Market Analyst and Research Executive

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the above position in a leading regional company, whose core business is to manufacture and market a wide range of beverages in Kenya and the Eastern and Central African Region.

Key Responsibilities
 

Reporting to the Head of Marketing and Brands, the overall responsibility of a Market Analyst and Research Executive will be to interpret data, formulate reports and making recommendations upon the research findings.

Specific Responsibilities
  • Conduct market research in line with the Company strategy and identify new market opportunities.
  • Conduct secondary research, including finding information from industry associations, statisticians and marketing experts.
  • Establish customer requirements, develop focus groups to solicit customer feedback to determine brand perceptions and reputations.
  • Generate reports that analyze competition and customers for decision making and effective management of Sales and Marketing Functions.
  • Develop marketing strategies in tandem with the mandate of the Department.
  • Facilitate market survey to analyse competition, customer feedback to provide insights on product potential.
  • Supervise merchandising and outlet branding for maximum visibility of various brands and sales promotions.
  • Complete concept-testing for new products.
Qualifications and Competence
  • Business/Marketing related degree from a recognised university, Be familiar with advanced statistical analysis and research methodologies, along with common computer programs.
  • Result orientated with at least three years experience in a similar position and exposure in market research within the FMCG industry will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent analytical and report writing skills.
  • Team player with good communication skills with the ability to work under pressure.
  • Experience in organizing a market research function.
  • Possess sales management skills.
  • Valid driving license with minimum driving experience of three years.
If you are the right candidate for the above role and can clearly demonstrate your ability to meet the qualifications given, submit your application letter attached to a detailed CV with copies of academic and professional certificates to;

DN/A 1620
P.O Box 49010 - 00100
Nairobi.

To reach us not later than January 31st 2013.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Our client, an agent of one of the world’s leading shipping lines, seeks to recruit two Marketing Executives one to be based in Mombasa and the other in Nairobi.
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Identify potential clients and introduce the various services to them.
  • Conduct Market research and trend analysis.
  • Develop and grow the principal’s Brand.
  • Issue quotations to customers.
  • Ensure customer orders are delivered on time.
  • Make regular visits to already existing customer portfolio.
  • Production and analysis of reports to assist in decision making.
  • Prompt and decisive handling of customer issues.
  • Any other related duties that may be assigned.
Core Competences, Skills and Abilities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent team working and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in basic computer packages
  • Self driven , goal and result oriented
  • Good flair of analytical , numerical and multi tasking skills
  • Stickler to work ethics
In addition to this, the ideal candidate should have:
  • Minimum of a 1st degree preferably commercial from a reputable University
  • Post graduate qualifications in shipping related courses would be added advantage
  • At least 3 to 5 years of post qualification experience in the relevant fields
If you believe you fit the required profile, please send your applications to: info@inspirationsconsult.com / inspirationsconsult@gmail.com by close of business Friday 31 January 2014, quoting MARKETING EXECUTIVE on the subject line.

Each candidate should indicate his/her preferred station (either Nairobi or Mombasa).

Please provide your curriculum vitae containing details of your qualifications, experience, present position, current and expected remuneration as well as copies of professional/academic certificates.

Include telephone numbers, e-mail address, names and addresses of three references.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

FUNZOKenya is a USAID funded, IntraHealth International led project that aims to improve access to and quality of health workforce training by supporting an increased number of new health workers trained; supporting current health worker training needs; strengthening the capacity of training institutions and strengthening regulatory bodies to enhance training demand. 

Working in close partnership with the Ministry of Health, leading health training institutions in Kenya and the National Health Training Working Group among others, the Project aims to build responsive country-led training systems to improve health sector outcomes and the accessibility and quality of health workforce training in Kenya. 

IntraHealth invites applications for the following position in FUNZOKenya project.

Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (SM&E Officer)
 
Reporting to the Assistant Director, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), the SM&E Officer will be the project’s focal person for the compilation, tracking and reporting of data for reports to the funder and other stakeholders and ensuring that all activities carried out contribute to the Project’s targeted outcomes.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Compile monthly, quarterly and annual donor reports and collate lessons learned to inform programmatic work,
  • Update Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP) indicators and targets and assess progress relative to those targets.
  • Develop, implement and maintain a monitoring and evaluation system that excels in capturing project progress and ¡n tracking program implementation.
  • Work with Hub managers in training partner staff on data collection, use of M&E tools, timely reporting and data quality assessment.
  • Work with program teams to identify and to write abstracts on the project activities for local and International conferences.
Qualifications and Competencies
 
A Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant discipline (public health, social science, or a related field) with statistical skills, at least 6 years working experience in monitoring program activities in the development field, preferably in the health and demonstrated expertise in data analysis (quantitative & qualitative skills) are required. 

Possession of excellent communication and analytical skills, team orientation and ability to provide leadership in coordinating monitoring and evaluation activities is an added advantage.

How to Apply

If your background, experience and competencies match the specifications below, apply by sending your CV, cover letter indicating your daytime telephone numbers, address and the names of three referees who must have been your supervisor to: kenyajobs@intrahealth.org. 

Closing date for applications is January 24, 2014.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

IntraHealth International, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Arid Lands Programme Manager
 
Based in Nairobi, Kenya
 
Level: Global C1
 
Contract: Fixed term (1 year)
 
Salary: Global: £25,596 - £ 34,617 net per Annum plus a competitive benefit package
 
Oxfam Kenya is looking for: that rare individual who can drive and continuously evolve one of Oxfam’s most challenging and globally recognised programmes. 

You will be the leader that can combine the facilitation of grass roots citizen engagement in all we do with the presence to deliver identified changes through highest level influencing.
 
Decades of under-development and marginalisation, combined with high vulnerability to climatic shocks have severely impacted on the lives of people living in the ‘Arid and Semi-Arid Lands’ (ASAL) of Northern Kenya. 

Oxfam, with partners, works in Wajir and Turkana counties in a multifaceted manner to build the resilience of people to thrive despite the frequent shocks and uncertainties. 

The program integrates programmes that address chronic food insecurity in a shock prone area in a way that enhances rather than undermines the longer term development and policy work that aim to impact and address the root causes of poverty in the region.
 
Oxfam’s programme works with all stakeholders to build stronger Kenya institutions, improved governance and enhanced gender equity that enables people to make the best choices in terms of economic sustainable livelihoods.
 
The ASALs are going through a fast process of change, addressing recent and emerging issues such as devolution, mineral exploitation and land acquisitions. 

An increasing proportion of Oxfam’s contribution lies in ensuring these processes are inclusive and managed as effectively as possible for a lasting positive impact on the lives of poor women and men from the region.
 
About the Role
 
This is a senior management role with overall oversight of the ASAL programme. 

Managing a significant portfolio and budget, you will ensure that accountability mechanisms to achieve programme quality and compliance are in place.
 
You will manage extensive and diverse internal and external relationships with communities, partners, government, international organisations, research institutes, private sector etc, while maintaining strong linkages with other sectoral leads within the programme, the Horn East & Central Africa Region and headquarters in Oxford. 

You will lead on the strategic review, design and implementation of the ASAL programme, ensuring effective resource management to maximize on programme sustainability. 

In addition you will lead a transformational process that emphasizes more on ‘working with and through others’ rather than Oxfam direct implementation.
 
What we are looking for in you
 
We are looking for someone who has vision and imagination and who is able to inspire the team and partners to contribute to that vision for pro poor change as well as the practical streak and excellent networking and communication skills that are required to take the vision forward.
 
This high profile and demanding role with tremendous scope for making change happen.
 
To be successful, you must have extensive international experience, an in depth understanding of humanitarian and development issues in addition to solid experience of advocacy and policy work. 

This must be complemented by excellent leadership skills and experience of implementing integrated multi cultural programmes in a complex environment. 

As an inspirational leader, you will be passionate about delivering high quality programmes that are cost effective and have impact. 

Proven experience in fundraising and contract management is essential for this role.

How to Apply
 
More than 8,000 people already commit their time and talents to our campaigning, humanitarian and long term development projects. 

Now we are looking for yours. 

To find out more about this role and to apply online, visitwww.jobs.oxfam.org.uk and quote Ref:INT0087 

OR send your detailed CV and application to kenyajobs@oxfam.org.uk. 

