Top Tier law firm based in Nairobi is looking for a Senior Associate for their Conveyancing and Commercial Department
 
Required:
  • At least 4 years post-admission experience
  • Time spent in a mid tier or top tier city law firm will be an advantage.
Salary: KShs 160 000 - 220 000 (depending on experience)
 
Send your CV accompanied by a cover letter to tracy@summitrecruitment-kenya.com setting out the following:
  • Date of admission
  • Number of years post qualification experience
  • Name of current employer
  • Current salary
  • Conveyancing experience
  • Commercial experience
Deadline: 15th July 2013
 
Please do not apply unless you have conveyancing experience.
 
Summit Recruitment & Training, Blixen Court, 
Karen Road, Karen
 
Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 
Please indicate in your email which position you are interested in. 
Only candidates stating current salary will be considered.
 
Please do not apply if you do not meet the requirements of the job
Impact Research and Development Organization is a registered Kenyan NGO with a main office in Kisumu and regional offices in eight counties. 
IRDO’s principal mandate is to design, implement and evaluate HIV/AIDS research and intervention programs that improve the health status of individuals and local communities. 
We are looking for qualified and experienced personnel to fill in the following positions on a short term contract.

Clinical Officers
 
Provide Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) services, screen and treat Sexually Transited Infections, in the targeted districts.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery.
  • Must have at least one year’s experience in a busy health facility.
  • Should have training and practical experience in Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision.
  • Knowledge on HIV/AIDS care and treatment is an added advantage.
  • Ability to diagnose and treat Sexually Transmitted Infections.
  • Must be pleasant, have good communication and leadership skills; and willing to work under pressure.
Nurse Counselors
 
Assist in surgeries, screen and treat STIs, in the targeted districts.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Diploma in Nursing.
  • Must have at least one year’s experience in a busy health facility.
  • Should have training and practical experience in Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision.
  • Knowledge on HIV/AIDS care and treatment is an added advantage.
  • Ability to diagnose and treat Sexually Transmitted Infections.
  • Must be pleasant, have good communication skills and willing to work under pressure.
Duration: 3 Months

Submit applications, complete with CV, copies of certificates and testimonials, names and telephone numbers of two professional referees, current and expected salary, to reach the undersigned not later than 8th July 2013. 
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

The Human Resources Manager,
Impact Research and Development Organization,
P. O. Box 9171,
Kisumu.
Top Tier Law Firm based in Nairobi is looking for a Junior Associate for their Conveyancing and Commercial Department
 
Required: At least 2 years post-qualification experience

Salary: Ksh: 100 000 - 120 000 (depending on experience)
 
Send your CV accompanied by a cover letter to tracy@summitrecruitment-kenya.com setting out the following:
  • Date of admission
  • Number of years post qualification experience
  • Name of current employer
  • Current salary
  • Breakdown of experience, according to types of law which you have practiced so far
Deadline: 25th July 2013
 
Please do not apply unless you have conveyancing experience
Summit Recruitment & Training, Blixen Court, Karen Road, Karen
 
Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 
Please indicate in your email which position you are interested in. 
Only candidates stating current salary will be considered.
Vacancy Announcement No. SCI/SOM/23/13

About us

For over 90 years, Save the Children has been making a difference in children’s lives in more than 120 countries. 
We are the world’s largest independent child rights organization.
From emergency relief to longterm development, Save the Children secures a child’s right to health, education and protection. 
Save the Children is an equal opportunity organization dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity. 
We are looking to recruit for this position to be based in Somalia/Somaliland Country Office (Nairobi) with minimum of 40% travel to the field.

Head of Food Security and Livelihoods - Somalia/Somaliland Country Office

The Head of Food security & Livelihoods (FSL) takes overall responsibility for the strategic direction, growth and coordination of Save the Children International’s work on food security and livelihoods in the Somalia/Somaliland programme. 
As a senior member of the Technical Support Team in the programme, the Head is responsible for leading and overseeing the development and delivery of high quality, innovative, cost effective programmes in FSL both in emergency as well as long-term development, resulting in immediate and lasting change for children.

Interested candidates are required to submit a CV and mandatory cover letter quoting the Job Title and Vacancy Announcement No. SCI/SOM/23/13 on the subject line. 
The file name of the CV and attachments must be the applicants name and sent to Somalia.vacancies@savethechildren.org.

Applications close on 9th July 2013.

We work with children, communities and governments all over the world and we believe in the right person for the job regardless of where you come from and how you identify yourself. 
We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for these posts. 
All successful applicants will therefore be required to complete a Police Check and must sign onto our Child Protection Policy and organizational Code of Conduct.

KickStart is an award-winning, global nonprofit social enterprise that develops and mass-markets low-cost irrigation solutions that are bought by thousands of small-holder farmers in developing countries and used to increase their income by up to a factor of ten, enabling them to lift themselves sustainably out of poverty. 
See www.KickStart.org for more information

Using an entrepreneurial business model, KickStart has proven its cost- effective solution to poverty in Kenya, Tanzania, Mali and Burkina Faso, as well as in a dozen of other African countries.

KickStart plans to enhance its Budget and Grants Management and as a result it is seeking to recruit the Manager to take on this role.

