Bayer East Africa a subsidiary of Bayer AG, a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of high-tech materials, Health Care and Crop Science seeks to recruit qualified and experienced individual to fill the following position:
 
Communications Manager

Ref No. 2013/HR/BGP-002

Reporting to the Senior Bayer Representative, the Communications Manager will be accountable for all communications activities in the country/country group (quality and cost), excluding marketing communication, congress management and subgroup specific lobbying activities.

Major tasks and responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and co-ordination for all communications activities of the country/country group organization.
  • Ensure consistency of messages and a global one-voice-policy at all levels of the local organization. The job holder is familiar with the key Bayer communications processes and functions and ensures that these are taken into account.
  • Develop a strategic communications plan based on the overarching business and communications objectives of the company and the country-specific goals, including goals of the subgroups.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with media contacts and drive positive media coverage on the company through proactive media relations activities such as press releases, media events, contributed articles, speeches, etc... Content development, editing and implementation to different communication formats takes place in collaboration with local businesses.
  • Ensure effective and appealing internal communications on business relevant topics, strategy and management decisions by developing and utilizing the right tools and communication formats, e.g. print and online media, employee events, management meetings etc..
  • Manage and guide all corporate branding and image building activities, including corporate events, image advertising, corporate image publications, broadcast, films, photo shoots and outdoor advertising projects. The branding and image building activities need to be undertaken in line with the global branding guidelines and/or in collaboration with Bayer AG Communications.
  • Executive communications: Steer, support and manage the external and internal positioning of the Senior Bayer Representative as main representative of the company - and where applicable - senior subgroup representatives through training and coaching, targeted interviews, speaking opportunities, public presentations, internal events etc...
  • Leverage the assets of the company (Bayer cross/brand, products, CSR projects, operations, people etc.) through appropriate public relations activities.
  • Ensure crisis preparedness for all businesses and steer as well as direct issues and crisis communication management, including change communications, in close cooperation with corporate and all subgroups.
  • Ensure communications procedures on issues and crises are known and respected.
  • Establish and manage annual budget for communications function in a responsible and cost-effective manner.
Education
  • A university degree, minimum Bachelor’s degree in Communications or equivalent
  • English language fluency in spoken and written in addition to fluency in the local language(s) is a must.
Skills/experiences
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of related professional experience in positions of responsibility in major Corporations with an international scope
  • Experience in journalism/media relations and a diverse public relations experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to think strategically and to develop and execute a strategic communications planning as well as the corresponding messages and communications activities
  • Proven team-leading capabilities in driving and developing a communications team
  • Ideally experience in branding and marketing
  • Experience in leading external service providers such as agencies or consultancies
  • Strong in relationship building with journalists and other relevant external and internal stakeholder groups
  • Solid understanding of industry and company background, ideally based on international business knowledge
  • Should be experienced in multidisciplinary project and change management
  • High degree of organization, adaptability and prioritization
  • Role model for the Bayer LIFE Values, Leadership, Integrity, Flexibility and Efficiency
How to apply:
 
If you meet the above requirements, please send your application letter, a detailed CV with three professional referees including daytime contact, copies of certificates and testimonials (quoting the reference number on both application letter and envelop) not later than 20th October 2013 to:
 
The Head of Human Resources & Communications, 
Bayer East Africa Ltd, 
PO Box 30321 – 00100 GPO,
Nairobi. 

E-mail: hr.ke@bayer.com
 
Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Career Opportunities in Finance
 
Industrial Promotion Services (IPS) activities in East Africa comprise operating companies in
infrastructure, telecommunications, agro processing, packaging, textiles, pharmaceuticals and
leather industries. 

The region covers the countries in the East African Community as well as Mozambique and D.R. Congo.
 
We have a number of vacancies within our group of companies and wish to invite applications from
self motivated, proactive individuals with strong communication and interpersonal skills, who meet
the requirements indicated below.
 
