Finance Manager
 
Our client, a chain of salons and a dealer in beauty products is looking to employ a seasoned Finance Manager with a solid retail background. 

This exciting position is for one of the larger brands in the group hence it calling for a seasoned professional from the retail industry.

Salary; Kshs. 100,000

Roles;
  • Collating , preparing and interpreting reports, budgets, accounts, commentaries and financial statements;
  • Undertaking strategic analysis and assisting with strategic planning
  • Producing long-term business plans
  • Undertaking research into pricing, competitors and factors affecting performance
  • Controlling income, cash flow and expenditure
  • Managing budgets
  • Developing and managing financial systems/models
  • Carrying out business modeling and risk assessments
  • Supervising staff
  • Liaising with managerial staff and other colleagues.
  • Ensure accurate, timely and correct completion of group reports
  • Ensure signed off budgets and forecasts
  • Ensure low variances to forecasts with detailed explanations for variances
  • Provide insightful, timely and accurate reporting around variances to budgets
  • Enhance business relationships with all stakeholders and business partners
  • Ensure cost savings made or margin increased
Qualifications;
  • A bachelors degree finance /accounting option
  • CPAK
  • Minimum of 3 years working experience
  • Retail background a MUST
  • Can work independently(minimum supervision)
If qualified kindly apply online by clicking on the linkhttps://jantakenyajobs.osclass.com . All applications should be received by 21st March 2014. 

Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.
Thank you for your cooperation.



Terms of Reference: Project Officer

Background and Context
 
The African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) is a not-for-profit organisation that facilitates and promotes public/private partnerships to access, develop, adapt and deliver appropriate agricultural technologies for sustainable use by smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa. 

It is headquartered in Nairobi, and its mandate covers sub-Saharan Africa. 

More information about AATF is available at wvvw.aatf-africa.org
 

Recently, AATF got funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation Initiative, to support the project on commercialization of the IR maize technology in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. 

The initiative aims to provide farmers with effective means of controlling Striga weed and thus improve their maize productivity.

In this regards, AATF is seeking to recruit a Project Officer, with requisite qualification and experience, to assist it ¡n commercialization the technologies in Tanzania.

Description and Objective of the Assignment
 
This position bears the responsibility for ensuring that project operations in the target areas are successfully implemented as per AATF’s work plan. 

The incumbent will assist AATF in developing and implementing the project deployment and commercialization plan, ¡n line with AATF’s mission. 

This is a nationally recruited position and thus the incumbents will be based in Mwanza. 

The position is on a two-year contract, but may be renewed based on performance and availability of funds.

Reporting directly to the Programme Officer-Projects Management and Deployment (PMD), and under the overall supervision of the Senior Manager-PMD, the incumbent will oversee assigned project operations in target areas as appropriate. 

He/she will be expected to provide strong leadership to facilitate the achievement of the set project milestones.

Key duties and responsibilities
  • To ensure the marketing and commercialization of IR maize varieties
  • To represent AATF in the field work and meetings
  • To assist in the development and the implementation of annual project work plans in target areas
  • Established and maintained productive networks and linkages with project partners, government departments and other stakeholders for effective and timely achievement of project goal and objective.
  • To track project milestones against work plans, write and compile reports as per required timelines.
  • Foster transparency and best practices with stakeholders in target countries.
  • To ensure field data collection and analysis as appropriate, including compilation of summary reports
  • Actively assess and suggest approaches that will enhance the efficiency of the product deployment.
  • Organizing seed fairs, farmer workshops and field visits to facilitate knowledge and technology transfer to the farmers.
  • Assist in development and implementation of appropriate training modules for capacity building of seed producers, extension service providers and farmers.
  • Work with extension, farmers and seed companies to facilitate increased adoption of IR maize technology.
Desired Candidate Profile
  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in agricultural or related sciences from a recognized University.
  • Experience in field work, data collection and analysis is a distinct advantage.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in project management with reputed organization working in the food security sector
  • Familiarity with the formulation and conduct of Extension Training Programs
  • Experience in working with seed producers to facilitate seed production and sales
  • Ability to work with teams within public and private sector partners.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all information that comes by virtue of appointment and ¡n the course of assigned duties.
  • Excellent planning, quality management and budgeting.
  • Results and detail-orientation and the ability to work with a sense of urgency in a multicultural and diverse environment.
  • Team player with capability to work with people in such a manner as to guide teams to commit to objectives.
  • Proven communication skills including the ability to clearly document and present information through oral and written English.
  • Good understanding of the operations of NGOs will be an advantage.
Submission of Applications
 
Qualified Tanzanian candidates are invited to submit their applications with detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) to the MTF Human Resource Associate aatf-hr@aatf-africa.org on or before 21st March, 2014.