Job Title: Budget and Grants Finance Manager
 
Function: Finance & Admin     
Location:  KickStart HQ Office - Nairobi
 
Grade: 3                                 
Type of Contract: Open Ended
 
Role Purpose:
 
The Budget, Grants Finance Manager plans, directs and coordinates all grant management and budget activities for KickStart’s headquarters and field locations. 
The purpose of this role is to strengthen the grant and budget management capacities of KickStart to meet anticipated growth in restricted funding and ensure full cost recovery by the organization and compliance with donor reporting requirements.

The Budget and Grants Finance Manager takes lead responsibility for all aspects of grant management and reporting.
He/She coordinates pre-grant award budget development, monitors grant implementation and financial performance, reports on outcomes and ensures compliance with all regulatory, donor and policy requirements.

This position interacts with Country Managers and functional heads to oversee monthly variance analysis and reporting, quarterly rolling forecasts, and budget modifications.

Scope of Role:

Reports to:
Finance & Admin Director

Staff directly reporting to this post:  None

Works with: Development Team and Program Staff responsible for managing the programmatic aspects of the organization and of large grants.

Key Areas of Accountability:

Budget planning, monitoring and control
  • Working closely with the Director of Finance & Administration and senior management, helps with the preparation of annual budget calendar and working documents. Updates all base salary and benefit information, makes year-end projections based on actual expenditures, and inputs the approved new budget information into the ERP. Assists with the preparation of the budget and annual Consolidated Fiscal Report. Ensures that senior staff and project managers are kept informed of budget changes;
  • Prepares monthly expenditure analysis including accrual projections to determine where budgets are over and/or underspent. Coordinates quarterly meetings with senior management and Director of Finance & Administration to review analysis, program changes impacting the budget, contract issues, etc.;
  • Updates internal budget documents as necessary, prepares budget modification forms as needed, inputs changes into the ERP, and communicates all changes to relevant staff. Working closely with program staff, prepares budget modification forms and no costs extension requests for government contracts as needed;
  • Keeps CFO, COO and Director of Finance informed of significant variances from budget or other donor compliance issues that should be addressed.
  • Helps the Director of Finance to initiate budget re-forecasts and amendments.
  • Other duties as may be required by the Director of Finance.
Grant management and Reporting; including reviewing of key grant terms
  • Oversees all grants and contracts – the policies, procedures, and compliance issues related to grants and contracts management and reporting, internally as well as for subcontractors and sub-awards. Creates a reliable review system for assessing grants and contracts with staff. Understand all contract regulations and train program staff to ensure compliance;
  • Create templates for contracts, sub contracts, letters of agreement, and reports;
  • Supervises Accountants to ensure timely and accurate preparation of all monthly, quarterly and annual invoices/requests to funding sources, and reconciliations with general ledger;
  • Working with Development staff, prepares or reviews budgets and budget narratives for submission in our responses to donor requests for proposals (RFPs) and grant proposals;
  • Reviews monthly budget variance reports and general ledger reports to insure that items are being charged to the correct programs and grants/contracts. Prepares correcting journal entries as required.
  • Assists the Director of Finance in determining appropriate allocation methodology for those items requiring allocation among different sources. Ensures that allocations are made correctly and reviews methodologies with program and administrative staff;
  • Maintains ongoing communication with program staff regarding needs and budget status;
  • Monitors spending/run rate against grants and awards on a monthly basis and provide information to program leads to adjust spending accordingly
  • Monitors work flows and helps develop and implement systems to provide sound management control over compliance with award terms and conditions
  • Establishes and maintains financial record keeping and procedures for tracking and reporting on grants and awards
  • Coordinates with finance, fundraising and program staff to apportion use of unrestricted funds and ensure the fully-funding of KickStart operations.
  • Monitors cash flow of field offices and manages advance request approval
  • Manage program results reporting (as required by grants and contracts).
  • Work with various teams to ensure coordinated efforts in grant development and management. Assists program managers and other coordinators with daily implementation of the grant program.
  • Monitor/tracks the status of each program through its program life cycle.
  • Works with Development & Program teams to send notification to Grant Awarding Agencies of significant events required for changes in grant programs.
  • Operates as the liaison between the Accountants, Budget Managers, Program Managers and Awarding Agency in relation to program compliance.
  • Provides regular status reports on grant implementation in conjunction with accountants’ reports.
  • Performs site visits to verify compliance with staffing guidelines related to grant award agreements.
  • Prepare &/or coordinate program reports for submission to the granting authority according to grant guideline schedules.
  • Assist the Accountants in assuring that expenditures support program objectives and that budgets submitted are consistent with original grant application.
  • Prepare &/or help coordinate all applicable program reports for sponsored programs and ensure the timely submission thereof.
  • Responsible for grant closeout, which includes assisting with assurance that all purchase orders will be paid &/or liquidated within 90 days of grant ending period and assurance that all expenditures (services &/or goods) were received within the grant award period.
Qualifications and Experience
  • University degree in administration, finance or related field. Advanced degree preferred;
  • Minimum 5-7 years of budget analysis experience necessary;
  • Minimum 3-5 years of progressive experience in pre- and post-award Grant and Contract management;
  • Highly proficient in word processing and spreadsheet applications;
  • Excellent analytical, verbal and written communication skills required;
  • Extremely detail oriented;
  • Familiarity financial management information systems, Microsoft Navision’s suites such as Donor Vision, Award Vision, ERP and grant accounting preferred.
  • Previous grant and contract experience required.
  • Knowledge of government, non-government, foundational and corporate donor contract guidelines;
  • Must have the ability to work in a fast paced environment with strict deadlines and be able to manage multiple priorities;
Skills and Behaviours
  • Demonstrable experience of managing a substantial grants scheme for community activities. Experience of scheme administration, managing assessment teams and selection panels, complex budget control and regularly reporting against spend and targets. Confidence and experience to meet the expectations of national funders.
  • An understanding of how to effectively engage with groups and organizations working with people from a wide range of communities, including BOP communities.
  • Experience of effectively line managing staff and supervising interns and the ability to lead a team to deliver to ambitious targets.
  • Excellent influencing, negotiation and communication skills to establish strong working partnerships with grantee organisations and groups and support them to meet specific targets and outcomes.
  • Substantial experience of supporting organisations and groups to develop and deliver new projects, including a strong understanding of the issues they may face.
  • Solid experience of monitoring and evaluating a large programme of work.
  • Experience of prioritising, working under pressure and meeting tight deadlines.
  • Excellent problem solving skills and ability to be flexible and respond and adapt to changing circumstances.
  • Understanding of and commitment to KickStart’s work, aims and objectives. Deep commitment to eradicating poverty and KickStart’s mission
  • Experience of administering government, foundational and other corporate-funded projects.
  • Ability and skill to drive and achieve quality results within complex, time constrained goals.
  • Communication skills (both interpersonal and written), including superior presentation skills.
  • Previous grant and contract experience required. Experience with multiple large grants preferred.
  • Experience building and managing budgets and work-plans.
  • Meticulous and attentive to details with deep experience in developing and monitoring complex budgets
  • Ability to perform sophisticated financial allocations and analysis.
  • Knowledge of and direct responsibility managing large restricted grants.
If you posses the above skills and believe you are the right candidate for this position, e-mail your application and CV stating the position title on the subject line to our HR Director at: hr@kickstart.org no later than COB Friday, 11th July 2013.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For more information about KickStart visit our website: www.kickstart.org

