Organization: COOPI – Cooperazione Internazionale is a relief and development organization founded in Italy in 1965. COOPI’s envisions a world without poverty where diverse cultures live together sharing equal rights and equal opportunities. 

COOPI’s mission is to reduce poverty in the global South through interventions of long-term sustainable international cooperation. 

COOPI also conducts advocacy activities in Italy, to fight the cause of the serious economic gap between the North and South. 
 
Position: Regional Programme Coordinator
 
Reporting To: Regional Representative
 
Location: Nairobi with frequent travel to the field as necessary

Key Tasks: The objective of this position is to be overall responsible for the strategy and coordination of COOPI’s programs in the Region (Kenya, Somalia) ensuring that programs are designed and implemented to the highest standards and in line with COOPI’s global strategy, policies and core values. 

The main tasks linked to this position are as follows:

I. Strategic Planning

  • Provide leadership in development of policies and strategies for the Nairobi regional coordination office ensuring that the regional strategic objectives are in line with COOPI’s global strategies, objectives and values;
  • Provide leadership in review and monitoring of the implementation of the Nairobi regional coordination office strategic objectives and plans;
  • Collect and analyze information about humanitarian situation in our area of intervention
II. Institutional Relationship
  • Ensure that information collection, sharing and analysis (policies and strategies) are undertaken by sector coordinators and program managers;
  • Establishing and monitoring of national and regional consortia to achieve COOPI’s regional strategic objectives and plans;
  • Maintain and develop contacts, information sharing and relationship with other COOPI offices in the region and partners  in coordination with the regional representative;
  • Identification of potential resources and follow-up (financial and opportunities).
III. Human Resources Management
  • Lead the process of recruitment, selection, monitoring and evaluation of the coordination and managerial staff for the programs;
  • Setting targets and performance appraisal for sector coordinators and program coordinators.
IV. Program Development and Management
  • Promote the identification of programs and projects in line with strategic plans of the regional office to support actualisation of the same;
  • Supervision of the sector coordinators / program managers and promote integration of projects within programs and programs within the strategic plan (sector and geographical);
  • Responsible for overall program, and project supervision (keeping updated on progress of implementation, meetings and field visits) quality control and ensuring attainment of the requisite standards in line with international norms, COOPI and donor requirements;
  • Review and approval of project reports in coordination with the regional representative
  • Ensure capitalization and internal reporting
  • Development and management of future local partnerships
Qualifications & Requirements    
  • Generalist education background: master in humanitarian field, project management, politics.
Essential Competencies:
 
To be successful in this role you must have the following:
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in the management of Humanitarian and Development program
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in Horn of Africa operation
  • Knowledge of contractual regulations of major donors, in particular EU/ECHO, USAID, UN Agencies
  • Excellent attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and proven ability to negotiate with a wide range of people (internally and externally)
  • Strong networking capability
  • Ability to adapt to the harsh and stressful working conditions of Somalia and the size of programme
  • Advance computer skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills in English
Start Date: ASAP 
 
Application: Send by Email 1 page letter of expression of interest and updated CV by the Closing date: 10th January 2015 to the following address:    

The Regional Representative 
COOPI - Cooperazione Internazionale, 

eMail: hr.nairobi@coopi.org
 
Note: Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Neo Marketing, a leading below-the-line marketing agency, with over five years’ experience in delivering brand experiences is recruiting for an Admin Assistant (AA).
 
Job Profile: The Administrative Assistant reports to the HR & Admin Manager and is responsible for providing administrative and clerical services. Providing these services in an effective and efficient manner will ensure that the organizations operations are maintained in an effective and efficient manner.

Job Responsibilities
 
Bookkeeping
  • Monitoring and recording expenditures by creating spreadsheets to track the organizations expenditure on petty cash and reporting it to the Operations Director.
Planning and Scheduling

  • Plan events like board meetings and luncheons with the help and advice of the HR & Admin Manager.
  • Schedule appointments and preparing presentation materials.
Communication
  • Compose correspondence/reports for own or EDs signature
  • Arrange essential mail in priority action order for the ED
  • Check deadlines on incoming requests and put preliminary work in play
  • Process replies on own initiative or from the EDs’ dictation or notes
  • Research, draft or abstract reports
Confidentiality
  • Perform to earn the ED’s full confidence
  • Assure discreet handling of all business
Visitors
  • Screen to control interruptions
  • Provide back-up data as needed
  • Arrange amenities as needed
  • Schedule visits away from boss’s area to protect priority/private tasks
Travel
  • Arrange travel through internal or outside agents (pre - qualified agent)
  • Arrange travel cash in advance
  • Prepare itinerary, trip file and supplies
  • Prepare expense report tools for boss
  • Complete expense reports after trip
Data Management
  • Improve/tighten storage/retrieval systems
  • Update and manage index
eMail: hr@neomarketing.co.ke

Neo Marketing, a leading below-the-line marketing agency, with over five years’ experience in delivering brand experiences is recruiting for a Business Development Manager (BDM)
 
Job Profile: A Business Development Manager works to improve an organization’s market position and achieve financial growth. 

