Vacancy: Research Assistant - CIMMYT
 
The Organization
 
The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, known by its Spanish acronym, CIMMYT®
(www.cimmyt.org), is a not-for-profit research and training organization with partners in over 100 countries, and through offices in Africa, Asia and Latin America. 
Through strong science and effective partnerships, we create, share, and use knowledge and agricultural technologies to increase food security, improve the productivity and profitability of farming systems, and sustain natural resources in developing countries. 
We participate in an extensive global network of people and organizations who share similar research and development goals, including the public and private sector, non-governmental and civil society organizations, farmers, and the development assistance community.

The Position
 
The incumbent will work under the supervision of Project Leaders in the Socioeconomics Programme (SEP), and provide scientific research and project support to the Programme Director and scientists in implementing various socio-economics and policy research projects.

Key Responsibilities
 
Research:
  • Provide research assistance on enhancing foresight and strategic futures for maize and wheat
  • Develop templates for large dataset management
  • Conduct analysis of large datasets using statistical packages like STATA or mathematical programming software like GAMS
  • Conduct literature searches and reviews by drawing from on-line searches, libraries, and other sources
Networking
  • Attend and participate in project meetings, stakeholder workshops, and other events
  • Attend scientific conferences
Administration
  • Organize project meetings and workshops
  • Develop work plans and budgets for subcontracts and collaborators
Essential Qualifications
  • MSc degree in Mathematics (operation research), Statistics, Agricultural Economics or related area
  • Ability to handle large datasets using Stata or other statistical packages
  • Good knowledge of statistical packages (Excel, Stata, SPSS, etc.); good knowledge of MATLAB or other software on mathematical programming
  • An effective and energetic team player, with the ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multi-cultural environment
  • Strong self-motivation and innovative skills, with capacity to work independently and meeting deadlines
Terms of offer
 
The World Agroforestry Centre is an equal opportunity employer and offers a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment. 
We believe that staff diversity promotes excellence and strongly encourage applications from qualified women. 
This position is on local terms and will be for an initial period of three (3) years, renewable subject to six (6) months’ probation period, assessment of performance, continued relevance of the position and availability of resources. 
The position will be based in CIMMYT office in Nairobi.
 
How to apply
 
Interested applicants should apply by 21st June, 2013, but the position will remain open until filled. 
Please note that only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.
 
We invite you to learn more about CIMMYT and by accessing our web site: www.cimmyt.org or
www.worldagroforestry.org
Vacancy: Research Assistant - CIMMYT
 
The Organization
 
The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, known by its Spanish acronym, CIMMYT®
(www.cimmyt.org), is a not-for-profit research and training organization with partners in over 100 countries, and through offices in Africa, Asia and Latin America. 
Through strong science and effective partnerships, we create, share, and use knowledge and agricultural technologies to increase food security, improve the productivity and profitability of farming systems, and sustain natural resources in developing countries. 
We participate in an extensive global network of people and organizations who share similar research and development goals, including the public and private sector, non-governmental and civil society organizations, farmers, and the development assistance community.

The Position
 
The incumbent will work under the supervision of Project Leaders in the Socioeconomics Programme (SEP), and provide scientific research and project support to the Programme Director and scientists in implementing various socio-economics and policy research projects.

Key Responsibilities
 
Research:
  • Provide research assistance on enhancing foresight and strategic futures for maize and wheat
  • Develop templates for large dataset management
  • Conduct analysis of large datasets using statistical packages like STATA or mathematical programming software like GAMS
  • Conduct literature searches and reviews by drawing from on-line searches, libraries, and other sources
Networking
  • Attend and participate in project meetings, stakeholder workshops, and other events
  • Attend scientific conferences
Administration
  • Organize project meetings and workshops
  • Develop work plans and budgets for subcontracts and collaborators
Essential Qualifications
  • MSc degree in Mathematics (operation research), Statistics, Agricultural Economics or related area
  • Ability to handle large datasets using Stata or other statistical packages
  • Good knowledge of statistical packages (Excel, Stata, SPSS, etc.); good knowledge of MATLAB or other software on mathematical programming
  • An effective and energetic team player, with the ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multi-cultural environment
  • Strong self-motivation and innovative skills, with capacity to work independently and meeting deadlines
Terms of offer
 
The World Agroforestry Centre is an equal opportunity employer and offers a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment. 
We believe that staff diversity promotes excellence and strongly encourage applications from qualified women. 
This position is on local terms and will be for an initial period of three (3) years, renewable subject to six (6) months’ probation period, assessment of performance, continued relevance of the position and availability of resources. 
The position will be based in CIMMYT office in Nairobi.
 
How to apply
 
Interested applicants should apply by 21st June, 2013, but the position will remain open until filled. 
Please note that only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.
 