The Danish Refugee Council has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa region since 1997. 
The last two years have seen growth and expansion of the programme portfolio thus a need to increase the support services capacity required by the various programme offices in order to maintain quality and accountability. 
The DRC Regional Office in Nairobi is seeking a qualified candidate for the following position:

Regional Logistics Officer

Working under guidance of Regional Procurement & Logistics Manager (RP&LM), the Regional Logistics Officer is responsible for all the daily logistics functions of DRC Regional office.

This includes:
  • Responsible for all tasks related to logistics under the supervision of the RP&LM
  • Ensure that service sourcing is done according to rules and standards related to the respective donors and in compliance with DRC guidelines
  • Advice to RP&LM and Regional officers on all issues related to logistics,
  • Provide technical support and capacity building of all the staff within procurement and logistics in close dialogue with the RP&LM
Requirements: 
A degree in Purchasing & Supplies, or equivalent Logistics qualification or a graduate diploma from Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS, UK) with at least three years relevant working experience in a similar role. 
Specialization in procurement, fleet and stores management, high integrity, proactive and a good team player.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications including a one-page cover letter together with their CV (not more than 4 pages) with contact details of three professional referees to drcjobs@drchoa.org. 
Please indicate the position applied for as the subject heading. 
The closing date for receiving applications is July 13, 2013.

For a complete job description with a full description of the position and position requirements, write to info@drchoa.org. 
Do not send applications to info@drchoa.org.
We are looking for highly qualified and competent writers preferably with 1yr experience in SEO, Press release and copy writing

Applicants who can work at night will be given priority.

The qualified candidate should have the following qualifications;
  • Have attained a minimum of a university degree from a recognized university or pursuing one or a diploma with experience in writing
  • Be able to write at least 5 plagiarism free articles  in a day
The applicants should have access to internet 24 hours a day. 
They should be flexible in working either daytime or during the night..  .
 
Qualified applicants should send their cvs and samples to nyoikx2012@gmail.com
KickStart is an award-winning, global nonprofit social enterprise that develops and mass-markets low-cost irrigation solutions that are bought by thousands of small-holder farmers in developing countries and used to increase their income by up to a factor of ten, enabling them to lift themselves sustainably out of poverty. 
See www.KickStart.org for more information

Using an entrepreneurial business model, KickStart has proven its cost- effective solution to poverty in Kenya, Tanzania, Mali and Burkina Faso, as well as in a dozen of other African countries.

KickStart plans to enhance its Financial Management and as a result it is seeking to recruit a Country Accountant to take on that role and responsibility.

Job Title: Country Accountant - Kenya Program
 
Function: Finance & Admin   
Location: KickStart HQ Office - Nairobi
 
Grade: 4                                
Type of Contract: Open Ended
 
Role Purpose:
 
The Country Accountant has responsibility to undertake the day to day administration of accounting and financial management of KickStart operations. 
The position will work to ensure KickStart maintains high standards of financial integrity and accountability. 
The role is integral at the program level and is responsible for the day to day management of the financial functions of the country office
 
Scope of Role:

Reports to:
Director Of Finance & Admin

Staff directly reporting to this post: Accounts Assistants

Works with: Program Staff responsible for managing the programmatic aspects of the organization.

