The Rhodes Scholarships at Oxford University

Every year, scholars from 14 countries around the world, including two from Kenya, earn the privilege of becoming Rhodes Scholars by demonstrating their outstanding intellectual and academic ability, integrity of character, strong leadership abilities, energy and drive, and their commitment to public service.

The Rhodes Scholarships offer full funding for two years’ study and are tenable only for full time post-graduate study at the University of Oxford.
The Rhodes Scholarships Selection Committee for Kenya, invites applications for the year of study commencing October 2014.
In addition to exhibiting the above characteristics, applicants must meet the following basic minimum criteria:
  • be holders of a first class or a high upper second class degree (Min.. 68°/o or GPA 3.7)
  • be Kenyan citizens
  • have been resident in Kenya for at least 5 of last 10 years
  • will be 19 years old or over and under 27 years on 1st October 2014
Online applications (preferred) may be made at:
Alternatively, application forms are available at: 
or may be obtained by writing to 
The National Secretary, 
Rhodes Scholarships Selection Committee for Kenya 
Deadline for applications: 31st August 2013
DAAD Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst, German Academic Exchange Service Scholarship Opportunities

Master in Germany
Are you an ambitious young professional with a good Bachelor’s degree not older than 6 years, or below the age of 36, with at least one year of professional experience and want to further your career?
Mostly taught in English, the courses are in the fields of Economics, Engineering, Regional Planning, Agriculture, Public Health, Environment, Social Sciences and more.

PhD in Germany
Are you an ambitious young scholar with a Master’s degree completed less than 6 years ago, would like to experience the German scientific world and earn a PhD from a German university?
Then find out about DAAD offers during our OPEN DAY AT THE GOETHE-INSTITUT Nairobi (Maendeleo House, Monrovia St.) June 8th, 2013, FROM 9 AM TO 5 PM
General presentations every hour (starting at 10 am), individual consultations throughout
Application details:
Application deadlines:
  • For Masters: End of July every year at DAAD Nairobi
  • For PhD: End of September every year at DAAD Nairobi
DAAD Nairobi Office
Visiting hours: Wednesdays and Thursdays between 9 am and 12 noon
Telephone: +254-771-444 111, +254-733-929 929 +254-202-729 741.
3rd Floor Madison Insurance House, Upper Hill Close, Community Nairobi
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A leading firm with a strong presence in Eastern Africa region whose core business is manufacturing, exporting and distributing fast moving beverages wishes to recruit a dynamic and results oriented
Internal Audit Assistant.
The holder of this position will report to the Internal Auditor.
Key Responsibilities:
The following are the key responsibilities, which are focused on independently conducting Audit assignments:
  • Execute audit plan and prepare reports on current best practices and benchmarks on risk management;
  • Implement internal audit strategies, policies and procedures;
  • Collect audit evidence and verify the existence and safety of the company’s assets;
  • Undertake risk assessment and documentation of Company risk profile;
  • Carry out periodic audit reviews/assessment to assess the effectiveness of risk management and the adequacy of internal controls;
  • Document results of audit fieldwork and drafting of internal audit reports; and
  • Carry out special audits or investigations as may be required from time to time.
Qualifications and Competence
  • Business related degree preferably in Accounting/Finance
  • Certified Public Accountant Part ll or Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Part II
  • Proficiency in computer applications with exposure to use of ERP and Computer Aided Audit Techniques (CAATS);
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) qualifications an added advantage ;
  • Results oriented with at least two years(2) of relevant experience preferably in FMCG;
  • Team player with good communication skills with the ability to work under pressure;
  • Possess report writing and presentation skills;
If you are the right candidate for the above role and can clearly demonstrate your ability to meet the qualifications given, submit your application letter attached to a detailed CV with copies of academic and professional certificates to;

DNA 1514 - 49010 
To reach us not later than Friday, June 14, 2013.
We are an equal opportunity employer.
Grant applications are invited from entrepreneurs in agri-business, food and nutrition!
The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), builds and supports innovative partnerships among public and private sectors to increase access and consumption of nutritious foods.

GAIN invites grant applications from eligible entrepreneurs for its Marketplace for Nutritious Foods Innovation Accelerator. 
GAIN is looking for your innovative ideas across the agriculture value chain (from farm to fork) that brings diverse and nutritious foods to market and contributes to fight against malnutrition.