This person defines long-term organizational strategic goals, builds key customer relationships, identifies business opportunities, negotiates and closes business deals and maintains extensive knowledge of current market conditions.  

She/he works with other senior managers to increase sales opportunities and thereby maximize revenue for their organization. 
 
Job Description: The primary role of the Business Development Manager is to prospect for new clients by networking, cold calling, advertising or other means of generating interest from potential clients. 

They must then plan persuasive approaches and pitches that will convince potential clients to do business with the company. 

They must develop a rapport with new clients, and set targets for sales and provide support that will continually improve the relationship. 

They are also required to grow and retain existing accounts by presenting new solutions and services to clients. Strategic planning is a key part of this job description, since it is the business manager’s responsibility to develop the pipeline of new business coming in to the company. 

This requires a thorough knowledge of the market, the solutions/services the company can provide, and of the company’s competitors. 

While the exact responsibilities will vary from company to company, the main duties of the Business Development Manager can be summarized as follows:

New Business Development
  • Prospect for potential new clients and turn this into increased business.
  • Cold call as appropriate within your market or geographic area to ensure a robust pipeline of opportunities. 
  • Meet potential clients by growing, maintaining, and leveraging your network.
  • Identify potential clients, and the decision makers within the client organization.
  • Research and build relationships with new clients.
  • Set up meetings between client decision makers and company’s practice leaders/Principals.
  • Plan approaches and pitches.
  • Work with team to develop proposals that speaks to the client’s needs, concerns, and objectives.
  • Participate in pricing the solution/service.
  • Handle objections by clarifying, emphasizing agreements and working through differences to a positive conclusion.
  • Use a variety of styles to persuade or negotiate appropriately.
  • Present an image that mirrors that of the client.
Client Retention
  • Present new products and services and enhance existing relationships.
  • Work with technical staff and other internal colleagues to meet customer needs.
  • Arrange and participate in internal and external client debriefs.
Business Development Planning
  • Attend industry functions, such as association events and conferences, and provide feedback and information on market and creative trends.
  • Present to and consult with mid and senior level management on business trends with a view to developing new services, products, and distribution channels.
  • Identify opportunities for campaigns, services, and distribution channels that will lead to an increase in sales.
  • Using knowledge of the market and competitors, identify and develop the company’s unique selling propositions and differentiators.
  • Ensure that data is accurately entered and managed within the company’s CRM or other sales management system.
  • Forecast sales targets and ensure they are met by the team.
  • Track and record activity on accounts and help to close deals to meet these targets.
  • Ensure all team members represent the company in the best light.
  • Understand the company’s goal and purpose so that will continual to enhance the company’s performance.
Academic Requirements
  • MBA, Strategic Management ( Added advantage)
  • BBA/BCOM/BBM in Sales & Marketing
  • 5 years of proven experience in Marketing
  • Certificate in proposal & report writing
  • IT savvy
Other Essential Skills: Networking, Persuasion, Prospecting, Public Speaking, Research, Proposal Writing Skills, Closing Skills, Motivation for Sales, Prospecting Skills, Sales Planning, Identification of Customer Needs and Challenges, Territory Management, Market Knowledge, Meeting Sales Goals, Professionalism

eMail: hr@neomarketing.co.ke

Action Africa Help Uganda a non-profit making agency that implements health and development projects in Uganda 

The organisation seeks to recruit a dynamic, innovative development leader for the following position:
 
Job Title: Finance and Administration Manager
 
Reports to: Country Director
 
Staff reporting to this post: Finance Officer, HR & Administration Officer & Procurement Officer
 
Duty Station: Kampala.
 
Job Summary: To monitor all financial processes effectively and efficiently functioning, monitor financial results to detect risks and address them. He/she will plan, execute and evaluate all activities of financial management of AAH-I Uganda Country Programme. 