We invite you to learn more about CIMMYT and by accessing our web site: www.cimmyt.org or
www.worldagroforestry.org
Project Coordinator
 
Ref: KCO/FINISH/PC/001/2013
 
We are recruiting a coordinator for the FINISH INK “Financial Inclusion Improves Sanitation and Health in Kenya. 
This is a Public Private Partnership for Sustainable Sanitation which focuses on ensuring maximum financial inclusion among communities in Kilifi and Busia Counties. 
The project is a partnership between the Ministry of Health, MFIs (KWFT and KRep), WASTE, AMREF in Netherlands and Kenya SNS Asset Management, Goodwell Investment, Social Equity Foundation and United Nations University, Maastricht UNU-MERIT, with funding from the Dutch Government. 
The Project Coordinator is a key position reporting to the Project Director (WASTE) with a critical role to play in accomplishing project objectives.
 
We are looking for individuals with proven experience in dealing with higher echelons of government departments and development agencies and experience with sanitation and / or micro-finance. 
The ideal candidate must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, excellent knowledge of English and Kiswahili besides exemplary computer literacy skills. 
She/He should possess a University degree in Natural /Social Sciences, Engineering, Health Sciences, Business Administration or related fields with a minimum 10 years experience working in / with communities.
 
Please visit the AMREF website at www.amref.org to view the full job profile.
 
If you feel that you meet the set criteria, please quote the position and reference number in the subject matter and send your application letter and CV including contact details of three work-related referees, to the Human Resources Manager, AMREF Kenya by e-mail to recruitment@amref.org. 
The closing date for submitting applications is 22nd June 2013. 
We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
 
Please do not attach certificates and testimonials to your application.
 
You are not required to pay any fees to apply for jobs in AMREF.
HJF Medical Research International (HJFMRI) works with Kenyan Ministry of Health and its subordinate organizations towards the execution of medical care and treatment in Kisumu West district. 
The Programme is designed to contribute substantively to the United States Government (USG) and Government of Kenya goals in HIV and AIDS, TB, Reproductive Health/Family Planning and Maternal and Child Health.
 
Financial Accountant
Location: Kisumu West-Kenya
 
Summary Scope of Work
 
The Financial Accountant will be responsible for tracking all programme financial transactions made and ensuring full compliance with USG policies and regulations of the HJFMRI; with utmost accuracy and completeness of the financial records to facilitate prompt reporting.
 
Key Responsibilities
  • To maintain a sound financial system which entails entering information on QuickBooks: checks, deposits, transfers, petty cash, bank reconciliations, advances reconciliation, reallocations to ensure up to date cash book at all times and accurate and timely monthly imprests with minimal or no queries.
  • To promptly prepare and submit accurate and complete monthly financial reports as required by HJFMRI.
  • To promptly prepare and submit monthly wire projections/cash forecasts to the head office.
  • To effectively and efficiently facilitate all audits.
  • In liaison with the Finance and Administration Manager, to maintain an up-to-date inventory register of all equipment and materials and prepare periodic reports for HJFMRI headquarters.
Qualifications and experience
  • Basic degree and CPA finalist or CPA(K)
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook.
  • At least two years experience in USG funding.
  • Basic knowledge of HIV/AIDS
Applicant should submit their application letters, resume, testimonials, copies of certificates and day time telephone contact(s) no later than 21st June 2013 to:
 
The Human Resources Manager
HJF-MRI (PEPFAR) / USAMRU – K
P.O Box 54-40100,
Kakamega Road, Kondele, Kisumu
 
CLEARLY INDICATE “FINANCIAL ACCOUNTANT” ON THE ENVELOPE
 
Only short listed candidates will be contacted
 
HJF medical Research Inc. / USAMRU - K is an equal opportunity employer.
The Aga Khan High School, Mombasa is a leading mixed/day school in the Coast Province that teaches the KCSE, IGCSE and A level curricula.
 
The school is pleased to invite interested candidates to apply for the following positions:
 
Mathematics teacher – A level
 
Physics teacher - KCSE
 
English teacher – KCSE and IGCSE
 
Islamic Religious Education – KCSE and IGCSE
 
Physical Education & Games teacher
 
Requirements:  
Applicants must have a B.Ed degree in their respective teaching field and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in the KCSE, IGCSE and A level curricula.

Interested applicants should submit their CV by Wednesday 3rd July, 2013 to:

The Aga Khan High School, Mombasa
P.O. Box 90062-80100
Vanga Road
Mombasa, Kenya
 
Email: mlavingia@akhsm.org
Our Client, a licensed deposit taking Sacco Society with operations in Nairobi, wishes to recruit a suitably qualified person to fill the role of an Accounts Assistant.
 
Job Ref: Accounts-6/2013
The holder of the position shall be reporting to the Accountant and should have the following minimum qualifications, skills and experience:

Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree in business/Finance/Accounting  or CPA(K)
  • Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (CPA) Part II
  • Diploma in Cooperative Management/ Banking or Micro finance will be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge and proficiency in computerized accounting operations
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a Sacco Society, microfinance or  a financial institution
  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated team player
  • Customer focused
  • Person of Integrity and commitment
  • Ability to work under pressure while meeting strict deadlines with minimum
  • Knowledge of Fine-Extreme software will be an added advantage
  • Maintain and update Accounting records of the society.
  • Updating members’ records.
  • Raise journals, and other accounting documents – receipts and payment
  • Prepare bank reconciliations.
  • Prepare and submit statutory payments.
  • Prepare and submit list of new loans for insurance purposes
  • Offer financial advisory services to members
  • Loan default follow up and recoveries.
  • Prepare supporting schedules for all audit purposes, both internal and
  • Any other duty that may be assigned to you by the Accountant or the CEO
Interested applicants who meet the above requirements are requested to send their applications together with their resume’s and testimonials stating their current and expected remuneration, quoting the job reference as the subject header, to co-opconsultancy@co-opbank.co.ke so as to reach us by 26th June 2013.