All applications must include details of previous work experience that are tailored to demonstrate proven success against the responsibilities and competencies outlined in the full Job Profile provided.
 
The closing date for receiving applications is January 27th, 2014.
 
We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation.
We are a leading Sacco with a rapidly growing countrywide membership comprising mainly of Accountancy professionals. 

The Sacco is seeking to recruit highly qualified, self-driven and result oriented individuals for the following positions:

1. Assistant Accountant 

(1 Position)
 

Duties / Roles and Responsibilities
  • Processing of payments, EFTs and postings
  • Loan offsets
  • Loans disbursement
  • Initiating general journals on share capital and deposits transfers
  • Preparation of PAYE schedules
  • Reconciliation of member statements and resolving member queries.
Qualifications
  • Bachelors Degree in Commerce or related area
  • At least CPA Part II
  • 2 years relevant experience
  • Knowledge of ERP will be an added advantage
2. Assistant Customer Service Officer 

(2 Positions)
 
Duties / Roles and Responsibilities
  • Directing phone calls to appropriate recipients.
  • Responding to general enquiries from members.
  • Documenting and follow-up of all telephone inquiries.
  • Provide quality customer service on every call
  • Responding to specific product related enquiries
  • Opening accounts for new members
  • Any other related duties that may be assigned from time to time
Qualifications
  • Diploma in business related courses
  • Must have a strong command in English language, both oral and written.
  • 3 years relevant experience
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications and detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, current and expected remuneration, daytime telephone and contacts of three referees to hr@mhasibusacco.com with the name of position in the subject line by 5.00pm on 31st January, 2014. 

Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Send a Cow (SAC) is UK based international NGO set up in 1988 now working in 8 African countries. Its mission is to give communities and families the hope and the means to secure their own futures from the land. 

Send a Cow Kenya (SACK) is a registered organization delivering agricultural development projects in Western Region from an office in Kakamega town.

We are seeking to appoint a Programme Funding Officer (PFO) to develop programme fundraising for SACK from institutional donors and in-country sources. 

Experience in fundraising from these donors and managing contracts is essential. 

The PFO will be a member of the Send a Cow Kenya team and report to the SACK Programme Manager.

They will be based in Nairobi but expected to spend a proportion of time (estimated to be 25%) in Western Region.

To apply, download the application form and job pack fromwww.sendacow.org.uk under the “jobs” link at bottom of home page. 

Closing date for applications is 1.00 pm Friday 31st January 2014. 

Completed application forms should be emailed to info@sendacowkenya.org.

Receipt of application forms will be acknowledged by e-mail. 

Only short-listed candidates will be subsequently contacted. 

CVs will not be accepted.

Salary to be agreed on basis of skills and experience.
Title: Office Assistant

Positions: 1

Reports to: Office Manager

Location: Kisumu

Opening Date: 16th January 2014

Summary: GD is a Non-Governmental Organization that provides cash transfers to poor households in Kenya.

Job Description: Helps maintain a clean, hygienic, Organized and positive office environment. 

Provide administrative and clerical support to others in the office.

Essential Requirements:

  • Minimum of Form Four Certificate
  • Ability to use computers- mainly office suite
  • At least 6 months cleaning experience  in a busy work environment
Skills and Behaviour
  • Empathy, honesty, and the highest standards of integrity
  • Strong interest in advancing the distinctive values and mission of GiveDirectly
  • Time management and multitasking
  • Excellent interpersonal  and oral communication skills especially English and Kiswahili
  • Proactive attitude, identifying and finding ways to solve problems without guidance
  • Proven ability to handle challenging work load
  • Cross-cultural experience, understanding and sensitivity;
Duties / Responsibilities:
  • Clean all floors daily by sweeping and mopping
  • Empty office dustbins daily and dispose of all refuse appropriately for collection
  • Check bathrooms/toilets twice a day and clean accordingly.
  • Dust office furniture at least weekly, taking care not to disorganise documents on desks
  • Clean windows, glass partitions, and mirrors at least quarterly on a rotational basis.
  • Store all cleaning equipment and products neatly in the designated cupboards
  • Identify and report possible repairs.
  • Conduct a weekly stock check to ensure adequate stocks of cleaning materials, hygiene supplies and kitchen items such as tea / coffee etc.
  • Replenish consumable items if required
  • Deliver and pick up office items or documents
  • Assist Office Manager with Organization and distribution of field equipment to field teams
  • Print, Photocopy, and  scan office documents as needed
  • Data entry of hand-written documents into word or excel
  • Undertake any other reasonable duties within the overall functions of the job
Remuneration: 12,000/= per month.

