Kenya Poultry Farmers Association (KEPOFA)

Vacancy: Business Development Officer 

Kenya Poultry Farmers Association is the umbrella association of poultry farmers in the country that seeks to advocate for the rights and needs of the poultry farmers. 
The association has membership across the country and governed by an elected board.  
The goal of the association is to be financially self sustaining to ensure there is continuity in delivering services to the members. 
Further, the association aim to support its members in marketing of its products across the country.  
To initiate income generating activities for the association and support the members identify lucrative market for poultry products the association wishes to recruit a business development officer.
 
Some of the key duties of the Business Development Officer will comprise the following:
  • Promotion of income generating activities  for  the  association
  • Identification of  viable  markets  for poultry products
  • Planning and  coordination of  all the  income generating activities /projects
  • Writing funding proposals  for the income  generating projects
  • Writing business plans  for the  various income generating projects
  • Capacity building for members, board and staff of the association on commercialization of poultry farming.
Qualifications of the person required
  • Minimum  of  a degree in Business  studies with a major in  Marketing  or livestock production and experience  in marketing or business  development
  • A minimum of  two  years  experience in marketing  field especially  for agricultural products 
  • Experience in poultry sector  will be an added  advantage
  • Preferred candidate should be below 35 years   
Apply by sending your cv to info@liaisonconsultants.co.ke  by 11th July 2013
Marie Stopes Uganda (MSU) ¡s a marketing-focused, results-oriented social business that uses modem management and marketing techniques to provide family planning and reproductive healthcare across every district of Uganda. 
We aim to contribute 15 points to Uganda’s contraceptive prevalence rate by 2015, saving and improving many thousands of Ugandan lives. 
For over 15 years Marie Stopes Uganda (MSU) has prided itself on providing a wide range of high quality, affordable and client-centred services to men, women and young people. 
Our 340 team members work in every district of Uganda and provide approximately 35% of all modem contraception, the majority ofwhich is delivered in hard to reach and remote areas. 
In 2012, MSU generated over 1.1 million Couple Years of Protection and provided quality services to over 350,000 Ugandans.

We are seeking an ambitious, expeñenced and driven people to fill the positions below. 
The core responsibility of these positions is to use your: initiative, energy, persistence, results onentation, drive, integrity, enthusiasm and commitment to personal development to further MSU’s vision to become a sustainable nationwide provider of high quality, integrated reproductive health/family planning services.

To apply
Please send a CV and Cover letter by email to jobsmariestopes.or.ug or post to the Senior Manager, People and Development, Plot 1020, Kisugu-Muyenga, P.O Box 10431, Kampala-Uganda, quoting the position title by 6pm on Friday 26th July, 2013.

Marie Stopes Uganda is an equal opportunities employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. 
Marie Stopes Uganda is thankful to all applicants for their interest but only candidates who meet all requisite criteria and are short listed will be contacted.

Senior Manager Operations

Base Station: Kampala with frequent travel upcountry

Reporting to:
Director Operations

Duration of Contract: 2 years.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