NB: Applications that are incomplete or that are received beyond the deadline will not be considered. 
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Babs Security

Vacancies

Security Guards
797 Posts
 
Age 22 to 50 years, O Levels certificate, mentally and physically fit
 
Honest and trustworthy with unquestionable integrity.
 
We will liaise with CID for certificate of good conduct.
 
Tailors
7 Posts
 
5 Tailors who can operate: straight, over lock and multipurpose machine
 
2 Tailors who can operate a knitting machine
 
Those with experience in knitting security guards uniform have an added advantage.
 
Radio Controllers
6 Posts
 
Radio-room controllers with related 2 years experience.
 
Human Resource Manager
1 Post
 
Suitable candidate will possess a degree in HRM and 3years work experience. 
Those with experience in commercial security firm will have an added advantage.
 
Recruitment will take place on 15th June 2013 at 10.00 a.m. at our offices BABS Group Center
 
BABS Group Centre
Waiyaki way, 
Next to CCK, 
Opposite Engen Petrol Station 1km to Kangemi flyover. 
You should also avail original copies of National ID,Academic/professional certificates, and discharge certificate for ex-armed police and testimonials.

Toyotsu Automart 
Financial Accountant
Duties
 
Under broad direction assists in the development of the Company’s financial and accounting systems, processes, policies, and procedures.
 
Challenges status quo and recommends accounting-related process improvements.
 
Performs complex account reconciliations and associated analysis.
 
Understands organizational structure and core businesses of the Company.
 
Prepares and posts journal vouchers which may include consolidations and eliminations.
 
Researches and resolves complex accounting issues.
 
Interacts with other departments and business units to resolve financial related issues.
 
Coordinates financial report preparation and analysis.
 
Meets deadlines and works well under pressure to produce accurate and timely results.
 
Manage inventory costing and ensure internal control on inventory
 
Requirements
  • Skills typically acquired through completion of an undergraduate/graduate degree in accounting and a minimum of five (5) years of experience in Accounting.
  • Accounting Certification preferred-CPA-K
  • Computer literate with hands on experience in use of ERP and Microsoft office product.
  • Good planner, organizer and effective decision maker.
  • Strong analytical and communication skills.
  • Basic supervisory skills/experience preferred.
  • Must be between 30 - 35 years old
Deadline for application is 19th June 2013
 
Please forward your updated C.V. and application letter to: accountant@toyotsuautomart.co.ke
KEMRI / USAMRU-K
 
“The Walter Reed Project”
 
Vacancy No: 002/05/2013

“The Walter Reed Project” also known as KEMRI/USAMRU-K is a Research Based Organization that is affiliated to the Kenya Medical Research Institute. 
Our mission is to develop and test improved methods for predicting, detecting, preventing and treating infectious disease. 
The organization seeks to fill the following positions at the Malaria Diagnostics Centre (MDC):

1. Lead Coordinator, MDC
 
Responsibilities:
  • In charge of formulating and developing appropriate training curricula.
  • Organizing and coordinating training programs in Kisumu and other established sites. Establishing work priorities and schedules and assigning/reassigning duties so that the centre’s milestones are met.
  • Steering the activities of the MDC and ensuring efficient utilization of the centre’s resources
  • Planning and coordinating malaria related activities with partners/organizations.
  • Providing technical support to Division of Malaria Control/MoH and other organizations.
  • Writing funding proposals for MDC related activities
  • Preparing budgets.
  • Generating and compiling monthly and activity reports.
Skill and Experience:
 
Education:
 
Essential:
  • BSc degree Biomedical Sciences or Medical Lab
  • Trained in GCLP
  • MSc degree in Project Management, Public Health, or Laboratory Science
Experience:
  • A good understanding of Laboratory Malaria Diagnostics
  • Hands on post qualification experience in coordinating scientific research activities for a minimum of 3 years
  • Tested leadership qualities and ability to impart knowledge to others
  • A demonstrated ability to develop funding proposals
2. Presidents Malaria Initiative Project Coordinator
 
Job Responsibilities:
  • Liaise and coordinate with USAID/PMI Kenya, the Kenya Ministry of Health (MOH), the Division of Malaria Control (DOMC), and other key stakeholders.
  • Develop work plans, reports and other documents as required by USAID/PMI and other key stakeholders
  • Oversee implementation of activities as outlined in the work plan
  • Ensure proposed activities and deliverables as captured in the work plan are achieved in a timely manner in line with USAID/PMI, MOH and DOMC objectives.
  • Development and implement monitoring and evaluation plans for proposed activities in line with USAID/PMI performance benchmarks.
  • Participate in planning, review and coordination meetings as scheduled.
Skills & Experience
  • Preferably a bachelor’s degree in health or social science with experience in health systems strengthening.
  • At least two years experience in malaria health systems strengthening
  • Familiarity with USAID/PMI project management systems and regulations.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with USAID/PMI, MOH officials, and other key stakeholders.
  • Experience in work plan development, report writing in addition to monitoring and evaluation
  • Excellent computer, writing and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently
Applications should include the following: Letter of Application (INDICATE VACANCY NUMBER), Current Curriculum Vitae (CV) with telephone number and e-mail address, Two letters of reference with contact telephone numbers and e-mail addresses, Copies of Certificates and Transcripts.
 
