Vacancy: Sales Associate - Mathare
 
Department: Sales & Operations             
 
Reports to: Area Manager
 
About Us: Sanergy is an award-winning social venture that builds healthy, prosperous communities by making hygienic sanitation accessible and affordable in Africa’s urban informal settlements. 

Our systems-based approach to solving the sanitation crisis involves five key steps: we build a dense network of franchised micro-entrepreneurs, who operate low-cost, high-quality waterless sanitation facilities – called Fresh Life – as small businesses. 

We provide critical support services – such as access to finance, business analytics, training, and marketing. We collect the waste regularly and safely remove it from the community. 

We convert the waste into valuable by-products, such as organic fertilizer and renewable energy. Finally, we sell the by-products to Kenyan farms.

Since November 2011, we have launched over 500 Fresh Life Toilets to a network of 250 Fresh Life Operators. We have collected and converted over 3,500 tons of waste. 

At the same time, we have built a team of almost 200 people. For our work, we have been recognized by Fast Company as one of the 10 Most Innovative Companies in the World Doing Social Good and one of the 10 Most Innovative Companies in Africa.
 
Role & Responsibilities
 
The objective of this role is to expand our franchise network, by identifying and selling our product to local entrepreneurs who are interested in pursuing this sanitation business opportunity. 

The Sales Associate is responsible for selling Sanergy’s Fresh Life Toilets in the communities allocated. You will be responsible for the complete sales cycle – from generating leads to pursuing opportunities to closing deals.

Some key duties / responsibilities of the Sales Associate include:
  • Meet established sales targets, goals, and quotas (which shall be communicated separately)
  • Establish plans and strategies to expand the customer base in the assigned sales area
  • Maintain contact with clients in the market area to ensure high levels of client satisfaction
  • Work with consumer marketing team to maximise vertical expertise & knowledge sharing between the teams
  • Undertake careful record keeping processes 
Requirements
  • Strong sales experience (ideally 2+ years)
  • High School graduate
  • Proven track record of success and determined to succeed
  • Ability to effectively communicate at all levels
  • Ability to build relationships, outgoing and proactive
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Fluent in English and Kiswahili
  • Current or past residency in Mathare Constituency or the immediate environs – desired,
  • Willingness to relocate to Mathare or its environs.
What we Offer: We offer an interesting and challenging position within a multicultural and dynamic start-up company, selling a product and service that makes a significant positive impact, and working with a highly motivated team who is passionate about the cause. 

If you are interested and believe that you possess the necessary skills and background, please submit your cover letter and CV onhttp://www.jobscore.com/jobs/sanergy/list

Those familiar with Mathare constituency can drop their applications at Ngota’s Upendo School in Mathare, Mabatini.

Deadline for applications: December 1st, 2014.

Job Description: Commercial Partnerships Project Manager
            
Reports to: 
New Markets Expansion & Infrastructure Manager
 
About Us: Sanergy is an award-winning social venture, based in Nairobi, Kenya, that makes hygienic sanitation accessible and affordable in Africa’s urban slums for everyone, forever. 

Our systems-based approach to solving the sanitation crisis involves five key steps: we build a dense network of franchised micro-entrepreneurs, who operate low-cost, high-quality waterless sanitation facilities – called Fresh Life – as small businesses. 

We provide critical support services – such as access to finance, training, marketing and business analytics. We collect the waste every day and safely remove it from the community.

We convert the waste into valuable by-products, such as organic fertilizer and renewable energy. Finally, we sell the byproducts to Kenyan farms. 

Since November 2011, we have launched over 500 Fresh Life Toilets to a network of 270 micro-entrepreneurs. We have collected and converted over 3500 tons of waste. At the same time, we have built a team of almost 200 people – 90% Kenyan and 60% from informal settlements.
 
We are an increasingly sophisticated, highly intricate organization with many moving parts. In order to deliver our strategic goals, we are expanding. We are forming commercial partnerships to help bring accessible, hygienic sanitation to a wider population who are also in need of improved facilities. 

Whilst growing we are passionate about ensuring we constantly achieve operational efficiency, deliver to our exacting standards and maximise customer and user satisfaction. Commercial partnerships and wider expansion are a new area for us. 

We are looking to build a strong team of energetic and passionate team members to lead our growth over the coming years. We need a Commercial Partnreships Project Manager to be that vital  link between the demanding customer and our complex operational business. 

One minute you will be in a meeting with a senior director of the client organisation, the next you will be checking that toilet cleaning standards are being met. The Partner we are serving is looking for a much wider roll out beyond this first phase. There is a huge opportunity for both Sanergy and the successful candidate. 

You will be a dynamic, experienced and imaginative customer focused individual, able to develop innovative solutions to ensure a smooth roll out of the phase 2 pilot of over 200 toilets and stabilise ongoing operations in Limuru. This could lead to many more orders, both in Kenya and beyond. Do you have what it takes?   
 
Role & Responsibilities
 
Sanergy seeks a flexible and adaptable, individual who can rise to varied challenges. You will work with the full range of Sanergy departments and be a true ambassador for the organisation. 