1. Team Leadership; A motivated, productive and appropriately managed Operations Department
  • Support the Operations Director to provide overall leadership and strategic direction to the team.
  • Stand in for the Operations Director in his absence from the office, taking line management responsibility for the Channel Managers and other staff as required
  • Attending SMT as a representative of the Department.
  • Foster MSI core values across the Operations Department
  • As a senior manager, model MSI leadership behaviours within the Operations Department, promoting cohesion and good morale through the various channels.
  • Ensure that good human resource systems and procedures, in line with best practice, are developed and implemented in liaison with the Operations Director and the People and Development department.
  • Beside the responsibilities set out in this framework, to undertake such special or ad hoc activities as may be delegated from the Operations Director.
  • Attend external relations meeting on behalf of the Operations Director
  • Ensure that effective and appropriate external technical assistance is called on to provide high quality inputs and outputs.
2. Develop, manage and document operating systems in all Operation channels of service delivery.
  • Review, improve and ensure effective implementation of functional systems in Operations that improve efficiency and deliver performance.
  • Work with Operations in the review and documentation of operating systems in service delivery.
  • Develop and disseminate tools to support systems
  • Through respective channel managers ensure system implementation and review.
  • Ensure that team members clearly understand and embrace these systems and lead in their review.
  • Develop a system for documenting operation systems and best practices.
3. Formalise and institutionalise partnerships with other implementing partners.
  • Develop database of all current and prospective partners for service delivery.
  • Ensure that MoUs are signed with all our current partners.
  • Develop and manage schedules for these partnership engagements, ensuring optimisation of our integrated service delivery.
  • Ensure that partner review meetings take place and reports are shared with relevant parties.
  • Initiate dialog with prospective partners for collaboration in service delivery, liaising with the External Relations team as required.
  • Work with other channels including Blue Star where collaborations may benefit from their engagement.
4. Lead ¡n the implementation of new technologies and management information in the Operations Department;
  • Develop a strategy and plan on how new technologies and management information systems will be utilised to improve Operations’ systems and activities.
  • Be focal point for performance management reporting and analysis, in liaison with Finance and the MIS and RM&E teams — including the response to monthly management reporting packs.
  • Work with Fleet Management, Business Analyst/IT team, MIS officer and Call Centre to develop indicators and processes to ensure these resources are adding clear value to service delivery.
  • Support the Operations team in the use of these technologies and conduct monthly reviews to determine that these systems are optimizing performance.
  • Manage compliance with HMIS reporting.
5. Engage Corporate companies in improving access to FP
  • Initiate contact with corporate companies and engage them in possible relationships.
  • Together with External Relations write concept notes and proposals for engagement in CSR.
  • Manage and report the implementation of Corporate Social Responsibility activities.
6. Support and Manage district level relationships with government and partners;
  • Develop and implement Distinct level engagement plans and lead in their implementation through the Operations’ channels and other PSP channels in collaboration with the Donor Projects, External Relations and PSP teams.
  • Engage district leadership in the implementation of our programmes.
  • Engage district level partners in possible collaboration and partnerships.
  • Participate where relevant in district activities.
  • Support USAID District Operational Plan activities for MSU
7. Lead in the identification, implementation of innovations in services delivery including the implementation of new projects;
  • Identify innovations that can be implemented in Operations to improve efficiencies, learning from the Best Practise team in London and other country platforms.
  • Engage and lead in collaboration with other sectors to identify other avenues and target audiences that require services such as; Uganda Manufacturers Association, large plantations such as; Finlay’s, Tobacco plantations, etc.
  • Directly manage the implementation of new projects in Operations during their inception to ensure workplans are understood and being executed on time within the respective channel/s..
8. Manage the provision of optimised technical services to the Operations department
  • Work with Donor Projects, the Country Director and MSI’s Deputy Regional Director to ensure proper planning and provision of technical support each year to meet Operations’ needs. This will require the postholder to take a proactive part in the annual business planning process.
  • Ensure recommendations and actions arising from technical assistance visits and advice are are promptly implemented and monitored, feeding back to MSI as necessary.
  • Ensure capacity building of Operations Department in response to Organisational Development plans.
Education and Experience
  • University Degree in Business Administration or Health Sciences or similar
  • At least 6 years’ experience in programme/project management and partner engagement especially at the District level.
  • Previous experience working in the health sector is an added advantage.
  • Experience in writing of reports for western donors required
  • Experience in building relationships with external partners
  • Experience representing an organization to external partners at a high level
  • Computer literacy (MS Office, Excel)
Desired skills, abilities
  • Knowledge of Clinical Health, Family Planning, Community Outreach and Social Marketing desirable
  • Ability to work well with others in team environments; must be able to satisfy stakeholders; should be able to work in deadline driven/results orientated atmospheres
  • Strong people management skills
  • Able to think strategically
  • Able to manage and motivate teams to achieve targets and to achieve organisational change.
Advocacy skills: 
  • Able to influence stakeholders through effective communication in a demanding external environment.
  • Perfect and effective written and verbal communication ¡n English is essential.
  • Able to multi-task and efficiently manage competing priorities
  • Posses leadership personality, and able to take on and solve problems quickly and efficiently;
Seed Business Development Specialist

The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT- www.ciat.caiar.org) — a member of the CGIAR Consortium (www.cgiar.org) — develops technologies, innovative methods, and new knowledge that better enable farmers, especially smallholders, to make agriculture competitive and profitable as well as sustainable and resilient. 
CIAT conducts research for development in tropical regions of Latin America, Africa and Asia.

Among various research areas, CIAT has a global mandate for beans and in Africa, bean research is carried by the Pan Africa Research Alliance (PABRA) which encompasses 3 regional bean research networks working to improve the livelihoods of small scale bean farmers in sub-Saharan Africa.
 
PABRA facilitates collaborative research for development within and between the networks by providing a forum for collaboration of multiple partners who include researchers, private sector involved in bean seed and grain business, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), community-based (OB) and producers’ organizations (POs), universities and millions of farmers.

The alliance operates in 29 member countries, each represented by its National Agricultural Research System (NARS). 
PABRA is coordinated by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (dAT).

PABRA facilitates access to quality seed of improved varieties by millions of farmers across Africa through the various bean seed production and delivery options based on prevailing seed systems and targeted clients. 
For this purpose, PABRA is recruiting a Seed Business Development Specialist. 
The position will be based at Kawanda Agricultural Research Station, Kampala-Uganda.

Role and Responsibility

To enhance the capacities of seed and input suppliers to provide quality seed of improved bean varieties and complementary inputs to small-scale farmers in PABRA countries on a sustainable basis.

