We are freelance writing company. 

Due to increased customer demands, our company has embarked on a major recruitment drive of professional writers.

We are currently inviting applications from experienced professional writers –both technical and academic- who are willing to work from the comfort of their home and start-off immediately.

Academic writing entails researching on various topics and then writing an academic paper (see below) in your own understanding. 

The academic paper must be original i.e. Plagiarism-free and as per instructions provided.

Academic papers are for instance Term Papers, Coursework, Research Papers, Annotated Bibliographies, Book Reviews, Essays, Dissertations and Thesis.

Qualification Criteria

We are currently looking for highly qualified professional writers who:

  • Can write well in English;
  • Love research and writing;
  • Can express ideas logically;
  • Can structure information;
  • Have a reliable internet connection 24/7;
  • Have a working phone number;
  • Are committed to meeting deadlines all the time;
  • Have deep understanding of plagiarism and how to avoid it;
  • Have ability to write research papers in the following fields; Computer Science, IT Management, Technology, Engineering, Business, Management, Ethics, Marketing and E-commerce;
  • Have deeper understanding of the common academic referencing styles, i.e., APA, MLA, Harvard, Vancouver, Oxford, Chicago/Turabian and IEEE;
  • Should be flexible and ready to work for long hours and at odd times of the day;
  • Have ability to revise retuned papers under tight deadlines without giving unreasonable excuses; 
NB: This is a fulltime position. If seeking part-time position, please do not apply.

Plagiarism Policy

We enforce zero-tolerance plagiarism policy. Any writer, who plagiarizes his/her academic papers, is dismissed immediately upon proof, plagiarism report, that he/she actually plagiarized. Plagiarism reports are generated using anti-plagiarism software such as Turnitin. 

Payment Policy

Payments are done after every 15 days on 1st and 15th day of each month. 

For instance, all orders worked on between 1st and 15th July 2013, will be paid on 1st August 2013. 

All orders being worked on since 16th July 2013 up to 31st July 2013 will be paid on 15th August 2013.

Application Process

If you feel the above criteria applies to you and you are in agreement with the requirements, please proceed to sending your current CV and at least two samples in the aforementioned fields of study to writing@currentessay.com

All applications will be reviewed by our staff and approved on a case-by-case basis. 

We will gladly accept applications from qualified and responsible writing professionals, and if you are the one, you will quickly become a part of our team. 

Only successful applicants will be contacted.
Backtude Limited is looking for a web designer to redesign its websites www.backtude.com and www.ombiro.com. 

The specifications will be given to the successful applicant. 

The total cost for the two websites should not exceed Ksh. 10000. 

The platform of choice is Wordpress and PHP but the bidder is free to select any other that is light weight.

Please send your quotations (price and modules to be developed) and links of at least 4 websites that you have done before.

All applications be sent to info@backtude.com
Our client, a leading Interior Design Company in Kenya is seeking to fill a position of Freelance Architect and Clerks of Works for a period of 3 - 6 months.

Architect

This role will be based in Nairobi. 
 
Part-time architects will be required to commit at least 4 days/ week ad work from the clients’ site.

Desired knowledge and skills
 

Ability to conduct site survey and interpret site survey reports.
 
Capacity to issue and edit drawings.
 
Knowledge in detailing, preparation of drawings for Council approval.
 
Ability to work without supervision.
 
Team Player.
 
Proficiency in AutoCAD, ArchiCAD and 3D Max.

Clerk of Works

Six (6) C.O.W will be required for a period of 3-6 months. 