Your CV should include details of your qualifications, experience, current position, telephone contact, email address, names and addresses of three referees.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.



Position: Business Development Manager - IMS
     
Responsibilities: 


1. Manage, support, and supervise the business development department responsible for acquisition of new projects and project bids.
 
2. Locates or proposes potential business deals by contacting potential partners; discovering and exploring opportunities. Following up new business opportunities and setting up meetings.
 
3. Proactively develops and improve products and services by researching industry and related events, publications, and announcements.
 
4. Set sales targets and define strategy to achieve these targets and to follow the set strategy punctually.
 

5. Manage the proposal development process and maintain the time-lines for the proposal teams.
 
6. Coordinate with sponsors concerning size, standards, conditions and timing of research.
 
7. Support marketing activities, including trade/ scientific shows, mailings, etc. Initiate marketing strategies and coordinate actions to influence the market.
 
8. Planning and preparing presentations.
 
9. Establishing and maintaining working relationships. Communicating new product developments to prospective clients.
 
10. Plan, direct, supervise, and coordinate work activities of subordinates and staff relating to employment, compensation, labour relations, and employee relations.
Requirements:

  • Candidates with Post Graduation in IT background.
  • Overall 5+ yrs. of experience in the industry with a minimum 3 years+ of experience in a Business Development Manager role in an IT solution (IMS/CRM/SCM etc.) company.
  • Proven IT Solutions & Services sales management experience, together with a good record of achieving targets.
  • Should have experience in managing multiple customers and projects across geographies.
  • Bid Management and Proposal Preparation .
  • Outstanding communication skills, oral and written, technical and non- technical.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse group of individuals in a professional and service-oriented manner.
Experience: 1.5+ Years. 
 
Desired skills: Hands on experience in managing, supporting and supervising business development department to close new deals with a focus on IMS.

If you meet the above qualifications, please send yours CV to careers@technobrainltd.com
Position: Showroom Receptionist
 
Company profile:
 Our client is a manufacturers a wide range of paint products, adhesives, thinners and much more in Kenya and the rest of East Africa
 
Location: Nairobi / Mombasa / Nakuru
 
Department: HR & Administration
 
Direct report to: Area Sales Manager
 
Main Purpose of Job: Attend to visitors and deal with inquiries on the phone and face to face. Supply information regarding the organization to the general public, clients and customers. Provide support to the Showroom Coordinator

Key Outputs:

  • Answer telephone, screen and direct calls to appropriate employees.
  • Take and relay messages as well as provide information to callers
  • Monitor visitor access and maintain security awareness
  • Receive and sort mail and deliveries
  • Provide support at the Showroom
Qualifications & Competencies
  • Diploma in Front Office / Management / Secretarial / Customer Service
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Effective team working skills
  • Diplomacy and sensitivity when working with clients
  • Computer skills
Key Experience
  • 3 – 4 years experience in Front office
How to apply
 
To apply for this position send your CV to mycv@myjobseye.com  quoting the position in the subject line. 

Kindly also mention your preferred location, current/ last salary and benefits and attach a passport size photo in your application. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
Ripkaa Consultants and Media are the Publishers of The Champion, a monthly Newspaper for the Uasin Gishu County.

We are expanding our reach and therefore currently looking to recruit an enthusiastic, experienced writers and photojournalist on a freelance basis.

Successful candidates will be required to write news stories, features, take photos and report on current events from the Uasin Gishu and neighbouring Counties for publication in The Champion.

Desired qualifications:

  • Minimum educational qualification - Diploma;
  • Previous writing/photojournalism experience is added advantage;
  • Ability to work both as part of a team and with limited supervision;
If you feel that you have the skills to succeed in this role, please send us a 300-word write up explaining your suitability for these positions to jobs@ripkaa.com

Business Development – Part Time Job

 
This is the story- We are the publishers of The Champion, The Counties Trusted Voice.
 
Are you currently in college or not employed and would like to make extra bucks on the side? 
 
Do you have good interpersonal, communication and selling skills and an extensive network? 

Can you get businesses to advertise in The Champion?

Talk to us and give us business. 

We will place the adverts and reach many readers so well that your referral will be happy because of our services, we will pay you a commission and you can smile all the way to the bank!
 
What is more, if you give us a long term contract, you will earn a monthly commission every time we are paid. 

Your friends will envy your new found cash-cow; your lecturer won’t even know that you are making money as you sit in his/her class!

