A well-established Multinational Information Technology Solutions Company is looking for an ERP Practice Director

The successful candidate Must have a thorough understanding of ERP system in the  cooperate, NGO and public sector verticals.

Qualification:

  • Must have 10 + years’ experience in ERP industry.
  • Must have a proven track record in ERP implementation, sales and solutions in a variety of industries and countries.
  • Must have experience working in a multicultural environment.
  • Must have a bachelor’s degree.
Monthly gross salary: Ksh.380,000 - 480,000/= (Approx. 4,400 - 5,600 USD) depending on experience
 
Deadline: 25th March 2014    
 
Applications:
 
Send your up to date CV to:  

sue@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



Job Title: Administration Assistant

Reference:
 AA_2014
 
Recruiter: Altima Africa Ltd 

Contract: Permanent
 
Location: Nairobi

Available: ASAP

Profile Introduction: Our Client, a leading Insurance Company in East Africa is seeking to recruit a self driven individual to theAdministrative Assistant - Reporting to the General Manager (Operations)
Minimum Requirements
  • University Graduate;
  • Have at least 2 years work experience in Office Administration Work;
  • Be proficient in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
Job Specification
  • Receive and respond to all incoming calls for the department and maintain detailed records of all the issues, especially those not addressed satisfactorily;
  • Attend to all incoming clients and refer them on who should assist;
  • Prepare general correspondence i.e memos requesting for cheques and follow-up with finance for payment
  • Collect all incoming mail from the mailroom and distribute for further action;
  • Organize departmental meetings and ensure minutes of the meeting are sent to the departmental members on time;
  • Maintain the Head of Department’s diary and book appointments as well as travel arrangements for the HOD;
  • Manage departmental stationery re-order levels and request for departmental equipment’s when need arises including branches (Brochures);
  • Maintain Departmental cleanliness and tidiness;
  • Assist in compiling monthly/quarterly report
  • Assist in compiling and maintaining departmental leave days;
  • Ensure all machinery are operational i.e. printers, extensions
  • Maintain departmental files so that information is easily accessed;
  • Perform other duties as instructed by Management;
Competencies
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Reliable and Dependable;
  • Honesty;
  • Great Interpersonal Skills;
  • Speed and Accuracy;
  • Customer Focused;
How to Apply    

If you are qualified and up to the challenge visitwww.altimaafrica.com/careers.php and apply online by 5pm 31st March 2014

Please note that only qualified candidates will be contacted
 
Our client is an Equal Opportunity Employer



Mercy Corps exists to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities.  

Driven by local needs, our programs provide communities in the world’s toughest places with the tools and support they need to turn the crises they confront into the opportunities they deserve.  

Mercy Corps is looking for committed and dynamic individual to take up the following position.

Program Director - Wajir
Program / Department Summary:
 

Mercy Corps implements high-quality, analytical development activities in challenging environments. We have been operating in Kenya since 2009 and currently work in all but one province of Kenya with funding from USAID, DFID, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and other private donors. 

Mercy Corps Kenya opened in Wajir County in response to the 2011 hunger crisis. 

The current portfolio in Wajir takes a market-based approach to building resilience and economic growth. 

Our programs are aimed at strengthening systems and mechanisms to enable sustainable development while maintaining the ability to meet immediate needs during crisis. 

Mercy Corps works closely with partners including community members, local government officials and private sector stakeholders to ensure community-driven and market-led development interventions. 

General Position Summary
 
The Program Director is the most senior management position in Wajir with supervisory responsibility for program staff and responsibility for program management, vision and leadership. 

The Program Director has a team of program specialists in Wajir as well as an advisory committee of technical specialists. 

In addition, the program makes extensive use of partners and consultants for specific technical tasks where appropriate.  
 
This position has a special emphasis on program quality, innovation, and resilience in drought-prone arid lands. 

The Program Director will need to be highly sensitive to the dynamics of the region and continue to identify innovative solutions through a combination of integrated programming and strategic partnerships. 