Selected innovations will receive business planning, technical assistance and funding support.
Learn more! Visit:
SMS ‘MNF’ to 20788
Applications open till June 14th , 2013
Job Title: Operations Manager 
 Department: Lodge Operations
This will be based in Rwanda but reporting to the GM in Uganda. 
He/She will head all operations in Rwanda. 
The firm has a team of about 16 staff in Rwanda and the OM will be their overall leader.          
Reporting to: Country Manager/Managing Director
  • Ensuring Customer satisfaction
  • In house training on customer handling and procedures
  • Fleet allocation and movement tracking in the transport department,
  • Compiling customer, driver guide and airport/hotel representative reports,
  • Ensuring a smooth flow between Sales Depart & Safari Dept.
  • In charge of the workshop and maintenance
  • Negotiating with 3rd party suppliers (Freelance guides & transport companies)
  • Overall country coordination of all business activities in Rwanda
  • Represent the company locally and international.
  • Responsible for the proper guidance, training and behaviour of his staff.
  • Financial Oversight.
  • Reporting to the Managing Director
  • Supporting our Lodges
  • Appraisal, Recruitment and Selection
Minimum Experience
  • 4-5 years experience with a safaris and tour company.
Key Performance Areas:
  • Increase sales
Performance Management
  • Coordinating the performance management cycle and appraisals with Kigali
  • Supporting with the recruitment and selection exercise.
Important relationships:
  • HR and Administration Manager Kampala
Client relationships:
  • Customer relationship management
  • Grow new business from existing business
  • Ensuring professional & timely delivery
Brand Awareness:
  • Building Company image locally and internationally 
Important Relationships:
  1. Safaris
  2. Operations Lodges
This performance role guide is not exhaustive, nor is it meant to be. Additional items may be introduced where necessary. 

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Our client is in need of a Personal Assistant.
Purpose of Position 
To provide efficient, executive and responsive administrative support to the CEO. 
This position will be of key importance within the organization and the successful candidate must have previous Administrative/PA experience within a fast-paced customer facing environment. 
The candidate will be able to demonstrate the ability to effectively plan and organize workload and the initiative to resolve issues quickly in an appropriate manner.
Key Responsibilities:
  • General office administration 
  • Maintaining the CEO’s diary and in some instances email account 
  • Filter emails and highlight urgent correspondence 
  • Managing routine correspondence, maintaining confidential documents and ensure systematic filing of all records. 
  • Making travel arrangements for the CEO to include international travel with extensive itinenaries keeping in mind time zones of all countries 
  • Preparation and attendance of meetings, taking minutes and ensuring provision of back-up material. 
  • Conduct weekly diary meetings with the CEO to discuss upcoming engagements, invitations and other requests. 
  • Schedule meetings on behalf of the CEO and direct reports including group membership meetings. 
  • Assisting the CEO in the day to day running of the company and managing the office in their absence.
Core Competencies
  • Ability to manage, prioritize and execute 
  • A good deal of common sense, etiquette and an ability to think on one’s feet
  • High knowledge of travel arrangement and managing all travel logistics
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills (face to face and over the phone).
  • Highly organized with good project management skills
  • High proficiency with the commonly used computer software and applications
  • A minimum of five years PA/Administrative experience at a senior level, age: 30+ 
  • Professional telephone manner
  • Proven ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines 
  • Good interpersonal skills and an individual with a confident personality
If you believe you qualify for this position, please send your CV and details of your current and expected remuneration to:
Only qualified candidates will be contacted.
Job Title: Research Associate

The incumbent will evaluate medical staff professional practice through:
  • sampling discharged patients records to evaluate competence and effectiveness
  • running reports for previous month and give an analysis on the same
  • calculating a representative sample size for each medical staff evaluation
  • ensuring audit files are retrieved in a timely manner
  • collecting all entered data and summarise them in the analysis software
  • ensuring that all relevant consultants are audited
  • performing computation on the collected data as per requirements of the project
  • providing information to the departmental chairs for quality improvement
  • assuring Joint Commission compliance of applicable standards and other external requirements
  • ensuring compliance with Medical staff bylaws and policies and medical staff committee
Applicants should:
  • have a Bachelors’ Degree in Health Records and Information Management or Bio-statistics
  • have a minimum of two (2) years’ experience in a similar position in a busy hospital
  • be able to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines
  • have excellent report writing skills
  • be result oriented and able to work with minimal supervision.
To apply kindly profile yourself at by 4th June 2013
Pharmaceutical Technologist