You will be responsible for an efficient and effective process to deliver this complex multi location programme with many stakeholders and sensitivities. You will ensure we deliver world class customer service at all levels. 

This work will have a significant impact on the growth of Sanergy, not just from a day-to-day perspective, but also in terms of environmental, social and economic impact for Kenyans.

Deliverables
  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with the Partner organization and Sanergy teams,
  • World class customer service,
  • Ensuring clear communication and expectation management both within Sanergy and the partner organization,
  • Co-ordinate approvals and agreement of the roll out to enable a seamless process,
  • Liaise with partner team to agree on work areas, stores, locations etc
  • Arrange and deliver the initial community briefing before works commence and user education before the opening of the toilets.
  • Ensure all customers are comfortable to use our toilets,
  • Ensure Sanergy works in a safe and professional manner at all times and ensure Sanergy complies with the partners policies and working practices.
  • Ensure the service levels for operational toilets are effectively delivered,
  • Manage the collection of feedback, analyse and report results making recommendations for improvements,
  • Delivering this complex programme within tight financial constraints,
  • Ultimately ensure resounding customer satisfaction is delivered by Sanergy to the partner organization.
Requirements
  • Degree in project management or similar.
  • Experience managing projects with multiple stakeholders.
  • Previous, demonstrable customer relations background would be an advantage.
  • Excellent analytical skills – data collection, statistics, data modelling
  • Passionate about developing and maintaining strong customer relations,
  • Project magement experience – how to manage projects, break down problems, develop methodologies, frameworks and develop implementation plans
  • Human centred problem solving – understanding and working with users, how to get to the why rather than the what and developing innovative solutions from this information
  • Resoundingly pragmatic
  • Hold a continuous, restless desire to improve yourself, your project teams, and your organization
  • A collaborative mentality
  • Powerful communications skills - particularly in presenting ideas.
  • Deep-rooted empathy and humility
More qualitatively, we are looking for someone who has the desire to take on a whole new challenge in a whole new context, a tenacity and drive to keep going in the face of frustrations and set-backs inevitable in working in a developing country and in a new and exciting sector. 

We believe that we are on the cusp of transformative change and we seek people who believe their skills will deliver that transformation

If you are interested and believe that you possess the necessary skills and background, please submit your cover letter and CV onhttp://www.jobscore.com/jobs/sanergy/list

Vacancy: Accounts Assistant
 
Industry: Dairy Industry
 
Location: Githunguri Town
 
Salary: Ksh 30,000 – 40,000

Our client is a newly established milk processing factory. They seek to hire an Accounts Assistant to offer support to the finance manager in handling all accounting matters of the factory.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Handling the Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable.
  • Responsible for processing all supplier invoices and entering collections from debtors and payments to creditors on time.
  • Responsible for preparing accurate manufacturing accounts.
  • Ensuring statutory deductions like V.A.T returns, N.S.S.F, N.H.I.F and P.A.Y.E are promptly filed.
  • In charge of payroll administration, preparation and management and consequent filing.
  • In charge of the petty cash to oversee correct usage and proper accountability.
  • In charge of daily banking and reconciliation of banking accounts.
  • Preparing accurate final accounting reports for the management from time to time.
  • Check accounting transactions to locate and resolve discrepancies.
  • Giving feedback and quickly responding all accounting inquiries.
  • Performing all other accounting duties as required by the management.
Qualifications & Skills
  • CPA holder, diploma/degree in accounts would be an added advantage.
  • At least 2 - 3 years of working experience.
  • Computer literacy i.e. proficiency in using accounting software e.g. Quick Book, PASTEL and spreadsheets.
  • Hands on accounting and financial forecasting Skills.
  • Self starter, who is organized, disciplined and goal orientated.
  • Working knowledge of accounting software skills.
  • Good organization and Management skill.
  • Records keeping and analytical skills.
  • A person of honesty and integrity.
  • Adaptable to a factory working set up.
  • MUST be a team player with keen attention to details.
If you are up to the challenge, posses the necessary qualification and experience, please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Accounts Assistant Job 30 – 40K Githunguri Town) to vacancies@corporatestaffing.co.ke  before 12th December, 2014.

Kindly indicate your current/ last salary on your CV

N.B: We do not charge any fee for receiving your CV in our database nor for interviewing.

Only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted.
Position: Office Assistant
 
Description: Our client, an insurance services company whose vision is to be the most preferred insurance intermediary in East and Central Africa region, is looking to hire a dynamic person to fill the position of Office Assistant.