Main Job Tasks

The Seed Business Development Specialist (SBDS) will be expected to provide the following collaborative services:
  • In partnership with seed producers, NARS and national seed services and development partners, assess various client oriented bean seed production and delivery options in PABRA member countries and identify most effective ones (sole or combined) to be mainstreamed or tested further.
  • Carry out R4D for testing innovative seed production and market strategies such as the use of affordable packs, their commercial viability and explore how the mainstream best practices across PABRA countries.
  • Assess and explore institutional linkages in order to sustain best seed systems practices and create synergetic actions for scaling up of these best practices across several countries.
  • Collaborate with partners such as NARS to enhance capacity of decentralized seed producers, particularly women involved in the production of locally preferred bean varieties.
  • Provide advice related to business development services to bean seed producers (individual seed entrepreneurs, farmer organizations, seed companies and public enterprises/research farm) and stimulate private (small and large) investment ¡n bean seed production and delivery in business sound manner.
  • Train bean seed producers/suppliers ¡n specific areas such as seed business management including production, post-harvest, marketing, financial management, and strategy development.
  • Strengthen the seed component and facilitate its linkages with other elements of the bean platforms across PABRA countries.
  • Document (reports and professional publications) on improving the efficiency and sustainability of bean seed producers and supply and share knowledge.
  • Design and conduct a sound Monitoring and Evaluation (M÷E) framework to capture relevant seed data and to document case studies.
Qualifications
  • Strong background in seed business, agribusiness and business administration at MSc / MA levels.
  • Five (5) years practical experience in managing a seed business is strongly preferred.
  • Previous or current work on seed related activities in Africa is an added advantage.
  • In addition to good command of written and spoken English language, an acceptable knowledge of French language will be added advantage.
Personal Characteristics
  • Ability to work both persuasively and diplomatically in a team-based environment with a high degree of complexity.
  • Exceptional drive and entrepreneurship, a pronounced ability to motivate others.
  • Hands-on problem-solver with strong analytical abilities.
  • Organizational and business planning.
  • Strategic thinking & creativity.
  • Problem analysis and problem-solving.
  • Team leadership & persuasiveness.
Terms of employment

The vacancy is an internationally recruited position. 
The contract will be for a two year period, with a six month probation period, renewable depending on performance. 
We offer a multicultural, collegial research environment with competitive salary and excellent benefits. 
We believe that the diversity of our staff contributes to excellence.

Applications

Interested applicants should send their motivation letter, a full C.V. including relevant certificates and one page essay on the main steps and their sequence for developing the ability of seed suppliers to provide quality seed of improved bean varieties and complementary inputs to small-scale farmers on a sustainable basis. 
Additionally please send the names and contact information of three referees knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience. 
Applications should be sent to Isabela Botero (i.botero@cgiar.org) at the CIAT Human Resources office and ciatkenvainfo@cgiar.org by August 1st 2013.
People and Culture Director
World Vision International (Rwanda) is a child focused Christian humanitarian organization implementing development programs in over 15 Districts of Rwanda.

World Vision seeks to hire a qualified, dedicated and experienced national for the position of People and Culture Director. 
This is a senior leadership position based in the Head Office- Kigali and reporting to the National Director. 
This position will actively facilitate the development of organizational capacity, sharing of knowledge and services, organizational change and development for a large organization.
 
The major responsibilities include:
  • Developing and leading the implementation of People and Culture strategy consistent with the World Vision regional strategy and functional objectives.
  • Designing People and Culture policies, systems and procedures in compliance with local labour environment and World Vision standards and guidelines.
  • Designing and executing appropriate compensation system through development of compensation and benefit policies, principles and practices.
  • Strengthening organizational Christian identity and sustaining a high performance culture that is capable of successfully meeting the strategic goals of the organization.
  • Leading recruitment and selection through work force planning, facilitation of interviews and employee orientation systems.
  • Handling disciplinary policies and processes and counsel employees and line managers in effective use of organizational policies and processes.
  • Facilitation of organizational learning and development by developing career & leadership development framework, policies and practices.
  • Designing and executing integrated Succession and Talent management system in the organization to promote staff development and leadership succession.
  • Designing and facilitating organizational culture change that promotes excellence in execution.
Required qualifications and experience:
  • Committed Christian with evidence of mature faith.
  • Aware and willing to support the organization in the pursuit of World Vision’s mission statement and have personal and family lifestyles that are consistent with the organizational core values.
  • Post Graduate degree qualification and/or professional qualification in Organizational Development, Psychology, and Development studies, Leadership, Human Resource Development or a MBA.
  • In depth understanding of all areas of HR management and staff development, and knowledge of HR and OD practices, group processes and dynamics and able to apply it in Rwanda context.
  • At least 8 — 10 years experience in Organizational Development and HR development or related fields, in a complex, international organization preferably in NGO context.
  • Significant senior level leadership experience in an international environment, preferably in East Africa.
  • Ability to apply a broad based understanding of key business fundamentals with knowledge of World Vision strategic relationships and the business/political environment.
  • Ability to apply the knowledge of all relevant employment laws in order to develop, monitor and redesign HR policies and practices.
  • Ability to work in diverse cultural context and adapt behavior and provide mature leadership.
High proficiency in English language — both verbal and written.

Salary commensurate with qualification and experience.

Interested candidates are requested to submit their curriculum vitae with copies of academic transcripts to wvrwanda-recruitment@wvi.org within 15 days from the date of advertisement.

As a child focused organization, World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children. 
All employment is conditional upon successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.
Sales and Advertising Executives wanted for a media company. 
Minimum Requirement
Diploma
One year experience

Email: dwesangula@sanaa.co.ke
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Seeking: Procurement / Logistics Officer
 
Are you a Kenyan with Logistics and Supply Chain Experience and interested in working on a Somalia Program?
 
Are you committed to honesty and integrity?
 
Would you like to join a dynamic team working on stabilization initiatives for Somalia? 
Please read on!
 
USAID Transition Initiatives for Stabilization (TIS) program
 
The Transition Initiatives for Stabilization (TIS) program is funded by USAID and responds to the complex crisis that has evolved in Somalia. 
The overall program goal is to mitigate conflict; to promote stability and community cohesion, and to strengthen citizens’ relationships with government officials. TIS implements quick impact activities linked to longer-term stabilization goals.
 
