The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works to enhance the roles livestock play in pathways out of poverty in developing countries. ILRI has two main campuses in East Africa and other hubs in East, West and southern Africa and South, Southeast and East Asia. 

CGIAR is a global agricultural research partnership for a food secure future. Its science is carried out by 15 research centres that are members of the CGIAR Consortium in collaboration with hundreds of partner organizations. 

ILRI seeks recruit an Analytical Chemist

How to Apply
 
Applicants should send applications to the Human Resources Director, explaining their interest in the position, what they can bring to the job and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience by 25th March 2014.

All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal:http://ilri.simplicant.com
 
Only online applications will be considered, and only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

To find out more about ILRI visit our website at http://www.ilri.org
A FMCG Company based in Kenya with a nationwide coverage is looking for an exceptional, talented and experienced individual to fill in the following position:
 
Marketing Manager

MKT-M/03/14
 
Skills and Specifications:
  • University graduate in business or related discipline with a post graduate qualifications in marketing;
  • Minimum experience of 5 years in a similar position preferably in a multinational company;
  • Hands on experience in planning and execution of marketing activities and programs;
  • Strong planning, presentation and innovation skills;
  • Energetic and good networks with media and advertisements agencies;
  • Age bracket between 35-40 years old;
  • Proven expertise in brand development and results oriented;
  • High degree of integrity and budgetary skills;
  • Analytical and excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Computer literacy and FMCG exposure an added advantage.
If you belief you have what it takes to make a difference in the food industry, please submit your application with a detailed CV to the undersigned stating the position applied for, and reference number,
current remuneration level, to reach us on or before 31st March, 2014 to:

The HR Manager,
P. O BOX 49010-00100
DNA 1648
Nairobi.

Email: hr.recruitment254@gmail.com
DRC is a Danish international non-governmental organisation, which promotes and supports durable solutions to the problems faced by refugees and internally displaced people all over the world. 

The Danish Refugee Council has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa region since 1997. 

DRC Regional Office in Nairobi is seeking a qualified candidate for the following position:
 
Regional Finance & Systems Manager
 
The RFSM is directly responsible for ensuring that DRC HoA financial systems operate in accordance with DRC’s operational standards as expressed in the DRC Operations Handbook, and to ensure that such systems are practical, efficient and effective. 

The RFSM will also play a significant part in qualifying and implementing systems initiatives coming from the global DRC organizational development initiatives.

Requirements: 
  • Post graduate level in finance and administration or equivalent educational background, 
  • specialised expertise and at least 8 years experience in the areas of Finance, HR, Administration, Procurement/Logistics, 
  • relevant experience with an international NGO, 
  • demonstrated skills as a trainer/capacity builder, 
  • documented senior level management experience, 
  • high proficiency in English, systematic mind-set and capability of implementing changes.
Qualified candidates are invited to access the full job description and the requirements for this position under vacancies atwww.drc.dk

Please submit applications online using this link by 30th March 2014.
Diakonie Emergency Aid – Regional Office Nairobi seeks to recruit a suitable candidate to fill the following position;
 
Security Officer – Eastern and Southern Africa
 
Reporting to the Regional Director
 
Her/his duties will include to:
  • Revise the Regional Office HSS Plan in line with recommendations of Diakonie HQ
  • Update and disseminate security incident reports to Diakonie Staff and Diakonie HQ
  • Provide timely and accurate security advice to Diakonie Regional Director and disseminate crucial security information to all staff
  • Implement security & safety measures decided by the Regional Director
  • Monitor all national/international staff movement and facilitate security clearances for areas where required.
  • Focus on travel planning, security scanning during trips and eventual relocations/evacuations Immediately report all security-related incidents involving Diakonie staff and eligible dependents to the Regional Director
  • Provide efficient security and safety support to Diakonie programmes in the Region including the safety and security of all Diakonie staff, eligible dependants, resources, assets, facilities, programmes, and projects while ensuring compliance with the security policies and SOPs of Diakonie
  • Conduct regular threats and risks assessments, identifying and implementing appropriate risk mitigation measures for all operational areas
  • Conduct periodic appropriate security assessments of premises and equipment and advice on shortfalls in security preparedness with recommended improvements and solutions
  • Provide training and capacity building for staff members in order to increase the level of technical ability and skills in terms of safety and security
  • Ensure that staff members are proficient in the use of safety and security equipment, including communications equipment, vehicle emergency equipment and personal security safeguards required for work in the field
  • Brief all newly recruited staff joining Diakonie on organisation security & safety procedures
  • Responsible for security monitoring, liaison with national authorities, law enforcement, UN Agencies, and NGOs to ensure a smooth flow of security information
  • Be a member of the Crisis Management Team and a focal point for the practical organisation of any relocation or evacuation 
  • Provide advice on selection and procurement of appropriate equipment for security (vehicles, telecommunications equipment, etc.)
  • Provide advice on the security of transportation and logistics
  • Ensure proper filing/file maintenance of security related documents
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Bachelor Degree in Arts, Social Sciences, Management, or a related security field. However, a diploma backed by strong relevant technical experience will also be considered
  • High level computer literacy and knowledge of spreadsheet applications
  • At least 5 years relevant experience, preferably in NGO Security Management environment
  • Proven experience of working in a conflict/post-conflict or crisis environment with NGOs is a must
  • In-depth knowledge of security management and risk management
  • Strong analytical as well as administrative and conceptual skills
  • Proven ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines and work with limited supervision, pro-active and a good team-player
  • Must be willing and be able to travel extensively in Eastern and Southern Africa
To receive an application form, send an email to: dea.recruitment@gmail.com

