A leading coffee dealer, The Kenya Cooperative Coffee Dealers Limited is looking for suitable persons to fill the positions:-
Production Supervisor for KCCD
Reports to: General Manager
Position Description:- Supervises production, employees, and plans and assigns work, implements policies and procedures and recommends improvements in production methods, equipment, operating procedures and working conditions.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Supervise contract and casual employees
  • Schedule production and supervise its implementation
  • Develop processing procedures and ensure that they are implemented
Skills required in undertaking the role:
  • Time management
  • Leadership skills
  • Analytical and Problem Solving Skills
  • Good Interpersonal Skills
  • SOP implementation, and Housekeeping and GMP.
  • Basic Knowledge of coffee roasting,
  • Production processes, quality control
  • Costs and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture of goods
  • Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
Personal Attributes:
  • Perform quality work within deadlines with or without direct supervision
  • Interact professionally with other employees, customers and suppliers,
  • Work effectively as a team contributor on all assignments,
  • Work independently while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with other employees.
Other requirements specific to the role:
  • Good Computer skills
  • Clean driving license 
  • At least 2 years’ experience at supervisory level in a beverage processing company
Marketing and PR Assist KCCD

General purpose
  • Coordinating KCCD/E website realignment-and maintenance-
  • Developing marketing and PR materials for local and international markets
  • Managing KCCD/Shiriki social media platform
  • Assisting sales team run below the line promotional activities and support with exhibitions
Skills required in undertaking the role:
  • Creative writing skills
  • Creativity in developing concepts
  • Leadership skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Communication skills
  • Report writing and presentation skills
  • Good coordination skills
Personal Attributes:
  • Business and market place awareness
  • Communication –both  verbal and written
  • Ability to be proactive 
  • Result oriented
  • Self-driven and independent
Other requirements specific to the role:
  • A degree or diploma in marketing
  • working experience in a marketing environment
  • Good Computer skills
  • Clean driving license 
  • Previous experience marketing environment
  • Proven success in customer services areas relating to product selling
Distribution Officer 
The post reports to the Stores Supervisor
Key responsibilities
  • To run errands and ensure smooth running of KCCD operations
  • Collect green coffee bought by KCCD  from dealers
  • Deliver coffee for roasting and to business outlets established by KCCD sales people
  • Ensuring the vehicle is in good running order and conforms to traffic regulation
  • Run other  errands and carry out any other duties as need may arise
Skills required
  • Post-secondary training
  • Not less than 3 years driving experience
  • Clean driving record
  • Experience in vehicle maintenance
Personal Attributes:
  • Ability to be proactive 
  • Result oriented
  • Self-driven and independent
Other requirements specific to the role:
  • Ability to market
  • Certificate of good conduct
Experience: 2 years ‘experience marketing environment

Send your CV and application (in one document) to kccd@kencaffee.coop by COB 24th Jan 2014. 

Indicate the job you are applying for on the subject line. Attn: General Manager.
USAID Transition Initiatives for Stabilization (TIS) program

Seeking: Consultant

The Transition Initiatives for Stabilization (TIS) program is funded by USAID and responds to the complex crisis that has evolved in Somalia. 

The overall program goal is to mitigate conflict; to build community cohesion, and to strengthen citizens-government relationships. 

TIS implements quick impact activities linked to longer-term stabilization goals.

The TIS program is currently seeking a skilled, diplomatic, effective, and highly motivated Consultant.
Purpose: TIS-DAI would like to engage a consultant for a short term period and would like him/her to accomplish the following tasks:-
1. Ensure that reviewed files, vouchers/payments and procurements are as complete as possible and give recommendations.
2. To review the accuracy of a sample of documentation.
Qualifications and Skills Sought:
  • University degree in Accounting, Financial Management or commerce - a graduate/Master’s degree is preferred.
  • Certification in accounting (i.e. CPA-K) added value.
Work Experience:
  • 7 years’ experience with USAID procurement and grants management or 7 years’ experience with finance or process audits, preferably of international development organizations
  • Excellent report writing skills, an ability to work with high levels of autonomy and a strict adherence to deadlines
  • Previous auditing experience.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of USAID regulations and compliance standards.
  • In addition, must be flexible, willing to perform assigned and additional duties and work irregular hours under unpredictable conditions.
Languages: Excellent oral and written English and Somali language skills are required
Do you have the above qualifications and skills? 