The TIS program is currently seeking a skilled, diplomatic, effective, and highly motivated Procurement and Logistics Officer. 
As our Procurement and Logistics Officer, you will work closely with the operations coordination and all other TIS functional teams to include and not limited to the program and grants team, the program grantees and vendors to support the above-referenced program objectives.
 
The work of Procurement/Logistics Officer requires detailed knowledge and Somalia experience, highly developed collaboration and networking skills and the exercise of discretion, judgment, and personal responsibility.

Qualifications and skills sought
  • University degree level or equivalent in Business Administration, Bachelor of Commerce, Logistics/Procurement and Supply Chain Management or any other appropriate field.
  • Minimum four (4) years relevant experience in a similar position, with specific focus on local/international procurement, clearing & forwarding, VAT exemption processes, Kenyan/Somalia laws and regulations, fleet management, insurance and inventory/stock/supplies management, development and control.
  • Previous experience with USAID funded program, UN, International or Local NGOs is preferred.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with senior government personnel, colleagues, donor partners, private sector, and other actors that may be involved in the overall implementation of the project
  • Ability to maintain high integrity in performing assigned responsibilities.
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail and work with minimal supervision under tight deadlines.
  • In addition, must be flexible, willing to perform assigned and additional duties and work irregular hours under unpredictable conditions.
  • Ability to work effectively and harmoniously within a multicultural team.
  • Functional competencies required: effective communicator, successful negotiator, creative analytical thinker, active learner, team player and cross cultural facilitator
  • Demonstrated expertise working in Somalia
  • Working knowledge of MS Office and Internet applications, Microsoft Outlook, Access and PowerPoint.
  • Fluency in English, Knowledge of Somali language is preferred
  • Must have a valid passport that allows travel within the East African/ Horn region.
  • Interest and availability to travel throughout Somalia.
Do you have the above qualifications and skills? 
Please send 
1) a CV 
2) current position and salary history and 
3) three professional references to TIS@dai.com. 
Closing date: Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Please note only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Regional Programme Quality Lead

Global C1

Fixed-term 2 year contract

GBP 25,094 - GBP33,938 net (take home pay) per annum.

Very attractive benefits

Based Nairobi, Kenya (Horn, East & Central Africa)

Poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s just plain wrong….that’s why at Oxfam we fight poverty at its roots, with simple, smart solutions. 
We combine emergency response work, long-term development programmes and campaigning for lasting change. 
The Horn, East, and Central Africa (HECA) Region is the largest region within Oxfam, covering 8 countries, including Ethiopia, Tanzania, Kenya, Somalia, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, and Uganda. 
The Regional Centre is based in Nairobi. 
We provide leadership and support to the Oxfam country programmes across the region in delivering their strategies within the context of programme quality, and efficiency.

The role

We need your influential leadership to help improve the effectiveness of Oxfam’s in-country and regional programmes and the impact they have on poverty. 
That means having a good strategy for enhancing high quality programmes. 
You will ensure these programmes are characterized by a strong sense of putting poor women’s rights at the heart of it all. 
Region and countries will seek your support in their initiatives around design, monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) systems and partnerships. 
It’s about being proactive in building a culture of evidence-based decision making in the region and in support of programme staff and advisors on a variety of issues, in particular those around MEAL. 
It also means acting as a ‘helpdesk’ for queries on MEAL processes for the whole region.

What we’re looking for It is essential that you have a clear understanding of a broad range of programme quality issues, especially around theories of change and MEAL, underpinned with demonstrable understanding and direct experience of long-term development, humanitarian and/or campaigns and advocacy work preferably at management level.

A good understanding of gender issues and the ability to contribute to strategy around putting poor women’s rights at the heart of programming is key. 
Strong technical competence in research, learning and monitoring and evaluation methods theory and practice; and, good critical grasp of latest sector thinking, codes, standards and practice is essential, as is an excellent understanding and experience of partnerships & accountability when applied to programming. 
Results focused, you’ll need good interpersonal and communication skills plus the ability to lead, influence and motivate others.

The rewards

Oxfam will meet the tax and social security liabilities of the post holder in addition to the net salary. A competitive benefits package will be offered to the successful candidate including housing, pension, and medical among others.

To apply

As a focal point for the Regional Leadership Team, this is a chance for you to influence country programmes that reach out to millions of people, as they continue to make positive impact on poverty and governance in the Horn of East and Central Africa.

To find out more, including a detailed profile, apply online at http://www.oxfam.org.uk/what-we-do/about-us/working-at-oxfam using reference INT6365

The closing date is: 12 July 2013.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization.
Regional Programme Quality Lead

Global C1

Fixed-term 2 year contract

GBP 25,094 - GBP33,938 net (take home pay) per annum.

Very attractive benefits

Based Nairobi, Kenya (Horn, East & Central Africa)

Poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s just plain wrong….that’s why at Oxfam we fight poverty at its roots, with simple, smart solutions. 
We combine emergency response work, long-term development programmes and campaigning for lasting change. 
The Horn, East, and Central Africa (HECA) Region is the largest region within Oxfam, covering 8 countries, including Ethiopia, Tanzania, Kenya, Somalia, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, and Uganda. 
The Regional Centre is based in Nairobi. 
We provide leadership and support to the Oxfam country programmes across the region in delivering their strategies within the context of programme quality, and efficiency.