Finance Managers

Code 001
  • Bachelor of Commerce or a Business related Degree from a recognized University.
  • Professional qualifications in Accounting either CPA (K) or ACCA
  • Minimum 10 years overall experience, 5 of which must have been at Finance Manager level.
  • Experience in an FMCG and/ or Manufacturing Environment would be an added advantage.
  • Working experience with an ERP (Preferably SAP or Oracle)
Chief Accountants

Code 002
  • Bachelor of Commerce or a Business related Degree from a recognized University.
  • Professional qualifications in Accounting either CPA (K) or ACCA
  • Minimum 10 years overall experience, 3 of which must have been at a Supervisory level within a busy Accounts environment.
  • Experience in an FMCG and/ or Manufacturing Environment would be an added advantage.
  • Working experience with an ERP (Preferably SAP or Oracle)
  • Willingness and ability to work anywhere within the East African Region is a requirement.
Financial / Project Analysts

Code 003
  • Bachelor of Commerce or a Business related Degree from a recognized University.
  • Professional qualifications in Accounting either CPA (K) or ACCA
  • Minimum 3 years overall experience, in a similar position.
  • Experience/Knowledge of Financial Modelling, Business Valuations and preparation of Investment proposals
  • A Postgraduate qualification in Finance, an MBA or CFA would be an added advantage.
  • High Level of Computer literacy
  • Good commercial and financial acumen
Accountants

Code 004
  • Bachelor of Commerce or a Business related Degree from a recognized University.
  • Professional qualifications in Accounting either CPA (K) or ACCA
  • Financial reporting skills: Budgeting, Cost Management and preparation of financial statements for final audit preferably for a group of companies (group consolidation)
  • Working knowledge of International financial reporting standards (IFRS)
  • Experience in financial system changes more so preparation of data for migration to new systems including data clean up processes and validation of migrated data
  • Minimum 4 years overall experience in a busy Accounting environment
  • Excellent Analytical skills and proficient use of Microsoft office excel
  • Project Management experience/skills.
  • Working experience with an ERP (Preferably SAP or Oracle)
If you meet the above qualifications and are interested, please apply by sending your CV by email only to careers@ipskenya.com 

Please quote the position and Code applied for on the subject line of your E-mail.

Closing date Friday 11th October 2013.

KPMG is a global network of professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services, with an industry focus. 

The aim of KPMG is to turn knowledge into value for the benefit of our clients, our people, and the capital markets.
 
We are looking for engaged, dynamic and motivated professionals to work as part of the Risk Consulting department in Financial Risk Management in the role of Senior Associate.

Key roles and responsibilities
 

In addition to the required job roles of the Senior Associate, the incumbent will be required to support the FRM team on project delivery related to the following types of engagements:
  • Design, review or implementation of Financial Risk Frameworks, Policies and Procedures
  • Provision of advice on risk mitigation strategies for credit, market and liquidity risk exposure
  • Design, review or implementation of credit rating systems
  • Delivery of financial risk training
  • Other job functions and roles may be necessary in the conduct of client delivery
Minimum Qualification and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Management, Actuarial, Statistics, Mathematics, Engineering or related fields
  • Professional finance or accounting qualification e.g. Certified Public Account (CPA), ACCA or Certified Financial Analyst (CFA)
  • Experience A minimum of 3 years of relevant experience working in a professional services firm providing services to the Banking industry, preferably with experience related to some or all of the following fields:
  • Financial Risk Management approaches for credit, market, liquidity or operational risk
  • Asset and Liability management and Treasury functions
  • Regulatory frameworks for bank supervision including Basel II & III
  • Internal control systems and the audit thereof
Skills and Attributes
  • Experience in banking
  • Excellent writing, analytical and communication skills
  • Willingness to travel
If your career aspirations match this exciting opportunity, please forward your application letter and CV giving details of your qualifications and experience quoting RC/2013/01 FRM on or before Friday 18 October 2013 to talentrecruit@kpmg.co.ke only the short listed candidates will be contacted.

Exciting Career Opportunities in Trade & Regional Development
 
TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) is funded by a range of development agencies with the aim of growing prosperity in East Africa through trade. 