Terms of Employment: Three (3) months probation followed by the possibility of a six month to one-year contract.

Closing date: If you feel you are the right candidate for this position, please send your Cover letter and CV to gd.kenya.jobs@gmail.com with the title “Office Assistant” no later than 23rd January 2014

Our client, The Rockefeller Foundation, funds a portfolio of interlinked initiatives that are aligned to its goal of achieving the well-being of humanity through smart globalization. 

The Foundation is committed to supporting work around the world to expand opportunities for poor or vulnerable people by spurring entrepreneurship, promoting innovation, building human and institutional capacity, catalyzing the creation of new fields and ensuring that globalization’s benefits are more widely shared.

The Rockefeller Foundation is seeking to recruit a Program Associate to be based in the regional office in Nairobi, Kenya. 

The Program Associate will be responsible for executing a mix of project management, research, coordination and Foundation-wide responsibilities. 

Reporting to the Associate Director, the individual will work on the development and / or execution phase of initiatives and will also support other work of the Foundation. 

The Foundation works in a matrix structure, and therefore the Program Associate will be assigned to  any of the Foundation’s initiatives based on initiative cycles and organizational needs.
 
This position is nationally recruited and offered on a three (3) years renewable contract.
 
Some of the responsibilities for this position will include:
  • Contributing to the development of assigned Initiatives through researching on relevant information and assisting in the structuring of grants and proposals;
  • Contributing to the learning and shaping of strategy and /or monitoring and evaluation plan of assigned Initiatives;
  • Supporting the Associate Director and Managing Director in monitoring grant making and reviewing grantee deliverables’ time-frames, budgets and reports with the aim of building alignment and effective collaboration between grantees;
  • Preparing documents for the President’s office and the Communications department including briefing reports, articles and papers and ensuring frequent and relevant website updates;
  • Managing the effective day-to-day use of project management tools and systems by ensuring accurate and timely information is being obtained and quality project management intelligence is being generated;
  • Contributing to an effective exit strategy at the end of the Initiative life-cycle, including researching and identifying opportunities to sustain influence and engagement; and
  • Supporting budget development and serving on various internal Foundation committees and / or task forces.
Key qualifications, knowledge and experience required:
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred;
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a similar role in the development / NGO / Government sector;
  • Strong analytical, research and proposal writing skills;
  • Sound knowledge of and experience in program design, management and review at national, regional and / or international levels;
  • A good command of data management and analysis tools and proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite with the ability to effectively use the internet to obtain data and reference material; and
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with good interpersonal skills.
For more information on this position, applicants can visit:www.rockefellerfoundation.org/about-us/careers

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.: RF / PA / 01-14) on your application letter.

To be considered, your application must be received by 31 January, 2014 addressed to:

The Director
Executive Selection Division
Deloitte Consulting Limited
Email: esd@deloitte.co.ke
Vacancy Announcement: Senior Projects Manager, Kenya & Somalia

Job Introduction
: BBC Media Action is the BBC’s international development charity, which uses media and communications to help reduce poverty and support people to understand their rights. 

We do this through partnering with civil society, media and others to produce creative programmes and other outputs which inform and engage audiences on key development issues. 

We also strengthen the media sector through building professional capacity and infrastructure. 

We focus on health, governance and rights, and resilience and humanitarian response. 

As Senior Project Manager, you’ll strengthen our work through the management and delivery of existing and new innovative projects.

Role Responsibility
 
Reporting to the Country Director, you’ll manage a diverse team of project managers and project staff tackling the issues of health, governance and resilience. 

So, you’ll take managerial leadership of new and existing projects, ensuring they operate to time, budget and to our highest editorial standards. 

You will also seek new project funding to increase and diversify our portfolio of work.

