Social Media Intern

Overview
: We are looking for an intern to assist with our social media marketing efforts. You will be part of our staff members. You will learn the ins and outs of our business and how to make social media a productive part of our overall marketing efforts.

Qualification
 
Academic: Undergraduate or Diploma holder
 
Experience: 1year experience in a busy environment
 
Other: 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, strong editing skills
  • Knowledge of social media – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, blogs, etc.
  • Ability to contribute individually, and participate in cross-functional teams
  • Energy, with a desire to come up with fresh ideas on how to grow our online presence
Duties and responsibilities
  • Creating new profiles and pages (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, etc.)
  • Uploading videos, photo albums, etc.
  • Finding users to follow/friend/like our business
  • Tracking the growth and the impact of social media on our business
  • Consistently learn and grow, ask pertinent questions
Application

Applicants should send their CV to jobs@pataworks.com on or before 4th May 2014.

Clearly indicating the position applied for on the subject line.
ACTED Kenya
 
Department: Program
 
Position: Project Assistant
 
Direct Hierarchy: Deputy Area Coordinator
 
Contract Duration: 8 months
 
Location: Mandera, Kenya
 
Starting Date: 12th May 2014

ACTED is a non-governmental organization whose vocation is to support vulnerable population world wide and to accompany them in building a better future. ACTED was created in 1993, is governed by the French law and has its headquarters in Paris, France.

ACTED Kenya is looking for an experienced self-driven and a self-oriented professional to fill the following post: Project Assistant to be based in Mandera County.
Reporting to the Program Manager/DCA Mandera, the Project Assistant will assist the program manager in the planning, management and implementation of the overall project activities and will bear the following;

Key Responsibilities and Duties

Project Implementation:.

  • Liaise with communities, beneficiaries for better project impact.
  • Carry out beneficiary identification and selection.
  • Assist with weekly and monthly planning & reporting
  • Oversee daily implementations of field activities.
  • Organize and conduct  target beneficiary trainings in Early warning, Advocacy & Governance and Conflict mitigation 
  • Assist the Programme manager in capacity building of the CDMC’s-Community Disaster Management Committees.
  • Assist the Programme Manager in reviewing of the community disaster management plans at community level in liaison with NDMA
  • Assist the Programme Manager in supporting Mandera NDMA in strengthening the county early warning system
Management:
  • Work with ACTED management and support staff to comply with rules and procedures.
Reporting:
  • Assist with weekly and monthly reporting to the Deputy Area Coordinator.
  • Keep the Deputy Area Coordinator regularly updated on all issues related to the project activities.
Requested Profile
  • Bachelors of science, Project Management, Community Development or a related field with at least 2 years’ experience implementing community projects for an INGO.
  • Relevant education and experience in Disaster Risk Reduction, Conflict mitigation and management, food security and overall development studies
  • Excellent skills in project cycle & drought management;
  • Experience in early warning and/or situation analysis;
  • Experience in facilitation and training with a variety of stakeholders including local authorities, NGOs and communities
  • The ability to write clear, meticulous and analytically-sound reports and memos in English;
  • Good communication skills and diplomacy, including respectfulness towards international and national staff, conflict-affected and rural communities.
  • Respect for authority and the chain of command
  • Flexibility and adaptability are essential, as well as the ability to plan, take initiative and organize work independently.
  • Thoroughness in all aspects of work, especially to ensure complete and useful data collection and reports;
  • Competency in all computer-related tasks including Word, Excel (in particular filters, links and other logical functions) and E-mail is required. Skills and experience using word and Excel is essential.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to the field for data collection, cross-checking the data and provide training ;
  • Fluency in both English and Somali is required. Skills in Kiswahili and Borana language  is desirable;
Application Procedures

Qualified persons with the required skills are invited to submit their applications accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, three work related referees, contacts to kenya.jobs@acted.org and received on or before 5.00PM on 6th May 2014 or drop you applications at ACTED offices Mandera, located near Cocop & Practical Action offices – township”

Kindly note that due to the urgency of the position, CVs will be shortlisted on an ongoing basis.

ACTED reserves the right to hire prior to the application deadline.

Please note that only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

ACTED is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Oxford University Press (OUP), the largest University Press in the world, is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. 

OUP East Africa Ltd (OUPEA) furthers the university’s mission in research, scholarship and education by publishing quality educational materials for Kenya. 

