Role: Logistics and Fleet Officer
 
Reports To: Procurement and Logistics Manager
 
Liaises With: All other team members.
 
Duty Station: Support Office, Nairobi.
 
Working Hours: 8.00 am – 5.p.m (Monday to Friday).

Type of Contract: Permanent although subject to confirmation after 3 months probation period.
 
Salary: KShs. 80,000– 100,000 Gross

Job Objective:

The Fleet and Logistics Officer will be responsible for Marie Stopes Kenya’s fleet of motor vehicles and motor cycles in a manner that will ensure efficiency, service quality and availability.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Plan and provide transport services for program activities in line with the stipulated transport request procedures
  • Liaise with MSK appointed garages for the repair and maintenance of vehicles.
  • Supervise drivers day to day across the program
  • Monitor vehicle usage through the global positioning system.
  • Fleet reporting to the line manager and the relevant directors.
  • Maintain a file on each MSK’s vehicle or equipment with the relevant specifications e.g. maintenance dates, insurances, plate number, fuel consumption etc
  • Maintain log books system for all MSK’s vehicles and ensure each trip is registered accordingly.
  • Monitor use of fuel.
  • Brief the drivers on the security and safety on the road.
  • Organize periodical update, training and assessment of all MSK’s drivers.
  • Ensuring that all the fleet in the organisation has all the regulatory requirements e.g. insurance, fire extinguishers e.t.c.
  • Ensure the efficient running control and repair of other relevant assets e.g. the generators.
  • Air ticket booking and organizing transfers to and from the airport.
Required Skills:
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Team building skills
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy
  • Effective organizational skills
  • Effective communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Excellent report writing skills.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelors Degree in the related field.
  • Diploma in mechanical engineering or equivalent
  • A minimum of 3 years in fleet management.
  • Proven record of using fleet tracking system.
  • Must be a competent driver.
Applications quoting the position title with detailed CVs with contact details of 3 referees (2 of which should be immediate and former supervisors) should be submitted to:
 
People and Development Dept
pd@mariestopes.or.ke
Marie Stopes Kenya
 
On or before 5th June, 2013

NB: Please clearly indicate on the subject as ‘Logistics and Fleet Officer’

Marie Stopes Kenya is an equal opportunity Employer
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
 
Kenya Country Office

Education Specialist (Early Childhood Development & Education) - NOC 
 
Temporary Appointment

Date of Issue: 20 May 2013

Closing Date: 02 June 2013

Applications are hereby invited from suitably-qualified candidates who are Kenyan Nationals to fill the above position on Temporary Appointment in the Education Section of UNICEF Kenya Country Office.

Purpose of Post:
 
Under the overall guidance of the Chief of Education and Young People (EYP) Section, and working with the Education Specialists, the incumbent will be particularly responsible for:

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Technically facilitate the Ministry of Education (MOE) to develop and implement an Early Childhood Development Education (ECDE) strategy to guide the national and county level ECDE policy framework and implementation in Kenya, including a review of national and cross-sectoral policies related to ECDE, the County EDCE guidelines, and international interventions and policy frameworks on ECDE.
  • Develop an ECDE knowledge base and a study on public finance related to ECDE at county level.
  • Undertake national-level advocacy and engagement with policy makers for ECDE teacher recruitment, in line with the new constitution as well as the MOE prioritization and implementation of ECDE activities.
  • Support the national Technical Working Groups for implementation of the ECDE policy and action plan including ECDE expenditure tracking and budget monitoring at MoE.
  • Provide technical and coordination support to the Ministry counterparts and partners in mainstreaming the Kenya School Readiness Assessment Tool (KSRAT) and the ECD guidelines for County Governments. 
  • Coordinate with KCO Field Offices (Kisumu, Turkana) and provide technical and budget management support to the ECDE programmes funded by the Conrad Hilton Foundation and the UN Human Security Trust Fund.
  • Support the Kenya Institute of Education (KIE) to finalize and launch the ECDE transition manual to be used by tutors in primary teacher training college.
  • Undertake results monitoring of ECDE activities and hold responsible for proposal development and reporting for ECDE (i.e. donor reports, section updates, briefing note, concept notes, proposals etc) in line with ECDE-related PCR/IR of the EYP Section.
Required Qualifications: 
Advanced university degree in one or more of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Education; Primary Education, or a Social Sciences fields relevant to international development assistance.*

*A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Competencies:
  • Communication
  • Drive for  Results
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts
  • Relating and Networking
  • Applying Technical Expertise
  • Working with People
  • Leading and Supervising 
Experience: Five (5) years of relevant work experience at national and international levels in field programmes relevant to Education programmes. Experience working in the UN or other international development organization an asset. Experience in national level development assistance is an asset.

