Vacancy: Director, Fiscal Affairs
 
The Commission on Revenue Allocation (CRA) is an independent Commission set up under Article 215 of the Constitution of Kenya. 

Its core mandate is to recommend the basis for equitable sharing of revenues raised nationally between the National and County Governments; sharing of revenue among the County Governments and make recommendations on other matters concerning the financing of, and financial management by county governments. 

The Commission seeks to recruit qualified and competent staff to fill the position of Director, Fiscal Affairs.
 
The successful candidate will provide strategic leadership in the Fiscal Affairs Directorate and support the Commission in developing policies, systems and strategies in the Directorate.

The position will be based at the Commission’s headquarters in Nairobi.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Develop/Review and implement the Fiscal Affairs Strategy and Policies in the Commission.
  • Develop and Implement the processes for alignment of fiscal and financing policies between the national and county governments.
  • Undertake timely financial and macro-economic analysis of the impact of various revenue allocation modules to the quality and efficiency of delivery of basic services to the targeted communities.
  • Develop a system for monitoring the compliance of county governments operations to public finance principles and regulations.
  • Identify revenue enhancing measures and opportunities at both national and county government levels.
  • Develop and implement strategies to maximize fiscal capacity and efficiency of County Governments.
  • Undertake any other duties and assignments as may be required or as may be assigned from time to time by the Commission.
Required Education, Skills and Experience:
  • Master’s degree in finance, accounting or economics or the equivalent qualifications, with relevant experience of Ten (10) years with at least three (3) years in Senior Management.
  • Knowledge of financial analysis, public finance management principles and processes.
  • Relevant Professional qualification.
  • Demonstrated successes in the fields of financial analysis, project formulation, planning, monitoring and evaluation.
General Competencies 

The applicant to the above position should possess the following general competencies: 
  • He/she must be a person of integrity, demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and be a team player. 
  • Strong managerial skills, including motivating, developing, coaching and leading team.
  • Ability to collaborate with people and organizations of diverse backgrounds. 
  • Excellent communication skills. 
  • Be computer literate specifically in Microsoft Word and Excel. 
  • Ability to work in a team-modulated and collaborative environment.
Terms and Conditions of Service
 
The successful candidate will be offered a competitive remuneration package and will be appointed on permanent and pensionable basis. 

Application Process 

If your training, experience and competence match or exceed any of the above minimum requirements, please send (2) separately secured copies of your application, a detailed up-to-date curriculum vitae, indicating current remuneration, e-mail and telephone contacts, together with copies of certificates and testimonials. 

You should also give the names of three referees who must be familiar with your previous work/academic experience indicating their telephone, postal and email addresses. 

The application cover MUST clearly indicate the position being applied for. 

Application should be addressed to the Commission Secretary, CRA and be sent by post or hand delivered to the Commission offices at 14 Riverside Drive by Friday 23rd May, 2014 as follows: APPLICATION FOR THE POSITION OF ___________ (insert appropriate position) 

To: 

The Commission Secretary 
Commission on Revenue Allocation 
Grosvenor Block, 2nd Floor 14 Riverside Drive 
P.O. Box 1310 - 00200 
Nairobi 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

If you do not hear from us in the next three months from the date of this advertisement then consider your application unsuccessful.

The CRA is an equal opportunity, gender sensitive and compliant



Vacancy: Manager, Communications
 
The Commission on Revenue Allocation (CRA) is an independent Commission set up under Article 215 of the Constitution of Kenya. 

Its core mandate is to recommend the basis for equitable sharing of revenues raised nationally between the National and County Governments; sharing of revenue among the County Governments and make recommendations on other matters concerning the financing of, and financial management by county governments. 

The Commission seeks to recruit a qualified and competent person to fill the position of Manager, Communications.
 
The successful candidate will provide technical leadership and support the Commission in developing policies and systems for the Communications strategy and programs. 

The position will be based at the Commission’s headquarters in Nairobi.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Develop/Review and implement the Commission’s Communication Strategy and policies.
  • Develop and implement strategies, programs, activities and relationships with stakeholders, media and the general public for the promotion of good public relations and management of the Commission’s public image with stakeholders.
  • Spearhead and coordinate liaison activities with the media concerning the program of activities of the Commission.
  • Develop and provide communication advice including drafting of relevant messages and promote them through established media channels.
  • Plan and organize stakeholder consultations fora including conferences, workshops, special events and presentations amongst others.
  • Develop and oversee the on-time generation of Commission reports and dissemination to relevant stakeholders.
  • Manage Corporate Social Responsibility activities for the Commission.
  • Managing and updating the CRA website.
  • Undertake any other duties and assignments as may be required or as may be assigned from time to time by the Commission.
Required Education, Skills and Experience:
  • Master’s degree or its equivalent in communications studies, journalism or public relations with eight (8) years of relevant experience with at least two (2) years in Senior Management.
  • Professional PR/Communications Accreditation/Qualification will be an added advantage.
  • Possession of excellent written and oral communications in both English and Kiswahili.
  • Commitment to national values and sensitivity to cultural and gender issues.
General Competencies 

