InterContinental Nairobi

Job Title: Director of Conventions and Events Sales

Job: 
Conference & Banqueting -Kenya

Schedule: Full Time
 
Job ID: NAI000311-EN
 
Do you see yourself as a Director of Conference and Events at InterContinental Nairobi?   

What's your passion? 

Whether you're into tennis, shopping or karaoke, at IHG we're interested in YOU. 

At IHG we employ people who apply the same amount of care and passion to their jobs as they do their hobbies - people who put our guests at the heart of everything they do. 

And we're looking for more people like this to join our friendly and professional team.   

At the moment we're looking for a Director of Conference and Events Sales to join our energetic, enthusiastic and passionate team at InterContinental Nairobi. 

This role, reports directly to the Area Director of Sales and Marketing at InterContinental Nairobi and as the Director of Conference and Events you will be responsible of developing Conference and Banqueting business and execute tactical sales plans strategy. 

You will prospect and qualify new business and negotiate meeting rooms, rental, function space, and/or hotel services within approved booking guidelines, and produce and/or review all sales contracts, rate agreements, and/or banquet/catering event orders. 

The role works closely with other hotel departments to facilitate services agreed upon by the sales office and prospective clients and produces monthly sales-related reports and sales forecasts for assigned area of responsibility.   

Other key responsibilities are:
  • To keep the Department functioning smoothly by ensuring that team members operate with peak efficiency through coordination, communication and cooperation. 
  • Effectively run the daily operations of the department.
  • Develop team members in all different levels and areas.
  • Communicate effectively to all other Departments around the Events Services Operation.
  • General administration. Ensures a maximization of financial profit and guest satisfaction.
  • Ensures efficiency in all areas through the Events Operations.
  • To effectively implement Events Operations objectives such as customer service, financial targets, revenues and profits, image enhancement and staff appearance standards.
  • Effectively develop P&L, prepare budgets, and developing a price structure.
  • Co-ordinating the preparation of the departmental annual budget.
  • Control and monitor departmental costs on an on-going basis to ensure optimal performance against budget.
Job Requirements:

Required Skills/Qualifications 
  • Bachelors Degree in Sales & Marketing or a related field.
  • Professional certificate in Sales & Marketing or related field.
  • Two or more years of experience in the same position. 
  • Strong knowledge of local businesses and business trends required.
  • Excellent working knowledge of Opera.
  • Good Supervisory, presentation and training skills
  • Should be computer literate including Opera Front Office or Sales & Events
  • Should be proactive and demonstrate ability to anticipate guest needs
  • Should have the desire and ability to learn in a highly pressurized environment.
  • Should have the ability to offer prompt service.
  • Should be flexible and adaptable. 
In return, we'll give you a competitive benefits package including salary and the opportunity to progress your career with IHG. 

You'll have the chance to work with a great team of people. 

Most importantly, we'll give you Room to be yourself.   

So what's your passion? 

Please apply on-line and tell us how you can bring your individual skills to IHG by 30th September 2013.

To find out more about us or any other jobs with IHG please look at www.ihg.com/careers

Technical University of Mombasa
 
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Recruitment of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration, Finance and Planning) 
 
Re-Advertisement 
 
Ref: TUM/DVC/3/2013
 
Institutional Profile 

Technical University of Mombasa (TUM) is a fully fledged Public University in Kenya. 

The University, a Flagship project under Vision 2030, is located along the expansive shores of the beautiful and magnificent Indian Ocean, overlooking the world famous Tudor Creek. 

The University boasts of unique architecture, depicting the rich historical influences and developments of the region, transformed from Mombasa Institute of Muslim Education in 1948; Mombasa Technical Institute in 1966; Mombasa Polytechnic in 1972; Mombasa Polytechnic University College in 2007 and finally Technical University of Mombasa in 2013.
 

It’s dynamism in academic leadership has seen this prestigious Technical University increase its student population to approximately 10,000 students of which 40% are pursuing Degree programmes while about 60% are studying Diploma and Certificate programmes.
 
The programmes on offer are unique and technology oriented, equipping graduates with necessary competencies for the national and global markets.
 
