Republic of Kenya
 
Ministry of Energy and Petroleum
 
Kenya Electricity Expansion Project
 
Financial Management Specialist
 
Background
 
The Government of Kenya (GoK) in conjunction with the World Bank is implementing the Kenya Electricity Expansion Project (KEEP) whose development objectives are: 
(a) increase the capacity, efficiency and quality of electricity supply; and 
(b) expand access to electricity in urban, peri-urban and rural areas.
 
To assist in the administrative responsibility for the day to day operations of the project, a Project Implementation Team (PIT) has been established under the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum and reports to the Project Coordinator.
 
We are looking for a highly motivated Kenyan to fill the post of Financial Management Specialist (FMS) on a one year contract (Renewable).
 
Working closely with the Ministry’s project accountant as part of knowledge transfer, the main responsibilities of the FMS will be to:
  • Maintain efficient and effective financial management policies, systems and procedures for the KEEP in order to ensure that all project resources and finances are properly managed and controlled.
  • Maintain a sound financial and accounting system in accordance with GOK procedures and annually prepare the projects accounts in accordance with International Public Sector Accounting Standards to meet the Project’s reporting obligations.
  • Monitor disbursements of the credit, and prepare withdrawal applications, including required supporting documentation.
  • Prepare projected cash flows and reports, budgets, and other financial reports on the project required for effective control of the budget.
  • Ensure that all books and financial reports are prepared accurately and audited in a timely manner, help accommodate audit undertaken by the Kenya National Audit Office (KENAO), and advise on corrective action as well as future prevention of any accounting, procurement, and financial management mistakes, errors or shortcomings.
  • Prepare monthly Government reporting returns, quarterly unaudited Interim Financial Reports (IFRs) and annual project financial and ensure that they are submitted within the stipulated deadlines
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Project Coordinator.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience
 
For appointment to this position, the applicant must:
  • Have at least a first degree in accounting or finance from a recognized University
  • Be a Certified Public Accountant or Chartered Accountant
  • A minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience; experience in the public service and donor funded projects is preferable.
  • Be proficient in advanced computer applications.
  • Capacity to work under pressure and meet tight schedules under minimum supervision.
  • Good analytical, organizational, communication and interpersonal skills and able to work in a
  • team.
Applications with the applicant’s detailed curriculum vitae, including names and details of three referees, should be sent to the following address by 18th June 2013
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Energy and Petroleum
Nyayo House
P.O. Box 30582-00100
Nairobi Kenya
 
The Management University of Africa (MUA) is a private University in Kenya located in South C, off Popo Road, Nairobi.

We envision being the premier university in the provision  of innovative leadership and management solutions to industries and communities  worldwide, with a mission to provide quality education for transformational leadership and  excellence in management.

We are looking for dynamic, self driven and result oriented  professionals to fill the following positions:-

Senior Lecturers in the following disciplines;
 
a) Finance (2 positions)
 
b) Management (2 positions)
 
c) Leadership (2 positions)
 
d) Marketing (2 positions)

Ref: MUA/SL/02

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required
  • Must have a Ph.D. degree or its academic equivalent in the relevant field.
  • Must demonstrate exemplary research, teaching and academic /relevant industrial experience in the relevant field.
  • Must have taught in a University at the lecturer level or engaged as a researcher in a recognized research organization.
  • Must have at least four (4) articles in refereed journals.
  • OR at least one refereed book in his/her professional area published by recognized publishers, plus two articles
Those with Masters Degree and having registered for a PhD will also be considered if they meet the following requirements:-
  • Must have a Masters Degree in the relevant area plus five (5) years of University teaching or research experience after becoming Lecturer or Research Fellow.
  • Must have at least three (3) publications in refereed journals.
  • OR one (1) book plus two (2) articles in the relevant area since becoming a Lecturer or Research Fellow.
  • Should have successfully supervised postgraduate degree students or should have been a research team leader or principal investigator in the project.
  • Should have attended and contributed at learned conferences, seminars and workshops.
  • Should have evidence of continued research or effective teaching.
  • Should have evidence of contribution to University life through active participation in meetings and Corporate Social Responsibility.
  • Should be a member of a recognized and relevant professional body.
All applicants should be of high ethical standards, integrity and professionalism.

An attractive remuneration package commensurate with the responsibilities of the positions will be negotiated with the successful candidates.

How to Apply


Interested candidates who satisfy the requirements above should forward their applications accompanied by a detailed CV, email address, daytime telephone contact, names and addresses of three referees. 
The applications should reach the undersigned not later than 14th June 2013.

The Vice-Chancellor,
The Management University of Africa,
P. O. Box 29677 – 00100,
Nairobi

Email: vc@mua.ac.ke

The Management University of Africa is an equal opportunity employer.
The Management University of Africa (MUA) is a private University in Kenya located in South C, off Popo Road, Nairobi. 
We envision being the premier university in the provision  of innovative leadership and management solutions to industries and communities  worldwide, with a mission to provide quality education for transformational leadership and  excellence in management. 
We are looking for dynamic, self driven and result oriented  professionals to fill the following position:-

Registrar Academics and Student Affairs 
Ref: MUA/REG/01
1 Position

Nature and Scope


The successful candidate will report to the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic, Research and extension) and will provide leadership in planning, organizing and managing all activities related to admission, teaching, examination, programme development and marketing of academic programmes and student welfare. 
He/She will work closely with Deputy Registrars, Deans of schools, Lecturers and all University departments.

