Position: Assistant Project Manager
 
Deadline to Apply: October 15th, 2013
 
Start Date: November 8th, 2013
 
Location: Kisumu County
 
Eligibility: Position open to local Kenyan hires only
 
About Innovations for Poverty Action: Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a non-profit research organization that creates and evaluates approaches to solving development problems. 

IPA disseminates the results of its evaluations to policymakers, practitioners, investors and donors around the world.

About the Project

The project will study various barriers to savings for particularly vulnerable women—sex workers, widowed and separated women. We will look at the effects of savings training and highly liquid savings accounts. 

The project will also assess the use and effectiveness of other strategies that deal with emergency expenses and investment goals. Detailed data will be collected weekly from a sample of women in Kisumu town and in Kobura ward.
 
Assistant Project Managers will play a central role in the study’s success and will gain valuable experience in leadership in the field, data collection and representing the study to various partners. 

Through their work, Assistant Project Managers will oversee a team of field officers and supervise data collection; will work closely with the field coordinator to improve their own skills and those of their colleagues; will be responsible for daily logistics; and will represent the project in meetings with local chiefs, village elders and other partners. 

The Assistant Project Manager will be based in Kisumu town and will manage project activities in Kisumu town and in Kobura ward. 

The Assistant Project Manager will be expected to work Monday through Saturday. 
 
Tasks, Duties, and Responsibilities:
 
General
  • Arrive to work promptly and reliably, always setting an example for one’s colleagues.
  • Interact with community members with the highest level of integrity and understanding.
  • Collaborate with teammates to improve own skills and those of teammates.
  • Relay field costs to field coordinator for reimbursement.
Intervention
  • Assist in logistics for different arms of the project (i.e. training rooms for the savings intervention)
  • Manage different payments for respondents and distribute to field officers as needed
  • Coordinate with MPESA agents for registration
Census and Data Collection
  • Assist in training field officers to conduct census of target women
  • Supervise field officers conducting census mapping and provide feedback to field officers and field coordinator
  • Assist in the development and translation of questionnaires
  • Coordinating with field officers for scheduling of respondents for data collection activities
  • Assist in the management of data collection activities: collecting data from field officers on a daily basis, and turning over data to field coordinator
  • Supervise field officers responsible for survey backchecks, including selection of backcheck respondents and scheduling of backcheck surveys
Qualifications:
 
Required
  • Comfortable with working with sex workers and other vulnerable women
  • Supervisory and management experience related to field work and data collection
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Experience in training staff to improve data collection efforts and their accuracy
  • History of providing feedback to teammates and examples of this feedback improving teammates’ work
  • Has, at least, basic computer skills
  • Willingness to work on Saturdays
Desired
  • Bachelors’ degree or college diploma/certificate
  • Experience supervising data collection activities
  • Experience with conducting census mapping and interviews
  • Fluent in Luo
To apply:  

Please send a cover letter and detailed CV, 3 references, daytime phone number(s), and email address. 

Your CV should include your scores or grades and other measures of academic achievement, and details about any relevant work experience.
 
Applications can be submitted to any of our branch offices, or by email to jobs-kenya@poverty-action.org ,

or by post office using P.O Box 373, Busia area code 50400 Kenya. 

If you submit by email, please ensure that the subject line reads: “Assistant Project Manager.”REF NO iSAVE-2013-10-01. 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by email for an interview. 

Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as applications will be reviewed on a ROLLING BASIS.
 
Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the Assistant Project Manager. The statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all possible duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary. Please note that IPA will never request any form of payment from an applicant. Applicants are encouraged to confirm the information listed above with IPA prior to releasing any extensive personal information to the organization. Please direct questions to jobs-kenya@poverty-action.org.
Help Desk Assistant

Respond to client's requests for assistance

Be responsible for opening and closing the office on a daily basis without fail

Office Administrative duties

Follow Helpdesk procedure, log all Helpdesk interactions with clients

Administer Helpdesk software

Redirect problems to appropriate resource
Identify and Escalate situations requiring urgent attention

Stay current with system information, changes and updates

Communicate and coordinate with Internal departments

Prepare and coordinate PM schedule for engineers with clients and notify all parties.

