Research Scientist (Biotechnology) 
(2 positions)

Position description:
 
The primary role of this position is research in the development of biotechnological innovations especially for diagnostic tools, vaccines and biological materials. 
This includes but is not limited to immunology and immunopathology of infectious diseases. Immunology of HIV/AIDS. 
Specialized services in immunology and immunodiagnoses, e.g tissues typing. Quality assessment in clinical histopathology. 
Vaccine and drug trials in animal models. Research on malaria and leishmania parasites and sandflies.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  •  Support the conduct of ongoing research in the above mentioned fields,
  • Development of research projects/grants in the same fields.
Qualifications and Competencies:
  • Degree a relevant discipline,
  • Masters in Public Health or Epidemiology or a research related Masters (A PhD would be an added advantage),
  • Knowledge and demonstrable skills in a wide range of research and/or laboratory science,
  • Training in Good Clinical Practice (GCP)/ or GCLP,
  • Excellent written and verbal communication,
  • Competency in MS office,
  • Must have demonstrated leadership skills,
  • Must be a team player.
Research Scientist 
(Non Communicable diseases:-Mental Health/Lifestyle Diseases) 
(1 position)

Position Description: 

The primary role of this position is to increase the capacity in research on mental health/lifestyle diseases at the institute cognizant of the expansion of the institutes programs to include a stronger non communicable disease program focusing on diseases such as cancer, diabetes and hypertensive disorders.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Secure research grants particularly those in areas of Non communicable diseases, focusing on mental health and other related fields in Kenya. Develop a research program of mental health/lifestyle diseases at KEMRI.

Qualifications and Competencies:

  • Degree in Medicine and registered to practice with the Kenya Medical and Dental practitioners Board with current licensure,
  • Masters in Psychiatry (recognition from the KMDPB for this specialty is an added advantage),
  • Sub specialization in management of substance abuse and other relevant field will be an advantage,
  • Management of mental health services in a larger organization,
  • Proven track record of mentorship,
  • Knowledge and demonstrable skills in a wide range of research including experience in conducting clinical trials is an advantage,
  • Excellent written and verbal communication,
  • Must be computer literate,
  • Must have demonstrated exemplary leadership skills,
  • Must be a team player.
Interested candidates should send their applications enclosing a detailed CV, copies of certified certificates, professional qualifications, email address, a day time telephone contact and the details and contact information for three referees to the following address, not later than 5th July, 2013 to, The Director, Kenya Medical Research Institute, P.O. Box 54840-00200, NAIROBI, Attn: Head of Human Resources or email address hr@kemri.org

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Located in the South Coast of Kenya between Kwale and Ramisi, Kwale International Sugar Company Limited (KISCOL) is in the process of establishing a green field sugar cane estate of 5,000 acres as well as a processing complex with a capacity of 3,000TCD.

Our vision is to achieve world class standards by applying modern best practices such as drip irrigation on our sugar cane estate and cane processing plant (with residues being used in the co-generation and distillery plants).

KISCOL intends to integrate sound environment guidelines as well as community values as part of its management policy.

In addition, KISCOL aims at benchmarking itself with the best as a socially good employer, caring for its workers and being sensitive to the welfare of the many farmers supplying their produce to the factory.

KISCOL’s challenge is to uplift the economic status of the communities in the South Coast and improve the livelihood of nearly 2000 families directly involved in running the estate and factories and supply of cane to the complex.

In line with this vision, Kwale International Sugar Company Limited (KISCOL) hereby invites applications from qualified and experienced individuals for the following positions:

Agronomist
 
Qualifications and Experience
  • Degree ¡n an agriculture related field
  • Minimum of two years experience in a plantation of over 1000 ha; specializing in drip irrigation
  • A proven team player with the ability to relate well across all levels and within different cultural backgrounds
  • Computer literacy; training in Basis will be an added advantage
  • Valid driving licence
Duties and Responsibilities
  • In collaboration with the Agriculture and Irrigation managers, oversee, organize, coordinate and control daily activities of the cane plantation
  • Provide technical and management aspects of cane plantation production
  • Monitor the proper implementation of agronomic standards and agrochemicals
  • Develop systems, guidelines and standards of cane production
Assistant Agronomist
 
Qualifications and experience
  • Degree or diploma in agriculture related field
  • Minimum of two years experience in a cane plantation of over 1 000 ha; specializing in drip irrigation
  • A proven team player with the ability to relate well across all levels and within different cultural backgrounds
  • Computer literacy; training in Basis will be an added advantage
  • Valid driving licence
Duties and responsibilities
  • In collaboration with the Agriculture and Irrigation managers, oversee organize, coordinate and control daily activities of the cane plantation
  • Assist in provision of technical and management aspects of cane production
  • Assist in monitoring and proper implementation of agronomic standards and agrochemicals
  • Develop systems, guidelines and standards of cane production
Agricultural Operations Technical Support Coordinator
 