Naturally you’ll take responsibility for the quality and cohesion of project output and so you’ll set up robust review systems whilst identifying any staff training needs. 

Therefore, you’ll link with our staff in-country and in London and more widely, you’ll establish effective relationships with broadcasters, NGOs and international development agencies.

The Ideal Candidate
 
We need your senior level experience in large-scale project creation and management in a developing country context, preferably in Africa. 

You’ll therefore show a proven record in international development and in this context; experience of using the media and working within governance, health or resilience sectors would be highly advantageous. 

Alongside your excellent budgeting and financial management experience, you’ll also show a proven track record in donor reporting and securing donor funding. 

In addition, you’ll bring experience of managing local and international staff, demonstrating experience in developing and leading on systems and processes.

Candidates who meet these specifications are encouraged to submit their applications through: infokenya@bbcmediaaction.org with the job title clearly stated in the subject line. 

All employment is conditioned upon successful completion of applicable background checks. 

For further information on BBC Media Action, please visit our website:www.bbcmediaaction.org

Deadline for applications is the 26th of January 2014. 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Our client in PR and Marketing currently looking for a Monitoring & Documentation Manager
 
Roles and Responsibilities
  • Provide exposure, training and support to community-based staff and other sub-national officials to be able to carry out campaign activities.
  • Work with all campaign actors, particularly at county level, to ensure BTL activities are well-coordinated
  • Provide details of quality assurance procedures that the firm will put in place.
  • Produce a final completion report summarizing key activities, outputs, impacts and recommendations.
  • Conduct bi-weekly team meetings to ensure targets are met and the project is on schedule using milestones developed on the log frame.
Requirements:
  • Qualification in Social sciences, M&E
  • 5 Years experience in a similar role
If you feel you fit the above role, please send your CV to jobs@alternatedoors.co.ke
United Nations Industrial Development Organisation
 
Post title: National Coordinator (Energy)
 
Duration: 12 months (with possibility for renewal upon good performance)
 
Duty station: Nairobi, Kenya
 
Background: UNIDO is the specialized agency of the United Nations based in Vienna. 

The mandate of the UNIDO is to promote and accelerate sustainable industrial development in developing countries and economies in transition. 

With this mandate, the Organization carries out two core functions: as a global forum, it generates and disseminates industry-related knowledge; as a technical cooperation agency, it provides technical support and implements projects. 

The Energy and Climate Change Branch (PTC/ECC) is responsible for the promotion of access to energy for productive uses while at the same time supporting patterns of energy use by industry that mitigate climate change and are otherwise environmentally sustainable. 

Working closely with the UNIDO Project Manager (PM) and the national counterparts, the incumbent will play a key role in ensuring that the UNIDO energy portfolio management is made successfully, timely and effectively in conformity with the UNIDO mandate.

Expertise required:
  • Very good understanding of energy issues in Kenya and the region.
  • Experience of GEF and other donor funded projects development and implementation
  • Familiarity with issues related to SE4All
  • Thorough understanding of energy efficiency issues in industrial sector of Kenya
Qualifications:
 
Minimum requirements for the position are:
  • Advanced university degree in Engineering (electrical, mechanical, energy or environmental related) and/or other relevant discipline with specialization in Energy/Renewable energy and/or development issues;
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in technical cooperation in the field of energy especially renewable energy applications for on/off grid areas and industrial energy efficiency, including experience with UN agencies/NGOs/CBOs;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English for technical, policy and general audiences;
  • Developed report writing and presentation skills.
Languages:
  • Fluency in English and Fluency and/or working knowledge of the local language Swahili is desirable.
Deadline for application:
 
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their applications, including curriculum vitae, functional telephone numbers, email address, postal address and a one-page summary statement describing the relevance of candidates’ experience and qualification to the job as outlined above via email to: office.kenya@unido.org 

Attention: Project Manager 

and deliver hard copies of the same in a sealed envelope addressed to: 

UNIDO Field Office Kenya, 
P.O. Box 41609,
United Nations Complex Gigiri, 
Block Q, Room 118, 
Nairobi, Kenya

not later than Friday, 24 January, 2014.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted within one week from close of advertisement.

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