We believe that enhanced trade contributes to economic growth, a reduction in poverty and subsequently increased prosperity. 

TMEA works closely with East African Community (EAC) institutions, national governments, business and civil society organisations to increase trade by unlocking economic potential through:
  • Increased market access;
  • Enhanced trade environment; and
  • Increased product competitiveness.
TMEA has its headquarters in Nairobi with branches in Arusha, Bujumbura, Dar es Salaam, Juba, Kampala and Kigali. TMEA is seeking to recruit high calibre, results-oriented and self-driven experienced professionals to join our team in the positions listed below.
 

Communications Manager
 
The Communications Manager will be responsible for implementing TMEA’s communications program and activities in the assigned portfolio.

S/he will work closely with both external stakeholders and the focal points of internal teams to increase awareness and understanding of TMEA programmes and results. In addition, s/he will communicate the organisation’s message and ensure the overall continuity of TMEA’s corporate brand consistency and image. 

The job holder will also support TMEA programme teams in maintaining partnerships with external organisations and funders, which will involve occasional travel around East Africa.

The ideal candidate will possess an undergraduate degree in Public Relations, Journalism, Communications, Marketing or other relevant field. 

In addition, s/he must have at least five (5) years’ of progressive relevant work experience in a communications, marketing or journalistic role, in a busy and demanding environment. 

This post requires a proactive and self-motivated individual with demonstrable expertise in the field of public relations and release of information for publication.
 
Finance & Administration Officer, Kenya
 
The Finance & Administration Officer will be responsible for providing comprehensive finance and administrative support to the Kenya Country Programme based in Nairobi. 

S/he will provide programme support including preparing financial reports; coordinating the procurement of office supplies; coordinating meetings, workshops, staff functions and travel; office bookkeeping functions including petty-cash; supporting management in programme implementation; and managing diaries and schedules.

The successful candidate will possess an undergraduate degree in a business related field and a minimum of three (3) years’ experience in finance and office management. 

In addition, s/he will have good team-working and organisation skills, and will be proficient in budgeting, variance reporting, bank reconciliations and cash management. 

Computer proficiency, especially in Microsoft Office applications, knowledge of accounting software, preferably Navision, and the ability to learn new applications quickly are essential. Professional accounting qualifications are an added advantage.
 
Application Details
 
These positions are available on initial 2-year contracts with attractive salary and benefit packages. 

The Communications Manager position will be based in any of the East African Community (EAC) countries or South Sudan, while the Finance & Administration Officer will be based in Nairobi, Kenya. Please send us your cover letter and detailed CV, including your qualifications, experience, present position and current remuneration. 

Your application should also include names and addresses of three referees, a working e-mail address and daytime telephone contacts. 

The forwarding e-mail and cover letter must clearly indicate the position title on the subject line. 

Detailed job profiles for these posts can be accessed onwww.trademarkea.com

Send your application to recruitment@trademarkea.com by Friday, 18 October 2013 by 5.00pm East African time. 

Interviews will be conducted in late November 2013 in Nairobi, Kenya.

Please note that we can only accept applications received by email.

Applications received after the deadline time and date will not be accepted.

We reserve the right to accept or reject any application. 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

TradeMark East Africa is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to open and transparent recruitment processes.
Title: Kenya Project Manager
 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
 
In many countries, girls continue to face barriers to accessing a quality basic education. This projectwill address this challenge, reaching hundreds of schools and communities across Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria over the next 2-3 years. We are inviting applications for the Kenya Project Manager. 

Reporting to the Program Director for East and Southern Africa, the Kenya Project Manager will be the senior-most position in country leading the project team and partner relations and managing project start-up, implementation, monitoring and reporting. 

Based in Nairobi, the position will require significant in-country travel, including to northern or northeastern Kenya, for project oversight and support.
 

