Vacancy: Programme Officer - Kenya Signature Programme
 
Team / Programme: Programmes

Location: Nairobi with frequent travel to project sites.
 
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
 
Role Purpose: 
 
SCI Kenya is in the process of designing a world class Signature Program (SP) for health that is expected to significantly contribute to achievement of Kenya’s MDG 4 and 5 targets. 

The programmatic model will actualize continuum of care approach mixed with an integrated package of quick wins, a minimum community health care package and a strengthened health system approach to maternal and newborn health programming across Save the Children’s Theory of Change. 

Save the Children will work with the government of Kenya and communities to address the maternal and neonatal health challenges in the country in a way that would deliver significant impacts for Children and Women by the end of the 5 year period.
 
The Signature Programme officer will work with the senior programme manager- health to support the design and implementation process of a world class innovative maternal and newborn signature programme.  

Scope of Role: 

Reports to: Senior Programme Manager – Health  

Dimensions: Save the Children has supported children in Kenya since before its Independence in 1963 and has had a consistent operational presence in the country since 1984. 

We provide 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 liaison post in Garissa. 

Currently, we have a staff complement of approximately 350 staff and a confirmed budget of approximately US$15 million this year.

Staff directly reporting to this post:  None

Key Areas of Accountability:

1. Programme Support
  • Develops  in-depth knowledge of maternal and newborn based initiatives and acts as a resource person for  programme related issues
  • Develops and maintains adequate resource files for both SP implementation areas
  • Work with the SPM and project staff to develop concept notes and translate these into quality donor proposals
  • Liaise with the project managers in both sites and the necessary departments within the Nairobi office  to ensure timely information exchange and follow up
  • Stays informed about and follows up as required on grant-related issues  throughout the grants’ duration
  • Work with the finance department to prepare financial requests and ensure the timely reporting of expenditure.
  • Assisting with the compilation of budgets for concept notes and proposals.
  • Provide support to field and programme operations as required
  • Contribute to the overall effectiveness of the signature programme
  • Perform other reasonable tasks assigned by the SPM
2. Representation
  • Represents SCI  professionally  by attending external meetings/forums with partners, other NGOs and other agencies as required
3. Monitoring, Learning and Reporting
  • Coordinate the compiling of internal and external reports for submission
  • Editing the donor reports and incorporating input from technical staff.
  • Coordinate the publication and dissemination of newsletters and other project related information
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
  • Bachelor’s degree in Public/Environmental Health and/or Social sciences with 3 years’ work experience
  • Experience in programme development in a public health context. Experience working with the ministry of health and with an NGO is a plus
  • Demonstrated experience in proposal  development and report writing; particularly donor reports
  • Excellent English writing skills are essential.
  • Computer skills, in particular MS Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Well-developed research, analytical, monitoring and evaluation, and report-writing abilities;
  • Demonstrable financial skills, particularly in budgeting and reporting;
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding and other global policies, and values.
How to Apply

The application process is now open and will close on 25th October 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.

Helen Keller International (HKI) works to save the sight and lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. 

HKI currently conducts programs in 21 countries in Africa and Asia as well as in the United States. 

To accomplish its work, HKI builds the capacity of local governmental, civil society and private sector systems and infrastructure to deliver effective preventative and curative services for nutrition, eye health and neglected tropical diseases.
 
Vacancy: Assistant Program Officer

Job Ref: APO/VA01/2013

Duty Station: Coast (Mombasa) or Western (Kakamega) Regions
 
The position
 
The Assistant Program Officer - Nutrition will be responsible for delivery of the nutrition program in the Coast or Western Region. 

The Assistant Program Officer reports to the Program Officer – Nutrition based in Nairobi. 

The Assistant Program Officer will work in partnership with officials from the Ministry of Health, UNICEF and other development partners to implement HKI supported nutrition programs.

