Finance & Accounting Manager – East Africa (Nairobi)
 
Industry: Consulting
 
Location: Nairobi & East Africa
 
Salary: 180,000 - 270,000
 
Our client is a leading management consultant firm, offering management advice to organizations across the globe. 

They are looking to hire a Finance & Accounting Manager for their East Africa operations. 
Duties & Responsibilities

  • Management of the finance function for East Africa, based in Nairobi. 
  • Lead multiple finance processes (“hands-on”), drive ad hoc finance projects and other initiatives. 
  • Be a strategic support to the Group for the region, take a leadership role in building the practice and play a leadership role within the support function as this develops across the region. 
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Overall compliance with finance process and policies, both internal and external
  • Ensure compliance with relevant statutory guidelines and laws, with a key emphasis on tax compliance (VAT, Withholding Tax, Corporate Tax, Personal Tax) and tax optimization across the region
  • Day-to-day finance function, including a broad range of tasks across general accounting (general ledger, reconciliations), accounts payable (vendor management, processing, payments), fixed assets, work-in-progress (‘WIP’) management (client invoicing, transaction processing, project analysis, variance reporting, etc.) and accounts receivable (client payments).
  • Monthly and annual statutory filings, including VAT, WHT, PAYE, etc
  • Project management of statutory audits, internal audits and any audits from tax authorities
  • Cash flow management and banking
  • Monthly management account presentation, analysis, variance reporting, building of complex financial models to support analysis processes and inputs into key decision making processes
  • Oversees recruitment, development, coaching, structure of support teams, including finance., as the practice develops and grows across the region
Qualification & Skills
  • Minimum of Bachelor of Commerce in finance and accounting with strong academic results
  • CPA(K) 
  • Preferably 3-5 years commercial experience in a PROFESSIONAL SERVICES environment in finance and accounting
  • Minimum of 3 years experience with ‘Big 4’ audit firms
  • Excellent analytic thinking, problem solving skills and a proven ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Strong knowledge of fundamental finance and accounting processes, coupled with a strong working knowledge of TAX (VAT, WHT, Corporate Tax, PAYE, etc.)
  • Excellent time management and prioritization skills, an ability to work independently and manage remote shared services centre support (i.e. manage remote teams)
  • Exceptional Excel capability and experience on an ERP system (Oracle highly preferred)
  • Willingness to travel within the East Africa region and further if-and-when required to do so
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 (Finance & Accounting Manager 180-270K) to jobs@corporatestaffing.co.ke before 27th January 2014

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.
Part Time Accountant
 
Industry: Microfinance
 
Location: Westlands, Nairobi
 
Salary: Competitive
 
Our client is a private and independent international rating agency specialized in microfinance. 

They are looking for a part-time (30%-50% active time) accountant. 
Duties & Responsibilities

  • General accounting duties,
  • Daily reporting to the Supervisor and Head Quarters
  • Handling VAT and other tax remittances
  • Ensuring adherence to the regulatory framework in the country
  • Organizing the logistics of rating missions/activities for the microfinance experts
  • Maintenance of the local office
Qualification & Skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance;
  • Holder of CPA K finalist or ACCA finalist
  • Minimum three (3) years of professional-level accounting work experience.
  • Tea m player
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to meet deadlines
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 (Part Time Accountant ) to vacancies@corporatestaffing.co.ke before 27th January 2014

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.
A leading marketing agency wishes to fill the following position urgently

Sales Representative (Coast)

Key Responsibilities:
  • Establishes new accounts by planning and organizing daily work schedule to call on potential sales outlets and other trade factors
  • Focuses sales efforts by studying existing volume
  • Submits orders by referring to prices lists and product literature
  • Keeps management informed by submitting activity and results reports, such as daily call reports, weekly work plans and annual territory analyses
  • Recommends changes in products, service by evaluating results and competitive developments
  • Resolves customer complaints by investigating problems, developing solutions, preparing reports and making recommendations to management
  • Provides historical records by maintaining records on area and customer sales
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed
Requirements
  • University Degree or Diploma (Completed)
  • 3-5years continuous Sales experience
  • Strong selling and negotiating skills
  • Attention to detail
ONLY qualified candidates who meet the above criteria should submit their applications online at http://goo.gl/T8sryH before 15th January 2014.