Please send 

(1) a CV 

(2) current position and salary history and 

(3) three professional references 

to tisdairecruitment@gmail.com.

Closing date: Wednesday, January 22, 2014. 

Please note only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Notice no. IOMKE/CFA/002/2014
Position title: Medical Escorts (Doctors and Nurses)
Position grade: Ungraded

Job family: 
Organizational unit: Migration Health Division

Position rated: No

Subject to rotation: No

Reporting directly to Migration Health Physician
Overall supervision by Regional Medical Coordinator

Managerial responsibility n/a
Directly reporting staff n/a
II. Organizational Context and Scope
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society. 

As the leading international organization for migration, IOM acts with its partners in the international community to: assist in meeting the growing operational challenges of migration management; advance
understanding of migration issues; encourage social and economic development through migration, and; uphold the human dignity and well-being of migrants.
In Kenya, IOM has since significantly diversified its programming since 2005. 

IOM currently implements interventions within the areas of emergency and post-conflict response, preparedness and response, disaster risk reduction, livelihoods, healthcare and psychosocial assistance, assisted voluntary return of migrants, immigration and border management, migration and development, resettlement and repatriation, family reunification, counter human trafficking, assistance to vulnerable migrants, and labour migration.
III. Responsibilities and Accountabilities
Under the technical supervision of the Migration Health Physician, Chief Nurse/deputy, and overall supervision of the Regional Medical Coordinator, the incumbent will act as medical escort for refugees with medical conditions for the duration of their travel to final destinations in the US, Australia, Canada and other countries.

In particular, the incumbent will:-
1. Provide all necessary medical care and support of designated beneficiaries(s) - patients during the journey and accompany these persons to an agreed handover point;
2. Identify themselves to airline staff on check-in and again on boarding the carrier;
3. Extend general in-flight and on-the-ground support to passengers travelling under the auspices of IOM as circumstances require;
4. Ensure that designated patients are handed over to a responsible entity overseas and that unescorted onward travel connections are completely understood by the passenger, accompanying family members or continuing non-medical escorts, and partner agencies;
5. Accommodate any changes in routing or schedule imposed by the carrier;
6. Comply with standard IOM requirements for duty travel and entitlements;
7. Assume other duties as assigned, which may include meetings or briefing of national health or quarantine officials on arrival, the purchase of goods or equipment at the destination, or assisting in the shipping or return of such equipment;
8. Complete and submit the Escort Movement Report to the IOM Mission and the relevant MHD Unit involved within one week after the completion of duty;

9. Return the IOM medical escort bag once duty is complete, with notation of all medications or supplies used during the journey.