Responsibilities 
  • Maintain relationship with stakeholders and partners in the Western or Coastal counties on behalf of HKI. 
  • Advocate with appropriate government officials and partners for continued support to improve routine child survival nutrition interventions. 
  • Assist and support building capacity of health system at county and sub county levels on VAS and deworming. 
  • Participate in County and sub County, level reviews to facilitate problem solving and problem seeking by County and sub County Health Management Teams. 
  • Carry out and document routine Monitoring of program activities carried out by Min. of Health and other partners.
Requirements
  • College/University Degree in Public Health, Nutrition, Health Management or related field with proven experience in implementing nutrition programs.
  • Atleast three years of experience with INGO, NGO or development agencies.
  • Effective planning and organizations skills. 
  • Effective Coaching skills for health workers and the government partners 
  • Excellent written and spoken English and Kiswahili and good report writing skills. 
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. 
  • Demonstrated experience participating and contributing to a productive team environment 
  • Must be prepared to relocate.
How to Apply
 
Applicants should send their Cover Letter and CV with names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience. 

Applications should be submitted online to hkikenyajobs@gmail.com by close of business on 9th October, 2013. 

Only online applications will be considered. 

The position title and reference number REF: APO/01/2013 should be clearly marked on the cover letter.
 
For more information about Helen Keller International visitwww.hki.org
Vacancy: Finance Manager

Reporting to: Managing Director

Job Purpose: To ensure that the Company has sound financial systems and control designed to support its entrepreneurial approach, achieves its financial targets profitably and meets all relevant statutory requirements.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership in the formulation, implementation, analysis and review of effective financial management policies and strategies, plans and budgets
  • Ensure timely preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements
  • Ensure efficient and effective management, utilization and control of Company’s assets and financial resources
  • Liaise with external auditors and ensure that the annual audit is conducted on time and timely implementation of audit recommendations
  • Manage the department’s staff, including responsibility for scheduling work, performance management, setting up of Key Performance indicators,(KPIs),mentoring, coaching and discipline
  • Tax planning and management.
Desired Qualifications
  • Holder of a Bachelor's degree in finance or accounting, with the CPA-K, or equivalent business experience
  • Should be 35 years and over with 7+ years of progressively responsible experience in the finance function, 4 of which should be as Finance Manager for a major company
  • Excellent communication skills are essential
  • Should have an outstanding knowledge of financial ERP systems
  • Member of ICPAK
Competitive salary will be given commensurate with experience. 

Apply by sending your curriculum vitae to hrm201309@gmail.com so as to reach the undersigned by 11th October 2013. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Summary: Our client, a medium sized outdoor advertising and retail franchising firm would like to fill the position of a Retail Business Coordinator

The Retail Business Coordinator will be responsible for growth of the retail business. 

The position will also be responsible for coordination of sales and marketing efforts and service delivery across the country. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement the organization’s retail business strategies in line with the overall strategic plan;
  • Prepare yearly retail budgets
  • Ensure excellent service delivery and take up service delivery issues with Customer Service Manager;
  • Ensure there is optimum brand visibility of the retail arm of the business
  • Identify target markets and exploring new opportunities to generate business for the outlets
  • Prepare operational plans for the retail operations; including setting revenue targets, mapping distribution channels, etc
  • Continually review the distribution channels for their effectiveness: this will entail identifying new outlets and improving non performing ones; exploring other channels etc. Managing the existing outlets
  • Contribute to category marketing plans, with customer & category analysis and promotional strategy
  • Develop and implement the client’s promotional strategy  across customers/channels
  • Contribute to marketing plans, with customer & category analysis and promotional strategy
Qualification and Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field;
  • Diploma in sales & marketing will be an added advantage;
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in a similar capacity;
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, communication, negotiating and leadership skills;
  • Commercial awareness.
How to Apply: 
 
Send your application including a cover letter indicating your desire to work with our client a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees by close of business Monday 14th October 2013

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

Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

Please note that we do not charge fees for receiving or processing job applications.
Summary: Our client, a medium sized outdoor advertising and retail franchising firm would like to fill the position of a Graphic Designer

The Graphic Designer will be required to come up with creative graphic designs with high visual impact for clients.