The incumbent will:
  • deliver drug discharges to patients in the outreach clinics for effective provision of pharmaceutical services
  • receive prescriptions from patients, verify and dispense drugs within approved standards and procedures
  • ensure the accuracy of the label before dispensing for right patient, right drug and right quantity, for effective service delivery
  • verify expiry dates of drugs prior to dispensing to prevent anomalies in service delivery
  • counsel patients on drug administration for optimum customer satisfaction
  • compound drugs when required, for effective service provision
  • contact the physician for inaccuracy in prescription order, proper documentation and communication of it to nursing and pharmacy staff
  • ensure complete documentation of all patient documents, interventions, incidents and other records kept in the outreach clinic
  • complete the expiry list accurately and in timely manner for proper recording and monitoring of drugs
  • maintain and update personal drug knowledge data base to ensure accurate provision of pharmaceutical care of general disease states as well as specialized knowledge in the assigned area of expertise
  • ensure that the variance levels in the stock-team are kept to a minimum
  • comply and observe the environmental health and safety measures and regulations
Applicants should:
  • have a Diploma in Pharmacy
  • have a Practicing License from the Pharmacy and Poisons Board of Kenya
  • be registered Kenya Pharmaceutical Association
  • have a minimum of six year’s hospital experience working in pharmaceutical services. Clinical pharmacy experience and evidence of continuous education will be an added advantage.
To apply kindly profile yourself at by 4th June 2013
Office Cleaner
Purpose of role: To ensure that the offices, toilets, kitchen and stairs are kept in a clean and orderly condition
Key Responsibilities:
Provide a high quality cleaning service that includes tasks such as vacuuming, mopping, dusting, emptying bins, and polishing surfaces including:-
  • Vacuum carpet and clean all offices
  • Wipe all surfaces
  • Sweep and mop the floors
  • Clean sinks, taps, draining board and basins
  • Clean each toilet
  • To ensure the cleanliness of kitchen at all times including, but not limited to, dishes, fridge/freezer, microwave and floor
  • To prepare for and clean up after all meetings within the office ensuring rooms and furnishings are cleaned where required following meetings
  • Conduct a weekly stock check to ensure adequate stocks of cleaning materials, hygiene supplies and kitchen items such as tea / coffee etc. liaising with the Executive Assistant to ensure orders are placed
  • To observe and comply with company Health and Safety procedures
  • To help prepare, set up and dismantle furniture for staff training as required
  • To prepare or organise refreshments as appropriate for meetings being held in the offices
  • To work within all areas in an appropriate professional manner
  • To when needed deputise for the receptionist/messenger
  • Previous experience of cleaning, including the use of chemicals and using cleaning machinery safely
  • Demonstrated reliability
  • Experience of preparation of light refreshments (tea / coffee etc) for meetings
  • Experience of organising outside catering for meetings
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong Interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail and cleaning to a high standard
Education & Experience
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in similar role
  • Certificate holder
  • Diploma holder – added advantage
  • Reception experience added advantage
  • Personal Attributes
  • Confident, reliable, common sense and professional manner
  • Be self motivated and able to work on own initiative
  • Excellent Time Keeping
  • Ambitious and flexible, open to doing different duties .
To apply kindly profile yourself at by 4th June 2013
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer


This position will provide support for company’s Projects and be responsible for providing effective and efficient project support to meet project objectives. 
This position is responsible for guiding the overall M&E strategy and implementation of related activities for company’s projects. 
Main duties will include:
  • working with Manager, Projects and External Relations, coordinate M&E activities to ensure monitoring and evaluation activities are planned, implemented and reported in an efficient, effective and timely manner
  • coordinating activities and participating as appropriate in the collection and analysis of data for monitoring and evaluation purposes
  • assisting in developing the overall framework and strategy for project M&E e.g. annual project reviews, participatory impact assessments, process monitoring, operations monitoring and lessons-learned
  • undertaking regular visits to the field to support implementation of M&E and to identify where adaptations might be needed
  • preparing reports on monitoring and evaluation activities, as required
  • participating in tracking project control measures to ensure timely project implementation
  • identifying and providing technical support requirements for monitoring of implemented interventions at all levels of project implementation
  • maintaining efficient electronic and manual filing systems for project monitoring & evaluation information any other monitoring and evaluation duties as assigned by the Director
The company’s Monitoring & Evaluation Officer will be appointed for three years, renewable subject to satisfactory performance. 
The position will require travel to regional areas in East Africa.
Applicants should:
  • hold an MA Degree in Statistics, Sociology, Economics or related field
  • have a minimum of five years similar or related work experience
  • have excellent communication skills both in English and Kiswahili. High level of written English skills essential
  • have demonstrated ability to work independently and meet deadlines
  • be proficient in MS Office applications including high level skills in Excel
To apply kindly profile yourself at by 4th June 2013

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