IV. Competencies
The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following technical and behavioural competencies
  • Accepts and gives constructive criticism
  • Follows all relevant procedures, processes, and policies
  • Meets deadline, cost, and quality requirements for outputs
  • Monitors own work to correct errors
  • Takes responsibility for meeting commitments and for any shortcomings
Client Orientation
  • Identifies the immediate and peripheral clients of own work
Continuous Learning
  • Contributes to colleagues' learning
  • Demonstrates interest in improving relevant skills
  • Actively shares relevant information
  • Writes clearly and effectively, adapting wording and style to the intended audience
  • Listens effectively and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience
Performance Management
  • Provides constructive feedback to colleagues
  • Masters subject matter related to responsibilities
  • Identifies issues, opportunities, and risks central to responsibilities
  • Incorporates gender-related needs, perspectives, and concerns, and promotes equal gender participation
  • Effectively applies knowledge of migration issues within organizational context
  • Persistent, calm, and polite in the face of challenges and stress
  • Treats all colleagues with respect and dignity
  • Works effectively with people from different cultures by adapting to relevant cultural contexts
  • Knowledgeable about and promotes IOM core mandate and migration solutions
  • Actively contributes to an effective, collegial, and agreeable team environment
  • Contributes to, and follows team objectives
  • Gives credit where credit is due
  • Seeks input and feedback from others
  • Actively supports and implements final group decisions
  • Effectively applies knowledge of IOM Migration Health Division’s SOPs and Administrative policies and procedures in execution of responsibilities.
V. Education and Experience
  • University Degree in medicine and/or nursing with valid license to practice medicine in Kenya
  • For the medical doctors: At least three years of clinical experience with thorough knowledge of emergency medicine: distant advantage to ER specialists and specialists in emergency pulmonology, cardiology and paediatric medicine including mental health specialists (psychiatrists).
  • For the medical nurses: At least three years of clinical experience with thorough knowledge of emergency medicine: distant advantage to ER nurses, nurses working at the pulmonology, cardiology and pediatric medicine including mental health departments/wards.
  • Fluency in oral and written English, good written, verbal and oral communication skills;
  • Willingness and ability to provide non-medical assistance;
  • Ability to travel at least once every two months and if needed in short time notice but not less than two weeks
  • Possession of a valid US visa
  • Gender sensitivity and respect for cultural diversity
  • Proficiency in computer skills, especially in MS Office products (Excel, Outlook, Word etc).
VI. Languages
Required: Knowledge of languages spoken in East Africa; spoken Somali and French language is an advantage.
Mode of Application:
Submit cover letter and CV including daytime telephone and e-mail address to:-

International Organization for Migration (IOM), 
Human Resources Department, 
P.O.Box 55040 – 00200, 
Nairobi, Kenya 

or send via e-mail to hrnairobi@iom.int

Closing Date: 2nd February 2014

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
Job Framework - Franchisee Coordinator - AMUA

Provide business management support to the Amua franchisees within the designated region.
Coordinate CHW supervisors to ensure the integrity of promotional activities according to Amua’s marketing / communication strategy and CHW work plans.
Assist Clinical Quality and Training activities for all AMUA franchisees within the designated region

Facilitate networking of AMUA with local authorities and partnering organization in the designated region

Job Title: AMUA Franchisee Coordinator

Location: Homa Bay

Reporting to: Social Franchising Manager

Probationary Period: 3 months
Salary Scale: Contract Type        
Gross pay of Kshs. 75,000

Fixed Term up to July 2017        

Marie Stopes Kenya is an NGO registered in Kenya. We are affiliated to Marie Stopes International.  

Together we deliver safe abortion, quality sexual and reproductive health care and family planning to millions of the world's poorest and most vulnerable women. We want to make sure that women have a choice when it comes to having children and that death by unsafe abortion is reduced.
The primary responsibility of this role is to further our Goal: THE PREVENTION OF UNWANTED BIRTHS and its mission of ensuring the individual’s right to: CHILDREN BY CHOICE NOT CHANCE

The post holder commits to and is held accountable to Marie Stopes International global core values: mission driven, customer focused, results orientated, pioneering, sustainable and people centered

Key Responsibilities and Measures
Regional Supervision
  • Identify and recommend solutions to problems in the assigned regions that interfere with  franchisee business development, clinical quality and any other Amua objective
  • Assist in designing and implementing formal franchisee training for the designated region
  • Facilitate forum for direct exchange with peer groups involved in SRH sector and/or social franchising (as part of the agenda of the Social Franchise Network Association of Kenya  SFNAK
Measure: Field  and QTA/IAC reports

Business Management  
  • Ensure that each franchisee understand AMUA program, goals and protocols, and act on behalf of MSK
  • Instill a business-minded spirit throughout the AMUA network within the designated region, driven by excellence in customer service, high quality of clinical care and professional health facility management
  • Conduct monthly visits to each franchisee, consisting of a full review of activity and quick business audit (using standard AMUA templates, and auditing client registers)
  • Assist each franchisee with operational and logistics needs (notably drugs, equipment, commodities, etc.)
  • Assist service providers to identify service or product issues, and identify/propose solutions
  • Provide on-site training and support franchisees to correct non-standard practices, and to ensure appropriate data collection (for reporting to MoH and AMUA/MSK)
  • Compile the business performance section of the monthly reports for each franchise and for the region- using template for AMUA field report
Measure: Field reports, service statistics, narratives, field audits, M&E analysis, MOUs signed.