Prepare daily, weekly and monthly report for Management

Prepare a Daily Diary report for Management

Make the necessary flight and transport arrangements for staff as and when required

Make the necessary arrangements for Airport transfers for Consultants

Education

  • Degree or diploma in relevant field administrative or otherwise
  • Minimum 2 years experience in a commercial busy office with competing priorities
Salary is sh 45,000 and the incumbent must be good in computers since he or she will be trained in an application to use in executing duties.

Female candidates preferred.

Note that only qualified candidates will be contacted

Applications to careersinafrika@gmail.com
Help Desk Assistant

Respond to client's requests for assistance

Be responsible for opening and closing the office on a daily basis without fail

Office Administrative duties

Follow Helpdesk procedure, log all Helpdesk interactions with clients

Administer Helpdesk software

Redirect problems to appropriate resource
Identify and Escalate situations requiring urgent attention

Stay current with system information, changes and updates

Communicate and coordinate with Internal departments

Prepare and coordinate PM schedule for engineers with clients and notify all parties.

Prepare daily, weekly and monthly report for Management

Prepare a Daily Diary report for Management

Make the necessary flight and transport arrangements for staff as and when required

Make the necessary arrangements for Airport transfers for Consultants

Education

  • Degree or diploma in relevant field administrative or otherwise
  • Minimum 2 years experience in a commercial busy office with competing priorities
Salary is sh 45,000 and the incumbent must be good in computers since he or she will be trained in an application to use in executing duties.

Female candidates preferred.

Note that only qualified candidates will be contacted

Applications to careersinafrika@gmail.com
Vacancy: Hospital Manager 

Background

 
Jacaranda Health aims to set a new standard for maternity care in East Africa. Our ambition is to become the largest chain of maternity clinics in the region, and a leader in innovation in maternal health services. 

Our goal is to provide accessible, affordable, patient centered maternity and reproductive health services to low-income women.  

This position presents an Opportunity to work with our world-class group of clinical advisors together with exposure to all elements of building an innovative maternal health organization.

Job Description
 

The successful candidate will be expected to provide leadership at our Inpatient/Outpatient Maternity facility to achieve departmental and institutional objectives within a rapidly changing environment. 

He/She will apply advanced knowledge of nursing and management to run the primary roles and responsibilities below;
  • The Hospital Manager will directly manage and coordinate the various support and business functions at the maternity hospital.
  • Hospital Manager will interact, coordinate and engage with physicians, consultants medical doctors, health care technicians, nurses as well as all other medical and non medical staffs and health care professionals who are involved with the prime care patients.
  • Hospital Manager will be required to prepare schedules for internal and allied medical staffs and doctors to address their explicit needs and to make sure that they perform their key duties of taking care of patients, ethically and professionally.
  • The Hospital manager will be actively involved in the staff recruitment processes right from the janitors to the nurses who take care of the patients to the managers who supervise the nurses, the hospital manager is accountable for employing technically qualified people and subsequently managing their performance.
  • The hospital manager will participate in the treatment and care of patients in the hospital. He/She will ensure the deliverability and availability of quality amenities and facilities for all patients.
  • The hospital manager will ensure that medical histories, health information, legal and insurance documents and billings, are all dealt with appropriately.
Requirements
  • B.Sc degree in Nursing (preferred) or its equivalent (with valid Kenyan practicing licence) (Masters degree is an added advantage)
  • Kenya Certified Nurse Midwife/Kenya Community Health Registered Nurse with BLS Certification , ACLS, PALS desired.
  • 5+ years nursing experience with a two year preference in a progressive nursing leadership/management role (including Charge Nurse).
  • Clear understanding of hospital economics, labor relations, human resources with proven management skills. Strong verbal and written communications skills. Proficiency in the use of computers and technology.
  • Candidate should be able to work well with a variety of professionals, from doctors, nurses, support staff and other non clinical staff and must demonstrate problem-solving and technical skills to find creative solutions for staffing and administrative problems.
To Apply
 
Interested candidates may apply by:
 
Completing the online form available by clicking here:  Hospital Manager Application Form - October 2013 or by pasting this link into your web browser: http://goo.gl/vqeV9y  
    
Submitting the current resume’ and cover letter to jobs@jacarandahealth.org. 

Only applicants that have completed the online form as well as submitted their CVs will be considered. 

Please do not apply if you do not have the listed requirements.

Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications received, we will not be able to confirm all submissions. 

Preference will be given to applications submitted by October 30, 2013.