Duties and Responsibilities

In Charge of all Academic activities and programmes across the University (including teaching, preparation of curriculum, timetables, examination result slips, transcripts, graduation and orientation of students) and ensuring that they are performed perfectly and timely in accordance with University policies.
  • Oversee the setting and administration of examination and the timely production of Examination transcripts.
  • Coordinate and guide Deans of schools, Heads of departments and faculty and ensure that academic programmes developed by respective schools are in conformity with Commission for University Education (CUE).
  • Coordinate the Marketing of academic/Training programmes within the University in liaison with the marketing unit.
  • Liaise with the Deans of Schools and the Dean of Students to administer the policies and regulations of the University as they pertain to students.
  • Coordinate students and staff research activities, scholarly publications and prepare proposals for outside funding of special projects.
  • Coordinate and organize public lectures and student attachments in liaison with Deans and Heads of Departments.
  • Participate in research and extension activities including soliciting for research and teaching funds, identifying research areas and community outreach activities and disseminate the research information.
  • Manage the resources of the registrar's office including human resources, finances and assets in accordance with the University rules and regulations.
  • Participate in the Management of MUA as a member of the Deans' Committee, University Senate and other Committees of the University as specified in the University Statutes.
  • Oversee the preparation of the Agenda, documents and minutes for the University Senate and Deans' Committee meetings
Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required
  • Must be a holder of a PhD degree or its equivalent from a recognized university, those with a masters and extensive exemplary work performance in a university environment will also be considered.
  • Applicants should have at least five (5) years proven administration of academic programmes at the University level or Institution of higher learning
  • Be conversant with strategic management techniques having served as chair or Head of academic department or equivalent.
  • Have the capacity to motivate and influence staff, students and other stakeholders
  • Have a good understanding of university functions and procedures coupled with capacity to promote excellence in teaching, research, development and innovation with the highest ethical standards, integrity and professionalism.
  • Have a broad awareness and understanding of factors and conditions shaping the development of higher education in Kenya including national policies and strategies governing higher education.
An attractive remuneration package commensurate with the responsibilities of the positions will be negotiated with the successful candidates.

How to Apply

Interested candidates who satisfy the requirements above should forward their applications accompanied by a detailed CV, email address, daytime telephone contact, names and addresses of three referees. 
The applications should reach the undersigned not later than 14th June 2013.

The Vice-Chancellor,
The Management University of Africa,
P. O. Box 29677 – 00100,
Nairobi.

Email: vc@mua.ac.ke

The Management University of Africa is an equal opportunity employer.
Customer Support Analyst II
 
Use your IT support and business skills to be part of a leading organisation dedicated to improving the lives of children living in poverty.
 
World Vision (WV) is a global network of people committed to enhance the well-being of children everywhere by empowering families and communities to overcome the challenges of poverty and injustice.
 
The Customer Support Analyst II will be responsible for responding to customer requests by diagnosing and resolving problems and for supporting the ongoing technology needs of all employees by providing Level 2 and 3 help desk support.
 
The holder will work with a broad range of infrastructure products and complex client technology services and support area of IT. 
The holder will also work on multiple projects concurrently as a team member or as a technical lead.
 
With a proven track record in a fast paced, complex and ideally global organisation, you will have a desire to help others and model ethics in line with the Christian foundations and ethos of the organisation.
 
Some Responsibilities Include:
  • Participates in assessment and deployment of new or upgrade information technology and infrastructure projects, including assisting co-workers and vendor partners.
  • Provides input during project planning and requirements phase.
  • Responds to Level 2 support and works with vendors on Level 3 support.
  • Engages with vendors to remedy issues or escalates for support.
  • Training needs assessment developed based on analysis of issue trends.
Required Skills Include:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field. Or equivalent work experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of complex infrastructure, hardware and software products.
  • Demonstrated skills in Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plans.
  • Preferred: Typically requires 5-7 years of relevant technical and business work experience.
  • Preferred: Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally as necessary.
Will you use your IT experience in to further “life in all its fullness” for children?
 
To learn more about this unique position, visit www.wvi.org/careers-employment, click on “World Vision International Jobs,” and navigate to Kenya.
 
Closing Date: 7 June 2013
For more information on World Vision International, please visit our website: www.wvi.org.
 
World Vision is an equal opportunity employer.
Nairobi Club
 
Food & Beverage Manager
 
Nairobi Club is seeking to recruit a Food & Beverage Manager with ability to manage the Club’s Food & Beverage Operations for the benefit of members. 
Reporting to the Club Secretary the Food & Beverage Manager will be responsible for :
  • Planning, organizing, staffing, coordinating and controlling the activities of the Food and Beverage Operations.
  • Maintenance of consistent high standards of service and food quality. Monitoring member feedback on foodquality and overall service and responding to their concerns as appropriate and reporting the outcome to the Club Secretary.
  • Ensuring appropriate controls and monitoring mechanisms are in place for the Food and Beveragedepartment and to ensure all food and beverage stocks and sales are accounted for, and the department operates profitably.
  • Ensuring maintenance of hygiene in food and beverage production and service areas, and ensuring public health rules and regulations are adhered to.
  • Carry out periodic training and appraisals for the food and beverage service staff.
This challenging and exciting position requires an individual with considerable food and beverage management experience with a proven track record of achievement and demonstrated leadership qualities.
 
Applicants ideally aged between 30-45 years should be graduates preferably with a Diploma in Hotel Management from Kenya Utalii College or a B. SC in Hospitality Management from a recognized university and with at least 5 years of food and beverage management experience. 
Experience in Food and Beverage operations in a Club set-up will be an added advantage.

