Safaricom Limited is the leading mobile telecommunications company in Kenya. 

We are at the forefront of the industry and always seek to attract and retain talented, creative and innovative team players who are excited by the opportunity of pushing the frontiers of this evolving technology, growing our services, exciting our customers and contributing to our community. 

At Safaricom, we take pride in our talent and develop them to realize their maximum potential!

Principal Category Sourcing Officer

Ref: FIN-_PCSO_SEPT_2013
 

We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the Supply Chain Management Department within Finance Division. 

In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below:
 
Reporting to Senior Manager-Purchasing, the job holder will effectively manage the purchasing cycle, ensuring that procurement policies and procedures are complied with, negotiating and managing supplier contracts and end-to-end tendering process as well as ensuring that in all circumstances Safaricom secures the best service/product for the best economical price within outsourced services section.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Define, implement and manage the entire category sourcing strategy and align it to the overall Business Strategy;
  • Develop and maintain category sourcing framework that defines specific items parameters;
  • Identify and analyze initiatives for projected cost savings (jointly with user departments and suppliers);
  • Provide business strategy support & Value Delivery through fulfillment of immediate business Strategic requirements;
  • Enhance internal customer self-service and building internal customer relationships;
  • Manage contracted vendors relationships development through a structured framework;
  • Drive compliance and Risk Management through ISO Audits, process/procedure reengineering, analysis/ reviews and adherence to regulatory requirements;
  • Conduct Business Continuity Management for strategic supplies through self-assessment and audits;
  • Negotiate and close sourcing agreements /contracts with suppliers;
  • Maintain supply market awareness, intelligence and related trends in order to assess present and future category items availability;
  • Development, maintenance ,verification and updating of information in master database;
  • Optimization of Procurement to Pay process through development and implementation of business improvement;
  • Develop and fully implement supplier catalogues/pricelists /source lists within the ERP system.
The ideal candidate should possess the following skills and competencies:
  • Degree in Marketing, Business or similar qualification;
  • Post Graduate Diploma Qualification in Supply Chain Management (CIPS);
  • At least 5 years’ experience in procurement (two year of which should be in category sourcing management of marketing products and services);
  • Direct experience with ATL (and BTL as a benefit) marketing services sourcing category, or direct experience from the field (i.e. advertising agency, other corporates);
  • Excellent understanding of category sourcing strategies, prequalification and vetting of suppliers, development of tender documentation and tendering processes, procurement performance management tools ,skills in management of suppliers performance, international sourcing/ commercial relationships and supply contract management;
  • Very Good communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Team player with excellent influencing skills;
  • High level of Initiative and self-drive;
  • Problem solving and decision-making skills;
  • Very strong interpersonal skills with ability to develop and maintain relationship with all stake holders.
If you meet the requirements and are up to the challenge, please send your resume and application letter to the address below. Please quote the job reference number in the application letter. 

All applications must be delivered on or before Thursday, 19th September 2013.

Head of Talent & Resourcing,
Safaricom Ltd,
Nairobi.
 
E-mail to hr@safaricom.co.ke
Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) is a State Corporation established under the Kenya Airports Authority ACT (Cap 395). Its mandate is to construct, operate and maintain aerodromes, as well provide such other amenities and facilities to passengers and other persons making use of the services or other facilities so provided within Kenya.

The Board of Directors is seeking to recruit a dynamic, respected and visionary Managing Director with exceptional transformational skills and a broad experience in executive management.
 
The Managing Director is the Chief Executive of the Corporation charged with the control and executive management of the organization under the statutory supervision by the Board. 

The Jobholder is expected to deliver the strategic thematic areas that drive value creation, international competitiveness and long-term business sustainability.