Promotion & Communication
  • Lead the implementation of promotional events (includes Amua Leo) as per the promotion activity plan
  • Identify promotion opportunities for the brand AMUA
  • Assist each franchisee in identifying promotion opportunities to generate service uptake and new clients
  • Measure impact of promotional activities in designated region
  • Liaise with MoPHS/DHMT officials in the region as Amua’s GoK partners
  • Compile the “promotion activities” section of the monthly reports for each franchise and for the region- using template for AMUA field report
Measure: Market impact, exit interviews, Mystery client surveys, market audits, reports, Attitude surveys, reports from agencies, feedback reports from MoH, stakeholders, CHW reports etc

Clinical Quality & Training
  • Ensure franchisees adhere to the signed MoU with MSK, notably the clinical quality compliance
  • Facilitate and support clinical audits under supervision of MSK Clinical Quality & training Dpt, and ensure that each franchisee gets audited at least twice per year
  • Assist the Clinical Quality & Training team in monitoring clinical compliance and quality of franchises
  • Report clinical complications immediately as they arise to the Clinical Quality and Training team and ensuring proper documentation (Amua incident report)
  • In coordination with the Clinical Quality & Training Dpt, support and coordinate the implementation of  Training in specific areas:
(i) Skills up date in performing BTLs and IUCDs
(ii) Family planning counseling
(iii) Infection prevention techniques
(iv) Data collection and interpretation for decision making
(v) Improving quality of care (QOC).
(vi) Client reception and handling
(vii) Skills and methods on how to sustain FP services
(viii) Assessing client satisfaction
Measure: QTA/IAC reports, cliniscans, external QTA reports, MoH supportive supervision reports, training reports, field reports, incidence reports, M.A.T minutes, CHW reports

Skills and Experience

  • BSc or Diploma in Health related area, Management Business Administration, or equivalent from a recognised university.
  • Experience in community promotion and business management
  • Clinical quality assurance experience
  • Strong I.T skills
  • Must be a competent driver
  • 3 years experience in community promotion and project coordination.
Experience: Clinical quality assurance, business management & administration, community engagement and promotions, IT, driving.

Skills: Business, leadership & management, clinical, communication, marketing, capacity building.
Attitude / Motivation:

Successful performance at MSI is not simply defined in terms of ‘what’ people achieve, but equally is about ‘how’ people go about their jobs and the impact that they have on others. 

There are 13 key behaviours that MSI encourages in all employees and they are defined below:

  • Thinking ahead and taking action to make the most of opportunities by finding the optimum solution
  • Thinking creatively and outside of the box so that ideas generated create a positive outcome
Effective Communication
  • Communicating through active listening and good questioning techniques, using appropriate body language, ensuring information is clear and concise.
  • Being responsive to changing priorities and demands
Working Efficiently
  • Planning, prioritising and organising work to ensure work is accurate and deadlines are met
Sharing Information
  • Sharing information and knowledge whilst maintaining confidentiality
Focus on Learning
  • Taking responsibility for keeping knowledge and skills updated and for seeking opportunities to develop further
  • Awareness and understanding of goals, vision and values and how your role impacts on this and going the extra mile to meet role requirements
  • Drive and determination to deliver results
  • Taking responsibility for appropriate decisions that you make, and the actions and behaviour you demonstrate
Embracing Change
  • Openness to embracing change within the organisation and being able to adjust plans/activities accordingly
  • Motivation towards achieving quality results to maximise potential
Team Player
  • Working as part of a team by being supportive, flexible and showing respect for each other
How to Apply