Language(s): Fluency in English and another UN working language required.  Knowledge of Kiswahili would be an asset.

Interested and suitable candidates should ensure that they forward their applications along with their curricula vitae and UN Personal History Form (P-11).  (Internal candidates should attach copies of their last two Performance Evaluation Reports), to:

The Human Resources Manager
UNICEF Kenya Country Office
Email address: kenyahrvacancies@unicef.org

Please indicate Reference No. “KCO/EDU/2013-010”in the email subject.

“Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply”
 
Zero tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse
 
UNICEF is a smoke-free environment
Operations Manager

Position Overview
 
We are an ICT company that prides itself in delivery of cost-effective future proof solutions, backed by exemplary customer service. 
The Operations Manager serves as a middle member of the management Team, providing leadership in developing management strategies and systems for achievement of all operations objectives. 
The Manager oversees the business operations to ensure all project objectives and deliverables are achieved on time and on budget.
 
We endeavor to build and maintain a motivated, capable workforce who are proud to work for our clients and able to deliver our commercial strategy.
 
Job Responsibilities
 
Being the Operations Manager, you are Directly Responsible for:
 
1. Project Planning & Management
  • Project planning: develop specific timelines for projects to deliver an accurate budget.
  • Creating and executing project work plans and revising them as appropriate to meet changing software needs and requirements.
  • Identifying resources needed and assigning individual responsibilities to self and project team towards achievement of objectives.
  • Managing day-to-day operational aspects of projects, scope of work and coordinating project reporting.
  • Reviewing deliverables prepared by team, conduct quality control and analysis before passing to client.
  • Documenting all project workflows and deliverables for easier follow up, coordination, maintenance and support.
  • Documenting viable projects and writing project proposals, presentations and project requirements documents.
  • Designing, developing and implementing sound programmatic solutions to clients with no supervision.
  • Engaging in deliberations with other organization and stakeholders, make presentations, pitch solutions to the relevant parties and close sales / partnership agreements for new businesses and joint ventures for the viable solutions.
  • Confer with supervisory personnel, owners, contractors, and design professionals to discuss and resolve matters such as work procedures, complaints, and installation problems.
  • Resolves and /or escalates issues in a timely fashion.
  • Understands how to communicate difficult/sensitive information tactfully. 
  • Effectively apply company methodology and enforce project standards.
  • Prepares for engagement reviews and quality assurance procedures.
  • Identify and minimizes exposure and risk on project.
  • Ensures project documents are complete, updated, and stored appropriately.
  • Tracks and reports team hours and expenses on a weekly basis.
  • Manages project budget.
  • Ensure customer documents i.e. completion certificates, job card, delivery notes are all issued & signed by project completion.
2.  IT Products/Services Management
  • Provide network access to all staff
  • Make recommendations to management on the purchase of technology resources
  • Monitor security of all technology in use
  • Ensure that the computers, FingertTec Scanners, Cameras and their softwares are at all times well configured and in good working condition.
  • Assistance in project implementation and system deployment
  • Technical support to end-users
  • Liaison with vendors and services providers
  • Engage in practical research and initiate ideas that promote system availability & performance
  • To maintain the LAN and systems in “state of the art” condition
  • To monitor the state of the network and general network throughput
  • To take ownership and responsibility of all technical, planning, operational and security issues concerning the LAN and systems
  • Maintenance of servers, workstations, network cabling and network hardware
  • To assess the quality and reliability of existing hardware, software, operating systems and network components that comprise the LAN, and make recommendations for upgrade or replacement where necessary on routine basis
  • To conduct and verify the validity of daily backups of the server.
  • To ensure that the electronic mail capabilities of the server are operational at peak performance at all times.
  • To solve technical problems through trouble shooting.(Repairs and Maintenance)
3. Team Leadership and Management
  • Contribute to short and long-term organizational planning and strategy as a member of the management team
  • Lead the IT and the customer service coordination department, managing, mentoring and motivating the team;
  • Undertake annual staff performance reviews;
  • Ensure that procedures are properly documented.
  • Ensure that time attendance and execution of duties is at optimum in the department
  • Ensure that staff leave is well managed and allocated
  • Facilitates project teams and client meetings effectively
  • Holds regular status meetings with project team
  • Effectively communicates relevant project information to management
4. Client Management
  • Manages day-to-day client interaction
  • Sets and manages client expectations
  • Develops lasting relationships with client personnel that foster client ties
  • Communicates effectively with clients to identify needs and evaluate alternative business solutions
  • Continually seeks opportunities to increase customer satisfaction and deepen Client Relationships
  • Builds a knowledge base of each client's business, organization and objectives
Organizational Alignment:
 