Key Responsibilities
  • Develop high precision artworks for as per clients requirements
  • Attend client planning meetings and present plans and information to client for review and approval
  • Develop product specifications and double check the specifications against the plans
  • Coming up with creative ideas and concepts to better the artworks
  • Manage projects from concept through completion.
  • Liaising with the printers and photographers to ensure quality job standards.
Qualification and Experience
  • Minimum 2yrs graphic design experience
  • Strong use of Adobe Creative suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, In Design), Corel draw
  • Ability to keep abreast of emerging technologies in new media, particularly design programs such as Illustrator, Photoshop, Corel Draw
  • Experience in designing print and web interface layouts necessary (send a sample of work done)
  • Good creativity and design skills
  • Initiative and passion about graphics design.
  • Outstanding communication skills both verbal & written technical
  • Strong conceptualizing, creative skills and ability to generate different ideas and concepts for a publication and design collateral
  • Must show attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure and unsupervised
How to Apply: 
 
Send your application including a cover letter indicating your desire to work with our client a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees by close of business Monday 14th October 2013

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

Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

Please note that we do not charge fees for receiving or processing job applications.

Summary of Profile: Our client, a medium sized outdoor advertising and retail franchising firm would like to fill the position of an Advertising Account Executive.  

Reporting to the Business Development manager, you will grow sales in outdoor media and branding initiatives from corporate players and advertising agencies.

Key Responsibilities
  • Developing new accounts and augmenting the business of existing accounts
  • Identifies prospects, advertising, marketing and business issues and matches these with the organization’s capabilities
  • Develops tactics for pursuing selected prospects
  • Participates in sales presentations, negotiations and sales closings
  • Helps clients develop adverting strategies and solutions to creative logical and technical problems
  • Responsible for estimating costs and monitoring project timelines
  • Manage the selling process to external customers, including pricing contract negotiations
  • Improve customer satisfaction and loyalty.
  • Own strong, multi-level relationships with new and existing customers (including main decision makers and influencers)
  • Actively engage Customer Service into relevant customer contacts to improve strategic relationships, to proactively resolve problems.
  • Analyze Market Intelligence sources and use data to drive sales efforts and lead generation.
  • Actively manage key stake holders at origin and other contact offices to ensure relationships are built and used to ensure the Company’s visibility is improved.
Qualification and Experience
  • Degree in Business Administration
  • Minimum 2yrs sales accounts or related experience; exposure in the advertising industry will be an added advantage
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Good coordination skills
How to Apply: 
 
Send your application including a cover letter indicating your desire to work with our client a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees by close of business Monday 14th October 2013

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

Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

Please note that we do not charge fees for receiving or processing job applications.

Urgently Required
 
One of our clients is urgently looking for the following:
 
1. Civil Engineer
 
Degree in Civil Engineering
 
Over 5 years experience
 
2. Civil Engineering Technician
 
Diploma in Civil Engineering
 
Over 3 years Experience
If you are up to the challenge and possess the necessary qualifications and experience please urgently send your resume and application letter indicating your experience and why you are the most suitable candidate for the role clearly quoting the job title to the email address jobs@outrivalhr.com.

Applications will be shortlisted as they are received. 


Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.
We are a Leading top 100 medium sized firm in Kenya dealing with Fleet Management and Logistical Services. 

An IT Officer vacancy exists in our Nairobi branch. 
 
Main Responsibilities:
  • Installing and configuring computer hardware operating systems and applications
  • Monitoring and maintaining computer systems and networks
  • Talking staff/clients through a series of actions, either face to face or over the telephone to help set up systems or resolve issues
  • Troubleshooting system and network problems and diagnosing and solving hardware/software faults
  • Providing support, including procedural documentation and relevant reports
  • Following diagrams and written reports to present to the client as system reports
  • Supporting the roll-out of new applications
  • Setting up new users' accounts and profiles and dealing with password issues
  • Responding within agreed time limits to call-outs
  • Working continuously on a task until completion (or referral to third parties, if appropriate)
  • Prioritizing and managing many open cases at one time
  • Rapidly establishing a good working relationship with customers
  • Conducting computer maintenance and backup
Educational Qualifications& Key Skills
  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science/IT from a recognized institution
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • Experience in maintenance of Microsoft Server operation system, and core Microsoft server-side services such as Active Directory, Exchange Server and SharePoint;
  • Experience in maintenance of LAN, WAN, Servers, PABX
  • Work experience in a multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural environment.
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both orally and in writing;
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills including the ability to anticipate potential problems, determine and implement solutions;
  • Self-driven and innovative
  • An attitude of problem solving
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A person of high personal integrity
  • Attention to detail
If you are up to the challenge, posses the necessary qualification and experience, send your CV ONLY to hr.fleetmanagement@yahoo.com