Head Chef
 
The Head Chef is in overall charge of the kitchen for provision of quality food to the Members. 
This is a Management position.
 
The ideal candidates must possess the following:
  • Must have a Diploma in Food Production from a recognized hospitality training institution. A degree will be an added advantage.
  • Must have had hands on experience as a Chef in a five star hotel/ institution or established private Members Club for a period of not less than three years.
  • Knowledge of HACCP Concepts and awareness of the FTO code of conduct will be an advantage.
  • Computer skills and use is essential.
Competences:
  • Must possess deep knowledge of menu planning and engineering.
  • Knowledge of proper use and maintenance of kitchen equipments – fixed and operating is crucial.
  • Must have a sensitive palate and deep interest and enthusiasm about food.
  • Must possess a sense of culinary creativity with wide knowledge of local, continental and international cuisine.
  • Must be good planner, organizer and executor.
  • Must be a team player, a trainer who is able to identify and nurture talents and new ideas from the F&B Department.
  • Must be cost sensitive and aware of the cost control cycle.
An attractive remuneration package, commensurate with responsibilities of the job will be offered

Head of Security
 
An Overview
 
The Head of Security is the leader of the security function for the Club. 
This includes the responsibility for the overall Club security strategy, security architecture, development and oversight.
 
The scope of this role covers all utilized physical and access control to and from the Club for employees and visitors.
 
As a Head of Security the person will have the responsibility for all security policies and standards and roles, in order to provide high level security in the Club. 
He /She will develop and implement security solutions dictated by the needs in the Club. 
He/She will be a result oriented person who can achieve tangible improvements in the Club security arena. 
He/She should be an excellent communicator and must have a proven security leadership and experience track record.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Oversee and coordinate security functions related to the Club, by providing a safe and secure environment for the Club Members and employees.
  • Identify security initiatives and standards.
  • Control, regulate and keep records of entry and exit of all visitors, materials and vehicles in the Club.
  • Safeguard all Club property and facilities.
  • Ensure security is maintained at all times.
  • Create workplace violence awareness and prevention programs.
  • Prioritize security initiatives in surveillance, emergency procedures, incidents responses and investigate security breaches.
  • Develop security risk management assessments.
  • Create a security policy, standards, guidelines, reporting mechanisms and procedures to ensure ongoing maintenance of security.
  • Patrolling the Club premises (buildings and grounds).
  • Liaising with emergency services, police, ambulance and fire service to resolve issues and maintain security.
Professional Experience
 
Key Competencies
  • Good observation skills
  • Fully aware of arrest and restraint techniques
  • Aware of health and safety issues.
  • Dealing with people politely but authoritative manner
  • Computer literate, able to use MS Office.
  • Capability to monitor information feeds simultaneously from multiple sources.
  • Having a professional approach to all routine tasks.
  • Experience in monitoring and controlling security equipment.
  • Focused on delivery of customer service.
  • Excellent time-managements skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (both verbal and written)at all levels and manage conflict resolutions.
  • Experience at working in major events, crowd control and traffic control.
  • Current certification in First Aid and resuscitation training
  • A background in law enforcement will be an added advantage
Minimum Qualifications
  • A Bachelors Degree in Social Sciences or Security Management.
  • Five years experience in police or security field or any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
  • Current Certificate of Good Conduct.
  • Training in martial arts and/or combat practices will be an added advantage.
If your qualifications and experience meet the above criteria, please send an application and detailed CV indicating day contact telephone number, current remuneration and three  referees by 14th June 2013 to: 
The Club Secretary, 
Nairobi Club, 
P. O. Box 30171- 00100, 
Nairobi 
or e-mail to info@nairobiclub.com
The Public Procurement Oversight Authority is established under the Public Procurement and Disposal Act, 2005 with the mission ‘to enhance national socio‐economic development by facilitating and ensuring the implementation of an effective and efficient public procurement and disposal system’.
 
Pursuant to the above, the Authority invites applicants from suitably qualified persons who wish to be considered for the vacant position of General Manager, Finance and Administration.

Duties and Responsibilities
 
The position is responsible to the Director‐General for ensuring that all financial resources of the Authority are fully accounted for and reported efficiently, and assisting in ensuring smooth administrative operations of the Authority. 
The principal accountabilities include;
  • Formulating and implementing sound financial management, strategies and systems that ensure effective control and accountability of the Authority resources.
  • Providing oversight to the finance, human resource, planning, procurement and logistics and general administrative functions.
  • Assisting the Director General in providing leadership in implementation of the corporate strategic plan and achievement of performance targets.
  • Ensuring timely reconciliation of accounts and preparing timely and accurate financial statements and management reports on the Authority`s performance.
  • Developing and implementing annual budgets and cost control measures.
  • Ensuring budgetary controls and monitoring expenditure in relations to the budget
  • Reviewing financial management and reporting systems
  • Ensuring proper management of assets, inventory and records
  • Overseeing planning and programming including development and implementation of monitoring and reporting frameworks for the Authority.
  • Ensuring the Authority’s compliance with statutory and contractual reporting requirement.
Requirements for Appointment
 
Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business Administration or any other related field from a recognized university and a recognized professional finance or accounting qualification. 
A relevant master’s degree will be an added advantage. In addition, they should have at least 6 years relevant experience in managing finance functions preferably in a large organization.
In depth knowledge of budgets, financial systems, reporting and implementing financial controls systems is essential. 
In addition, proficiency in computers and the ability to work with financial related software and integrity, good team playing and relationship building skills are requisite.