Reports to: Chief Operations Officer
 
Reporting to this position: Engineers, Technicians, Transport, Stores Operations, Customer Service Coordinators and Subcontractors.
 
Qualifications
 
Academic Qualifications
  • University degree in the field of Information Technology.
  • Seven (7) years direct work experience in a project management capacity, including all aspects of process development and execution.
  • Certifications in Project Management, MCSE, CCNA, CISCO, CITRIX Preferred.
  • Business Acumen highly desirable.
  • Knowledge and experience of Windows administration, Active Directory, Network Services - Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), Satellite (VSAT), Domain Name System (DNS) etc Updates Services, DTU (lease lines) is an added advantage.
  • Database and operating systems experience with project management software.
  • Demonstrated experience in personnel management.
  • Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential.
  • Experience with a multi-site network (at least 3 sites) with a minimum of 100 users is highly desirable.
  • Can conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Reacts to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently.
  • Flexible during times of change.
Work Conditions
  • You may be required to work extra hours to meet project deadlines.
  • Sitting for extended periods of time.
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and other devices and objects.
  • Physically able to participate in training sessions, presentations, and meetings.
  • Some travel may be required for the purpose of meeting with clients, stakeholders, or off-site personnel/management.
Applications should be done on email to jobs@smoothtel.com.

This positions need to be urgently filled.

Persons that do not meet minimum requirements need not apply
Procurement Officer
 
Procurement Department
Position Overview
 
We are an ICT company that prides itself in delivery of cost-effective future proof solutions, backed by exemplary customer service.  
The Procurement Officer assumes overall responsibility for managing pricing, rebates and relationships with suppliers in the best commercial interests of the business. 
We endeavor to build and maintain a motivated, capable workforce who are proud to work for the company and able to deliver our commercial strategy.
 
Job Responsibilities
 
Being the Procurement Assistant, you are Directly Accountable for;