Applications are due no later than 25th June, 2013
 
To: 
Human Resource Manager, 
KEMRI/USAMRU-K 
"The Walter Reed Project"
P.O. Box 54-40100, 
Kisumu. 
Or e-mail to hr@wrp-ksm.org
 
Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 
Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
Tai Sacco Society Limited is a leading Sacco with a countrywide network. 
Its seeks to recruit dynamic and suitably qualified professionals to the below listed post.

Debt Collection Officer

Reporting to Credit Officer
  • Will be responsible for developing and executing the Society’s recovery and debt collection efforts.
  • Monitoring and rehabilitating delinquent accounts
  • Responsible for maximizing recoveries from written off accounts.
  • Monitor, coordinate all branches in sending notices to delinquent members and make prompt follow ups on the same.
  • Work closely with debt collection agencies to maximize recoveries.
  • Expected to maintain a low net bad debt and being resourceful in using different tactics in getting recoveries and handle different or difficult situations when necessary.
  • Ensure company debts are recovered on time and efficiently.
  • Develop relationships with the police, local administration and other government agencies necessary to aid collection.
  • Coordinate daily execution of debt follow up by phone, visits and recovery.
  • Oversee disposal of recovered assets.
  • Responsible of negotiating repayment plans with delinquent members.
  • Tracing missing debtors
  • To maintain an updated database of all assigned accounts and collections done with specific dates.
  • Represent the Sacco in court in matters of Debt Disputes.
Minimum Requirements
  • Must be aged between 28 – 40 years.
  • At least a diploma in credit management from a recognized Institution, however a degree will be an added advantage.
  • At least two years experience in debt collection, preferably in a Sacco
  • Possess strong interpersonal, communication and analytical skills.
  • Should be a self motivated team player who enjoys negotiating with customers for win-win situations.
  • Must have proven ability to develop relationships with agencies necessary to make recovery work successfully.
  • Must have ability to work with strict deadlines
  • Good negotiation and mathematical skills are also required.
  • Administrative and computer skills required
2) Micro Finance Officer

Job Description:

 
As an experienced and highly driven microfinance professional, you will play a key role in shaping the expansion of Tai Sacco’s Micro Finance department. 
You will be responsible for ensuring the healthy growth of the Sacco’s portfolio, by driving and coordinating selection, development and monitoring efforts.

Tasks / Responsibilities:
  • Selection of customers
  • Help set the strategy for growth
  • Grow portfolio of quality MF customers
  • Undertake due diligence and complete financial analysis on potential customers
  • Present potential customers to the Credit manager and recommend risk rating
  • Maintain an in-depth understanding of customers’ business plans, financial projections and support requirements
  • Define work plan and manage field work based on portfolio priorities
  • Ensure portfolio quality through effective monitoring, evaluation and follow up
  • Ensure due diligence through regular communications and  site visits
  • Strengthen customer capacity by providing training & support
Mandatory Skills / Qualifications / Experience
  • Professional experience of three years in an MFI, bank or management consulting firm
  • A diploma in Micro Finance Management or Credit Management from a recognized Institution. A degree is an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of microfinance best practices and familiarity with microfinance methodologies
  • Experience with due diligence and portfolio management analytical tools and methodologies
  • Strong management skills and ability to deliver results on multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Strong leadership skills, ability to work collaboratively and present to large groups publicly
  • Experience with managing small teams and with developing staff and partners
  • Ability to interact effectively with people of other cultures, capacities, and organizations
  • Strong interpersonal and speaking skills
Key competences in the above mentioned posts:
  • Target drive and result oriented.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Must have good judgment and able to listen and determine customers stakeholders needs.
  • Must be a good team player.
  • Must possess leadership skills and must be ready to work with no supervision.
  • Must be mature, creative and flexible.
  • Should be resilient under pressure and ready to work under strict deadlines.
  • Strong understanding of Co-operative movement will be an added advantage.
3) Direct Marketers 
Tai Sacco Society is a leading Sacco with a countrywide network.

We are seeking to recruit a team of result oriented Direct Marketers to be stationed in Thika and Ruiru

Reporting to the marketing manager, successful candidates will be responsible for Membership recruitment, opening Fosa Accounts and any other assignments in their areas of jurisdiction.

Qualifications & Skills
  • Diploma in any business related field.
  • A degree in a business related field will be an added advantage.
  • Two years experience in Direct Marketing.
Remuneration

The successful candidates will be offered competitive retainer plus commission on targets achieved.

