Position: Human Resources & Administration Manager 
 
Job Ref No: 02/02/14
 
Industry: Clothing and Accessories (EPZ)
 
Location: Mombasa
 
Our client, a new factory dealing with industrial services, clothing and Accessories business activities in Mombasa is looking for an experienced individual to fill the Human Resources & Administration Manager Position. 

The ideal candidate must have managed a workforce of about 1,000 staff with good working knowledge of biometric system.
Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the development of human resource strategy for the organization, particularly by advising on the human resource implications of strategic decisions.
  • Advice the organization Senior Management about human resource policies, procedures and actions required to ensure that the organization makes the best use of its employees.
  • Develop and monitor the organization budget to ensure that human resource services are provided at the appropriate level consistent with the attainment of the organization objectives.
  • Manage and maintain all necessary human resource workforce planning, recruitment and selection procedures to ensure that the organization has staff of the right caliber to enable it to meet its corporate objectives.
  • Develop, conduct and manage the organization training and development plan which would include budgets, reports and feedback from the performance management system.
  • To drive and implement the learning, training and development initiatives as per the Group guidelines and organization requirements.
  • Manage all employee relations activities within the organization and ensure that there is an ongoing harmonious relationship between management and staff.
  • Develop the remuneration, compensation and benefits scheme and leave administration for the staff
  • Coordinate with the relevant bodies to ensure the expatriates have work permits
  • Design Code of Conduct, Disciplinary procedure and Grievance resolution processes for the organization
  • Carry out payroll administration using biometric system
  • To manage relationships with Union and ensure timely completion of all CBA negotiation and compliance with all statutory labor laws and wage guidelines.
Qualifications
  • At least 7 years experience in human resource management from EPZ industry, preferably a garment factory.
  • University degree in Human Resources Management or related studies.
  • Diploma in Human resource management
  • Preferably 35 years old and above.
  • Must be conversant with Labor Laws.
  • Good payroll administration skills using biometric system
  • Someone that has managed a workforce of 1,000 staff.
If you meet the entire mentioned job criteria kindly send your CV and application quoting the Job Reference Number to recruit@humantalentrecruit.com before 14th February, 2014. 

Indicate the position applied for, your current and expected salary.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Seeking: Finance Intern
 
USAID Transition Initiatives for Stabilization (TIS) program
 
The Transition Initiatives for Stabilization (TIS) program is funded by USAID and implemented by Development Alternative Inc (DAI), an international development organization. 

It responds to the complex crisis that has evolved in Somalia / Land by mitigating conflict, promoting stability and community cohesion, and increasing public confidence in governance. 

TIS implements quick impact activities linked to longer-term stabilization goals.

The TIS program is currently seeking a skilled, diplomatic, effective, and highly motivated Finance Intern to join our Nairobi based team.

Qualifications and skills sought:
  • Student pursuing first degree in Commerce, Business Administration or equivalent.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
  • 2-3 months relevant experience preferably with international NGO is highly desirable
  • Excellent computer skills (Outlook Express, MS Office, Emails).
  • Good interpersonal skills, Ability to multi-task and self-manage
  • Ability to work with multi-ethnic team in a culturally appropriate manner.
  • Must have a good command of English in both oral and writing skills.
  • Be able to interact with partners and peers.
  • Ability and willingness to learn and work with teams based in Nairobi and field site.
  • Fluency in Somali preferred.
Do you have the above qualifications and skills? 

Please send 

1) a CV 

2) current position and salary history and 

3) three professional references to TIS@dai.com and copy tisdairecruitment@gmail.com. 

Closing date: Sunday, February 16, 2014. 

