Safaricom Limited is the leading mobile telecommunications company in Kenya. 

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

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

IT Solutions Architect
Ref: TECHOLOGY-ITSA
 

We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the Product & Services Development Department within the Technology Division. 

In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below:

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Business Systems Analysis & Architecture the holder of the position will create technical solutions for business problems, utilizing available IT assets. 

The role holder will act as the technical subject matter expert on IT systems, providing and articulating forward-looking technical proposals for implementation either to cover existing functionality gaps or to generate new innovative commercial products and business services. 

He/She will also act as an Information Technology evangelist to business.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Translate documented business requirements into a technical solution design for implementation;
  • Collaboratively oversee the development of the solution as per agreed architecture;
  • Provide solution architecture input into all new system tenders;
  • Maintain up to date EA documentation;
  • Maintain updated IT service catalogue documentation;
  • Proactively communicate to business stakeholders on the available IT capabilities.
Role Requirements
  • Degree in Science/computer science/Engineering/Business related.
  • Solution Architecture skills ( Advanced level);
  • 5 years of software development experience in a busy IT development environment, 2 years of which must include experience in systems analysis and design;
  • Advanced skills in logical and physical data modeling, relational databases;
  • Experience in multiple programming languages and Web services;
  • Experience with both UNIX and Windows platforms are necessary;
  • Knowledge of networking-TCP/IP, DNS, load balancing;
  • Knowledge of security-encryption (SSL), certificates, firewalls, VPN, IPSec, etc;
  • Experience integrating products into legacy systems;
  • Communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Problem solving skills;
  • Decision making skills;
  • Desire to continually learn new skills
  • Experience in cloud and managed services will be an added advantage.
If you feel that you are up to the challenge and possess the necessary qualification and experience, please send your resume with your cell phone contact indicating your experience and why you are the most suitable candidate for the role clearly quoting the job title and job reference to the address below by Thursday 5th December 2013.

The Head of Talent and Resourcing,
Safaricom Limited
Nairobi 

via E-mail to hr@safaricom.co.ke
Background: The International Training and Education Center on health (I-TECH), based in Seattle at the University of Washington, was established in 2002. I-TECH undertakes activities that increase human and systems capacity for provision of HIV/AIDS clinical care and support. 

I-TECH Kenya works with the Ministry of Health and other funded partners to develop the capacity for the implementation and use of electronic health information systems in Kenya. 

This is an initiative within the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief supported scope for health informatics activities in Kenya.

Mission: The Kenya office is committed to providing technical assistance and support for the development of capacity for the use and maintenance of Electronic Medical Record Systems in Kenya. 

The office works in close collaboration with the Kenya Ministry of Health and other stakeholders, the US Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), the US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention - Global Aids Program (CDC/GAP).

Capacity Building Coordinator
 
Position Summary: International Training and Education Centre for Health (I-TECH) University of Washington, is funded by CDC to support the Ministry of Health (MOH) in the implementation of Health Information related activities. 

We operate using a Technical Assistance / Technical Support model that aims at addressing MoH priorities while building capacity within the MoH. 

The candidate should preferably have a background in health (nurse, clinical officer or health records officer) or have an equivalent work experience on use of EMR systems. 

The successful candidate will be part of the team delivering training, monitoring the implementation and use of EMR system and also ensuring user certification

Primary Responsibilities
  • Mentorship monitoring and maintaining a comprehensive list of all mentors and their current facility(s) that they support.
  • Coordinating with regional staff to undertake capacity-building activities
  • Routinely (monthly / quarterly) coordinating with the mentors to provide progress reports
  • Provide a central point of contact and referral network connecting mentors as is appropriate or beneficial
  • Providing a central point of contact with partners for routine news relating to capacity building, updates, or other informational contacts
  • Collaborating regularly with field staff on ways to achieve more effective solutions to user problems
  • Staying up to date on application releases and enhancements
  • Participating in system upgrades, fixes and enhancements
  • Maintaining a web page of Kenya EMR status, upcoming upgrades, the latest news and information, and a list of future enhancements
  • Participating in system testing process for new functionality or system upgrades
  • Monitoring the hotline and Trouble Ticket system (currently Redmine) on a regular basis
  • Reviewing trouble tickets that have been reported, responding or escalating issues as required
Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.
 