Key Areas of Accountability:

Financial Management
  • Prepare, examine, and analyze accounting records, financial statements, and other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards.
  • Maintain and reconcile all records of income and expenditure and preparation of monthly and annual financial reports. Ensure that there is proper accounting and financial control over all income received and expenses incurred.
  • Ensure strong systems of internal control are implemented and followed, specifically:
  1. Maintenance of an effective and controlled ordering/procurement, sales and inventory processing systems.
  2. Maintenance of a system to ensure goods received are matched against orders and that variations to orders are reconciled.
  3. Payment of all creditor accounts on a timely basis taking advantage of discounts where ever possible.
  4. Control of expenditure against budget.
  5. Maintenance of systems to account for all incoming and outgoing monies.
  • Payment of accounts and banking of cash receipts in a timely manner.
  • Maintain a petty cash system and reconcile monthly.
  • Maintaining an up to date record of transactions within the Asset Register/ledger. Ensure the organisation’s Asset Register is maintained on a regular basis and appropriate depreciation schedules are completed on monthly basis.
  • Supervision of daily payments and receipts.
  • Maintaining the Financial Policy and Procedures Manual on a continual basis. Develop and review accounting policies and procedures to ensure optimum effectiveness across all aspects of the organisation’s operations.
  • Assist in preparation of elements of the annual budget in consultation with the Program Manager and other functional managers, Budget & Grants Finance Manager and the Director of Finance in the context of goals set by the organisation.
  • Management of weekly and monthly cash and cash flow process by keeping all the finance/accounts books up to date to a point where it would be easy to extract current cash balances on a day-to-day basis.
  • Payroll activities; such as payment of all salaries,  payment of tax and other monthly deductions as required by legislation,  timely preparation of annual payment summary reconciliation, monitor compliance with all tax Legislation.
  • In coordination with the Sales & Marketing Managers, develop a credit management policy for debtors that ensure all outstanding debts are collected on time and that any disbursement of KickStart equipments is done following the laid down procedure.
  • Reviewing business/field advances taken by employees and ensure that KickStart’s policies regarding these advances are adhered to and that all monies are accounted and ensure staff are provided with regular updates of their personal accounts.
  • Ensuring that all the bank accounts held by KickStart are reconciled on month-to-month basis. All these should be reviewed by the Grants & Budget Finance Manager every month before more funds are released into the accounts.
  • Ensure that book of accounts are audited by external auditors yearly and at any other intervals as necessary. Ensuring all recommendations from such audits is implemented. Preparation of financial records for the annual Audit.
  • All the finance staff in the country program fall under the instruction of the Country Accountant. He/She is to ensure that they are well supervised, trained and coordinated. They should also be working and ensure their smart goals are reviewed in order for them to give the desired results.
  • Establish and maintain office systems for the sound operation of the organisation, including:
  • Ensure legal and regulatory obligations of the organisation are met including compliance with taxation, insurance and to keep current with changes in these areas.
  • Ensure that proper and accurate administration of records are maintained, including
  1. Asset register.
  2. Customer, Vendor data base.
  3. Adequate and effective filling.
  • Ensuring all accounting activities as specified in the monthly activity log are completed and signed off.
  • Prepare periodic financial reports and statements
Key Performance Criteria
  • Timely and accurate recording of transactions,
  • Timely and accurate production of financial reports,
  • Zero tolerance of non-compliance with internal controls, systems and policies,
  • Timely and accurate production of financial reports.
Qualifications and Experience
  • University degree in Accounting, Finance or related field. Advanced degree preferred;
  • Minimum 4-6 years in Book keeping or Accounting experience necessary;
  • Minimum 3-5 years of progressive experience in donor funded organisations;
  • Highly proficient in word processing and spreadsheet applications;
  • Excellent analytical, verbal and written communication skills required;
  • Extremely detail oriented;
  • Familiarity financial management information systems, Microsoft Navision’s suites such as Donor Vision, Award Vision, ERP and grant accounting preferred.
  • Must have the ability to work in a fast paced environment with strict deadlines and be able to
  • Sound working knowledge of quality management systems and internal auditing processes
Skills and Behaviours
  • Demonstrated experience in managing and maintaining full financial accountability of an organisation with experience in bookkeeping and use of computers and computerized accounting software.
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in all aspects of office administration procedures.
  • Demonstrated experience in, or knowledge of, the functioning of donor funded non-governmental organizations.
  • Demonstrated organisational skills including ability to prioritise, manage time and develop and maintain systems.
  • Ability to work effectively at an individual and team level as well as within a multicultural organization.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with/to people.
If you posses the above skills and believe you are the right candidate for this position, e-mail your application and CV with the position title on the subject line to our HR Director at: hr@kickstart.org no later than COB Friday, 11th July 2013.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For more information about KickStart visit our website: www.kickstart.org
Job Advert: Communications & Networking Specialist
 
CAP Youth Empowerment Institute Kenya, is supported by MasterCard Foundation, was established to provide Basic Employability Skills Training (BEST) for disadvantaged youth in the society with particular focus on women to get equitable, qualitative learning and access to promising labour market oriented opportunities, savings and credit that support their pathways to safe and positive futures. 
The key purpose of the organization is to assist 10,000 disadvantaged youth to make informed choices, develop labour-market oriented employability skills and access job placements, savings and enterprise development support.

About the position
 
Successful candidate will be based at CAP Head Office in Westlands. The Communication Specialist will lead the development of communications system for the program activities in Kenya. 
She / he will provide strategic communications leadership and direction to the program through effective communication systems and initiatives.

