Henkel Kenya Ltd

Demand / Supply Planner - Adhesive Technologies

Based in Nairobi

 
Job Ref: 7299

Henkel Adhesive Technologies is a worldwide leader in bonding, sealing and surface treatments - thanks to our ambitious people. 
We create unique value for our clients and our technologies can be found in many objects touching our lives every day. 
Our success is built on constant innovation and people who strive for excellence. 
Working at Henkel is much more than just a job. It’s a passion. Have you got what it takes?

Key responsibilities:
  • Create a monthly demand plan for assigned product scope
  • Follow up with sales & Marketing on sales activities impacting the demand forecast
  • Prepare and facilitate the monthly local / S&OP meeting
  • Creates coordinated rolling capacity plan and production plan for dedicated assets based on input from demand & supply balancing processes and manufacturing.
  • Monitor & manage inventory level e.g slow mover
  • Give notification on supply bottlenecks
  • Work close together with the production supervisor on stock allocation
  • Work closely with the operation manager to include the full demand requirement into the rough cut capacity.
  • Work in close collaboration with supply chain coordinator
Who we are looking for?
 
The successful candidate will possess the following:
  • Degree in Purchasing & Supplies Management or its equivalent is a must. Post graduate Diploma in purchasing and supply chain management is an added advantage
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills.
  • Must be familiar with ERP system preferably SAP
  • 2-3 Years experience in supply planning preferably in manufacturing industry
  • Analytically strong, team-oriented and an effective conflict manager.
  • An independent thinker who acts and decides objectively and with integrity
  • Excellent communication skills in English.
  • Strong interpersonal relationship skills.
  • Excellent MS office Skills
If this sounds like your next challenge and you meet the required qualifications, please quote the job reference: 7299 and apply online on our website www.henkel.com/careers Using the search tool by July 26th, 2013
A well established Global company wishes to recruit a Country Manager for its Agricultural Businesses. 
The incumbent will report to the Country Managing Director, and will be in charge of the Agricultural Services Division as well as the Agricultural Laboratories within Kenya

Key Responsibilities
  • Accountable for meeting Business budget revenues and profitability forecasts
  • Responsible for all divisional operations and high degree of execution
  • Responsible for mentoring, developing, training and effectively utilizing all human resource
  • Responsible for building and maintaining a single cohesive and motivated team focused on client service and satisfaction, with high level of collaboration between technical groups
  • Contribute ideas and support to global Agricultural Services structures within the group
  • Responsible for pricing policies in conjunction with the executive management team
  • Drive local market and service strategy
  • Develop budgets for specific projects and new services
  • Development and implementation of operational tools and guidelines
  • Adhere to the groups quality and safety requirements
  • Perform other assignments as assigned
Specific Authorities
  • Accountability for all activities within the Agricultural Division
  • Cease the use of any equipment that may be deemed to constitute a safety hazard
  • Cease to carry out any work that may compromise the quality and integrity of work
  • Initiate formal improvement requests for non conformities
Education
  • Technical or equivalent qualification
  • Business qualification
Experience
  • Must have technical product knowledge
  • Global and regional knowledge of Agricultural market segments
  • Sound financial acumen
  • Up to date on latest methodology/technology
Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications and experience should email their CVs, Current Remuneration Package and 3 referees, to: agribizmanager@gmail.com to reach us by July 19th 2013.
Optiven Limited is a fast growing real estate company in Kenya with a vision to be the pacesetters in real estate across Africa.
 
We are seeking to recruit honest, aggressive and accountable individuals to fill the following positions:
 
1. Marketing Manager - OPT1
 
2. Branch Manager (Eldoret) - OPT2
 
3. Cost Accountant - OPT3
 
4. Sales and Marketing Officers - OPT4
 
5. Social Media Marketer - OPT5

Social Media Marketer
Ref No: OPT 5

Responsibilities
  • Developing sales & Marketing plan and strategies to guide the social media marketing.
  • Aggressively sourcing for new clients through the social media tools like Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, Skype, LinkedIn and blogs among others
  • Conduct and monitor web campaigns
  • Web traffic tracking
  • Updating and maintaining an error free website
  • Aggressively searching for frequently visited websites to host OPTIVEN products
  • Training other team members on Web related matters
  • Daily follow up on customers from inception to the completion of the final payments
  • Coming up with new ways of doing things, new innovations, putting them down and discussing with the supervisor to agree on way forward
  • Participate and contribute towards new products development and aggressive marketing of the same
  • Any other duty that maybe assigned
Academics and Professional Qualifications:
  • Diploma in Sales & Marketing from a reputable institution
  • Website related training from reputable institution
  • Certification in Computer Literacy
Experience and Background:
  • Excellent Interpersonal, presentation and communication skills
  • Minimum 2 years hands on experience in sales, and one year MUST be in website related marketing. experience in real estate market is an added advantage
Cost Accountant 
Ref No:OPT 3

