Job Title: Education Coordinator
 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
 
Closing Date: 14th February 2014
 
Incorporation date: 1st March 2014

Organizational Context: Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international Catholic organization, with a mission to accompany, serve and defend the rights of refugees and forcibly displaced people. 

JRS has a priority to work wherever the needs of displaced people are urgent and unattended by others, and offers a human service to refugees and the communities through a wide range of rehabilitation and relief activities, many of which center around formal and informal education needs.
 

Description: This is a position based in Nairobi. 

The holder will be under the direct supervision of the Project Director. 

The Programme Coordinator – Education takes responsibility for the overall leadership, administration and management of the Education (Pre-school, Primary, Secondary, Tertiary and Adult learning) programme in Nairobi.
 
Key Responsibilities
 
While coordinating the overall Education programme;
  • Work closely with MOE and the City Education Department in promoting admission of refugees in schools
  • Coordinate capacity building of teachers, parents and Education officials through training
  • Coordinate supply of crucial items to schools to promote conducive learning environments and keeping inventory records of all school supplies
  • Monitor progress of education interventions including school enrolment, retention and completion.
  • Prepare and submit quality activity, monthly and other periodic reports
  • Develop strategy/ies to promote refugee access/enrolment/ participation and retention in schools
  • Attend to refugees with education related issues at the JRS reception.
  • Attend to other duties which will emerge in the process of service to refugees and as directed by the project director.
  • When called upon, represent JRS urban project in meetings touching on Education matters
  • Advice the Urban project on Education related issues and the necessary corresponding interventions
Tertiary level education:
  • Analyses tertiary level education student’s applications, short lists and interviews candidates to benefit from the education programme.
  • Carries out home visits for all the possible vocational skills training beneficiaries and prepares the home visits reports and recommendations.
  • Maintains a proper filling system for all the student’s documents and records.
  • Coordinates the student’s placement in institutions of learning.
  • Maintains and updates student’s enrollment and performance databases.
  • Holds monitoring meetings with students
  • Analyzes student’s performance and offers guidance and counseling appropriately.
  • In liaison with the institutions of learning, carries out students monitoring in the institutions of learning, identifies and advocates for the emerging needs.
  • Receives and analyses students’ requirements list at the end of every semester.
  • Keep an updated inventory list of all students materials purchased and distributed.
  • On – going participation in preparation of student’s fees/subsistence allowance payment and follow up payment receipt.
  • Participate in any other programme activity as agreed with the Programme Coordinator, Project Director or the Country Director.
  • Any other duty that the Project Director may assign.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education Arts and at least two years practical working experience preferably in project management, together with relevant professional experience.
  • Experience in managing people/teams
  • Ability to build effective partnership and collaborate with other team members.
  • Ability to work sensitively with refugee population of different ethnic background and/or demonstrated experience and commitment to working with marginalized communities.
  • Excellent communication skills in English (written and oral) and Good knowledge of MS word/Office.
  • Flexibility, resilience to stress and ability to adapt to changing working environments
  • Strong analytical, strategic thinking and planning skills and monitoring and evaluation skills/experience.
  • Patience, perseverance, proactive, self motivated and ability to work in stressful environment
Starting Salary: Gross - Kshs. 52,500.00
 
(Applications that have not met these guidelines will not be considered. Only short listed candidates will be contacted)

How to Apply:
 
Please send your Cover Letter that indicates what skills and experience one has that meets the criteria and when one is available to start. 

Please also include a CV that should include contacts for three referees to kenya.applications@jrs.net.

Wisen is an innovative and service-obsessed organization that exists to develop and deliver constantly evolving HR solutions which contribute substantially to our clients' success.  

We provide our clients, small to mid-sized companies, with an integrated suite of HR management solutions - everything from payroll to benefits, HR compliance and HR support. 

We are seeking a Client HR Business Partner to join our team. 