Applications quoting the position title with detailed CV, with contact details of 3 referees (1 of which should be immediate, 1 former supervisor and any other) should be submitted to:
People and Development Dept
Marie Stopes Kenya
On or before 29th January, 2014

Due to the urgency of the position, applications will be reviewed as they come.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

NB: Please clearly indicate on the subject line as ‘Franchisee Coordinator-Homa Bay’

Marie Stopes Kenya is an equal opportunity Employer
Scaling up the wPOWER Hub at the Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace & Environmental Studies 

University of Nairobi

Position title: Project Grants Manager

Background: The Green Belt Movement International (USA) has received a grant from the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Oceans & International Environmental & Scientific Affairs (OES) to support the creation and scaling up of the wPOWER Hub at the Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace & Environmental Studies (WMI) at the University of Nairobi.
The WMI wPOWER Hub will employ facilitation, technology support, data collection and reporting, as well as handle the myriad logistical and administrative details needed for the initiative to function smoothly. 

The Hub will amplify the impact of the existing partnership and partner organizations, make it more sustainable in the longer term, and help raise the public and political profile of clean energy, gender, and climate change issues across Africa and globally.

Specialized trainings and wPOWER Africa and wPOWER India exchanges at the Hub will increase the business and technical capacity of women entrepreneurs related to clean energy technologies and solutions, including an understanding of linkages to climate change and reducing deforestation.

The Hub will empower women entrepreneurs from around the world by training on best practices on clean energy entrepreneurship, creating a platform for exchange visits with wPOWER international partners, and monitoring and evaluation of clean energy technologies in use within the network.  

The Green Belt Movement (GBM) seeks a Project Grants Manger (PGM) for the wPOWER Hub at the Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace & Environmental Studies (WMI) to be based in Nairobi, Kenya. 

The PGM will execute the program workplan, monitor program activities as well as financial management.  

The PGM will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the grant management process, including setting up  a performance management system (with performance indicators), submitting semi-annual progress and financial reports, coordinate and administer logistics of all trainings and exchange visits ensure transactions are in line with approved policies, understand U.S. government regulations and ensure project activities are in line with these.  

The PGM will be responsible for internal monthly program reviews to ensure the project is on track.

In order to achieve our long-term goals of taking concrete action to unlock women’s potential to combat climate change and increase energy access, and maximizing wPOWER sustainability, the PGM will pursue the following four strategic program components: Development of the wPOWER Hub and resource center; curriculum development; targeted training reviews, exchanges and partnership building on clean energy and entrepreneurship; and, sustainability.

Strong candidates will have performed served in similar roles and have extensive experience with U.S. government contracting rules, regulations, processes and procedures, preferably on clean energy technology projects in Kenya and/or Africa.

Specific Responsibilities:
Grants Management:
  • Responsible for the day to day management of the wPOWER grant
  • Administer and monitor grant in compliance with established OES policies and procedures and practices
  • Review and analyze budget estimates consistent with wPOWER grant and program requirements
  • Manage and account for the flow of wPOWER funds from GBMI to GBM
  • Ensure compliance on the part of grantees with regard to financial, implementation, reporting, and other requirements
  • Oversee grants management software and train others on its use
  • Oversee and monitor program expenditures vis a vis the availability of funds
  • Participate in fundraising activities as needed by fundraising team
  • Provide guidance and facilitate training as required for staff to implement successful projects and timely reporting
  • Create and implement initiatives that improve team building and ownership of wPOWER programs
  • Supervise and mentor project assistants, finance assistant and communications manager
Project Management & Monitoring
  • Encourage the inculcation of WMI values (respect for and conservation of the environment, integrity, respect for diversity, professionalism, merit and excellence, transparency and accountability and creativity)
  • Organize training and curriculum development workshops
  • Support and ensure the development of work plans and annual performance plans
  • Track project performance on a monthly basis
  • Ensure monthly reporting and review
  • Ensure timely donor reporting
  • Facilitate and lead the development and implementation of the annual program plans and budgets.
  • Serve on the Senior Management Team and contribute to the overall design and direction of the program
Project Communication:
  • Ensure the establishment of regular communication with partner organizations
  • Facilitate annual gatherings of wPOWER partners
  • Manage flights, accommodation and all local logistics for guests of the Hub, ensure timely disbursements and requests for funds from GBMI-US, ensure timely accounting for all wPOWER grants funds, monitoring project tasks, preparing technical & financial reports, provides monthly project reports.
Program Reporting
  • Conduct monthly reviews with the Senior Management Team and complete an annual wPOWER status report
  • Prepare monthly project reports to SMT
  • Facilitate the production of an annual report
  • Coordinate with New Course on M&E progress
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Management, International Affairs or related field.  
  • Experience in the area of clean energy technologies and entrepreneurship will be an added advantage.
  • Master’s degree preferred; 