Responsibilities:
  • Greets visitors and assists in resolving problems and ensuring satisfactory customer service.
  • Processes forms or applications to ensure accuracy and completeness; computes or verifies data, fees or payments, enters data and forwards or files paperwork.
  • Operates office equipment such as printers, copy machines etc.
  • Enter information, ensure the accuracy and completeness of the data and generate reports or outputs as needed.
  • Opens or reviews correspondence and determines proper disposition.
  • Filing documents
  • Coordinates and organizes meetings
  • Overseeing the cleanliness of the office
  • Attends and participates in meetings and may take minutes or notes and perform follow-up activities.
Qualifications:
  • Degree in Business Administration
  • Knowledge and experience in the Insurance industry - advantageous
  • Passionate and highly motivated
  • Great communication skills
  • Team player with a strong work ethic
If you are a motivated and energetic individual who takes initiative, kindly make your application by clicking APPLY before the 4th December, 2014

Kindly note: only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Our client is currently looking for an IT Intern

The intern will be expected to perform the following duties.

Responsibilities:
  • Core duty: Continually develop the in-house billing and stock management software.
  • Strengthen and maintain the ICT infrastructure including the website for the organization;
  • Demonstrable proficiency in technically providing user support for all typical office Information & Communication Technology Systems – LAN/WAN/WLAN technologies, printers etc
  • Maintain integrity of the system such as router and internet connectivity through diagnosis of network problems and provision of solutions.
  • Provide guidance and assistance relating to the use of the organization’s standard computer applications and facilitate implementation of new applications to meet evolving and emerging needs of the organization;
  • Ensure that the data processing environment is free of virus and other security threats by applying the latest security upgrades for installed software;
  • Prepare detailed relevant user-documentation and operational procedures and maintain system configuration for all mail and network devices;
  • Provide orientation and reorientation, training staff to help them understand the IT system, to ensure the most effective use of computer systems;
  • Keep updated Centralized periodic data backup records and investigate any unsuccessful overnight backup processes, by perusing the logs.
  • Maintain an awareness of new developments in information technology and ensure that the organization makes the best use of any such developments.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer sciences or equivalent from a recognized university.
  • 1-2 years’ experience. (Web programming under PHP a must)
Period: Three months internship contract, with the potential for renewal depending on the needs of the department and performance.

Salary: Ksh. 25,000 - 30,000 per month.

If you feel you fit the above role ,please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject to jobs@alternatedoors.co.ke

N.B: We do not charge any fee for receiving your CV in our database nor for interviewing.

Only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted.

For unsolicited applications,please drop your CV in our offices (Devan Plaza, Westlands 4th Floor) Monday to Friday- 3pm- 5.30pm ONLY.
Our client is a Furniture Store currently recruiting a Store Clerk / Customer Care Executive.

The Role would entail:

Responsibilities:
  • To order goods  to ensure that maximum / minimum stock levels are maintained.
  • To liaise with senior managers on the ordering of goods which fall outside the agreed financial parameters.
  • To complete all documentation and take the necessary action in cases of non-delivery, substandard deliveries or over pricing.
  • To ensure correct stock rotation and that issues are effected on a first in, first out basis.
  • To attend meetings or training courses as required.
  • To ensure Customer requests are delivered on time
Salary: KShs 30,000

Requirements

  • Previous Experience in a similar role and Customer Service Experience will be an added plus
  • Procurement / Supplies Qualification
If you feel you fit the above role, please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject to jobs@alternatedoors.co.ke

N.B: We do not charge any fee for receiving your CV in our database nor for interviewing.

Only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted.

For unsolicited applications,please drop your CV in our offices (Devan Plaza, Westlands 4th Floor) Monday to Friday- 3pm- 5.30pm ONLY.

Our client is currently recruiting a Poultry Breeder.

Job Description:

1) Breeds and raises poultry  to improve strain and develop show stock: Selects and pairs birds for breeding or breeds birds by artificial insemination.

2) Incubates eggs to induce hatching.

3) Feeds and waters poultry.

4) Cleans and disinfects poultry houses, cages, and nests.

5) Places vaccines in drinking water, injects vaccines into poultry, or dusts air with vaccine powder to vaccinate poultry against diseases.

6) Maintains growth, feed, and production records.
7) Arranges with buyers for sale of pedigreed eggs, chicks, and birds.

8) May hire and supervise workers.

Requirements

  • Education qualifications in Poultry management
  • Atleast 1-2 Years in a Similar Position
If you feel you fit the above role ,please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject to jobs@alternatedoors.co.ke

N.B: We do not charge any fee for receiving your CV in our database nor for interviewing.

Only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted.

For unsolicited applications, please drop your CV in our offices (Devan Plaza, Westlands 4th Floor) Monday to Friday- 3pm- 5.30pm ONLY.

Vacancy: Senior Human Rights Officer - Redress

The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) is an independent National Human Rights Institution created by Article 59 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and established by the Government of Kenya through an Act of Parliament (the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights Act, 2011) and under the United Nations Paris Principles.

KNCHR’s mandate includes furthering the protection and promotion of human rights in Kenya, acting as a watchdog over the Government in the area of human rights, and the provision of Leadership in moving the country towards a human rights state. 

KNCHR fulfils its human rights mandate through a number of programmes, including Research and Compliance, Public Education and Training, Complaints and Investigations, Redress and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

The Commission’s main office is in Nairobi with four regional offices in Wajir, Kitale, Mombasa and Kisumu. Officers may serve in the Head Office or in any of the regional offices.