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Provide Human Resource Client Management support for designated client companies ranging from 10 to over 200 worksite employees
  • Communicate effectively with clients on Wisen products and services.
  • Ensure client satisfaction and delivery of World Class Service, resulting in excellent client satisfaction survey ratings.
  • Meet and exceed the expectations and requirements of clients.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with the clients to gain their trust and respect.
  • Act as a business partner, by effectively communicating the value of Wisen services in helping clients achieve their business goals and objectives.
  • Coordinate activities and facilitate timely delivery of services and projects to the client in all functional areas to include: payroll, retirement plans, benefits, employee relations, training and development, legal and compliance.
Client Relations Management:
  • Will consult with clients and evaluate worksite needs in regards to HR services and proactively develop, implement and deliver service plans which capture clients objectives for the year.
  • Follow through on deliverables identified on the Service plans which will directly impact the productivity, efficiency and effectiveness of client companies.
  • On an annual basis, recap for clients all activities completed on their behalf, discuss goals and objectives for upcoming year and deliver another Service plan.
  • Actively and consistently communicate with clients and schedule on-site client visits to ensure appropriate utilization of Wisen HR services.
  • As necessary, will evaluate and review pricing and billing inquiries with client.
Experience, Skills, Academic:
  • BA/BS degree required.
  • IHRM member preferred.
  • 5 years HR experience to include involvement with employee relations, compensation analysis and training.
  • Must possess an understanding of the business and quickly learn the organization''s strategy and industry.
  • Must be able to deal with ambiguity and cope with change.
  • Experience with generating and analyzing HR reports is a must.
  • Strong client service experience, ability to handle multiple clients.
  • Must be capable of presenting ideas and programs as well as problem resolutions to all levels of executives and business owners with confidence.
  • Strong and effective communication and interpersonal skills required. Strong persuasion/negotiation skills a plus.
Interested candidates who meet the above criteria should submit their online application on or before 17th February 2014 athttp://goo.gl/T8sryH

CVs WITHOUT SALARY REQUIREMENTS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
Job Advert: Curriculum Development Specialist
 
CAP Youth Empowerment Institute Kenya, supported by MasterCard Foundation, is established to provide Basic Employability Skills Training (BEST) for disadvantaged youth with particular focus on women to get equitable, qualitative learning and access to promising labour market oriented opportunities, savings and credit that support their pathways to safe and positive futures.
The key purpose of the organization is to assist 10,000 disadvantaged youth to make informed choices, develop labour-market oriented employability skills and access job placements, savings and enterprise development support. 

About the Position
 

Successful candidate will be in charge of designing, developing, reviewing and implementing curriculums in all centers. 

He\She will also evaluate the current curriculums and make the necessary changes in line with industry requirements. 

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Design and Develop Curriculum Content, Training Materials, Training Modules and Teaching Aids.
  • Developing Curricula to be used by Training Facilitators.
  • Standardizing Training Materials and Content.
  • Working Closely with Trainers in CAP Centre’s to Design and Roll out Curriculum that provides students with high quality Education.
  • Staying current with curricular trends.
  • Research new and innovative curriculum practices.
  • Research, evaluate, and prepare recommendations on curricula, instructional methods, and materials.
  • Recommend, order, or authorize purchase of instructional materials, supplies, equipment, and visual aids designed to meet student educational needs.
  • Develop tests, questionnaires, and procedures that measure the effectiveness of curricula, and use these tools to determine whether program objectives are being met.
  • Observe work of teaching staff to evaluate performance, and to recommend changes that could strengthen teaching skills.
  • Develop instructional materials to be used by educators and instructors.
Requirements
  • Deeper understanding of Kenyan curriculum.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field.
  • Demonstrated experience developing curriculum, preferably in the Kenyan education sector.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, while ensuring that project deliverables are on track according to the organization’s identified needs.
How to apply
 
This position is on full time basis 

To express interest in this opportunity, send your CV to recruitment.capyei@gmail.com by 20th February 2014.

Candidates are required to quote on the cover letter their current/past remuneration and the expected remuneration. 

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
A dairy company seeks to recruit Business / Trade Developers to help in starting and setting up retail channels in Nairobi and its environs for its products.

Requirements
 
A holder of a Diploma in Sales and Marketing. 
 
He/ she should be ready to work in a startup company, set up distribution channels and recruit grow the networks. 
 
He/ she should be computer literate. 
 
Excellent verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills.

He / she should be able to manage time efficiently, work well under pressure and be able to multi-task. 
 

He / she should have very good negotiation skills and have ability to give management the necessary feedback. 

He / she should be good in documenting progress at work and come up with relevant documentation to analyze progress. 

He/ she should be a fast learner and be able to multi-task. 

You should be aged from 25 – 40 years.

NB: Previous working experience in the dairy sector will be an added advantage. 

This position demands working long hours and flexibility.  
 
Salary will be negotiable but guided on fixed terms and performance. 
 
Kindly send your application with a short written testimonial of your greatest achievement (at Most Half a page) and expected salary to bayridgeconsult@gmail.com by 13th February, 2014.

Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

The candidates will be based in Nairobi CBD.
An International Company setting up in Kenya is looking to recruit a Creative Web and Graphic Designer

The candidate will be responsible for creating design solutions that have a high visual impact. 