Applications must include an application form, cover letter and a daytime telephone number. 

The deadline for submission of applications is Friday, 28th March 2014. 

All applications should be sent to: recruitment@diakonie-emergency-aid.com

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.



Diakonie Emergency Aid – Regional Office Nairobi seeks to recruit a suitable candidate to fill the following position;
 
Security Officer – Eastern and Southern Africa
 
Reporting to the Regional Director
 
Her/his duties will include to:
  • Revise the Regional Office HSS Plan in line with recommendations of Diakonie HQ
  • Update and disseminate security incident reports to Diakonie Staff and Diakonie HQ
  • Provide timely and accurate security advice to Diakonie Regional Director and disseminate crucial security information to all staff
  • Implement security & safety measures decided by the Regional Director
  • Monitor all national/international staff movement and facilitate security clearances for areas where required.
  • Focus on travel planning, security scanning during trips and eventual relocations/evacuations Immediately report all security-related incidents involving Diakonie staff and eligible dependents to the Regional Director
  • Provide efficient security and safety support to Diakonie programmes in the Region including the safety and security of all Diakonie staff, eligible dependants, resources, assets, facilities, programmes, and projects while ensuring compliance with the security policies and SOPs of Diakonie
  • Conduct regular threats and risks assessments, identifying and implementing appropriate risk mitigation measures for all operational areas
  • Conduct periodic appropriate security assessments of premises and equipment and advice on shortfalls in security preparedness with recommended improvements and solutions
  • Provide training and capacity building for staff members in order to increase the level of technical ability and skills in terms of safety and security
  • Ensure that staff members are proficient in the use of safety and security equipment, including communications equipment, vehicle emergency equipment and personal security safeguards required for work in the field
  • Brief all newly recruited staff joining Diakonie on organisation security & safety procedures
  • Responsible for security monitoring, liaison with national authorities, law enforcement, UN Agencies, and NGOs to ensure a smooth flow of security information
  • Be a member of the Crisis Management Team and a focal point for the practical organisation of any relocation or evacuation 
  • Provide advice on selection and procurement of appropriate equipment for security (vehicles, telecommunications equipment, etc.)
  • Provide advice on the security of transportation and logistics
  • Ensure proper filing/file maintenance of security related documents
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Bachelor Degree in Arts, Social Sciences, Management, or a related security field. However, a diploma backed by strong relevant technical experience will also be considered
  • High level computer literacy and knowledge of spreadsheet applications
  • At least 5 years relevant experience, preferably in NGO Security Management environment
  • Proven experience of working in a conflict/post-conflict or crisis environment with NGOs is a must
  • In-depth knowledge of security management and risk management
  • Strong analytical as well as administrative and conceptual skills
  • Proven ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines and work with limited supervision, pro-active and a good team-player
  • Must be willing and be able to travel extensively in Eastern and Southern Africa
To receive an application form, send an email to: dea.recruitment@gmail.com

Applications must include an application form, cover letter and a daytime telephone number. 

The deadline for submission of applications is Friday, 28th March 2014. 

All applications should be sent to: recruitment@diakonie-emergency-aid.com

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.



A medium size company in the telecommunications industry based in Nairobi is looking for qualified persons to fill the following positions all over the country.