The roles will be based in the following locations: Eldoret/Kericho -1, Mombasa -2, Kiambu -1 and Nairobi -2

Roles & Responsibilities
  • To interpret drawings
  • Coordinate sub-contractors
  • Run site meetings and take minutes
  • Maintain a site presence during the course of the project
  • Expedite respective Council drawings approvals
  • Inspection and recording of deliveries made to site by the Main Contractor and/or the Client.
  • Quality control by ensuring materials used is as per approved samples.
  • Implementation and coordination of site instructions.
  • Setting out inspections (finishes products/installation).
  • Advice the Interior Designer accordingly on any developments.
  • Reporting and taking of minutes, recording all site instructions issued, snagging reports and site inspection visits and circulation of
  • To maintain a site journal and compile weekly progress reports on the work of the Contractor and consequently advise the Interior Designer.
  • To ensure all client requirements made in the absence of the Interior Designer are communicated promptly and a record of the same maintained
  • To assess and report on all Labor requirements (where applicable) and the working conditions.
  • To record all variations and noncompliance with contract specifications e.g. in materials by the Contractor and keep the Interior Designer appraised accordingly.
  • To ensure all hidden work is done and completed to the engineer’s specifications.
Desired qualifications
  • 2-3 years experience in project administration.
  • Tertiary training in interior Design, Engineering or Building and Construction Fields
  • Familiarity with Project Management tools and/or software.
Desirable attributes
  • Effective communicator both verbally and in writing
  • People manager
  • Very organized
  • Good decision maker
  • Personal professionalism
  • Attention to detail.
How to apply

Kindly send your cv and cover letter to projects@mialebusiness.com. 

Indicate your current and expected pay, preferred location for the C.O.W role

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Production Engineer 

Salary Ksh 40,000
 
Our client is an established manufacturer of a wide range of products made out of steel, wood, aluminium and plastic. 

They are seeking a Production Engineer to join their team. 

The main purpose of this job is to increase the organizations business through managing the operation of the manufacturing workshops in the company.

In smaller companies, they may be required to manage maintenance tasks.

Job Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Organize, set up and optimize production, while observing specifications
  • Monitor operations on a daily basis and supervise technical personnel, from the workers to the team leaders
  • Develop processes to measure and further workshop productivity
  • Participate in defining the objectives, methods and means to be employed in the production process
  • Ensure that products are produced at the rate needed to meet customer demand
  • Ensure that products are not faulty by carrying out continuous checks
Required Qualifications
  • Minimum of a Diploma Manufacturing/ Production/ Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelors Degree will be an added advantage
  • At least 3 years prior experience in a similar job in a busy environment
  • Good communication skills and positive attitude
  •  Reliable, honest and be a person of good Integrity
  • Should have good supervisory and organizational skills
  • Able to set and maintain high quality standards
  • Must be computer literate
  • Able to work well with others
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, with emphasis on Excel and Word
  • Demonstrated sound organizational, coordinating and personal interface skills
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to successfully communicate with the public, other employees and vendors
  • Proven job reliability, diligence, and dedication
  • Must be flexible with working long hours
If you meet the above requirements send your CV only, to jobs@corporatestaffing.co.ke, indicating the title (Production Engineer Salary Ksh 40,000) on the subject line by 29th July 2013.
Quality Control Assistant 

Salary Ksh 40,000
 
Our client is an established manufacturer of a wide range of products made out of steel, wood, aluminium and plastic. 

They are seeking a Quality Control Assistant to join their team. 

The main purpose of this job is to increase the organizations business by making sure that our products meet standards of quality and safety.

Job Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Provide reliable assistance in carrying out Quality Control functions
  • Identify and Separate conforming products from non-conforming products
  • Assist with coming up with procedures for testing products
  • Make sure that everything from raw materials to finished products meets quality and safety standards specified
  • Inspect production, and to discuss problems with colleagues
  • Check products purchased by their company from suppliers and maintain records of supplier performance
Required Qualifications
  • Minimum of a Diploma in a Technical field
  • Bachelors Degree will be an added advantage
  • At least 2 years prior experience in a similar job in a busy environment
  • Knowledge of Quality control procedures
  • Good communication skills and positive attitude
  • Reliable, honest and be a person of good Integrity
  • Knowledge in dealing with plastics
  • Understand the dynamics of production processes
  • Understanding of the manufacturing industry is an added advantage
  • Proven ability to work under pressure
  • Ability & readiness to work long hours
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong planning and organising skills
  • Ability to prioritise
  • Personal drive and enthusiasm
  • Ability to work well with others
If you meet the above requirements send your CV only, to jobs@corporatestaffing.co.ke, indicating the title (Quality Control Assistant Salary Ksh 40,000) on the subject line by 29th July 2013.