Reporting to the Deputy Country Director, the Program Director will lead the Mercy Corps team in Wajir, partners and beneficiary communities to build resilience and contribute to economic growth.
 
The work is highly variable and involves continuous market research and intelligence and engagement with market actors in order to capitalize on emerging opportunities and design interventions accordingly.  

These interventions are designed to help remove market constraints in a systemic way so that small-scale livestock producers benefit from strengthened productivity, improved terms of trade and access to services and inputs.

Essential Job Functions:

Vision, Leadership and Strategy
  • Assist the Deputy Country Director and the Country Director with strategic planning and technical direction of arid land programming to guarantee program impact and institutional growth.
  • Maintain a central role in developing Mercy Corps’ program strategy. Participate in Mercy Corps Kenya’s strategic planning processes and ensure key humanitarian and longer term development issues are prioritized.
  • Facilitate team members to conduct detailed market research, intelligence, assessments and feasibility studies; liaise with and engage market actors in the livestock sub-sector to find strategic leverage points for co-investment; design systemic interventions in response to root causes of market ineffectiveness and exclusion of the poor.
  • Actively identify and develop original ideas to solve complex problems and looks for opportunities, to create change that supports and strengthens local markets. The poor and vulnerable benefit if they are able to access commercial products and services at reasonable prices.
  • Develop relationships and sets up meetings with stakeholders to identify needs and empower clients to develop effective strategies to enhance their success. This includes the development of partnerships to leverage maximum impact and ensure maximum sustainability of initiatives.
  • Oversee management of implementation and make regular visits to ensure that interventions remain on track through program documentation mechanisms.
  • Ensure that monitoring outputs are well presented for internal and external learning.
  • Organize and manage consultants (local and international).
  • Organize study tours for clients and program staff as appropriate to build expertise and encourage learning.
  • Look for opportunities for staff development and organize trainings and workshops.
  • Manage the project budget and allocate resources according to the approved budget within Mercy Corps and donor regulations.
  • Create an organizational culture of professionalism, accountability, responsibility and quality of service.
Commitment to Quality Program and Staff Development
  • Establish leadership, direction and personal credibility of Wajir-based staff; implement and maintain a clearly understood chain of authority and accountability.
  • Assist Human Resources to maintain adequate staffing consistent with Mercy Corps’ policies, including current position descriptions for all positions, personnel orientation and professional development plans, personnel evaluation systems, field personnel policy manual, and personnel grievance procedure system. 
  • Manage with an emphasis on excellence and achievement; encourage a team culture of learning, creativity and innovation.
  • Recruit, manage and motivate an informed, skilled and efficient team; incorporate staff development strategies and performance management systems into team building process.
Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting
  • Ensure programs are based on sound design principles, including need assessments and baselines. 
  • Ensure program teams are responsible and capable of conducting on-going program monitoring and strategic evaluation.
  • Establish an M&E system to document evidence of project activities and impact, in accordance with existing Mercy Corps MEL guidelines. 
  • Reflect on actions and progress to inform future action.  
  • View all situations as an opportunity to develop knowledge and “lessons learned”.
  • Oversee monitoring of project implementation, results and impact.  
  • Design monitoring plans and strategies which predict and monitor increased income of small-scale livestock producers which are plausibly attributable to program interventions. 
  • Establish and maintain effective and timely program/ grant reporting systems for all donors. 
  • Write reports for donors in line with progress against stated outcomes.
Representation & Diplomacy
  • Oversee the activities of and relationships with partners.  Review and alter contracts as necessary in relation to performance and objectives.
  • Develop and nurture culturally sensitive internal and external relationships and networks to ensure optimum communication and program success.
  • Build strong constituencies to include Mercy Corps headquarters and regional teams, international and local NGOs, government officials, donor community officials, diplomatic corps and embassies, vendors, media and the general public.
  • Participate regularly in a variety of external forums/workshops/conference/sector coordination meetings to proactively engage and share best practices and findings of the project with the greater government and development community initiatives.
Fiscal, Compliance Management and Accountability
  • Coordinate budget; manage budget within approved spending levels and assist in the development of cash flow projections and spending plans.  
  • Oversee budget management of sub-grantees/sub-contractors.
  • Exercise sound judgment to ensure program expenses are reasonable, allowable and prudent.  
  • Ensure all program funds are spent in accordance with donor rules and regulations including private funds.
  • Ensure all Mercy Corps administration, logistical, human resources and financial procedures are followed in relation to implementation of grants.
  • Assist with security monitoring to ensure MC staff, assets and partners are able to work securely and visit regularly.
Organizational Learning  
 
As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve - we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves. 