Job Profile
  • Provide strong and strategic leadership to the Authority and facilitate the achievement of set goals and objectives
  • Ensure effective and efficient management of Airports
  • Develop and submit to the Board of Directors proposed business plans and annual budgets for approval
  • Ensure that the Authority’s held assets and facilities are properly maintained, improved and re-developed for safe and effective service delivery
  • Develop and maintain proper internal monitoring systems procedures and processes for optimal utilization and management of finance, human and physical assets
  • Implement Government and Board’s directives in a result oriented and timely manner
  • Establish and promote strategic linkages and collaborations between Government, Board of Directors, Management and other stakeholders.
  • Assist the Board to formulate and implement a strategic framework that is consistent with the overall growth objective of all Airports in line with the National Vision 2030 development goals
  • Drive and cultivate transformational change management processes with a strong people oriented culture in the corporation
  • Implement sound corporate governance by engaging stakeholders and implementing applicable government policies and legislations
  • Perform any other duties as may be directed by the Board from time to time
Personal Profile
  • Must be a Kenyan citizen with high ethical standards, integrity, and professionalism and should meet the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Kenya Constitution
  • The ideal candidate must be a holder of a Bachelor degree from a recognized university in the fields of management and social sciences, Economics, Business or Public Administration, Law, Finance, Engineering or other related fields. A master’s degree on any of the above fields will be an added advantage.
  • A minimum of 10 years professional experience in a senior role in a multifaceted organization
  • Must be visionary transformative and with a global perspective
  • Must have proven excellent leadership skills in strategy formulation and execution
  • Should have sound commercial business and financial management experience
  • Must demonstrate knowledge in negotiations, influencing skills and industry knowledge
  • Should have experience and capacity to mobilize resources for project implementation
  • Clear knowledge of vision 2030 and the ability to align the same to the corporation’s mission and vision
  • Should be knowledgeable on the Kenyan legal and regulatory framework
Candidates who meet the above criteria are advised to submit their application letter, detailed curriculum vitae and any other testimonials on or before 18th October 2013 to the address below quoting the reference number MD-KAA/2013.
 
The candidates should also provide the following information:
  1. Current remuneration and benefits
  2. Clearance certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB),
  3. Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
  4. A Certificate of Good Conduct from Criminal Investigation Department
  5. Clearance Certificate from the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission
The corporation will reserve the right to verify the documentation submitted by the candidates. 

The successful candidate will be offered a three (3) year contract, which is renewable for a further one term
 
The Chairman
Kenya Airports Authority,
P O Box 19001-00501
Nairobi
Reproductive Health Project Coordinator
 
Reporting directly to the designated focal person, the Project Coordinator will be responsible for providing administrative and logistical support to the project. 

The position is a one year contract with possibility of renewal based on performance and availability of funds. 

The position is available immediately.
 
Scope of Work

  • Oversee, coordinate and monitor the implementation of various national policies and programmes related to the sexual and reproductive health project as shall have been decided upon by the governing council of the organization.
  • Forge and manage strategic partnerships critical to the success of the project with emphasis on promoting universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights with like-minded organizations and institutions, government agencies and funding partners.
  • Responsible for the day to day implementation of identified programmes and projects, in consultation with the governing council.
  • Identify funding opportunities through networking, reviews and literature searches for sexual and reproductive health and rights.
  • Provide logistical support within the organization including trainings, workshops, conferences etc.
Qualifications and Experience
  • A degree in a relevant discipline (health, population, project planning, social studies and/or law).
  • A master’s degree in a related discipline will be an added advantage.
  • 3 years work experience, which must include 2 years in NGO programming.
  • Good communication, inter-personal and analytical skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team with minimal supervision.
Interested candidates should submit their applications by email in MS Word. 

Applications should include curriculum vitae, salary history, names and addresses of three referees, and day time telephone/cell phone numbers.

Applications should reach the Search Committee via email recruitrh2014@gmail.com not later than September 27th 2013 with the email subject “Project Coordinator Application.“
The Mater Hospital, a leading Health Care Provider in the region is seeking a team of dedicated and self-driven professionals to provide quality emergency and critical care at the Main Hospital and multi-site clinics.

Medical Officers 
 
Key Requirements
 
Bachelors of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) or equivalent
 
Must have completed internship in Kenya and registered with the Kenya Medical Practitioners & Dentist Board
 
Minimum of 2 years working experience in a busy establishment
 

Certification in ACLS, ATLS and EPLS/PALS
 
A team player, should have good inter-personal skills and have the ability to work and make critical decisions under pressure with minimum supervision
 
A competitive remuneration package commensurate with experience and qualification will be offered to the right candidates.