Main Responsibilities:
  • Play a central role in project start-up, including coordinating final hiring, partner agreements, setting up of a new office, risk assessment and management planning, etc.
  • Build strong partner relations through regular communications and meetings with donors, government officials, and local school and community leaders.
  • Manage senior project staff and develop a strong, collaborative team culture across all levels and functional areas.
  • Lead project team members in executing work plans, deliverables and budgets.
  • Support robust project monitoring, evaluation and learning.
  • Ensure sound financial management and good stewardship of donor resources.
  • Oversee preparation of regular narrative and financial reportsin line with donor requirements and facilitate year-end auditing.
  • Maintain regular communications with supervisor and headquarters.
Required Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field – education, international development, management, etc. – is preferred.
  • 12-15 years relevant experience, progressively moving up in terms of partner relations and management responsibilities for significant education or related development projects.
  • Experience working with major donor agencies, e.g. DFID, USAID, etc., preferred.
  • Understanding of educational initiatives and priorities in Kenya.
  • Demonstrated project and people management and a track record of leading teams to deliver on programmatic and financial commitments.
  • Demonstrated commitment to sound financial management and program quality and impact.
  • National of Kenya.Fluency in English and Swahili required.
To Apply: 

Please send a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, along with a current CV, to kenyarecruitment2013@gmail.com by 17 October 2013. 

Please put Kenya Project Manager in the subject line. 

Only qualified short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Medecins Sans Frontieres – Switzerland

MSF Switzerland (MSFCH) is a humanitarian medical organization providing emergency medical aid to populations in need.

Job Title: Finance Manager – Kenya Mission
 
Location: Coordination Office, Nairobi    
 
Start date: Mid-October 2013
 
Length of contract: 1 Year (renewable)

Main Tasks:
 
The Finance Manager is a member of the senior management team. His/ her role is head of accounting and finance for the mission. 

The main functions are to support an effective and progressive financial management within the organization in collaboration with the Finance Coordinator. 

The Finance Manager is responsible for the operational side of the financial framework and provides support to the coordination team preparing and delivering reports with recommendations for change.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Responsible for quality and timely accounting for the mission: paper accounting, electronic data-entry, consolidation of fields & capital journals, monthly closing process and documents
  • Perform relevant technical training for finance staff in capital or on the field (in particular assistants, officers and cashiers) for skills improvement in the area of accounting.
  • Ensure compliance to MSF guidelines, standards, policies and procedures for the mission: especially purchasing, validation, payment procedures. Ensure strict respect of deadlines, encoding rules, budget lines;
  • Technical reference for accounting: feedback, support, training, management of finance staff (assistants, accountants, cashiers) both in capital and in the field;
  • Production of consolidated financial documents: draft monthly budget follow-up and monthly cash request, participate in budget design and revision.
  • Perform required controls for quarterly “finance fundamentals”, ensure compliance by all relevant finance staff in capital + fields, and work continuously for improvement throughout the mission
  • Personally responsible for quality and accuracy of data-entry in the accounting software throughout the mission: ensure encoding done every day by cashier/accountant, consistency with receipts/paper accounting, proper use of chart of accounts, respect of standard encoding guidelines for descriptions, etc
Requirements:
  • University Degree in Accounting, Finance or audit
  • Holders of a masters degree in the same or related fields will be highly advantaged
  • Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (CPA-K) preferred
  • At least three years experience in a similar position with an international NGO
  • At least two years of MSF experience will be an added advantage
  • Exemplary team management and coaching skills.
Send your CV, motivation letter, copies of relevant documents, mentioning on the envelope “Finance Manager” on or before 11th October 2013 to msfchkenya@gmail.com or to:

Human Resource Coordinator
MSF-Switzerland, Kenya Mission                
P.O. Box 25091 – 00603                    
Lavington, Nairobi
Dalberg Global Development Advisors provides high-level strategic advice to the leadership of key institutions, corporations and governments that are shaping international development. 

We focus on emerging and frontier markets on topics that include economic development, global health, access to finance, agriculture, energy and the environment, and others. 

We offer outstanding individuals the opportunity to apply private sector skills to global challenges within an entrepreneurial working environment. 

Our consultants typically combine experience from the top-tier strategy consultancies with relevant international exposure.