Accountable to:
Agricultural Technical Support Team Senior Coordinator

Qualifications and experience:
  • Education: B.Sc/M Sc. in Agronomy/Irrigation/Agricultural Mechanization/ Agricultural Engineering/Crop Production
  • Experience & Skill: 8/1 0 years for BSc./M.Sc., respectively, but out of which half of the service year should be on sugarcane production.
  • Having practical knowledge on managing sugarcane estates or irrigation training and management are added advantages
  • Computer literate/skill
  • Good communication skills
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Plans, organizes and directs the overall activities of the technical support for nucleus estate agricultural operations;
  • Establishes monitoring and evaluation systems and undertakes follow-up of the nucleus estate;
  • Develops performance measurement indexes for agricultural operations and evaluates accordingly;
  • Reviews and analyzes operational data and/or information;
  • Develops and implements systems on agricultural input and machinery use as well as standards;
  • Undertakes skill gap identification (training need assessment); and
  • Prepares technical and periodic performance reports.
Duty Station: Nairobi with frequent estate visits

Irrigation Manager
 
Qualifications and experience
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture or Agricultural related field.
  • Certifications in irrigation management systems.
  • Ten years experience in cash crop production with at least two years experience ¡n Drip irrigation.
  • Have excellent management skills.
  • Ability to work well as part of a team
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Plans and directs construction, maintenance, and operation of irrigation systems. Study the capacity of present facilities, agricultural requirements, crop trends, and projected future water needs aligning it with the company policy.
  • Assesses designs, and oversees construction of irrigation projects distributing water to agricultural lands.
  • Design irrigation systems, knowledgeable in crop water requirement, conversant with workings of boreholes.
  • Monitors irrigation system and coordinates maintenance, Inspects field operations, distribution of water within divisions and reviews periodic reports from subordinates to determine projects progress.
  • Plans and designs irrigation fixtures including installation of fixtures as per requirements and specifications.
  • Research on problems of soil drainage and conservation.
Quantity Surveyor
 
Qualifications and experience
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Quantity Surveying or equivalent.
  • Higher National Diploma in Building Economics or Quantity survey
  • Eight years experience in the construction sector with at least three (3) years as a Quantity Surveyor.
  • Proficiency in Ms. Project, Ms. Excel and any other QS software
  • Excellent planning and analytical skills
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Set up and integrate monitoring systems for budget control.
  • Cost planning and commercial management during the entire life cycle of the project from inception to completion
  • Risk Management
  • Commercial and legal contract Administration
Water Engineer

Qualifications and experience
  • Degree in Civil engineering.
  • Excellent social, analytical and management skills
  • Be a team player
  • Five years experience with water relay and conveyance systems
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Interpretation of design drawings and specifications, calculations
  • Prepare schedules for inspection and maintenance of dams, pipelines and pump stations systems.
  • Performs engineering design and scientific calculations, performs design work, preliminary analysis, and layout under the supervision of project managers.
  • Performs field investigations, inspections and design analysis for storm water, potable water, or waste water projects.
  • Managing and maintaining water and sewerage infrastructure operations
Project Planner
 
Qualifications and experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management.
  • Proficiency in MS Project and MS Excel in planning.
  • Proficiency in project design skills e.g. Auto CAD and ARCHICAD
  • Two years experience in construction management and planning
  • Have excellent management skills.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Preparation and interpretation of construction schedules
  • In liaison with management, conduct project planning analysis.
  • Ensure proper tabulation and maintenance of all essential documentation that applies to the milestones of the project.
  • Gather and review data concerning facility modifications and regulatory requirements
  • Prepare technical statements of work for construction projects, facility modifications, improvements, and service and maintenance contracts.
Water Technician
 
Qualifications and experience
  • Higher National Diploma in Grounds Water Technology or Water Engineering.
  • Two years experience in ground water technology
  • Experience in water relay systems design and drilling operations.
  • Excellent planning, reporting and analytical skills
  • Knowledge in design of water projects is an added advantage with regards to irrigation
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Supervision of field projects . Installation and overhauling of water and sewer lines
  • Install and repair valves
  • Operate specialized equipment
Mechanical Engineer
 