Only shortlisted applicants shall be contacted.
The Diocese of Lodwar invites applications from experienced persons to fill a vacancy as an Office Assistant

Programme: Adult Education Programme
 
Reporting to: Programme Coordinator
 
Duty Station: Lodwar
 
Issue date: 15th January, 2014
 
Closing date: 27th January, 2014
 
Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain paper and soft copy filing systems for storage of Programme reports
  • Carry out timely and accurate entry of programme data from Adult Education Centres on a monthly basis in both hard and soft copies.
  • Assist the Adult Education Staff in verification and analysis of reports from Adult Education centres
  • Maintain regular communications with network of Adult Education Centres to ensure timely submission of reports and provision of materials.
  • Make arrangements for workshops and training events
  • Provide reports on attendance and activities at workshops and training events
  • Maintain financial files and records
  • Maintain staff records
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the management.
Desired Qualifications
  • Diploma in IT, Computer Studies/Information Science Statistics;
  • Minimum 2 years experience in a similar field;
  • Skilled in Ms Office including word, excel and PowerPoint;
  • Fluent spoken and written English, Kiswahili and Ng’aturkana;
  • An interest or experience of supporting adult literacy would be an added advantage;
  • Is a committed Christian with good recommendation from own Parish Priest.
If your training, experience, competence match the above qualifications send your application letter, Curriculum Vitae (CV) including name and contact of (3) referees and daytime telephone.

Address the application to; 

Human Resource Officer, 
Catholic Diocese of Lodwar, 
P.O. Box 101 30500, 
Lodwar 

or recruitment@dioceseoflodwar.com

(Only Shortlisted Candidates shall be contacted)
 
Diocese of Lodwar (DOL) has a Code of Conduct and a Child Protection policy to ensure the maximum protection of Diocesan staff and Children from abuse and exploitation. Any candidate offered a job with DOL will be expected to sign the Diocesan Child Protection policy and the Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment and conduct themselves in accordance with the provision in these two documents.

The Diocese of Lodwar invites applications from experienced persons to fill a vacancy as a Programme Monitoring Officers (2)

Programme: Adult Education Programme

Reporting to: Programme Coordinator

Duty Station: Diocese of Lodwar

Issue date: 15th January, 2014

Closing date: 27th January, 2014

Position Description: The team provides support to the network of 35 Adult Education Centers’ throughout the Catholic Diocese of Lodwar as well as Back to School project in Lodwar. 

The incumbent will monitor activities at various levels of the programme; these includes gathering and analyzing feedback from the centres and from the projects initiated in various centres like Back to School, business groups.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
  • To ensure that timely monitoring of all centres takes place and that reports on monitoring are compiled and shared with the team.
  • To ensure timely and accurate reports are submitted from all centres, analyzed and relevant follow up is carried out
  • To carry out regular visits to centres in order to support the development of the education activities
  • To identify the training needs of adult education facilitators and community projects.
  • To develop with the team and facilitators, tools for assessment of learning for all levels in the centres.
  • To develop monitoring tools in conjunction with other stakeholders that can measure the progress of impact on beneficiaries
  • To identify and help produce appropriate materials for use in centres
  • To contribute at team level to ongoing planning and programme development
  • To provide information required for reports at Diocesan and donor levels
  • To assist in the recruitment and induction of new adult education facilitators
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the management.
Desired Qualifications
  • Diploma in Community/Social Development/Adult Education;
  • Minimum 2 years experience in a similar field;
  • Skilled in Ms Office including word, excel and PowerPoint;
  • Fluent spoken and written English, Kiswahili and Ng’aturkana;
  • Good public relations, communications skills, monitoring and evaluation skills;
  • Is a committed Christian with good recommendation from own Parish Priest.
If your training, experience, competence match the above qualifications send your application letter, Curriculum Vitae (CV) including name and contact of (3) referees and daytime telephone. 