Job Responsibilities
  • Prepare communication strategies and activities to support the projects events
  • Developing CAP YEI social media strategy as well as managing the social sites.
  • Identifies and cultivates new strategic partnerships including Govt. for better program implementation and replication.
  • Provide day-to-day management and coordination of communication activities for CAP YEI.
  • Ensures the development of the organizations profile and maintenance of good public relations.
  • Create content using various multimedia formats that can be read, listened to, or viewed onscreen.
  • Collects and analyzes information about newsworthy events to write news stories for publication.
  • Proof reading of all relevant documents
  • Developing content for the organizations website and also regular updating in showcasing CAP YEI’s USP.
  • Develop positive relationships with different stake holders
  • Ensure all communications and project materials are branded in accordance with the organizations guidelines.
  • Refine content for quarterly reports, technical briefs, and other documents prior to dissemination
  • Work with the project Director in handling media inquiries
  • Coordinating and supervising press conferences, media briefings and interviews.
  • Writing and editing press releases, briefing papers and occasionally, speeches.
  • Set up high profile meetings between various organizations and CAP YEI Management.
  • Identify and propose potential organizations to partner with.
  • Regularly act as project photographer at project events and during site visits
  • Train other staff regarding the importance of communications and how to integrate it into their work
  • Collating and re-writing official documents in a media-friendly and informative manner.
  • Identifying multimedia opportunities to highlight the work of the organization.
  • Developing and maintaining contact with key journalists on the organization matters.
  • Identifying and facilitating key media slots for senior management to market the programme.
  • Identifying publicity and news angles for the organization programmes and projects.
  • Any other job assigned by your seniors.
Skills
  • Exceptional written, analytical, public speaking and facilitation skills in English.
  • Internet savvy.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Attention to detail and a results oriented individual
  • Must have the ability to work within strict deadlines and limited supervision
  • Excellent Networking skills.
  • Excellent communication skills; both verbal and written.
Requirements
  • 5 years hands on as a communications specialist in a highly competitive environment Innovative, creative and achievement oriented.
  • Experience working with electronic and print communication outlets
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with donor, project stakeholders, foundations, in-country collaborators, and staff at all levels
  • Must be mature and with the right attitude.
  • Confident, self-assured, personable and presentable.
  • Highly organized, conscientious and detail oriented.
  • Degree in communications, marketing, international studies or any related field.
  • Masters will be an added advantage.
How to apply
 
If you feel that you are up to the challenge and possess the necessary qualification and experience please send your CV to hrcapyei@gmail.com by 5th July 2013. 
Cover letter should be pasted on the body of the email and not as an attachment. 
Applicants are required to quote their current and expected salary. 
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
 
Note: Cap Youth Empowerment Institute does not charge fees for receiving or processing job applications.
Our client is seeking to recruit a Management Accountant to join their pro active team in fulfilling their goals.

The purpose of this post is to:

Prepare, develop and analyze management accounting information
 
Provide high quality support service to line managers/officers in the organization

Duties and responsibilities
  • Leading a team of staff responsible for the production of management accounts
  • Producing weekly, monthly and quarterly management reports to senior management
  • Analyzing variances and exploring potential problems with line managers
  • Making appropriate recommendations and advising of the impact on the business
  • Preparation of cash flow statements, income and expenditure accounts and tax returns
  • Improving the systems surrounding all aspects of the forecasts and business planning
  • Planning projects exploring potential problems or opportunities, ensuring that resources and staff are available to execute the project
  • Carrying out any necessary research, analyzing it and concluding on the information
  • Setting up and maintaining regional/branch reporting systems
  • Budgeting, planning and forecasting for the retail outlets and implementing performance measures for the business
  • Providing financial support for the trading company
Qualifications:
  • A recognized professional accounting qualification; CPA (K), CIMA, ACCA with a thorough practical understanding of management accounting principles and techniques.
  • The ability to manage and motivate a team
  • Bachelors’ degree in Accounting or Finance plus 5 years working experience in a similar position.
  • Firsthand experience of planning, budgeting and forecasting
  • Used to working in fast moving environments providing accurate and timely information to a high standard
If you are the person we are looking for kindly send your application letter and CV to jobs@jantakenya.com by 3rd June, 2013 clearly indicating ‘Management Accountant ‘on the subject line. 
Do not attach any certificates. 
Failure to follow instructions shall lead to total disqualifications

Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.
Business Officer 
Thika Based

Program / Department Summary
 
Mercy Corps works amid disasters, conflicts, chronic poverty and instability to unleash the potential of people who can win against impossible odds. 
Since 1979, Mercy Corps has provided $1 billion in assistance to people in 82 nations. 
Supported by headquarters offices in North America, Europe, and Asia, the agency's unified global programs employ 3,500 staff worldwide and reach 9 million people in more than 40 countries. 
Over the last five years, more than 90 percent of the agency's resources have been allocated directly to programs that help people in need.

Mercy Corps is implementing a 3-year program under USAID’s Yes Youth Can initiative, covering six regions in Kenya; Western, Nyanza, Rift Valley, Central, Nairobi and Coast. 
The core of this program is a The Tahidi Youth Fund (TYF), which will be a youth-owned, youth-led and youth-managed financial facility to support local solutions for community economic development as it grows in value. 
This program aims to appropriately empower Kenyan youth (15-30yrs) to strengthen their socio-economic and political stakes through youth-led and managed initiatives and institutions. 
The TYF will in the first three years provide sustainable financial and skills development assistance to approximately 200,000 youth through a variety of youth-identified social and economic community development projects.
 