In order to actuate its vision of being “A World Class University of Engineering, Science and Technology”, the University Council invites applications from suitably qualified persons to provide leadership to the institution in the position of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration, Finance and Planning).

Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Vice Chancellor, the duties and responsibilities of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration, Finance and Planning) shall be as provided for in the University Charter, 2013 and University Statutes, 2013.
 
The successful candidate will:
 
(i) Provide innovative leadership and direction in the management of the University’s resources that include human, physical, financial and information resources;
 
(ii) Develop and implement policies and appropriate procedures to ensure efficient performance and delivery of service in the University;

(iii) Co-ordinate the preparation of statutory financial statements and management reports for planning and decision making:
 
(iv) Co-ordinate the design and implementation of appropriate human resource systems which will attract, develop and retain competitive human resource capital;
 
(v) Provide leadership in the performance based management through performance contracting, appraisal and reward;
 
(vi) Advise the Vice Chancellor and the Management Board on the human resource, procurement, ICT and financial matters regarding the University;
 
(vii) Establish strategic linkages with government! regulatory agencies and other local/international institutions;
 
(viii) Mobilize resources for the University; and
 
(ix) Undertake any other duties as may be assigned by the Vice-Chancellor or any other person placed in authority.

Requirements

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

 
(i) Be a holder of an earned PhD degree from a reputable university;
 
(ii) Be at least an Associate Professor in a reputable university and in a field of study covered in programmes of study within the University;
 
(iii) Have at least ten (10) years of academic and administrative experience at senior level and posses demonstrated leadership in an academic and/or research institution having served substantively with demonstrable results at least in the position of a Deputy Principal (Administration, Finance and Planning) of a Constituent University College or a Principal of a School/Institute/Campus of a University, or in other similar institutions at comparable levels;
 
(iv) Have demonstrable experience in technological education, including Technical and Vocational Education and Training (WET);
 
(v) Have excellent understanding of the Kenya Vision 2030 and its relevance to technical education in Kenya;
 
(vi) Have a good understanding of Government financial, human resource, administrative, planning and procurement policies;
 
(vii) Be a recognized scholar as evidenced by refereed journals publications, university level books as well as project grants and awards;
 
(viii)Have demonstrable experience in development and implementation of policies and strategies governing university technical education and training, and a broad awareness of the factors shaping the development of higher education in Kenya.
 
(ix) Have a track record of successful change management.
 
(x) Be registered with, and be active members of professional associations in his/her profession;
 
(xi) Have demonstrable experience in networking, fundraising and resource mobilization in an academic! research institution;
 
(xii) Have excellent analytical, problem solving, decision making, team building, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills;
 
(xiii) Be a Kenyan Citizen;
 
(xiv) Be ready to appear in person for interview, if shortlisted; and
 
(xv) Be of the highest ethical standards, integrity and professionalism and comply with the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution as well as submit clearance certificates/documents from the following state organs.
  • Kenya Revenue Authority(KRA),
  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission,
  • Criminal Investigation Department (CID),
  • Higher Education Loans Board.
Terms and Conditions of Service

The successful candidate will be offered a competitive remuneration package which includes basic salary, house allowance, medical cover as per the Technical University of Mombasa medical scheme, leave allowance, official transport, gratuity at the end of the contract period and other benefits in accordance with the Kenya Government Public Service guidelines. 

The salary entry point will depend on qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.
 
The appointment will be for a contractual period of five (5) years, renewable once subject to satisfactory performance.

Application Guidelines

Applications accompanied by copies of relevant certificates and testimonials, a Curriculum Vitae (detailing academic qualifications, professional experience, academic leadership, publications, awards/scholarships, resource mobilization and funds raised, linkages established with other institutions, membership to professional associations and community service, e-mail addresses and telephone contacts) and copies of a national identity card are invited from persons qualified for the positions described above. 

They should also provide names, telephone numbers and contact addresses of at least three referees who are knowledgeable about the applicant’s competence and area of specialization. 

The applicants should request their referees to submit their references directly to the undersigned.
 
Applications and referees’ confidential reports on the applicant’s suitability for the position should be sent to the undersigned to be received on or before 4th October, 2013.