Applications together with detailed curriculum vitae, names of three referees, telephone and email contact should be sent to hrrecruit@materkenya.com so as to reach us not later than 17th September 2013. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Africa Alliance, Nairobi, Kenya

Ipas is a global non-governmental organization formed in 1973, dedicated to ending preventable deaths and disabilities from unsafe abortion. 

Through local, national and global partnerships, Ipas works to ensure that women obtain safe, respectful and comprehensive reproductive health services. 

The Ipas Africa Alliance is based in Nairobi and focuses on regional policy change and improving reproductive health programs in multiple Africa countries.

1. Human Resources Associate
 
Position Description: 

The Human Resources Associate reports to the Senior Finance Manager and is responsible for HR functions in Alliance office. 

S/he coordinates and collaborates with International Sr. HR Associate in performing HR functions as per guidelines provided by Headquarter office

Key Roles: 

The HR Associate interprets organizational HR policies and updates staff on them. 

He/She monitors implementation of the policies and ensures compliance with the Kenya labour laws, takes lead in recruitment, new hire orientation and performance management activities. 

He/she will assists in designing team building activities, support conflict resolution and ensures that staff welfare including staff development issues are addressed.

Required Abilities:  

The position requires a strong understanding of labor laws and policies and experience in managing employee needs and concerns including conflict resolution, staff motivation, and management of staff development initiatives.

Educational Background and Job Experience
  • A Bachelors degree in human resource management or a related field, registration with IHRM (K) and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar position.
2. Operations and Logistics Associate
 
Position Description: The Operations and Logistics Associate reports to the Senior Finance Manager, Ipas Africa Alliance. He/She provides leadership in the procurement, general office and assets maintenance and security..

Key Roles: 

The Operations and Logistics Associate ensures that staff have access to furniture, communication equipment, stationery, and amenities that make them comfortable at work. 

He/she keeps in touch with all staff on their needs for improving the physical work environment and provides the necessary support. 

H/She leads in managing the procurement function for the organization.

Required Abilities: 
  • The position requires experience in managing the logistics function.
  • It also requires ability to communicate effectively and work with each team member harmoniously.
Educational Background and Job Experience
  • A degree in a relevant field & Three years’ experience in a similar position. 
  • Experience in leading in managing procurement activities.
Applicants should submit a cover letter and CV to: IpasAlliance@ipas.org. 

We do not accept phone calls but we encourage you to visit our website:  www.ipas.org before applying or send your queries to IpasAlliance@ipas.org. 

Deadline for applications is 23rd, September 2013. 

Due to anticipated volume of applications, only qualified applicants will be contacted.
Do you have what it takes?
 
Tullow is looking for you! 

Tullow Oil is Africa’s leading independent oil and gas exploration and production company and is a constituent of the London FTSE100. 

The Group has interests in over 100 exploration and production licences across 24 countries focusing on four core regions: Africa, Europe, South Asia and South America. 

Working for Tullow Oil in Kenya, you will be given the freedom and responsibility to make a difference. 

We provide the opportunities to build a solid future within our rapidly expanding portfolio and provide competitive rewards as part of our people strategy. Our high level of employee engagement is also one of our key success factors that we want to continue building on.

Tullow Oil is seeking a talented, self motivated, proactive and skilled individual of high personal integrity to fill the following position: 
 

Job Title: Senior Legal Advisor – Kenya
 
Reports to: Regional General Counsel
 
Job Purpose: As the key member of the Tullow legal team and the Kenya business unit, provide legal support and advice to the Kenyan business and its supporting functions, including commercial, finance, supply chain management, EHS, external affairs.
 
Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide legal support on all aspects relating to Tullow’s business and operations in Kenya, including legal support on potential early production and pipeline projects including upstream commercial arrangements (PSCs, JOAs, petroleum law)
  • Review and draft Kenyan law contracts.
  • Be the Legal point of contact for the Government, joint venture partners, third party contractors and other legal-related stakeholders in Kenya.
  • Manage, supervise and mentor more junior legal staff
Requirements
  • University graduate and professionally qualified lawyer in Kenya, or in a European, North American or other recognised common law jurisdiction.
  • A minimum of 10 years post qualification experience working as part of a goal-focused team in a commercial environment to challenging deadlines either with a leading private practice firm or in-house legal department.
  • Knowledge of contract and corporate law, energy/mining/power/infrastructure projects, commercial law.
  • Finance experience and knowledge will be an advantage
  • Sound commercial agreement drafting and negotiation skills.
  • Experience of dealing with Government authorities with an existing profile and network with relevant Ministerial circles.
  • Experience of providing legal advice on contractual and legislative/regulatory matters.
  • Knowledge and experience in the oil & gas, mining, energy, power and/or infrastructure sectors.
Applications should be sent to:

Adept Systems
Management Consultants 
P.O Box 6416, 
Nairobi, GPO 00100
 
E-mail:  recruit@adeptsystems.co.ke

Only shortlisted candidates will be contracted

Closing date: Friday 27th September 2013

Our client is a Kenyan based ICT organisation which has been in business for over 21 years and one of East Africa’s strongest ICT business houses with regional offices in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda. 

It has strategic partnerships with HP, Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle, Symantec, Vmware, EMC, 3i InfoTech etc. with a clientele base between 300 and 500 customers.
 
They have an interesting position of Relationship Manager reporting to General Manager - Business Development
 
Job Purpose / Summary

Responsible for the HP sales growth of both Hardware and Software products in the region.

Encompassing product training (internally and externally); working with sales teams to prospect, qualify, design and close hardware & storage opportunities across the region; interfacing with key stakeholders and the Sales team.
 
To promote the company and its solutions to reseller and end user customers so that revenue and margins should be maximized and sales targets met across the territory. 

Maintain a healthy pipeline encompassing both Hardware & Software solutions.
 
Duties and Responsibilities
 
Vendor Focus
  • Regular contact with Accounts Managers and Fulfilment teams.
  • Review and compare opportunity pipeline to ensure cohesive management of all opportunities
  • Attend all product initiated events
  • Ensure proper brand positioning within the market
Channel Focus
  • Help Partners to identify potential new end users and sales opportunities for development by the company in conjunction with Channel resources
  • Invite Partners and their end user customers to vendor and vendor sponsored events and ensure their attendance
  • Conduct regular meetings with key partners with opportunity values exceeding $500k+
  • Develop and implement business plans with GM – Biz Development, Account Managers and Solution Architects targeting adoption and sales growth of Hardware and Software across key vertical industries.
  • Establish a value proposition with key Partners
Marketing
  • Work with the Marketing Manager to agree and deploy approved marketing plans for
  • Hardware and Software technologies for the region.
  • Provide info to update the company’s website and share-point.
  • Develop sales depth and breadth across Hardware & Software Systems.
Internal Processes
Sales:
  • Where appropriate involve Solution Architect and System Engineers in discussions around appropriate Solution, Bill of Materials and up sell opportunities
  • Ensure that all opportunities are technically validated and approved by Pre-Sales resources before quotation
  • Sell vendor products at best possible margins and ensure that sales targets are achieved
  • Cross sell within “Affinity” products to maximise revenue and margin
Customer Satisfaction:
  • Follow up with customers to ensure that all orders have been correctly fulfilled
  • Assist business teams to ensure 100% Customer Satisfaction
Other duties
  • Monitor competitor activities and report to the GM- Biz Development.
  • Monitor and report grey product activities
  • Assist finance team with debt collection
  • Assist with the opening of new accounts
  • Perform any other duty as assigned by the management.
Qualifications
  • BSc degree in IT/Sales and marketing or its equivalent
  • MBA will be an added advantage
  • More than 5 years extensive sales experience in the IT industry
  • Key account management
  • Face-to-face selling and group presentations
  • Sales in a technical IT environment with hardware/software solutions
  • Proven track record in managing multiple opportunities and ability to negotiate and close complex deals
Knowledge and skills requirements
  • Computer literacy
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.
  • Very good time management skills.
  • Intermediate MS Office
  • Advanced knowledge of hardware & software solutions
Key Competencies
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work effectively in cross-functional business teams
  • Integrity and change oriented.
  • customer service orientation
  • organizing and planning
  • attention to detail
  • Proactive and stress tolerant.
  • Ability to travel as needed
  • Building and maintaining relationships
  • Analytical and attention to detail
  • Organizational and Industry knowledge
Salary: 180 – 300k
 
How to apply: If you are interested in the position and have the skills and talents our client is
looking for, we would like to hear from you.
 