KNCHR hereby invites applications for the following position in its head office:
 
Senior Human Rights Officer - Redress
 
Ref: KNCHR/ADM/SHRO/11/14
 
Reports to: Principal Human Rights Officer
 
Location: Head Office, with occasional travel
 
Duration: Permanent and Pensionable
 
Salary: Kshs. 205,850
 
Job Objective: To provide redress for human rights violations and legal support services to the Commission

Key Duties and Responsibilities
  • Undertake redress interventions on human rights issues on behalf of the commission.
  • Undertaking legal research, drafting and advice on redress options
  • Appear in court both on behalf of the commission and/or petitioners.
  • Assist in providing analytical advice on and implementation of appropriate redress mechanisms
  • Assist in Providing and applying Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Mechanisms in redress of Human Rights issues.
  • Assist in giving the Commission legal support services.
  • Implementing of the departments strategic and activities as per the work plan
  • Participate in budgeting for the department programs and assist in management of resources within the department.
  • Assist the PHRO in planning, project design in the implementations of activities within the department management of M&E systems for monitoring purposes
  • Assist in ensuring synergy and linkages between the department and other partners.
  • Management of the department information and reports.
  • Any other duty as may be assigned from time to time
Skills, Experience and Minimum Qualifications
  • A Masters Degrees in Law from a recognized University
  • Advocate of the High Court
  • Training in Alternative Dispute Resolution and Legal Research
  • Five years Experience of which one is at a supervisory role
or
  • A Bachelors degree in Law plus 7 year’s relevant experience of which three is at a supervisory
  • Advocate of the High Court
  • Training in Alternative Dispute Resolution and Legal Research
Other attributes
  • Demonsratable knowledge and exposure to international, regional and national human rights instruments jurisprudence.
  • Demonstratable Knowledge on ADR best practices
  • Good research, report writing and presentation/communication skills
  • Experience in client management
  • Leadership and strategic management skills
  • Good Computer skills in various applications e.g. Ms. Office
  • Good organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills
  • Results oriented and has attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Programme Cycle Management
  • Good interpersonal and people management skills with respect for diversity
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
KNCHR is an equal opportunity employer which offers a competitive remuneration commensurate to qualifications and experience.

Qualified female candidates and persons with disability are encouraged to apply.

If you possess the above qualities, please send your application clearly indicating the position, and the Ref No. on both the cover letter and envelope or the subject matter of your email, together with a detailed C.V, names and telephone contacts of three referees one of whom should be your immediate supervisor, to reach us by 12th December 2014 to:

The Commission Secretary,
Kenya National Commission on Human Rights
Lenana Road, CVS Plaza, 1st Floor
P. O. Box 74359-00200
Nairobi.

Email: recruitments@knchr.org

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Wanted
Early-career professionals with 2 – 5+ years work experience to serve in a position that combines both field and management experience in Africa.

Job Location
Rural Rwanda or Burundi (French required); Rural Kenya, Ethiopia, or Malawi (English required); Tanzania Regional Capital (English Required).

Duration
Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job.

Organization Description
Most of the world's poor are farmers, representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world. One Acre Fund is a growing social enterprise in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "service bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market facilitation. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure 50-100% average gain in farm income per acre. We have laser-like focus on generating better lives for the people that we serve.

Job Description
Rapid organization growth translates into great career opportunities for our staff. We invest heavily in careers – we want to develop our next group of country directors, R&D directors, and partnership leaders. In their first year, our program associates lead 3-5 internal consulting projects, such as:
  • District partner:  Most program associates are initially partnered with a local field director.  Program associates are immersed in One Acre’s operations and learn from their local counterpart how to grow an operation of 20+ staff, serving 5,000-20,000 farmers. They in turn also transfer management and computer skills to their counterpart. By working hand-in-hand with country national staff in a regular field operation, our program associates get a feel for operations in the field.
  • New operation creation: A program associate in Kenya created and manages the One Acre Fund Customer Engagement team, which is tasked with fielding error claims from farmers, investigating claims, and solving them fairly. Started in 2012 with one part-time employee, the Customer Engagement team has grown rapidly to seven full-time staff members. The team investigated and resolved more than 3,000 cases in 2013.
  • Impact innovation: A program associate designed several configurations of a harvest storage product and farmer training, and tried it with a few hundred farmers. The most successful trial demonstrated an increase in harvest profits by more than 10%. The following year, the product was sold to 40,000 farmers.
  • Growth innovation: A staffer designed a new viral marketing initiative. She identified our best and most enthusiastic farmers, and turned them into volunteer "replication agents" who are empowered to recruit new groups of farmers. Our staff person designed the trial protocols, trained 10 field staff to test the idea, and observed the trial in-field, resulting in 25% higher client enrollment. This program was subsequently rolled out to 200 field sites and became the foundation of our current farmer recruitment model.
As staff grow into a program manager role, our strongest performers take leadership over a relatively independent pilot, country, or department within the One Acre Fund network, while earning a significant and sustainable salary increase. Examples includes:
  • Government partnerships development: One Acre Fund receives frequent requests from African governments to jointly implement nationwide agricultural training, fertilizer distribution programs, and credit programs.  A program manager took the lead in setting up our newest government partnership operation, initially to pilot one project. Within a year, this operation had 50 staff and is likely to at least quadruple in the coming two years, to hopefully 2-3 nationwide partnerships.
  • Department leadership opportunities: In their second year of service, top performing program staffers are often given the responsibility of running an internal One Acre Fund department like “Scale Innovations.” This department runs dozens of test-and-control trials with 10,000+ farmers that radically tweak our program model, with the goal of significantly increasing our scalability.
  • New markets: One Acre Fund has ambitious plans to launch one new country per year. In 2011, a program manager moved to Burundi to direct field operations for an initial 400-farmer pilot. Three years later, One Acre Fund’s Burundi operation serves 21,000 farmers with 110 staff.
Career Growth and Development
One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