Candidates who meet the above qualifications and experience should send their applications including detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV), not later than 19th June 2013, to:

The Chairman,
Tai Sacco Society Ltd.
P.O. Box 718-00260
Githunguri

Our Email Address: info@taisacco.coop or taisacco@yahoo.com
1. Computer Applications Tutor
 
Minimum Diploma in IT/ICT
 
ICDL Certificate holder
 
Proficient in: Systematic, Pastel, AutoCAD, ArchiCAD, Photoshop,Illustrator,Flash Fireworks, A+/N+, Dreamweaver, QuickBooks, CorelDraw
 
2. Lecturers in the Following Areas:
  • Information Technology
  • Business - HR, Marketing
  • Hospitality
  • Tourism
  • Community Development
  • Journalism
Qualifications
  • Minimum HN Diploma(KNEC) or first degree
  • At least 3 years teaching experience
Apply to:
 
The Principal
Nairobi Institute of Business Studies
P.O Box 1227-00232 
Ruiru
 
Email: hr.thikaroad@nibs.ac.ke
 
By 20th June 2013
Othaya Mukurweini Water Services Company is a water provider contracted by Tana Water Services Board to provide water and sanitation services under its license in Nyeri South and Mukurweini Districts under Water Act 2002. 
To strengthen our team of staff and management, we invite applications from highly competent, proactive and self driven individual to fill the following positions within the company.
 
1. Commercial Manager 
(Based at Othaya)
 
Reporting to the Managing Director, the Commercial Manager will ensure prudent management of financial resources and continuous improvement of administration and accounting systems in the company

Major Responsibilities include:
  • Planning, Developing implementing and reviewing financial and accounting policies and procedures in the company
  • Analyzing viability of new business ventures and services
  • Ensuring compliance with finance and accounting standards and regulations
  • Coordinating preparation of budgets and ensuring implementation and controls as per approved levels
  • Ensuring development and implementation of effective billing system in the company
  • Ensuring timely collection of all revenue generated and billed as per policies and procedure
  • Ensuring preparation and presentation of financial reports to the board as per approved policy
  • Ensuring that policies of fixed assets are followed and reconciliation report prepared as and when required
  • Ensuring achievement of set goals and objectives in the department
  • Ensuring accurate costing of products/services as per approved procedures
  • Ensuring proper control of the stores materials/items as per approved procedures
  • Ensuring proper maintenance of accounting control systems as per approved procedures
  • Ensuring the provision of comprehensive commercial information to the various user departments and units to facilitate timely achievement of the overall organizational objectives and goals
  • Enhancing positive corporate image all the time
  • Monitoring the utilization of company assets/resources
  • Supervising, appraising staff and identifying their training and development needs
Required qualifications, experience and key competencies
 
The successful candidate should have practical skills, experience and a demonstrable track record in managing a large and dynamic department or organization. 
Specifically, the candidate must have:
  • Degree in B.Com preferably in accounting, finance, or its equivalent from a recognized university
  • A certified Public Accountant - CPA (K)
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a medium or large commercial environment preferably in a water sector.
  • Good knowledge in accounting and financial management
  • Good knowledge of computerized financial systems
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under minimum supervision
2. Accountant
(Based at Othaya)
 
Reporting to the Commercial Manager, the Accountant will be responsible for accounting and safeguarding the company’s assets and production of timely and accurate financial reports
 
Major Responsibilities include:
  • Compiling and analyzing financial information to prepare financial reports including monthly, quarterly and annual accounts
  • Ensuring financial records are maintained in compliance with accepted policies and procedures
  • Ensuring all statutory requirements are complied with
  • Preparing financial management reports
  • Establishing and monitor the implementation and maintenance of accounting control procedures
  • Facilitating in budgetary preparation
  • Ensuring all expenditures are in line with the approved budget
  • Developing and maintaining financial data bases
  • Ensuring that proper accounting systems and controls are in place
  • Ensuring that proper books of accounts are maintained
  • Evaluating and advising on business operations including revenue and expenditure trends, financial commitments and future revenues
  • Planning and managing inventory levels of materials or products.
Required qualifications, experience and key competencies
 
The successful candidate should have practical skills, experience and a demonstrable track record in accounting. 
Specifically, the candidate must have:
  • Degree in B.Com or equivalent
  • CPA K or equivalent
  • Computer literate
  • 2 years experience
3. Procurement Officer 
(Based at Othaya)
 
Reporting to the Managing Director, the Procurement Officer will ensure that all the Company procurement processes are carried out in line with the Public Procurement & Disposal Act & Regulations while observing the best procurement practice
 
Major Responsibilities include:
  • Ensuring proper interpretation, implementation and adherence to Public Procurement and Disposal Act and Regulations
  • Ensuring availability of quality goods and services ordered and prompt delivery to the users
  • Ensuring cost rationalization by carrying out price surveys to determine price trends to help in supplier’s appraisal.
  • Ensuring timely processing of tenders for procurement of goods and services within the framework of established policies and procedures
  • Preparing procurement plans in liaison with user departments
  • Ensuring that goods procured by the company meet tender specifications
  • Preparing timely and accurate reports as required.
Required qualifications, experience and key competencies
 
The successful candidate should have practical skills, experience and a demonstrable track record in procurement. 
Specifically, the candidate must have:
  • Degree in Purchasing or Supplies, Economics, Commerce or related discipline with at least two (2) years experience in Purchasing and Supplies.
  • Knowledge of the Public Procurement Act and Regulations.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines with minimum supervision
  • Computer literacy
  • Must be registered with the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management
4. Assistant Procurement Officer 
(Based at Othaya)
 
Reporting to the Procurement Officer,The Assistant Procurement Officer will offer operational support and ensure that the Company is compliant with the Public Procurement & Disposal Act & Regulations.
 
