A medium sized firm in the food processing industry is looking for a dynamic candidate to fill the above mentioned position urgently.
The ideal candidate should have hands on experience in full procurement procedures and processes, fleet management and other general office administration activities, a University degree and preferably a
qualified accountant, holder of a final qualification in Supply Chain Logistics from a reputable institute and have a minimum of 3 years experience in a similar position.
Interested / qualified candidates should send their applications and detailed CV’s by email to (firstname.lastname@example.org) to be received latest by Monday 10th February 2014.
Kyeni Water & Sewerage Company (KYEWASCO) is one of the Water Service Providers contracted by Tana Water Services Board (TWSB) as an agent to provide water and sanitation services in Kyeni and Kagaari Divisions, Runyenjes town and its environs in Embu East District.
To strengthen our corporate management team, we invite applications from suitably qualified and experienced candidates with good credentials to fill the following position:
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the General Manager will be expected to provide overall direction to the company through planning, directing and coordinating the activities of the company.
The General Manager shall provide strong and inspirational leadership to performance, goals and objectives of the company and in particular improving service delivery to all customers and stakeholders.
Terms of Offer:The job is for a 3 (three) year contract renewable based on satisfactory performance. Remuneration shall be negotiable and market based.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Ensuring full compliance with all the legal/statutory requirements.
Ensuring effective implementation of the Board policies.
Providing visionary leadership and managing Company resources for maximum productivity.
Develop and operate company management systems.
To ensure that the appropriate cost control measures are implemented and expenditures are within the approved budget.
Ensuring continuous achievement in financial and operating objectives.
Acting as secretary to the Board of the company and advice it on the company performance.
Developing and periodically updating the corporate plan including projections of any necessary expansion and development of facilities and extensions of the business operations.
Coordinating and directing the company’s operational plans and performance targets.
Leading in change management within the company and be consistent with the commercial principles and practices of operating a corporate business.
Effectively promote a positive image of the company at all times and act as the liaison between the management and the Board of Directors.
To communicate effectively with the employees, other stakeholders and the general public.
Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Board of Directors.
Diploma in Water/Civil Engineering, Environmental Science, and Business related field, or their equivalent.
Minimum of 5 years traceable experience in a managerial position preferably in a water institution and have knowledge of corporate governance.
Demonstrate a high degree of professional and technical competence as reflected in work performance and results.
Good report writing, communication skills and team player.
Excellent knowledge in Computer operating packages.
Proven strong organizational, management, human resource skills and ability to multi-task.
Demonstrated experience in strategic management, including planning, goal setting, and preparation of technical reports.
Be self driven, goal oriented, issue focused, people centered, result oriented and accountable individual.
Satisfy the integrity requirements of chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya of 2010.
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their applications with updated CVs, certified copies of education and professional certificates and also testimonials, indicating day time telephone contacts, three professional referees, current and expected remuneration to the address below.:
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.
Applications should reach the undersigned not later than 26th February 2014.
OR May be deposited at Kyeni Water and Sewerage Company Ltd main office at Kyeni-Kathanjuri Market.
Chairman Kyeni Water & Sewerage Company P. O. Box 315-60103
Nation Media Group is the largest independent media house in East and Central Africa with operations in print, electronics and digital media.
It attracts and serves unparalleled audiences in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda, and seeks to consolidate this position by recruiting an Electronics and Electrical Engineer for our Production Department.
Reporting to the Technical Manager, the Engineer will be expected to deliver on operational and technical requirements in accordance with quality standards.
Key result areas will include:-
Annual planning and execution of maintenance tasks;
Supervision of service level providers on equipment and maintenance;
Problem solving during breakdowns promptly and solving problems at the shortest time; and
Installing and commissioning of new equipment including hardware and software.
Skills, knowledge and experience requirement:-
B.Sc. Degree in Electrical or Electronics Engineering from a recognized university;
At least 3 years relevant work experience gained from a reputable organization preferably in a busy production plant or print shop;
Knowledge of personal computers hardware and software and LAN experience;
Knowledgeable in applying best practice in print production;
Demonstrable capability to fit in and contribute within a technical and professional team; and
Ability to cope with pressure, work odd hours while adhering to tight deadlines.
This position offers and excellent career growth opportunity and a competitive remuneration package.
If you meet the above criteria, please send your application and a detailed CV online tohttp://careers.nationmedia.comon or before 15th February, 2014.
Managing Editor, Nairobi News
Nation Media Group is also recruiting a Managing Editor for its newest newspaper title, the Nairobi News.
Targeted at the Nairobi resident, Nairobi News is a thrice-weekly newspaper with a lively mix of news, features and commentaries accompanied by a dynamic news website and mobile news service.
This position is for an experienced journalist with an outstanding record as a reporter or sub-editor.
He or she will have a track record of leading newsroom teams, an ability to manage stories and oversee production of pages and will boast a solid network of news sources in Nairobi County.
If you consider yourself a Nairobi native at heart and can capture the drama of life in Kenya’s largest county in a compelling newspaper package, you are the person we are looking for.
You will have a university degree or post-graduate qualification in journalism and must have worked in a busy newsroom for over six years.
Irrigation and Seed Storage Infrastructure Development
I. Organization Overview
The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) is a partnership to significantly and sustainably improve the productivity and incomes of poor, small-scale farmers in Africa.
AGRA is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, and maintains offices in Accra, Ghana, Maputo, Mozambique, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Bamako-Mali and Juba-South Sudan.
AGRA also undertakes policy advocacy and resource mobilization.