Please visit our website at www.jacarandahealth.org for more details.
Vacancy: Hospital Manager 

Background

 
Jacaranda Health aims to set a new standard for maternity care in East Africa. Our ambition is to become the largest chain of maternity clinics in the region, and a leader in innovation in maternal health services. 

Our goal is to provide accessible, affordable, patient centered maternity and reproductive health services to low-income women.  

This position presents an Opportunity to work with our world-class group of clinical advisors together with exposure to all elements of building an innovative maternal health organization.

Job Description
 

The successful candidate will be expected to provide leadership at our Inpatient/Outpatient Maternity facility to achieve departmental and institutional objectives within a rapidly changing environment. 

He/She will apply advanced knowledge of nursing and management to run the primary roles and responsibilities below;
  • The Hospital Manager will directly manage and coordinate the various support and business functions at the maternity hospital.
  • Hospital Manager will interact, coordinate and engage with physicians, consultants medical doctors, health care technicians, nurses as well as all other medical and non medical staffs and health care professionals who are involved with the prime care patients.
  • Hospital Manager will be required to prepare schedules for internal and allied medical staffs and doctors to address their explicit needs and to make sure that they perform their key duties of taking care of patients, ethically and professionally.
  • The Hospital manager will be actively involved in the staff recruitment processes right from the janitors to the nurses who take care of the patients to the managers who supervise the nurses, the hospital manager is accountable for employing technically qualified people and subsequently managing their performance.
  • The hospital manager will participate in the treatment and care of patients in the hospital. He/She will ensure the deliverability and availability of quality amenities and facilities for all patients.
  • The hospital manager will ensure that medical histories, health information, legal and insurance documents and billings, are all dealt with appropriately.
Requirements
  • B.Sc degree in Nursing (preferred) or its equivalent (with valid Kenyan practicing licence) (Masters degree is an added advantage)
  • Kenya Certified Nurse Midwife/Kenya Community Health Registered Nurse with BLS Certification , ACLS, PALS desired.
  • 5+ years nursing experience with a two year preference in a progressive nursing leadership/management role (including Charge Nurse).
  • Clear understanding of hospital economics, labor relations, human resources with proven management skills. Strong verbal and written communications skills. Proficiency in the use of computers and technology.
  • Candidate should be able to work well with a variety of professionals, from doctors, nurses, support staff and other non clinical staff and must demonstrate problem-solving and technical skills to find creative solutions for staffing and administrative problems.
To Apply
 
Interested candidates may apply by:
 
Completing the online form available by clicking here:  Hospital Manager Application Form - October 2013 or by pasting this link into your web browser: http://goo.gl/vqeV9y  
    
Submitting the current resume’ and cover letter to jobs@jacarandahealth.org. 

Only applicants that have completed the online form as well as submitted their CVs will be considered. 

Please do not apply if you do not have the listed requirements.

Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications received, we will not be able to confirm all submissions. 

Preference will be given to applications submitted by October 30, 2013.

Please visit our website at www.jacarandahealth.org for more details.
Loan Officer (MEF)

Our client, a fastest growing micro-finance in Kenya with international branches seeks to urgently fill the above position. 

The vacancies are available in; Eldoret, Kisumu, Nakuru, Mombasa, Thika, Meru, Mtwapa, Rongai, Malindi, Nkubi, Kakamega, Nyahururu and Kitale.

Main Purpose of the Job:
  • To contribute to the profitability of the branch by effectively achieving set sales targets through actively and proactively identifying sales opportunities;
  • To keep the portfolio at risk at the acceptable minimum through actively following up on all clients for timely repayments;
  • To proactively and continuously deliver service excellence.
Minimum Education Requirements: 
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field will be preferred
  • Computer Literacy
Minimum Required Experience:  
  • 2 years sales and marketing experience
  • Experience in a financial institution will be preferred
Key Performance Areas:
 
1. Production / Sales
 
a. To manage own sales production performance and implementing corrective actions to achieve target objectives;
 
b. Proactively driving sales through a combination of advertising, customer referrals and viral marketing (word of mouth).
 
c. Ensure that you contribute to the profitability of the branch by meeting individual sales targets set by management;

d. Effectively achieving set sales targets by actively and proactively identifying of opportunities;
 
e. Attend the daily planning and review meetings.
 