Responsibilities
  • Prepare, analyze and report weekly, monthly, quarterly gross margin analysis by project and by each customer.
  • Compare project actual costs to estimates and analyze variances and their causes, focusing in particular on spending variances.
  • Prepare detailed account analysis and reconcile sales, cost and inventory liability accounts by project and by customer
  • Prepare, analyze and review margin reports
  • Conduct cost and profitability analysis monthly
  • Report on breakeven points by products and branches
  • Adhere to strict accounting deadlines
  • Any other duty assigned.
Academics and Professional Qualifications:
  • CPA (K) / Degree in accounting
  • Certification in Computer Literacy
Experience and Background:
  • Minimum 4 years hands on experience in accounting, 2 of which must be in a cost accounting job.
  • Excellent Interpersonal, presentation and communication skills
Expectations
  • Honesty, accountability, good customer care, truthfulness, professionalism, good communication
  • Not disclosing company secrets, not disclosing customer information, knowing the limit of responsibility
  • Ability to recite the company Vision, adhering to company core values, reciting the core values,
  • Neatness to represent the company image, dress officially and dress down on Friday
  • Ability to work overtime and with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work under strenuous conditions and odd hours
  • Respect for other members of staff
Sales and Marketing Officers
Ref No: OPT 4

Responsibilities
  • Developing sales & Marketing plan and strategies to guide the sales and marketing activities.
  • Aggressively sourcing for new clients
  • Daily follow up on customers from inception to the completion of the final payments
  • Planning for customers visit , developing customer visit schedules and ultimately taking clients to sites on daily basis or as per the plan
  • Diligently updating customers data into CRM on a daily basis
  • Daily reporting / feedback on business done to the supervisor
  • Coming up with new ways of doing things, new innovations, putting them down and discussing with the supervisor to agree on way forward
  • Participate and contribute towards new products development and aggressive marketing of the same
  • Representing the company in key meetings when authorized
  • Taking care of company assets such as company vehicle, maintaining mileage log in and narrating the official business done
  • Any other duty that maybe assigned
Academics and Professional Qualifications:
  • Diploma in Sales & Marketing / Degree in Marketing from a reputable institution
  • Certification in Computer Literacy
Experience and Background:
  • Excellent Interpersonal, presentation and communication skills
  • Minimum 5 years hands on experience in sales, experience in real estate market is an added advantage
  • Excellent driving skills is an added advantage
Marketing Manager
Ref No: OPT 1

Responsibilities
  • Aggressively market and sell the company products to the right market
  • Supporting and managing the sales and marketing team
  • Develop and maintain marketing strategies to meet the agreed company objectives
  • Identifying target markets and developing strategies to communicate with them
  • Monitoring and analyzing market trends
  • Representing the company in key meetings when authorized
  • Taking care of company assets such as company vehicle, maintaining mileage log in and narrating the official business done
  • Any other duty that maybe assigned
Competencies
  • Knowledge in a wide range of marketing techniques and concepts
  • Excellent communicator, Respond well to pressure, Think creatively
  • Work well with a team and with a wide range of people
  • Persuasive and diplomatic, Ability to work within budgets
Interests
  • Must be interested in what motivates people
  • Must be interested in the industry sector to be marketed.
Academics and Professional Qualifications:
  • Diploma in Sales & Marketing / Degree in Marketing from a reputable institution
  • Certification in Computer Literacy
Experience and Background:
  • Excellent Interpersonal, presentation and communication skills
  • Minimum 8years hands on experience in sales, 3 of which must be in a management position, experience in real estate market is an added advantage
  • Excellent driving skills is an added advantage
Branch Manager (Eldoret)
Ref No: OPT 2

Responsibilities
  • Manage and coordinate the operations of the branch office
  • Aggressively market and sell the company products to the right market
  • Supporting and managing the sales and marketing team
  • Develop and maintain marketing strategies to meet the agreed company objectives
  • Identifying target markets and developing strategies to communicate with them
  • Monitoring and analyzing market trends
  • Representing the company in key meetings when authorized
  • Taking care of company assets such as company vehicle, maintaining mileage log in and narrating the official business done
  • Any other duty that maybe assigned
Competencies
  • Knowledge in a wide range of marketing techniques and concepts
  • Excellent communicator, Respond well to pressure, Think creatively
  • Work well with a team and with a wide range of people
  • Persuasive and diplomatic, Ability to work within budgets
Interests
  • Must be interested in what motivates people
  • Must be interested in the industry sector to be marketed.
Academics and Professional Qualifications:
  • Diploma in Sales & Marketing / Degree in Marketing from a reputable institution
  • Certification in Computer Literacy
Experience and Background:
  • Excellent Interpersonal, presentation and communication skills
  • Minimum 8years hands on experience in sales, 3 of which must be in a management position, experience in real estate market is an added advantage
  • Excellent driving skills is an added advantage
Send us your application and CV quoting the Position and Ref. No. to optivenrecruitment@gmail.com to reach us by 26th July 2013.

The Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) is a public Institute established in 1997 to support public policy by contributing to the formulation of medium and long-term strategic perspectives for development of the country as well as developing the required human and institutional capacities by undertaking economic forecasting, policy analysis and research, and through capacity building for the achievement of national development goals. 
It is governed by the KIPPRA Act No. 15 of 2006.

The Institute is seeking qualified candidates to fill the following positions:

Finance and Investments Manager
Ref. No FIM/13

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Finance & Investments Manager will be responsible for all aspects of financial control and reporting by providing appropriate financial advice and undertaking related financial administration and management.

Grade: KIP 3

Division: Finance & Investment

Supervisor: Executive Director

Supervisory Responsibilities: Accountant, Assistant Accountant

Key Responsibilities
  • Oversees all Finance functions including those necessary for auditing, budgeting, financial analysis, capital asset and property management in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, financial policies and procedures, and all other applicable rules and guidelines.
  • Providing financial management advise to KIPPRA board and management;
  • Monitoring, analyzing, and interpreting KIPPRA’s financial performance evaluation reports and making recommendations to management on policy changes
  • Prudent management of finance, and physical assets of the organization; preparing monthly/quarterly financial projection, statements and budgets; exercising expenditure controls of the organization;
  • Supervising accounting activities; updating management reports; monitoring and evaluating implementation of the statutory mandate; and
  • Working in close consultation with Executive Director on all financial management issues
Qualifications & Attributes
  • A Masters degree in Commerce, Business Administration or Finance.
  • Certified Public Accountant CPA (K). Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) is an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 10 years three (3) of which must be in a Finance/Accounting managerial role.
  • Experience in donor fund accounting desirable.
  • Accounting Softwares: Working knowledge of accounting software packages and Microsoft Office applications.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as in a team.
  • Ability to write clear and concise reports.
Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant 
Ref. No. M&E/13

Reporting to the Programs Coordinator, the Monitoring and Evaluation(M&E) Assistant will be responsible for developing and implementing monitoring and evaluating systems on the strategic plan, annual work plan, performance contract , client and donor funded projects by periodically providing accountability and ensuring institutional efficiency.

Grade: KIP 6

Division: Program Coordinator’s Office

Reporting to: Program Coordinator

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

Key Responsibilities
  • Responsible for the Monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of KIPPRA Strategic Plan
  • Responsible for the Monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of KIPPRA annual work plan
  • Responsible for the Monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of KIPPRA Performance Contract
  • Monitoring and Evaluation of KIPPRA activities - Support the M&E activities of the Institute by writing and submitting quarterly progress reports to key stakeholders
  • Provide technical guidance to HoDs in development of M&E tools within their divisions
  • Responsible for the evaluation of the Institute’s impact on Public Policy influence through annual reviews of contributions of KIPPRA activities
Qualifications and Attributes
  • Minimum Masters Degree in Economics and or related social science with at least 3 years experience in M & E work preferably in a donor funded environment
  • Other skills include Statistical Analysis skills, Project management knowledge, Monitoring & evaluation, Performance management, Documentation, information management and reporting, results orientation; proactiveness; creativity; listening; judgment;
  • Excellent writing, analytical, and quantitative skills.
  • Strong ability to communicate technical details to various audiences.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent problem solving skills
Research Assistant to Executive Director 
Ref. No RA/13

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Research Assistant will be required to conduct aspects of research including data collection, data entry, data analysis and report-writing.

Grade: KIP 6

Division: Executive Director’s Office

Reporting to: Executive Director

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

Key Responsibilities
  • Carrying out pre- research investigations using public records databases and other internet sources;
  • Administrative Support of the day-to-day operations of research projects;
  • Participating in the collection of quantitative and qualitative data;
  • Summarizing and analyzing data;
  • Supporting proposal writing for grants and donor funded projects;
  • Summarizing and explaining research findings and their implications;
  • Preparing presentations
  • Preparing findings for publication; and
  • Reviewing and abstracting published research.
Qualifications and Attributes
  • Minimum qualification of MA/Msc. in Economics and/or related areas, and at least One (1) year post masters experience in a policy research institution or university. They should have at least One (1) publication.
  • Other skills include data collection, data entry into statistical software and analysis, and report writing.
  • Excellent writing, analytical, and quantitative skills.
  • Strong ability to communicate technical details to various audiences.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Terms and Application Procedure

KIPPRA offers competitive terms and conditions of employment. 
Successful candidates will be employed on a 3-year contract, renewable on the basis of performance.
Interested candidates are invited to submit an application letter indicating the reference number of position applied on both letter and envelope, copy of updated/detailed CV, copies of academic and professional certificates, current and expected salary, and names and contacts (telephone and e-mail) of three (3) professional referees who are familiar with the candidate’s qualifications and work experience. 
The application should be addressed to:

The Senior HR and Administration Officer,
Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis,
Bishops Garden Towers, 2nd Floor, Bishops Road,
P.O. Box 56445-00200, City Square, 
Nairobi

Website: www.kippra.org

All email applications should be sent to: hr-july2013@kippra.or.ke

Applications should reach not later than close of business 26th July 2013.
Knight Frank has exciting opportunities for qualified, self-motivated and result oriented Building Caretakers in Nairobi, Mombasa & Malindi.
 