Qualifications
We are seeking exceptional professionals with 2 to 5+ years of work experience, and a demonstrated long-term passion for international development. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:
  • Strong work experiences. Examples include a demanding professional work experience, or successful entrepreneurial experience (e.g. starting a field program in a developing country, leading a conference, starting a business, solid Peace Corps accomplishments).
  • Leadership experience at work, or outside of work.
  • Top-performing undergraduate background (include GPA and test scores on your resume).
  • Humility. We are looking for passionate professionals who combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service to join our growing family of leaders.
  • A willingness to commit to living in rural areas of East Africa for at least two years - this is a long-term, career-track role. The ideal candidate will have at least one year demonstrated experience working in the developing world, although this is not a strict requirement.
  • Ability to cook / laugh – desirable.
  • Language: English required in Kenya, Ethiopia, Malawi, and Tanzania, and French required in Rwanda and Burundi. French and Swahili-speakers are particularly encouraged to apply.
Preferred Start Date
Flexible

Compensation
Starts modest. However, this is a career-track role with fast raises for performance, paying a meaningful salary for long-term placement in developing nations.

Benefits
Health insurance, immunizations, flight, room and board.

Sponsor International Candidates
Yes

To Apply
Complete this form. You will be prompted to submit your CV and cover letter. You may also be asked to submit work samples for some positions. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), please submit a copy of your Description of Service (DOS) in the appropriate section.

East Africans are strongly encouraged to apply.
Wanted
Mid-career professionals with 4 – 6 years work experience for a role that combines both field and management experience in Africa.

Job Location
Rural Rwanda (French required), or Rural Kenya (English required).

Duration
Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job.

Organization Description
Most of the world's poor are farmers, representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world. One Acre Fund is a growing social enterprise in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "service bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market facilitation. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure 50-100% average gain in farm income per acre. We have laser-like focus on generating better lives for the people that we serve.

Job Description
Rapid organization growth translates into great career opportunities for our staff. We invest heavily in careers – we want to develop our next group of country directors, R&D directors, and partnership leaders. Example projects include:
  • Government partnerships development: One Acre Fund receives frequent requests from African governments to jointly implement nationwide agricultural training, fertilizer distribution programs, and credit programs.  A program manager took the lead in setting up our newest government partnership operation, initially to pilot one project. Within a year, this operation had fifty staff and is likely to at least quadruple in the coming two years, to hopefully 2-3 nationwide partnerships.
  • Sweet potato vine production: One Acre Fund farmers needed high-quality sweet potato vines in the 2013 season to avoid crop loss due to a maize disease.  When these vines were unavailable in the quantity necessary, a program manager started a sweet potato multiplication farm to ensure all farmers received quality inputs on time.  This included designing farm operations, hiring staff, negotiating contracts, coordinating logistics and managing more than 600 seasonal employees.
  • Department leadership opportunities: In their second year of service, top performing program staffers are often given the responsibility of running an internal One Acre Fund department like “Scale Innovations.” This department runs dozens of test-and-control trials with 10,000+ farmers that radically tweak our program model, with the goal of significantly increasing our scalability.
  • New markets: One Acre Fund has ambitious plans to launch one new country per year. In 2011, a program manager moved to Burundi to direct field operations for an initial 400-farmer pilot. Three years later, One Acre Fund’s Burundi operation serves 21,000 farmers with 110 staff.
  • Program associate management: Program managers directly manage 1-3 program associates and 10-100 local staff.  Managers invest in the growth of their direct reports through frequent project feedback, skills-building and mentorship.
This is a career-track role that is intended to eventually transition into a role such as country director, innovation director, etc. This is also a role that is eventually tracked to transition to "general partner," the core leadership group of One Acre Fund.