Skills and Qualifications
  • Should have problem solving skills
  • Should have experience with any EMR related software and training
  • Bachelor’s degree in Health, Health Education, Education and/or related field
  • Experience in training and instructional design
  • Experience with health and/or technology related subject matter
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Strong computer skills, including high level of proficiency with MS Word, MS PowerPoint and MS Excel
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and communication skills
  • Experience working with health information systems (electronic and paper based)
Interested candidates should send in their applications to 

I-TECH Kenya, 
P.O. Box 2614-00202 
Nairobi.
 
Email Address: jobs@itech-kenya.org.
 
All applications should be received by Friday 13th December 2013
Wamy Academy is a new school in Nairobi and a sister school to Wamy High School.

The academy will commence its operations in January 2014 and is in the process of recruiting teachers for its nursery, primary and girls secondary sections. 

The academy will be integrated offering the 8-4-4 curriculum.

Requirements for Teachers:-
 
Secondary Section:

  • Degree/Diploma in Education
  • 4-5 years experience in teaching at least 2 subjects at secondary level
  • Honest and upright character
  • Guidance and Counseling experience is an added advantage
  • TSC registered
Primary Section:
  • Diploma in ECED or PI
  • 4-5 years experience in teaching at primary level
  • Honest and upright character
  • TSC registered
Nursery School
  • Certificate /Diploma in ECED
  • 4-5 years experience in teaching at nursery school level.
  • Honest and upright character
Other qualified and experienced (4-5 years) staff being recruited include:-
 
Secretaries
 
School Administrator
 
Lab technicians
 
Catering Service Provider
 
Send application letter, testimonials and CV with at least 3 references to:

The Director
WAMY Academy
P.O.Box 70541-00400, 
Nairobi
 
Or Email: info@wamykenya.org
 
All applications should be received not later than 10th December 2013 and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Ladies are particularly encouraged to apply.
Our client DFID in Kenya has vacancies on fixed term basis with the possibility of extension.
 
The vacancies are for one or two Research Specialists for the East Africa Research Hub
 
They are looking for research professionals with a sound technical knowledge of research design, commissioning and research management to generate policy-relevant evidence. 

These posts offer an exciting opportunity to help shape and define how DFID’s research programme develops and responds to priority issues to reduce poverty in East Africa. 

The Hub is open to explore options for short-term (2 year) secondments from research or innovation organisations for highly qualified applicants seeking a career development opportunity with DFID. This should be indicated in the application form.
 
Candidates will also require:
  • Excellent English written and oral communication skills are essential, and the ability to communicate with a wide range of audiences, including within DFID and the academic world.
  • Strong IT skills are a pre-requisite.
Access the full job description, application form and New Civil Service Competencies from www.gov.uk/world/kenya and apply online only before 16th December 2013 to: 

DFlDNairobi-Recruitment@DFID.gov.uk

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

DFID is an Equal Opportunities employer.
Safaricom Limited is the leading mobile telecommunications company in Kenya. 

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

At Safaricom, we take pride in our talent and develop them to realize their maximum potential!
 
Developer ERP
Ref: TECHOLOGY-DERP-NOV 2013
 

We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the Product & Services Development Department within the Technology Division. 

In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below:

Reporting to the Senior Manager-Business Systems Planning the role holder will be responsible for development and 3rd line support of the Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) application and bespoke oracle interfaces and software components. 

He or she will work with other departments within the company to identify requirements and develop solutions (database design, workflows, user/data interfaces). 

The role holder will also configure and/or customize Oracle ERP applications to meet business requirements using various database and software tools, assist in presentations of system functionality to new users and departments and enhance and create user and system documentation as needed.