Send us a 200 word bio on why you think you can be the man/ lady we are looking for, oh, ensure you give us your contacts for we shall be calling you soon!

Our contacts: bd@ripkaa.com

Don’t write this way: D it qk cos we nid 3 pple only!
We are looking for excellent sale people to sell web site, content management systems, and mobile, SEO and web hosting solutions targeting established, medium to high level businesses in Nairobi and Kenya in general. 

A significant amount of time will be spent outside the office, networking and selling Web products and services. 

If you believe you can strongly contribute to our company with proven experience and success with your unique set of skills and experience then please forward your cover letter and resume to us.
This role offers a competitive basic salary and commission plan. 

Full product training will be provided.

Candidate Requirement:
 
The ideal candidate is an Internet savvy person with sales experience, preferably in relationship-based selling, and an in-depth knowledge of sales techniques and customer relationship management.
  • A good understanding of web design & development, SEO, Hosting, domains, web applications and mobile app development.
  • Experience in communicating with Local/International customers as well
  • Excellent verbal and written skills. Should be able to interact with customer on phone / skype
  • Excellent computer skills, including MS Office Suite and Outlook
  • Goal-oriented, self-motivated person that demonstrates integrity and pays close attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational, communication and time management skills
  • Excellent public relations and interpersonal skills
  • Courteous, conscientious, professional in both presentation and appearance
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively in both an individual and team environment with minimal supervision
Applications to be sent through jobs@movetech.co.ke

Those who are not aware of our products can view our website www.movetech.co.ke



Established by African States with the financial support from the World Bank, the African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) is a multi-lateral development institution that provides commercial and political risk insurance, credit risk insurance, co-insurance, reinsurance and other related financial services in its 10 African Member States to promote trade and attract investments in Africa.

This role requires a candidate with exceptional skills, experience and the ability to fit into this middle management and multilateral setting.

Senior Underwriter - Underwriting Department
Purpose of Position 

You will have a key function in ATI by underwriting consistently and profitably across PRI and CRI products. 


You will further develop the underwriting guidelines and the expertise of ATI in a broad range of products and sectors.

You will motivate, coach and develop a group of underwriters both at Head Office and in the offices outside Kenya. 

You will develop close relationships with financial institutions, brokers, government departments and corporate clients. 

You will contribute to the over-all commercial strategy and international expansion of the institution.

Major Responsibilities (Functions and Duties): 

Under the overall supervision of the Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO) in Nairobi, you will
  1. Develop the expertise and underwriting methodology of ATI
  2. Coach and manage a group of experienced underwriters who are based in Nairobi and in four field offices
  3. Contribute to a wide range of projects that contribute to ATI’s organization and operational efficiency
  4. Underwrite large transactions and manage strategic accounts
  5. Develop commercial relationships, attract new clients and contribute to the commercial strategy
  6. Contribute to the visibility and reputation of ATI in order to attract new member states and partnerships
  7. Support the improvement of  the internal processes and risk management strategies
Key Relationships: Your key internal relationships are with the credit, finance, marketing and procurement departments while externally you will have contacts with brokers, banks, insurance companies, reinsurance companies, corporate clients and governments

Knowledge, Skills, Experience

Required
  1.  An advanced degree in Economics, Finance, Commercial, Business Administration, or related area.
  2. A thorough technical expertise and underwriting experience in commercial and political risk insurance, surety bond and banking products.
  3. A minimum of 10 years’ experience in project finance, banking, finance and insurance with at least 5 years’ experience in a leadership or supervisory role.
  4. A sound understanding of reinsurance markets and mechanisms.
  5. International experience in ATI member States and/or countries with a similar profile.
  6. Team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  7. Excellent report writing skills.
  8. Proficiency in MS Office suite of packages
  9. Fluency in written and spoken English
  10. Operational French is a major advantage
ATI’s Offer
  • As a multilateral institution with its Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, ATI offers a highly competitive remuneration package and an international business career in the development of African trade and investment.
  • Salary & Benefits: Salary and other benefits are based on ATI’s Staff Manual. The salary is negotiable depending upon professional qualifications, family situation, the responsibilities of the position and the experience of the candidate.
  • ATI reserves the right to not make an appointment to the above vacancy, to make an appointment at a slightly higher or lower grade, or to make an appointment with a modified job description.
How to Apply: 

Please submit an application letter, curriculum vitae, ATI’s Personal History Form, details of your current remuneration package to recruitment@ati-aca.org
 
The Personal History Form can be obtained here
 
The closing date for application is Thursday, 24 April 2014 at midnight Nairobi time

Only candidates meeting the minimum requirements and submitting applications in compliance with point 1-3 above will be considered for this position and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Africa Nazarene University

Africa Nazarene University is a Christian University that integrates faith with learning to produce well rounded individuals who are able to meet challenges of their times. 