Address the application to; 

Human Resource Officer, 
Catholic Diocese of Lodwar, 
P.O. Box 101 30500, 
Lodwar 

or recruitment@dioceseoflodwar.com
 
(Only Shortlisted Candidates shall be contacted)
 
Diocese of Lodwar (DOL) has a Code of Conduct and a Child Protection policy to ensure the maximum protection of Diocesan staff and Children from abuse and exploitation. Any candidate offered a job with DOL will be expected to sign the Diocesan Child Protection policy and the Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment and conduct themselves in accordance with the provision in these two documents.
Job Title: Group Marketing Manager
 
Reports To: Managing Director
 
A specialized & strong distribution house spanning its reach throughout the East African countries and also present in southern and Western India dealing in consumer goods.
 
Role Objective: Develop, establish and maintain marketing strategies to meet organizational objectives including effective management of the marketing, advertising and promotional activities of the group
 
Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for management and coordination of marketing, advertising, PR and promotional activities within the Group
  • Responsible for the conduct of market research to determine market requirements for existing and future clients
  • Responsible for analysis of customer research, current market conditions and competitor information
  • Develop, coordinate and implement marketing plans and projects within the group for new and existing products in consultation with respective GM’s
  • Monitor, review and report on all marketing activities and results
  • Ensure delivery of marketing activities within agreed budget and positive ROI in all marketing activities
  • Responsible for group social media accounts management with focus being on creating effective visibility, interaction and increase in sales
  • Strategize on the different marketing research and management tools for lead generation
  • Assist in formulation and execution of sales policies
  • Responsible for marketing division KPIs
Qualifications
  • Marketing or business related degree or equivalent professional qualification plus 3 to 5 years relevant experience within a commercial setting, 2 of which should be regional (several countries)
  • Experience in all aspects of developing and maintaining marketing strategies plus proven experience in customer and market research
  • Extensive consumer goods marketing experience. Exposure to food service industry a plus
  • Experience in managing corporate social media accounts
  • Have well established networks across the region plus experience in managing large marketing budgets
  • Excellent written/verbal communication and formal presentation skills
  • Excellent organization, planning, problem analysis and problem-solving skills
  • A good team player/leader, persuasive, adaptable, innovative, creative, cost/ROI conscious and excellent in execution
  • Working with International brands is a definite advantage
Disclaimer: Candidates who do not meet the minimum requirements stated above need not apply or you will be blacklisted.

Applications should reach us on or before 20th December, 2013

ONLY those fulfilling the requirements of the positions should email
  • Their Detailed CVs,
  • Indicating Your Availability
  • Expected Salary
On the Subject line clearly indicate “GROUP MARKETING MANAGER”.
 
E-mail to:philip@dafinaconsultants.com
Job Title: Strategy and Business Development Manager
 
Reports To: Managing Director 

Location: Mombasa
 
This role serves as the analytic and strategic core of Company’s growth initiatives, company-wide. 

This position will focus on charting a path to help guide the company’s growth, including organic and inorganic opportunities. 

It manages strategies and projects for the office of the CEO and has a charter to leverage resources across all divisions and geographies.
 

The ideal candidate is one who has identified new geographic markets and executed the opening of the new markets 

The Candidate Must Be a Go Getter Who is Able To Move Barriers.
 