Production Technician 

Salary Ksh 20,000- 30,000
 
Our client is an established manufacturer of a wide range of products made out of steel, wood, aluminium and plastic. 

They are seeking a Production Technician to join their team. 

The main purpose of this job is to increase the organizations business through operating various items of machinery, learning several processes and use various types of hand and power tools in the layout, fabricating and assembling plastic and metal parts that comprise our products in accordance with production drawings and documents.

Job Responsibilities and Duties

  • Test products for functionality or quality.
  • Troubleshoot problems with equipment, devices, or products.
  • Monitor and adjust production processes or equipment for quality and productivity.
  • Provides advice and feedback on corrective actions
  • Performs routine equipment maintenance as required
  • Provides general support to the manufacturing team
  • Maintain a clean and safe work area
  • Follow all safety guidelines and report unsafe conditions to supervisor
Required Qualifications
  • At least 2 years in a similar position
  • A minimum of a Diploma in manufacturing or production engineering
  • Knowledge of OSH Act of 2007 will be a distinct advantage
  • Good understanding of manufacturing plants
  • Knowledge in dealing with plastics will be a plus
  • Understand the dynamics of production processes
  • Understanding of the manufacturing industry is an added advantage
  • Proven ability to work under pressure
  • Ability & readiness to work long hours
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong planning and organising skills including a thorough and methodical approach and ability to prioritise
  • Results orientation
  • Self reliant
  • Personal drive and enthusiasm
  • Ability to achieve results through others
  • Flexibility/Responsiveness
  • Ability to work well with others
If you are up to the challenge send your CV only and current salary to, vacancies@corporatestaffing.co.ke, indicating the title (Production Technician Salary Ksh 20,000- 30,000) on the subject line by 29th July 2013.

Caritas Switzerland and Caritas Luxembourg are non-governmental aid agencies and members of Caritas Internationalis. Caritas works worldwide and adheres to international humanitarian principles (NGO code of conduct). Caritas Switzerland and Caritas Luxembourg act in the frame of a MoU as a consortium in the Eastern Africa and the Horn of Africa. 

They operate a joint Liaison Office in Nairobi, have Country Offices in Somaliland (Hargeisa) and
South Sudan (Torit) and a Representative in Ethiopia (Addis Ababa).

Caritas Switzerland/Luxembourg is currently seeking to recruit a WASH Unit Software Advisor to complement the Regional WASH Unit. 

The WASH Unit provides technical assistance, training and advice to WASH projects in Eastern Africa and the Horn of Africa.

Position: WASH Unit Software Advisor
 
Reporting to: WASH Unit Coordinator
 
Duration: 1 year (with possible extension)
 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya with regular travel within Kenya and to South Sudan, Somaliland and Ethiopia
 