Please note only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

Put the title of the position you are applying for as the subject line for ease retrieval of your application.
infotrak Research and Consulting

Research Executives

Deadline: 14th February 2014 at 4pm 

Commencement: Immediately
 
Area of Specification

Data processing and analysis

Job Description
  • The holder of this position will be expected to work with all other departments to ensure received data is analyzed up to standards within timelines.
  • He/She will be expected to develop working templates and samples as will be required.
  • He/She will advise research executives on sampling strategies during proposal writing meant for different projects
  • He/She will be required to ensure all data is correctly and confidentially handled.
  • He/She will be expected to accompany any personnel to such meetings, briefings or conferences where data analysis and processing knowhow is required.
Business Development

Job Description
  • The holder of this position will be expected to prepare and present quality proposals and concept notes on possible research projects to the management and clients.
  • He/She will be expected to pitch proposals and bring in business and projects to ensure the Business Development Division is profitable capable of supporting operations and expenses of the company.
  • He/She will scope for prospective clients and organize meetings to sell, negotiate and agree research projects.
  • He/She will be expected to be a regular client liaison via meetings, email and the telephone
  • He/She will be expected to work with other departments to ensure profitability of the company
Public Policy and Governance Research

Job Description
The holder of this position will be expected; in consultation with other team members, to prepare a comprehensive work plan that ensures the Public Policy and Governance research division grows and becomes profitable.

He/She will formulate, prepare proposals and presentations on possible research projects and present these to clients or senior management. It will be expected that he/she continuously pitch projects to potential clients.

He/She will scope for prospective clients and organize meetings to sell, negotiate and agree research projects; it is their responsibility to look for research briefs and work on the proposals.

He/She will be expected to be the regular client liaison via meetings, email and the telephone.
 


Requirements
  • First degree or higher diploma in statistics, business related course or social sciences
  • Masters in related field is an added advantage
  • A minimum of two(2) years’ experience in data analysis and processing, market or social research
  • Background knowledge in project management, business development or client portfolio management
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft office and or statistical packages i.e STATA, SPSS, CS-Pro, EPIDATA)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Flexible and able to travel within or outside the country within short notice
  • Ability to work in a team and under minimal supervision
If you meet the above requirements, send your CV with a cover letter and testimonials to the links below:

Research Executive Jobs on offer at Infotrak Research and Consulting.
 
Click on the link below if you are interested in any department.

1. Business development
 
Position: Sales Executives   

Where:
 AAR Insurance (K) Ltd

Location: Nairobi

We are looking for talented, creative and innovative team players excited about an opportunity to grow their sales careers in one of the leading insurance companies in the region
Key Requirements
    
Education:  

  • Minimum requirement KCSE C. 
  • Diploma in business administration/Marketing will be an added advantage
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Well groomed and presentable
Age: 25 years and above 

Candidates below 25 yrs must have at-least 3 years sales experience

Must be ambitious and focused to succeed in sales career under minimum supervision

2 to 4 years sales experience in Sales and Marketing.

COP / ACII qualification an added advantage 

Certificate of good conduct

Remuneration: Generous commission based incentives

If interested, please forward your CV and application letter to mgoreti@aar.co.ke

Closing Date: 21/02/2014

Title: Head of Strategy and Advisory Team
 
Company Profile: Kimetrica’s mission is to improve the quality and accountability of service delivery in the non-profit sector through the provision of technical support in monitoring and evaluation and disaster risk management. 

We have offices in Kenya, Ethiopia, South Africa, USA, and Moldova. 

Kimetrica’s main focus is on monitoring and evaluation of public sector and not for profit projects and programmes. 

Our clients include the EU, DfID, USAID, the World Bank, and many international and local NGOs.
 

Position Summary: Kimetrica has an immediate opening for an experienced Monitoring and Evaluation expert to lead our Strategy and Advisory (S&A) Team. 

Based in Nairobi, the position requires a mid- to senior-level operator with in-depth experience in M&E processes and project and team management. 

The objective of the position is to lead the S&A Team on a path to becoming the primary global provider of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and Disaster Risk Management (DRM) services. 

In the context of rapid company growth, the Head of S&A, working with a young and highly talented team, will provide overall management, strategic direction and implementation of Kimetrica’s S&A services. 