1. Controls, policies and procedures
  • Ensure that all procurement activities are effectively managed and are in accordance with the Contract Regulations, Procurement Act and Financial Regulations
  • Review and develop the Procurement Strategy covering each of the key business areas
  • Create Awareness on the companies procurement procedures to the relevant employees dealing directly with procurement.
  • Ensure that the correct procedures are followed in respect of all major procurement activities 
  • Continually develop procurement expertise across the company to support staff development, knowledge and expertise in procurement activities
2. Supplier Relations
  • Participating in the supplier pre-qualification and selection processes. Maintaining an up to date directory of all suppliers, their contacts, a brief on their products/services and on the status of any agreements entered into.
  • Developing and maintaining strategic supplier relationships to ensure the timely and efficient delivery of goods and services
  • Participating in the negotiations of agreements and monitoring performance against SLAs (Service Level Agreements)
  • Set up a process of review for all Contracts, Supplies and Suppliers ensuring that maximum value for money benefits are achieved through supplier rationalization, developing an Approved Supplier list
  • Build and develop good relationships with key suppliers to ensure best value for money and customer satisfaction with services provided
  • Monitor trends in supplier and contract base and propose / implement plans to respond to such trends.
3. Procurement function
  • Periodically conduct dialogue, briefings and negotiation sessions on pricing/terms and conditions etc with suppliers/vendors.
  • Ensuring that requests for purchases are clearly articulated approved and recorded as per the established procedures.
  • Consulting with requesting officers to ensure that quality, quantity and type of items required meet their specific specifications.
  • Keeping requesting officers properly informed on the status and progress of all requests/orders made and dealing with any changes or clarifications as required.
  • Monitor, respond and assist with any supplier enquiries.
  • Progressively conduct supplier suitability and capability checks and advise the Director of any required changes.
  • Bring to the attention of the Director any supplier contracts up for review in good time and assist in the processes of renewal or cancellation of agreements.
4. Value for Money and Reporting
  • Set procurement savings targets each year in conjunction with the Procurement Officer and monitor delivery against targets
  • Prepare a quarterly report to the Finance Manager providing a review of procurement activities and achievements
5.  Operational
  • Ensure that prices negotiated with suppliers are set a level where company can benefit from savings
  • Ensure that, at price reviews, any increases are kept to a minimum and implemented only when fully justified ensuring that point 1 above still applies
  • Ensure that all suppliers pricing information is up to date and stored, in accordance with procedures, on the Client Relationship Management System (CRM)
  • Maintain accurate and up to date supplier agreements, trading terms and details of rebates for those suppliers within your portfolio
  • Carry out pricing audits
  • Ensure up to date hard copy price lists and product information are readily available for product management
  • Ensure that the Product Managers are kept up to date with supplier details, (prices, product range, key field and office contacts etc.)
  • Manage own correspondence and administration professionally and efficiently
6. Inter-departmental responsibilities
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with all department heads especially those responsible for the product management
  • Attend and contribute to the monthly Product Managers meetings
  • Promote effective liaison within the department to ensure that all the supplier information required for the production of marketing literature is supplied in the relevant format and to agreed deadlines. This includes but is not limited to the annual directory, newsletters, website
  • Work with suppliers and buyers to ensure that the supplier contributions to any marketing activity add real value and promotes increased customer spend.
Organizational Alignment
  • Reports to the Senior Accountant
  • Works closely with and in conjunction with the Customer Service Coordinators, Office Administrators, Product Managers and Operations Manager in ensuring adequate management of materials and material flow to support those operations.
Qualifications
 
Academic Qualifications
  • Bachelors Degree in Purchasing & Supplies
  • Minimum 5 years’ Telecommunications/ I.T. Procurement environment experience.
Skills and Knowledge Requirement
  • Materials Handling experience commensurate with duties and responsibilities of the position
  • Easy to contact and to communicate and work with
  • Exhibits a sense of urgency when necessary
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to issue and explain good instructions
  • Working knowledge of computer systems, ability to learn CRM input, retrieval and use
  • Understanding of the proper use of Work Orders, priorities and schedules
  • Ability to work in a team environment, fully supporting the goals and objectives of the sales, maintenance and operations efforts.
Applications should be done on email to jobs@smoothtel.com.

This positions need to be urgently filled.

Persons that do not meet minimum requirements need not apply
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
 
Kenya Country Office

Communication for Development Officer - NOA 
 
Temporary Appointment

Date of Issue: 20 May 2013

Closing Date:
02 June 2013

Applications are hereby invited from suitably-qualified candidates who are Kenyan Nationals to fill the above position on Temporary Appointment in the Communication for Development Section of UNICEF Kenya Country Office.

Purpose of Post:
 
Under the supervision and the general guidance of the Programme Specialist, Lodwar Field Office; and the technical guidance of the C4D Specialist Community Development and , working in close coordination with C4D section team and field office programme colleagues, the Communication for Development (C4D) Officer is accountable for providing technical support and assistance to the Field Office for the design, formulation, execution, monitoring and evaluation of a communication for behaviour and social change in support of the country programme.
 
Major Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Communication engagement strategy and plan, and implementation for behavioural change
  • Provide technical support and assistance in the development, management and facilitation of the implementation of Field Office communication engagement strategy, plan of action and activities for strategic communication and promotion for social and behavioural change in support of country programme delivery.
  • Working in close collaboration with C4D Specialist and UNICEF Lodwar field office head and colleagues, Country officials and programme Implementing Partners,  provides technical assistance in and contributes to the development, management and facilitation of  the implementation of communication policy, field office C4D strategy and plans of action aiming at general public and service providers through:
(a) Behaviour development/change at individual/household levels;
 
(b) Social mobilization of civil society organizations; and
 
(c) Increased community participation in development programmes for positive social change.
 