Key tasks & responsibilities
 
Development of WASH related skills, knowledge, methods, tools and guidelines
  • Build up and maintain relevant internal and external WASH documentation and WASH products (e.g. reports, toolkits, manuals, factsheets etc.) in Caritas’ resource centre and organise knowledge management and experience sharing activities and events;
  • Assist the development and dissemination of tools and training programmes, in particular on hygiene and sanitation promotion, and community mobilisation; and
  • Development of WASH factsheets and guidelines to set standards for Caritas WASH projects (for example on organising CHAST trainings and tool kits, hygiene campaigns, community management of water supplies, etc.);
  • Assist in the development of a regional WASH strategy.
Provision of technical assistance to Caritas staff and Caritas partners in the region
  • Provide technical assistance in relevant WASH themes (e.g. sanitation, hygiene promotion, community management);
  • Training of Caritas staff as well as key staff of partners on WASH related methods, tools and guidelines and provide guidance and technical support as required (e.g. CHAST, PHAST, CLTS, KAP surveys);
  • Support Caritas staff as well as key staff of partners in WASH proposal development, KAP and baseline surveys, report writing and PM&E, and provide guidance and technical support as required;
  • Facilitate contacts between training institutions /consultants and local partners for further training and assistance; and
  • Establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations with key partners including Caritas Kenya, Catholic Dioceses, Caritas Internationalis Member Organisations, local and international NGOs, CBOs and local authorities
Monitoring of Caritas Switzerland WASH projects in the region in collaboration with country WASH teams
  • Visit Caritas projects and partners periodically to monitor achievement of indicators and quality of implementation and provide internal feedback;
  • Produce travel reports and summaries of discussions where appropriate;
  • Assist in preparation and participate in evaluations of Caritas WASH projects;
  • Coordinate WASH PM&E activities in the region and periodically facilitate regional meetings on PM&E in order to share information and lessons learned and identify best practices; and
  • Periodically review and upgrade the WASH PM&E system in consultation with regional M&E staff
Represent Caritas Switzerland at meetings and liaise with partners and donor agencies in the region
  • Support the WASH Unit Coordinator in representing Caritas Switzerland/Luxembourg and actively participating in coordination meetings organised by local partners, network or um-brella organisations or donor agencies and guaranteeing information flow back to the rele-vant countries and/or Head Office
Provide general backstopping support to the programmes in the region as required;
  • Assist in the elaboration WASH strategy for engagement in each country in the region and periodically review the strategic document;
  • Assist in the development of concept notes and project proposals together with the Head Office in Switzerland and the WASH Country Teams in line with Caritas strategies and back donor requirements; and
  • Assist in identification of and pursue regional funding opportunities 
Essential requirements & qualifications
  • Advanced University degree in a relevant field (e.g. public health, social sciences, environmental sciences or another field relevant to international WASH related development assistance);
  • At least five years professional work experience with a non-governmental organisation, including fieldwork experience preferably in Somaliland, South Sudan and/or Ethiopia;
  • Proven track record in training, capacity building, PM&E, and PRA methodologies;
  • Strong analytical capacity – working and thinking on an academic level;
  • Outstanding communication and advisory skills (e.g. experience with (technical) advisory services; facilitating meetings, workshops and training for varied audiences);
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English;
  • Flexibility, good interpersonal and networking skills, ability to work in multi-cultural envi-ronment and sensitivity to cultural values; and
  • Knowledge of the Caritas network and the structures and relief and development activities of the Catholic Church is an added advantage. 
 Contract start: September 1st, 2013 

Application
 
If you feel you fit the required profile, please let us know how your qualifications, experience and career ambitions match the requirements of this position. 

Send your application letter explaining your motivation by latest July 28th to jobs.nairobi@caritas.ch indicating ‘WASH Unit Software Advisor’ on the subject line.

Please also provide a full Curriculum Vitae (CV) that contains details of your qualifications, experience, present position, current remuneration, earliest date of availability, names and telephone contacts of three referees.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
Project Coordinator - DFID Cash Transfers

Kenya Country Office
 
Team / Programme: Programme Development and Quality

Location: Garissa
 
Grade: TBC

Post Type: National 
 
Child Safeguarding: Level 3 - the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people

DFID:

Despite the introduction of Free Primary Education in Kenya in 2003, the direct and indirect costs related to education continue to pose a barrier to children accessing a quality education, especially in poor, hard-to-reach areas of the North Eastern Province (NEP). 

To tackle this fundamental demand side barrier, Save the Children with funding from DFID, proposes to distribute 12 months of regular cash transfers to 3000 poor households with children of school-going age in Garissa County, NEP. 

The immediate programmatic objective of the cash transfers is to reduce financial barriers to accessing primary education, thereby contributing to increased enrolment and retention among targeted children in Garissa. 

A second but equally important objective is to generate evidence on the relative impact of different types of cash transfers on enrolment and retention, and to specifically analyse the impacts on girls’ educational access. 
 