Other Key Performance Areas are;
  • Marketing of loans
  • Loan appraisals
  • Collections
  • Portfolio management
  • Administration of loans
  • Customer relationship management
  • Maintaining an excellent corporate image
If you meet the above minimum requirement, urgently emails your cv to INDICATING YOUR PREFERRED LOCATION IN THE SUBJECT LINE (Choose from the list of locations provided above) to:

Recruiting Officer,
Frank Management Consult Limited,
Nyaku House, 1st Floor
 
Emails: hresource_frank@yahoo.com and cc to robinson@frank-mgt.com
 
Tel: 020-2724724

Cell: 0725 791084

Positions: Internship 
 
Location: Nairobi
 
Flexi Personnel has partnered with several clients in different industries who would like to offer internship for fresh graduates from College/Universities in different fields in the organizational setup.
 
This is an ongoing process and we urge all the potential candidates to send their Curriculum Vitae to the following email address: info@flexi-pesronnel.com

We at Flexi Personnel pride ourselves with offering you with the best opportunities to kick start your career.
Our client a growing insurance brokerage firm is seeking to recruit aUnderwriter.
 
Job Duties
  • studying various insurance proposals;
  • gathering and assessing background information in order to effectively assess the risk involved;
  • calculating possible risk and deciding how much individuals or organizations should pay for insurance (the premium);
  • deciding whether the risk should be shared with a reinsurer;
  • computing results for appropriate premiums using actuarial information, other statistics and own judgement;
  • visiting brokers or potential customers and preparing quotes;
  • liaising with specialists, such as surveyors or doctors, for risk assessment;
  • gathering information and various types of reports (e.g. medical records) from specialists;
  • negotiating terms with policy holders or their brokers;
  • ensuring that premiums are competitive;
  • specifying conditions to be imposed on different types of policies
  • negotiating with brokers and drawing up contracts;
  • writing policies;
  • Keeping detailed and accurate records of policies underwritten and decisions made.
Qualifications
  • Previous work experience in the same position
  • effective analytical skills
  • strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal;
  • negotiation skills and the ability to influence others;
  • the ability to absorb technical information;
  • confident decision-making skills;
  • numeracy and statistical skills;
  • problem-solving skills and a logical approach to work;
  • self-motivation;
  • sound judgment;
  • the ability to work to tight deadlines;
  • team working skills but also a willingness to work using your own initiative;
  • Customer service skills.
If you meet the above qualifications please send your cv to careers@wisengroup.com on or before 9th October 2013. 

Only candidates with prior experience and quoted salary/commission pay will be considered. 

Please quote the position you are applying for on the subject line.

Our client a growing insurance brokerage firm is seeking to recruit aSales Representative.

Job Description:
  • Attend meetings, seminars and programs to learn about new products and services, learn new skills, and receive technical assistance in developing new accounts.
  • Calculate premiums and establish payment method.
  • Call on policyholders to deliver and explain policy, to analyze insurance program and suggest additions or changes, or to change beneficiaries.
  • Confer with clients to obtain and provide information when claims are made on a policy.
  • Contact underwriter and submit forms to obtain binder coverage.
  • Customize insurance programs to suit individual customers, often covering a variety of risks.
  • Develop marketing strategies to compete with other individuals or companies who sell insurance.
  • Ensure that policy requirements are fulfilled, including any necessary medical examinations and the completion of appropriate forms.
  • Explain features, advantages and disadvantages of various policies to promote sale of insurance plans.
  • Explain necessary bookkeeping requirements for customer to implement and provide group insurance program.
  • Inspect property, examining its general condition, type of construction, age, and other characteristics, to decide if it is a good insurance risk.
  • Interview prospective clients to obtain data about their financial resources and needs, the physical condition of the person or property to be insured, and to discuss any existing coverage.
  • Monitor insurance claims to ensure they are settled equitably for both the client and the insurer.
  • Perform administrative tasks, such as maintaining records and handling policy renewals.
  • Plan and oversee incorporation of insurance program into bookkeeping system of company.
  • Seek out new clients and develop clientele by networking to find new customers and generate lists of prospective clients.
  • Sell various types of insurance policies to businesses and individuals on behalf of the insurance companies, including automobile, fire, life, property, medical and dental insurance or specialized policies such as marine, farm/crop, and medical malpractice.
Qualifications
  • maturity
  • confidence
  • perseverance
  • patience
  • excellent interpersonal skills
  • commercial awareness
  • numerical skills
  • work experience selling insurance with proven records to excel
  • At least a Diploma in Sales and marketing
If you meet the above qualifications please send your cv to careers@wisengroup.com on or before 9th October 2013. 