The successful candidates should have the minimum qualifications;
  • Higher National Diploma in Building Construction or Higher National Diploma in any related technical field.
  • Minimum 2 years experience in commercial or retail property management.
  • Computer literate.
  • Strong communication & interpersonal skills.
To apply, please send your CV with a one page cover letter to the address shown below by Friday 26th July 2013.
 
Head of HR & Administration
Knight Frank
Lion Place, Waiyaki Way
P.O. Box 39773 - 00623 
Nairobi
 
Applications can also be emailed to jobs@ke.knightfrank.com
 
Please note only short listed candidates will be contacted.
The European Commission’s Directorate General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) seeks to recruit

Administrative and Financial Assistant
 
to complement its national staff team in the Regional Support Office - Nairobi
 
The position involves administrative and technical duties with responsibility of planning, assessing and executing all necessary office financial accounting functions following relevant ECHO and EC regulations.
 
Required Qualifications
  • Minimum CPA Part I or ACCA Part II;
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant working experience;
  • Experience in accounting, budgeting, monitoring expenditure and maintenance of petty cash;
  • Fluency in English, other European language (i.e. French) is an advantage;
Required Skills
 
Accuracy, dynamics, high sense of initiative and organisation, strong motivation, friendly and team worker, willing to accommodate different tasks in a flexible way, good communication skills reporting capacities and ability to meet deadlines.
 
Applications which do not meet minimum requirements will be automatically rejected
 
If you meet all above requirements a prerequisite is to fill the standard CV template available on the following link http://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/kenya/documents/about_us/cv_en.pdf
 
Also apply in writing with CV, copies of the work certificates of previous employments, a recent passport photograph and daytime telephone contact to:
 
The Regional Administrative Coordinator,
European Commission Humanitarian Aid Department (ECHO),
P.O. Box 49991- 00100,
Nairobi
 
Latest by noon Friday 26th July 2013 in a sealed envelope indicating the position applied for on the envelope. 
Candidates who have not been contacted by 31st August 2013 should consider that they have not been selected.
SNV Junior Professionals Programme

What is a Junior Professional?
 

SNV is now looking for high potential and motivated candidates who are ready for a professional career as a development practitioner. 


The SNV Junior Professionals Programme (JPP) provides the right foundation for a challenging and rewarding career in an international development environment.
 

The programme aims to grow a Junior Professional into a competent development practitioner with a solid grounding in one of SNV’s sectors: Agriculture, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) or Renewable Energy. 


You are offered a 2-year fixed-term appointment in one of the countries where SNV works.
 

During this period, you will gain practical ‘feet-in-the-mud’ experience while you work and learn alongside a well-qualified SNV senior advisor in one of our sector programmes. 


You will be exposed to SNV’s approaches and encouraged to engage with the latest developments in the sectors.
 

Am I eligible for the Junior Professionals Programme?

  • Do you have an advanced degree in Agriculture, WASH or Renewable Energy?
  • Do you have less than 3 years of relevant work experience?
  • Do you possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills?
  • Are you self-driven and hard working?
  • Are you committed and passionate about the international development sector?
  • Are you culturally sensitive?
  • Do you have an excellent command of English and ideally, French in addition?

What are the salary and benefits?
 

SNV offers a compensation and benefits package that is internationally competitive and comparable with other non-profit organisations. 


You will be recruited by SNV Head Office for a fixed term of two years. 


Upon successful completion of the programme, you may pursue available career opportunities within SNV or other development organisation.


How to apply?
 

SNV is now accepting applications for 2013 until 22 July 2013. 


If you are interested, visit our website (www.snvworld.org/snv-jpp) for more information and directions on how to apply.
 

What is the selection procedure?
 

The JP Programme will select a limited number of international, highly qualified and motivated juniors from both the Netherlands and the countries where SNV works. 


Shortlisted applicants will go through a thorough selection procedure in which we will seek to establish learning and growth potential to become a high performing development practitioner. 


Newly appointed Junior Professionals will be expected to be on board by latest October 2013.
 

Contact
 

For further information, please e-mail us at snvjpp@snvworld.org
Regional Sales Engineers
 
Vacancies exist in the Davis & Shirtliff group for Sales Engineers for its Somali operations.
 
The principal job tasks being as follows: -
  • Sales of specialised technical equipment.
  • Customer development and retention.
  • Frequent travel to customer sites.
The successful candidates will have the following attributes: -
  • Somali or Kenya nationals fluent in Somali language and aged between 25-35 years.
  • Graduate engineers with honours degree from a recognised university.
  • Applicants with additional professional qualifications including fluency in Arabic will have a competitive advantage.
A competitive salary and usual large company benefits including medical and pension schemes are offered. 
The job will provide successful candidates with challenging opportunities to join a dedicated team of specialists in the water sector which has significant potential for future growth.