The applicant to the above position should possess the following general competencies: 
  • He/she must be a person of integrity, demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and be a team player. 
  • Strong managerial skills, including motivating, developing, coaching and leading team
  • Ability to collaborate with people and organizations of diverse backgrounds.
  • Be computer literate specifically in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Ability to work in a team-modulated and collaborative environment. 
Terms and Conditions of Service 

The successful candidate will be offered a competitive remuneration package and will be appointed on permanent and pensionable basis.

Application Process 

If your training, experience and competence match or exceed any of the above minimum requirements, please send (2) separately secured copies of your application, a detailed up-to-date curriculum vitae, indicating current remuneration, e-mail and telephone contacts, together with copies of certificates and testimonials. 

You should also give the names of three referees who must be familiar with your previous work/academic experience indicating their telephone, postal and email addresses. 

The application cover MUST clearly indicate the position being applied for. 

Application should be addressed to the Commission Secretary, CRA and be sent by post or hand delivered to the Commission offices at 14 Riverside Drive by Friday 23rd May, 2014 as follows: APPLICATION FOR THE POSITION OF ___________ (insert appropriate position) To: 

The Commission Secretary 
Commission on Revenue Allocation 
Grosvenor Block, 2nd Floor 14 Riverside Drive 
P.O. Box 1310 - 00200 
Nairobi 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

If you do not hear from us in the next three months from the date of this advertisement then consider your application unsuccessful.

The CRA is an equal opportunity, gender sensitive and compliant
ISS Nairobi Junior Researcher - Governance, Crime and Justice Division

The Governance, Crime and Justice (GCJ) Division of the ISS is offering an opportunity for a junior researcher.

The successful candidate will be based in Nairobi and will be dealing with aspects of research and dissemination projects in the field of criminal justice; policy and practice; tackling corruption; and good governance. 

The position offers direct exposure to efforts to promote human security in Africa. 

In addition, this post will give the candidate opportunities to gain practical skills in conducting and disseminating research findings, as well as to interact with other researchers, regional organisations, the diplomatic community, policymakers and others.

The successful candidate will:

  • Work as part of a team, under the supervision of the division head and the head of the Nairobi Office, to identify critical areas of new research and advocacy to support good governance and improve policy and practice in criminal justice
  • Proactively conceptualise, initiate and undertake high-quality primary and secondary research on governance, crime and justice
  • Assist researchers to develop research proposals and undertake research projects
  • Assist researchers with background information and research
  • Assist researchers to present research findings at the ISS and other relevant forums
  • Assist in organising various events and preparing relevant reports
  • Take minutes of meetings
  • Work on short research papers
  • Contribute to other internal publications
  • Perform other tasks assigned by the division head and the head of the Nairobi Office
Requirements for this position:
  • A minimum of undergraduate degree in a relevant social science discipline such as political science, international relations, law, conflict and peace studies, strategic and security studies or criminology
  • An understanding of the government’s policy-making environment in Kenya, East African and the Horn of Africa
  • Relevant course work, previous research experience and a publication record is highly desirable
  • At least two years’ experience in a research or policy environment
  • Applicants should be well organised, self-motivated and reliable, with a strong interest in crime, criminal justice, governance and human-rights issues
  • A high level of written and spoken English is required
  • Ability to undertake networking with academia and other research organisations is highly desirable
  • Computer skills (i.e. Microsoft Office, Internet applications)
This position involves extensive travel. The contract will be for a period of two years, and may be renewed subject to funding.
 
Salary: A competitive salary is offered based on experience.
 
How to apply:
 
Applications should be emailed to Salome Oyoo at nairobijobs@issafrica.org.
 
Applicants must provide:
  • A cover letter, detailing how you meet the requirements of the position
  • A detailed CV, including the names and contact details of three referees
Closing date: The closing date is 18 May 2014.
 
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

The ISS is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving employment equity in the workplace. 

Female applicants are especially encouraged to apply.

For further details and additional opportunities see www.issafrica.org



FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. 

Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology, creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. 

FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories. 