OUPEA is seeking to recruit a high calibre, results-oriented, experienced and highly skilled professional for the position ofHumanities Editor.
Summary of the position: This is a position responsible for project managing a strong list of market-oriented Humanities titles for schools.

Key responsibilities

The Humanities Editor will provide leadership in developing comprehensive, high quality educational materials for both learners and teachers to appropriate markets. 


The Humanities Editor will also conduct market research and incorporate findings into new and existing products.

In addition, the Editor will build strong relationships with key stakeholders in the education sector.

Knowledge, skills and abilities

The position requires a relevant Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Education with a major in History, combined with at least 2 years’ relevant teaching or editorial experience.

The ideal candidate should be flexible, should have good organizational skills, and should be able to work independently and in a group.

In addition, the individual must demonstrate a thorough understanding and knowledge of the dynamics of the education systems and markets in East Africa.

If you are a results-oriented person with the stated qualifications and are passionate to provide high quality Humanities publishing solutions to the ever-changing customer needs in a fast-paced organization, forward your application, curriculum vitae and copies of testimonials to:

HR and Administration Manager,
Oxford University Press EA Ltd,
The Oxford Place, 4 Elgon Road Upper Hill,
PO Box 72532-00200 Nairobi

Or email to: recruit.ke@oup.com

Applications should be received on or before 9th May 2014
Chai Savings and Credit Co-operative Society Ltd is looking for a self-driven and results-oriented person to fill the following position.

Personal Assistant to the CEO

1 Position 

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the holder of this position will be responsible for provision of secretarial and administrative support to the Society.
 
Key Tasks
 

Duties and Responsibilities will entail:-
  • Preparing and managing correspondence, reports and documents
  • Arranging and coordinating meetings and taking minutes as assigned
  • Organizing CEO’s office and ensuring the CEO is well prepared for meetings
  • Arranging and confirming appointments
  • Reviewing and ensuring efficiency in record keeping & retrieval of documents
  • Facilitating easy co-ordination between the CEO’s office and the various departments
  • Arranging travel and accommodation for staff including booking of tickets, car hire, etc
  • Ensuring proper housekeeping of the office premises
  • Carrying out background research and presenting findings
  • Liaising with clients, suppliers and other staff
  • Screening phone calls, enquiries and requests, and handling them when appropriate
  • Meeting and greeting visitors at all levels of seniority
Person Specifications
  • A motivated and goal oriented individual
  • Flexible to understanding people’s point of view as well as demonstrate willingness to change ideas or perceptions
  • Be proactive and a team player
  • Hold high level of Integrity and commitment to the Society
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure
  • Possess excellent interpersonal, communication and time management skills
  • Demonstrate leadership and managerial skills coupled with exceptional planning and organisation skills
Qualifications / Skills
  • KCSE - minimum of grade C+
  • Degree in Business Administration /Secretarial or related field
  • A relevant Postgraduate Diploma will be an added advantage.
  • 5 years’ experience in a similar position
  • Have Certificate in Computer applications
Interested candidates who meet the set criteria may submit their applications with a detailed CV, copies of their certificates, and names and contacts of three referees, expected remuneration and daytime telephone contacts to:

The Chief Executive Officer,
Chai SACCO Society Ltd,
4th Floor, KTDA Plaza,
P.O Box 278-00200, 
Nairobi.

Application deadline: Monday, 12th May 2014.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Oxford University Press (OUP), the largest University Press in the world, is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. 

OUP East Africa Ltd (OUPEA) furthers the university’s mission in research, scholarship and education by publishing quality educational materials for Kenya. 

OUPEA is seeking to recruit a high calibre, results-oriented, experienced and highly skilled professional for the position of Senior Editor – Kiswahili Dictionaries.
Summary of the position: This is a senior position responsible for conceptualizing, planning and management of a strong list of market-oriented Kiswahili dictionaries and Kiswahili reference titles.

Key responsibilities

The Senior Editor will provide leadership in developing comprehensive, high quality Kiswahili dictionaries and reference educational teaching materials to appropriate markets. 


The Senior Editor will provide leadership to a team of highly skilled authors, editors and reviewers in planning and execution of the publishing programme for Kiswahili dictionaries and reference materials. 

The Senior Editor will also monitor educational and market trends and steer activities to expand adoptions of all new titles and revise existing ones to suit current trends.

The Senior Editor will build strong relationships with key stakeholders in the education sector.

Knowledge, skills and abilities

The position requires a relevant Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Education with a major in Kiswahili, combined with at least 2 years’ relevant teaching or editorial experience. 