Description

Dalberg is currently seeking a bright, motivated, and entrepreneurial Office Manager (Finance and Administration) in Nairobi. 


The job description for this position includes the execution of the following:
  • Prepare internal and regional management reports on administration,  utilization, finance and participate in management meetings
  • Coordinate monthly employee payroll and benefits
  • Coordinate the payment and submission of all statutory returns
  • Responsible for the preparation and submission of all client invoices
  • Responsible for the follow up and collection of  payment from all creditors
  • Responsible for the planning and execution of quarterly and annual financial audits and the certification of financial statements
  • Assist the management team with budgeting and financial management
  • Manage relationships with external service providers to ensure smooth office operations
  • Coordinate with other Dalberg offices on administrative, financial and management matters
  • Responsible for ensuring the signing, filing and maintenance of all contracts
  • Review and approve the professional expenses submitted by consultants
  • Responsible for the reimbursement of professional expenses in a timely manner
  • Support the Global Operations Team in the roll-out of firm-wide initiatives. This can include training, human resources, knowledge collection/management
  • Other tasks as required
Candidate Profile:
  • Undergraduate in Business Administration, professional certification, e.g., CPA (K)/ACCA, preferred. Master’s in Business Administration will be an added advantage
  • Fluency in spoken and written English. Proficiency in French, preferred.
  • At least 10 years work experience in a related field, and notable experience in administration a must. Experience in an international setting a plus
  • Past experience managing other people, e.g., minimum of 4 years management experience, preferred
  • Advanced Excel and Quickbooks experience / knowledge
  • Exercise sound judgment, pay great attention to detail, work well in a team, culturally sensitive, demonstrate appreciation for different cultures and practices
  • Project a positive image
  • Self-motivated and able to recommend options for resolution of issues
  • Must have worked within a multi-cultural environment
  • Capacity to work with minimum supervision
The Application Process

Please apply on our website: http://www.dalberg.com/careers.php?p=opportunities by the deadline of 14th October 2013 at 12.01am EST.

Only apply to the one position that best fits your past professional experience and first preference location. 

Only successful candidates will be asked to interview by phone and/or in-person.

Position: QA / QC Mechanical Engineer (Quality Assurance/Quality control) 
 
Location: Naivasha
 
Industry: Construction
 
Job Type: 1 year contract (renewable)

Our client, a leading construction and engineering company with major power plant project in Kenya seeks an experienced QA/QC Mechanical Engineer responsible for the fully documented project quality system in line with contract requirements.
 
Key Responsibilities    

  • To carry out and implement Quality Assurance and Quality Control program
  • To check whether all works, materials, equipment are in accordance with project drawing and specification, and set quality standards
  • To conduct all required tests in accordance with contract documents
  • Plan, organize and check work progress & schedules to meet the deadlines/target dates and QA/QC plans
  • Ensure field welds & consumables comply with project qualifications
  • To check all repairs are performed correctly and non-destructive tests are regularly repeated
  • Plan work execution as per work vender specifications and requirements
  • Estimate material requirements after study of vendor drawings and specifications
Qualification/Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Must have a minimum of 10 years experience in Mechanical engineering with demonstrable experience in a senior Quality Assurance position
  • A good understanding of ISO 9000 quality standards
If you meet any of the mentioned job criteria kindly send your CV and application to recruit@humantalentrecruit.com before 10th October, 2013. 

Indicate the position applied for, your current and expected salary on the subject line.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Position: QA / QC Mechanical Engineer (Quality Assurance/Quality control) 
 
Location: Naivasha
 
Industry: Construction
 
Job Type: 1 year contract (renewable)

Our client, a leading construction and engineering company with major power plant project in Kenya seeks an experienced QA/QC Mechanical Engineer responsible for the fully documented project quality system in line with contract requirements.
 