We are currently seeking qualified candidates to fill the positions below:
 
Senior Health Sector Financial Specialist
Location:
 East African Region
Requisition ID: FHI360-SHSFS-094
 
Position Summary: We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Senior Health Sector Financial Specialist for a USAID-funded East, Central and Southern Africa regional project addressing the health and development needs of vulnerable populations living and working along major transport corridors in the region. 

He/she will provide support to regional East, Central and Southern Africa intergovernmental bodies to develop and implement regional policies, agreements and regulatory processes which reflect shared priorities in health, economic integration and development for communities along transport corridors.
 
Minimum Requirements:
  • Advanced degree in health financing, health economics, development economics or related field
  • Minimum seven (7) years of relevant professional experience managing and implementing health financing programs with a minimum of (5) years’ experience in sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Africa experience preferred.
  • Experience working with technical and political leaders in Eastern, Southern and Central African regional intergovernmental institutions in advocacy, policy, and regulatory processes development.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively across a broad range of stakeholders including government representatives, for-profit private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to problem-solve and recommend corrective actions as needed.
  • Has sensitivity to cultural diversity and understanding of the political, contextual, and ethical issues in assigned areas.
  • Articulate and professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive fashion with clients and staff.
  • Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO), government agency, or private company preferred.
  • Use independent judgment and initiative to manage high volume work flow and determine priorities.
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with using Microsoft Office Suite required.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data, identify errors and prepare reports
FHI 360 has a competitive compensation package and is an equal opportunity employer. 

Interested candidates are encouraged to register online through FHI 360’s Career Center at https://jobs-fhi360.icims.com or through the Employment section at www.fhi360.org where a detailed Job description will be availed. 

Alternatively you can apply via email to: Kenya-HR@fhi360.org 

Please specify source in your application and quote the Requisition ID provided on the subject line while sending your application, CV/resume including salary requirements, to be received not later than May 23, 2014. 

Kindly note that only shortlisted persons will be contacted. 

Availability of this position is contingent upon successful award of the project to FHI 360 and selected candidate is subject to USAID approval



Bayer HealthCare (BHC), a division of Bayer East Africa Ltd, is one of the leading pharmaceutical companies worldwide with research and business activities focusing on: General Medicine, Women’s Healthcare, Specialty Medicine, Diagnostics and Radiology.

Bayer East Africa is also involved in Consumer Care and Animal Health. In Middle Africa, BHC is present in 40 countries, with its head office in Nairobi, Kenya.

To maximise our commitment to sustainable medical health development, provide innovative products, medical solutions and stewardship through product life-cycle management, we seek to recruit qualified and result oriented individual to fill the following position,
 
Medical Governance Officer

Ref No. 2014/HR/BHC-007
 

Reporting to the Medical Director-Middle Africa, Medical Governance Officer’s position purpose will be the overall accountability for the medical governance in Middle Africa, encompassing all Pharmaceutical business.
 
The MGO will be expected to develop and direct the medical governance function in the region by ensuring medical governance and compliance with International Pharmaceutical Standards, BHC Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), IFMA Code of Pharmaceutical Marketing Practice and others as applicable pharmaceutical codes.
 
The MGO is expected to provide a source of expertise to advice on medical governance in the conduct of promotional and non-promotional activities.
 
Major Tasks of the Position
 
1. Medical Governance
  • Support Countries staff in complying with all global and local Medical Governance (MG) requirements; including all applicable Codes and procedures.
  • Identifying MG Risks in the Area using multiple approaches, including regular and audit reports, Risk assessment Questionnaires and Country visits.
  • Ensuring appropriate management of MG risks identified by ensuring the corrective and preventative actions and mitigations plans are addressed and followed up.
  • Facilitates the process of conduction of required training across the region ensuring that training requirements are defined and delivered.
  • Establishment of the MG Committee Boards on the region level as well as Countries levels, as means of regular and formal discussion of debatable MG issues, taking actions and establishes Escalation process
  • Participates on a regular basis in local leadership team meetings as well as teleconferences and workshops by relevant global functions
  • Engages in local industry association (code compliance work streams)
  • Provision of medical/scientific/technical advice/guidance to internal and external customers
2. Cross-Functional Support
 
The MGO will support cross-functional support between the Medical Department and the local Marketing and Sales Departments. 

Every avenue must be explored to ensure that cross-functional working of this nature produces the optimal conditions in terms of business efficiency, staff morale and high quality output;
 
Secure the provision of product safety, medical information and other medical related services to the company and external customers, in order to accomplish high level of commercial success.
 
Act as Deputy Pharmacovigilance Country Head.
 