Please forward a copy of your updated resume, and your current salary and benefits package to
info@dorbe-leit.co.ke before close of business 18th September 2013. 

Only successful candidates will be contacted.
Our client is a Kenyan based ICT organisation which has been in business for over 21 years and one of East Africa’s strongest ICT business houses with regional offices in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda. 

It has strategic partnerships with HP, Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle, Symantec, Vmware, EMC, 3i InfoTech etc. with a clientele base between 300 and 500 customers.
 
They have an interesting position of Relationship Manager reporting to General Manager - Business Development
 
Job Purpose / Summary

Responsible for the HP sales growth of both Hardware and Software products in the region.

Encompassing product training (internally and externally); working with sales teams to prospect, qualify, design and close hardware & storage opportunities across the region; interfacing with key stakeholders and the Sales team.
 
To promote the company and its solutions to reseller and end user customers so that revenue and margins should be maximized and sales targets met across the territory. 

Maintain a healthy pipeline encompassing both Hardware & Software solutions.
 
Duties and Responsibilities
 
Vendor Focus
  • Regular contact with Accounts Managers and Fulfilment teams.
  • Review and compare opportunity pipeline to ensure cohesive management of all opportunities
  • Attend all product initiated events
  • Ensure proper brand positioning within the market
Channel Focus
  • Help Partners to identify potential new end users and sales opportunities for development by the company in conjunction with Channel resources
  • Invite Partners and their end user customers to vendor and vendor sponsored events and ensure their attendance
  • Conduct regular meetings with key partners with opportunity values exceeding $500k+
  • Develop and implement business plans with GM – Biz Development, Account Managers and Solution Architects targeting adoption and sales growth of Hardware and Software across key vertical industries.
  • Establish a value proposition with key Partners
Marketing
  • Work with the Marketing Manager to agree and deploy approved marketing plans for
  • Hardware and Software technologies for the region.
  • Provide info to update the company’s website and share-point.
  • Develop sales depth and breadth across Hardware & Software Systems.
Internal Processes
Sales:
  • Where appropriate involve Solution Architect and System Engineers in discussions around appropriate Solution, Bill of Materials and up sell opportunities
  • Ensure that all opportunities are technically validated and approved by Pre-Sales resources before quotation
  • Sell vendor products at best possible margins and ensure that sales targets are achieved
  • Cross sell within “Affinity” products to maximise revenue and margin
Customer Satisfaction:
  • Follow up with customers to ensure that all orders have been correctly fulfilled
  • Assist business teams to ensure 100% Customer Satisfaction
Other duties
  • Monitor competitor activities and report to the GM- Biz Development.
  • Monitor and report grey product activities
  • Assist finance team with debt collection
  • Assist with the opening of new accounts
  • Perform any other duty as assigned by the management.
Qualifications
  • BSc degree in IT/Sales and marketing or its equivalent
  • MBA will be an added advantage
  • More than 5 years extensive sales experience in the IT industry
  • Key account management
  • Face-to-face selling and group presentations
  • Sales in a technical IT environment with hardware/software solutions
  • Proven track record in managing multiple opportunities and ability to negotiate and close complex deals
Knowledge and skills requirements
  • Computer literacy
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.
  • Very good time management skills.
  • Intermediate MS Office
  • Advanced knowledge of hardware & software solutions
Key Competencies
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work effectively in cross-functional business teams
  • Integrity and change oriented.
  • customer service orientation
  • organizing and planning
  • attention to detail
  • Proactive and stress tolerant.
  • Ability to travel as needed
  • Building and maintaining relationships
  • Analytical and attention to detail
  • Organizational and Industry knowledge
Salary: 180 – 300k
 
How to apply: If you are interested in the position and have the skills and talents our client is
looking for, we would like to hear from you.
 
Please forward a copy of your updated resume, and your current salary and benefits package to
info@dorbe-leit.co.ke before close of business 18th September 2013. 

Only successful candidates will be contacted.

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