Sales People
 
Minimum Requirement
  • Minimum grade of C in K.C.S.E.
  • Good communication skills
  • Must be aggressive
  • Aged 19-25 years
Sales Supervisors

Minimum Requirement
  • Certificate in a Business related course
  • Good supervision skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Aged 20-27 years
  • Previous experience in communications industry will be an added advantage
Marketer
 
Minimum Requirement
  • Degree in Sales & marketing / BCom - Marketing option
  • Good supervision skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Aged 20-27 years
  • Previous experience in Marketing will be an added advantage
Qualified candidates should email their applications including copy of your CV and relevant certificates on or before 20th March, 2014 to linkupservices8@gmail.com
Telemarketer and Sales Account Manager

Minimum 5 years’ experience in selling Enterprise HR Application like Oracle, SAP, SAGE or similar.

Telemarketer net salary between US$400 - $600,
 
Sales Account Mgr US$600 plus commissions and fuel allowance . 

Required start date: 1st week of April.

Email CVs to recruit@unitedofoq.com



A leading Sacco operating within Kericho and Bomet Counties is looking for an experienced & qualified person to fill the position of a Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
 
Reporting to the Board of Directors.
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Provide visionary leadership and direction to the Sacco to ensure efficient management of staff and resources.
  • Provide leadership in formulation and implementation of best business practices, policies and procedures to enhance operational efficiency.
  • Promote an organizational culture that promotes high member service standards and ethical practices.
  • Continuously review the SACCO’s business strategy and recommend appropriate changes in line with the changing business environment.
  • Overseeing the daily operations’ management for quality and sustained competitive services to the customers and growth in a profitable way.
Qualifications, Experience & Skills
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a business/cooperative related field.
  • Professional qualification in accounting, banking, micro-finance or marketing will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a managerial position in financial institution operations including planning, budgeting, marketing and credit administration.
  • Excellent managerial and organizational development skills with the ability to provide focused leadership.
  • Be efficient in personnel management and equipped with efficient interpersonal relationship.
  • Be a charismatic individual who commands presence, demonstrates sound decision making and judgment capabilities, integrity, resilience and self-drive.
  • Good command and use of Information Technology to drive the organizational goals.
Applicants who meet the above requirements are requested to send their applications, CVs & relevant copies of certificates not later than 28th March 2014 to:-

The Chairman
Board of Directors
Fintea Growers Cooperative Union Ltd
P.O. Box 2204-20200,
Kericho

Email: info@fintea.co.ke

Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted



Oxfam in Somalia Project Manager
 
Location: Hargeisa, Somaliland with regular field trips to Puntland
 
Salary and Benefits: GBP 21,768 -31,014 Annual
 
Level: C2 National +
 
Contract Type: One year Fixed

The Role: The Project Manager will have overall responsibility for management and delivery of an EC funded project on support to artisanal fisheries and coastal management in Somaliland and Puntland. 

The project will strengthen the capacity of public and private sector institutions involved in fish production and marketing. It will contribute to building a more robust fisheries sector.
 

The Person: Oxfam is seeking a highly experienced Project Manager to support capacity development and management of Oxfam’s local partners, technical experts to be based in the ministries and government counterparts to administer the project activities and deliver the planned outcomes.

To be successful in this role, you will be a graduate with five years experience of managing development programmes. 

You should have either experience in the fisheries sector or institutional capacity-building of government institutions preferably in Somalia. 

You should have in-depth expertise in the political and cultural context in Somaliland and Puntland. 

You need to feel confident working in a large organisation with high workloads and a large number of stakeholders. 

You must be able to represent the organisation externally in a professional manner as well as be sensitive to gender issues and be able to work in a wide variety of cultural contexts. 

Knowledge and experience of working in Puntland and Somaliland and ability to speak and write Somali is highly desirable. 

You must be an excellent communicator, be fluent in written and spoken English and be willing to travel at short notice. You will also have a proven ability in analysing fast changing situations and be able to come up with creative solutions to the issues that Somalia faces.

This is an opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional, with a strong commitment to Oxfam’s values and beliefs. 

If you believe you are the ideal candidate, look at the full job description and submit your application and CV in English detailing how your experience prepares you for the post to somaliajobs@oxfam.org.uk

The closing date:
 28th March 2014, we are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization.

Note: Short listing will be done as the application are received.
Announcement for PhD Fellowships 2014/2015
 
The African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) was established in 1988 as a public not-for-profit organization devoted to the advancement of economic policy research and training in Africa. 

The Consortium’s mandate and strategic intent is built on the basis that sustained development in sub-Saharan Africa requires well-trained, locally based professional economists. 

AERC agitates the provision of capacity building in economic policy in Francophone and Anglophone African countries through provision of support in the areas of policy research and graduate training.

AERC in collaboration with the Government of Kenya, through the National Treasury, seeks to build a pool of qualified Economists and Policy Analysts, through a Scholarship Programme for PhD in Economics. 

