD’s science cornerstone, including smooth implementation of the advanced science training (especially regarding research attachments) and training in science skills (research proposal and science writing as well as presentation skills) regarding content of such courses and development of appropriate training material including gender-responsiveness of agricultural research)
 
2. Design and implementation of a specific training course on gender-responsiveness in agricultural research for development focused on collection and interpretation of gender disaggregated data, preferably in partnership with renowned capacity building institutions and preferably to be delivered by African trainers to be trained on this subject
 
3. Support towards monitoring and evaluation and reporting of the science cornerstone activities in AWARD II
 
4. Representation of AWARD in science / research related forums with a view of building and strengthening AWARD’s partnerships with relevant sub-regional, Africa-wide, and international stakeholders in ARD with a view to support sustainability of the AWARD approach.

AWARD’s science cornerstone is critical for the program’s success, particularly in the areas of gender-responsiveness in ARD and planning and implementation of competitive research attachments and other advanced science training, but also regarding a strategy for sustainability and forward planning. 
Consequently, the AWARD Team requires support in designing and coordination of implementation of these activities including selection of partners and trainer and handling host institution selection and follow-up, planning and implementation of science skills courses, and reflection / forward planning exercises.

Having regard to the current team composition in the science cornerstone (the science coordinator is supported by a science cornerstone officer) this role requires a full-time regionally recruited position.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the leadership of the AWARD Director, the AWARD Science Coordinator will:
  • lead AWARD’s science cornerstone, in particular regarding competitive advanced science training of fellows and content of AWARD’s science skills courses
  • supervise and guide the AWARD Science Cornerstone Officer and Science Cornerstone Assistant in smooth implementation of all activities of AWARD’s science cornerstone
  • supervise and guide the AWARD Science Cornerstone Officer and Science Cornerstone Assistant in monitoring and evaluation of all science cornerstone activities
  • ensure timely and accurate reporting of all science cornerstone activities as per requirements/grants
  • support the Director in the development of material and trainers to deliver a course on gender responsiveness of agricultural research assist the AWARD team in developing a sustainability strategy with key African partners
Qualifications and Experience
  • PhD in a field of science relevant to sub-Saharan African agriculture
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in the development and management of research and development (R&D) projects in Africa
  • Proven experience in developing skills and careers of scientists
  • Proven experience in M&E of science capacity building and science projects/programs
  • Widely networked and well regarded within the sub-Saharan African science system: universities, national agricultural research systems, research networks, etc
  • Experience in gender responsiveness in ARD as well as inclusiveness of work places
  • Good written and spoken English. Good written and oral communication skills in French are highly desirable
Terms of offer

We offer a collegial, diverse and gender-sensitive working environment, and we strongly encourage applications from qualified women. 
This position is on regional terms and will be for an initial period of three (3) years, renewable subject to nine (9) months’ probation period, assessment of performance, continued relevance of the position and availability of resources.

How to apply

Go to http://worldagroforestry.org/working-for-icraf/vacancies

Applications will be considered until 07 June 2013. 
Please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

We invite you to learn more about AWARD and by accessing our web site: www.award.cgiar.org or www.worldagroforestry.org
Vacancy: Genetic Resources Unit Manager

About our organization


The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is an independent research institution which generates science-based knowledge about the diverse roles that trees play in agricultural landscapes, and to use its research to advance policies and practices, and their implementation that benefit the poor and the environment. 
ICRAF is guided by the broad development challenges pursued by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). 
These include poverty alleviation that entails enhanced food security and health, improved productivity with lower environmental and social costs, and resilience in the face of climate change and other external shocks.

The Centre’s headquarters are located in Nairobi, Kenya, with eight regional and sub-regional offices located in China, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Peru and Cameroon.
ICRAF conducts research in 28 other countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Main purpose of the job

The main purpose of the position will be to oversee the management of ICRAF’s Agroforestry Genetic Resources.

Specific responsibilities
  • Managing conservation and documentation of the Agroforestry tree collection in the seed genebanks and field genebanks to international standards.
  • Coordinating and managing viability and germplasm health monitoring.
  • Managing distribution of seeds from all ICRAF collections in accordance with provisions under the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) and country specific policies as relevant.
  • Planning and managing genetic resources characterization activities.
  • Organizing and managing activities and resources in the genebank and molecular laboratories.
  • Stratification of the collection to ensure the most efficient management whilst maintaining standards of quality and safety.
  • Liaising with genetic resources staff from national partner institutes in all regions where ICRAF operates to facilitate collection,conservation and use of  Agroforestry tree collection.
  • Developing proposals with colleagues, fund raising and monitoring progress against donor funded projects.
  • Developing and supervising research to promote the use of improved germplasm of exotic and indigenous tree species while avoiding problems associated with invasive species.
  • Supervising, overseeing and facilitating development of ICRAF’s GRU databases (relevant for conservation and use) specifically for agroforestry tree seed sources, high value AF tree provenances, improved materials, i.e., clones and varieties and field genebanks.
  • Contributing towards policy development with the International Treaty for Plant Genetic Resources and other relevant instruments, along with national policy frameworks.
  • Supervising research fellows linked to ICRAF Genetic Resources Unit.
  • Ensuring Genebank collaboration with other relevant CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs) and Science Domains.
Requirements
  • PhD in Agronomy, Genetic Resources, Plant Physiology or any other related subject.
  • Knowledge of statistical packages.
  • At least seven years of experience in managing genetic resources collections, laboratory management or plant health for genebanks.
  • The applicant should display an understanding of international policies guiding access and benefit sharing for plant genetic resources and a proven publication record including scientific articles.
Terms of offer

We offer a collegial, diverse and gender-sensitive working environment, and we strongly encourage applications from qualified women. 
This position is on regional terms and will be for an initial period of three (3) years, renewable subject to nine (9) months’ probation period, assessment of performance, continued relevance of the position and availability of resources.

How to apply
 
Go to http://worldagroforestry.org/working-for-icraf/vacancies

Applications will be considered until 7 June 2013 or until a suitable candidate is identified and selected. 
Please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

To learn more about our organization, please visit our website: www.worldagroforestry.org

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