Responsibilities include:
  • Oversee four core S&A business areas: Survey, Analysis, Strategic Advisory and Reporting
  • Advise project managers on the design, strategy and tactics for all current M&E and DRM projects
  • Manage M&E projects and client portfolios
  • Oversee the design and implementation of research and evaluation projects
  • Oversee the development of analytical tools for M&E and DRM
  • Build strategic alliances with research institutions for developing tools and methodologies and with commercial providers of research and advisory services.
  • Manage and supervise the technical work of staff and consultants
  • Provide technical input on bids and proposals to Kimetrica’s business development team
Qualifications:
 
Required
  • At least 7-years experience in management consulting or with an international development agency, preferably with an emphasis on performance management
  • Extensive international work experience in M&E and a strong and up to date knowledge of M&E methods
  • Strong analytical skills and understanding of quantitative and qualitative techniques
  • Creative and strong strategic and tactical thinking
  • Postgraduate qualification in economics, public health or related degree from a top university
  • Willingness to travel for short periods
  • Strong English language communications skills, spoken and written
  • Strong project management skills and leadership qualities
  • Strong inter-personal skills with an ability to persuade, build professional partnerships and communicate complex concepts to mixed audiences
Preferred
  • Working experience in international organisations
  • Project management
  • Experience in disaster risk management
  • Legal right to reside and work in Kenya
Terms and Conditions:
  • Highly competitive salary package
  • Full health insurance
  • One month vacation per year
  • Opportunities to pursue research interests and academic study
  • Fun, friendly and stimulating working environment
  • Based in Kenya
  • Regular global travel for trips of up to 2-weeks
  • Major opportunities for career growth and on-the-job learning
  • Opportunities for flexible hours and working from home on agreed days
  • Sensitivity to child care and other family commitments
To apply, please send cover letter and CV to jobs@kimetrica.com

Please put in the subject line of your e-mail: “Head of S&A Service”. 

Do not attach copies of certificates.

We will contact only eligible candidates to further discuss their availability.
Job Vacancy: Support Engineer

Who are we?
 
Cellulant is a mobile commerce company. It operates Africa’s number one mobile commerce network and aims to connect 100 million customers to its mobile commerce ecosystem.
 
Cellulant was founded in 2003 and has currently operations in Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana and every year moving into new countries.
 
We are the mobile commerce partner of choice and our goal is to connect all of our corporate customers, including e.g. the top Pan African banks, various merchants, to the richest mobile commerce ecosystem in Africa, helping them provide better communication, and more services, and more value to their end consumers. 

We do that by providing services like mobile banking, mobile payments, music, information services and other mobile related services.
 
To be able to meet these aggressive growth expectations we need to grow our dynamic team. 

We invite you to be part of that growth by submitting your application to the following role.
 
Support Engineer
 
She/he will implement the incident management process; contribute to reporting and knowledge base efforts.
 
Responsibilities
  • Issue detection: Proactive Monitoring of all services using provided interfaces all any other channel and Ensuring all detected issues are logged and tracked as per the incident management process. Monitoring Gap identification and feedback
  • Communication: Ensuring frequent and proactive communication that is relevant, clear, accurate and timely as per the incident management process.
  • Ticket recording and tracking: Ensuring all tickets are logged accurately with all details as per the incident management process
  • Issue Diagnosis: Perform initial troubleshooting of tickets and Ensure that accurate troubleshooting is done for all tickets handled. Ensure that troubleshooting steps are recorded.
  • Issue resolution: Ensure that all issues handled are resolved with SLA
  • Escalation: Ensure that issues are escalated as per the incident management process, using provided tools and escalation matrices. Ensure follow-up is done for all escalated issues.
  • Reports: Timely completion of reports as per the set guidelines by the Service analyst
  • Knowledge Base: Contribute to the knowledge management efforts as shall be required by the knowledge manager and any other responsibility as shall be required by the supervisor.
Required competencies
  • A first degree in an IT related field is desirable
  • A formal training in Customer service
  • A minimum of one years’ experience in the IT industry
  • Firm grasp of how the web works, networking, and software products
Required skills
  • Problem analytical and troubleshooting skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Linux OS skills
  • Relational databases skill e.g. MySQL
Interested candidates are requested to submit their CVs and a convincing cover letter to jobs@cellulant.com indicating the job title applied for by 21st February 2014. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Our client an International Law Firm based in Nairobi is looking for aResearch and Data Officer to prepare comprehensive research on clients and potential client companies.
 