How to Apply
If you meet the required qualifications, please fill the Application for Employment Form provided, quoting the applied vacancy reference number on the envelop, attach copies of CV, certificates and testimonials  and send to the address below by 25th June, 2013 quoting the job reference title as provided. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
 
(i) Each application should be accompanied by a copy of the National Identity Card/Passport, detailed curriculum vitae, copies of relevant academic and professional certificates, testimonials and other relevant supporting documents. Scanned copies of these documents must accompany an online application.
 
(ii) All applications should be clearly marked “Application for position of General Manager, Finance & Administration” on the envelope and submitted in any ONE of the following ways:
 
(a) Manual applications should be hand delivered to the reception desk on 11th floor, National Bank Building, Harambee Avenue, Nairobi.
 
(b) Online applications should be e‐mailed to the Director General: info@ppoa.go.ke
 
(c) Posted applications should be addressed to:
 
Director General
Public Procurement Oversight Authority
11th Floor, National Bank Building
P. O. Box 58535‐00200
Nairobi
 
(iii) Interested applicants must meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Kenya Constitution and in addition must, get clearance from the following bodies and submit copies of these clearance certificates with the application.
 
(a) Kenya Revenue Authority;
 
(b) Higher Education Loans Board;
 
(c) Ethics and Anti‐Corruption Commission; and
 
(d) Criminal Investigation Department (certificate of good conduct).
PPOA is an equal opportunity employer and all Kenyans in their diversity are encouraged to apply.

Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

The Tharaka Nithi County Government
 
Office of The Governor
 
Vacancies
 
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In line with the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and the County Governments Act, No. 17 of 2012, the Office of the Governor Tharaka Nithi County wishes to recruit competent and qualified persons to fill the following positions:

County Public Service Board
 
Article 235 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 provides for the staffing of County Governments. Further, the County Government Act No. 17 of 2012 Section 57 provides for the establishment of the County Public Service Board.

I. Secretary to the County Public Service Board 
1 Post
 
Duties and Responsibilities
 
i) Establish and abolish offices in the County Public Service.
 
ii) Appoint persons to hold or act in offices of County Public Service including in the Boards of Cities and Urban areas
within the county and to confirm appointments.
 
iii) Exercise disciplinary control over, and remove, persons holding or acting in those offices as provided for under this part.
 
iv) Prepare regular reports for submission to the County Assembly on the execution of the functions of the board.
 
v) Promote in the County Public Service the values and principles referred to in Articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.
 
vi) Evaluate and report to the County Assembly on the extent to which the values and principles referred to in Articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya are complied with in the County Public Service.
 
vii) Facilitate the development of coherent, integrated human resource planning and budgeting for personnel emoluments in the county.
 
viii) Advise the County Government on human resource management and development.
 
ix) Advise County Government on implementation and monitoring of the national performance management system in the County
 
x) Make recommendations to the Salaries and Remuneration Commission, on behalf of the County Government, on the remuneration, pensions and gratuities for County Public Service employees.
 
Qualifications and Requirements
 
i) Be a Kenyan Citizen.
 
ii) Be a holder of a first degree from a university recognized in Kenya. A Masters degree will be an added advantage.
 
iii) Have a working experience of not less than five years.
 
iv) Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution on Leadership and Integrity.
 
v) Be a professional who demonstrates absence of breach of the relevant professional code of conduct.
 
vi) The Secretary shall not hold any other State or Public office.
 
vii) Understand the diversity within the County.
 
viii) Be a Certified Public Secretary of good professional standing.
 
ix) Be visionary and a strategic thinker.
 
x) Have capacity to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines.
 
xi) Be committed to be part of a team that will enable the County Government achieve its vision.
 
II. Member of the County Public Service Board 
3 Posts

Duties and Responsibilities
 
i) Establish and abolish offices in the County Public Service.
 
ii) Appoint persons to hold or act in the office of Public County Offices including in the boards of urban areas within the County and to confirm appointments.
 
iii) Exercise disciplinary control over and remove, persons holding or acting in those offices as provided for under this part.
 
iv) Prepare regular reports for submission to the County Assembly on the execution of the functions of the Board.
 
v) Promote in the County Public Service the values and principles referred to in Articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.
 
vi) Evaluate and report to the County Assembly on the extent to which the values and principles referred to in Articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution of Kenya are complied with in the County Public Service.
 
vii) Facilitate the development of coherent, integrated human resource planning and budgeting for personnel emoluments in the county.
 
viii) Advise the county government on human resource management and development.
 
ix) Advise county government on implementation and monitoring of the national performance management system in the county
 
x) Make recommendations to the Salaries and Remuneration Commission, on behalf of the County Government, on the remuneration, pensions and gratuities for County Public Service employees.
 
Qualifications and Requirements
  • Be a Kenyan Citizen.
  • Be a holder of a first degree from a university recognized in Kenya. A Masters degree will be an added advantage
  • Have a working experience of not less than five years.
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution on Leadership and Integrity.
  • Be a professional who has demonstrated absence of breach of the relevant professional code of conduct.
  • A member of the County Public Service Board shall not hold any other State or Public office.
  • Understand the diversity within the county.
  • Be of good professional standing.
  • Be visionary and a strategic thinker.
  • Capacity to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines.
  • Be committed to be part of a team that will enable the County Government achieve its vision.
General Notes:
 
1. Those who had applied earlier for the posts of Secretary and Member of County Public Service Board need not apply again.
 