Role Objective: Develop, establish and maintain marketing strategies to meet organizational growth objectives

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Analyze the regular operations structure of a given company in order to be able to improve the company
  • Knows how to develop a strategy document and very importantly see its execution.
  • Working with the executive and Senior Leadership teams to assist in the formulation of strategy to grow in new adjacent markets, including the development of execution plans both organically & inorganically
  • Conducting market scan, research and analysis for potential acquisitions, equity investments, joint-ventures, alliances, licensing relationships or divestiture opportunities
  • Supporting the commercial due-diligence activities for identified targets
  • Support the program management for integration of the acquired companies.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Able to execute plans / projects to completion
Qualifications 
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills 
  • Solid understanding of and the ability to identify the key levers that create business value 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; experience in making presentations and communicating ideas and plans to executives 
  • Highly motivated self-starter with a go-getter attitude 
  • Willingness to travel to our business unit locations worldwide
  • Spoken and written French and or Portuguese a plus
  • 3+ years professional experience in strategy consulting from a top tier consulting firm and/or internal corporate strategy/business development group in a corporation, plus an additional 3+ years' experience in other roles.
  • Bachelor’s degree- MBA preferred
Applications should reach us on or before 20th January, 2014

ONLY those fulfilling the requirements of the positions should email
  • Their Detailed CVs,
  • Indicating Your Availability
  • Expected Salary
On the Subject line clearly indicate “STRATEGY AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER”.
 
E-mail to: philip@dafinaconsultants.com

Position: Key Accounts Manager
 
Reports to: GM Kenya
 
Job location: Mombasa
 
A specialized & strong distribution house spanning its reach throughout the East African countries and also present in Southern and Western India dealing in consumer goods.
 
Position objective: Maintain and expand relationships with strategically important large accounts, achieve sales quota and assigned strategic accounts objectives

Key Accountabilities: 
  • To manage a team of sales people in Mombasa
  • Establish productive, professional relationships with key personnel in assigned customer accounts
  • Meet assigned targets for profitable sales volume and strategic objectives in assigned accounts
  • Proactively leads a joint company-strategic account planning process that develops mutual performance objectives, financial targets, and critical milestones
  • Proactively assess, clarify, and validate customer needs on an ongoing basis
  • Lead solution development efforts that best address customer needs while coordinating the involvement of all necessary company personnel in order to meet account performance objectives and customers’ expectations
  • Play an integral role in new business pitches and hold responsibility for the effective on-boarding of new clients
  • Focus on growing and developing existing clients, together with generating new business
Skills & Competencies:
  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in marketing plus minimum of four years of strategic sales experience
  • Experience managing multi-functional projects with a particular focus on distributorship partnerships
  • Good planning and prioritizing skills to manage a varied and pressured workload
  • Proven track record of delivering creative solutions to overcome obstacles and enhance productivity
  • Good team player with ability to network with and influence senior people both internally and externally in order to achieve a pre-defined outcome
  • Understand and apply commercial and financial principles to improve performance
Disclaimer
 
Candidates who do not meet the minimum requirements stated above need not apply.
 
Only those fulfilling the requirements of the positions should email
  • Their Detailed Cvs,
  • Indicating Your Availability
  • Expected Salary
On the Subject line clearly indicate “KEY ACCOUNTS MANAGER”. 

E-mail to: therecruiter@dafinaconsultants.com by 24th January 2014.

Position: Retail Sales Manager
 
Reports to: GM Kenya
 
Job location: Nairobi
 
A specialized & strong distribution house spanning its reach throughout the East African countries and also present in Southern and Western India dealing in consumer goods.

Position Objective: Responsible for the development and performance of all sales activities within consumer goods Division by directing a sales team across the country and providing leadership towards the achievement of maximum profitability and growth in line with company vision and targets

Key Accountabilities:  