Typical work activities
  • thinking creatively to produce new ideas and concepts;
  • using innovation to redefine a design brief
  • presenting finalised ideas and concepts to  managers;
  • working with a wide range of media, including photography and computer-aided design (CAD);
  • proofreading to produce accurate and high-quality work;
  • contributing ideas and design artwork to the overall brief;
  • demonstrating illustrative skills with rough sketches;
  • keeping abreast of emerging technologies in new media,
  • developing interactive design;
  • Knowledge in using various social media tools
Requirements:
  • A qualification in IT/Marketing/Graphic Design
  • Experience social media marketing
  • Experience in a PR/AD agency will be an added advantage
If you feel you fit the above role,please send your CV to jobs@alternatedoors.co.ke
The Institute of Advanced Technology (IAT) is seeking to recruitPart-Time Lecturers to teach the course: “Introduction to French” for the Maseno Diploma Programme
 
Requirements :
 
Must be either a Degree Holder or Advanced Diploma Holder in French (as per laid down rules by the Commission for Higher Education) and have at least 6 months of Teaching experience at tertiary level in French. 

Must be able to write and converse fluently in French 

Must be able to demonstrate or show proof of student satisfaction in French courses taught.

If you strongly believe that you have the qualities and experience outlined above, kindly email your application so as to reach not later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday 14th February, 2014 addressed to:
 
The HR Director, I.A.T.
P.O. Box 14201-00800, 
Nairobi

Email: hrd@symphony.co.ke

Your application, preferably by email, must include your detailed curriculum vitae, and copies of ALL relevant certificates.
Sketchers Design Promoters Ltd is a Kenyan company incorporated ten years ago to provide marketing and promotional services to the corporate sector and individuals. 

Within a short time, our company has built a reputation of efficiency in the execution of outdoor advertising and promotional drives.
 
We are looking for an experienced and dedicated person to join Sketchers in the role of:
 
Administrative Assistant - Reception
 
Reporting to: General Manager
 

Job Responsibilities:
  • Receiving and guiding all visitors to Sketchers.
  • Providing general information to visitors about Sketchers and where possible about the network.
  • Respond to inquiries from the public, answer telephones, route and screen calls and provide information about the company.
  • Make appointments and ensure important documents reach the correct individual.
  • Under the direction of the head of department, assist in the typing of the custom documents
  • Ensure that all office equipment are in good working condition and reporting any breakdown promptly.
  • Any other duty assigned that may arise
Qualifications:
  • Secretarial/Front Office qualifications with a minimum of 3 years experience
  • Diploma in Business Administration would be an added advantage
  • Excellent computer applications knowledge e.g. MS office
  • Excellent use of email systems
  • Excellent computer skills; fluency in English and Kiswahili
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills with a positive attitude within the work environments
If you meet the above minimum requirements, kindly email your resume and cover letter, clearly indicating your current and expected remuneration to molly.otambo@yahoo.com before 14th February 2014.
Sales Representatives

(Several positions available)

Getbucks Nairobi


GetBucks Kenya is a fast-growing microfinance institution (MFI) offering emergency loans through check-off systems to all civil servants, teachers and selected private companies countrywide.
 
Our market has grown rapidly, and we are seeking highly competent, focused and results orientated professionals for positions as sales representatives.
 
Reporting directly to the Branch Manager, the successful incumbents will be responsible for the generation of new business within the assigned sales locations.

Job Description

  • Provide current and prospective customers with excellent service
  • Meet stringent targets within the agreed deadlines
  • Participate in product campaigns to ensure product information is marketed and readily available to customers
  • Conduct door-to-door selling
  • Provide daily sales reports
Qualifications and Experience
  • Post KCSE qualification, preferably in sales and marketing
  • Previous experience in direct sales within a banking, MFI, insurance or related environment will be a definite advantage
  • A passion for and commitment to quality, service and performance
  • Have a Police Clearance Certificate
  • Self-driven, passionate about sales and a proven performance track record
  • Age 26 years and below preferred
A competitive commission package will be paid to successful candidates, subject to their individual performance
 
Candidates who meet the above criteria are invited to submit their
  • Application letter
  • A detailed curriculum vitae (CV)
  • And testimonials including 3 referees to
Getbucks Nairobi
2nd Floor GMC House
Kimathi Street

or email a your application to: kenyainfo@getbucks.com

The application deadline is close of business on Friday, 14 February 2014

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted
Tullow Group Scholarship Scheme

Applications Welcome


Applications are now open for the 2014/2015 Tullow Group Scholarship Scheme.

The programme is fully managed by the British Council. and will support postgraduate degree, technical, training and vocational studies at leading universities in the UK and Ireland. 

It aims to support Kenyans to participate in the oil and gas industry.
Courses will be offered in the following areas:

  • Engineering and Technology
  • Logistics and Supply Chain
    Environment and Geosciences 
  • Law and Legal courses
    Oil and Gas Economics 
  • Business Journalism
  • Other applied sciences apart from medicine
The scheme is open to candidates who want to make a real contribution to the future of their country.
 
Set criteria apply.

To apply for a scholarship, or for more information, please go to:
 
Applications open from Friday 31 January 2014 to Friday 28 February 2014.

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