The holder will be responsible for developing, reviewing, updating and enforcing compliance of the Programme’s financial policies and procedures.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Lead in the country budgeting process and provide technical advice to support proposal writing in line with AAH-I Finance and Resource Mobilisation guidelines and procedures.
  • Supervise, train and appraise country accounting staff, support and maintain a competent & motivated “finance team” through giving constructive feedback, coaching and mentoring in line with the Human Resources Manual.
  • Periodically review and implement financial policies to mitigate any financial risks in line with AAH-I guidelines and donor policies.
  • Monitor all functions and programs/projects under charge are performed within budgetary parameters, to include performing costs control activities, monitoring revenues and expenditures and ensuring sound fiscal control in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Practices.
  • Review and monitor accuracy of work generated in the country accounts office in relation to billing, payroll processing, accounts payable, drafting checks and accounts receivable in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Practices.
  • Maintain and reconcile bank accounts for all funds from field accounting support personnel.
  • Review reconciliations for accounts payable ledgers to ensure that statutory deductions (PAYE, NSSF, Local Service Tax, Withholding tax) have been paid and submitted to statutory authorities in line with the financial policies and regulations of AAH International.
  • Prepare and review annual, quarterly, monthly and weekly cash flow forecasts, based on cash status and generate weekly cash flow reports in line with AAH-I finance guidelines and procedures.
  • Review and monitor the implementation of proper audit trails, verification and reconciliation actions for all processed work to ensure adherence to generally accepted accounting standards and principles, established procedures, departmental guidelines and regulatory requirements.
  • Review receipts, expenditure forms, purchase orders, distributions and disbursement orders for the purpose of ensuring compliance with established regulatory standards.
  • Prepare periodic accounting reports e.g. weekly, monthly and annual reports, drafting and revising codes and ordinances in line with AAH-I financial guidelines and procedures.
  • Plan, manage, coordinate and implement the year end/project end closing processes and procedures for the assigned accounting records, and provide information to auditors in line with the financial policies and regulations of AAH International.
  • Provide technical accounting support and interpretation to management through senior management team meetings and to employees in line with the AAH-I financial guidelines and procedures.
Qualifications
  • A Bachelor’s (honors) degree in Commerce, Accounting or Finance
  • A Master’s degree in Financial Management, Accounting, Economics or a related field from a recognized institution.
  • A professional qualification in Finance or Accounting (Membership of ACCA, CPA)
  • Good computer applications knowledge in respect to accounting, budgeting and cash control. 
  • As a minimum, this would include an understanding of MS Office and Excel coupled with a strong understanding and knowledge of Pastel Evolution accounting systems.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in similar or higher position with at least 3 years in a Non-Government Organisation.
  • The candidate must be 30-45 years of age. 
  • Preparation of UNHCR SPMR Reports is an advantage
Skills and Competencies
  • A team player with excellent inter-personal and communication skills
  • A good command of both written and spoken English
  • Patient, understanding and of a pleasant character
  • Excellent Management skills
  • Able to build and develop capacity of others
  • Commitment to the organizational values
How to Apply:
 
Interested persons who meet the above criteria should submit their applications (together with an updated CV) with at least three suitable referees with their telephone and email contact to; uganda@actionafricahelp.org indicating the job title in the subject line of the email.

Applications should be adressed to;
 
The Human Resource Officer,
Action Africa Help Uganda;
Plot 72 Ntinda Road,
P O Box 10501,
Kampala, Uganda.

Deadline for receiving the applications is: 30/12/2014.
Job Title: Reporting / Communications Officer 

1 Position
 
Reference Position (according to Solidarités’ scale): Officer
 
Country and base of assignment: Kenya / Nairobi

Desired start date: 01/02/2015
 
Duration of financing for post: 1 year
 
Source of financing for post: ECHO/EU/OFDA/UNICEF
 
Duration of the mission: 1 year
 
Status / allowances and salaries: As per salary grid
 
Place of work: Nairobi duty station with frequent field visits to Kenya and Somalia (minimum 50%)
 
2. Objectives:
 
2.1 Context of the position: Solidarites International joint Kenya / Somalia mission was opened started in march 2007. SI has been directly implementing programs mainly in South and Central Somalia. In 2014 mission includes operations in one region in Kenya (Marsabit) and 3 regions in Somalia (Gedo, Lower Juba and Galgaduud).
 
This is a new position created to improve the quality of reporting and proposal writing and therefore alleviate the work load of technical coordinators. It will also help improving in house capacity building and training on reporting and proposal writing issues as well as developing the mission’s communication strategy.
 