Major Duties include:
  • Ensuring security and safe custody of stores
  • Tracking all procurement assignments at all times
  • Preparing records during the entire procurement process using established formats and ensuring their safe keeping
  • Making recommendations for disposal of unserviceable and/or other stores
  • Assisting in preparation of bid documents
  • Preparing monthly reports on the status of ongoing procurements
  • Reviewing the usage of supplies to identify cost reduction and service improvement.
The successful candidate should have practical skills, experience and a demonstrable track record in procurement.
Specifically, the candidate must have:
  • Diploma in Purchasing and supplies management
  • Computer literate
  • 1 year experience in a similar role.
  • Conversant with the Public Procurement and Disposal Act and Regulations
  • Must be registered with the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management
Interested candidates should forward their applications with updated CVs, names and telephone contacts of three professional referees with copies of academic and professional certificates, testimonials, current and expected salary in envelopes clearly marking the position applied for to:-
 
The Managing Director
Othaya Mukurweini Water Services Company
P.O Box 482-10106
Othaya
 
Application should be received not later than 26th June 2013.
 
Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification
United Nations Development Programme

National Individual Consultant

Developing Business Models for Sustaining Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) Interventions in Mwingi District

Background

 
Kenya’s geographic location makes it inherently prone to cyclical droughts and floods. 
Moreover, according to the Initial National Communication (INC), such types of cyclical climate-driven events will increase in intensity and frequency due to global climate change. 
Livelihoods and economic activities in Kenya are highly vulnerable to climatic fluctuations, with the districts of the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs) being among the most vulnerable to recurrent droughts, and to long-term climate change. 
The rural poor are the most vulnerable to the impacts of Kenya’s current climate variability.
 
In response to this, Kenya Government through the Ministry of State for Development of Northern Kenya and Other Arid Lands received funding from GEF in 2009 to support the Kenya Adaptation to Climate change in Arid Lands (KACCAL) project. 
The 3-year USD 1.0m fund is managed through UNDP and has from 2011 been supporting poor and vulnerable communities in the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs) of Mwingi district to enhance their adaptive capacity to drought and flood.
 
The thrust of the project has been on livelihood diversification and livelihood enhancement interventions.
 
Objective
 
(i) Viable Sustainable Business Models Developed for initiatives in each community.
 
(ii) Organizational structures in each community that will enable successful implementation of the business models Proposed
 
Application Process
 
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their applications which should include the following:
 
1. UNDP Personal History Form (P11)
 
2. Detailed Curriculum Vitae
 
3. Proposal for implementing the assignment
 
Please quote “BUSINESS MODELS FOR SUSTAINING CCA INTERVENTIONS - MWINGI DISTRICT” on the subject line.
 
Applications should be emailed to consultants.ken@undp.org to reach us not later than Wednesday, 19 June 2013 at 6.00 P.M Kenya Time.
 
Please see the Terms of Reference, the P11 form, the Individual Contract Proposal form and the Terms and Conditions of Individual Contracts by visiting the UNDP Kenya Website: - http://www.ke.undp.org/content/kenya/en/home/operations/procurement

Othaya Mukurweini Water Services Company is a water provider contracted by Tana Water Services Board to provide water and sanitation services under its license in Nyeri South and Mukurweini Districts under Water Act 2002. 
To strengthen our team of staff and management, we invite applications from highly competent, proactive and self driven individual to fill the following positions within the company.
 
1. Commercial Manager 
(Based at Othaya)
 
Reporting to the Managing Director, the Commercial Manager will ensure prudent management of financial resources and continuous improvement of administration and accounting systems in the company

Major Responsibilities include:
  • Planning, Developing implementing and reviewing financial and accounting policies and procedures in the company
  • Analyzing viability of new business ventures and services
  • Ensuring compliance with finance and accounting standards and regulations
  • Coordinating preparation of budgets and ensuring implementation and controls as per approved levels
  • Ensuring development and implementation of effective billing system in the company
  • Ensuring timely collection of all revenue generated and billed as per policies and procedure
  • Ensuring preparation and presentation of financial reports to the board as per approved policy
  • Ensuring that policies of fixed assets are followed and reconciliation report prepared as and when required
  • Ensuring achievement of set goals and objectives in the department
  • Ensuring accurate costing of products/services as per approved procedures
  • Ensuring proper control of the stores materials/items as per approved procedures
  • Ensuring proper maintenance of accounting control systems as per approved procedures
  • Ensuring the provision of comprehensive commercial information to the various user departments and units to facilitate timely achievement of the overall organizational objectives and goals
  • Enhancing positive corporate image all the time
  • Monitoring the utilization of company assets/resources
  • Supervising, appraising staff and identifying their training and development needs
Required qualifications, experience and key competencies
 