  • Plan, direct and coordinate consumer goods sales operations/team within the assigned territory (Country) for both modern and traditional retail outlets.
  • Develop business plan and sales strategy for the market that ensures attainment of set sales targets/profitability
  • Responsible for the performance and development of the sales team. Coach, manage, evaluate and develop members of his/her team
  • Prepare and manage approved consumer goods departmental budget. Control expenses to meet budget guidelines
  • Initiate, coordinate & develop action plans to penetrate new markets and ensure consistent, profitable growth in sales revenues through positive planning, deployment and management of sales personnel  
  • Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and advice dealers, distributors, and clients concerning sales and promotion techniques  
  • Review market trends to determine customer needs, volume potential, price schedules, and discount rates, and develops sale campaigns in line with company goals
  • Assist in the development of the annual marketing plan, specifically advising on: realistic forecasts for each product and territory (based on historical data, market trends, competitive activity, promotional strategy and sales effort), realistic costs of operating the sales force; and sales promotion program plans
  • Responsible for maintaining and improving relationships with clients and participate in the development and implementation of best business practices to optimize sales
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies
Skills & Competencies: 
  • Bachelor Degree preferably in marketing plus at least 6 years sales management experience in the consumer goods realm. Proven success in outside sales environment will be a definite advantage
  • A highly self-driven, motivated, disciplined, consultative sales professional who consistently demonstrates resilience and good sales/marketing skills and proven experience in business development
  • Experience in handling distribution network, setting dealerships, monitoring sales performance per dealer, creating sales driven campaigns and willingness to travel extensively
  • The ideal candidate will be one who has manager a sales force of 4-8 supervisors / team leaders and 30-50 sales people in a consumer goods environment
  • Proven leadership and ability to drive sales teams
  • The person should be familiar with using and ER system and must have experience in launching new products into the market.
  • Previous experience in dealing with senior management at Nakumatt, Uchumi, Tusky¹s and Naivas a plus. 
Disclaimer
 
Candidates who do not meet the minimum requirements stated above need not apply.
 
Only those fulfilling the requirements of the positions should email
  • Their Detailed Cvs,
  • Indicating Your Availability
  • Expected Salary
On the Subject line clearly indicate “RETAIL SALES MANAGER”.  
 
E-mail to: therecruiter@dafinaconsultants.com by 24th January 2014.
Job Title: Area Sales Manager

Job Location: 
Mombasa

A leading food manufacturing company in Kenya using the best and latest state of the art processing technologies available to produce quality products

Role Objective: The ideal candidate will be someone who can proactively acquire and drive new business across a large territory and form meaningful relationships with the key contacts in the assigned territory.

Ultimate success will come from nurturing repeat business and aggressively driving new business leveraging the Business Development, Inside Sales & Marketing Program functions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Accountable for development of a strategy for sales
  • Driving Revenue Target
  • People Manager: - Manage the sales representatives in the region
  • Coordinate & work in sync with the In-country sales managers & Regional Sales Manager for the overall business objectives.
  • Product Manager: - Manage the Revenue, Profitability & ROI objectives of the company & reporting to the Business Manager.
  • Responsible of defining the sales strategies.
  • Identifies and qualifies Partner Profiles and drives the Current and New Opportunities with them.
  • Manages and cultivates effective working relationships with Partners.
  • Addresses to Partner / Vendor requests/issues in a timely and professional manner.
  • Drive KPI with operational excellence.
Skills & Competencies
  • Strong communication skills
  • Displays an attitude of goodwill, conscientiousness, and effective businesslike behavior to Vendors, Partners, Customers and co-workers.
  • Go-Getter who looks for challenging opportunities to Learn & Grow ones career.
  • Self-motivated Assertive attitude & effective team player.
  • Proven Sales manager and people manager track record.
  • Proven track record of successfully achieving KPIs and meeting/exceeding quota.
  • Excellent Partner relations, verbal and written communications skills.
  • Ability to successfully close business deals.
  • Ability to manage multiple Opportunities simultaneously.
  • Ability to analyze and resolve problems.
  • Ability to negotiate and prioritize projects.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor/Master Degree in Marketing/Business/ or related field or equivalent education
  • 5+ Years’ experience in Sales Management, involving achieving monthly, quarterly and annual sales quotas.
Disclaimer
 
Candidates who do not meet the minimum requirements stated above need not apply.
 
Only those fulfilling the requirements of the positions should email
  • Their Detailed Cvs,
  • Indicating Your Availability
  • Expected Salary
On the Subject line clearly indicate “AREA SALES MANAGER”. 