The Reporting/ Communication Officer will be under the supervision of the Deputy Country Director for Programs and will work closely with the field teams – Field Coordinators, Programme Managers – and with the coordination programme team – WASH and Food Security/Livelihoods Coordinators. 

He/she will work with the Head of Mission on developing the communication strategy and drafting the Mission annual strategy.

 He/She will work with HoM on training plan for field bases.

2.2 Specific objectives
  1. The Reporting / Communications Officer (RCO)’s primary role is to produce and synthesize high quality reports and proposals, in close coordination with the CD, DCD programs, program coordinators, field management teams of Somalia mission and the Desk program manager.
  2. The Reporting/Communication Officer (RCO) will be involved in monitoring on-going projects in cooperation with M&E assistant. He/She will be also involved in cross-checking data collected in assessment reports and triangulating information used to design proposals.
  3. The RCO will be involved in designing a communications strategy for an internal and external audience, in addition to communicating the mission’s successes and stories internally and externally.
  4. The RCO will be responsible for training senior colleagues in Nairobi and the field in i) consolidating reports between units and preparing them in a more conducive manner for the targeted audience, ii) identifying communications opportunities and improving the quality of photos, videos, community engagement for reflecting the needs and responses in the communities.
  5. The Reporting/ Communications Officer (RCO) will be in charge of training program managers and field coordinators in drafting donor-based reports and consolidating relevant information, depending on the audience and the type of reports.
3. Profile Sought:
 
Education:
  • Master’s degree preferably in social sciences, international relations and/or development or other relevant discipline
Experience:
  • At least 1 year of related work experience, preferably for an International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) at headquarter or on the field in Programme departments;
  • Experience in working in Somalia, preferably being based inside of the country and working with international NGO
  • Successful experience in reporting and contributing to proposal writing;
  • Experience in direct implementation of programs in Somalia and establishing relationship with communities will be an asset
  • Experience in training and capacity building;
  • Experience in designing communication strategies and preparing communication materials
  • Skills and/or experience in reporting on WASH and Food Security/ Livelihood activities are an asset.
Technical Skills and Knowledge:
  • Good knowledge of donors’ reporting guidelines (ECHO – OFDA);
  • Good knowledge of the Project Cycle Management;
  • Excellent organizational skills: ability to work independently & productively in a fast-paced environment;
  • Excellent writing skills in English,
  • Ability to synthetize information;
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills: ability to effectively liaise with a variety of people in a multi-cultural environment;
  • Good computer skills : MS products (WORD, EXCEL, Power Point, Publisher), Internet
Languages:
  • English: Fluent with excellent writing capacities
  • French: Fluent with excellent writing capacities
  • Somali: Fluent with excellent writing capacities
Other desirable qualities:
  • Flexible work attitude and proactive
  • Creativity and energy to implement new approaches
  • Ability to work productively in a team environment;
  • Strong capacity to work with initiative and without close supervision;
  • Ability to work independently, set priorities and meet deadlines;
  • Fast learner, multitasking;
  • Ability to deal with heavy workload and constantly reassess priorities.
4. Context of the Post :
 
Brief overview of SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL work in the country: Solidarites International has been operational in Somalia since 2007. SI main areas of intervention are WASH and Food Security. In Kenya, SOLIDARITES has field base in North Horr. Resilience and WASH project are implemented in Marsabit county, with funding from EU and DFID. 

In Somalia, SOLIDARITES has field bases in two regions: Gedo with offices in Mandera (on Kenyan side), Luuq and Elwaq and in Galgaduud with offices in Adaado and Abudwak. Projects are focusing on WASH and food security. SI secured funding form ECHO, OFDA, CHF and UNICEF. At the time of the writing of this job description SI is also considering opening activities in other locations.
 
How the mission is organised:
 
The coordination is based in Nairobi. The Field Team dedicated to Somalia Programs is based in Dadaab and Mandera in Kenya, close to the Somalia Border. Kenyan field office is in North Horr.

Insecurity in Somalia does of course affect our presence on the ground. This situation has deteriorated lastly, affecting all humanitarian activities of all humanitarian actors, and incurring real difficulty of access.

The Kenya/ Somalia mission does not follow a classic set up. There are two different missions followed by the same coordination team. Kenya and Somalia contexts are different. External actors (INGOs, LNGOs, donors, authorities, forums, etc.) are completely separated for Kenya and Somalia missions: it therefore multiplies the workload of the coordination team.

Specific context of the area in which the expatriate will be working
 
Main Working Location: Nairobi with 50% travel to Somalia/Kenya field bases. Nairobi is a relatively safe city, although precautions must be taken. Main risks are from vehicle accidents, mugging, and vehicle hijackings.
 