It is sponsored by the Church of Nazarene, an international Protestant denomination in the holiness tradition. Applications are invited from qualified professionals to fill position of Administrative Assistant
.
Administrative Assistant (Examination’s office)

Job Requirement

A Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences from a recognized University, with three (3) years’ experience in institutions of higher learning, person of high integrity,
proficient in computer applications, excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational and analytical skills.

Responsibilities: 

To provide administrative services in the University examination office, dissemination of information to students amongst other duties.

Applicants should give full details of educational and professional qualifications, work experience, present salary and other benefits and enclose copies of certificates, pay slip and testimonials giving the names and addresses of three referees who are knowledgeable about the applicant’s competence and area of specialization.  Applications should be sent to the address shown below:

The Vice Chancellor
Africa Nazarene University
P.O. Box 53067 – 00200
Nairobi.

Applications should reach the office not later than Monday 5.00pm, 24th March, 2014. Applications could also be dropped at our Town Campus located at the Stanbank Building or Aghro House, Moi Avenue.   Note that only short listed candidates will be contacted



Internships for University Graduates

Manenoworld is a youth audience marketing agency operating in Schools. 

A few opportunities have arisen for university graduates keen to acquire practical sales & marketing skills for a competitive edge as future business leaders.

Attributes:

  • Impressive academic credentials
  • Leadership & team playing skills
  • Practical, resilient & result oriented
  • Impeccable integrity
Please email your application & references to: kazi@manenoworld.com



a, multinational bank is seeking to recruit a Senior Relationship Executive for their Nairobi Office.

Roles & Responsibilities:-
  • Proactively build new business relationships with financial institutions, assessing counterparties needs and advising on appropriate financial solutions) in the target African markets
  • Responsible for strengthening existing relationships in target African markets to drive transaction intensity
  • Responsible for Leads generation for financial institutions business in target African markets
  • Responsible for localising and implementing plans and strategies developed by Group financial institutions lead team
  • Responsible for revenue, profitability, market share and customer satisfaction for FI products in the target African markets
  • Responsible for sales note preparation for new sales generated
  • Responsible for actively reducing turnaround time for Partner FI service requests and minimizing errors
  • Assist in handling Partner FI enquiries in the target African markets
  • Liaise with the Partner FIs to ensure all documentations are available for assessing the credit proposals effectively
  • Inter-Business Collaboration with Corporate Banking and Treasury in Mauritius for leads generation and sharing of new leads.
  • Attend to queries from CUT and CSU and ensure timely disbursement of credit facilities.
  • Gather appropriate KYC Documentation from the Partner FI
  • Conduct detailed KYC checks on the Partner FIs
This Position will be reporting to Group Head in Mauritius

Desired Profile:
  • Mandatory: 5+ years’ Experience in Relationships Management role.
  • Preferred: Banking experience with Relationship Manager role in financial institutions Business
  • Strong Relationship Management skills
  • Strong Communication and Interpersonal skills
  • Understanding of Partner financial institution’s needs, products and services
  • Expertise in Trade Finance, Syndication, Correspondent banking and Treasury products
  • Understanding of credit assessment, including analysis of financial statements.
  • Understanding of the Bank operations, products, policies, regulations and risk management on a regional and international level.
  • Understanding of Macroeconomic trends and indicators of target African markets
Position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya with significant travel to other African countries such as Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique, South Africa, Nigeria and Ghana

Academic Qualification:-
  • Academic: University degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Banking, Science, Engineering or related fields
  • Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) Preferred
Key KPIs:-
  • No of New Partner financial institutions relationships established per month in the target African markets
  • No of leads generated per month in the target African markets
  • Completion of number of Transactions per Partner financial institutions per quarter in target African markets
  • No of Partner financial institutions Visits in target African markets per quarter
  • Total Fee Income generated in target African markets
  • Total Interest Income generated in target African markets
  • NPAs percentage of Portfolio in a year
  • No of KYC Compliance issues raised by Compliance department
Interested and qualified applicants should send their applications and CV’s stating their current and expected salary to recruitment@alentaris.com not later than 28th March 2014. 

Clearly indicate the position applied for on the subject of the application email i.e. FIG Senior Relationship Executive, location:  Kenya

Please note that Applications with other attachments will be disqualified.
ACLAIM Africa Limited is a multidisciplinary consultancy and training firm that is driven by a mission to provide consultancy services to bring about effectiveness, competitiveness and growth. 