Key Responsibilities    

  • To carry out and implement Quality Assurance and Quality Control program
  • To check whether all works, materials, equipment are in accordance with project drawing and specification, and set quality standards
  • To conduct all required tests in accordance with contract documents
  • Plan, organize and check work progress & schedules to meet the deadlines/target dates and QA/QC plans
  • Ensure field welds & consumables comply with project qualifications
  • To check all repairs are performed correctly and non-destructive tests are regularly repeated
  • Plan work execution as per work vender specifications and requirements
  • Estimate material requirements after study of vendor drawings and specifications
Qualification/Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Must have a minimum of 10 years experience in Mechanical engineering with demonstrable experience in a senior Quality Assurance position
  • A good understanding of ISO 9000 quality standards
If you meet any of the mentioned job criteria kindly send your CV and application to recruit@humantalentrecruit.com before 10th October, 2013. 

Indicate the position applied for, your current and expected salary on the subject line.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Job Title: Mid-Level Accountant

Job Code: MLA/IPS/131001
 
Number of Positions Open: 1

Reports To: Finance Manager
 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Summary:


Our client is a group of companies created to provide venture capital, technical assistance and management support to encourage and expand private enterprise in countries of sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. 

Job Objective:

  • To assist the firm in implementation of the consolidation software
  • Preparation and loading of consolidated historical data for the previous two years (2011 & 2012)
  • Succession planning for future consolidation processes and
  • Review of the audited financial statements to ensure completeness and accuracy
  • Any other duties as may be allocated from time to time.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • To assist in preparation of the required data, the financial statements and facilitate the delivery of any reports needed to the project team in preparation of commencement of the project
  • Involvement in data cleansing process
  • To validate the submitted data generated from different sources in preparation for the project
  • Respond to requests for additional details from the project implementation team
  • Review and advise the management on the approval of  invoices related to the project
  • Review and advise on the timeline taken for the project against budgeted timelines
  • Assist in investigation of project variances and submit variance reports to the FM/GMF
  • Report to management regarding cost over-runs in relation to the project
  • Participate in test runs on data loaded in the new system and correction of the same in order to achieve desired results
  • Close out project upon project completion
  • Involvement in future quarterly consolidations for the group
Skills and Certification:
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, business or related field with detailed knowledge of financial reporting.
  • Must have excellent communication and writing skills
  • CPA/ACCA qualification at least Part II
  • SAP Implementation/user experience mandatory
  • Financial reporting skills: Budgeting , cost management and Financial statements preparation
  • Knowledge of accounting and financial systems
  • Communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Technological skills with ERP and Microsoft Office
  • Analytical skills
  • Project management
Experience:
  • At least two years of experience in a senior accounting role including preparation of financial statements.
  • Minimum of 3 years working experience in a busy accounting environment.
How to Apply:

Interested candidates holding the necessary requirements, good performance and / or references are encouraged to apply with detailed CV’s, inclusive of names and contacts of 3 referees, current telephone number and email address by scrolling down and clicking on: Mid-Level Accountant

Job Title: Supply Chain Manager (Uganda)

Job Code: SCMU/D/131002
 
Number of Positions Open: 1

Reports To: Head-Supply Chain
 
Location: Kampala, Uganda

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Availability of Raw Material and Pack Material on line (ZERO stock out)
  • Drive overall cost saving agenda for the site
  • Reduce slow moving and obsolete stocks in both Raw and Pack material
  • Improve availability of FG imports into the site
  • Drive production planning to eliminate Finished Goods' stock-out in the market
Experience:
  • 5-6 Years of experience in the relevant field
  • Prior experience in Procurement and Sourcing OR Supply Chain a "MUST HAVE"
Skills and Certification:
  • Bachelors in Engineering or Masters in Engineering/other disciplines
  • High on quantitative aptitude.  Also should be highly motivated to work in a challenging environment (should be easily adaptable to the business environment)
  • The incumbent should be collaborative, as his day-to-day working will cut across functions (Production, Marketing, Sales and Stores)
  • Very high on self-motivation; given that hair business is prone to frequent market shifts, the incumbent should be highly flexible and adaptable in his working style   
  • Very high on Quantitative ability
  • Adaptable and quick response to support business amidst changing business scenarios
  • Very high collaborative skills. The key to success in this role is collaboration across functions (Manufacturing, Sales, Marketing and Technical)
How to Apply:

Interested candidates holding the necessary requirements, good performance and / or references are encouraged to apply with detailed CV’s, inclusive of names and contacts of 3 referees, current telephone number and email address by scrolling down and clicking on:  Supply Chain Manager Uganda
Senior Level Positions, Kenya

Tetra Tech ARD, headquartered in Burlington, Vermont is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified Chief of Party, Deputy Chief of Party and various technical specialists for a USAID-funded program in Kenya. 