Current Field Visit locations and their security context:
 
a) Dadaab/Dhobley: Operational base for Lower Juba. Significant security issues. Very few extra professional activities possible. Several other NGOs present. Curfew at night. Base is basic.
 
b) Adaado: Operational base for Galgaduud. Significant security issues. Very few extra professional activities possible. Several other NGOs present. Curfew at night. Base is basic.
 
c) Mandera/Dollow: Operational base for Gedo. Significant security issues. Very few extra professional activities possible. Several other NGOs present. Curfew at night. Base is basic.
 
d) Other locations inside Somalia, where travel might be needed (i.e. Galckayo, Mogadishu, Dollow, Luuq, Elwak, Abudwaq, Kismayo, Garowe)
 
How to Apply:
 
Send a cover letter and CV to the following email address: jobapplication@solidarites-kenya-som.org. 

Please indicate the job title in the email subject line. 

Deadline for applications: 05th January 2015. 

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.
 
Solidarités International is an equal opportunities employer

Vacancy: Marketing and Communications Intern

Buyrentkenya is currently seeking an intern to work with our Marketing department. The Marketing and Communications internship will receive valuable hands on Marketing & Communications experience in a fast paced start-up environment. 

With this full time position the intern will be reporting directly to the line manager and on occasion to the founder of the company.

 The company creates a platform for buyers and sellers of property in Kenya to connect. As Kenya’s 12th most popular website, our website is a rapidly growing property portal that reaches over 160,000 monthly unique visitors.
This is a paid internship for recent graduates with a Marketing and/or Communications related background.
 

Responsibilities:
  • Assist in the creation of email campaigns, blog posts and other related online promotions
  • Website updates and maintenance
  • Tech support
  • Assist in the company's marketing campaigns and branding
  • Assist in the execution of the company's events
  • Assist in any other company related capacity
Qualifications:
  • Recent University graduate students and/or young professionals with 1 year marketing related experience.
  • Related internship experience and/or academic concentrations in Communications or Marketing
  • Experience with an array of social media platforms, including but not limited to Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and Pinterest.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Keen interest in Marketing or Communications
  • High level of attention to detail, excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize demands and meet deadlines
  • Ability to thrive and be highly effective in a fast-paced and fluid environment. (We're a start-up, come up with an approach to solve the challenge rather than just state it.)
  • Overall eagerness and enthusiasm
  • Creative/ strategic thinker
  • A commitment of 40 hours per week
Bonus Points
  • Real Estate industry knowledge/experience
  • Online marketing experience
  • Energetic, ambitious, and have a go-getter attitude
Perks and Compensation
  • Monthly stipend provided
  • Real life work-experience
  • Possibility of future, full-time or part-time employment
  • Gain knowledge of real estate industry
  • Gain knowledge in online marketing, as well as traditional marketing and our own back office software
  • Fun, high-energy work environment
  • Awesome co-workers
How to Apply:

Please send your cover letter and CV to careers@buyrentkenya.com before 23, January, 2014.

Vacancies: Hub Attendants 

6 Positions

Boma Safi Limited is a Social Enterprise engaged in the distribution of life improving and poverty solving goods to Bottom of Pyramid (BoP) consumers in rural and peri urban markets. Boma Safi reaches these markets through engagement with Points of Sale who are typically entrepreneurs, SACCOs, women organizations and faith groups. 

To create a competitive environment in which we are better able to serve our clients, Boma Safi wishes to recruit self driven Hubs Attendants to assist in the operations of the organisation as it expands. 
Boma Safi is opening hubs and mini hubs in different regions, which seeks to improve on the current distribution system which relies on delivery logistics whereby products are supplied across the country from the central hub. 

The Hub attendants will be responsible for day to day management of the Hub working in liaison with Operations Coordinator and regional marketing teams. 
 
Boma Safi wishes to recruit Hub Attendants to be based in Mombasa (1 post), Eldoret (1 post), Kakamega (1 post), Thika (1 post), Nakuru (1 post), and Nanyuki / Embu (1 post).  

