Drivers

A public sector agency wishes to recruit drivers aged between 20 and 30 years. who must have a mean grade of C in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, a valid driving licence and not less than 3 years’ experience in a reputable organization. 


Preference will be given to candidates who have worked with the disciplined forces.

Candidates with demonstrated skills in basic vehicle mechanics and licensed to drive vehicles classes BCE or more have an added advantage. Applicants must be Kenyan citizens with no criminal record, and are physically fit.

Interested candidates meeting the stated qualifications and experience should submit their handwritten applications giving their full names, lID number, age, physical and postal address, daytime telephone contact, and provide copies of academic and professional qualifications, certificate of good conduct together with detailed CV by Friday 21st February, 2014 to:

DNA/No. 1629 P.O. BOX 49010 -00100 NAIROBI
 
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
 
Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Technical Specialist

World Vision Kenya is a leading Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. 

 
Our programmes are spread across in most parts of Kenya.We are seeking highly competent and outstanding individuals to fill Technical Specialist — LMMS (based in Moyale & Kilifi) positions within our organization.

Purpose of the position:

The Technical Specialist LMMS is responsible for leading field-based IT operations pertaining to the Last Mile Mobile Solutions technology (LMMS). 

This includes provision of technical support to commodity distribution in addition to running the LMMS web application to help staff set up new distribution projects, run commodity shipment using LMMS, and assist ¡n generating reports.

For more information, please visit: wvi.org/kenya/careers 

All application letters and detailed CVs together with names of three referees should be addressed to The Director, People & Culture, Email: recruit_kenya@wvi.org to reach us not later than February
15, 2014. 

Must put job title as the subject. 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

World Vision is a child focused organization and upholds the rights and wellbeing of children. Our recruitment and selection procedures include screening and background checking for child abuse related offenses.

World Vision is an equal opportunity employer.
Assistant Manager Engineering- Electrical
 
We are an organization located in a rural environment 50kms from Kericho town consisting of tea estates and two highly automated tea factories. 

We have an innovative approach to the growing and manufacture of black tea and pride ourselves in the quality of our personnel and productivity.

 
To strengthen our Engineering operations we are seeking to recruit Assistant Manager Engineering-
Electrical to be based in our factories. 

The Assistant Manager Engineering-Electrical will be responsible for availing engineering resources, which should be reliable within tight targets and cost constraints. 

Reporting to the Engineering Manager, the individual will work on the development and/or execution phases of engineering operations and activities within the company. 

He is expected to be a team player who will lead a team of electrical, mechanical, building and installation personnel in achieving the engineering objective. 

He should be hands on person whose team will look upon for advise on matters of machinery faults trouble shooting and maintenance.

The Applicant should have:
  • A Degree or higher in Electrical and Electronics Engineering or equivalent from a recognized institution. Those with a Higher National Diploma ¡n Electrical Engineering or a related field and 8 yrs experience are encouraged to apply
  • At least 5 years post training experience.
  • Preferably not less than 3 years relevant experience in management level position.
  • Sound knowledge of and experience in electrical control circuit design and implementation in both relay logic and PLCs.
  • Knowledge of operations and maintenance of mechanical systems.
  • Ability to read and interpret mechanical drawings and experience in project management will be an added advantage
  • Good and proven administrative experience and skills.
  • A good command of data management and analysis tools and proficiency ¡n the Microsoft office suite with the ability to effectively use the internet to obtain data and reference material.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with good interpersonal skills.
  • Aged between 27 to 40 years old.
Key Responsibilities
  • Manage plan and control resource utilization in the department for efficient achievement of set performance targets at optimum cost. Review and address performance issues with department staff.
  • Preparation of annual budgets and managing their implementation.
  • Provide technical assistance to engineering teams to ensure tasks are executed efficiently and reliably.
  • Directly supervising and implementation of projects.
  • Liaises with the production team to ensure continuous plant operation by providing fast and efficient online support.
  • Advise on plant improvement with a view of adopting emerging technologies.
  • Keep accurate utility and maintenance records.
  • Perform plant/equipment risk assessment and advice on strategic actions to be taken in a view to guarantee plant safety. Enforce safety standards.
Applications, including detailed C.V., to be submitted to the 

Managing Director, 
Sotik Tea Companies, 
PO. Box
Private Bag 20406, Sotik or 
E-mail: info@sotiktea.co.ke by 28th February 2014.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Recruitment of ECD Teachers

Applications are herby invited from qualified Early Childhood Development teachers to be employed in Nyandarua County Public Pre-Primary Schools.

400 positions shall be recruited for now and more positions shall be advertised after July 2014.