Only candidates with prior experience and quoted salary/commission pay will be considered. 

Please quote the position you are applying for on the subject line.
PHARMTECH - Warehouse

Company Profile


A leading  pharmaceutical company in Westlands seeks to recruit a highly qualified and experienced individual for the above mentioned position.
 
Required Qualifications
  • Should be a pharmaceutical  technologist
  • Should be registered by Pharmacy & Poisons Board (PPB)
  • One year working experience in the warehouse either in a pharmacy or a pharmaceutical company
  • Should have worked in a very busy environment.
Key Competencies
  • Ability to handle pressure
  • Ability to keep time
  • Excellent interpersonal and  communication  skills
  • Good organizational and planning skills
  • Strong team player
  • Flexibility in working hours
Please do not apply if you do not meet the above requirements. 

Apply to hr@harleysltd.com by COB 5th October 2013. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

CORAT Africa is a Pan African Christian Organization based in Nairobi. 

It is involved in provision of Leadership Development, Management Training, Research and Consultancy services to Churches and Church related organizations in Africa. 

We seek to recruit a suitable candidate for the following position:

Internship Position
 
The internship is not an employment and its purpose is to equip the candidate with hands on work exposure.  

To qualify for this position, the Intern should have the following:

Qualification, Skills and Experience

  • A good Diploma in Sales & Marketing or
  • Degree in Marketing or any other field but with a Post graduate Diploma in Marketing from a recognized institution of higher learning will be an added advantage
  • Excellent computing skills in MS office packages
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Conceptual and analytical skills.
  • Excellent Public relation skills.
  • Committed Christian
Mode of Application

Candidates should forward their applications and a detailed C.V with addresses of three professional referees to us not later than 8th October 2013.  

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Email address: coratafrica@nbi.ispkenya.com. 

Send hard copy applications to:

The Human Resource and Administration Officer, 
CORAT Africa
P.O. Box 42493 00100
Nairobi

Social Media Marketers

Easy free time part opportunity

Make easy cash through Facebook, email and social media.

Market loans to your friends and get minimum 1% of the loan successfully applied for and disbursed.

Loans are from  Kes. 50,000 to over 100,000,000   

For Details Contact us on 0773746272/ 0737228322

Email: info@freyrinternational.com

Passive Core Network Manager

Job Description 

Deliver annual Passive Core Network Availability of 99.999% in every core network location.

Capacity planning: for all Passive Core Network facilities (MSC, DC and MGW) and Implementation
 
Capacity Management and Optimization  for all Passive Core Network facilities (MSC, DC and MGW) and Implementation

Energy Efficiency and operating cost Management
 
Annual Capital and Operating Budgeting and budget Management
 

Partner Management and Governance

Skills & Knowledge (Job Specification)

Educational Qualifications  & Functional / Technical Skills  
 
  • Bsc or Btech in Electrical & Electronic Engineering.
  • Sound knowledge of Mobile Network O&M
  • Solid knowledge of Power Systems (HV, LV AC and DC).
  • Good understanding of industrial control systems and instrumentation (PLC’s, Signal conditioning, telemetry etc)
  • Computer Proficiency.
Relevant Experience (Type of experience and minimum number of years)   
  • 5 years of varied experience in operation and maintenance of passive core network facilities in the Telecom industry.
  • At least 2 years managerial work experience in operations and maintenance
  • Working experience in a factory setting will be an added advantage.
Other requirements (Behavioural etc.)    
  • Entrepreneurial disposition in decision making and managing resources
  • Critical thinker and logical decision maker.
  • Flexible and accommodative to new ideas
  • Ability to innovate and deliver value to business 
  • Ability to manage an outsourcing partner to effectively deliver on service level agreements
  • Ability to motivate and lead both internal and external partners
  • Impeccable integrity and character
  • Go-getter and self-starter
  • Communication Skills
  • Cost consciousness, quality oriented.
  • Prudent delegator who empowers team and partners achieve results. 
For more information, visit our website @ http://www.viscarcapacity.com/careers.html then send your cover letter and Resume to recruitment@viscarcapacity.com

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