The Chairman of University Councii,
Technical University of Mombasa,
P.O. Box 90420-80100,
Mombasa

Email: councilchair@tum.ac.ke
 
Telephone number: +254(041) 2492222/3/4, 2490571
Mobile number: (254) 0724 955377/0733 955377
Fax: (254) 41-2495632
 
Website: www.tum.ac.ke

Women candidates are encouraged to apply. 

Technical University of Mombasa is an equal opportunity and gender sensitive employer. 

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

A World Class University of  Engineering, Science and Technology
Technical University of Mombasa
 
Advertisement
 
Recruitment of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration, Finance and Planning) 
 
Re-Advertisement 
 
Ref: TUM/DVC/3/2013
 
Institutional Profile 

Technical University of Mombasa (TUM) is a fully fledged Public University in Kenya. 

The University, a Flagship project under Vision 2030, is located along the expansive shores of the beautiful and magnificent Indian Ocean, overlooking the world famous Tudor Creek. 

The University boasts of unique architecture, depicting the rich historical influences and developments of the region, transformed from Mombasa Institute of Muslim Education in 1948; Mombasa Technical Institute in 1966; Mombasa Polytechnic in 1972; Mombasa Polytechnic University College in 2007 and finally Technical University of Mombasa in 2013.
 

It’s dynamism in academic leadership has seen this prestigious Technical University increase its student population to approximately 10,000 students of which 40% are pursuing Degree programmes while about 60% are studying Diploma and Certificate programmes.
 
The programmes on offer are unique and technology oriented, equipping graduates with necessary competencies for the national and global markets.
 
In order to actuate its vision of being “A World Class University of Engineering, Science and Technology”, the University Council invites applications from suitably qualified persons to provide leadership to the institution in the position of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration, Finance and Planning).

Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Vice Chancellor, the duties and responsibilities of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration, Finance and Planning) shall be as provided for in the University Charter, 2013 and University Statutes, 2013.
 
The successful candidate will:
 
(i) Provide innovative leadership and direction in the management of the University’s resources that include human, physical, financial and information resources;
 
(ii) Develop and implement policies and appropriate procedures to ensure efficient performance and delivery of service in the University;

(iii) Co-ordinate the preparation of statutory financial statements and management reports for planning and decision making:
 
(iv) Co-ordinate the design and implementation of appropriate human resource systems which will attract, develop and retain competitive human resource capital;
 
(v) Provide leadership in the performance based management through performance contracting, appraisal and reward;
 
(vi) Advise the Vice Chancellor and the Management Board on the human resource, procurement, ICT and financial matters regarding the University;
 
(vii) Establish strategic linkages with government! regulatory agencies and other local/international institutions;
 
(viii) Mobilize resources for the University; and
 
(ix) Undertake any other duties as may be assigned by the Vice-Chancellor or any other person placed in authority.

Requirements

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

 
(i) Be a holder of an earned PhD degree from a reputable university;
 
(ii) Be at least an Associate Professor in a reputable university and in a field of study covered in programmes of study within the University;
 
(iii) Have at least ten (10) years of academic and administrative experience at senior level and posses demonstrated leadership in an academic and/or research institution having served substantively with demonstrable results at least in the position of a Deputy Principal (Administration, Finance and Planning) of a Constituent University College or a Principal of a School/Institute/Campus of a University, or in other similar institutions at comparable levels;
 
(iv) Have demonstrable experience in technological education, including Technical and Vocational Education and Training (WET);
 
(v) Have excellent understanding of the Kenya Vision 2030 and its relevance to technical education in Kenya;
 
(vi) Have a good understanding of Government financial, human resource, administrative, planning and procurement policies;
 
(vii) Be a recognized scholar as evidenced by refereed journals publications, university level books as well as project grants and awards;
 
(viii)Have demonstrable experience in development and implementation of policies and strategies governing university technical education and training, and a broad awareness of the factors shaping the development of higher education in Kenya.
 
(ix) Have a track record of successful change management.
 