Requirements for Appointment
  • Already serving as an ECD Teacher in a Public Pre-Primary School in the County
  • Hold at least a Certificate from KNEC in ECD
  • Those who hold a Diploma in ECD shall have an added advantage
  • Recommendation letter from the Head Teacher
  • Candidate must meet all requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution
  • Has a minimum of 5 years experience
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Teach children in Pre-Primary School
  • Mould the young to become responsible citizens in the future
  • Inculcate ideals of Article 10 of the Constitution of Kenya to the children
  • Be an active player in promoting education standards
Application and Condition of Service

Applications should be accompanied with Curriculum Vitae, copies of academic and professional certificates, head teacher recommendation letter, national identity card, Clearance Certificates to conform with Chapter Six of The Constitution i.e. Good Conduct, Credit reference Bureau, Higher Education loans Board. Kenya Revenue Authority tax Compliance.

Successful candidates shall for now be paid a monthly lump sum of Kshs 10,000 as top up of what the school management is paying until 30th June 2014 when the scheme of service shall be put in place.
 
Applications should reach the under signed on or before Friday 14th February, 2014.

Secretary
County Public Service Board
Po Box 701-20303, OL Kalou

A leading manufacturer of high quality PVC flexible hoses and PVC pipe fittings in Kenya is looking for an experienced Stores Managerto handle their busy stores department. 

The person MUST have good management skills and strong supervisory abilities to be able to control and assign tasks to stores attendants.

Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years’ experience in a stores management position.
  • Experience gained in dispatch, purchasing will be preferred.
  • Minimum of a diploma in a stores management course.
  • Training and implementation of quality standards like ISO/Kaizen.
Salary: Ksh. 80,000 – 150,000 depending on experience 
 
Applications:
 
To send your up to date CV to 

application@summitrecruitment-kenya.com 
Summit Recruitment & Training, Blixen Court, 
Karen Road, Karen

Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

Please indicate in your email which position you are interested in. 

Only candidates stating current salary will be considered.

Please do not apply if you do not meet the requirements of the job
Human Resources Officer
 
Reference Number: HRO-01-2014

Category: Human Resources
Grade: 6.01 - 6.16
Location: Kilifi
Country: Kenya

Summary:


To provide support to the Programme on recruitment and selection process, developing innovative solutions and effectively co-ordinate the implementation of the performance management program to enhance the Programme's employee performance.

Contract: Two (02) years in the first Instance.

Reporting Lines:

The post holder reports to the Head of Human Resources.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide technical and administrative support in recruitment activities including identifying vacancies, confirming specifications and availability of resources, drafting advertisements and posting advertisements according to laid down HR policies and guidelines.
  • In liaison with the recruiting departments, develop short listing criteria for vacant positions and actively participate in the shortlisting process.
  • Co-ordinate, conduct/ participate in the interviewing process.
  • Actively participate in the selection of suitable candidate for positions and conduct reference checks.
  • Co-ordinate and conduct induction and all related on-boarding procedures for all new staff and continuously review and update the induction package to ensure it is up to date and serves the needs of the Programme.
  • Manage and track staff probation, ensure end of probation evaluations are undertaken and appropriate recommendations made and actions taken e.g. confirmations, extension of probationary periods etc.
  • Co-ordinate the performance management processes including providing technical support to the heads of department, line managers and staff on the process and tools; ensure all evaluations and appraisals are undertaken as scheduled.
  • Liaise with the Head of HR to initiate appropriate systems to identify exemplary performers and put in place appropriate reward mechanisms or identify poor performers and put in place interventions to address weaknesses/ gaps.
  • Analyse overall outcomes and feedback from the performance appraisal reviews on an ongoing basis with a view to ensure that mechanisms for performance management system compliance, the establishment of result-based performance objectives, expectations and feedback are established.
  • Make proposals on related guidelines, procedures and/or performance management systems changes as and when necessary.
  • Assist in building organization support and commitment for an performance evaluation culture by maintaining close ties with change initiatives, the Programme’s strategic planning cycle.
  • Prepare reports on performance management system related matters including timeliness of process, compliance with procedures and overall results as well as recommendations on implementation and overall effectiveness.
  • Propose and define meaningful linkages between performance appraisal outcomes and competency development programmes and support programmes for employees, including mentoring programmes.
  • And any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.
Qualifications, Skills and Competence:

Qualifications and skills:
  • Bachelors degree in Human Resource Management or equivalent
  • Professional HR qualification and membership to a HR body e.g. IHRM, CIPD etc. or equivalent
  • At least 3 years’ experience in co-ordination of performance management systems , recruitment and selection activities.
  • Knowledge of Kenya laws and practices
  • Computer literacy with proficiency in Microsoft applications
Desirable:
  • Past experience with online Recruitment and Performance Management systems.
Competencies:
  • Problem solving and decision making
  • Good planning, co-ordination and follow through ability
  • Proactive with a hands on approach
  • Confidentiality and high integrity
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Team working with the ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
Application Procedure:

To apply for this post you must be a registered user. Log into your account then go to Vacancies, view the post and click on the button: "Apply for this job".