This project will support the upcoming USAID Water Strategy objectives to institutionalize catalytic models of sustainable service delivery and strengthen governance for resilient and sustainable management of WASH services and water resources.

Chief of Party
 
Responsibilities: 

  • Manage the project’s implementation, including overall responsibility for personnel and efficient budgeting and financial management.
  • Serve as the principal link between USAID, Tetra Tech, and other partners, including interactions with Government of Kenya officials and key figures in the water and wastewater sector; and
  • Ensure quality and timely submittal of all project deliverables.
Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree in engineering, public administration/management, finance, or other relevant fields;
  • Minimum fifteen (15) years of experience as a Chief of Party or Project Director/Manager on large donor-funded projects; experience on USAID-funded projects preferred.
  • Minimum seven (7) years of experience with successful water, sanitation and hygiene projects or institutional strengthening programs;
  • Demonstrated experience in institutional strengthening of institutions, capacity building, market based approaches to infrastructure planning, and public outreach;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of management of local construction contracts;
  • Professional experience in East Africa required; professional experience in Kenya preferred;
  • Fluency in English required; knowledge of Kiswahiili highly desirable
Deputy Chief of Party
 
Responsibilities:
  • Oversee technical staff and implementation activities across several WASH program components
  • Assist the COP to arrange technical and administrative support for short-term consultants and contractors
  • Respond to pertinent information requests from project partners and other relevant organizations/institutions;            
Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree related field.
  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas: rural water supply, rural sanitation, CLTS, sanitation marketing, hygiene promotion, information systems, monitoring & evaluation, WASH Sector policy and governance, knowledge management and communications.
  • Minimum of 8-10 years’ experience managing USAID/USG funded projects.
  • Strong leadership, analytical and organizational skills, with demonstrated ability to work both independently and within a team.  
  • Demonstrated skill in quickly assessing priorities and opportunities and managing a variety of activities with attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact professionally with donor, project stakeholders, in-country collaborators and staff at all levels of the organization.
  • Strong MS Office skills, including Excel.
  • Strong written and oral presentation skills in English.
  • Kenyan nationals strongly encouraged to apply;
WASH Sector Development Specialists
  • Market Based WASH Specialist               
  • Environmental Specialist                      
  • Sanitation & CLTS Specialist                        
  • Water Resource Management Specialist      
  • Local Governance Specialist                       
  • Civil Society & Community Specialist
Qualifications:
  • At least five (5) years of professional experience in developing countries
  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas: rural water supply, rural sanitation, CLTS, sanitation marketing, hygiene promotion, information systems, monitoring & evaluation, WASH Sector policy and governance, knowledge management and communications.
  • Experience with institutional arrangements, institutional strengthening and capacity building in the water sector;
  • Prior experience in Africa (Kenya preferred); experience in post-conflict countries is a plus;
  • Master’s degree in a related field is preferred;
  • Must be an excellent communicator, self-starter, and energetic.
  • Kenyan Nationals strongly encouraged to apply
To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the on-line process:
  • Cover Letter
  • CV in reverse chronological format
  • A list of at least 3 professional references including name, contact information, and statement of relationship to the reference.
Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. No phone calls will be accepted.

To Apply: 

https://careers.tetratechintdev.com/ARDCareers/App/InternationalPostingDetail.aspx?PostingId=726

Tetra Tech is committed to diversity and gender equality in all of its operations- in the U.S and overseas. We strive to reflect these goals in our global mission and in our workplace. We encourage applications from women and underrepresented ethnic, racial and cultural groups. Tetra Tech is proud to be an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer.

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