  • At least 5 years of experience working in international development, with at least three years working in grants management;
  • Extensive experience working with U.S. government grants including compliance with federal rules and regulations;
Other Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability design, award and close-out grants of various sizes and types;

  • Strong computer skills, as well as strong written/oral communications skills;

  • Proven success in navigating complex and high pressure operating environments
  • Ability to efficiently work in teams and coordinate between various stakeholders;

  • Prior relevant work experience in Kenya or other African country preferred.
Enumeration for this position is competitive

To apply for this position, please visit the Green Belt Movement International Website (www.greenbeltmovement.org) and send your application to jobs@greenbeltmovement.org
Republic of Kenya
County Government of Kisumu
County Public Service Board

The Kisumu Public Service Board wishes to recruit competent and qualified persons to fill the positions of ECDE teachers in accordance with the Constitution of Kenya 2010 under Articles 176, 186(1),  and Schedule 4 Part 2, section 9.

Post: Early Childhood Development Teachers
Ref.: KSM/CPSB/2014/16

  • A Kenyan citizen and preferably a resident of Kisumu County
  • National identity card
  • Academic certificates
  • Professional certificates
  • Two coloured passport size photographs
  • Proof of registration with the Kisumu county government (education sector)
  • Any other relevant testimonials
  • Certificate of Good Conduct
  • A letter from your local chief
1. Academic Qualifications
Be a holder of a Form Four certifi cate (EACE/KCE)
i. Division III and above
ii. KCSE D+ and above
iii. KCSE D plain with KNEC profi ciency
2. Professional Qualifications: Certificate, Diploma or degree in ECDE from a recognized institution.
Experience in ECDE will be an added advantage.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Be conversant with the ECDE syllabus and curriculum delivery
2. Be an actual classroom teacher/caregiver
3. Be able to interpret childcare services
4. Be a community mobilizer and conversant with ECDE matters/activities
5. Be the linkage between child and parent
6. Be able to advise on feeding programmes
7. Have adequate knowledge on growth-monitoring and evaluation
8. Be conversant with child-care services and care plus OVCs, child rights (abuse, neglect and labour), and with the working system line ministries like the Ministry of Health in administration of Vitamin A and de-worming and the Ministry of Water in the provision of safe drinking water.
How to Apply
All applications should be accompanied by a copy of national identity card, a letter from the local chief, a detailed CV and copies of all relevant certificates and testimonials. 

They should be submitted in sealed envelopes marked “ECDE” and addressed to:
The Secretary
Kisumu County Public Service Board
P.O. Box 7792 – 40100
Kisumu, Kenya
Hand delivered at the Kisumu County Public Service Board offices situated at the Town Hall.
All applications should reach the Board on or before 31st January, 2014.
The Kisumu county government is an equal opportunity employer, and women, the youth and persons with disabilities who meet the specified requirements are encouraged to apply.
Any form of canvassing will lead to immediate disqualification.
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Our client a well established software development company is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates for the following positions;
System implementers
  • 1 - 3 working experience in implantation
  • Good HR domain knowledge
  • Degree holder in computer science / software engineering
  • Bit of  knowledge on programming VB will be an added advantage
Fresh Graduate System Implementer
  • Diploma holder on oracle based applications
  • Experience not a must
If qualified kindly send your CV to jobs@jantakenya.com clearly indicating ‘System implementer’ or ‘Fresh graduate system implementer’ depending with your application. 