The ideal candidate should be flexible, should have good organizational skills and should be able to work independently and within a group. 

In addition, the individual must demonstrate a thorough understanding and knowledge of the dynamics of the education systems and markets in Eastern Africa.

If you are a results-oriented team leader with the stated qualifications and are passionate to provide high quality Kiswahili dictionary and reference materials publishing solutions to the ever-changing customer needs in a fast-paced organization, forward your application, curriculum vitae and copies of testimonials to:

The HR and Administration Manager,
Oxford University Press EA Ltd,
The Oxford Place, 4 Elgon Road Upper Hill,
PO Box 72532-00200 Nairobi

Or email: recruit.ke@oup.com

Applications should be received on or before 9th May2014
Republic of Kenya
 
County Government of Nandi
 
County Public Service Board

Nandi County Public Service Board wishes to recruit competent and qualified person to fill the following positions;
 
1. Re-Advertisement of Chief Officer - Health and Sanitation 
(1 Post)
Job Group ‘S’
 
Salary scale: Ksh 120,270- ksh180, 660 p.m
 
House allowance: Ksh 60, 000 p.m
 
Commuter allowance: Ksh 20,000 p.m
 
Duties and responsibilities 

  • The Chief Officer shall be the accounting and authorized officer in respect to the exercise of delegated powers and shall be responsible to the respective County Executive Member.
  • Implementation of policies and development plans.
  • Development and implementation of strategic plans.
  • Formulate and implement effective programs to Vision 2030 and sector goals.
  • Promote National values and principles of Governance.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned by County Executive Member or the County Secretary
Requirements for appointment
  • Be a Kenyan citizen,
  • Be a holder of at least first degree preferably in Bachelor of Medicine & surgery from a university recognized in Kenya, those with a Masters degrees have an added advantage.
  • Have knowledge, experience and a distinguished career of not less than ten years in the specific portfolio applied for.
2. Legal Officers 

(2 Posts) 

Job Group ‘N’
 
Salary scale: Ksh 48,190- ksh65,290p.m
 
House allowance: Ksh 24,000 p.m
 
Commuter allowance: Ksh 8,000p.m
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
 
The officer will be responsible to County Secretary for the following duties:-
  • Providing legal advice to the County
  • Representing the County Government before court and other tribunals in civil matters as need arises
  • Drafting contracts, agreements, lease documents, memoranda and other legal documents.
  • Keeping abreast of legal and policy developments
  • Providing legislative support to the County including briefs on legislation as well as preparing amendments where appropriate
  • Identifying strategic priority areas that require law reform and
  • Undertaking legal research
Requirements for appointments
  • Be Kenyan Citizen
  • Be a holder of Bachelor of Law (LLB) from a university recognized in Kenya by the Council for Legal Education
  • A member of Law Society of Kenya (LSK) with current practicising certificate (2014)
  • Have knowledge, experience and a distinguished career of not less than five (5) years as a legal practitioner and;
  • Satisfy the requirements of chapter six of the constitution
How to Apply
 
All written applications, CVs, copies of certificates, testimonials and identity card should be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked on the left side the position being applied for and addressed to:

The Secretary, 
Nandi County Public Service Board, 
P.O. Box 802-30300 
Kapsabet.

Hand delivered applications should be handed over at the Nandi county Public Service Board Office (Former Municipal Council Offices).

In addition, interested candidates are advised to submit copies of letters of clearance from:
  1. Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
  2. The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
  3. The Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Certificate Of Good Certificate
  4. Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
To reach the office before the close of Business on 16th May, 2014.

Important information to all candidates;
  • Applicants are advised to apply for only one position.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Any form of canvassing or lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.
Women and the physically challenged are encouraged to apply
Kenmot Spares Ltd, a specialist in automotive  bearings & seals is looking for 2 sales executives.
 
Requirements
  • Diploma in Sales and Marketing.
  • 1-2 years work experience.
  • Efficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in  English and Swahili.
  • Certificate of good contact.
Interested persons to email a detailed CV with 3 references to kenmot@kenmot.co.ke

Closing date for application is 9th May 2014.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted
The Kenya Sugar Research Foundation (KESREF) is a State Corporation in the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries with its headquarters in Kibos, off Kisumu - Miwani Road.

KESREF is mandated to develop and disseminate appropriate technologies for enhanced productivity, value addition and competitiveness’ of the Kenyan Sugar sub-sector.
 