Key Responsibilities
  • Review and provide input on design approach, performance and base functionality. Ensure integration of designs across development team and design, build & test ERP components e.g. interface, conversion and report programs;
  • Appropriately monitor interfaces to oracle ERP. Provide training and support on oracle ERP modules and development tools, review & interpret technical manuals for the Oracle ERP system and assist in creating/update Oracle TAR's;
  • Ensures the effectiveness of overall systems performance;
  • Design and develop front-end tier(s), middle tier(s), and /or back-end database tier(s) for business applications;
  • Participate in the capturing of business applications information needs and mapping of the same to the software and /or database components;
  • Perform data modeling to analyze and specify data structures within an application system;
  • Support new and existing application development by creating modifications and enhancements for Oracle ERP applications and perform high level system design;
  • Conduct business user requirements analysis and specification;
  • Specify computer system requirements for the solution of complex business problems and formulates designs for their solutions;
  • Perform the necessary technical design and development functionality to ensure that business application systems can be effectively developed and implemented;
  • Interact with clients to gather and refine requirements;
  • Create test plans, test data sets and perform automated testing to ensure all components of the developed systems meet specifications;
  • Work directly with the IT support personnel and teams to resolve issues identified and escalated during daily operations;
  • Perform root cause analysis for recurring incidents;
  • Formalize test plans and implement troubleshooting procedures.
Role Requirements
  • Degree in Computer Science or technical related field;
  • Certification in Database systems and RDBMS systems;
  • Microsoft Certified Solution Developer;
  • 3 years of work experience in Oracle ERP applications development, which includes system customization and report designs;
  • 3 years of development experience with Microsoft development tools e.g. Java, VB, Fox Pro, Visual FoxPro;
  • 3 years of development experience with low level programming C++, C;
  • 3 years of work experience with RDMS preferably MS SQL Server, Oracle, Sybase, and Informix;
  • Experience in data warehousing, business analysis, knowledge in Business Systems modeling and data retrieval
  • 4GL for programming - Visual Basic/Oracle Application builder;
  • Unix user skills;
  • Experience in processes and procedures management;
  • Communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Analytical Skills;
  • Leadership skills.
If you feel that you are up to the challenge and possess the necessary qualification and experience, please send your resume with your cell phone contact indicating your experience and why you are the most suitable candidate for the role clearly quoting the job title and job reference to the address below by Thursday 5th December 2013.

The Head of Talent and Resourcing,
Safaricom Limited
Nairobi 

via E-mail to hr@safaricom.co.ke
Income Generating Officer – Kenya Country Office
 
Team / Programme: Programmes

Location: Dadaab
 
Grade: TBC (Competitive Package)

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: This position is responsible for coordinating, managing and implementing of Income Generating Activities (IGA) Program. She/he will coordinate staff and volunteers in implementing IGA Program in Dadaab. You'll play a crucial role in - researching, targeting and delivering new income streams for the various household and groups that we work with.

Scope of Role:

Reports to: Child Protection Manager

Dimensions:  Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since the 1950s, providing 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, Garissa, Mandera, Meru and Wajir – with plans to expand into Bungoma and Turkana in 2014. 

We work through partners in many other parts of the country. Currently, we have a staff complement of approximately 240 staff and an operating budget of approximately US$21 million this year.

Staff directly reporting to this post:
 Child Protection Officers

Key Areas of Accountability:
  • To supervise, follow up and monitor activities in the IGA groups
  • Conduct training of IGA groups in business skills, livelihoods and financial literacy/management
  • Link IGA groups to the local and regional market
  • Keep/manage records of revolving funds among IGA groups
  • Organize and conduct training workshops for groups
  • Network with other IGA projects locally and nationally to identify effective approaches
  • Gain knowledge of local resources and their potential market
  • Conduct value chain analysis
  • Work in partnership with Project team to effectively plan, monitor and implement income generation activi-ties and identify prospective groups for IGA
  • Conduct regular meetings with IGA groups and beneficiaries
  • Document case studies and sharing lessons learnt, challenges and best practices
  • Support in resource mobilization
  • Identify gaps and provide recommendations to enhance improvement of livelihoods among IGA groups
  • Work closely with the child protection officer, BID officer and outreach officer to identify vulnerable groups for IGA support.
  • Participate in the project management team that meets on a regular basis
  • Prepare and submit timely semi-annual, monthly and weekly reports.
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
  • Minimum of first degree in business studies, marketing or entrepreneurship
  • At least 3 years’ experience working on income-generating activities or livelihoods programmes at officer level
  • Experience working in an NGO
  • Ability to conduct training in entrepreneurship or related field
  • Ability to plan and organize own work and produce results within stipulated time limits.
  • Ability to establish priorities and undertake assigned tasks with minimum supervision
  • Knowledge of project cycle management, including development of monitoring mechanisms and indicators and experience of evaluation.
  • Knowledge of SPHERE standards, humanitarian charter, children’s rights and NGO code of conduct.
  • Good skill in operating Microsoft office, especially Excel, word programmes and e-mail.
  • Cultural sensitivity and ability to work regardless of religious, ethnic and cultural differences.
  • Ability to work in team work
How to Apply