Applications should be sent to recruitment@dayliff.com and hard copies to be posted or delivered to the address below. 
The hard copy applications should include a CV that indicates email, daytime phone number, current salary, if employed, and how soon, if selected, the applicant would be available to begin work. 
Deadline: 31st July 2013
Protection Officer
GOAL is seeking an ambitious and dynamic candidate to join its Kenya programme (GK) team based in Nairobi.

The role of the Protection Officer is to facilitate national and local level protection systems and formal protection structures (both Government, private and not for profit organisations) to promote effective protection and support to vulnerable children, youth (EVCYs) and other vulnerable groups. 
The officer will be responsible to maintain regular contact with partners and target institutions ensuring that child empowerment and protection projects are implemented in an effective and efficient manner.
 
Working as part of the GOAL protection team, the holder of this position’s key responsibility is to liaise with relevant authorities and other key stakeholders and organizations to ensure implementation of quality interventions.
 
For a full job description and requirements, please email to porecruit@ke.goal.ie
  • Suitably qualified applicants are invited to apply by email only to keapplications@ke.goal.ie
  • Please indicate the position you are applying for in the subject area of the email.
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
  • Closing date for applications is 5.00pm Friday 19th July 2013
Senior Creative & Production Executives
 
Radio Africa Group, home of the best radio and TV talent, is a fast growing media company running 5 radio stations, one TV channel and a leading newspaper. 
We are seeking seasoned and talented creatives keen on breaking through into management positions.
 
Reporting to the Group Head of Creative and Production, the Senior Creative & Production Executives will manage and provide overall strategic leadership aimed at growing and expanding the creative and production function for the Radio Africa Group of companies.

Key Responsibilities
  • Write, direct and produce award winning adverts.
  • Embrace and implement workflow management culture that increases the effectiveness of the Creative & Production function across the group.
  • Provide guidance and strategic direction in the production of promotions, radio commercials, spot advertisements and other creative material for radio stations and television and external clients in line with the Company’s creative strategy.
  • Assist the Sales Team in conducting a needs assessment for clients and surpass client expectations.
  • Help to increase the revenue streams of the department
Qualifications
  • University Degree in Marketing, Public Relations, Sales, Economics or related field
  • Diploma in TV, Radio, Production or related field
  • Professional training in sales is an added advantage
  • Copywriter certification
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in a similar position in an agency.
The Person
  • A gifted and well experienced creative
  • Should have excellent leadership, interpersonal and coordinating skills
  • A resilient, energetic and self driven person
  • A strong business acumen
  • Sound understanding of production
Note: All applications should include a portfolio of your work and current gross salary

Radio Africa Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will offer a competitive package to the successful candidate. 
Applications with the subject “Senior Creative & Production Executive” should be addressed to the Group Human Resource Manager via e-mail: hr@radioafricagroup.co.ke so as to reach us by 26th July 2013. 
Please include your daytime telephone number and names and contact addresses of 3 professional referees as well as the current and expected salary.
 In light of the expected high number of applications for this position, we will only contact shortlisted candidates.

Disclaimer: Radio Africa Group and its companies do not charge a recruitment fee and neither do we work with recruiting agencies or persons who charge a recruitment fee.
Roche

Regulatory and QA Manager

Kenya


The Position
 
Key responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:
  • Establish and implement plans to maintain a trusted relationship with the local health authorities through regular meetings, discussions, training and education.
  • Establish and foster relationships with local medical device and IVD industry groups and work with the industry peers to lobby the Ministry of Health in matters of regulatory and marketing code compliance.
  • Ensure product registration is submitted, reviewed and renewed as required in conjunction with Export distributors.
  • Engage product managers on laws and regulations that would affect business policies and processes.
  • Assisting with the approval advertising/promotional generated for Export market items for compliance before release
  • Responsible for the supervision, monitoring and improvements for handling local inquiries and complaints and escalating all PCC to Regional Local Safety Officer
  • In case of recall for legal reasons: ensure immediate notification of Competent Authority on the basis of information provided by the Business Area Safety Board in conjunction with the Head of the Division 
The successful candidate should be in possession of :
  • Medical/ Science Degree e.g. Pharmacy
  • Experience of 2-3 years in the diagnostics/Pharmaceuticals industry preferred.
  • 1 – 3 years in Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance experience
  • Ability to build and foster relationships with clinicians, regulatory officials and Key opinion leaders in health sector
Who you are
 
You’re someone who wants to influence your own development. 
You’re looking for a company where you have the opportunity to pursue your interests across functions and geographies, and where a job title is not considered the final definition of who you are, but the starting point.

The next step is yours.
 
To apply online today and learn about other exciting positions, please visit www.careers.roche.com
 
Alternatively forward your application together with a detailed CV for the attention: Refilwe Nthongoa, on careers.dia_sa@roche.com by the 19th July 2013.
Late applications will not be considered.