(d) Identification of key communication for development activities/support needs of Lodwar Field office Rolling Work Plan (RWP) and the development of the C4D component of the Field office RWP.
  • •    Proposes viable recommendations on C4D strategies, approach, plans, methods and procedures in the areas of participatory communication, social mobilization and behaviour change and on appropriate materials and media to reach target audiences.

2. Programme communication materials
  • Provides technical support and assistance in the research, development, pre-testing and production of culturally relevant communication materials.
  • In collaboration with partners, assists in formative research, development, pre-testing and production of culturally relevant communication materials to facilitate behaviour and social change.
  • Facilitate/support the generation of information and evidence that helps ensure the quality, consistency and appropriateness of communication materials that are developed, produced, and disseminated to local communities and households.
3. Partnerships for social mobilization
  • Develops and enhances strong partnerships with community groups, leaders and other partners in the community and civil society for promotion of participation in social and behavioural changes supportive of programme goals.
  • Develop partnerships with various religious groups, traditional leaders, teachers, artists and other organized groups in the community, as well as civil society organizations, to orient them on country programme goals and to solicit their involvement in the implementation of the country programme.
  • Promotes and influences behaviour development/change at community/individual/household levels, social mobilization of civil society organizations and increased community participation in development programmes.
 4. Capacity building support
  • Supports development of training materials and activities to build capacity for participatory and behaviour change communication.
  • Supports development of training materials and activities for capacity building in participatory and behaviour change communication for personnel involved in the planning, implementation and evaluation of programme communication intervention, in support of programme sustainability.
5. Coordination and collaboration with government and partners
  • Provides effective coordination and technical support to county government counterparts and other partners in the development and strategic use of communication for social development.
  • Liaises and coordinates with programme colleagues, counterparts and partners in the development and appropriate use of communication for social development aimed at both individual behaviour change and collective action. Provide technical support as required.
  • Provides assistance and support to programme colleagues, counterparts, partners and community leaders, in the organization of activities, operational research, advocacy and exchange of information and ideas supportive of programme communication goals and strategies.
6. Monitoring and evaluation
  • Monitor and supports evaluation of programme activities and prepare monitoring reports, documents and lessons learned.
  • Carry out regular field monitoring of Communication for Development programme, especially focusing on community health strategy (CHS), Maternal and Child Health strategy, Early Childhood and Child Protection intervention, WASH (CLTS, Schools, Community and Health facility WASH).
  • Prepares monitoring and evaluation reports in accordance with the established guidelines, methods and procedures. Provides technical advice to programme staff, government officials and partners to coordinate and manage the evaluative elements of Communication for Development milestone meetings, such as mid-term reviews, strategy meetings, previews and reviews and annual reviews.
  • Facilitate the dissemination of communication research findings, and ensures exchanges and sharing of experience, lessons learned, best practices, and new methods to government officials, programme staff, and other UNICEF partners.
7. Budget planning and management of program funds
  • Contributes to the budget planning and ensure the compliance and the optimal appropriation of allocated programme funds.
  • Provide professional input in and contributes to the budget and programme review and planning process. Assists in the establishment of programme work plans, allocation of resources, and monitors progress and compliance.
  • Reviews the allocation and disbursement of programme funds, ensuring that funds are properly coordinated, monitored and liquidated.
  • Takes appropriate actions to optimize use of programme funds. Improves programme efficiency, quality and delivery through a rigorous and transparent approach to programme planning, monitoring and evaluation.   
Required Qualifications: 
  • University degree in the social/behavioural sciences, (Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Health Education) with emphasis on strategic communication planning for behaviour development, social mobilization, participatory communication, and research.
Competencies:
  • Communication
  • Drive for  Results
  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts
  • Relating and Networking
  • Applying Technical Expertise
  • Working with People
  • Planning and Organizing 
Experience: Minimum one year of relevant professional work experience in the planning and management of social development programmes, including work experience in developing countries, with practical experience in the adaptation and application of communication planning processes to specific programmes.

Previous experience working with pastoralist communities or with similar conditions to those in job area under consideration will be an advantage.

Language(s): Fluency in English and another UN working language required.  Knowledge of Kiswahili would be an asset.

Interested and suitable candidates should ensure that they forward their applications along with their curricula vitae and Personal History Form (P-11). 
Internal candidates should attach copies of their last two Performance Evaluation Reports to:

The Human Resources Manager
UNICEF Kenya Country Office
Email address: kenyahrvacancies@unicef.org

Please indicate Reference No. “KCO/C4D/2013-009”in the email subject.

“Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply”
 
Zero tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse
 
UNICEF is a smoke-free environment
The World Bank Group

Request for Proposals for Cleaning & Landscaping Services for its Offices in Nairobi, Kenya
 
RFP No. 13-0913
 
The World Bank Group requests for proposals (RFP) for Cleaning & Landscaping Services for its proposed office in Nairobi, Kenya. 
 
The scope of work will include, but not limited to, cleaning office spaces, supply of consumables, waste disposal, providing indoor and outdoor plant, landscape maintenance, etc. 
The approximate covered area 17000sqmts, parking area 7200sqmts and open area 1700sqmts.
 
To be considered as eligible to participate, firms must meet all the mandatory business criteria outlined in the World Bank Corporate Procurement Web-site under ‘Bidding Opportunities’. 
The website can be reached by following the instructions below:
 
- under “Resources” click on “Businesses”
 
- click on “Corporate Procurement”
 
- click on “Business Opportunities” on the left hand side
 
- click on “Administrative Procurement” and search for RFP No. 13-0913
 
For further information or questions please contact Rajiv Parankusam via e-mail rparankusam@worldbank.org
Request for Proposals for Consultancy
 
Services for a Corporate Culture Survey
 
The Company invites proposals from consultants whose specifications are detailed in the Request for Proposals documents.
 
Interested firms may obtain further information from, and inspect the Tender Document at the office of Supply Chain Manager, Tel: (254) (020) 3666000, Fax: (254) (020) 3666200, Email: pkimemia@kengen.co.ke; ckiara@kengen.co.ke; jmwaluma@kengen.co.ke
 
Where the tender document may be collected upon payment of a nonrefundable fee of Kshs.3,000.00 paid in cash or through a bankers cheque at any KenGen office. 
The document can also be viewed and downloaded from the website www.kengen.co.ke and the payment evidence MUST be submitted with the tender document. 
Bidders who download the tender document from the website must forward their particulars immediately for records and any further tender clarifications and addenda and will be required to pay a reduced fee of KShs.2,000.00.
 
Proposals must be accompanied by a security in the format specified in the attached form of tender security, for the amount of Kshs.100,000.00 and in a bank’s letterhead. The tender must be delivered in plain sealed envelope clearly marked; “REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR A CORPORATE CULTURE SURVEY (KGN-HR-09-2013)”
 
Submission of one original and two (2) copies of the RFP documents must be received in a plain sealed envelope and delivered to:
 
The Company Secretary, Legal & Corporate Affairs Director
Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited,
7th Floor, Stima Plaza Phase III,
Kolobot Road, Parklands,
P. O. Box 47936 - 00100
Nairobi, Kenya.
 
On or before: 18th June 2013 at 2.00 p.m.
 
Tenders will be opened on 18th June 2013 at 2.30 p.m. in the presence of the candidates’ representatives who choose to attend at Stima Plaza Phase III, Executive Committee Room, 7th Floor or at an alternative location to be communicated by the Company Secretary, Legal & Corporate Affairs Director’s office.

Supply Chain Manager
Jaramogi Oginga Odinga
 
University of Science and Technology
 
Recruitment of Deputy Vice-Chancellors

Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology (JOOUST) was established as a fully-fledged University in Kenya through the grant of Charter on 13th February 2013 under the University Act, 2012 as a result of the upgrading of Bondo University College.
 
The main campus of the University is strategically located within Bondo Town by the quiet serene beaches of Lake Victoria and focuses on the development of Kenya’s cultural heritage through the utilization of the vast natural resources for academic advancement and research purposes premised on improving the socio-economic status of communities. 
The location of the University is not only friendly for pursuit of academic excellence and scholarship but also suitable for the high profile research undertaking as well as community outreach.
 
JOOUST currently has 3,729 students and is a premier institution of higher learning offering relevant and quality market driven academic programmes for steering socio-economic development. The strength of the graduates from JOOUST lies in their ability to be job creators, innovators, leaders in the diverse disciplines for sustainable community development and societal needs.
 