Do not attach any certificates.

Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.
Our client, Murata SACCO Limited, is a rural based SACCO registered under the Co-operative Societies Act. in 1997.

The SACCO aims to improve the social-economic well-being of its members in Kenya and other parts of the world by mobilising savings and providing diversified financial products. 

The SACCO operates within three (3) districts: Murang’a North, Murang’a South, Thika and their environs, with a network of fifteen (15) branches.

Murata SACCO is seeking to recruit a Chief Executive Officer

Under the guidance of the Board of Directors, the CEO will be responsible for spearheading profitable growth of the SACCO whilst ensuring that key pillars of the organisation are upheld.

Specific responsibilities will include:
  • Oversee the development, implementation and management of Murata SACCO’s strategy and related policies on time and within budget;
  • Provide leadership in development and implementation of the strategic thrusts to enhance profitability and shareholder value;
  • Lead the corporate planning and budgeting initiatives;
  • Support the operations and administration of Murata SACCO’s Board by working closely with the Board members and being the interface between the Board and the staff;
  • Drive the growth of business volumes by overseeing the development and delivery of relevant competitive products and identifying markets for business expansion;
  • Ensure sound financial recording, reporting and optimal management of financial resources in order to inform decision making and to realize the financial objectives and targets of the SACCO;
  • Oversee the development, implementation and continuous review of a robust legal and compliance framework for the business, with the implementation of internal controls to regulate business operations;
  • Advise the Board on matters relating to change and improvement opportunities;
  • Formulate and implement best practice management principles and promote sound corporate governance and ethical standards;
  • Ensure that appropriate management structures and policies are developed and implemented to ensure that the SACCO is compliant, in line with applicable statutory, legal and regulatory requirements and standards and manage existing and emerging business risks;
  • Maintain a proactive public relations policy which includes corporate social responsibility programs, thereby enhancing the corporate image;
  • Maintain a conducive work environment, suitable for attracting, developing and retaining a dynamic and competent workforce through a robust performance-driven culture;
  • Act as a principal spokesperson for the SACCO and its mission, ensuring that its products and services are consistently presented with a strong positive image to relevant stakeholders;
  • Implement Board decisions efficiently and effectively while keeping the Board informed on all strategic issues of the SACCO; and
  • Network and contribute towards development of the SACCO sector by maintaining strong relationships with key stakeholders - both local and international.
Key qualifications, knowledge and experience required:
  • A Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) or related business field;
  • A Bachelor’s degree in either Business or Agriculture, from a recognized university;
  • A CPA (K)/ACCA or professional banking certificate holder;
  • A minimum of at least twelve (12) years’ relevant experience, with a successful track record of distinguished leadership in the cooperatives, financial or agricultural sector. 
  • At least three (3) of these years should have been in a similar role, leading a SACCO or comparable financial institution;
  • A transformative change leader with undisputable integrity and a track record of strong management and leadership skills and a high degree of accountability;
  • Must demonstrate a strong understanding of the cooperatives and SACCO sector in Kenya and the region, and have developed good networks with key stakeholders in the sector;
  • Must possess excellent leadership and people management skills;
  • A highly analytical and strategic thinker with good conceptualization skills and strong business acumen; and
  • Must possess good interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills.
If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the relevant criteria for this role, please submit your application with a detailed CV, stating your current position, current remuneration, e-mail and telephone contacts and quoting the reference number (Ref.: CEO / 01-14) on your application letter.
To be considered, your application must be received by 31 January, 2013 addressed to:
The Director
Executive Selection Division
Deloitte Consulting Limited
Email: esd@deloitte.co.ke
Nairobi, Kenya
Program Description: The Research Care and Training Program (RCTP), is collaboration between Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and University of Washington (UW).