2. Members will serve in the County Public Service Board on part time basis.
 
How to Apply:
 
a. Each application should be accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae giving full contacts of three referees; 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 the position of Secretary County Public Service Board” or “Application for the post of Member of the County Public Service Board” (whichever applies) on the envelope and submitted in any one of the following ways:-
 
1. Posted applications should be addressed to:
 
The County Secretary
Tharaka Nithi County
P. O. Box 2 - 60400
Chuka
 
2. Hand delivered applications should be delivered to the Reception Office at the County Secretary’s office at the former Municipal Council of Chuka (and signed for), during official working hours (8 am - 5Pm)
 
3. Online applications should be emailed to: tharakanithicounty2013@gmail.com
 
Applications should reach the County Secretary on or before Wednesday 3rd June, 2013 by 5pm. 
Remuneration will be commensurate with those published (or to be published) by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.
 
Note: Only shortlisted and successful candidates shall be contacted.
 
Tharaka Nithi County is an equal opportunity employer committed to values of inclusion and seeks diverse workforce. Women, persons with disabilities and youth are encouraged to apply.
 
Dr. Fredrick Njeru Kamunde, PhD
County Secretary

ActionAid International Kenya (AAIK) is a member of ActionAid Federation and it works in more than 40 countries all over the world. 
It is an organization that facilitates processes that help eradicate poverty and social injustice through development programmes, local institution capacity building and public policy. 
AAIK is present in at least 16 counties across Kenya and links key international, national and local institutions in favour of people living in poverty and exclusion.

End-Term Evaluation for project on Economic and Political Empowerment of Women
 
ActionAid International Kenya is seeking a consultant (s) or agency to conduct an endterm evaluation of one of its projects ‘Economic and political empowerment of women in Kenya’. 
The project was initiated in two phases. 
The first component entitled Increased economic and political influence for the women in Kenya was started in 2010 while the second component “Women in Governance (WIG)” was launched in June 2011.
 
The main objective of the assignment is to carry out an end term evaluation of the project to assess the extent to which it has achieved its desired end-results and generate information to inform future interventions in similar areas.
 
N/B
 
Interested consultants should deposit a technical proposal (Max 8 pages)
i) relevant skills and experience, and 
ii) understanding the Terms of Reference and the methodology (one page). 
The proposals should be in a plain sealed envelope clearly marked “Proposal for to End-Term Evaluation for project on Economic and Political Empowerment of Women”, should be addressed to the undersigned and deposited in the Tender Box at ActonAid’s main reception at All Africa Conference of Churches building on Waiyaki Way, second floor on weekdays. 
All tenders to be received by 7th June 2013 by 12.00pm.
 
For more details and access to the Terms of Reference (TOR) kindly follow: www.actionaid.org/kenya/jobs
 
The Central Tender Committee
ActionAid International Kenya
All African Conference of churches,
2nd Floor, Waiyaki Way
P.O.Box 42814 – 00100
Nairobi, Kenya
 
Action Aid International Kenya reserves the right to accept or reject any part or the entire tender without assigning any reasons.

ActionAid International Kenya (AAIK) is a member of ActionAid Federation and it works in more than 40 countries all over the world. 
It is an organization that facilitates processes  that help eradicate poverty and social injustice through development programmes, local  institution capacity building and public policy. 
AAIK is present in at least 16 counties across Kenyaand links key international, national and local institutions in favour of  people living in poverty and exclusion.
 
Consultancy to Conduct a Comprehensive Donor Scoping and Intelligence Survey
 
ActionAid Kenya is looking for an experienced consultant to conduct a comprehensive  donor scoping survey. The survey findings will help AAIK in informing the finalization of a draft Fundraising Strategy and Implementation Plan.
 
The overall objective of this assignment is to conduct a comprehensive donor scoping and intelligence of funding agencies in-country and globally and thereafter produce a report that will help in determining potential and like-minded partner agencies that AAIK will target for the next five years in achievement of the strategic objectives aspirations of the new Country Strategy Paper.
 
N/B: Consultants/consulting firms should provide a detailed company profile or a personal profile that demonstrates the requisite capacity requirements for this assignment.
 
Application document should be in a plain sealed envelope clearly marked “Proposal for Donor Scoping Survey”, should be addressed to the undersigned and deposited in the Tender Box at ActonAid’s main reception at All Africa Conference of Churches building on Waiyaki Way, second floor on weekdays. All tenders to be received by 7th June 2013 by 12.00pm.
 
For more details and access to the Terms of Reference (TOR) kindly follow: www.actionaid.org/kenya/jobs

The Central Tender Committee
ActionAid International Kenya
All African Conference of churches,
2nd Floor, Waiyaki Way
P.O.Box 42814 – 00100
Nairobi, Kenya
 
Action Aid International Kenya reserves the right to accept or reject any part or the entire tender without assigning any reasons.
Sales Coordinator (Documentation)

Industry:  Logistics/ Shipping
Location: Nairobi

Our client, an International Logistics company seeks to recruit a sales coordinator who will be in charge of all documentation of the shipping operations. 
We are specifically looking for candidates with working experience in shipping / Liner Industry or Logistics Industry.