The mission of JOOUST is to provide quality University education that nurtures creativity and innovation through integrated Training, Research, and Community Outreach. 
The University is keen in fostering an entrepreneurial culture through application of Science, Technology, Innovation, Engineering, Research, and Community Outreach; and life Skills for sustainable socio-economic improvement. Our vision is ‘the beacon in training, research and sustainable development’ executed through creativity, imagination and innovation. 
Our treasured values include the pursuit of excellence in transforming knowledge into goods, products and services in meeting the needs of humanity.
 
Accordingly, JOOUST’s Council is looking for dynamic, visionary, energetic, motivated and result oriented Deputy Vice-Chancellors as follows:
 
1. Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Planning, Administration and Finance)
 
Ref: JOOUST/ DVC/ 1 /2013
 
Duties and responsibilities
 
Reporting to the Vice-Chancellor, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Planning, Administration and Finance (PAF) and acting under the authority of the Vice-Chancellor will be in charge of Planning, Administration and Finance division of the University with the following specific responsibilities and duties:-
  • Providing innovative and creative leadership in the areas of planning, human resource management, financial and physical resource management;
  • Ensuring general conduct and discipline of staff;
  • Overseeing the implementation of all procurement, fiscal, human resources, administrative policies and appropriate procedures for efficient performance and delivery of services in the University in line with the strategic plan and annual work plans;
  • Ensuring sound financial controls;
  • Coordinating the preparation and implementation of the University budget, financial statements, management reports for presentation to the University management and Council;
  • Coordinating the implementation of the Performance Contracting in the University;
  • Overseeing the implementation of Quality Management Systems;
  • Maintaining physical facilities for effective and efficient use in the University;
  • Any other duties that shall be assigned by the Vice-Chancellor.
2. Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Innovation and Outreach)
Ref: JOOUST/DVC/ 2 /2013

Duties and responsibilities:
 
Reporting to the Vice-Chancellor, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research, Innovation and Outreach (RIO) and acting under the authority of the Vice-Chancellor will be in charge of Research, Innovation and Outreach Division with the following specific responsibilities and duties:-
  • Coordinating University wide research and consultancies;
  • Coordinating innovation and outreach activities;
  • Developing and implementing intellectual property rights as well as overseeing linkages and partnerships with other institutions with the University;
  • Coordinating the mobilization of research funds;
  • Planning research activities and priorities;
  • Administering the logistical support for research at all levels
  • Managing research libraries and archives;
  • Branding, setting standards, quality assurance/control and capacity building for research;
  • Coordinating the seminars, consultancies, workshops, conferences and symposia;
  • Research benchmarking for global visibility and exchange of scholars;
  • Ensuring that research, innovation and outreach functions evolve into pillars of excellence within the University;
  • Ensuring that the research, innovation and outreach departments operate effectively and efficiently in line with vision and mission of the University;
  • Any other duties that may be assigned by the Vice-Chancellor from time to time.
3. Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic Affairs) 
Ref: JOOUST/ DVC/ 3/2013
 
Duties and responsibilities:
 
Reporting to the Vice-Chancellor, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic Affairs acting under the authority of the Vice Chancellor will take charge of Academic Affairs Division with the following specific responsibilities and duties;
  • Developing and preparing academic programmes, courses, syllabi and regulations;
  • Coordinating examinations, admissions and registration of students, and postgraduate studies;
  • Ensuring that the academic programmes evolve into pillars of excellence;
  • Ensuring effective accountability to the Vice-Chancellor for proper management, implementation of the academic programmes and regulations;
  • Providing leadership, guidance and direction to the academic departments within the Division;
  • Directing, organizing and administering learning programmes in the University;
  • Coordinating teaching and providing the necessary support needed for academic programmes in the University;
  • Offering Secretariat services to the Senate through the development of programmes in conformity with national and international standards, and legally recognized bodies;
  • Coordinating the development and implementation of programmes for student mentorship;
  • Coordinating student industrial placements, graduate employment and alumni liaisons;
  • Coordinating student welfare activities;
  • Ensuring and enforcing the general conduct and discipline of students;
  • Coordinating Alumni activities; and
  • Any other duties that may be assigned by the Vice-Chancellor from time to time.
Qualifications and experience for the Deputy Vice-Chancellors
  • Must be holders of earned PhD degree from a recognized University;
  • Be Professors or Associate Professors with at least 10 years of experience in a senior management positions with outstanding results;
  • Demonstrate competence in administrative and academic leadership in academic and research environments;
  • Have a track record of scholarship as evidenced through publications and attraction of funding and supervision of postgraduate students;
  • Have a track record of success and performance characterized by visionary and strategic thought, rapid growth and service delivery as well as translation of ideas into value outputs;
  • Have the capacity to motive and influence staff, students and other stakeholders;
  • Demonstrate evidence of outstanding ability to communicate effectively and good interpersonal skills;
  • Show good understanding and commitment to the University coupled with a passion for the promotion of learning, excellence in administration, teaching, research and innovation with the highest ethical standards, integrity and professionalism;
  • Have skills, capacity and determination to initiate and facilitate the development of relevant and quality society driven academic programmes;
  • Have skills, capacity and determination to initiate and sustain linkages and networks for the promotion of scholarship;
  • Have proven capacity to promote learning, teaching, research and development in a university setting;
  • Have a good understanding of the national policies and strategies governing University education and training in Kenya;
  • Have a broad awareness of the factors and conditions shaping the development of higher education in the country;
  • Must be a person meeting the requirements of Chapter Six of the Kenyan Constitution;
  • Must obtain clearance from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB), Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC), Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) and have a Certificate of Good conduct.
Terms and conditions of service
 