The successful candidate should have practical skills, experience and a demonstrable track record in managing a large and dynamic department or organization. 
Specifically, the candidate must have:
  • Degree in B.Com preferably in accounting, finance, or its equivalent from a recognized university
  • A certified Public Accountant - CPA (K)
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a medium or large commercial environment preferably in a water sector.
  • Good knowledge in accounting and financial management
  • Good knowledge of computerized financial systems
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under minimum supervision
2. Accountant
(Based at Othaya)
 
Reporting to the Commercial Manager, the Accountant will be responsible for accounting and safeguarding the company’s assets and production of timely and accurate financial reports
 
Major Responsibilities include:
  • Compiling and analyzing financial information to prepare financial reports including monthly, quarterly and annual accounts
  • Ensuring financial records are maintained in compliance with accepted policies and procedures
  • Ensuring all statutory requirements are complied with
  • Preparing financial management reports
  • Establishing and monitor the implementation and maintenance of accounting control procedures
  • Facilitating in budgetary preparation
  • Ensuring all expenditures are in line with the approved budget
  • Developing and maintaining financial data bases
  • Ensuring that proper accounting systems and controls are in place
  • Ensuring that proper books of accounts are maintained
  • Evaluating and advising on business operations including revenue and expenditure trends, financial commitments and future revenues
  • Planning and managing inventory levels of materials or products.
Required qualifications, experience and key competencies
 
The successful candidate should have practical skills, experience and a demonstrable track record in accounting. 
Specifically, the candidate must have:
  • Degree in B.Com or equivalent
  • CPA K or equivalent
  • Computer literate
  • 2 years experience
3. Procurement Officer 
(Based at Othaya)
 
Reporting to the Managing Director, the Procurement Officer will ensure that all the Company procurement processes are carried out in line with the Public Procurement & Disposal Act & Regulations while observing the best procurement practice
 
Major Responsibilities include:
  • Ensuring proper interpretation, implementation and adherence to Public Procurement and Disposal Act and Regulations
  • Ensuring availability of quality goods and services ordered and prompt delivery to the users
  • Ensuring cost rationalization by carrying out price surveys to determine price trends to help in supplier’s appraisal.
  • Ensuring timely processing of tenders for procurement of goods and services within the framework of established policies and procedures
  • Preparing procurement plans in liaison with user departments
  • Ensuring that goods procured by the company meet tender specifications
  • Preparing timely and accurate reports as required.
Required qualifications, experience and key competencies
 
The successful candidate should have practical skills, experience and a demonstrable track record in procurement. 
Specifically, the candidate must have:
  • Degree in Purchasing or Supplies, Economics, Commerce or related discipline with at least two (2) years experience in Purchasing and Supplies.
  • Knowledge of the Public Procurement Act and Regulations.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines with minimum supervision
  • Computer literacy
  • Must be registered with the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management
4. Assistant Procurement Officer 
(Based at Othaya)
 
Reporting to the Procurement Officer,The Assistant Procurement Officer will offer operational support and ensure that the Company is compliant with the Public Procurement & Disposal Act & Regulations.
 
Major Duties include:
  • Ensuring security and safe custody of stores
  • Tracking all procurement assignments at all times
  • Preparing records during the entire procurement process using established formats and ensuring their safe keeping
  • Making recommendations for disposal of unserviceable and/or other stores
  • Assisting in preparation of bid documents
  • Preparing monthly reports on the status of ongoing procurements
  • Reviewing the usage of supplies to identify cost reduction and service improvement.
The successful candidate should have practical skills, experience and a demonstrable track record in procurement.
Specifically, the candidate must have:
  • Diploma in Purchasing and supplies management
  • Computer literate
  • 1 year experience in a similar role.
  • Conversant with the Public Procurement and Disposal Act and Regulations
  • Must be registered with the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management
Interested candidates should forward their applications with updated CVs, names and telephone contacts of three professional referees with copies of academic and professional certificates, testimonials, current and expected salary in envelopes clearly marking the position applied for to:-
 
The Managing Director
Othaya Mukurweini Water Services Company
P.O Box 482-10106
Othaya
 
Application should be received not later than 26th June 2013.
 
Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification
Othaya Mukurweini Water Services Company is a water provider contracted by Tana Water Services Board to provide water and sanitation services under its license in Nyeri South and Mukurweini Districts under Water Act 2002. 
To strengthen our team of staff and management, we invite applications from highly competent, proactive and self driven individual to fill the following positions within the company.
 