Qualifications and experience
  • Bachelor’s degree ¡n Mechanical Engineering
  • Five years experience in a similar position
  • Two years experience in the sugar industry will be an added advantage.
  • Registration with ERB as Graduate or Registered Engineer and membership with IEK shall be an added advantage
  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications and AUTOCAD and other design software;
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills;
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Research, design, evaluate, install, operate, and maintain mechanical products, equipment, systems and processes to meet requirements, applying knowledge of engineering principles.
  • Maintenance and servicing of boilers, water treatment tanks, turbines etc.
  • Investigate equipment failures and difficulties to diagnose faulty operations and make recommendations
  • Oversee installation, operation, maintenance, and repair to ensure that machines and equipment are installed and functioning according to specifications.
Civil Engineer
 
Qualifications and experience
  • BSc Civil Engineering.
  • Registration with ERB as a graduate or Registered Engineer and membership with IEK shall be an added advantage
  • Proficiency in Office and CAD computer applications
  • Other structural analysis and design software will be an added advantage
  • 5 years experience in a similar position with at least two years experience in the sugar industry.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Analyze construction designs to ensure efficient design parameters.
  • Inspect project sites to monitor progress and ensure conformance to design specifications and safety or sanitation standards.
  • Direct construction, operations, and maintenance activities at project site.
  • Direct or participate in surveying to lay out installations and establish reference points, grades, and elevations to guide construction.
Electrical Engineer
 
Qualifications and experience
  • BSc. degree ¡n Electrical and Electronics engineering, or equivalent field.
  • 5 years experience with two years background in the sugar industry is an added advantage.
  • Diploma in electrical engineering - power option, EIT Ill or EET Ill
  • Have practical knowledge in Electronic Systems, Electronics Troubleshooting, Electronic Testing Design, Project Management, Quality Focus, Analyzing Information, excellent diagnostic skills and Innovation
  • Registration with Kenya Engineers Registration Board.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Maintaining, installing, monitoring and upgrading electronic systems and equipment to attain efficiency, reliability and optimal performance.
  • Ensure training of machine operators and electrical staff
  • Set and communicate safety standards relating to electronic systems, equipment and enforce compliance with the Energy Regulatory Commission
  • Oversee electrical repairs of plant and other office facilities
  • Coordinate repairing of malfunctioned machinery and equipment
Qualified individuals are invited to send their application along with detailed CV to careers@kwale-group.com so as to be received on or before 6th July, 2013
The National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) is a statutory institution established under the Science, Technology and Innovation Act, 2013. 
It is a successor to the National Council for Science and Technology. 
The Commission’s core mandate includes advising the government on issues of Science, Technology and Innovation (ST&I), regulatory role in licensing research, registering research institutions and quality assurance of research, co-ordination and cooperation between various agencies involved in ST&I, setting of research priorities in ST&I activities and promotion of increase awareness, knowledge and information of research system.

Human Resource and Administration Manager: 
Ref: NACOSTI/HRM/2013/1

Job Specifications
  • Have a Masters degree in either Human Resource Management, Industrial Relations, Business Administration or related field.
  • Served as a Human Resource and Administration officer for ten (10) years, four (4) of which must have been in a management position in a recognized public or private institution
  • Must be a registered member of the Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM)
  • Demonstrated leadership, coordination and managerial capabilities
  • Excellent interaction and presentation skills
  • Computer literate
  • Must be compliant to chapter six of the constitution of Kenya (2010)
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Advising the Commission on all matters pertaining to human resource (HR)
  • Issuing administrative guidelines on interpretation of labour laws and other human resource related statutes
  • Developing human resource management policies geared towards instilling the right attitudes, values and culture in line with the overall Commission's mission and vision
  • Proposing performance improvement strategies that are adaptive to the changing environment and technology
  • Maintaining human resource data base for officers whose scheme of service fall under the management of the division, researching or relevant regulation and standards
  • Overseeing change management process
  • Coordinating policy management process
  • Ensuring appropriate HR training of all employees of the Commission
  • Manage the recruitment process and analyse the training needs of human resource
  • Ensuring that the Commission develops policies for attracting, retaining and developing human resource
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Principal Human Resource and Administration Officer
Ref: NACOSTI/HRM/2013/2
Job Specifications
  • Have a Masters degree in either Human Resource Management, Industrial Relations, Business Administration or related field.
  • Served as a Human Resource and Administration officer for five (5) years, three (3) of which must have been in a management position in a recognized public or private institution
  • Must be a registered member of the Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM)
  • Demonstrated leadership, coordination and managerial capabilities
  • Excellent interaction and presentation skills
  • Computer literate
  • Must be compliant to chapter six of the constitution of Kenya (2010)
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Developing and implementing human resource policies and strategies
  • Recruitment, selection and development of human resources
  • Developing and managing the staff welfare scheme
  • Developing a highly skilled human base
  • Implementing employees satisfaction survey
  • Deployment of staff
  • Managing employee payroll
  • Providing advice on human resource management principles and practices with a view to upholding corporate core values and fulfill social responsibilities
  • Developing of human resources plans, activities and Personnel Emoluments;
  • Coordinating occupational health and safety, training and development of staff
  • Performance management
  • Involved in carrying out staff separation.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
ICT Services Manager: 
Ref: NACOSTI/ICT/2013/3