The scholarship will be offered in collaboration with the following universities across the Region, with whom AERC has partnerships:
  • University of Cape Town 
  • University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • University of Benin, Nigeria 
  • University of Yaoundé II, Cameroon
  • University of Dar es Salaam 
  • University of Nairobi
  • University of Witwatersrand, South Africa 
  • University of Cocody, Cote D’Ivoire
Requirements:
 
To qualify, applicant must:
 
(a) Be a Kenyan citizen;
 
(b) Have applied and been admitted to any one of the listed partner Universities;
 
(c) Have attained at least a Second Class Honours (Upper Division) or equivalent in Economics or related field from an accredited university;

(d) Have a Masters Degree (with coursework and thesis component) in Economics, Agricultural Economics or related fields from a recognized University. The coursework should have covered microeconomics, macroeconomics and quantitative methods;
 
Interested applicants must submit their applications for admission directly to the respective Universities (application procedure can be obtained from the respective universities’ websites). 

Upon receipt of an admission letter from specific university, the applicants shall submit their application for scholarship to AERC on training@aercafrica.org and attach a copy of the admission letter.

In addition, applicants shall attach their curriculum vitae and certified copies of their academic certificates and transcripts. 

The deadline for applying for the scholarship is June 30, 2014.

For more information on AERC, you can visit our website onwww.aercafrica.org
Vet Lab Sport Club
 

Food and Beverage Manager
 

Our prestigious Golf Club House is seeking a Food and Beverage Manager who will be responsible for:-
  • The overall management, control and discipline of all F&B sections within the club. Re- engineer F&B Concept ensuring increased revenue streams & continually monitor and adapt as members market need dictates ensuring increase in patronage.
  • Management of all staff activities, setting standards, driving professionalism, providing feedback, managing performance, engendering support and building loyalty.
  • Continuous improvement service delivery to members from the two departments.
  • Understanding of the market trends in food and beverage services and positioning VLSC to be a leader in this.
  • Discipline in all stations, readiness of all stations, cleanliness, staff levels, uniforms, food presentation, buffet displays, food and drink service sequence as well as the overall standards of service, hygiene and safety.
  • Staff training to ensure compliance and competency. 
  •  Provide feedback to correct behavior, devise & implement training plans & manuals as required. 
  • Responsible for Food & Beverage financial reports.
The Person we are looking for:
  • He/She should forecast anticipated volumes of business and schedule staff accordingly in conjunction with the General Manager, 
  • Monitor expenses and driving average check in order to achieve set business plan & budget.
  • Ability to ensure procedures, controls and standards are in place. Actively work with and engage the team. 
  • Contribute towards positively changing staff behavior, delivery of service standards, ensuring guest satisfaction.
  •  “Think on your feet” approach – passionate, embracing, proactive, and committed.
  • Constantly work the floor during service times to test guest feedback, coach staff and remedy issues. 
  • Constant feedback is vital to ensure positive growth achieving a guest satisfaction rate of 95%.
Academic Requirements: Degree/Diploma in hospitality management and 3 years’ experience with a reputable golf club or hotel.

Executive Chef
 

We are looking for an Executive Chef to produce food of the highest quality in terms of presentation and taste. 

The chef must be young and dynamic. 

He /she would need to understand our member’s needs in relation to their dietary regimen and ensure cleanliness is maintained within the kitchen at all times.

Requirements:

  • 3 years’ experience with formal training in Food Production and Kitchen Management
  • 3 years’ experience as a Chef in a busy setting
  • Ability to manage staff
The Ideal candidate should be:
  • Able to manage food cost and create innovative menus for our members.
  • Able to create and maintain harmonious working relationship and team work spirit in the kitchen.
  • Able to understand kitchen produce and timing requirements.
Applications:
 

All applications should be hand delivered at the VLSC and accompanied by a detailed CV, copies of academic certificates and other testimonials.

Kindly include names of 3 referees stating your current and expected salary to the address below on or before close of business on Thursday, April 10th, 2014.

The General Manager,
Vet Lab Sport Club,
Upper Kabete,
Nairobi, Kenya.
Vacancy: Driver - ICRISAT
 
About our organization: ICRISAT is a non-profit, apolitical, international organization for science-based agricultural research for development. Established in 1972, it is one of the 15 Centres of the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), and supported by more than 48 governments, foundations, and development banks. 

ICRISAT with its Headquarters located in India has regional centres and research teams in Asia and Sub- Saharan Africa. 

In the Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) region, ICRISAT has country programs in Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique and Ethiopia. 

For further details please visit our website www.icrisat.org. 

ICRISAT Regional Office for ESA is located in Nairobi, Kenya and is currently seeking a qualified candidate to fill a locally recruited position of a Driver.
 