 RCTP leads the Family AIDS Care and Education Services (FACES) program, a comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment program working in over 100 clinics in Nyanza Province, Kenya.
RCTP is seeking motivated, proactive individual with research experience to fill the following vacancy for a Qualitative Research Assistant for a project known as SEARCH (The Sustainable East Africa Research in Community Health) study. 

SEARCH is a community cluster randomized trial in Uganda and Kenya of widespread early community wide antiretroviral therapy (ART) vs. standard of care, where primary endpoints will include both community health and community economic status. 

SEARCH will include a qualitative evaluation to examine how the intervention is being implemented in different community contexts, and to explore how the intervention is affecting community contexts.

Position: Qualitative Research Assistant
Reports to: Qualitative Research Coordinator
Location: Suba, Mbita, Rongo and Uriri
Duration: One year contract-Renewable
Vacancy No: FN-04-01-2014
Job Summary: The Qualitative Research Assistant is responsible for recruiting study subjects under the direction of the Qualitative Research Coordinator, assisting the Qualitative Research Coordinator with the conduct of focus groups and participant observation and with organizing the conduct of in-depth interviews, conducting transcription and translation of recorded interviews and discussions; assisting Coordinator to ensure that the recruitment and retention goals of the study are met; carrying out administrative duties as needed; and if skills and interests align and scheduling permits, participating in data coding and analysis.

Key Requirements:
  • Minimum: Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in the Social Sciences, Public Health, Medicine, Nursing, Agriculture, Nutrition or other relevant field. Master’s degree a plus.
Prior Work Experience:
  • Prior work experience on a research study, preferably as research assistant
  • Excellent typing and literacy/written communication skills; prior work experience with preparing transcriptions of recordings strongly preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills, including the ability to maintain frequent contact using cell phone, email, and internet-based phone (i.e. Skype).
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing in English, Kiswahili, and Dholuo.
  • Interest in working in an innovative and demanding environment, with extensive travel within rural sites in southern Nyanza Province.
  • Enthusiasm for rural health and/or development work.
  • Ability to multitask, problem solve, and work with others to resolve challenges.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to build positive relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish rapport with people of diverse cultural backgrounds including rural residents of Nyanza Province.
  • Competent with computer software applications including Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and web-based applications (Skype)
  • Experience with qualitative data management software (Atlas Ti, NVivo, other) advantageous but not required.
  • Motorcycle driving experience advantageous but not required.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assist with the implementation of the SEARCH qualitative evaluation in line with Kenyan/KEMRI and US/UCSF regulations and standards.
  • Assist with the conduct and coordinating of qualitative research study activities including the recruitment, screening, and data collection for qualitative research study participants according to the study protocol and standard operating procedures.
  • Adhere to the principles of ethical research according to human subjects review protocols.
  • Scheduling and assisting as needed with the conduct of in-depth interviews of study participants and key informants at SEARCH study sites in Nyanza Province.
  • Assisting with the conduct of participant observation at selected SEARCH Community Health campaigns and other community settings as needed.
  • Serving as recorder/note taker for focus group sessions with Community Health Campaign participants; serving in facilitation role as needed.
  • Carry out administrative duties as needed under the supervision of the Qualitative Research Coordinator.
  • Other duties as specified by the investigators.
  • If time and budgeting allow: code transcripts and participate in analysis of qualitative data in conjunction with UCSF and KEMRI investigators and project coordinators using Atlas.ti qualitative research software.
Applications should include the following:
  • A cover letter with current position and salary (if applicable), and date available
  • A current CV
  • At least two letters of recommendation
  • Copies of official certificates
  • Copy of the latest pay slip
  • Names and telephone contacts of at least 3 referees
  • An email address and a telephone number (land line or mobile)
  • 3 writing samples, representing original work of the applicant (i.e. no co-authorship)
All applications must be sent electronically to the email address below followed by hard copies which should be delivered or posted so as to reach the following address by 24-01-2014: 

Human Resources Manager
P. O Box 614-40100

Please write the Vacancy Number indicated in the advert in the Subject Line of the Email, and on the envelope.

Note: Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
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