Job Specifications
  • A masters degree in Computer Science or any other ICT related discipline from a recognized institution
  • Served as an Assistant Manager ICT or in a comparable or relevant position in the private or public service for a minimum period of 8 years
  • Broad knowledge of information technology (IT) processing systems, concepts and methodologies
  • Demonstrated aptitude for learning new technologies
  • Relevant IT certification and registrations required
  • Must be compliant to chapter six of the constitution of Kenya (2010)
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Designing specifications aimed at the computerization and networking of functions, activities and processes
  • Implementing ICT policies and plans in all functions, activities and processes, analyzing user requirements , procedures and capabilities of computer security systems
  • Testing and evaluating the integrity of existing and new computer security measures
  • Coordination and supervising multiple systems to work in unison, either internally or throughout a prescribed network of external platform
  • Managing and troubleshooting the Local Area Network (LAN) as well as monitoring, diagnosis and troubleshooting the computer network backbone
  • Assess and respond to ICT needs of the Commission
  • Advising the Commission on matters of IT
  • Sourcing and mobilizing resources for ICT purposes
  • Be responsible for ordering, acquisition, inventorying and disposition of hardware and software
  • Develop, review and certify all back-up and disaster recovery procedures and plans
  • Maintain the integrity and continual operation of the ICT network including Wi-fi
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Chief ICT Officer: 
Ref: NACOSTI/ICT/2013/4

Job Specifications
  • A masters degree in Computer Science or any other ICT related discipline from a recognized institution
  • Served as an Assistant Manager ICT or in a comparable or relevant position in the private or public service for a minimum period of 5 years
  • Broad knowledge of information technology (IT) processing systems, concepts and methodologies
  • Demonstrated aptitude for learning new technologies
  • Relevant IT certification and registrations required
  • Must be compliant to chapter six of the constitution of Kenya (2010)
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Designing specifications aimed at the computerization and networking of functions, activities and processes
  • Implementing ICT policies and plans in all functions, activities and processes
  • analyzing user requirements, procedures and capabilities of computer security systems;
  • Coordinating security of software
  • Investigating and resolving computer hardware and software problems
  • Testing and evaluating the integrity of existing and new computer security measures;
  • Coordinating and supervising multiple systems to work in unison, either internally or throughout a prescribed network of external platforms
  • Developing budgets to accommodate the technological communication needs of various departments and service areas in consultation with the various user departments
  • Managing and troubleshooting the Local Area Network (LAN) as well as monitoring, diagnosing and troubleshooting the computer network backbone
  • Monitoring the entire computer network systems at the Commission
  • Evaluating software vendors and solutions.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Corporate Communications Manager: 
Ref: NACOSTI/CCM/2013/5

Job Specifications
  • Have a Masters Degree in Communications or its equivalent
  • Have served as a Communications Manager in the public or private sector for a period of 8 years
  • Possess good analytical, oral and written skills
  • Able to work under pressure in a busy and dynamic environment
  • Must be compliant to chapter six of the constitution of Kenya (2010)
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Responsible for the formulation, implementation and co-ordination of information and public Communication policies, strategies, programmers and significant events in the Commission
  • Developing communication and marketing strategy for promoting the Commission programmes as well as positioning the Commission's brand in the market
  • Developing all necessary communication and marketing tools and branding materials for the Commission including newsletters, brochure and documentaries
  • Carrying out marketing research to identify market needs that will inform Commission's programme development, improved service delivery, and identify opportunities for the Commission’s growth;
  • Building and sustaining sound relations with all stakeholders; and communicating and disseminating Commission’s policies, strategies and programmes
  • Overseeing the development, implementation and control of the communication and marketing budget;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Monitoring and Evaluation Manager
Ref: NACOSTI/MEO/2013/6