Key Duties for the Position:  

Reporting to the Regional Marketing Coordinator, the successful candidate will be responsible for:
  • Preparation and sharing of daily and weekly sales reports
  • Stock taking and inventory management for the Hub
  • Attending to walk in customers
  • In charge of Hub display arrangement
  • Coordinate transport and delivery systems
  • Handle customer complaints
  • Ensure all company assets are safe and well cared for
  • Ensure that the hub is clean and well organized at all times
  • Ensure maximum efficiency among the team assigned to the Hub
Qualifications / Skills:
  • Diploma in Business Administration or equivalent
  • Basic IT skills / Excellent Computer Skills
  • Excellent reporting and organizational skills
  • Experience in selling products / attending to a shop
  • Ability to communicate in English and Kiswahili
  • A self starter
  • Age: 25 years and above
  • Ready to work in a start-up company
  • Can work effectively with minimum supervision
Package: The starting salary of Hub Attendants will be a gross of Kshs 15,000.  

If you possess the above skills, abilities and marketing drive, we are happy to engage with you. 

Please provide us with your resume and a letter of motivation, stating your availability and provide a functional phone contact. 

You must clearly indicate on the subject line which town/region you are interested in. 

All applications should be emailed to info@bomasafi.co.ke to be received on or before COB 4th January 2015.

The Nyali Children's Hospital is located in Mombasa North Mainland with branches in Likoni and Mikindani. 

The hospital has a vacancy for:

Graduate Management Trainees

Aged above 25 years and from recognized universities to be redeployed in Front Office Management that combines Customer Care, Finance and Administration and Human Resource. 

Only those who scored A or B in Maths and sciences in KCSE need apply.
Forward your application including relevant testimonials to P.O Box 43354-80100, Mombasa or drop it the NCH hospital Premises in Nyali.
Altima Africa is a strategy implementation firm that seamlessly integrates its consulting, training and recruitment services to effectively support the implementation of organisational strategies focusing on medium sized enterprises and public sector organisations in the region. 

This is in line with our mission, to provide innovative solutions that create and strengthen our clients’ competitiveness. Our solutions are delivered in the context of our values: creativity, innovation, collaboration and agility. 

Our focus is on the delivery of complex, end-to-end business transformation engagements encompassing: Strategy facilitation and implementation, Change management, Performance management, Business process re-engineering and Recruitment solutions.
Altima is seeking to recruit a self driven, organised and ambitious individual to the position of Human Resource Consultant in our Consulting Division.

The Position: The position holder will be reporting to the Principal Consultant, Consulting Division. 


They will be responsible for:
  • Provide clients with advisory and capacity building solutions throughout the entire HR lifecycle;
  • Business development from lead generation to preparation of client proposals;
  • Active participation in relevant professional fora and other thought leadership activities;
  • Supporting executive recruitment activities from candidate search to reporting;
  • Coordinating tasks undertaken with part time consultants; and
  • Compilation of market intelligence reports
The Ideal candidate should:
  • Hold a University Degree in a business related field
  • Have at least 3 years work experience
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal and project management skills
  • Be proficient in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Human Resource certification will be an added advantage
If you are qualified and up to the challenge, please upload your CV including day time contact via www.altimaafrica.com/careers.php  

Deadline for application is 31st December 2014.

The Heritage Insurance Company (K) Ltd is a member of Liberty Group and a leading insurance Company with a legacy of providing superior services to a wide spectrum of clients since 1976. 

We have also received AA- rating, the highest international rating awarded to a Kenyan insurer.

We are looking for dynamic and experienced individuals to fill in the following position:-

Job Title: Branch Manager - Nyali

Reporting to: 
Executive Director
 
We invite applications for the posts described below which have arisen due to company growth and expansion in the market.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:-
  • Identifying and developing new business opportunities
  • Marketing strategy Formulation and Implementation for the region in line with overall company objectives
  • Achieving growth targets
  • Maintaining high Public Relations amongst clients
  • Preparation of timely, accurate, informative reports to management for decision
  • Managing Direct sales, Individuals or Corporate and broker sales
  • Ensure safe custody of the branch’s fixed assets by maintaining an assets register and appropriate insurances
  • Maintaining the Branch cash book
  • Management of Renewals/Business retention
  • Market Research and Intelligence
  • Excellent Customer Service and Complaints Handling
  • Managing Credit control
  • Ensuring that staff are well supervised, trained and developed to be technically competent to perform their duties
  • Ensuring that Performance Management process is embraced and continuously being carried out within the departments for effective and efficient service to our customers with a view to achieve overall company business goals in line with the Company’s Business Plan
  • Advising the Executive Director on issues pertaining to the business
  • Establishing and maintaining a good relationship with the brokers, agents and clients. Likewise maintain close liaison with other departments in the organisation.
  • Contributing as a member of the management team to the development of operational policies for the achievement of the corporate plans as stipulated in the Company Three year Business Strategy.
  • Fostering and maintenance of good corporate image through liaison with all competitors, intermediaries and the general public
  • Attendance of all scheduled meetings to facilitate smooth operational procedures
Requirements
  • B.Com or Business related degree from a recognized University
  • A.C.I.I. qualification or working towards attaining ACII
  • Must have ample technical ability on various insurance products
  • Must have sound analytical, negotiation, interpersonal skills, communication skills and maturity
  • Good customer relation skills
  • Must have a minimum of 6 years working experience in the Insurance industry
  • Be computer literate
  • Have high level of integrity
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize (ability to work within strict deadlines)
  • Persons currently in direct contact with Brokers, agents and clients will have a distinct advantage
How to Apply