The role

We need your influential leadership to help improve the effectiveness of Oxfam’s in-country and regional programmes and the impact they have on poverty. 
That means having a good strategy for enhancing high quality programmes. 
You will ensure these programmes are characterized by a strong sense of putting poor women’s rights at the heart of it all. 
Region and countries will seek your support in their initiatives around design, monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) systems and partnerships. 
It’s about being proactive in building a culture of evidence-based decision making in the region and in support of programme staff and advisors on a variety of issues, in particular those around MEAL. 
It also means acting as a ‘helpdesk’ for queries on MEAL processes for the whole region.

What we’re looking for It is essential that you have a clear understanding of a broad range of programme quality issues, especially around theories of change and MEAL, underpinned with demonstrable understanding and direct experience of long-term development, humanitarian and/or campaigns and advocacy work preferably at management level.

A good understanding of gender issues and the ability to contribute to strategy around putting poor women’s rights at the heart of programming is key. 
Strong technical competence in research, learning and monitoring and evaluation methods theory and practice; and, good critical grasp of latest sector thinking, codes, standards and practice is essential, as is an excellent understanding and experience of partnerships & accountability when applied to programming. 
Results focused, you’ll need good interpersonal and communication skills plus the ability to lead, influence and motivate others.

The rewards

Oxfam will meet the tax and social security liabilities of the post holder in addition to the net salary. A competitive benefits package will be offered to the successful candidate including housing, pension, and medical among others.

To apply

As a focal point for the Regional Leadership Team, this is a chance for you to influence country programmes that reach out to millions of people, as they continue to make positive impact on poverty and governance in the Horn of East and Central Africa.

To find out more, including a detailed profile, apply online at http://www.oxfam.org.uk/what-we-do/about-us/working-at-oxfam using reference INT6365

The closing date is: 12 July 2013.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization.
Centre for Development Consultants Limited (CDCL) seek to recruit for various vacancies to join our team of experts. 
Eligible consultants from the East African region are encouraged to apply.

Financial Consultant

This will be a permanent position within the firm.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Business development – creating new business through research to establish the needs of our clients in view of adding value.
  • Proposal writing – developing bankable proposals.
  • Undertaking Accounting and Financial advisory services to our clients.
Qualifications
  • Hold a Master’s Degree in finance, economics or related fields.
  • Have at least three years experience in consultancy.
  • Have proven experience in financial analysis and proposal writing.
  • A good knowledge and operational experience of various accounting packages.
  • A qualification as a Certified Public Accountant (with CPAK or equivalent) will be an added advantage.
  • A good analytical thinker and a self-starter.
  • Excellent at organizing and managing multiple priorities and/or projects by using appropriate methodologies and tools.
  • Innovate- able to introduce new ideas and processes which improve performance and productivity.
  • A problem solver with the ability to encourage others in collaborative problem solving.
  • Effectual team player.
Associate Consultants

These positions are open to both individuals and consultancy firms that are experienced in the following areas:
  • Financial Management, Human Resources Management, ICT, Engineering,
  • Transport Economics and General Economics
How to apply

Qualified and interested candidates/firms should send their applications to recruitment@cdclconsult.com on or before 25th July, 2013.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
Construction Project Manager 
(2 Positions)

Academic and Professional Qualification
  1. Master Degree in Construction Project Management or equivalent qualification from an approved institution.
  2. Registered member of the Institution of Construction & Project Managers of Kenya or any other construction related professional body but practicing project management.
  3. The candidate should have at least Three year experience in construction industry as a project manager for projects value from Ksh. 375,000,000.00 and above complete.
Construction Manager 
(3 Positions)

Academic and Professional Qualification
  1. Degree in Construction Project Management or equivalent qualification from an approved institution.
  2. The candidate should have at least Three year experience in construction industry as a project manager or Senior Clerk of Works for projects value from Ksh. 100,000,000.00 and above complete.
Architect 
(2 Positions)

Academic and professional Qualifications
  1. Be a registered architect with BORAQS.
  2. Minimum of 1 Year post registration experience
  3. Proficiency in ArchiCAD 14 (especially BIM )and above a must
  4. Use of other graphic presentation software (Photoshop, Illustrator, Art-lantis Studio or 3D Studio max) will be an added advantage.
Graduate Architect

Academic and professional Qualifications
  1. Graduate of a Recognized university.
  2. Proficiency in ArchiCAD 14 (especially BIM )and above a must
  3. Use of other graphic presentation software (Photoshop, Illustrator, Art-lantis Studio or 3D Studio max) will be an added advantage.
Architectural Visualization & Animation Artist & Graphic Designer
 
Academic and professional Qualifications
  1. Graduate of a Recognized university or College
  2. Proficiency 3D Studio Max & V-ray for modeling and Visualization
  3. Proficiency in Photoshop & Illustrator
  4. Knowledge/Experience in Architectural or interior design will be an added advantage
Send your applications to vacancies@suraya.co.ke

Deadline is 12th July/2013

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Job #: 131609
 
Title: Associate Investment Officer
 
Job Stream: Investment
 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
 
Closing Date: 08/11/2013
   
Background / General Description:
 
IFC, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, is the largest multilateral provider of financing for private enterprise in emerging markets. 
IFC provides loans, equity, structured finance and risk management tools as well as advisory services to build the private sector in developing countries. 
IFC invests in private sector projects that are financially and economically viable and have a substantial development impact. 
The Corporation is headquartered in Washington, D.C. It has three hubs in Sub-Saharan Africa (Johannesburg, Dakar, and Nairobi) and several field offices.