The company is dedicated to integrity and excellence in the provision of professional solutions to enhance competence and capabilities in public institutions, private sector organisations and civil societies.

Our client, Skills for South Sudan is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) supporting the people of South Sudan to run their own country, their own organisations and their own lives. 

Established in 1995 in the UK by South Sudanese Diaspora and British friends, Skills for South Sudan is now based in Juba, South Sudan. 

They provide capacity building training to government institutions and civil society organisations, empowering them to improve the lives of people across South Sudan. 

Skills for South Sudan seek to recruit a competent and qualified candidate to fill the following vacant post:

Position: Finance Manager

Duty Station:
 Juba, South Sudan

Reports to: The Director

Job Purpose: To ensure that all financial resources of the organization are effectively and efficiently managed by implementing financial controls, developing prudent policy and procedures, generating high quality financial records and ensuring that accountability standards meet international charity regulations and stakeholders needs such as institutional donors.

Major responsibilities:
  • Implement financial management and control including protection and ensure that assets are safeguarded.
  • Produce and communicate accurate and timely financial reports for management and for trustees.
  • Coordinate the finance function to ensure adherence to the organization’s financial and procurement policies
  • Develop and update financial systems that meet donor requirements while providing all information required for management of projects and finances.
  • Formulate and control both administration and programme budgets and prepare monthly budget variance analysis and report for both.
  • Prepare financial proposals for donor funding in collaboration with the Programmes Manager and other program staff.
  • Monitor the budget and cash flow by preparing monthly budgetary analysis and rolling two month cash flow in advance
  • Prepare accounts and annual report for annual statutory audits
  • Prepare an annual calendar for statutory requirements and liaise with the Company Secretary on filing annual returns and other statutory requirements
  • Provide guidance/advice on financial matters and ensure training on finance/accounting is given to those who need it within Skills and its partners to enhance the achievement of Skills’ organizational goals and objectives 
  • Supervise staff assigned finance duties to ensure that they are motivated and coached to execute their duties and responsibilities
Person Specifications
 
Minimum required academic and professional qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce or Business Administration (Desired Finance/Accounting Option) or its equivalent.
  • Certified Public Accountants (CPA) or ACCA, or its equivalent is a MUST
  • Previous auditing experience is an added advantage
  • Conversant with various Computerized Accounting packages; Quick Books is a MUST.
  • Excellent management, organizational and leadership skills and good interpersonal and intercultural skills
  • Fluency in English (written, verbal), At least four years experience in a similar position
Interested candidates may request for the detailed job descriptions.

Applications should be accompanied by updated CV and copies of academic certificates, with at least three suitable referees with their day telephone contacts. 

Please indicate your day phone contact and email address. 

Applications for this post should be submitted electronically to the following email address jobs@skills-southsudan.org or recruitment@aclaimafrica.com; by 25 March 2014.

Only short listed candidates will be notified. If you do not hear from us by end of April 2014, consider your application unsuccessful.
The Association for the Physically Disabled Persons of Kenya (APDK) Nairobi Branch is a local NGO providing comprehensive rehabilitation services with the aim of empowering challenged persons. 

APDK Nairobi branch seeks to employ a self motivatedMaintenance Officer to carry out Maintenance work within APDKs compound.

Duties include but are not limited to:  

  • Attending to all maintenance issues related to the Organizations buildings and equipment.
  • Perform janitorial tasks when needed along with supervision of administrative support staff.
  • Renovations to facilities including plumbing, electrical work, painting, door lock replacements, Security matters etc.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on various mechanical systems and equipment, clean and repair roof surfaces and gutters.
Qualifications:
  • A Diploma in Building and Construction or Water Technology from a recognized institution or Polytechnic. Knowledge of general construction practices and techniques; plumbing and electrical systems is an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in general construction and water management.
Persons with Physical Disabilities are encouraged to apply 

Email applications will not be accepted, Canvasing will lead to automatic Disqualification. 

Only Hard Copy Applications will be accepted. 

The application should include a CV with three professional references, Copies of academic Certificates and Transcripts, Current and expected remuneration. Applications with missing academic certificates or transcripts will be automatically disqualified. 

Applications to be submitted before 2nd April 2014.  

State the title of the Position you are applying for on the face of the envelope. 

The Recruitment Committee
APDK – Nairobi Branch
Box 46747, 00100 Nairobi
Waiyaki Way, Opp. ABC Place.

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