E-mail to: therecruiter@dafinaconsultants.com by 24th January 2014
Job Title: Brand Managers
 
Job Location: Thika

A leading food manufacturing company in Kenya using the best and latest state of the art processing technologies available to produce quality products
Role Objective
  • An ideal candidate should know how to: monitor market trends and oversee advertising and marketing activities to ensure the right message is delivered for a brand portfolio.
  • He/she will be responsible for developing plans and executing projects and initiatives that support the broader short and long-term marketing strategy.
Skills and Competencies
  • Understanding FMCG trade marketing & distribution operations across all channels,
  • Supply chain knowledge
  • Sales, customer relationship, business development skills
  • Language skills: English and Swahili
  • High analytical skills (with proven track record) / Strong Excel knowledge
  • Team player. Put her/his interest after those of the team
  • Experience in developing and activating marketing plans in FMCG environments
  • Strong orientation to results and to go beyond market requirement and need
  • Knowledge of the digital environment
  • Creative and innovative
Requirement:
  • Graduates of degree in Commerce, Business Administration majoring in marketing or any other related field
  • Professional Qualification in Marketing will be an added advantage.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in an FMCG/B2C environment
Disclaimer
 
Candidates who do not meet the minimum requirements stated above need not apply.
 
Only those fulfilling the requirements of the positions should email
  • Their Detailed Cvs,
  • Indicating Your Availability
  • Expected Salary
On the Subject line clearly indicate “BRAND MANAGERS”.  
 
E-mail to: therecruiter@dafinaconsultants.com by 24th January 2014.
Water and Sanitation Program
 
IT Consultant (Nairobi Based)
 
75 – 100 days
 
The World Bank’s Water and Sanitation Program (www.wsp.org) is looking to hire a short-term consultant in support of an ongoing project to further develop and promote a customer-feedback software (MajiVoice).

A brief video that explains the software’s core functions is available online: http://youtu.be/X3bO6kOD4Fc 
 

The consultant will have two core responsibilities: Firstly, to support the programming team with suggestions and direct programming work i.e. conceptualizing and writing software code. 

Secondly, to act as a liaison and trainer for our government partner institution (i.e. brief and train officers, answer questions, identify institutional needs with respect to the software etc.). 

Applicants should therefore combine programming knowledge with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
 
The consultant will be physically based in one of our government partner institutions. 
 
Key Duties and Responsibilities
 
The main responsibilities of the consultant are to:
  • Brief and train officers of the government partner institution in the use of MajiVoice;
  • Identify new functions needed by institutional users of the software;
  • Design, develop and document system functionalities;
  • Develop unit and system testing cases and related scripts, document test results;
  • Work closely with system developers on various re-designs, development, documentation and testing activities;
  • Ensure security policies are implemented in the software development lifecycle;
  • Maintain various database related documents such as manuals and programmers handbooks including updating user manuals where necessary;
  • Communicate regularly with technical, applications and operational staff to ensure database integrity and security;
  • Work closely with IT team, database programmers and developers;
  • Analyze and develop statutory and analytical reports for various modules.
Qualification and Experience
  • Bachelor or Masters degree in Information Technology (IT) or related discipline such as Computer Science, or equivalent work experience
  • At least two years of experience developing professional software, ideally web based applications.
  • Ideally experience in a role conducting IT training.
Skills and Competencies
  • Proven experience in software development in PHP, HTML, XML, JavaScript
  • Adequate and practical knowledge of Relational Database Technologies (MySQL, ORACLE, DB 2, Informix, Postgres, SQL Server) and practical experience in developing these
  • Demonstrable knowledge of web-based applications. Experience in mobile applications development will be an advantage.
  • Strong track record in performance management is vital (setting targets, monitoring delivery, planning)
  • Able to write and speak well in concise and fluent English and Swahili
Required IT skills will be tested during the interview process.

Please send CVs & letter of interest before 27th January 2014 to: mhirn@worldbank.org

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