The application process is now open and will close on 16th December 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.
The Green Belt Movement 

Vacancy: Program Accountant 
 
Department: Finance
 
Reports To: Finance and Administration Manager
 
Purpose of the Job: 
  • Financial Planning   
  • Financial Reporting
  • Financial Accounting for Business units.
  • Payment approvals
  • Cash flow management
  • Donor Reporting
Key Responsibilities/ Accountabilities:

1. Financial Planning
  • Preparation of the programs Budgets on an annual basis.
  • Preparation of donor budgets for proposals in collaboration with the programs Team.
  • Maintain budgets within the system for the business arm of GBM
  • Prepare and submit donor budget for proposals to FAM within set   deadlines.
  • Preparation of Annual Budgets for programmes & the organization in collaboration with the FAM
2. Financial Reporting 
  • Preparation of Management Accounts in collaboration with the FAM on a monthly & Quarterly basis. 
  • Preparation of Management Accounts for the business arm of the organization on a Monthly & quarterly basis.
3. Grant Accounting
  • Prepare and submit donor reports to FAM within set deadlines.
  • Ensure that all income received is reported on a timely basis.
  • Ensure that all cost are within the donor budget
  • Follow up on donor receipts.
  • Budget uploads for all new grants for 2013
  • Clearance of the due to and due from accounts.
4. Payment disbursements
  • Timely approval of  payments
  • Timely Review and approval of payroll
5. Cost control
  • Appraisal of Admin & Finance  requests to ensure cost effectiveness
6. Payroll   
  • Ensure proper calculation of payroll
  • Time generation of payroll calculation and reports
  • Ensuring Full recoveries are made i.e. Management of staff debtors
  • Performance of accurate payroll reconciliations
  • Timely remittance of statutory deductions from payroll and vendors.
7. Cash Management
  • Conduct daily cash counts.
  • Timely preparation and processing of all bank reconciliations.
8. Fixed assets
  • Up to date fixed asset register.
  • Calculation of monthly depreciation charge. 
  • Ensure that all assets are adequately insured.
  • Carry out biannual asset count.
  • Preparation of Assets disposal list and forward to FAM for Board Approval on an annual basis.
Key Technical Skills Required to fulfill the Job:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum CPA 2 Qualification or Equivalent
  • Project Accounting Experience
  • Financial Accounting Experience
  • Hands on experience of systems dynamics and/or quick books desirable.
Competencies
  • Financial Management - Ability to prepare budget documents and reports
  • Adaptability/Flexibility:  Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work tasks or the work environment; adjusting effectively to work within new work structures, processes, or requirements
  • Information/Records Administration:   Ability to compile, assimilate, organize, and store printed and electronic information.  Ability to review, compile and analyze information to prepare reports.
  • Building Trust:   Ability to create a work environment that encourages staff to practice respect, demonstrate open communication and promote accountability
  • Multitasking – Ability to handle multiple tasks and priorities with calm and resolve and exude confidence and assertiveness
  • Communication:  Ability to listen and respond appropriately to others.
  • Strategic thinking: Effectively envision, develop, and implement new strategies to address competitive, complex business issues
  • Consulting: Able to influence people, policy and processes.
  • Analytical & problem solving:  Excellent problem solving abilities
  • Attention to Detail:  Ability to accomplish tasks and processes accurately and completely.
  • Understanding the Business:  Perceives the impact and implications of decisions on the value chain and on the competition.
Application Process:
 
Send your application letter and a detailed CV INDICATING current and expected salary to jobs@greenbeltmovement.org by close of business on 6th December 2013 .

Applications without the minimum requirements will not be considered and only shortlisted candidates with be communicated to.