Interested candidates should forward their detailed resume & cover letter to hr@heritage.co.ke by Tuesday 30th December 2014 at 4.00 p.m.

Job Title: Research Associate
 
Deadline to Apply: 28th December 2014
 
Start Date: January 15th, 2015 (non-negotiable)
 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
 
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to discovering and promoting effective solutions to global poverty problems. 

In close partnership with decision makers -- the policymakers, practitioners, investors, and donors working with the poor around the world -- IPA designs and evaluates potential solutions to poverty problems using randomized evaluations, the most rigorous evaluation method available. 

We also mobilize and support these decision makers to use these solutions to build better programs and policies at scale
 
About the Job: IPA Kenya seeks qualified applicants for the position of Research Associate for the Tax Compliance Project that will focus on tax policies for small-medium firms and individuals.
 

The project will begin in January 2015 and its activities will take place in Nairobi.
 
The research project will aim at designing and implementing a randomized controlled trial being coordinated by the Principal Investigator who is from Stanford University.
 
The research will examine the role of financial incentives and novel technologies in fostering tax compliance. 

The Research Associate will take a lead role in collecting data in the field, managing large databases, piloting the interventions, and managing relationships with the project partners. It is expected that the Research Associate will work independently and maintain regular communication with the PI.
 
The position requires excellent interpersonal and organization skills. It also requires proficiency with Stata. Familiarity with other data management and statistical packages is a plus.
 
The position offers an opportunity to gain first-hand field management experience in an organization undertaking cutting-edge development research. 

The main principal investigator is Lorenzo Casaburi, postdoctoral fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
 
The Research Associate will work closely with the IPA-Kenya Country Office and the Principal Investigators to perform a variety of tasks including, but not limited to: 
  • sophisticated logistic planning, 
  • significant in-person oversight of implementing partner managing the implementation field team, 
  • monitoring implementation quality, 
  • checking and analyzing data, 
  • cleaning data and assisting in preliminary analysis, 
  • assisting in the writing of project reports and policy memos, 
  • financial / expenditure oversight, 
  • HR management, and 
  • various administrative tasks.
The Research Associate will be based in Nairobi, Kenya but the position may involve field visits in other regions. The employment period is 12 months.
 
Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:
 
Required Qualifications:
  • A Bachelor's degree in economics, statistics, social sciences, public policy, or related fields
  • Excellent management and organizational skills along with strong quantitative skills
  • Fluency and excellent communication skills in English
  • Working knowledge of Stata
  • Flexible, self-motivating, able to manage multiple tasks efficiently, a team player
  • Assertive personality and demonstrated ability to manage high-level relationships with partner organizations
Desired Qualifications:
  • Familiarity with randomized controlled trials preferred
  • Familiarity with other data analysis software
If you are interested, please follow the instructions below:
 
How to Apply: Please send a cover letter and detailed CV, 3 references, daytime phone number(s), and email address. Your CV should include your scores or grades and other measures of academic achievement, and details about any relevant work experience.

Applications must be submitted by email to jobs-kenya@poverty-action.org, please ensure that the subject line reads: “RESEARCH ASSOCIATE.” REF NO: TAX COMPLIANCE-2014-12-01. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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

The Heritage Insurance Company (K) Ltd is a member of Liberty Group and a leading insurance Company with a legacy of providing superior services to a wide spectrum of clients since 1976. 

We have also received AA- rating, the highest international rating awarded to a Kenyan insurer.

We are looking for dynamic and experienced individuals to fill in the following position:-

Job Title: General Manager, Retail Business

Reporting to: 
Executive Director
 
Purpose of the Role: The role of the GM Retail Business is to drive Strategic and Business growth. In conjunction with Management, the job holder will ensure a robust business growth of this line of business within specified time frames.