Job Specifications
  • Suitable candidates MUST have the following minimum qualifications.
  • Have a Masters degree in Economics, Statistics, Commerce, Business Administration or any other relevant and equivalent qualification from a recognized university
  • A post graduate Diploma in Management, Project Management or any other relevant field
  • Demonstrated degree of professional competence in monitoring and evaluation capacity in work performance and results
  • Minimum of eight (8) years experience in a planning or monitoring position in a private or public organization
  • Must have practical experience in performance contracting process including target setting and evaluation
  • Must be computer literate
  • Must be compliant to chapter six of the constitution of Kenya (2010)
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Design and implement a monitoring and evaluation strategy and systems for the service
  • Develop procedures and practical methodologies for M&E of all Commission’s strategic areas
  • Establish appropriate M&E institutional arrangements internally and externally
  • Prepare a detailed M&E plan taking into consideration existing institutional arrangements and linkages with key partners
  • Develop key staff capacity in M&E
  • Ensure collection, analysis and management of M&E information
  • Prepare annual performance contract targets in line with the corporate strategic plan
  • Monitor and evaluate key performance indicators and prepare periodic reports
  • Coordinate field M&E activities
Resource Mobilization Manager: 
Ref: NACOSTI/RMO/2013/7

Job Specifications
  • Have a Masters Degree in Economics, Business Administration, Commerce or Statistics
  • Have served as a an economist or resource mobilization officer for 8 years in the public or private sector
  • Possess good analytical, oral and written skills
  • Able to work under pressure in a busy and dynamic environment
  • Must be compliant to chapter six of the constitution of Kenya (2010)
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Developing resource mobilization plans, strategies and programmes.
  • Determining resource mobilization targets and strategies
  • Co-ordination and formulation of Commission's development strategies, policies and programmes.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation of policies and programmes
  • Assisting in collection, collation, processing and administration of statistical data in the Commission
  • Developing and implementing local and international resource mobilization strategies and identifying a funding base and fundraising partners
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Chief Internal Audit and Risk Manager
Ref: NACOSTI/IAM/2013/8

Job Specifications
  • Have a Masters Degree in Finance, Accounting, Commerce, or Business Management Administration
  • Must have CPA Part III and be a member of ICPAK with 6 years working experience three of which must have been in a management level
  • Or Bachelors Degree in Finance, Accounting, Commerce, or Business Management Administration
  • Must have CPA Part III and be a member of ICPAK with 12 years working experience three of which must have been in a management level
  • CISA and CIA qualifications will be an advantage
  • Be a certified Internal Auditor
  • Have a certificate in fraud examination
  • High integrity and honesty
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Hands on and skills in MS office packages with knowledge of relevant financial packages.
  • Must be compliant to chapter six of the constitution of Kenya (2010)
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Determining cost effectiveness of all operations of the Commission
  • Determining optimum utility of all resources including facilities of the Commission
  • Promote efficient and high audit standards at the Commission
  • Counterchecking all payments to ensure that they are correct as per accounting procedures and regulations
  • Advising the Commission on the corrective measures on flouted financial regulations and procedures
  • Formulation if audit management policies, procedures, regulations and auditing systems
  • Monitor emerging trends and successful practices in internal auditing
  • Develop efficient internal controls and risk management strategies for the Commission
  • Developing and implementing loss and waste of resources prevention programme
  • Undertaking risk management analysis
  • Issue periodic reports to the Audit and Risk Management Committee, and facilitate preparation of routine audit reports.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Interested candidates who meet the criteria listed may email their applications accompanied by detailed CVs and day time telephone contact to secretary@ncst.go.ke on or before 5th July 2013
 
Note: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
We have been retained by one of our clients, a SACCO in Nairobi to recruit a

SACCO Manager/Accountant 

[REF ESS/SMAC/06/2013]

Reporting to the Board, the job holder is responsible for day to day Sacco operations.

Purpose:
  • The office holder is an Accountant and Administrative Officer who manages the SACCO activities in collaboration with the SACCO Management Board.
  • Main Duties and Responsibilities;
  • Responsible for the organization’s investments and management of balanced investment portfolio.
  • Responsible for the management, development and maintenance of a high performance team by providing good leadership and effective supervision and guidance of staff members under his/her charge.
  • Responsible for the organization’s financial planning, forecasting and budgeting.
  • Responsible for management of costs so as to achieve business growth as outlined in the strategic plan
  • Responsible for supporting decision making through preparation, analysis and presentation of comprehensive, timely, reliable and compliant financial reports.
  • Ensure effective implementation of financial and accounting policies and procedures.
  • Management of the general and subsidiary ledgers in accordance with internationally accepted accounting and financial reporting standards and preparation of final accounts for audit
  • Prepare and analyze on a regular basis the Sacco’s business plans, budgetary estimates and provide explanations on variances.
  • Provide support to all other functions to enhance organizational goals. Ensure proper planning and forecasting of Sacco operations.
  • Prepare weekly, monthly and quarterly reports on performance of the Sacco to the board.
  • Ensure compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements.
Required Academic and professional Qualifications;
  • Diploma in; Cooperative Management, Business Management, Microfinance, Marketing, Entrepreneurship or any other relevant field
  • CPA (II)
Other Requirements;
  • At least 3 years’ experience in Sacco/financial management position.
  • Age between 35 - 45 yrs.
  • Computer skills (Ms Word, Excel);
  • Working experience with CODIC software is mandatory
  • Strong leadership skills and decision making ability
  • Excellent analytical skills, self drive and initiative
  • Team player  with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Certificate of good conduct
Online applications can be sent to compliance@kuscco.com and MUST clearly state the job reference number as the subject. 
Applications can also be hand delivered to our offices at KUSCCO Centre, 4th floor on Kilimanjaro Avenue, Upperhill, opposite the Teachers Service Commission. 
All applications must be received by 28th June 2013. 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
We are currently recruiting for one of our SACCO based in Kilifi County for the following position