Clearly indicate the position applied for
Nyeri Development Corporation Ltd (NDC) is promoting urbanization of Nyeri county by helping people start businesses/industries in their shambas. 

A person selects a business/industry and NDC walks them from feasibility study through to the actual operation of the business. 

NDC has a catalogue of over 500 businesses that entrepreneurs can chose from. 
 
Entrepreneur Recruitment Manager
 
NDC is looking for an entrepreneurship recruitment manager.
 
The work of the recruitment manager will be. 
 

(1) Arouse awareness on the need to start businesses/industries 

(2) Educate and recruit entrepreneurs
 
(3) Induct entrepreneurs on the process of feasibility study, pooling resources, startup and operation of the businesses. 
 
Implementation officers will take over and give one on one assistance to the entrepreneur until the businesses starts operations.
 
The entrepreneurship recruitment manager will need to be 
 
(1) Be a mature person between 35 and 50
 
(2) A graduate in either economics, finance, engineering or business management.
 
(3) Have experience in a development activity.
 
Interested qualified persons are requested to apply to users@nyeri2030.com with a full CV and two referees.

Vacancy: Wages Clerk

Needed ASAP
1. At least 3 years of experience in processing payroll for casuals, contractual and permanent employees.

2. Filing of statutory returns (PAYE, NHIF, NSSF, P10D etc) with the respective authorities.

3. Aware of the payroll laws of Kenya including the income tax (PAYE), statutory deductions (NSSF, NHIF, DIT etc).

4. Ability to work long and flexible hours on a need basis

5. Disbursing monies to the casual workers
6. Ready to live in Ruiru (for convenience purposes)

7. Energetic and ability to work under pressure

8. Handling work injury claims on a need basis

9. MS office well especially MS Excel.

Salary will be between 18,000 – 20,000 depending on capability and experience.

Email cv to riona@kentrain.co.ke by 10th of October
Cellulant is a mobile commerce company. It operates Africa’s number one mobile commerce network and aims to connect 100 million customers to its mobile commerce ecosystem. 

Cellulant was founded in 2003 and has currently operations in Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana and every year moving into new countries.
 
We are the mobile commerce partner of choice and our goal is to connect all of our corporate customers, including e.g. the top Pan African banks, various merchants, to the richest mobile commerce ecosystem in Africa, helping them provide better communication, and more services, and more value to their end consumers. 

We do that by providing services like mobile banking, mobile payments, music, information services and other mobile related services.

To be able to meet these aggressive growth expectations we need to grow our dynamic team.
 
We are recruiting a highly motivated Software engineer keen to utilize their existing skills and develop new ones that will enable them to add to the success of the organization as well as their own.
 
We invite you to be part of that growth. 

We seek to recruit pro-active and self - driven individuals to fill the position below;
 
Software Engineer
 
The successful candidate is expected to to develop and maintain new and existing software development projects within the company's list of products
 
Primary Responsibilities:
 