General Position Summary
 
Working under the direction of the Regional Coordinator, the Business Officer will ensure field-level and institutional compliance with the TYF grant operations manual and any other additional guiding policy under this program.
This position will work with other Business Officers and other stakeholders in a designated geographical area of operations, in order to engage directly with County Youth Bunge Forums and Youth Bunges (which are mobilized by the Yes Youth Can-Regional projects) to provide Community Development Grants, micro-investments, and other programs. 
The Business Officer will execute a standardized grant application process and procedure in a transparent, client friendly manner. 
The Business Officer is a key function in fraud prevention and grant management at the field level.

Essential Job Functions
  • Engage directly with qualifying Youth Bunges in an efficient, transparent, client-friendly manner in order to provide Community Development Grants to Youth Bunges.
  • Provide qualifying Youth Bunges with all information regarding the processes, policies and procedures of applying for a grant from the TYF Youth Grant Fund, specifically highlighting the role and responsibility of the Youth Bunge.
  • Work in a respectful, transparent manner with the County Youth Bunge Forums by creating an environment in which the County Bunges are provided an equal space and opportunity to lead the grant application process in conjunction with the TYF Regional Manager.
  • Support the Youth Bunges and County Bunges in becoming stronger, more sustainable youth institutions.
  • Drive a client-friendly “front office” service delivery process to all Youth Bunges that are engaged.
  • Work with the field Finance Officer to ensure smooth disbursement of funds to the Youth Bunges.
  • Provide minimal technical assistance across a variety of areas such as: agriculture, light manufacturing, horticulture, technology etc. etc.
  • Work with the TYF team to gradually and effectively utilize information from the database for future strategic planning of the fund from the 3rd year of operation.
  • Ensure proper filing of all hard copy documents and correspondences of clients. 
  • Maintain a client file for all Youth Groups who apply for a TYF Grant.
  • Oversee effective communication and conduct outreach to all TYF potential clients on procedures for accessing funds, including time frames.
  • Present monthly fund updates to TYF management team.
Knowledge and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in economic development or development-related field.
  • Three years of work experience with increasing responsibilities in private, NGO or government sector.
  • Two or more years of experience in grants’ making and management, especially under a USAID grant.
  • Experience implementing, monitoring and managing Community Development or Youth Leadership projects at the field-level.
  • General working knowledge of SACCOs’ operations.
  • Demonstrate skills in outreach, meeting facilitation, and public speaking.
  • Experience in identifying and managing fraud at work.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills.
  • Good computer user-skills in MS Excel, Word, Power-point, & Outlook.
  • Excellent oral and written English and Kiswahili.
  • Thorough understanding of project management cycle.
  • Proven project management experience.
  • Professional grant-making & management training.
Living /Environmental Conditions:
 
The positions will be based in Thika but with up to 40% field travel within Central Region.

Mercy Corps Team members represent the agency both during and outside of work hours when deployed in a field posting or on a visit to a field posting. 
Staff are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC's policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

Application Process:
 
Interested candidates who meet the above minimum requirements should submit a cover letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing three professional references (including a recent supervisor) to hrkenya@ke.mercycorps.org  on or before Friday 2nd July 2013. 
Please do not attach any certificates! 
Applicants must clearly indicate on the email subject field; “Business Officer”.   
Applications without this subject heading will not be processed. 
ONLY Qualified short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Recruitment of Site Personnel for Construction Development

Resident Engineer

Job Purpose: 
 Provide technical advice regarding the design and construction of the building as well as supervise all civil and structural works.

Qualification: 
Candidates should have BSc Civil Engineering, 1 5 years’ experience, be registered with ERB and have a current Practising license.

Assistant Resident Engineer 
(Material Quality Control)

Job Purpose
Assist the resident engineer ¡n administering quality control measures ¡n ensuring the materials meet the specific code requirements and prudent construction management procedures.

Qualification:  
Candidates should have BSc Civil Engineering, 5 years’ experience, be registered with ERB and have a current Practising License.

Assistant Resident Engineer 
(Logistics and Works Inspection)

Job Purpose
Assist the resident engineer ¡n coordinating logistics for concrete material requirements for the structural and civil works.

Qualification:  
Candidates should have a BSc Civil Engineering, 5 years’ experience.

Inspector of Works 
(Logistics & works Inspection)

Job Purpose
Assist resident engineer (LWI) in performing routine technical construction inspection of the construction as well as workmanship in accordance with specific construction code requirements.

Qualification
Candidates should have a National Diploma in Civil Engineering, 5 years’ experience.

Inspector of Works 
( Material Quality Control)

Job Purpose
Provide assistance to the assistant resident engineer (MQC) in performing routine inspection and testing of construction materials on site as well as coordinating testing ofconstruction materials ¡n an approved laboratory.

Qualification: 
Candidates should have a National Diploma in Civil Engineering, 5 years’ experience.

Clerk of Works

Job Purpose
 
Monitor and inspect construction work of the contractors and sub-contractors. The person will also ensure that construction work adheres to the construction design and specifications in association with the Resident Engineer.

Qualification
Candidates should have a Higher diploma in construction, 5 years’ experience.
 
Interested candidates should submit their application, detailed CV, including present position and phone contacts of three professional referee’s, copies of their professional/educational certificates. 
All Submissions must clearly indicate the position for which one is applying.