The Financial Markets Department, one of IFC’s several industry departments, supports projects in numerous financial subsectors, builds local financial institutions, develops local equity and debt markets and introduces new financing instruments. 
The goal is to develop efficient financial systems that will fuel economic growth in client countries and enhance IFC’s developmental impact.

The Financial Markets Department is recruiting an Associate Investment Officer to join the Investment and Portfolio Team, which originates, manages and monitors IFC’s financial sector and private equity fund investments in Sub-Saharan Africa. 
The Associate Investment Officer will report to the Financial Markets Manager, Sub-Saharan Africa.

The position is based in Nairobi, Kenya.
 
Duties and Accountabilities:
  • Provide key support in identification, appraisal, structuring and negotiation of financial sector investments.
  • Identify and analyze fundamental competitive strengths and weaknesses of projects or portfolio companies and identify non-financial issues, opportunities and risk/reward factors (e.g. business environment, country, and sponsor).
  • Handle disbursements, waivers and complex client interactions such as restructurings; monitor and value equity investments and recommends/executes the sale of holdings.
  • Monitor existing investments in portfolio companies, comprising various types of financial entities and private equity funds.
  • Review and analyze the financial and operating performance of clients; prepare quarterly risk ratings, annual supervision and other management reports as well as country strategy papers, briefs and project profiles.
  • Handle client relationships and provide insight into sector developments in client countries to anticipate new investment opportunities and/or performance issues.
  • Apply knowledge of project/portfolio lifecycle to identify and meet critical path milestones, and to implement tasks (including production of documents) in a timely and high quality fashion for the processing or supervision of projects.
  • Actively keep abreast of regional and industry developments and incorporates trends into the processing or supervision of projects.
Selection Criteria:
  • Masters degree and minimum of 4 years of relevant experience in the financial sector, preferably in an investment related function and/or the private equity industry.
  • Good understanding of financial and operational characteristics of financial institutions and/or private equity funds.
  • Clear experience and expertise in identifying, evaluating, structuring and negotiating debt and equity transactions; experience in portfolio management.
  • Sound business judgment and strong problem solving/negotiation skills, as well as ability to work effectively on simultaneous projects under time pressure.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English; French or Portuguese a significant plus.
  • A keen interest in development finance and working in a multicultural environment.
How to apply
ICAP of Columbia University is working in partnership with the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation and the Ministry of Medical Services to strengthen HIV Care and Treatment services at provincial and district health facilities. 
This program is part of a US Government initiative against HIV in Kenya that receives funding from PEPFAR through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 
Applications are invited for the following positions:

1. Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer - Continuous Quality Assurance (CQA)

Location:
Nairobi with occasional in-country travel
 
Overall Function:
 
Under the supervision of the Director of Monitoring, Evaluation and Research the CQA Officer will be responsible for the on-going data analysis, audit of program data, and feedback of this data to program staff.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide continuous on-going audit of program data based on established PEPFAR targets.
  • Provide continuous feedback on quarterly aggregate and patient-level data for quality of care improvement to the program implementation team.
  • Perform data analysis to check the quality of data quality from routine quarterly reports.
  • Prepare regular high quality presentations of summarized program data for program staff and funding agency
  • Routine analysis of program data in preparation for data summaries for research abstracts and manuscripts.
  • Assist with analysis of research data when required
Requirements:
  • Kenyan national with an Advanced Statistics Degree (minimum Masters) in Statistics, Mathematics or Epidemiology.
  • At least 5 years experience in medical statistical analysis, monitoring and evaluation systems in HIV programs
  • Strong data management and data analysis skills essential
  • Advanced skills in graphic presentation of data
  • Strong supervisory and management skills
2. EMR System Testing and Debugging Analyst (6 Months Fixed Contract)
 
Location: Nairobi
 
Overall Function:
 
To work under the overall guidance and supervision of the Director of Monitoring and the Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer – Data Management, to provide hands on leadership in the development of upgraded electronic medical records (EMR) system for ICAP.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Manage programmer consultant resources and supervise the daily attainment of outlined work plan targets.
  • Technical responsibility for reviewing and interpreting of EMR system user requirements, and prepare detailed work plans for the EMR upgrade.
  • Develop quality assurance processes and lead in the testing of developed codes on Open MRS framework to ensure designed EMR modules are stable and perform as specified.
  • Technical responsibility to conduct weekly code reviews, and host progress presentations to EMR upgrade steering committee
  • Maintain and update the EMR system source code documentation
Requirements:
  • A minimum of a Diploma in Computer Science, Information Sciences or any other related and equivalent qualifications from recognized University/Institution
  • Familiarity with MOH EMR standards and knowledge of Open MRS
  • Deep technical understanding of data warehouse model and design methodologies by generating ETL, Data Marts, OLAP, OLTP, interactive dashboards, charts and tabular reports output formats
  • Demonstrated technical experience integrating different data sources from/to different databases (PostgreSQL, MySQL, SQL Server, Oracle Open MRS framework) while addressing issue of data quality; database performance, optimization, data aggregation using PostgreSQL/SQL query scripts
  • A minimum of 5 years proven technical experience is required
All applications including a current CV, telephone number and 3 professional referees (preferably current/previous supervisors with their Telephone numbers and Email addresses) should be sent to the HR and Administration Manager, ICAP icap.vacancies@gmail.com on or before 19th July 2013.
 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
 
ICAP is an equal opportunity employer
Tradestar Kenya Limited is fast growing outsourcing organization situated in Thika town.  
We are looking for an experienced programmer to work on a full time basis. 