The Foundation wishes to recruit qualified and experienced individuals on temporary terms for a one year period (12 months) for the following positions through a donor funded cane testing project at South Nyanza Sugar Company (SONY), in Awendo-Migori district. 
 
1. Assistant Laboratory Technologist II / Chemist 

RF 7
 

Ref: ALT II/SCTU/1/14 

(1 Post)
 
The Assistant Laboratory Technologist II/ Chemist will report to the Assistant Director Milling and Processing department.

He/She will be in charge of the unit.

Duties and responsibilities
  • Perform Laboratory tests and produce data for scientific investigations.
  • Ensure prompt and effective analysis of samples
  • Carry out analytical and diagnostic tests
  • Collect and maintain cane testing records
  • Index and process experimental data
  • Ensure safety procedures are adhered to in the Unit
  • Ensure the Unit operates within the approved budget.
  • Supervise cane testing unit staff
  • Prepare and submit reports regularly
Academic qualifications and job requirements
 
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must possess the following:
  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines; Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Sugar Technology, Food Science& Technology or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution.
  • At least three years relevant experience
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good analytical skills
  • Be a result oriented team player
  • Computer application skills
2. Laboratory Assistant II/ Analyst 
RF 9 
Ref:
 LAII/SCTU/1/14 
(2 Posts)
 
The position will report to the Assistant Laboratory Technologist II/Chemist. 

He/she will be deployed at the Pilot cane testing unit in South Nyanza Sugar Company, Awendo .

Duties and responsibilities
  • Perform analytical/diagnostic work
  • Collection and analysis of cane samples
  • Preparation of reagents
  • Record Management
  • Maintenance of cane testing unit equipment
Academic qualifications and job requirements
 
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must posses the following:
  • Diploma in Analytical Chemistry, Chemistry, Food Science & Technology or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution.
  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade C
  • At least three years relevant experience
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good analytical skills
  • Be a result oriented team player
  • Computer application skills
3. Plant Operator I
RF 9
Ref:
 POI/CTU/1/14 
(2 Posts)
 
The Plant Operator will report to Assistant Laboratory  Technologist II/Chemist in charge of the Unit. 

He/She will ensure availability of Core Sampler for core sampling and related duties.

Duties and responsibilities
  • Operate and maintain the core sampler
  • Ensures the section operates within the approved budget.
  • Operate the JEFFCO shredder
  • Assist in sample handling
  • Ensure prompt trouble shooting and repairs of Core Sampler.
  • Ensure effective preventive maintenance of Core Sampler
  • Maintain cleanliness of the Core Sampler
  • Ensure enforcement of good environment, health and safety practices.
Academic qualifications and job requirements
 
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must possess the following:
  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering or related  discipline
  • Kenya Certificate of Education means grade C plain or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
  • A minimum of three (3) years experience
  • Computer application skills
  • Good interpersonal and Communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work long hours.
  • High integrity.
4. Driver III
RF 12
Ref: 
DR III/CTU/1/14 
(1 Post)
 
The driver will report to the Assistant Laboratory Technologist in charge of the Unit
 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Drive motor vehicle as authorized
  • Carry out routine checks on the vehicle
  • Detect and report defects and malfunctions
  • Maintain work systems
  • Maintain work tickets of the assigned vehicles
  • Maintain cleanliness of the vehicle
Academic qualifications and job requirements
 
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must  possess the following:
  • Kenya Certificate of Education means grade D plain or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
  • A valid driving license free from any current endorsement(s) for classes A, B, C and D.
  • First Aid certificate course lasting not less than one (1) week from St. John Ambulance or Kenya Institute of Highways and building Technology (KIHBT) or any other recognized institution.
  • Passed suitability test grade III and Occupational Test for drivers grade III.
  • A valid certificate of good conduct from Kenya  Police
  • At least two (2) years driving experience
  • Computer application skills
  • Good interpersonal and Communication skills
Interested candidates for the above positions who meet the requirements may send their applications with the reference number clearly stated on the  envelope. 

The application should be accompanied with a cover letter,detailed curriculum vitae, copies  of relevant certificates/testimonials and names and contacts of three referees to:
 
The Director
Kenya Sugar Research Foundation
P.O. Box 44-40100 
Kisumu

E-mail: director@kesref.org

Website: www.kesref.org

Tel: 020-20407307

So as to reach him not later than 6th May 2014

KESREF is an equal opportunity employer. 

Canvassing  will lead to automatic disqualification.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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