The successful candidate will be offered a competitive remuneration package, including house allowance and other benefits in accordance with the existing terms and conditions of service. 
This appointment will be for a contractual period of five (5) years renewable once for a further five (5) years subject to satisfactory performance.

Applications
 
Applicants meeting the specifications above should submit detailed Curriculum Vitae, (including academic qualifications, professional experience, academic leadership, publications, awards/ scholarships/funding, membership to professional associations, and community service), copies of certificates, testimonials and evidence of clearance from the organizations listed above, e-mail addresses, and telephone contacts.
They should also provide names, telephone numbers and contact addresses of at least three referees. 
Applications and the referees’ confidential report on the applicant’s suitability for the respective post should be sent to the undersigned to be received on or before 14th June 2013.
 
The Chairman of Council
Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology
P.O. 210-40601 
Bondo, Kenya
 
KPMG is a leading provider of professional services, which include audit, tax and advisory. 
KPMG is a global network of professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services, with an industry focus. 
The aim of KPMG is to turn knowledge into value for the benefit of our clients, our people, and the capital markets. KPMG has a notable ‘African Footprint’ and serves clients across the continent.

KPMG Kenya is looking for an experienced and exceptional Manager and HR Consultant to join our exciting, fast-paced, cutting-edge People and Change practice in Nairobi. 
 
Are you a Manager or HR Consultant? 
Where are you currently in your professional career? 
Are you looking for a challenging, demanding, yet rewarding and fulfilling professional environment? 
Are you willing to be stretched? 
What does ‘going to the next level’ and ‘raising the bar’ mean to you?

Which professional profile best describes you?

I am a Manager or HR Consultant with more than six(6) years experience in a:
  • Big 4 Firm; or
  • Consulting Firm.
Desired Skills & Experience

My area (s) of specialization is (are):
  • Strategic human resource reviews;
  • Organisation design and Performance management;
  • Competency profiling and skills audit and Job analysis, evaluation and grading;
  • Psychometric testing;
  • Reward management – salary surveys and salary structuring;
  • Human resource policy development;
  • Restructuring; and
  • Employee climate surveys and Executive search & selection.
How do the skills and behaviours listed below make you feel?
  • I enjoy identifying, pursuing and converting profitable business opportunities;
  • I am pro-active, decisive go-getter and always takes full responsibility and accountability for my own work and for those who report through me;
  • I am enthusiastic, positive, resilient and thrive under pressure;
  • I would enjoy being part of a dynamic team and would interact courteously and respectfully with my colleagues and clients;
  • I enjoy serving very demanding high-profile clients, and I am adept at anticipating and interpreting their business and People and Change needs and requirements;
  • I consistently deliver simple and pragmatic business solutions of the highest technical quality in a timely and efficient manner;
  • In addition to this, I am a graduate and hold a Higher Diploma in Human resource and
  • Masters in any business related course is an added advantage.
If you fit the above profile, brush-up your latest CV and mail it to talentrecruit@kpmg.co.ke quoting Ref: no below

Ref: MC/Ke/2013 by Friday 31 May 2013.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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