Role Purpose:
 
The DFID Cash Transfer Project Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring high-quality execution of the DFID funded project activities in Garissa. 

The DFID Project Coordinator’s main responsibilities will be 
  1. field officers, and administration personnel; 
  2. ensure accountability to key stakeholders; and with support from the overall Education Programme Manager: 
  3. coordinate all project components to achieve results on time according to approved annual detailed implementation plans ensuring delivery of project activities in a smooth, coordinated manner; 
  4. manage all project costs following approved budgets and in compliance with all relevant agreements and policies; 
  5. work closely with all stakeholders GoK, DFID, and UNICEF; 
  6. monitor and evaluate project activities to ensure cash transfer mechanism are in place and operating efficiently, community accountability committees are established and meeting regularly, grievance mechanisms are in place and utilized properly, research activities are being implement effectively and according to the work plan; and 
  7. collecting and disseminating learning’s from this initiative by appropriate methods. 
This position will be line managed by the Education Programme Manager but receive technical support from both the in country Education Advisor and guidance from regional and SCUK Advisors.
 
Scope of Role: 

Reports to:  Education Programme Manager

Dimensions: Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since 1984, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered both directly and through local partners. 

Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, health, HIV/AIDS, livelihoods, nutrition and WASH. 

Save the Children has an operational presence in Dadaab Refugee Camp, Eldoret, Habaswein, Mandera, Meru and Wajir and has a logistics hub in Garissa. 

Currently, we have a staff complement of approximately 370 staff and expenditure of approximately US$30 million this year.

Staff directly reporting to this post:  Project Officers

Key Areas of Accountability:
  • Travel frequently to all implementation sites to liaise with staff, community leaders, local governments and beneficiaries to ensure continued participation and support for the project.
  • Provide guidance and technical support, to implementation staff and partners;
  • Work as part of a team to ensure quality programming
  • Support and guide interventions to ensure quality, timely programme delivery
  • Manage financial aspects of the program including budgets, expenditures and ensuring effective use of financial and human resources.  
  • Coordinate with the Country Office Finance Director and field grants officer to review financial performance analysis, ensure timely resolution of financial discrepancies and support preparation of financial projections as needed. 
  • Ensure compliance with donor agreements and relevant country legislature requirements
  • Support in developing preparation of annual detailed implementation plans; monitor performance against work plan deadlines, ensure accurate data collection on performance indicators and support in the preparation of reports on achievements and results according to agreed timelines
  • Collaborate and coordinate with other education stakeholders to ensure effectiveness of programming, consult with relevant stakeholders including DFID, UNICEF, MOE and HSNP and partners including Safaricom and the University of Nairobi
Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
 
Accountability:
  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
Ambition:
  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically
Collaboration:
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
Creativity:
  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks
Integrity:
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency
Qualifications and Experience
  • Degree in education or research methods. Advanced degree preferred
  • At least five years work experience in development projects in post-emergency settings
  • Team management experience and experience working with diverse stakeholders, and ability to understand and bridge diverging communication styles and agendas in order to reach common goals
  • Experience with budget management
  • Self-starter; able to act on initiative and work well as part of a team, builds strong collaboration with partners and other project staff
  • Comfort interfacing with diverse stakeholders including Ministry of Education District level officials and project beneficiaries
  • Political and cultural sensitivity, awareness of gender issues, with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy. 
  • Motivates others while identifying with mission of Save the Children
Desirable:
  • Experience managing cash transfer programs
  • Knowledge and experience with research and monitoring and evaluation activities
  • Ability to understand and communicate in the Somali language
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mind sets
  • Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in.
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written, required.  Swahili preferred.
  • Commitment to Save the Children values and willingness to abide by Child Safeguarding Policy.
The application process is now open and will close on 9th August 2013 at 5.00 p.m. 

To apply for this position, please send a short cover letter and CV to Kenya.jobapplications@savethechildren.org indicating the position title on the subject line.

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