If you have not heard from us two weeks after the closing date, kindly consider your application as unsuccessful.
Vacancies - Senior Positions

An upcoming Sugar Complex in East Africa has immediate openings for the following positions

General Manager
  • Relevant University Degree / Masters
  • Recognised University Sugar Technology Qualification
  • Have a minimum of 15 years in a similar capacity
  • Handled Execution of Large integrated Sugar complex Projects
  • Technically very Sound and a Team Player
  • Excellent Communication/Interpersonal Relations/Negotiations Skills a Must.
  • Experience in Managing multi-disciplined teams and resolving any conflicting priorities.
  • Developing business plans and preparing comprehensive business reports.
  • Production Planning
Send applications for this position to sugar.gm.ea@gmail.com

Chief Financial Officer
  • Relevant University Degree / Masters
  • Relevant Accounting qualification.
  • A track record of high achievement in a complex, matrix international environment.
  • At least 10 years relevant management experience.
  • Resilient and tough with a strong character. Able to act on own initiative within set guidelines.
  • Strong communicator and team player.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to lead, motivate & develop people.
  • Negotiation skills & the ability to influence at all levels.
  • Well developed analytical skills.
  • Adaptability and flexibility in service delivery.
Send applications for this position to sugar.cfo.ea@gmail.com

Carbon Credit Officer
  • Degree in a business, development, or environmental related field is desirable, but can be substituted with substantial and relevant work experience
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Experience in project monitoring and evaluation is an asset
  • Experience in sugarcane green field programs is a plus
  • Excellent networking and organizational skills
  • Computer literacy with Microsoft products
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Highly motivated with the ability to work in teams as well as independently
  • Exhibit a high level of flexibility and creativity
Send applications for this position to sugar.cco.ea@gmail.com

Workshop Manager
  • Relevant University Degree / Masters
  • Relevant Auto Mechnical / Electrical qualification.
  • Trained in working with diesel Engines (Tractors, Trucks, Generators)
  • At least 10 years relevant management experience.
  • Resilient and tough with a strong character. Able to act on own initiative within set guidelines.
  • Strong communicator and team player.
  • Implement and monitor health and safety regulations
  • Well developed analytical skills.
  • Adaptability to manage a large team
Send applications for this position to sugar.wm.ea@gmail.com

Agriculture Manager
  • Relevant University Degree / Masters in Agriculture is a MUST
  • Relevant other qualification in Agriculture is a plus
  • Minimum of 15 years Experience in the same or similar capacity in a Sugar Cane farm.
  • Determine and Prepare Agriculture budgets, projected harvest volumes, and/or any executive directives.
  • Tour work areas to observe work being done, to inspect crops, and to evaluate plant and soil conditions
  • Inspect facilities and equipment for signs of disrepair, and organise necessary maintenance work
  • Explain and enforce safety regulations and policies
  • Identify crop problems such as diseases, weeds, insects and pests
  • Co-ordinate clerical duties, record keeping, inventory and requisitioning activities
  • Prepare monthly reports and forecast reports.
  • Assign work schedules and duties to staff, and supervise their work.
  • Prepare pesticides and fertilizers to crops programs
  • Select and purchase crop nutrients and disease control chemicals
Send applications for this position to sugar.am.ea@gmail.com

Chief Technical Officer
  • Relevant University Degree / Masters in Engineering or Relevant Subject is a MUST
  • Relevant other qualification in Plant Technology is a plus
  • Minimum of 15 years Experience in the same or similar capacity
  • In charge of overall technical issues within the complex
  • Experience in cost control and budget management
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to work closely with senior management
Send applications for this position to sugar.cto.ea@gmail.com

IT Manager
  • Degree in Computer Science from Recognized University
  • Additional Certifications in Microsoft, CISCO and other recognized IT Courses preferred
  • Minimum of 10 years experience with at least the last 3 in senior management
  • Maintain organization’s effectiveness and efficiency by defining, delivering, and supporting strategic plans for implementing information technologies.
  • Verify application results by conducting continuous system audits
  • Prepare and implement disaster recovery and back-up procedures and information security and control structures.
  • Recommend information technology strategies, policies, and procedures by evaluating organization outcomes; identifying problems; evaluating trends; anticipating requirements.
  • Maintain quality service by establishing and enforcing the company’s IT policy
Send applications for this position to sugar.itm.ea@gmail.com

If you have the right credentials and are willing to take up a challenge, please email your application with a detailed CV and Passport size photograph to the relevant email address.

These are Equal Opportunity openings.

Note: Experience in the sugar industry is a must, hence, only applications from those currently working in the sugar industry will be considered.
The Banda School
 
Nairobi, Kenya
IAPS Co-educational, Weekly Boarding and Day

For January 2014, The Banda, an IAPS school (1 - 13 years) with small classes of friendly and motivated pupils, invites applications for the post below. 
The school has an enviable reputation for academic, cultural and sporting excellence.
 
Head of Pegasus Pre-Prep
 
An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, dynamic and well-qualified teacher to lead this very important department. 
You will have overall responsibility for the day-to-day running of the Pre Prep and enjoy considerable autonomy. 
A full job description is available to download from our website.
 
Applications with CV, photograph, and names, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of two referees should reach the Headmaster by Friday 19th July, 2013
The Banda School
P.O. Box 24722
Nairobi 00502, Kenya.
 