Key Responsibilities:
  • Provides network and firm lawyers with key information and analysis on existing and potential client’s businesses and legal needs.
  • Helps articulate qualitative interpretations that enable the attorneys to have a more competitive edge in the RFP process.
  • Strategizes cross - selling activities by providing charts and spread sheets in city-focused, geographical, company tree or other customized format.
  • Creates, maintains and updates extensive collection of all networks.
  • Perform data and content entry for the firm’s marketing systems.
  • Evaluates potential business and competitive intelligence.
Key Qualifications:
  • Must have a bachelor’s degree in marketing or related field. 
  • Must have 2+ years previous experience in marketing and business development, donor research or law library consulting. 
  • Excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Office and various online databases. 
  • Previous law firm experience is a definite plus.
Monthly Gross Salary:  Ksh.150,000 - 180,000/= (Approx. 1,700 – 2,100 USD)depending on experience
 
Deadline: 1st March 2014    
 
Applications:
 
Send your up to date CV to:  

professionals@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.
 
Please do not apply if you do not meet the requirements of the job
Manager: Data Quality & Management (DQM)
 
Deadline To Apply: Rolling Basis

Start Date: Immediate

Location: Kisumu, Kenya with domestic and international travel

 
About Innovations for Poverty Action: Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a non-profit research organization that creates and evaluates approaches to solving development problems and disseminates information about what works and what does not to policymakers, practitioners, investors and donors around the world.

About Evidence Action: 

 Evidence Action is a new organization working in partnership with IPA to scale proven interventions. 

IPA has played in important role incubating technical assistance and service delivery programs, such as the Dispensers for Safe Water program and the Deworm the World Initiative. 

The management and further growth of these “scale up” initiatives is transitioning to Evidence Action. IPA will continue to provide support for these programs during their transition period.

About Monitoring Learning and Information Systems (MLIS) Team

The MLIS team embodies the evidence-based nature of Evidence Action’s work and enables us to be a data-driven organization. 

The team provides services across Evidence Action Africa region in meeting the following outcomes:
  • All ongoing program monitoring needs met (including M&E design and quality data collection)
  • Programs delivered with access to timely and useful data for day-to-day programmatic planning and decision making
  • Analysis and research conducted to support program improvements (including operation research, market research and cost-efficiency analysis)
  • Support with timely, useful and clear information for evidence-based decision making (including provide support to connect the dots)
  • Support provided to regional leadership for new programs and partnerships for exploration and evaluation
  • Standards, systems and processes setup for delivery of all functions (monitoring, analysis, research, information systems and quality data)The MLIS team works towards these outcomes through four sub-teams that work closely together to deliver quality, timely and useful information:
  • Learning and Communication (L&C): This team is responsible for supporting the program teams with timely information in innovative, useful and clear ways to translate analysis and research to evidence-based decision making and action.
  • Monitoring, Analysis and Research (MAR): This team is responsible for ensuring that all ongoing program monitoring needs are met and analysis and research is conducted to support program improvements.
  • Management Information Systems (MIS): This team is be responsible for ensuring that the all programs have access to timely and useful data for day-to-day programmatic planning and decision making through a cloud-based multi-user system.
  • Data Quality and Management (DQM): This team is responsible for ensuring access to quality and timely data to meet all ongoing program needs; including monitoring, information systems and analysis and research.
About the Position: Manager - Data Quality & Management (DQM)

The Manager – DQM is responsible for ensuring that quality and timely data is available to meet ongoing program needs; including monitoring, information systems and analysis and research for program improvements. 

A critical part of achieving this will be setting up minimum standards and building systems to ensure that the quality of data for all Evidence Action regional programs meet a high level of standard. 

The Manager – DQM will work with a large field team and also collaborate closely with other sub-team members to achieve MLIS team outcomes.