The preferred person should have;
 
Education and experience:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology/Computer Science
  • At lease 5 years professional experience with PHP/Javascript/MySQL
  • Good knowledge and experience with HTML/CSS
  • Experience with DHTMLX/Paradox/C++ is an added advantage
Other Requirements
  • Written reporting skills
  • Very fluent in English
  • Can work to tight deadlines
  • Self-motivated and results driven
  • Distance of travel from home to office in Thika must be less than 45min
Salary: Based on qualifications and skills
 
If you are up to the challenge and posses the necessary qualification and experience please send your resume and application letter indicating your experience to applications.tradestarkenya@gmail.com

Important:
  1. Let the resume and application letter hold your name. e.g. Ann Wanjiku_CV or Ann Wanjiku_Application
  2. The two documents must be in pdf format
  3. Only successful candidates will be contacted.
Position: Safety, Health, Environment & Quality Officer

Location:
Rift Valley

Job Summary

Develop, Monitor and co-ordinate all Safety, Health and Environmental policies, procedures & activities so as to ensure compliance with all relevant legal, Quality Management System and COMPANY requirements.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Continuously develop, implement and review safety, health and environment Standards & procedures in conjunction with the Workshop Manager, in line with the Occupational Safety & Health Act 2007 and other Statutory requirements
  • Identify health, safety and environmental hazards, investigate root causes and identify corrective and preventative action, and report to the management
  • Conduct reviews on service station performance, compliance with set standards and documenting the same
  • Provide training instructions and workshops to all employees and subcontractors on safety, health and environment, with emphasis on continuous improvement
  • Maintain accurate training records for the same
  • Conducting inspections and audits including monitoring and tracking of all SHE related issues and Quality Management issues
  • Ensure that all facilities are in compliance with statutory requirements, Quality Management Systems and other internal policies
  • Liaise with the Workshop Manager, schedule for internal audits and monitor corrective action for deficient findings for completion & effectiveness, providing gap closure assistance
  • Proactively identify emerging issues in Safety, Health and environment Management system
  • Liaise with the Workshop Manager to ensure all statutory audits are carried out and licenses issued
  • Liaise with the Directorate of Occupational Safety & Health & other SHE practitioners to ensure our SHE practices are up to date
  • Maintain database of all safety incidences and accidents
  • Prepare weekly & monthly reports on all SHE related issues
  • Any other duties that may be assigned by the Management from time to time
Qualifications
  • Degree or Higher Diploma in any Business related field
  • Degree or Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health and Environmental studies
  • ISO Standards Training and Lead auditor Training
  • Four (4) years progressive work experience, two (2) of which should be in the same position.
  • Experience in ISO implementation
  • Experience in Bulk Logistics of fuel, Jet A1 and Dry cargo is a MUST
  • Experience in Dangerous Goods Handling is also a MUST
  • DOSH and NEMA Certification will be an added advantage
  • Analytical problem solving
  • Team player
  • Excellent supervisory skills
Applicants who meet the above criteria can send their CVs to vacancies.kll@gmail.com on or before 16th July 2013. 
All applicants should indicate their current salary details.

Applications without salary details will not be considered. 
Only successful applicants will be contacted.
Independent Legal Consultant
 
Terms of Reference
 
Enactment of the “Draft Bill on Natural Resource Development and Management, 2013” into Law
Background and Context:
 
The Association of Professional Societies in East Africa (APSEA) is the umbrella body of professional associations and societies in Kenya, with a corporate membership of thirty (30) professional associations from diverse professional disciplines. 
The corporate member associations have a total membership of nearly 50,000 individual professionals in Kenya alone. 
Professionalism is embedded within the Constitution of Kenya and as such, as the umbrella body of all professionals in Kenya, APSEA has a stake in the implementation of the constitution.
 
APSEA having realized the urgent need to address the issue of equitable distribution and management of resources in the country, especially with resources that are being discovered, such as oil in Turkana, the policy would be the best guideline to outline how the resources should not only benefit the whole nation but also provide benefits to the community where the resources are discovered.
 
APSEA is cognizant of the need to address Natural Resources Management (NRM) issues in the country highly.

Currently, APSEA through the NRM Technical team has just concluded the development of a Concept note, a Policy and Draft Bill on the Natural Resource Development and Management, 2013.
 
With this, APSEA will be lobbying Parliament, the Executive and other stakeholders with the aim of passing the NRM bill and enacting it into law. 
This legislation will address the distribution and management of resources, which will address the challenges at the counties when dealing with resource sharing.
The constitution of Kenya, Article, 61 (1) states that all land belongs to the people of Kenya collectively as a nation, as communities and as individuals.