The primary responsibilities of this role include:
  • Develop software and maintain the current systems
  • Improve/ tweak existing applications
  • Technically support the team lead in design of software solutions and systems
  • Coding
  • Systems administration which includes monitoring core systems and maintaining optimum system operations
  • Product research on new products and new software
  • Develop application support documentation to explain application of new products and systems changes
  • Product Development and testing the new products
  • Software development and support responsibilities in order to ensure the customer’s satisfaction
  • Instills customer confidence in the company’s technical solutions and product capabilities.
  • Contribute to translating customer system and software requirements into software specifications in support of solution design.
  • Designs and develops internal and external business systems/applications, systems interfaces, databases, reporting, or business intelligence systems, as required to deliver new systems functionality supporting corporate business objectives.
  • Will work under the guidance of the team lead on complex projects.
Secondary Responsibilities:
  • Provide on call and after hours support as required
  • Maintain technical skills and expertise through continuing education and training.
  • Collaborate/Partner with other teams
  • Support on successful delivery of systems enhancements.
  • Contribute to and work to meet project schedules by providing accurate estimates of effort required for development deliverables, by providing updates on project progress to team lead, and by escalating issues that might affect project success to management.
  • Hardware setup and maintenance
Competencies
 
The role requires;
  • A degree in IT or Computer Science.
  • well-developed programming
  • web development skills
  • experience in building web-applications
  • back-end automation solutions and daemon applications
  • high level of detail
  • Good organization, planning and focus.
Skills
 
Advanced exposure in:
  • Java
  • Php,
  • Jsp,
  • C# or C++ .
  • Database knowledge in:
  • MySQL,
  • pstgress,
  • msSQL
  • Oracle.
Interested candidates are requested to submit their CVs and a convincing cover letter to jobs@cellulant.com indicating the job title applied for by 14th October 2013. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Cellulant is a mobile commerce company. It operates Africa’s number one mobile commerce network and aims to connect 100 million customers to its mobile commerce ecosystem. 

Cellulant was founded in 2003 and has currently operations in Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana and every year moving into new countries.
 
We are the mobile commerce partner of choice and our goal is to connect all of our corporate customers, including e.g. the top Pan African banks, various merchants, to the richest mobile commerce ecosystem in Africa, helping them provide better communication, and more services, and more value to their end consumers. 

We do that by providing services like mobile banking, mobile payments, music, information services and other mobile related services.

To be able to meet these aggressive growth expectations we need to grow our dynamic team.
 
We are recruiting a highly motivated Software engineer keen to utilize their existing skills and develop new ones that will enable them to add to the success of the organization as well as their own.
 
We invite you to be part of that growth. 

We seek to recruit pro-active and self - driven individuals to fill the position below;
 
Software Engineer
 
The successful candidate is expected to to develop and maintain new and existing software development projects within the company's list of products
 
Primary Responsibilities:
 
The primary responsibilities of this role include:
  • Develop software and maintain the current systems
  • Improve/ tweak existing applications
  • Technically support the team lead in design of software solutions and systems
  • Coding
  • Systems administration which includes monitoring core systems and maintaining optimum system operations
  • Product research on new products and new software
  • Develop application support documentation to explain application of new products and systems changes
  • Product Development and testing the new products
  • Software development and support responsibilities in order to ensure the customer’s satisfaction
  • Instills customer confidence in the company’s technical solutions and product capabilities.
  • Contribute to translating customer system and software requirements into software specifications in support of solution design.
  • Designs and develops internal and external business systems/applications, systems interfaces, databases, reporting, or business intelligence systems, as required to deliver new systems functionality supporting corporate business objectives.
  • Will work under the guidance of the team lead on complex projects.
Secondary Responsibilities:
  • Provide on call and after hours support as required
  • Maintain technical skills and expertise through continuing education and training.
  • Collaborate/Partner with other teams
  • Support on successful delivery of systems enhancements.
  • Contribute to and work to meet project schedules by providing accurate estimates of effort required for development deliverables, by providing updates on project progress to team lead, and by escalating issues that might affect project success to management.
  • Hardware setup and maintenance
Competencies
 
The role requires;
  • A degree in IT or Computer Science.
  • well-developed programming
  • web development skills
  • experience in building web-applications
  • back-end automation solutions and daemon applications
  • high level of detail
  • Good organization, planning and focus.
Skills
 
Advanced exposure in:
  • Java
  • Php,
  • Jsp,
  • C# or C++ .
  • Database knowledge in:
  • MySQL,
  • pstgress,
  • msSQL
  • Oracle.
Interested candidates are requested to submit their CVs and a convincing cover letter to jobs@cellulant.com indicating the job title applied for by 14th October 2013. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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