About the position
 
To provide logistical support to the operations of the Regional Office (ESA).
 
Primary duties and responsibilities
  • Vehicle maintenance: Ensure that the vehicles are kept tidy, clean and in good working condition.
  • Preventive maintenance: Update vehicle services schedule, perform early diagnosis for any defects and arrange for the service/repairs to be done at pre-selected service providers (dealers or garage).
  • Driving: Adhere to safe driving practices and maintain a high standard of service whilst observing road traffic laws and regulations.
  • Liaise with the service providers to ensure that the vehicles’ service/repair work is satisfactory
  • Ensure that all vehicles are insured, booking vehicles for inspection and ensuring that relevant stickers are in place.
  • Supplies: Facilitate collection of quotations for farm/office supplies and delivery to field stations.
  • Protocol matters: Assist in obtaining visas and re-entry permits for staff and visitors.
  • Assist in applying for diplomatic identity cards for international staff.
  • General assistance: Pick up; drop offs for staff and visitors.
  • Perform town-run errands including delivering official documents.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor.
Requirements
  • Completion of Secondary School education.
  • Good command of English.
  • Hold a clean Driving License.
  • Provision of a Certificate of Good Conduct.
  • Good personal organization, honesty and reliability.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Well-developed driving skills with emphasis on mechanical knowledge, maintenance and safety of vehicles.
  • Training in Motor Vehicle Mechanic Grade III is desirable.
  • Diagnostic skills to ensure early detection of faults in vehicles.
  • Understanding of legal issues relating to motor vehicle operations within East Africa.
  • 5 years driving experience, preferably with an international organisation.
Terms of offer
 
We offer a collegial, diverse and gender-sensitive working environment, and we strongly encourage applications from qualified women. 

This position is remunerated on Local terms. 

The appointment will be for an initial period of three (3) years, subject to a six (6) months’ probation period. 

This position will be based in Nairobi.

How to apply
 
Applications will be considered until 28th March 2014. 

Please note that only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.

We invite you to learn more about ICRISAT and World Agroforestry Centre by accessing our web sites
www.icrisat.org and www.worldagroforestry.org



Vacancy: Research Assistant - ICRISAT
 
About our organization: ICRISAT is a non-profit, apolitical, international organization for science-based agricultural research for development. Established in 1972, it is one of the 15 Centres of the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), and supported by more than 48 governments, foundations, and development banks. 

ICRISAT with its Headquarters located in India has regional centres and research teams in Asia and Sub- Saharan Africa. In the Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA), ICRISAT has country programs in Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique and Ethiopia. 

For further details please visit our website www.icrisat.org. 

ICRISAT Regional Office for ESA is located in Nairobi, Kenya and is currently seeking a qualified candidate to fill the locally recruited position of a Research Assistant.

About the position: To support and direct laboratory activities to ensure successful completion of research projects/programs in compliance with set standards and to optimally utilize all laboratory resources in a cost effective manner.

Primary duties and responsibilities
  • Devise and conduct experiments;
  • Process and analyze results and data;
  • Communicate results to the responsible scientists through written reports;
  • Collaborate with industry/academia to apply the results of research and develop new techniques, products or practices;
  • Present ongoing work and findings to colleagues within ICRISAT as well as in academic conferences, summarizing the nature of their research, their methodology and their findings;
  • Carry out the necessary field work to inform their research;
  • Teach and demonstrate relevant procedures to students and other trainees attached to the laboratory including other members of staff;
  • Devise or help to draw up new research ideas;
  • Work in multidisciplinary teams across different local universities and research institutions;
  • Organize and plan for the acquisition and proper maintenance of laboratory supplies, consumables and equipment;
  • Ensure proper and responsible utilization of laboratory supplies and equipment by the laboratory team.
Requirements
  • A Master’s degree in Biotechnology, Molecular Biology or Genetics;
  • Experience working in a genomics laboratory including design and implementation of genomics experiments;
  • Knowledge of molecular markers, genome mapping, genotyping using automated systems as well as analysis of molecular data;
  • Very strong analytical skills and applied statistical genetics experience.
Terms of offer
 
We offer a collegial, diverse and gender-sensitive working environment, and we strongly encourage applications from qualified women. 

This position is remunerated on Local terms. 

The appointment will be for an initial period of three (3) years, subject to a six (6) months’ probation period. 

This position will be based in Nairobi.

How to apply

 
Applications will be considered until 28th March 2014. 

Please note that only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.

We invite you to learn more about ICRISAT and World Agroforestry Centre by accessing our web sites www.icrisat.org and www.worldagroforestry.org

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