REF: KUSCCO/MSCA/2013     
Micro Savings & Credit Activity (MSCA) Manager - One Position

Candidates applying for this position will be required to have met the following qualifications:
  • Must have a business related degree (Microfinance qualification will be an added advantage).
  • Must demonstrate in-depth of understanding of Micro finance business
  • Have a consistent performance track record.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational and presentation skills.
  • Must have demonstrated excellent leadership skills.
  • Must be a strong team player: ability to work with teams and independently with minimal supervision.
  • Must demonstrate initiative, creativity and independent judgment.
  • Must be aggressive, self-driven and results oriented individual who is ready to take challenges and work on specific targets and timelines.
  • Must demonstrate proficiency with MS Word, Excel and other relevant applications.
Online applications can be sent to compliance@kuscco.com and MUST clearly state the job reference number (KUSCCO/MSCA/2013) in the subject. 
Applications can also be hand delivered to our offices at KUSCCO Centre, 4th floor on Kilimanjaro Avenue off Mara Road, Upper-hill Nairobi, opposite the Teachers Service Commission. 
Must indicate current and expected remuneration to be considered if qualified. 
All applications must be received by 3rd July 2013. 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Program Description: 


Millennium Promise (MP) is the leading international non-profit organization solely committed to supporting the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to halve extreme poverty by 2015. Its flagship initiative is the Millennium Villages Project In collaboration with the Earth Institute at Columbia University; Millennium Promise has the administrative and operations responsibility of the Millennium Villages Project, which supports integrated social and business development services for more than 500,000 people in rural communities across 10 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. (Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, and Uganda)The organization engages partners from the private and public sectors, national governments, and individuals
 

We are looking to recruit dynamic, self-driven individual to fill the following position in our team
 

Technical Facilitator – Business/ Enterprise


Staff Responsible To: To Team Leader through Enterprise Coordinator


Duty Station - Yala


Roles & Responsibilities

  • Provide timely technical advice and coordinate with the MVP cooperative sector to develop fundable business plans and ensure timely execution of plans;
  • Carry out continuous assessment of the status of the existing cooperatives across the Sauri MVP cluster and identify appropriate areas of intervention for capacity building, investment to ensure functionality and growth of the cooperatives;
  • Develop, promote, and manage relationships with business partners, including with financial institutions to support the extension of credit to smallholder farmers and functional cooperatives;
  • Train common interest groups, cooperatives and other organized groups prudent financial management systems not limited to bookkeeping, membership maintenance, service provision, business planning;
  • Nurture and oversee maintenance of a Checks and balances, proper record keeping, including books of accounts and compilation of monthly financial reports.
  • Ensure societies adopt best practices in terms of disbursement and payments, banking, reconciliations, and inventory of society assets.
  • Prepare M&E frameworks, systems, tools, to monitor the operation of the enterprises.
  • Provide liaison with stakeholders starting with contact farmers/entrepreneurs, Government, Business Development Service (BDS) providers and Microfinance Institutions (MFI)/partners the project hence acting as the contact person for the BDS providers and MFI’s operating in the project area and creating linkages with other players/partners who are outside the project area but whose services are required.
  • Building the capacity of business and other project committee’s on business management.

Required Qualification and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agri-Business, Business Management or equivalent.
  • At least three (3) years field experience in the successful design and implementation of innovative small-scale business enterprises in rural areas; community agri-business related work/ extension approach in a rural setting, particularly in Western Kenya. Experience in food processing desirable
  • Experience in rural enterprise micro-finance, input delivery systems, and agricultural processing and marketing.
  • Experience in development of business plans and feasibility studies for rural enterprises;
  • Rider licence.