Accountability to Beneficiaries
 
Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts towards accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

Supervisory Responsibility:
 Wajir-based program staff
 
Accountability: 
 
Reports Directly To: Deputy Country Director
 
Works Directly With: Wajir-based staff, Program Quality Manager, Country Counterparts in the Horn Strategy, Country Director, 

Knowledge and Experience:
  • MA/S or equivalent in Business Administration, Economics, Management or a related field;
  • Minimum of seven years of experience working in business related field.
  • Demonstrated success in programs related to market development, value chain development programming, and increasing access to rural financial services, particularly in lean markets.
  • Proven managerial skills required
  • Demonstrated ability to function as a social entrepreneur and proven success with building, managing and leading a team of professionals and the ability to function as a team player among peers.
  • Effective verbal and written communication, multi-tasking, organizational, prioritization skills are necessary.
  • Previous experience in writing proposals.
  • History of working effectively and respectfully with host country government, private sector, INGO and NGO partners in complex environments.
  • Prior work experience in Africa strongly preferred; an ability to work comfortably, effectively and creatively within the cultural environment of the Somali region of Kenya and areas of poor security required.
Success Factors:
 
The successful Program Director will be highly strategic in their approach to gathering and disseminating information while effectively linking networks of people together to obtain the maximum impact for change. 

Be a self-starter, multi-tasker, and able to work in a complex environment. 

S/he will be able to facilitate change through influencing key stakeholders to change their behavior or approach. 

S/he will be a tolerant and flexible individual able to work in difficult and stressful environments and follow procedures. 

S/he will be a team-player with positive attitude to problem solving and conflict resolution, inspiring others through engaging in an enthusiastic and compelling way. 

S/he will also have the skill to engage, motivate and encourage staff to bring creative solutions to development issues, identify opportunities for increased impact, and pursue project objectives.

Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience
Should submit on or before March 23, 2014 at 4.00 p.m. a cover letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing three professional references (including a recent supervisor) to hrkenya@ke.mercycorps.org

Applicants must clearly indicate on the email subject; the position and location they are applying for, e.g “Program Director-Wajir”

Applications without the right subject heading will be automatically disqualified. 

Please do not attach any certificates.

(ONLY Qualified short-listed candidates will be contacted)
Senior Food Security / Rural Development National Program Officer for the Horn of Africa (Senior NPO)

Swiss Regional Cooperation Office, Horn of Africa, Nairobi

SDC is in charge of all development and humanitarian activities supported by the Swiss Government in the Horn of Africa.

The Swiss Cooperation Strategy Horn of Africa 2013-2016 focuses mainly on Somalia and the dry lands of South-East Ethiopia and North-East Kenya and covers four sectors:


  • Food Security & Rural Development,
  • Health,
  • Governance/Peace Building and
  • Migration.
It is designed as a whole of government approach in which SDC is closely collaborating with the Embassies in Nairobi and Addis, the Human Security Division, the Federal Office of Migration, as well as the Federal Department of Defense, Civil Protection and Sports. 

Governance, gender and conflict sensitive programme management are incorporated as transversal themes. 

The overall aim of the strategy is to contribute to the reduction of poverty, improve human security, stability and address migration challenges.

Collaboration modalities include bilateral and multilateral instruments, core/earmarked contributions to government-owned and multi-donor projects, contributions to locally managed development funds, as well as direct implementation at regional, country and sub-regional level. Policy dialogue at national and regional level is systematically promoted, as well as donor coordination and aid effectiveness principles in fragile contexts (New Deal). 