Key Responsibilities
  • Interacting with vendors to discuss production, sample requests, shipping, vendor
  • errors and other pertinent issues
  • Providing sales and product expertise for overflow and bounced calls from sales
  • team
  • Completing any projects assigned by the Sales Manager including but not limited
  • to weekly and monthly reports
  • Preparing complete set of documents pertaining to export/import shipping documentation
  • Getting all required documents attested from the relevant authorities or ministries
  • Timely booking of submission by supplier for approval
  • Coordinating and liaising with suppliers and buyers to ensure smooth cargo operations
  • Preparing Sales and Purchase contracts, issue Certificate of Origin and Customs/ Insurance
  • Coordinating closely with the logistics/shipping company or agents for scheduling and bookings
  • Preparing  suppliers’ contracts and getting the same validated and filed
  • Liaising with both internal & external customers and suppliers
Qualification and Experience 
  • Diploma/Degree in Sales and Marketing or Business related field from a reputable institution 
  • Minimum 2 to 3 years experience in shipping / Liner Industry or Logistics Industry 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills 
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as training or procedure manuals and employee handbooks
  • Self-driven personality with the ability to work with minimal supervision
To apply, send your CV only to cvs@flexi-personnel.com before 7th June 2013. 
Clearly indicate the position applied for and your minimum salary expectation on the subject line.

Technical Sales Engineer
Industry:  Information Technology

Location: Nairobi

Our client, an International company with its operations in Nairobi, providing real time solutions in the field of GPS based asset tracking seek to recruit a Technical Sales Engineer to support business growth. 
We are specifically looking for someone with wide outstanding Sales record of GPS tracking devices. 
The ideal candidate should have knowledge in sales of automotive parts, accessories or car spares.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Driving sales of GPS Tracking  to potential customers especially the fleet owners, car spares shops and accessories retailers
  • Identifying sales prospects, taking orders, making deliveries and other accounts as assigned
  • Assembling, installing and servicing the above systems and fixtures
  • Conducting frequent checks and maintenance of  GPS Tracking systems to ensure that they run efficiently
  • Identifying and resolving client concerns and making appropriate reports to the management
  • Developing and implementing marketing strategies to retain and attract new clients
  • Preparing action plans and schedules to identify specific targets and to project the number of contacts to be made
  • Identifying and closing sales with new customers by developing relationships with them
  • Preparing a variety of status reports, closings, follow-up and adherence to goals
Qualification and Experience
  • Degree/ Diploma in Mechanical Engineering or related field 
  • 3 to 5 years experience in similar industry      
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Proven ability to achieve sales targets  
  • Self driven with high level of integrity
To apply, send your CV only with no attachments to vacancies@flexi-personnel.com before Friday, 7th June 2013.

Clearly indicate the position applied for and the minimum salary expectation on the subject line. 

Senior Sales Executives (2)

Industry: Logistics/Shipping

Location: Nairobi

Our client, an International Logistics company is seeking to recruit Senior Sales individual who will build and generate business by identifying and selling prospects.

We are specifically looking for candidates with working experience in shipping / Liner Industry or Logistics Industry.

Key Responsibilities
  • Building business by identifying and selling prospects
  • Maintaining relationships with clients by providing support, information and guidance
  • Identifying product improvements or new products by remaining current on industry trends, market activities and competitors
  • Maintaining quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards
  • Providing feedback from clients to enhance service delivery
  • Identifying new clients and developing customer network with new clients
  • Obtaining adequate knowledge on all company products.
  • Visiting clients as per schedule pre planned with supervisor.
  • Preparation of daily, weekly and monthly sales reports
  • Obtaining market intelligence and competitor information.
Qualification / Experience
  • Degree/Diploma in Marketing or Business related studies from a reputable institution.
  • Minimum 2 to 4 years experience in shipping / Liner Industry or Logistics Industry  
  • Proven planning and organization skills  
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills  
  • Self-driven personality with the ability to work with minimal supervision 
To apply, send your CV only to jobs@flexi-personnel.com  before Friday 7th June 2013.

Clearly indicate the position applied for and your minimum salary expectation on the subject line.

Operations Coordinator

Industry:
  Logistics/ Shipping

Location: Mombasa

Our client, an International Logistics company is seeking to recruit an Operations Coordinator with good experience in Shipping and Logistics to handle line operations, container tracking and overall coordination of the shipping line. 
We are specifically looking for candidates with working experience in shipping / Liner Industry or Logistics Industry.

Key Responsibilities
  • Directing and coordinating all shipping operations to ensure accurate and timely shipping processes with maximum efficiency
  • Ensuring effective coaching methods throughout the shipping department while maintaining all company policies and procedures
  • Planning and coordination of administrative activities to ensure accurate results in all aspects of shipping and related to operations
  • Ensuring continuous review and improvements of operational processes to ensure accuracy and compliance
  • Overseeing daily monitoring efforts to ensure productivity objectives by meeting company/departmental standards
  • Maintaining awareness of the business context and company profitability, including budgetary control issues 
  • Confirming all shipping deadlines and priority cut-off times are met
  • Ensuring the process of tracking and maintaining productivity standards for each associate
  • Monitoring Key Performance Indicators (KPI) to track success and/or recurring problems
  • Authorizing productivity tracking standards/assessments, supplies and equipment needs
Qualifications and Skills
  • Degree in Business Administration or any other related field
  • At least 3 years of sea, air and road freight operations experience
  • Must have held a similar position before
  • High level position with market knowledge to develop new high value logistics services
  • Must be a team player and self driven individual
To apply send your CV only to recruit@flexi-personnel.com by Friday 7th June 2013. 
Kindly indicate the position applied and minimum salary expectation on the subject line.
Software Developers Needed