How To Apply


Applicants should indicate the position title on their application letters and send to the Team Leader/Cluster Manager-Millennium Villages Project through email: mvpsauri@millenniumpromise.org


Applications should include the following:

  • A cover letter illustrating your suitability for the position, and your salary expectations.
  • Detailed and up-to-date curriculum vitae.
  • The names and addresses of three referees, including telephone numbers and email addresses

Application Deadline


Applications are due not later than 30th June 2013


MVP/mp is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge any fee at any stage of its recruitment process


Including application, interview and processing of offer letter.


We invite you to learn more about as at; www.millenniumpromise.org www.unmillenniumproject.org www.mdgcenter.org


Only short listed applicants will be contacted
MEPS Communication Specialist

IBTCI seeks a Communication Specialist to play a central role in the day-to-day communication needs of the Monitoring & Evaluation Program for Somalia (MEPS). 
Based in Nairobi with ongoing work inside Somalia, specialist will be responsible for all com activities, including on-demand reports/materials and filming/editing of videos.

May also support capacity-building of monitors, quality control of reports and database, website, making communication always accessible/“user-friendly”, reliable and effective.

The position requires:
  • Somali speaker & Kenyan citizenship
  • Very strong written English language skills
  • Demonstrated filming and editing skills
  • University degree and very strong IT skills
Desirable but not required
  • Local knowledge of Somalia and/or experience working in Somalia
  • Journalism, report-writing and multi-media experience
  • Experience working in a similar program, focused exclusively on M&E
Applications (cover letter with CVs) should be sent via e-mail to iduale@ibtci.com.

Application deadline: 30 June 2013

Only candidates being actively considered for employment will be contacted. 
There is an immediate vacancy, so interested individuals are encouraged to apply promptly.
Company Secretary & Head of Legal Services

Job Purpose
An appointee of the Board who formulates and develops internal legal advice to the entire business, as well as the Board, on all governance matters whilst ensuring all standard financial and regulatory compliance including continuing obligations and requirements by Capital Markets Authority (CMA) and Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) are complied with. In addition, he/she will act as the registered company secretary to the board of Housing Finance and its subsidiaries.

This role will be reporting into the Managing Director (MD) & Board of Directors while managing the legal and shares function of the company.

Principal Accountabilities
  1. Act as the Company Secretary of the Board of Directors of Housing Finance, Kenya Building Society Limited, Housing Finance Foundation and Housing Finance Insurance Agency.
  2. Develop structures and policies that ensure all the above subsidiary companies comply with all the regulatory and statutory regulations including the following: Central Bank Prudential guidelines, Companies Act, Capital Markets Authority’s regulations, Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) regulations and Insurance regulations.
  3. Develop programmes that ensure all statutory and regulatory returns are furnished in a timely manner and the company complies with all the Continuing Obligations including issuance of all cautionary and company statutory notices.
  4. Act as custodian of all the Company Seals, Minutes and all the various records to ensure conformity with the regulations.
  5. Execute all documents of the company under seal as Secretary to the various Boards.
  6. Ensure and promote good governance in the various Boards including advising on requirements of Directorships in compliance with the various Articles of Association.
  7. Oversee overall management of reputational and financial risk of the group by managing the major litigations and suits of all the Companies.
  8. Convene, provide secretarial services and attend to the Board and all subsidiary companies for proper planning of all Board & AGM meetings and for record keeping.
  9. Maintain accurate and up to date shareholder records whilst facilitating timely and effective communication between the Company and Shareholders.
  10. Custodian of the Company contracts, titles, powers of attorneys securities and all legal documents pertaining to the business for safety custody.
  11. Provide sound legal opinions on all legal and commercial matters pertaining to the business of the Companies and to oversee the proper representation of the Bank in legal cases appearing before the courts so as to save the company any damages and effectively manage the litigation portfolio.
  12. Oversee handling arbitration matters on behalf of the company so as to ensure the timely resolution of cases and reduce litigation costs.
  13. Oversee the Management of external Bank lawyers Service Level Agreements to ensure turnaround times are within range and HF costs that may incur due to delays.
  14. Developing and overseeing systems that ensure the company complies with all applicable codes in addition to its legal and statutory requirements.
Expected Minimum Qualification
  • Education: Degree in Law & a Certified Public Secretary (CPS)
  • Experience: Minimum of 5 years legal & company secretarial experience at a senior management level, preferably in the Banking industry.
Technical and General Competencies
  • Technical competencies:
  1. Leadership abilities
  2. Communication skills
  3. Analytical skills
  4. Presentation skills
  5. Keep abreast with the change of regulatory environment
  • General competencies: Team player
How to Apply

Applicants should email their applications attaching a detailed curriculum vitae and a letter indicating why they are interested in and are qualified for the position above, as well as provide the names of three referees who can provide confidential assessment of their capabilities to a Search Committee. 
All communication relating to applications for this position should be addressed to: hf@preferredpersonnel.co.ke. 
Applications should be received by 3rd July 2013.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 
On the subject matter of the email, please indicate the position you are applying for.

The Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi, (AKUH,N) a premier tertiary teaching hospital, is fast growing with a network of over 30 multi-site medical centers in East Africa and a state-of-the-art Heart and Cancer Centre in Nairobi.

Applications are invited for the following positions:

Medical Officers
Nyahururu, Nyeri, Ngong, Naivasha, Embu, Meru, & Nairobi

The Medical Officers including those in Private General Practice will be tasked with the provision of clinical care to patients in the Outreach Division.

These are medical centres featuring three to five consult rooms with a practice that is home to qualified

Medical Officers, highly experienced nurses and constant reception cover. 
The clinics offer an on-site pharmacy, laboratory as well as Radiology services S/he will work with a team of professional medical staff to ensure optimal delivery of quality patient care.
  • Applicants should have a Bachelors of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) or equivalent.
  • Candidates must have completed internship in Kenya and should be registered with the Kenya Medical Practitioners’ and Dentists Board. Certification in ACLS, ATLS, and EPLS/PALS will be an added advantage.
Dental Surgeon
Buruburu Medical Centre & AKUHN
The Dental Unit is a state of the art dental set up with fully equipped dental chairs. 

The Dental Surgeon will review and monitor patients’ progress on a regular basis.

S/he will be expected to work with a team of staff to ensure optimal delivery of quality patient care.
  • Applicants must have a Bachelor of Dental Surgery or equivalent and be registered with the Kenya Medical Practitioners’ and Dentists Board. 
  • S/he should have at least three (3) years relevant practice including one year internship from a reputable institution with clinical evidence of composites, root canal therapy, crowns and bridges).
Clinical Pharmacist

The Clinical Pharmacist will organize the activities in the Pharmacy Department including supervising and reviewing patients’ medication profiles for individual drug dosage monitoring, drug utilization, patient education as well as train Pharmacy staff accordingly. 


S/he will guide and help in retrieving drugs and poison related queries and participate in clinical research and investigational drug activities.

The ideal candidate will work directly with physicians and other health providers on information regarding patient drug therapy.


  • Applicants must have a Bachelors of Science Degree in Pharmacy and Diploma/ Masters’ Degree in Clinical Pharmacy. 
  • S/he should have a Practicing License from the Pharmacy and Poisons Board of Kenya. 
  • S/he should be registered with Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya and have a minimum of 3 years hospital experience working in pharmaceutical services.
  • Evidence of continuous education will be an added advantage.
Pharmacist

The Pharmacist will ensure correct interpretation of prescriptions and physician orders at both inpatient and out-patient levels to enable accurate compounding, dispensing, patient education and handling of pharmaceutical supplies for all orders.

S/he will provide effective pharmaceutical services to meet customer needs.
  • Applicants for the above position must have a Bachelors of Science Degree in Pharmacy and a 
  • Practicing License from the Pharmacy and Poisons Board of Kenya. 
  • S/he should be registered with Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya and have a minimum of 3 years hospital experience working in pharmaceutical services.
  • Clinical pharmacy experience and evidence of continuous education will be an added advantage.
Supervisor, Patient Services

The Supervisor, Patient Services will supervise daily operations of the allocated clinics to ensure efficient service delivery through excellent customer service and optimum revenue collection at all points in line with organizational service standards, goals and objectives.

  • Applicants must have a Diploma in Front Office, Business Administration or its equivalent and a Degree in social sciences will be an added advantage. 
  • S/he should have at least four (4) years in a similar role in a busy service oriented front office with excellent computer skills. 
  • S/he must have exceptional organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
Coordinator – Stores and Inventory

Reporting to the Operations Manager, Materials Management Division, the Coordinator will manage the MMD stock locations and control the movement of inventory to and from the Departments.

  • Applicants must possess a Bachelors Degree or higher diploma in inventory and logistics or a related field with at least 3 years’ experience in a busy store/ warehouse and evidence of setting up inventory control systems. 
  • S/he should be computer literate and proficient in Microsoft Office with excellent communication and organizational skills; have a high degree of integrity and honesty.
To Apply:

Applications together with detailed Curriculum Vitae, names of three referees, telephone contact, e-mail address and copies of certificates and testimonials should be sent to the, Manager, Recruitment, Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi. P. O. Box 30270-00100, Nairobi or by email to hr.recruitment@aku.edu so as to reach not later than 10th July, 2013.


Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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