Career Growth and Development
One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

Qualifications
We are seeking exceptional professionals with 4-6 years of work experience with increasing responsibility, 2-3 years of direct management experience, and ideally a demonstrated passion for international development.  Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:
  • Demonstrated interest and experience in international development, requiring at least one year of living in a developing nation.
  • A willingness to commit to living in rural areas of East Africa for at least two years, minimum.
  • Top-performing undergraduate background (include GPA and test scores on your resume).
  • Strong work experiences. Examples include professional work experience, or some kind of successful entrepreneurial experience (e.g. starting a field program in a developing country, leading a conference, starting a business, Peace Corps).
  • Leadership experience at work, or outside of work.
  • Humility. We are looking for passionate professionals who combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service to join our growing family of leaders.
  • Ability to cook/ laugh/ extraordinary patience - all desirable.
  • Language: English required in Kenya, and French required in Rwanda. French-speakers are particularly encouraged to apply.
Preferred Start Date
Flexible

Compensation
Starts modest. However, this is a career-track role with fast raises for performance, paying a meaningful salary for long-term placement in developing nations.

Benefits
Health insurance, immunizations, flight, room and board.

Sponsor International Candidates
Yes

To Apply
Complete this form. You will be prompted to submit your CV and cover letter. You may also be asked to submit work samples for some positions. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), please submit a copy of your Description of Service (DOS) in the appropriate section.

East Africans are strongly encouraged to apply.
Wanted
An exceptional professional with 4 – 8+ years of work experience, and a demonstrated long-term passion for international development to serve in a career-track position that combines both field and management experience in Africa.

Job Location
Rural Rwanda or Burundi (French required), or Rural Kenya (English required).

Duration
Minimum 3 years commitment, full-time job.

Organization Description
Most of the world's poor are farmers, representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world. One Acre Fund is a growing social enterprise in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "service bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market facilitation. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure 50-100% average gain in farm income per acre. We have laser-like focus on generating better lives for the people that we serve.

Job Description
As we grow, One Acre Fund is seeking to add one new country per year to our operations. We are seeking the kind of person that can be dropped into a country with significant support financially and logistically, and can create from scratch a high-quality company in a very short time.

We are seeking someone who can do the following things:
  • Create a strategic vision: This position does not involve managing an existing operation – we are seeking a entrepreneur who can create an operation, growing it from roughly 5 existing staff to hundreds. This involves a lot of strategic flexibility and independence. We are also seeking someone who is based in the field (in rural areas) at first, in order to craft a vision that results in the best possible customer service to farmers.
  • Hire and develop staff: Our program directors will have to hire a lot of people, and more importantly, invest the majority of their energy in developing managers and leaders underneath them.
  • Engage staff and lead: Our program model requires high tailoring to specific contexts. The program director will have to make decisions together with their leadership team by engaging them, and then lead them to execute a common vision.
  • External and internal relations: We are seeking someone who will be a strong communicator both externally and also internally, together with fellow leaders in the organization.
Career Growth and Development
One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

This position would involve an initial 6-12 month training period in one of our existing countries of operation. Then the candidate would be posted to a new country, where we have roughly five existing staff. The mandate would be to grow that into a decent-sized company in a few years.

Qualifications
We are seeking exceptional professionals with 4 to 8+ years of work experience, and a demonstrated long-term passion for international development. They will serve in a career-track position that combines both field and management experience.

We are looking for truly extraordinary candidates that will help take our organization to the next levels of impact and scale. This is a competitive posting for a career-track role with minimum initial commitment of two years. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:
  • Strong work experiences. We are seeking an entrepreneur who has previously grown an operation from scratch to hundreds of staff, or tens of thousands of customers, etc, in a developing nation. And we want someone who wants to go back to scratch, and do it again, instead of managing a large existing operation.
  • Likeability and humility. All of our country directors to date have grown up within our operation, learning directly from farmers in a start-up environment. We value humility and likeability, and wish to be joined by leaders that value the same.
  • Top-performing undergraduate background (please include GPA and test scores on your resume).
  • A willingness to commit to living in rural areas of East Africa for at least three years – this is a long-term, career-track role. The candidate should have at least one year demonstrated experience working in the developing world.
  • Ability to cook/laugh – desirable.
  • Language: English required in Kenya, and French required in Rwanda and Burundi. French-speakers are particularly encouraged to apply.
Preferred Start Date
Flexible

Compensation
Starts modest. However, this is a career-track role with fast raises for performance, paying a meaningful salary for long-term placement in developing nations.

Benefits
Health insurance, immunizations, flight, room and board.

Sponsor International Candidates
Yes

To Apply
Complete this form. You will be prompted to submit your CV and cover letter. You may also be asked to submit work samples for some positions. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), please submit a copy of your Description of Service (DOS) in the appropriate section.

East Africans are strongly encouraged to apply.
Wanted
Exceptional professionals with 2 to 5+ years of work experience to serve in a career-track position that combines both field and management experience.

Job Location
Rural Kenya (English required).

Duration
Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job.

Organization Description
Most of the world's poor are farmers, representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world. One Acre Fund is a growing social enterprise in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "service bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market facilitation. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure 50-100% average gain in farm income per acre. We have laser-like focus on generating better lives for the people that we serve.

Job Description
Rapid organization growth translates into great career opportunities for our staff. We invest heavily in careers – we want to develop our next group of country directors, R&D directors, and partnership leaders.