All applicants are required to attach their updated Cv, application letter and state their current/last gross salary.

Candidates must supply an email and telephone contact that will be used when offering interviews. The application closing date is 9th February 2014. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) is an equal opportunity employer.  Direct or indirect canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.  

KWTRP does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, processing, training or any other fees).
The Danish Refugee Council has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa region since 1997.

The DRC Kenya Program seeks to fill the following positions to be based in Dadaab Refugee Camp.
 
Senior Project Officer - Community Driven Protection Project 

(Based in Dadaab Refugee Camp)
 

The purpose of the job is to ensure successful implementation of the Community Driven Protection Initiative (CDPI), and the job holder will be responsible for the achievement of all the set project outputs and outcomes

Key Responsibilities:
  • Ensure programmes are developed, implemented and evaluated within clear monitoring systems and against clear people/programme/finance planning that meets DRC and donor regulations and humanitarian and HAP principles
  • Ensure that programmes are based on user-identified needs and resources of the targeted population
  • Coordination & project partnerships by working closely with other similar DRC refugee protection projects, project partners and other implementing agencies
  • Train protection and non-protection staff in protection-related knowledge skills and ensure that knowledge and skills are applied
  • Enable an effective protection team through result-oriented management systems, providing leadership, on-job capacity-building and designing staff development strategies
  • Budget management: including budget tracking and remedial action
Qualifications, Experience & Skills Required:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Science, Community Development or Development Studies. A Master’s degree will be an added advantage
  • 3-4 years hands-on experience working within community-driven/led programming within an INGO setting in human rights, gender issues, with refugees, asylum-seekers, migrants or other vulnerable populations
  • Proven experience in strategic development and programme design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Proven skills and experience in participatory community development work
  • Proven training expertise on human rights and protection mainstreaming; ability to transmit technical information to non-technical staff and people with basic or no literacy
  • Analytical and problem solving skills and an ability to work independently and as a team
  • Willing and able to work in an insecure environment and live in basic conditions
  • Maturity and discretion, ability to work with and maintain confidential information.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a team, and teaching and learning from team members
  • Excellent communication skills and fluency in written and spoken English essential. Excellent report writing skills is a must
Protection Officer - GBV Project 

(Based in Dadaab Refugee Camp)

The focus of the role will be to coordinate, manage & supervise direct implementation of GBV prevention activities in Ifo 1 Camp.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Give support & direction in designing, planning & implementation of SGBV prevention & response activities
  • Ensure community members are mobilized to participate in anti-SGBV activities in the camp
  • Plan, attend & facilitate monthly meetings with community leaders, support groups and other stakeholders
  • Develop interventions including, but not limited to, advocacy initiatives, awareness raising, targeted trainings, to strengthen SGBV prevention and response based on data.
  • Develop & implement innovative and sustainable GBV prevention strategies
  • Contribute in the development ofproject proposal, concept notes & sector publications
  • Provide support, objective feedback and mentorship to staff
  • Promote a positive profile ofthe GBV program among other sectors, partners and the communities we work in
Qualifications, Experience & Skills Required:
  • Degree in relevant field (Gender Studies/Counseling/Psychology/Social Work) with at least 2-years’ experience working in protection, counseling, human rights, gender issues with refugees, asylum seekers, migrants and/or other vulnerable populations
  • 3 years professional project management experience, including supervision of national staff, budgetary oversight and program development;
  • Technical expertise and understanding of SGBV root causes, prevention and response strategies, including experience with operationalizing SGBV principles and international standards in a humanitarian setting;
  • Proven record of providing trainings and workshops on gender and GBV topics;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of gender and protection issues and their relevance in humanitarian settings
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations with local staff, beneficiaries, duty bearers and other stakeholders;
  • Diplomacy and assertiveness; the ability to respectfully discuss sensitive issues with a wide range of actors
  • Sensitivity to and respect for a wide range of cultural beliefs
  • Knowledge and understanding of Somali society/language and refugee issues is highly desired
Please note that the above positions are on a 1-year contract with possibility of extension.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications which should include a 1-page cover letter clearly stating their motivation and qualifications and a CV. 