Tel: (00254-20) 8891220/60 I 3547828
 
E-mail: office@bandaschool.com
The Danish Refugee Council has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa region since 1997. 
The DRC Kenya Program seeks to fill the following position to be based in Dadaab Refugee Camp.
 
Livelihoods Specialist (Roving; Based in Dadaab Refugee Camp)
 
The Livelihoods Specialist’s main role will be to lead the development and growth of DRC’s livelihoods portfolio, and provide technical oversight in the implementation of the Livelihood Strategy.
Key responsibilities include:
  • Play a lead role in refining and implementing the DRC Livelihood Strategy in Kenya to increase the livelihood security of displaced and host population households in Kenya.
  • Lead the development of the livelihood program and ensure that lessons learned are fed into the design of livelihood security programs, donor responses and technical fora.
  • Provide technical leadership on ongoing livelihoods and food security projects with a focus on cost-effectiveness, building a solid evidence base and moving projects to scale.
  • Through direct technical assistance provision, build the capacity of program and partner staff to identify, design and implement quality programs in the area of livelihood security.
  • Collaborate with related DRC departments, funding and implementing partners to identify opportunities for integrated programming, promoting best practices and developing shared policy approaches.
  • Integrate multi-sectoral considerations into livelihoods programming, with a particular focus on linkages with health, education, and legal protection concerns.
  • Lead the process of evidence-based planning on social protection, micro-enterprise development and vocational skills transfer.
Job Requirements:
  • Advanced degree and prior senior level managerial experience in managing and supervising complex programs funded by multilateral donor agencies
  • At least 7 years’ experience managing food security, humanitarian and livelihoods projects
  • Proven track record in fundraising with institutional donors and international development organizations as well as staff and partner capacity building
  • Demonstrate high level of experience in strategy development, proposal writing, budget management and people management skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and excellent diplomatic skills with various stakeholders
  • High level of conceptual and strategic thinking; cultural sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  • Proven ability to manage others, work as a team under stressful conditions and meet deadlines.
Conditions: 1 year contract with possibility of extension. Salary range is between USD 3,000 – 4,000 (gross) depending on qualifications and experience.
Commitments: DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. 
All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework (www.drc.dk)
 
Qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications which should include a 1-page cover
letter clearly stating their motivation and qualifications and a CV. 
Applications should include contact details of three professional referees. 
One referee must be the applicant’s most recent manager.

Applications should be sent to: drcjobs@drckenya.org and have the subject heading of the position
that is being applied for.
 
Deadline for receiving applications is Monday, 22nd July, 2013.
 
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Position: Director of Agriculture
 
About Mumias Sugar Company:
 
Mumias Sugar Company Limited is the leading producer of sugar in the region. 
We have diversified and are exporting electricity to the National grid and have ventured into ethanol production and water bottling. 
As we continuously seek to maintain our tradition of leadership and excellence, we are recruiting valued talent to join our team.

Job Summary:
  • To oversee the sustainable production of high quality sugar cane on the Nucleus Estates and Out-Grower farms and to ensure that harvested cane is delivered on time to the factory in the desired quantities and quality.
  • To provide technical expertise in sugar cane farming – extension services, soil fertility management, farm management and other related operations.
  • To motivate and lead staff in relation to increased production, higher yields and environmental and biodiversity management.
Roles and Responsibilities:
 
Production Planning
  • In liaison with the factory team and with other executive team leaders, lead the formulation and implementation of Strategic and Operational Plans for the Department that are in line with MSC business goals. 
  • Planning and managing all aspects of cane production to meet the production targets.
Research and Innovation
  • On an on-going basis, lead agricultural research on seed cane, fertilizer and soil fertility, improve production per unit area of land.
  • Avail latest research findings to production efforts ensuring on-going improvements.
Farm Oversight, Training & Extension
  • Coordinate, supervise and evaluate the inspection, regulation and quality control standards across the cane growing zone.
Budget Management
  • Oversee budget planning and production projections, both for nucleus estates and out growers’ scheme.
People Management
  • Supervise and manage staff, programs and administrative functions for the department - In this regard, in liaison with HR, hire, discharge, transfer, and promote workers.
Logistics Management
  • Ensure timely and efficient harvesting, transportation and delivery of cane to the factory and preparation of land and delivery of inputs to the farms.
Key Skills and Competencies:
  • Food Production
  • Strategy formulation and implementation acumen
  • Soil fertility management
  • Agricultural Economics and Entrepreneurship
  • Research Methodologies
  • Logistics Management
  • Knowledge and experience in Enterprise Resource Planning and Agricultural Management Information systems
  • Ambitious, enthusiastic, self-motivated individual with well-developed leadership and team management skills.
  • Good communication skills are essential, as well as the ability to deal with people at all levels of the organisation.
Key Qualifications and Experience:
  • Bsc Degree in Agriculture, Crop Production, Agronomy or related field.
  • A Masters degree will be an added advantage.
  • A minimum of 8 years experience working in a similar establishment at senior management level.
Interested candidates should send their applications, by email only to mumiasrecruitment@thehrpractice.net with ‘Application for Director of Agriculture Position’ as the subject heading.
 