1. Commercial Manager 
(Based at Othaya)
 
Reporting to the Managing Director, the Commercial Manager will ensure prudent management of financial resources and continuous improvement of administration and accounting systems in the company

Major Responsibilities include:
  • Planning, Developing implementing and reviewing financial and accounting policies and procedures in the company
  • Analyzing viability of new business ventures and services
  • Ensuring compliance with finance and accounting standards and regulations
  • Coordinating preparation of budgets and ensuring implementation and controls as per approved levels
  • Ensuring development and implementation of effective billing system in the company
  • Ensuring timely collection of all revenue generated and billed as per policies and procedure
  • Ensuring preparation and presentation of financial reports to the board as per approved policy
  • Ensuring that policies of fixed assets are followed and reconciliation report prepared as and when required
  • Ensuring achievement of set goals and objectives in the department
  • Ensuring accurate costing of products/services as per approved procedures
  • Ensuring proper control of the stores materials/items as per approved procedures
  • Ensuring proper maintenance of accounting control systems as per approved procedures
  • Ensuring the provision of comprehensive commercial information to the various user departments and units to facilitate timely achievement of the overall organizational objectives and goals
  • Enhancing positive corporate image all the time
  • Monitoring the utilization of company assets/resources
  • Supervising, appraising staff and identifying their training and development needs
Required qualifications, experience and key competencies
 
The successful candidate should have practical skills, experience and a demonstrable track record in managing a large and dynamic department or organization. 
Specifically, the candidate must have:
  • Degree in B.Com preferably in accounting, finance, or its equivalent from a recognized university
  • A certified Public Accountant - CPA (K)
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a medium or large commercial environment preferably in a water sector.
  • Good knowledge in accounting and financial management
  • Good knowledge of computerized financial systems
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under minimum supervision
2. Accountant
(Based at Othaya)
 
Reporting to the Commercial Manager, the Accountant will be responsible for accounting and safeguarding the company’s assets and production of timely and accurate financial reports
 
Major Responsibilities include:
  • Compiling and analyzing financial information to prepare financial reports including monthly, quarterly and annual accounts
  • Ensuring financial records are maintained in compliance with accepted policies and procedures
  • Ensuring all statutory requirements are complied with
  • Preparing financial management reports
  • Establishing and monitor the implementation and maintenance of accounting control procedures
  • Facilitating in budgetary preparation
  • Ensuring all expenditures are in line with the approved budget
  • Developing and maintaining financial data bases
  • Ensuring that proper accounting systems and controls are in place
  • Ensuring that proper books of accounts are maintained
  • Evaluating and advising on business operations including revenue and expenditure trends, financial commitments and future revenues
  • Planning and managing inventory levels of materials or products.
Required qualifications, experience and key competencies
 
The successful candidate should have practical skills, experience and a demonstrable track record in accounting. 
Specifically, the candidate must have:
  • Degree in B.Com or equivalent
  • CPA K or equivalent
  • Computer literate
  • 2 years experience
3. Procurement Officer 
(Based at Othaya)
 
Reporting to the Managing Director, the Procurement Officer will ensure that all the Company procurement processes are carried out in line with the Public Procurement & Disposal Act & Regulations while observing the best procurement practice
 
Major Responsibilities include:
  • Ensuring proper interpretation, implementation and adherence to Public Procurement and Disposal Act and Regulations
  • Ensuring availability of quality goods and services ordered and prompt delivery to the users
  • Ensuring cost rationalization by carrying out price surveys to determine price trends to help in supplier’s appraisal.
  • Ensuring timely processing of tenders for procurement of goods and services within the framework of established policies and procedures
  • Preparing procurement plans in liaison with user departments
  • Ensuring that goods procured by the company meet tender specifications
  • Preparing timely and accurate reports as required.
Required qualifications, experience and key competencies
 
The successful candidate should have practical skills, experience and a demonstrable track record in procurement. 
Specifically, the candidate must have:
  • Degree in Purchasing or Supplies, Economics, Commerce or related discipline with at least two (2) years experience in Purchasing and Supplies.
  • Knowledge of the Public Procurement Act and Regulations.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines with minimum supervision
  • Computer literacy
  • Must be registered with the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management
4. Assistant Procurement Officer 
(Based at Othaya)
 
Reporting to the Procurement Officer,The Assistant Procurement Officer will offer operational support and ensure that the Company is compliant with the Public Procurement & Disposal Act & Regulations.
 
Major Duties include:
  • Ensuring security and safe custody of stores
  • Tracking all procurement assignments at all times
  • Preparing records during the entire procurement process using established formats and ensuring their safe keeping
  • Making recommendations for disposal of unserviceable and/or other stores
  • Assisting in preparation of bid documents
  • Preparing monthly reports on the status of ongoing procurements
  • Reviewing the usage of supplies to identify cost reduction and service improvement.
The successful candidate should have practical skills, experience and a demonstrable track record in procurement.
Specifically, the candidate must have:
  • Diploma in Purchasing and supplies management
  • Computer literate
  • 1 year experience in a similar role.
  • Conversant with the Public Procurement and Disposal Act and Regulations
  • Must be registered with the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management
Interested candidates should forward their applications with updated CVs, names and telephone contacts of three professional referees with copies of academic and professional certificates, testimonials, current and expected salary in envelopes clearly marking the position applied for to:-
 
The Managing Director
Othaya Mukurweini Water Services Company
P.O Box 482-10106
Othaya
 
Application should be received not later than 26th June 2013.
 
Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification

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