Programming Background:
  • Strong understanding of object-oriented programming & design principles
  • Programming background in object-oriented languages (Java or C#) is required
  • Strong understanding of Unix-based operating system is required
  • Familiarity with databases, data modeling and database programming
  • Strong understanding of Unix-based relational database management systems (, mysql and socket programing is required
  • Prior experience with scripting languages (php, ruby or python) will be an added advantage
  • Strong understanding of software development test methodologies (Unit, Functional Testing etc)
  • Experience with development of IVR applications will be an added advantage
Experience required and qualifications;
  • At least 3 years active software development experience
  • Good First Degree
  • Relevant Certifications will be an added advantage
The ideal person must possess the following qualities:
  • Result-oriented, Passionate, Integrity
  • Focus, energy and enthusiasm for creating ground-breaking and high-quality software products
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent analytical skills, and be able to act on your own initiative
  • Team player who works collaboratively with other programmers, architects, testers and program managers
  • Self-starter who excels in a culture that is young, vibrant, customer-driven and demands nothing less than technical excellence
  • Strong sense of ownership and proven delivery record
  • Experience with large-scale software projects with emphasis on functionality, performance, supportability, and documentation.
  • Strong research skill is required
Key Performance Indicators:
  • Deliver software products to detailed specifications
  • Number of successfully completed software projects within approved time duration and budget
  • Stability of delivered software products
  • Ease of code re-use by you and other developers in the team
Send applications to jobs@digizonetrackers.com
Program Description:  
The Research Care and Training Program (RCTP), is a collaboration between Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and University of Washington (UW). 
RCTP leads the Family AIDS Care and Education Services (FACES) program, a comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment program working in over 100 clinics in Nyanza Province, Kenya.

RCTP is seeking motivated individuals to fill the following vacancies for integrated Community Case Management of pneumonia, Malaria, diarrhea in Children under 5 years project.

County Project Officer- Child and Health Services

Reports to: Principal Investigator
Duty Station: Kisumu with frequent travel to Homa Bay County

Duration: 18 Months, starting July 1, 2013
Vacancy No. FN-031-05-2013
Opening Date: 28-05-2013 
Closing Date: 12-06-2013

Job Summary

Responsible for providing technical leadership to the field level, day-to-day implementation of to the iCCM project. 
Oversee the implementation of the iCCM Project initiatives by CHW’s and the partners MOH and UNICEF to improve the accessibility, utilization and quality of child health services at the community level

Duties & responsibilities
  • Provide technical support and supervision to project assistants of the iCCM project.
  • Coordinate capacity building of MOH health workers and CHEWs at project supported health facilities through training on Community strategy and iCCM related trainings.
  • Coordinate capacity building of CHW’s at project supported health facilities, and community units through training on Community strategy and iCCM related trainings.
  • Support health data management at the District Health Office and the project supported facilities and community units.
  • Support all community-based activities including outreaches, Community dialogue days, and encourage community participation in monitoring and demanding for quality health services.
  • Coordinate and conduct monthly and quarterly coordination meetings by and with CHEWs, CHW’s and DHMT meetings on iCCM and other aspects related to the project.
  • Contribute to documentation of the project lessons to enable learning from the action.
  • Network and collaborate with the existing partners on the ground
  • Support the PI in other research projects.
  • Work closely with the principal investigator to produce reports on the county set indicators.
  • Document finding and recommendations of field visits for follow-up action
  • Prepare quarterly, biannual and annual tabular and narrative reports.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bsc. Nursing, Environmental Health or Social science. Masters in Public Health will be an added advantage
  • In-depth experience and understanding of Infant and young child health and survival interventions in rural areas.
  • At least Four years field experience, preferably with an NGO and or MOH.
  • Experience in writing professionals reports and data analysis;
Key Competences
  • A broad range experience of health services support services including logistics, financial management among others
  • Strong background in training and capacity building.
  • Ability to find solutions to complex problems in a challenging environment.
  • Strong computer skills particularly Microsoft Office and data analysis packages.
  • Experience working in drug/commodity supply management
Sub County Project Officer - Child & Health Services - (6 Positions)

Reports to: County Project Officer

Duty Station: One each in Homa Bay, Nthiwa, Suba, Mbita, Rachuonyo North, and Rachuonyo South Districts

Duration: 18 Months, starting July 1, 2013
Vacancy Number: FN-032-05-2013

Job Summary

Responsible for providing technical leadership at the district level, day-to-day implementation of to the iCCM project. 
Oversee the implementation of the iCCM Project initiatives by CHW’s and the partners MOH ,UNICEF, and WHO to improve the accessibility, utilization and quality of child health services at the community level

Duties & responsibilities
  • Coordinate capacity building of MOH health workers and CHEWs at project supported health facilities through training on Community strategy and iCCM related trainings.
  • Coordinate capacity building of CHW’s at project supported health facilities, and community units through training on Community strategy and iCCM related trainings.
  • Support health data management at the District Health Office and the project supported facilities and community units.
  • Support all community-based activities including outreaches, Community dialogue days, and encourage community participation in monitoring and demanding for quality health services.
  • Coordinate and conduct monthly and quarterly coordination meetings by and with CHEWs, CHW’s and DHMT meetings on iCCM and other aspects related to the project.
  • Contribute to documentation of the project lessons to enable learning from the action.
  • Network and collaborate with the existing partners on the ground
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bsc. Nursing, Environmental Health or Public Health or equivalent.
  • In-depth understanding of community Health Strategy
  • In-depth experience and understanding of Infant and young child health and survival interventions in rural areas.
  • At least Two years field experience, preferably with an NGO and or MOH.
Key Competencies
  • A broad range experience of health services support services including logistics, financial management among others
  • Strong background in training and capacity building.
  • Ability to find solutions to complex problems in a challenging environment.
  • Strong computer skills particularly Microsoft Office packages.
Statistician (1 Position)