Applications to be send to:

DNA 1526
P O. BOX49O1O- 00100
Nairobi

Closing Date 1 5th July 2013
Sales Manager - Agronomist
The candidate will:
  • Work in the Vegetable Export Market to Promote and Sell the full portfolio of Vegetable Seeds suitable to the market.
  • Manage and develop the Vegetable Export division of the company.
  • Identify emerging trends in the market
  • Conduct trials
  • Be a bridge between the overseas producers and local fresh produce exporters
Qualification and Experience:
  • Minimum Bsc. Agriculture with emphasis on Horticulture
  • Over 2 years work experience in Sales and Agronomy with a Large Exporter or Seed Company
  • Must be famiIiar of growing areas in the country- Farms of Private and Public Enterprises
Salary will not be a limiting factor to the right candidate.

Please apply in confidence to:
P.O. Box 38660 - 00623, Nairobi,
before 15/07/2013
Vacancies in the Position of Member Of The Parliamentary Service Commission

The Parliamentary Service Commission is established under Article 127 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and is mandated, among other things, to provide services and facilities to ensure the efficient and effective functioning of Parliament. 
Article 127 (2) of the Constitution provides that the Parliamentary Service Commission shall consist of, among others, one man and one woman appointed by Parliament from among persons who are experienced in public affairs, but are not Members of Parliament.
 
The Parliamentary Service Commission now invites applications for the two (2) vacant positions for Member of the Parliamentary Service Commission under Article 127(2)(d) of the Constitution from interested persons, other than Members of Parliament. 
A person shall not be qualified for appointment as a member of the Commission under Article 127(2)(d) of the Constitution unless such person:
  • is a citizen of Kenya;
  • holds a degree from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • has at least ten years experience in public affairs; and
  • meets the requirements of leadership and integrity in Chapter Six of the Constitution.
Applications, including the curriculum vitae and copies of other supporting documents, may be sent or delivered to: 
The Clerk of the Senate/Secretary, Parliamentary Service Commission, 
1st Floor, KICC Building, 
P. O. Box 41842-00100, Nairobi, 
or emailed to csenate@parliament.go.ke, 
to be received on or before 10th July, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.
Area Manager

Islamic Relief- Kenya

Reporting To:
Country Director

Matrix Management: Kenya Program

Base Location: Mandera/Wajir

Background

Established in 1984 in the UK, Islamic Relief is an international NGO seeking to promote sustainable economic and social development by working with local communities through relief and development activities.

IR started operations in Kenya in 1993 on one to one orphans sponsorship programme through a local CBO in Mandera District, Northern Kenya. 
It opened its fully fledged office in March in 2006 at the height of drought in the Horn of Africa.

Since then IR has been providing humanitarian and development assistance to vulnerable communities. Over these years it has implemented various development and relief activities in Mandera.

This has remarkably changed the lives of the vulnerable and disadvantaged communities.

IR aim to help the needy regardless of race, religion or gender and implement our work within the following sectors:
  • Education and Vocational Training § Income Generation
  • Emergency & Relief Orphans § Health and Nutrition
  • Water and sanitation § Disaster Preparedness
  • Ramadan and Qurbani
Overall Responsibility:
  • To act as key Islamic Relief’s Representative in the County and to manage and coordinate the effective and efficient implementation of IRW programmes.
  • The Area Manager will be reporting to the CD on all aspects of the implementation of the humanitarian programme with a day to day contact and dotted line to the Head of Programmes (HoP).
  • These include Project Development (Design Project proposal followed by assessment), Monitoring, Reporting and Administration. Representation of the organisation and coordination with other players is central.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Representing Islamic Relief, co-ordination and negotiation with all relevant stakeholders, such as local authorities, community leaders, representatives of NGOs and government.
  • Undertake assessments and design new interventions as appropriate. Prepare scenario plans and manage assessments of emergency situations.
  • Managing the operational security of the programme and staff. Keep the CD and the HoP at the Country office updated on the security situation / incidents related to the programme, including devising and implementing security and evacuation plans.
  • Developing programme policies and preparing plans, budgets and resource requirements to meet planned objectives. Responsibility for all administrative aspects of the running of the project, including establishing and maintaining systems to monitor, evaluate and report on the project.
  • Monitoring and controlling budget and finance issues related to the project. Ensuring narrative reporting and financial accounting as appropriate e.g. produce programme update reports for use in internal communications.
  • Ensuring that the programme is implemented in a consultative, participative and gender sensitive way.
  • Effective management of personnel associated with the project .Recruitment of local staff and management of all staff in line with IR policies.
  • Identify staffing needs, undertake recruitment of staff and manage the performance and development of all direct reports, ensuring performance objectives are produced and worked to, including identification of effective delivery training and development needs.
  • To be familiar with and abide by the Islamic Relief Code of conduct and other regulatory codes.
Person Specification:
  • Five years previous experience in project management (in humanitarian work) and a proven record of effective management in a high impact emergency situation (University graduate or MSC holder is preferable).
  • Ability to work on your own initiative as well as a part of a team
  • Proven analytical skills and ability to think strategically
  • Fluency in English – written and verbal
  • Effective IT skills (Word and Excel)
  • Financial reporting and planning skills
  • Report writing and research skills
  • Communication and negotiation skills
Area Manager
  • Problem solving
  • Sensitivity to cultural difference and ability to work in a variety of cultural contexts.
  • Sympathetic with aims & objectives of Islamic Relief, empathy with understanding of the basic teachings and values of Islam.
  • Energetic and able to operate in situations which may be arduous.
How to Apply:

Send in your updated CV with cover letter and 3 professional references to  HR.Kenya@islamic-relief.or.ke. clearly mentioning the position you are applying for in the Subject. CVs will be screened on an ongoing basis and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Note:
CVs will be screened on an ongoing basis and Interviews will be conducted STRICTLY in Nairobi office,only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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:

Coordinator, Internal Audit

The Coordinator, Internal Audit will assist the Manager, Internal Audit in planning, supervising staff and executing the annual risk based audit plan and ensuring that all audit assignments are carried out professionally. 
The Coordinator will also carry out independent assessments of the internal control systems, review adequacy, effectiveness and adherence to policies / procedures and assess the approach to risk management.

Applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Business or IT fields and a CPA (K) or other related professional qualification such as CIA, CISA or CFE. The ideal candidate should have a minimum eight (8) years relevant internal audit experience, three of which must be at a supervisory level and Hospital/University experience will be an added advantage. 
Applicants should have strong investigative and project management skills, excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a high degree of integrity and confidentiality. 
The successful candidate should be willing to travel.

Officer, Internal Audit

The officer, Internal audit will be responsible to carry out independent assessments of the internal control systems. S/he will ensure that the institution has and maintains effective procurement, financial, administrative and management systems and controls.

Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree in finance/accounting/commerce/business management. 
S/he should have professional qualification in CPA / ACCA with CISA / CIA / CFE as added advantage. 
The ideal candidate should have a minimum five (5) years relevant internal audit experience, two of which must be at supervisory level and Hospital/University experience will be added advantage. Sound experience in Information System Audits and strong investigative and project management skills required. 
S/he should have excellent interpersonal and written communication skills and be willing to travel.

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 12th July, 2013.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Kisii bottlers limited, a leading beverage bottling franchise of The Coca Cola Company is seeking to recruit a suitably qualified candidate for the vacancy mentioned below:
Maintenance Engineer

The job holder will report directly to the Factory Manager. 
He/ She will be responsible for maximizing the availability of the Manufacturing Plant through implementation of maintenance strategies thereby resulting in the production as per plan of quality products safely, and with minimal downtime, maintenance cost and environmental impact.

Key Accountability/ Result Areas

The Maintenance Engineer’s principal accountability will be:-
  • Coordinate the development, planning and implementation of maintenance strategies for the Plant’s assets and equipment in line with industrial best practice, legal requirements and equipment manufacturer’s recommendations.
  • Coach and facilitate factual based root cause analysis to identify and obtain solutions and options for change while improving employee problem solving competence skill levels.
  • Formulate and implement strategies to develop and continually improve assets and equipment so as to maximize asset productive life.
  • Develop, standardize and implement maintenance policies, procedures and reports, as well as monitoring compliance with the same.
  • Develop and implement plans to upgrade and or expand the Plant facilities i.e. buildings, machinery and utilities in line with company, the Coca Cola Company, legal, food safety, safety and environmental requirements among others.
  • Manage and coordinate all growth and development projects in the Plant, connected with existing facilities modernization, new equipment installation, new products launches and productivity improvements.
  • Plan, manage and track capital expenditure (CAPEX) projects, as well as conducting quality assurance checks thereby ensuring the best use of resources and that work has been performed in a proper and professional manner.
  • Lead plant teams in efforts to improve spare parts management that will result in reduced stockroom inventory levels.
  • Manage and review direct reports and develop methods to help improve their productivity and development.
  • Contribute towards the preparation of the Engineering Section’s operating budget.
  • Ensure safety and environmental compliance for buildings, equipment and staff.
  • Comply with the company’s quality, food safety, environment and occupational health and safety requirements.
Qualification and Competencies
  • A holder of a Bachelor of Science degree in an engineering field (Mechanical, Mechatronics, Electrical or Production Engineering) with at least five years hands on experience resulting in a proven competency to perform the work.
  • Certification by the Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK) with a demonstratable track record of growth as an engineering professional.
  • Extensive experience and knowledge of preventative and predictive maintenance schedules and programs.
  • Strong leadership coupled with excellent written, oral presentation, active listening and interpersonal skills.
  • A high degree of strategic and technical aptitude.
  • Honest and trustworthy with sound work ethics.
  • Knowledge of bottling equipment relative to equipment installation, use, maintenance, trouble shooting and repair will be an added advantage.
The Promise

We at Kisii bottlers Limited depend heavily on the passion, innovation and integrity of our people. We focus on attracting, developing and retaining the best talent. 
Our work environment nurtures these three value (passion, innovation and integrity). 
In addition to competitive salary and a comprehensive range of benefits commensurate with the requisite, the company can offer a challenging and rewarding career.

If you are innovative, self-starter and result oriented individual, looking for a challenging career and you meet the above requirements, please send your application letter, detailed C.V, together with copies of your relevant academic/professional testimonials and three referees to:-

Human Resource Manage
Kisii Bottlers Limited
P.O.BOX 3456-40200
Kisii- Kenya

E-mail:recruitment@kisiibottlers.co.ke

So as to reach us not later than Friday, 12th July 2013. 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Kisii Bottlers Limited is an equal opportunity employer. 
Any lobbying and/or canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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