The application should include an expression of interest and curriculum vitae only. 
The applications should reach us on or before 26th July, 2013.

Mumias Sugar Company Limited encourages teamwork and positive contribution from its employees and is an equal opportunity employer, guided by local laws and International Labour Organization conventions.
 
Any canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
World Concern is a US-based, Christian humanitarian relief and development organization working in Africa, Asia and the Americas. 
Established in 1955, World Concern works to alleviate suffering among the poor in developing countries and to address the root causes in each context. World Concern’s primary strategy is community-based, integrated development. 
World Concern works in multiple-sectors to build the capacity of village-based groups, non-governmental partners and other counterparts to lead and sustain their development. 
World Concern is committed to best practices of inclusive, participatory and accountable relief and development and maintains rigorous standards of both financial and program monitoring. 
Program assistance is provided on the basis of need alone, without regard to race, creed or religion.

Position: South Sudan Country Director
 
Location: Juba, Sudan
 
Reports To: Africa Area Director
 
Supervises: All South Sudan nationals and expatriate staff
 
Purpose:
Provide strategic leadership and management to World Concern’s relief and holistic development work in South Sudan. 
Advocate on behalf of organization’s development goals, building institutional relationships and promoting cooperative program activities.  
Lead the country team in formulating and executing a country strategy in line with World Concerns global strategy.
 
Responsibilities: 
 
1. Program Development: 
  • Oversee the effective implementation of WC’s programs in South Sudan.
  • Work with Program Managers to improve the quality and effectiveness of existing programs in line with WC vision and mission.
  • Develop and implement a community development strategy in line with WC’s One Village Transformed model.
  • Evaluate opportunities and make recommendations to the Africa Area Director for new or enhanced program areas in other regions of South Sudan.
  • Ensure effective monitoring and evaluation systems are in place to align with WC objectives of shared learning, improved programming, beneficiary sustainability and spiritual impact.
  • Seek, develop, and evaluate as appropriate strategic networking opportunities for program expansion/development, and funding opportunities.  Where possible, build relationships with regional representatives of the Integral Alliance (IA), and the Global Relief Alliance (GRA)
2. Fund Raising:
  • Write clear, concise proposals with corresponding budgets to increase program funding base to ensure programs are fully funded.
  • Network with and maintain good working relationships with UN, government agencies, appropriate church bodies, NGO’s and other actors in South Sudan to ensure collaboration and acceptance of WC programs.
  • Maintain close relationship with USAID/OFDA to track USG funding priorities: submit high quality proposals in order to support program continuity.
  • Provide leadership to Program Managers in initiating development activities that are locally/communally funded and which do not rely exclusively on foreign support.
3. Management:   
  • Responsible for budgeting, monitoring and controlling program expenses for all South Sudan programs.
  • Manage staff to ensure reporting to donors and the US head office is timely, accurate and in compliance with donor requirements
  • An active member of the Africa Leadership Team
  • Responsible for hiring and monitoring performance of WC staff in South Sudan programs.
  • Monitor political and security situations in South Sudan and ensure appropriate security measures are in place and being followed.  Cooperate closely with the Africa Regional Security Officer to ensure that SOP’s, Contingency Plans and Security Plans are up to date and relevant.
4. People Development:
  • Ensures that conflict is resolved in a biblical way with the goal of restoring relationships.
  • Provide guidance on individual staff development.
  • Promote an atmosphere of shared learning.
  • Mentoring staff towards God’s purposes through discovering their gifts and talents and creating opportunities for their sharpening.
  • Commit to pray for WC project beneficiaries and staff, and foster spiritual growth among both as appropriate.
Required Education, Skills & Experience:   
  • Bachelor’s degree in field relevant to International Relief & Development.
  • At least 5 years field experience working as an expatriate, managing relief and development programs.
  • Over three  years in a lead field management role in development work
  • Successful experience in program design, proposal writing and report writing. 
  • Demonstrated ability to grow country profile both in program scope and funding sources. 
  • Fluency in written and spoken English. Knowledge of Arabic will be an added advantage.
  • Spiritually mature follower of Jesus Christ and committed to World Concern’s values and mission.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office programs and experience managing USG grants.
  • Proven experience managing significant multi-sectoral programs in a conflict or post conflict setting. An ability to manage security and deliver on program objectives is essential.
  • Experience in transformational approaches to humanitarian and community development programming.
  • Ability to obtain US visa to attend annual meetings; Preference for Horn of Africa experience.
Working Conditions:
  1. Requires frequent travel to project locations over long distances on non-existent or extremely poor roads. 
  2. Limited access to medical services.
  3. Periodic meetings in Nairobi, Kenya and possible travel to US
If you think you can deliver in this role please submit your application online via the World Concern website at www.worldconcern.org/employment  by 31st July, 2013.

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