Duties and Responsibilities:-

  • Responsible for Directing, Coordinating and growing the Retail Business and identifying new business opportunities in this line.
  • Develop a clear Strategy for Optimum Performance while achieving growth targets.
  • Responsible for establishing and strengthening relationships with all customers.
  • Marketing strategy Formulation and Implementation for the counties in line with overall company objectives
  • Monitor customer preferences in various regions to determine focus of retail sales efforts
  • In liaison with the business development managers in S& D, Follow up on business leads of high net worth,
  • Manage close contact with branch networks to set and track performance against objectives & play a significant role in the long term with a view to sustain sales excellence.
  • Preparation of timely, accurate, informative reports to management for decision making.
  • Fostering and maintenance of good corporate image through liaison with all competitors, intermediaries and the general public and maintain high Public relations
  • Conduct Market Research and Intelligence to advise initiatives and efforts.
  • Ensuring that Performance Management process is embraced and continuously being carried out within the role departments for effective and efficient service to our customers
  • Development of alternative distribution channels such as franchise
  • Establishing and maintaining a good relationship with the brokers, agents and clients. Likewise maintain close liaison with other departments in the organisation and country wide.
  • Directing annual budgeting & planning for Sales initiatives which will steer business growth
  • Contributing as a member of the Senior Management team to realistic value add plans and opinions that will steer growth in operational areas for the achievement of the corporate plans.
  • Attendance of all scheduled meetings to facilitate smooth operational procedures and liaise with other function heads.
  • Advising the Executive Director on issues pertaining to the
Requirements
  • B.Com or Business related degree from a recognized University
  • A.C.I.I. qualification or working towards attaining ACII
  • Must have ample technical ability on various insurance products
  • Excellent oral & communication skills, interpersonal skills including formal & informal presentation skill.
  • Good customer relation skills
  • Must have a minimum of 8 years working experience in the Insurance industry
  • Be computer literate
  • Have high level of integrity
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision
  • Ability to plan, organize, prioritize and to work within strict deadlines
  • Persons currently in this role will have a distinct advantage
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Age limit 45 years and below

Interested candidates should forward their detailed resume & cover letter to hr@heritage.co.ke by Tuesday 30th December 2014 at 4.00 p.m.

Egerton University
 
Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor Administration and Finance
 
Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development
Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development, is an institute of Egerton University mandated to conduct agricultural policy research and analysis in Kenya.

The institute is looking to fill the following position based in Nairobi.
 
Finance and Administration Manager
 
The successful candidate will head the Finance and Administration unit of the institute. He/she will be responsible for the day-to-day financial and administrative operations of the institute. 

Reporting to the Director of the Institute, the key tasks under this position shall include:
  • Formulation of sound financial policies, procedures and accounting systems that ensure effective management of funds
  • Ensure compliance with all statutory regulations, IFRS and other financial, human resource and procurement laws and regulations
  • Ensure timely preparation of financial management reports, budgets and implementation of budgetary controls
  • Co-ordinate the development and implementation of the administrative and human resource policies of the institute
  • Ensure the establishment and maintenance of human resource best practices including staff contract, performance management and continuous improvement of administrative services
  • Ensure compliance with donors’ requirements
  • Liaise closely with the University Finance Controller on matters related to finance and accounting
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned
Qualifications and Skills
 
The preferred candidate should be:
  • A Bachelor’s degree holder in Commerce, Accounting, Finance or its equivalent and an MBA from a recognized University
  • Have attained CPA (K) and a member of ICPAK
  • Has attained a minimum of six (6) years progressive work experience, three (3) of which should be at a senior level in a busy accounting and administrative environment
  • Full knowledge of payroll administration, budget preparation and control
  • Relevant experience in using various financial accounting software and preparation of financial management reports
  • Relevant skills in analysis of financial data to provide informative reports to non-finance managers
  • Have a working knowledge of project accounting and management and be familiar with donor financial reporting and foreign exchange accounting
  • Possess knowledge and experience in use of ERP and MS office suite
  • Possess ability to plan, develop and implement institutional administration and development
  • Have good organizational, interpersonal and communication skills (Oral and written)
  • Prior experience and knowledge of administration, human resource management and procurement functions will be an added advantage
A competitive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate(s). 

The position carries with it a two (2) year renewable contract.

Only the shortlisted applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.

Applications together with copies of certificates and a detailed CV including names of three referees should be sent to:

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration and Finance),
Egerton University,
P.O Box 536 - 20115
Egerton.

Or via email address (vacancies2014@tegemeo.org). 

Applications should be clearly marked F & A Manager-Tegemeo and should be received not later than Wednesday 31st December 2014.

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