GBM is an equal opportunity employer

Vacancy: Accountant 

The main purpose of this position is to offer back office accounting support to organisations who are our clients on daily basis.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible to keep the necessary records of the transactions and prepare reports periodically
  • Analyze the available information and make some recommendations based on it
  • Required to estimate the profit in the future and take measures to avoid the loss
  • Responsible in preparation of various financial statements and budgets on a periodical basis
Requirements

  • A holder of Bcom Degree/CPAs/Equivalent
  • 2 years experience in Accounting back office operations
  • Communication skills
  • Skillful in handling the huge calculations and business administration
  • Forecasting skills
  • Project management
  • problem solving
  • multi-tasking skills
  • Interpersonal interaction skills and analytical skills
  • MUST HAVE BASIC TRAINING IN FRENCH OR ARABIC
If you fit the said requirements and are interested, kindly and urgently send your CV to jobsnew87@gmail.com

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Vacancy: Human Resources Manager for a Manufacturing Firm

Job Purpose: To maintain and enhance the organisation’s human resources by planning, implementing, and evaluating employee relations and human resources policies, programs and practices.

Job Duties:
  • Develops and maintains a human resources system that meets top management in information needs.
  • Maintains the work structure by updating job requirements and job descriptions for all positions.
  • Maintains organization staff by establishing a recruiting, testing, and interviewing program; counseling managers on candidate selection; conducting and analyzing exit interviews; recommending changes.
  • Prepares employees for assignments by establishing and conducting orientation and training programs.
  • Ensures planning, monitoring, and appraisal of employee work results by training managers to coach and discipline employees; scheduling management conferences with employees; hearing and resolving employee grievances; counseling employees and supervisors.
  • Maintains employee benefits programs and informs employees of benefits by studying and assessing benefit needs and trends; recommending benefit programs to management; directing the processing of benefit claims; obtaining and evaluating benefit contract bids; awarding benefit contracts; designing and conducting educational programs on benefit programs.
  • Maintains management guidelines by preparing, updating, and recommending human resource policies and procedures.
  • Maintains historical human resource records by designing a filing and retrieval system; keeping past and current records.
  • Completes human resource operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees; following up on work results.
  • Maintains human resource staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees.
  • Maintains human resource staff job results by counseling and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Prepares reports and recommends procedures to reduce absenteeism
  • Investigates accidents and prepares reports as well as coordinates Safety meetings and acts as Safety Director.
  • Supervisory responsibilities by providing management direction and counselling. Supervises other staff in the department and temporary staffing as needed.
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related discipline.
  • Have a national National Diploma from Institute of HR Management
  • Member of Institute of HR Management
  • Must have worked in a Manufacturing firm.
  • Have over 3 years in HR Managerial position
  • Be ready to work in Mombasa
  • Be 30-40 years old.
  • Have negotiation skills
  • Excellent communication skills
If you fit the said requirements and are interested, kindly and urgently send your CV to jobsnew87@gmail.com
 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
The Client: Our client, a leading multinational Fast Moving Commodity Goods (FMCG) company that takes pride in manufacturing of some of the world’s leading foods, home and personal care products seeks to recruit a Projects Engineer.

Job Purpose: The purpose of the role is to provide Management and Engineering services for the effective and efficient conception, design, and implementation of Capital and Improvement projects in the Company.
Key Responsibilities

  • Plan schedules of project activities, including identifying the resources required for all projects.
  • Participate in justifying project investments, Budget preparation, implementation and monitoring expenditure against proposal.
  • Prepare requisitions for works and materials as per company procedure
  • Participate in evaluation of tender documents for related purchases
  • Participate in improving the plant for safety, efficiency and productivity
  • Evaluate, monitor and report on progress of projects
  • Prepare specifications of the equipment, technical tasks for the installation works and capital projects.
  • Achieve control of the execution of the plans of delivery components, equipments and other materials for capital projects
  • Implement overall automation and mechanization of production processes so as to improve on general productivity.
  • Evaluate, monitor and report on progress of projects
  • Participate in evaluating drafts, technical designs, drawings, installation process, and commissioning of newly installed equipment
  • Attend to problems arising during project life cycles
Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering
  • At least 5 years experience in mechanical/civil field in the FMCG industry
  • Registered Engineer by Kenya Engineers Board
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to work with teams.
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent Customer Orientation
  • Ability to plan and follow through
  • Working knowledge of ISO systems and TPM
  • Good Computer knowledge on MS Excel, word, project, AutoCAD among others
How to Apply: 
 
Your application should include a cover letter indicating why you want to join MARS and why you are best suited candidate, 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.  

It should reach the address below by close of business Thursday 12th December, 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.

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