Reports to: Principal Investigator
Duty Station: Kisumu with frequent travel to Homa Bay County

Duration: 18 Months, starting July 1, 2013
Vacancy Number: FN-033-05-2013.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develop and implement program tracking databases and in support of program monitoring and evaluation activities
  • Train data entry on database use and maintenance
  • Generate data reports on county level activities, both routine and as requested (with coordinator vetting and approval)
  • Conduct data entry and encounter form completion quality audits for data quality assurance purposes
  • Provide data quality assurance feedback to district managers and staff for decision-making and improvement purposes
  • Detecting Data inconsistency using STATA syntax which merges data from different databases and checking for outliers and doing data cleaning
  • Generating summary report on recruitment and enrollment of the clients and working hand in hand with the study coordinator in generating site reports and developing and modifying database to suit easy Data capture
Key Statistical Tasks
  • Organizing and directing the collection, processing, analysis and publication of statistical data on various subject matter relevant to the project
  • Designs worksheets, table formats, charts and supervises their presentation.
  • Documents methodologies and procedures used in the compilation and analysis of data, as well as data sources and limitations of estimates and guidelines for their use.
  • Applies statistical techniques and methods in the processing and analysis of data.
  • Studies, adapts and applies international recommendations and guidelines for the compilation of specific bodies of statistics
  • Prepares and publishes statistical and technical reports and research paper
Key Requirements
  • Strong academic qualifications in the Social Sciences, Statistics or Mathematics as evidenced by possession of a university Degree from recognized University
  • At least 3 years experience in statistical work at the professional level.
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training.
Other requirements:
  • Knowledge of the theory, systems and application of statistical research methodology.
  • Knowledge of STATA statistical software applications
  • Working knowledge of the principles and recommendations for the compilation of Population and Social Statistics including Household Surveys.
  • Ability to compile, correlate and analyse data and arrive at sound conclusions.
  • Ability to represent findings and conclusions effectively in appropriate tabular, graphic and written formats.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with professional colleagues, public and private sector officials and regional professionals.
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Reports to: Principal Investigator
Duty Station: Kisumu with frequent travel to Homa Bay County

Duration: 18 Months, starting July 1, 2013
Vacancy Number: FN-034-05-2013.

Job Summary:

The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will be responsible for data Management in the ICCM project.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for ensuring that all the required data related to the ICCM implementation are captured using the ICCM database;
  • Review the completeness, accuracy and timeliness of data reported by project officers and CHWs and CHEWs
  • Analyzes the data to inform program implementation
  • Work closely with the principal investigator to produce reports on the county set indicators.
  • Document finding and recommendations of field visits for follow-up action
  • Prepare quarterly, biannual and annual tabular and narrative reports.
  • Assist the County and sub-county iCCM Coordinator in preparing programme/project status reports and documenting lessons learned in specific technical areas for wider dissemination/use.
Minimum Required Qualification and Experience:
  • MSc. Statistics/ Social Sciences or Public Health. Bsc. holders in similar specializations with Four years experience will also be considered.
  • At least three years experience with NGOs or other organizations, including significant experience developing and managing monitoring health system.
  • Experience in writing professionals reports and data analysis;
  • Good interpersonal and communication skill;
  • Team Player
  • Ability to speak/ write in English and must speak the regional language.
  • Proficient in Ms Office Computer packages and data analysis.
Finance and Administration Officer

Reports to: County Project Officer
Duty Station: Kisumu with frequent travel to Homa Bay County

Duration: 18 Months, starting July 1, 2013
Vacancy Number: FN-035-05-2013

Job Summary:

To provide Administrative, and Financial and HR support and leadership to the project.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Program budget preparation and implementation.
  • Cash Flow Management and ensuring that funds are availed for program operation as required.
  • Processing payments, internal control & supervision of petty cash payments
  • Coding, Account Management, and wire transfers.
  • Provision of efficient and effective administrative support to all study areas.
  • Provide administrative and Human Resources management support for effective implementation of program operational plans and goals
Minimum Required Qualification and Experience:
  • B.com. (Finance/Accounting option) or equivalent
  • CPA (K) or Equivalent
  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • Minimum of 4 years experience in a busy organization
  • Team Player
  • Good interpersonal and communication skill
  • Ability to speak/ write in English
Applications should include the following:
  • A cover letter with current position and salary (if applicable), and date available
  • A current CV
  • At least two letters of recommendation
  • Copies of official certificates
  • Copy of the latest pay slip
  • Names and telephone contacts of at least 3 referees
  • An email address and a telephone number (land line or mobile)
All applications must be sent electronically to the email address below followed by hard copies which should be delivered or posted so as to reach the following address by 12-06-2013: hrrctp@kemri-ucsf.org

Human Resources Manager
KEMRI – RCTP/ FACES Program
P. O Box 614-40100
Kisumu

Please write the Vacancy Number indicated in the advert.

Note: Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 
Canvassing will lead disqualification

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