The Operations team plays an integral role in the day-to-day operations of One Acre Fund, including but not limited to inventory management, input delivery to our clients, procurement, customer service, field support, and HQ support.

The Operations team is looking for associates who will play a crucial role in creating, streamlining and facilitating processes among all teams at One Acre Fund including Field, Finance, IT, Logistics, Procurement, and more. We are looking for people who can forge a bridge between our ever-evolving field operations and the technical, data-heavy moving pieces working behind the scenes to support those field operations. The ideal candidate will have a background in systems design, supply chain management, industrial engineering, financial analysis or management consulting and will also have the flexibility to work in a fast-paced and non-traditional environment.

Some questions tackled by the Operations team this year include:
  • How can we coordinate a complex set of deliveries, balancing factors such as:
    • Varied individual client orders
    • Maintaining sufficient inventory and tracking inventory flows
    • Securing and operating a fleet of trucks
    • Loading and delivering on a tight schedule
    • Field complexity – scheduling considerations, specialized needs, unexpected challenges
  • How can we deliver a bag of live sweet potato vines to every single One Acre Fund farmer in Kenya within 24 hours of being cut at the farm?
  • How can we quickly determine which farmers have met our payment targets and send out incentives in a timely fashion, making sure that the incentives go to the right people and are actually received by our clients?
  • How can we handle customer service issues at scale, when an individual complaint involves mining through several datasets?
Operations Associates will be asked to tackle 2-4 substantial projects, working closely with other teams and managing staff, project calendars and deliverables for those projects. We’re looking to find ways to leverage the mountains of data available to us to improve and add to our services to clients. We’re also looking to improve the processes already used by our teams to minimize headaches and improve efficiency, allowing us to continue our accelerated growth. The Operations Associate role is perfect for a technically-minded, detail-oriented professional who wants their work to have direct ties to meaningful, high impact work.

Career Growth and Development
One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.

Qualifications
We are seeking exceptional professionals with 2 to 5+ years of work experience, and a demonstrated long-term passion for international development. They will serve in a career-track position that combines both field and management experience.

We are looking for truly extraordinary candidates that will help take our organization to the next levels of impact and scale. This is a competitive posting for a career-track role with minimum initial commitment of two years. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:
  • Strong work experiences. Examples include a demanding professional work experience, or successful entrepreneurial experience (e.g. starting a field program in a developing country, leading a conference, starting a business, solid Peace Corps accomplishments).
  • Experience in industrial engineering, systems design, supply chain management, finance, or other technical roles is a plus. Please highlight any such relevant experience in your application.
  • Leadership experience at work, or outside of work.
  • Proficiency in Excel required. Experience with MS Access, other database management or data analysis software a plus!
  • Top-performing undergraduate background (please include GPA and test scores on your resume).
  • Humility and personal stability. We have a fantastic and likeable team. We are looking for passionate professionals that combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service.
  • A willingness to commit to living in rural areas of East Africa for at least two years – this is a long-term, career-track role. The ideal candidate will have at least one year demonstrated experience working in the developing world, although this is not a strict requirement.
  • Ability to cook/ laugh – desirable.
  • Language: English required in Kenya.
Preferred Start Date
Flexible

Compensation
Starts modest. However, this is a career-track role with fast raises for performance, paying a meaningful salary for long-term placement in developing nations.

Benefits
Health insurance, immunizations, flight, room and board.

Sponsor International Candidates
Yes

To Apply
Complete this form. You will be prompted to submit your CV and cover letter. You may also be asked to submit work samples for some positions. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs), please submit a copy of your Description of Service (DOS) in the appropriate section.

East Africans are strongly encouraged to apply
Our client is an NGO currently looking for a Finance Manager.

Requirements
  • Preparation of books of accounts to final level
  • Preparation of monthly management reports to the Directors.
  • Preparation of the annual budgets including the cash flow forecast and capital expenditure budget.
  • Oversee the preparation of the monthly  statutory returns including the filing and payment to the relevant bodies in time.
  • Reconciling of all accounts on a monthly basis.
  • Facilitation of the external audit.
  • Monitor daily cash flow and be pro-active in following up outstanding accounts receivables.
  • Staff supervision
Requirements

  • A relevant University degree and or CPA(K)
  • A deep understanding of quick books
  • Taxation knowledge and experience
  • A clear understanding of financial and cost accounting
  • SAP and Microsoft office(word, excel, outlook) skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines
  • A high degree of accountability, credibility and assertiveness
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills as well as organization skills
  • Previous Experience in the NGO Sector will be an added advantage
Salary: KES 75,000 - 90,000

Ability to prepare financial reports and properly provide guidance to the finance team.

If you feel you fit the above role ,please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject to jobs@alternatedoors.co.ke

N.B: We do not charge any fee for receiving your CV in our database nor for interviewing.

Only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted.

For unsolicited applications,please drop your CV in our offices (Devan Plaza, Westlands 4th Floor) Monday to Friday- 3pm- 5.30pm ONLY.