Applications should include contact details of three professional referees.

One referee must be the applicant’s most recent manager. 

Applications should be sent to: drcjobs@drckenya.org and have the subject heading of the position that is being applied for.

Deadline for receiving applications is 15th February, 2014.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Senior Business Development Officer
 
Nairobi, Kenya

Be part of the success journey for African SMEs Financing

The African Guarantee Fund for Small and Medium Enterprises (AGF) was set up to significantly increase the access of African Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) to finance from the financial sector. 


Our key mandate is to assist financial institutions increase their financing to African SMEs through the provision of partial financial guarantees and capacity development assistance.

AGF seeks to recruit a Bilingual (French and English) Senior Business Development Officer based in Nairobi.

Reporting to the Head of Business Development, the Senior Business Development Officer will be responsible for implementation of business development strategies and plans to meet the department’s targets specifically to AGF francophone clients.

Duties and responsibilities
  • Identify and develop new business proposals to meet the department’s targets;
  • Use multiple prospecting methods to generate leads, set up sales meetings and pitch appropriate solution-offerings to prospects;
  • Assist the Head of Business Development to manage the Guarantee process cycle right from Lead Generation, Credit appraisal which include credit/risk rating of the partner lending institutions and the end borrower on the basis of business and financial analysis, due diligence and site visits, etc;
  • Prepare guarantee requests for the Head of Business Development for presentation and approval by appropriate approval bodies;
  • Assist the Head of Business Development in developing and managing relationships with AGF partner lending institutions to meet their guarantee requirements;
  • Assist the Head of Business Development to carry out market and competitor analysis as part of gathering market intelligence to inform business decisions; and
  • Monitor the guarantee portfolio under their responsibility.
Requirements
  • Masters’ degree in finance, or business administration or related field;
  • 10 years’ experience in the Financial services sector in a professional or technical role;
  • Experience in bank financing (specifically SME), including 5 years in a management role in the financial services sector;
  • Sound understanding of SME lending and the SME context in Africa;
  • Demonstrated track record in the banking industry in portfolio management with focus on consultative and solution oriented sales and marketing approaches;
  • Strong marketing skills with demonstrated experience and track record as a client-facing staff.
  • Demonstrated understanding of guarantee products.
Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by sending a cover letter and detailed curriculum vitae to recruitment@africanguaranteefund.com, quoting the position title. Provide details of your current and expected remuneration. Application deadline is Friday 21 February 2014.

To be considered, applicants must be bilingual (fluent in English and French)
 
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Technical Resource Manager (Agro-Business)

JOB REF: AC/TSM/2

Our client is a Nairobi based Multinational Agrochemical firm. They require a Technical Resource Manager who is well versed in the floricultural sector.


You will be responsible for technical reviews focused on client requirements within the Greater East African region. As such this position involves extensive local travel.

Key Requirements of the Role
  • Degree holder in Agriculture, Floriculture or Water Engineering (Essential).
  • Excellent knowledge of the professional flower market.
  • High degree of commitment and involvement, with a focus on excellent client service.
  • Ability to work autonomously and make independent decisions.
  • Must be self-driven, motivated, structured, and well presented with great PR skills.
  • Must possess own car.
An attractive package is on offer dependent on qualifications, skills and experience.
 
To apply, send your CV and application letter in word format to info@byappointmentafrica.com outlining how your qualifications, skills and experience would be transferrable to the role.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

PR Agency Executive Director

A medium-sized PR agency is looking for an Executive Director/Team Leader to manage all elements of its operations. 

The holder of this position will report to the Board of Directors, and ¡s responsible for the following roles, among others:

 
and Responsibilities
  • Manage and grow the existing client portfolio, consisting of some leading and demanding corporate organizations in the country.
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the agency, including mentoring, giving guidance, motivating and managing a team of client service executives, business development personnel, administration, as well as creative/design teams.
  • Identify existing business opportunities both from within the existing clients as well as sourcing for new clients.
  • Manage and maintain satisfactory relations with senior managers from the existing and prospective client portfolios.
  • This position calls for an all-rounded candidate, and shall be sorely responsible for all the operations of the agency.
Requirements
  • Minimum of 6 years working experience in PR, corporate communications and Events management. Experience in an advertising agency at a senior level would be a definite advantage.
  • A degree in Public Relations or Communication or Journalism.
  • A relevant Masters degree will be an added advantage.
  • Member of Public Relations Society of Kenya (attach certificate).
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Proven track record of national and regional media relations; ability to build relationships in new sectors and verticals.
  • Experience in creating and managing key marketing initiatives.
  • Experience ¡n building relationships with stakeholders at senior level.
  • Demonstrated confidence with agency and client teams.
  • Aptitude to work independently.
  • Ability to identifying business opportunities in order to grow profitability of the agency.
Should you fit the above criteria, kindly forward your application and CV stating current, expected remuneration and availability to the following email address: info.akltd@gmail.com on or before 14th February, 2014.
Stock Accountant
 