Goals and Responsibilities

Lead the delivery of timely and quality data for programmatic need:
  • Ensure timely, useful and quality data collection, including quantitative and qualitative data, electronic and paper surveys, and scientific data (e.g. water testing, carbon monitoring etc).
  • Work with program teams to train and manage all staff collecting data to ensure quality data collection; including tracking all data collection activities and conducting back-checks/spot-checks
  • Develop standardized data collection instruments; for electronic data collection (ODK), phone survey and field-based paper surveys.
  • Coordinate and plan for efficient and cost-effective data collection for all programs across countries
  • Develop databases for data entry and manage data entry, process and clean data using STATA and develop and maintain a system of systematic and secure storage
  • Identify and provide recommendations for innovative and cost-efficient methods of improving quality of data for programs and ensure that all DQM activities are budgeted for in close collaboration with AD – MLIS
Build systems and processes for delivery of quality data collection, processing and management:
  • Setup minimum standards and best-practices for collecting, processing, cleaning, and organizing data; including conducting back-checks/spot-checks and documentation of field activities.
  • Build innovative systems and tools to train staff and plan activities
  • Develop management guidelines for task management of program field staff
Develop and manage DQM team:
  • Develop DQM team structure and ensure smooth transition of all existing team members to new structure.
  • Manage DQM team members, including attracting and retaining excellent DQM team members and ensure the ongoing development of their professional skills and capabilities.
  • Ensure that DQM team members uphold and promote a service-oriented and client-driven approach to their relationships with programs.
Collaborate with other teams for improved service delivery to programs:
  • Collaborate closely with other sub-team members to ensure that useful and quality data is collected and provided in a timely and cost-efficient fashion
  • Provide guidance to IT team on hardware and software requirements to collect timely and quality data.
  • Work closely with the procurement team to procure necessary material for data collection (e.g. water testing kits)
Qualifications

The Manager – DQM will have at least two years of experience leading and managing a large team for data collection, processing, and an interest in expanding their horizons within a mission-driven organization committed to impact at scale. 

S/he is excited about the prospect of building a new role and team within an organization which sees learning, innovation and the use of rigorous evidence as central to its mission, and is motivated to actively ensure that this approach is deeply woven into all programs. 

The ideal candidate has experience working in developing countries, including within Africa.
 
The Manager DQM will have the following experience and attributes:
  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in a relevant field with strong economics, statistics, or other analytical and quantitative training;
  • Strong technical skills and capacity, with at least 2 years of practical experience managing and working directly with large teams and data;
  • Knowledge of STATA (preferred), SQL or other statistical data management software; electronic data collection software like ODK, Blaise etc. and data entry software like CSPro and the ability to quickly learn new software for data management
  • Strong management skills and capacity to motivate, train and manage a large team of field staff working across multiple offices in the region for multiple programs
  • Self-directed and self-motivating personality, with proven ability to manage demands from multiple clients while adhering to deadlines and priorities;
  • Demonstrated system building skills to consistently deliver quality data
  • Naturally inquisitive, skeptical, intellectually curious, detail-oriented and organized;
  • Proven leadership experience in Africa and experience working with a cross-cultural team, ideally in Kenya/East Africa;
  • Inspired by Evidence Action’s mission to bring proven interventions to scale, improving the lives of millions;
  • A strong commitment to evidence-based practice and policy in the development field; and
  • The ability to lead in an innovative organization and quickly-changing environment.
  • An ability to operate effectively with ambiguity, and to thrive as a part of a dynamic and evolving leadership team
  • A sense of humor and excitement to be part of an engaged and intellectually stimulating work environment
To apply: 

Please send a cover letter and detailed CV, 3 references, daytime phone number(s), and email address. 

Your CV should include details about your academic qualifications and any relevant work experience.

Applications can be submitted by email to jobs-kenya@poverty-action.org and jobs@evidenceaction.org with the subject line: “Manager: Data Quality & Management” REF NO: EA-2014-02-02. 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by phone and email for an interview. Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis

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