In relation to the Food Security & Rural Development sector, the SDC is aiming to achieve its goal mainly through engagement in natural resource management (NRM) and by building the resilience of (agro-) pastoral communities in the dry lands of the Horn of Africa.

Tasks / Responsibilities

 
The Senior NPO supports the Cooperation Office in ensuring the quality and result orientation of the SDC’s programme portfolio in the food security/rural development sector with a particular focus on natural resource management. 

She/he is responsible for the management/supervision of SDC projects/programmes which includes a close collaboration with the SDC’s bilateral and multilateral implementing partner in the planning, implementation and monitoring processes of projects and programs in the Horn Africa .

As an SDC representative she/he will play an active role in representing SDC in the dialogue with and coordination of international donors, government authorities, and other relevant stakeholders in the food security and resilience sector at national and regional level (including but not limited to Somalia’s PSG 4 Working Group, Somalia Joint UN Resilience Strategy and IGAD Drought Resilience Platform, SDC Agriculture & Food Security Network, etc. ).

She/he will be an active member of the food security team in the SDC Cooperation Office and in this function contribute to maintain a coherent and result oriented portfolio. 

She/he will participate in and contribute to annual planning and reporting processes, continuous analyses of development and security relevant context etc. 

He/She will collaborate closely with the SDC Programme Office in Addis Ababa in the food security sector.

Experience and formation
  • University and/or master degree in studies related to development cooperation and 10 years experience in rural development, natural resources management/governance in Africa, preferably in the Horn of Africa (Kenya, Somalia and/or Ethiopia)
  • Experience in international cooperation and humanitarian aid
  • Strong political, cultural and conflict sensitivity; ability to capture political and social dimensions of pastoralism and/or agro-pastoralism and the identification of risks, mitigation measures etc.
  • Solid skills in project cycle management including conflict-sensitive programme management experience and exposure to the principles of engagement in fragile states
  • Strong knowledge of the multilateral and bilateral aid system (UN, International Finance Institutions etc.).
  • Strong analytical capacity and ability to synthesize/communicate conclusions and recommendations and ability to represent positions in stakeholder and policy dialogue.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team and to deliver high quality in/outputs on time
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken); Somali and/or Borana are of particular advantage for the selection
  • Female applicants are encouraged to apply
Employment modalities
 
The position is based in Nairobi under a local contract (Applicants have the right to legally live and work in Kenya)

Frequent field missions to the whole region for the purpose of project planning/ monitoring sector coordination, policy dialogue are required (incl. travel to accessible areas of Somalia – currently mostly Somaliland, Puntland and Mogadishu - under SDC security measures).

Foreseen start of duty is 2nd May 2014

Application Procedure:
 
Send your application with a complete, typed CV addressed to:
 
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC
Head of Finance & Administration
nai.sdc@eda.admin.ch

Include copies of diploma & certificates, recommendation letters and former employer working certificates
 
All these documents will remain the property of SDC Nairobi and will not be returned to applicants
 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview

 Deadline: 
9th April 2014
Our client is looking for an Accounts Clerk.
 
The requirements are as follows:
  • Accounting knowledge
  • Up to 5 years’ experience
  • Some CPA qualification
  • Have worked preferably in a corporate
  • Honest
  • Team worker
  • Any other positive quality
If you meet the above requirements, please send your CV including previous or current and the expected salary to bossresource@gmail.com.
A fabulous opportunity has arisen for an experienced Corporate Receptionist who has exceptional personal presentation to be the front facing person with one of our clients in the IT Industry and a very dynamic company.

Well spoken with style and top communication skills you will be meeting and greeting the top Executives and High Profile Business leaders who will be coming to your desk.
Confident with a happy and helpful personality your day will be busy and varied. Greeting guests, fielding calls, messages, taking dictation and supervise messengers order cabs etc. Assisting with general administration, refreshments etc.

This is an opportunity for a vibrant and energised candidate with diploma level qualification and not less than 3 years corporate experience in a similar role.