Goal of the Project
 
The goal of the project is to have the draft Natural Resource Development and  Management Bill enacted into Law. The Law will guide the sharing of revenue from the Natural Resources within the Devolved system of Government.
  • Expected Consultants Outputs: It is with this in mind that APSEA wants to engage an Independent Legal Consultant with a bias in Natural Resource Management to carry out the following responsibilities under the proper guidance of the APSEA technical team:
  • To engage Parliament, the Executive, Land Commission and other relevant stakeholders on the Overarching Policy and Draft Bill on the Natural Resources Development and Management, 2013.
  • To capture the input of the stakeholders and input in the policy and draft bill that will be enacted into Law that engages the County government in the natural Resources equitable entitlement and apportionment in responsive to the needs and aspirations of the citizens of this Country.
  • Prepare Reports and make presentations on project, Review the existing Overarching NRM concept, policy and bill through a consultative process involving APSEA Executive, APSEA NRM Committee, key and relevant GoK stakeholders, CSOs, parliament and private sector.
  • Provide the requisite technical guidance to facilitate stakeholders decision making as pertains the domicile of the anticipated Overarching NRM policy & bill.
  • Align the policy and bill with the CoK and other legislations.
  • Support the APSEA Chair and NRM team in championing the policy & bill at different stakeholder levels; with the goal of building buy-in.
  • Participate in developing strategies that would be applied in advocating and lobbying various government organs to adopt and support the eventual enactment of the bill.
Deliverables and other provisions
 
Enactment of the Draft Bill on Natural Resource Development and Management 2013, into law

Time frame: The consultant shall begin their work in July, 2013 to November 2013

Consultant Qualifications
 
The Consultant shall have the following qualification:
  • A minimum, first degree in law with specialization in environmental law and/or added courses in environmental law; OR a hold a first degree in natural resources or related fields and has rich practical experience in policy and law making processes.
  • Masters degree is an added advantage.
  • Be well versed with Constitution of Kenya 2010, various natural resource sector legal frameworks, knowledge of international, frameworks on Natural Resource Management (NRM) understanding  of the Local sector architecture.
  • Has strong networks among technocrats, legislators, civil society and practitioners
  • Understands and has practical experience in legislative process
  • Excellent meeting and facilitation skills.
  • Available to commence work as from July 15th 2013 to December 2013 on an output-based,  renewable .
All applications should be sent in soft copy to apsea@apsea.or.ke by Friday 12th July 2013, 12.00pm

Attention of:

Executive Officer,
Association of Professional Societies of East Africa
Job Title: Brand Manager - Dairy Industry

Job Description
 
Brand Manager you will be responsible for developing and executing marketing communication and brand strategies and working closely with international partners. 
Will undertake marketing consumer research, and make recommendations on best market segments to target. 
As some of the portfolio will be international products, brand manager will also be involved in localizing communication strategies and packaging of products.

The incumbent will be responsible for developing and executing brand, sales and marketing strategies aligned with business plans to obtain overall organisational objectives.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Leading the strategic planning process for the assigned brands based on key consumer insights to enhance current portfolio and improve communication with consumers.
  • Involvement in the development of the company’s long term planning that identifies new business opportunities, markets and partners.
  • Working closely with distribution partners and Marketing Research companies to obtain relevant information, including the development and implementation of brand audit studies and focus groups.
  • Monitoring and analyzing business performance vis-à-vis business goals (awareness, share, consumer diagnostics, profitability, etc.) and the competition.
  • Implementing the marketing plans by working with internal and external suppliers to deliver in a timely manner and on budget.
  • Coordinating the development of communication materials such as catalogues websites, brochures, packaging and in-store displays.
  • Traveling internally and internationally to ensure the relationship with distributors and suppliers is maintained.
  • Delivering internal and external presentations regarding new product introductions, marketing materials, business objective and communication strategy.
  • Establishing performance specifications, cost and price parameters, market applications and sales estimates.
  • Coordinating regular meetings and preparing regular reports outlining the brands’ performance.
  • Managing the status of projects, product testing and the evaluation of external agencies.
  • Develop action plans and measurement tools for brand campaigns
  • Provide support in development of annual Marketing Plans as well as the brand plan calendar
  • Evaluate market data related to the brand objectives communications and action recommendations
  • Utilize trend analysis and other tools to identify and explore possible opportunities for growth.
  • Liaise with operations managers, vendors and Marketing team with regards to execution of Brand campaigns incl. but not limited to TV/Radio adverts, leaflets
  • Apply knowledge of the organisational systems, structures, policies and procedures to achieve strategic objectives
Skills:
  • 7 years Brand Manager experience in Dairy Industry essential, with a strong preference for food experience
  • Strong commercial and financial acumen
  • Experience implementing branding and communication strategies
  • Exceptional stakeholder management skills
  • Degree in Business and Marketing discipline
  • Computer literacy
  • Project and program management
  • Commercial awareness
  • Build and maintain Company Brand
  • Relationship management
  • Customer orientation and relationship building skills
  • Leadership and decision making skills and experience
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills and experience
  • Assertive team player; energetic, self-starter who aims and maintains high levels of productivity, and is results-orientated
Application Process
 
Interested candidates are invited to strictly email their cover letter and CV, clearly detailing their current remuneration and expectations to recruitment@odumont.com  before end of day 12 July 2013. 
Only short listed candidates will be contacted

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