(x) Be registered with, and be active members of professional associations in his/her profession;
 
(xi) Have demonstrable experience in networking, fundraising and resource mobilization in an academic! research institution;
 
(xii) Have excellent analytical, problem solving, decision making, team building, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills;
 
(xiii) Be a Kenyan Citizen;
 
(xiv) Be ready to appear in person for interview, if shortlisted; and
 
(xv) Be of the highest ethical standards, integrity and professionalism and comply with the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution as well as submit clearance certificates/documents from the following state organs.
  • Kenya Revenue Authority(KRA),
  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission,
  • Criminal Investigation Department (CID),
  • Higher Education Loans Board.
Terms and Conditions of Service

The successful candidate will be offered a competitive remuneration package which includes basic salary, house allowance, medical cover as per the Technical University of Mombasa medical scheme, leave allowance, official transport, gratuity at the end of the contract period and other benefits in accordance with the Kenya Government Public Service guidelines. 

The salary entry point will depend on qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.
 
The appointment will be for a contractual period of five (5) years, renewable once subject to satisfactory performance.

Application Guidelines

Applications accompanied by copies of relevant certificates and testimonials, a Curriculum Vitae (detailing academic qualifications, professional experience, academic leadership, publications, awards/scholarships, resource mobilization and funds raised, linkages established with other institutions, membership to professional associations and community service, e-mail addresses and telephone contacts) and copies of a national identity card are invited from persons qualified for the positions described above. 

They should also provide names, telephone numbers and contact addresses of at least three referees who are knowledgeable about the applicant’s competence and area of specialization. 

The applicants should request their referees to submit their references directly to the undersigned.
 
Applications and referees’ confidential reports on the applicant’s suitability for the position should be sent to the undersigned to be received on or before 4th October, 2013.

The Chairman of University Councii,
Technical University of Mombasa,
P.O. Box 90420-80100,
Mombasa

Email: councilchair@tum.ac.ke
 
Telephone number: +254(041) 2492222/3/4, 2490571
Mobile number: (254) 0724 955377/0733 955377
Fax: (254) 41-2495632
 
Website: www.tum.ac.ke

Women candidates are encouraged to apply. 

Technical University of Mombasa is an equal opportunity and gender sensitive employer. 

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

A World Class University of  Engineering, Science and Technology
A new International Chain of Hotels & Lodges is looking for experienced & qualified professionals to fill the position of Finance Manager at their Nairobi Head Office.

Qualifications: 

BComm (Accounting / Finance) 

CPA(K) / ACCA with 10 years experience out of which 4 years must have been at a similar level at a 4* or 5* Hotel Chain

Proficiency in English and leading Hotel PMS is a must.
 

Potential candidates should forward their CV to: sizza69@gmail.com by 25th September 2013.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Our client in hotel industry is seeking to recruit an Administratorto be in charge of day today running of the hotel.

Salary: KShs.20,000

Availability: ASAP

Responsibilities
  • Deliver excellent customer service, at all times, ensuring guests’ comfort and safety
  • Deal with all enquires in a professional and courteous manner, in person, on the telephone or via e-mail
  • Assist in keeping the hotel clean and tidy, at all times
  • Deal with customer complaints in a professional manner
  • Keep up to date with current promotions and hotel pricing, to provide information to guests, on request, while maximizing bedroom sales opportunities
  • Manage and maintain the administration of all reservations, cancellations and no-shows, in line with company policy
  • Propose and implement effective marketing strategies to maximize room occupancy levels
  • Complete all daily administration tasks as required
  • Ensure that all bedrooms/conference rooms and areas under your responsibility are checked thoroughly at the end of every shift, confirming that they meet our standards
  • Maintain the correct handling of all soiled linen and ensure that every bedroom has the correct bedding and relevant number of towels
  • Report any faults or damage in any of the bedrooms (or hotel facilities) immediately to hotel manager
  • Monitor and oversee maintenance issues relevant to your area and liaise with third-party contractors as required
Qualifications
  • A diploma from Utalii College
  • CPA (K) from recognized institution
  • Experience in hotel industry preferably guest house that offer accommodation
  • Computer literate
If qualified kindly send CV to jobs@jantakenya.com clearly indicating ‘Hotel Administrator’ on the subject line by 25th September, 2013. 

DO NOT attach any certificates.

Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

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