Please note that due to the high number of applications only successful candidates will be contacted.

Applications by 13th March 2014 be sent to careersinafrika@gmail.com with heading of your email being Corporate Receptionist



Call for Expression of Interest
 
Roofing and Insulation of Sacred Heart Baba Dogo Catholic Church
 
Sacred Heart Baba Dogo Church invites qualified vendors to submit tenders for the above project.  Tender documents should be picked at Baba Dogo Parish Office as from Wednesday 12th March 2014 after payment of a fee of Ksh 1,000.

Complete proposal signed under seal, executed, and dated together submitted in sealed, opaque envelopes, clearly marked, “Tender – Insulation and Roofing”, will be received until 12:00:00 p.m., local time, Wednesday, March 21st, 2013.
Duly submitted tenders shall be opened on the same date (21st March 2014) at the Parish Offices at 2.30pm.

Tender forms submitted on or after 12:00:01 p.m. on the date noted above will be returned to the Bidder unopened.


Details to be included in the cover letter: 

  1. Introduction to company and capabilities, as well as any additional information that may assist in the selection process.
  2. Previous experience in doing insulation and roofing work, and suitability of foremen and staff expected to work on the contract.
  3. Referees and their contact details applicable to this project.
  4. Detailed charges applicable on this work.
  5. Current workload and availability to commence project starting in late March/early April 2014
Please Note: All tender submissions will be opened publicly, at 2.30pm shortly after the time of closing, on the day of closing and at the offices of Sacred Heart Baba Dogo Catholic Parish Office.  

The lowest or any proposal not necessarily accepted.

For more clarifications, kindly email the priest in charge hensunji@yahoo.com
Job Title: Business Development Manager – HR Consulting Services
 
Reports to:  the Managing Consultant:
 
Company Profile: We are an HR Consulting company based in Kenya and are primed to offer services in 17 countries in Africa. 

Our Mission is “to lead in attracting, developing and retaining superior Human Capital that create a dramatic business advantage for our clients”.
 
General Role Function:

To plan, manage and deliver on driving Sales Targets and overall revenue target enabling successful short, medium and long term alignment, customer and partner satisfaction, and revenue growth.  

Engaging in vendor marketing activities through securing partnership with vendors and facilitate vendor and customer relationship building and engagement.  

Manage relationships with assigned accounts and conducting joint business planning and quarterly business reviews.

Role Objectives
  • Sustainable growth of the Group’s business in East Africa
  • Market leadership and dominance
  • Increased financial turnover and profitability
  • Increased technical competence and client service delivery
Responsibilities
  • Represent company in client - company contracts and networking to secure new business
  • Identify business opportunities in East Africa and across various key industries
  • Responsible for the implementation of company sales strategies, targets, plans and objectives
  • Advice and make regular inputs into the current and future corporate strategy of the organization
  • Evaluate the portion of HR solutions obtainable to the company within selected organizations.
  • Manage existing client accounts.
  • Undertake marketing research and segmentation research.
  • Develop a sizeable portfolio of clients from designated industries.
  • Develop self, and maintain knowledge in relevant fields at all times.
  • Qualifying opportunities and advising the clients on the new HR solutions
  • Contract and pricing negotiation with the clients and partners.
  • Make presentations to clients on Various HR solutions
  • Weekly and Monthly reporting
Preferred Educational Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business or Social sciences.
  • MBA or professional qualification in any area of Marketing or HR will be an added advantage
  • Membership in a marketing association will be an added advantage.
Desired Experience
  • 6 years experience in Business Development, Sales, Account Management or offering HR solutions.
Competencies and Technical Skills
  • Proficiency in the techniques, processes and practice of marketing services in the Kenyan Market especially Government
  • Strong Business relationship/service skills for client relationship building, solution sales, and securing new businesses
  • Excellent Communication  and Presentation Skills
  • Good organizational and administrative skills
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and numerical skills
  • Goal,action and results orientation
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skill
  • Proactive planning skills
If interested, kindly apply to recruitkenya@kimberly-ryan.net stating the Job title on the subject line.

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