The Program for Africa’s Seeds Systems (PASS) is an AGRA initiative to improve food security and reduce poverty in Africa by promoting the development of seed delivery systems that allow small-scale farmers to gain access to improved, adapted crop varieties in an equitable and sustainable manner.
II. Call for Proposals:
AGRA seeks proposals from duly qualified organizations to install irrigation systems and seed cold storage units in National Agricultural Research Stations under the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Tourism, ANIMAL Resources, Fisheries, Cooperatives and Rural Development (MAFTARFCRD) in the Republic of South Sudan.
The infrastructure will be installed at Palotaka Basic Seed Centre Eastern Equatoria State, Halima Research Station in Western Bahr el Ghazal State, and Yambio Research Station in Western Equatoria State.
The work of the selected organization will, among other duties, involve:
A. For irrigation infrastructure, at each station, to:
Survey the research stations to identify appropriate positioning of the irrigation system
Identify a site with adequate, good clean supply of underground water, free of suspended materials for irrigation purposes
Provide a Water Quality Assurance Plan (WQAP) for the site and ascertain water suitability for crop irrigation
Drill and fit borehole(s) operated by either solar power system or generator or both
Construct an appropriate sized water tank to be used for irrigation, servicing 5 - 10 feddans (1 feddan = 0.42 hectares)
Installation of a water pump unit to service the water tank
Installation of main line and sub main lines to service the 5 - 10 feddans per station
Provision of appropriate portable laterals and sprinklers for water application from the main lines
B. For cold storage infrastructure, at each station, to:
Supply and install a walk-in cold room of about 27 m3, that is 3m X 3m X 3m for germplasm preservation
Install insulated inside wall, roof, floor and door
Fit the room with a compressor type cooling system to maintain the temperature at around 0°C – 4°C
Fit the room with appropriate dehumidifiers to regulate humidity in the room
Provide appropriate shelves for packing the germplasm in the cold room
Provide clock-type temperature indicator and digital thermometer
Fit the room with appropriate size generator to power the unit
III. Application Procedure:
The complete Terms of Reference for the call for proposals is available on the AGRA websitewww.agra.organd additional requests for background information by interested parties can be sent to the same e-mail address – PASS@agra.org by February 16, 2014.
Safaricom Limited is the leading mobile telecommunications company in Kenya.
We are at the forefront of the industry and always seek to attract and retain talented, creative and innovative team players who are excited by the opportunity of pushing the frontiers of this evolving technology, growing our services, exciting our customers and contributing to our community.
At Safaricom, we take pride in our talent and develop them to realize their maximum potential!
Business Systems Planning Developer (Business Intelligence)
We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the Product & Service Development Department within the Technology Division.
In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below:
Reporting to the Senior Manager Business Systems Planning, the role holder will be in charge of Development and 3rd line support of Safaricom Management Information Systems (Data Ware-house and Business intelligence (BI)) and all reporting and analytics systems.
This will include, but not limited to,
Churn management tools,
Fraud management and Revenue assurance systems,
Data Mining Systems,
Campaign Management Systems and Dealer Incentive Management systems;
Work with other departments within the company to identify requirements and develop solutions (database design, workflows, user/data interfaces) ;
Configure and/or customize BI and analytics systems to meet business requirements using various database and software tools;
Assist in presentations of system functionality to new users and departments ;
Enhance and create user and system documentation as needed.
Create test plans, test data sets and perform automated testing to ensure all components of the developed systems meet specifications;
Work directly with the IT support personnel and teams to resolve issues identified and escalated during daily operations;
Perform root cause analysis for recurring incidents;
Formalize test plans and implement troubleshooting procedures;
Upgrading products and applying patches as necessary;
Maintaining and modifying reports/queries on an as-needed basis;
Managing and supporting the security implementation;
Troubleshooting database connectivity issues;
Maintaining, coordinating back up and restoring the ETL and Reports repositories and other Systems binaries and source codes;
Conduct business user requirements analysis and specification;
Specify computer system requirements for the solution of complex business problems and formulates designs for their solutions;
Perform the necessary technical design and development functionality to ensure that business application systems can be effectively developed and implemented;
Design and development of front-end tier(s), middle tier(s), and /or back-end database tier(s) for business applications.
Capturing of business applications information needs and mapping of the same to the software and /or database components;
Performs data modelling to analyse and specify data structures within an application system;
Coding of all ETL and analytics processes used within the BI systems;
Perform the necessary technical design and development functionality to ensure that reporting needs can be effectively developed and implemented;
Research and provide input on design approach, performance and base functionality improvements for various procedures and applications;
Degree in Computer Science, Statistics or technical related field;
Oracle Certified Developer;
Certification in RDBMS;
3 years development experience with development tools e.g. Java ;
3 years development experience with low level programming C++, C.;
3 years’ experience RDMS preferably Oracle, MS SQL Server;
3 years’ experience in data warehousing, business analysis, knowledge in Business Systems modeling and data retrieval;
4GL for programming - Visual Basic/Oracle Application builder;
SAS/SPSS Data Mining experience will be an added advantage;
Systems Analysis and Solutions Architecting;
Programming and Systems Development;
SQL & Oracle database management ;
Data Quality & Cleansing experience;
Advanced Unix scripting and user skills;
Experience in processes and procedures management;
Communication, interpersonal skills and attention to details.
If you feel that you are up to the challenge and possess the necessary qualification and experience, please send your resume with your cell phone contact indicating your experience and why you are the most suitable candidate for the role clearly quoting the job title and job reference to the address below by Thursday 6th February 2014.
The Head of Talent and Resourcing, Safaricom Limited Nairobi