Duties & Responsibilities
  • Monitor levels of stock items and initiate stock requisitions.
  • Reviewing stocking levels in respect to stock items and following up to ensure prompt delivery of the required items.
  • Maintain regular communication with operational departments so as to stay up to date with their material requirements to avoid stock out situations.
  • Maintain good housekeeping and stores layouts that will facilitate easy retrieval within the stores/ warehouse and  ensure that that safety and environment standards are adhered to at all times.
  • Assists in identify obsolete and slow moving stock items and recommend the necessary actions, including the disposal of such items
  • Ensure that stores records are accurately maintained and up to date and the necessary reports are generated and acted upon.
  • Organize and undertake monthly stock taking processes in accordance with Company practice
  • Enforce company safety rules and regulations within the stores.
  • Any other duty that may be allocated to you by Management
Qualifications
  • Graduate preferably a holder of  B.Com accounting/finance option
  • Must be at least a CPA  3 holder
  • Must be computer literate
  • Knowledge of quickbooks will be an added advantage
Attributes
  • Confident,Good communicator and organised .
Kindly send your CV to jobmasterskenya@gmail.com by 11th February 2014

Pastry Chef

Able to produce high quality pastry products

Able to work unsupervised

Has initiative

Good communication skills

Qualifications in related courses.

Bakers

Able to maintain high quality products while producing in bulk

Willing to work both day or night

Relevant experience and academic qualifications.

Email to peter@krumblefresh.co.ke
PR and Social Media Assistant
 
Responsibilities:
  • Managing the social media marketing strategy focusing on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, YouTube,
  • Execution of all social media activities (i.e. tweeting, sharing, engaging, liking, increasing social reach, doing the heavy lifting, etc.) for our company and the artists we have signed.
  • Communicating in a professional, but unique social media “voice” for each client; directly aligned with the clients’ thought leadership and content platform.
  •  Creating social media campaigns and calls-to-action that drive target buyers to client sites and generate leads for our clients.
  • Spending hours on LinkedIn every day engaging with our clients’ target audiences by sharing content, finding ways to grow LinkedIn company followership, and improve overall engagement with our clients’ LinkedIn Company Pages.
  • Staying ahead of the curve in leveraging LinkedIn as a professional social media network and as a content hub, such as leveraging LinkedIn Signal to understand influential content that is shared and the people who are sharing them.
  • Tweeting at least 30 – 50 times a day while engaging influencers to increase the followership of our clients’ social media profiles; receiving multiple mentions and retweets in the process.
  • Posting several Facebook posts each day and finding new ways to leverage Facebook for professional and business purposes.
  • Building a strong presence on Google+ for each client, making the most of SEO tricks to help our clients get ahead.
  • Implementing Social Media SEO tactics aligned with our clients’ keyword and SEO strategies.
  • Conduct competitive analysis studies on client competitors, including digital footprint analysis.
  • Planning publicity strategies and campaigns
  • Writing and producing presentations and press releases
  • Dealing with enquiries from the public, the press, and related organisations
  • Organising promotional events such as press conferences, open days, exhibitions, tours and visits
  • Speaking publicly at interviews, press conferences and presentations
  • Providing clients with information about new promotional opportunities and current PR campaigns progress
  • Analysing media coverage
  • Commissioning or undertaking relevant market research
  • Liaising with clients, managerial and journalistic staff about budgets, timescales and objectives
  • Designing, writing and/or producing presentations, press releases, articles, leaflets, ‘in-house' journals, reports, publicity brochures, information for web sites and promotional videos.
Requirements of the Job:
  • Graduated with 4-year degree with focus on Marketing or Journalism from a reputable university.
  • 2 Years of Social Media Marketing experience in a corporate marketing or agency marketing role.
  • 2 Years of Social Media Marketing in a B2B capacity. In other words, the primary target audience you’ve been chatting up on social media over the past couple years are business people, professionals, decision makers, and industry thought leaders.
  • 2 Years of Social Media Marketing experience on all major social media platforms – LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, YouTube, and SlideShare.
  • Verifiable examples of social media marketing successes and wins.
Email CV and salary requirements to recruitment@odumont.com with “PR and Social Media Assistant” in the subject line.

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