A leading spirits manufacturing company based in Nairobi is looking for qualified and experienced sales agents.

Interested candidates should have:-
  • A diploma/certificate in sales and marketing
  • A minimum of 2 years in the same field.
  • Possess a valid driving license.
All applicants should send an application letter, detailed CV and testimonials to; julijo78@ymail.com

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
Old Mutual plc. is a leading multinational long-term savings, protection and investment group which has been operating for over 169 years. 

It has operations in Africa, Europe, the Americas and Asia, supported by over 56,000 employees serving over 16 million customers. Old Mutual is listed on the London and Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
 
Old Mutual Kenya comprises of Old Mutual Life Assurance, Old Mutual Investment Group, Old Mutual Investment Services, Old Mutual Securities and Faulu Microfinance Bank.

The company has opportunity for qualified, experienced and talented individual to fill the following position.
 
Intermediate Actuarial Specialist
 
Reporting to the Actuarial Executive, the incumbent will be responsible for carrying out technical actuarial work, system testing, reporting, investigations and pricing oversight.

The key objectives for this position are: -
  • Manages Thought Express production support and version release Testing
  • Responsible for Retail reporting
  • Carries out semantics testing and sign off
  • Responsible for the processing of incentives and retainer and ensuring that commissions are correct and paid on time
  • Responsible for investigation of data investigations as directed
  • Responsible for Investigation of Old Mutual Investment Services and Old Mutual Life Assurance Company unit pricing
  • Checks, manipulates and analyses volumes of data and draws conclusions from the analysis.
  • Carries out technical actuarial work and ensuring its accuracy and proper implementation
  • Translates actuarial concepts into client friendly language.
  • Ensures client focus by meeting client needs, building inspiring relationships and taking responsibility for client experience.
  • Any other duties that may be allocated by management from time to time.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Actuarial Science or related fields. Masters in Actuarial Science will be an added advantage
  • Passed a minimum of 10 Actuarial professional papers
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in actuarial function
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to understand the big picture within which the business is operating, the inter – play between various components and the impact on the business
  • Personal effectiveness by taking responsibility for service delivery
  • Proficiency in advanced MS Excel
  • Exposure to Thought Express system will be an added advantage
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Self-starter who shows initiative and is able to work with minimal supervision.
Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications and experience should apply for the role viahttp://careers.oldmutual.co.ke by 1st December 2014

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


Job Title:  MFI Accountant 
 
Industry: Accounting
 
Location: Nairobi
 
Salary: Ksh 50,000 – 70,000 Gross.

Our client is a fast growing microfinance institution that provides micro credit solutions to positively transform the lives of their customers and other stakeholders by offering high quality financial services. 

They are looking to hire a dynamic and self motivated Accountant with proven experience in microfinance accounting, to join their team of professionals.
 
Job Purpose:- The incumbent will be responsible for all payables and receivable accounts, financial budgeting, financial planning and other related accounting duties. 

This position requires a good knowledge of accounting with proven experience in a busy microfinance institution

Duties and Responsibilities:-
  • Compiles and analyzes financial information to prepare entries to book of accounts, such as general ledger accounts, documenting business transactions
  • Maintain and audit company financial records.
  • Oversee budget and financial management.
  • Perform duties related to bookkeeping, preparation of government audits, taxes, and financial planning.
  • Cash flow management
  • Work with tax returns and analyze financial information to ensure taxes are paid on time.
  • Assist in auditing accounts for errors, misinformation, fraud, and overspending.
  • Report financial information to management.
  • Create and analyze budgets.
  • Advise management on tax ramifications of business decisions
  • Act as a consultant in areas such as compensation, benefits, and asset protection.
  • Oversee accounts payable and receivable.
  • Forecast revenue and analyze ledgers.
  • Identify and investigate variances.
  • Participate in strategic planning, fraud prevention, and budget development.
  • Analyze daily banking transactions and journal entries
  • Payroll reconciliation
  • Prepare monthly sales reports into excel spread sheet for analysis
Qualifications & Skills:-
  • Must be a Certified Public Accountant with at least 3 - 4 years of working experience in MFI
  • Preferably with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • Should have good Financial Management, Accounting, Budgeting and financial forecasting Skills.
  • Must have worked as an Accountant in a busy Microfinance Institution
  • Self starter, who is organized, disciplined and goals orientated.
  • Full Knowledge of Accounting package software skill.
  • Good organization and Management skill.
  • Cash Disbursement and Records Keeping, Good analytical and reasoning skills.
  • Good leadership and supervisory, Preparation of Financial statement skills.
  • Honesty and integrity.
  • Can be able to achieve targets under strict timeframe.
  • MUST pay keen attention to details.
  • Good team player.
If you are up to the challenge, posses the necessary qualification and experience, please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (MFI Accountant 50 – 70K Gross) to jobs@corporatestaffing.co.ke before 12th December, 2014.

Kindly indicate current/last salary on your CV

N.B: We do not charge any fee for receiving your CV or for interviewing

Only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted.

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