Ensure provision of medical expertise and training to internal customers, medical staff, Marketing and Commercialisation functions.

Education / Skills
  • Degree in Medicine.
  • Must be a registered with the Medical and Dentists Practitioners Board and have a current Practicing License.
  • 4 years post registration experience.
  • Knowledge of international pharmaceutical laws, standards and codices.
  • Familiarity with current local and ICH guidelines and regulations
  • Highly committed, complexity-solving personality, with demonstrated ethical medical decision making skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and in written.
  • Outstanding leadership and inter-personal skills, ability to work well in teams
How to Apply:
 
If you meet the above requirements, please send your application letter, a detailed CV with three professional referees including daytime contact, copies of certificates and testimonials (quoting the reference number on the application letter) not later than 16th May 2014 to:
 
The Human Resources Manager,
E-mail: hr.ke@bayer.com
 
(Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be
contacted)
Bayer HealthCare (BHC), a division of Bayer East Africa Ltd, is one of the leading pharmaceutical companies worldwide with research and business activities focusing on: Diagnostic Imaging, General Medicine, Specialty Medicine and Women’s Healthcare. 

Bayer East Africa is also involved in Consumer Care and Animal Health. In Middle Africa, BHC is present in 40 countries, with its head office in Nairobi, Kenya.
 
To maximise our commitment to sustainable medical health development, provide innovative products, medical solutions and stewardship through product life-cycle management, we seek to recruit qualified and result oriented individual to fill the following position,
 
Medical Advisor 
Ref No. 2014/HR/BHC-008
 
Reporting to the Medical Director-Middle Africa, the Medical Advisor’s position purpose will be the provision of Medical Marketing support in Middle Africa, encompassing all Pharmaceutical business.
 

The Medical Advisor will be involved in day to day medical support of scientific activities in the region in collaboration with marketing functions whilst ensuring compliance with applicable pharmaceutical codes.

S/He will support the business and foster the business growth of the Middle Africa country subsidiary by developing and implementing medical and clinical processes and activities in alliance with the overall BHC strategy. 

The Medical Advisor is expected to provide expert advice on medical affairs and to guide in conduct of promotional and non promotional activities.

Major Tasks of the Position
  • Medical Marketing support.
  • Timely dissemination and distribution of new product information relying on evidence-based scientific information; and prevent distribution of inaccurate and unproved information.
  • Develop, prepare and conduct medical product trainings.
  • Interaction with the scientific community in Middle Africa.
  • Communication and interacting with Key Opinion Leaders and providing them with needed scientific literature and product information.
  • Constantly enhance scientific and medical knowledge.
  • Support of Medical Governance Function.
  • Assure high quality of medical information and ethical standards in promotional activities.
  • Pharmacovigilance support- work closely with PVCH to ensure timely collection and reporting of adverse events.
  • Drive in - country clinical studies, closely interacting with investigators and clinical sites.
  • Provision of Medical information.
  • This position entails travel within Middle Africa.
Education / Skills
  • MBChB. Must be a registered with the Medical and Dentists Practitioners Board and have a current Practicing License.
  • 4 years post registration experience.
  • Knowledge of international pharmaceutical laws and standards.
  • Readiness to travel extensively within the region.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and in written.
  • Outstanding presentation skills and fluency.
How to apply:
 
If you meet the above requirements, please send your application letter, a detailed CV with three professional referees including daytime contact, copies of certificates and testimonials (quoting the reference number on both application letter and envelop) not later than 16th May, 2014 to:

The Human Resources Manager
E-mail: hr.ke@bayer.com
 
(Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted)
Marasa Africa, a subsidiary of the Madhvani Group, Uganda operates 7 upscale lodges in East Africa (www.marasa.net) 

We are looking for a highly qualified, experienced and motivatedGeneral Manager to manage one of our properties. 

The position would suit an individual who is looking for growth and a fresh challenge in the fast growing tourism sector of Uganda. 

All our lodges are located within National Parks, each with over 50 to 60 guest rooms, swimming pool, health club, conference facilities, business centre, etc. 

Requirements:

  • The applicant must be a holder of a recognized Graduate / post graduate level degree in the hospitality industry.
  • A minimum of 15 years practical operational experience in running safari lodges out of which 5 years should be as General Manager.
  • To be able to manage the operations of an existing company incorporating ideas and ways to improve the functionality of the operations.
  • To be able to prepare budgets, marketing strategies and setting targets for the Company and have P and L responsibility. Sustain the current good practices and bring in new practices to assist in achieving guest delight.
  • Excellent communication and management skills, computer skills, presentable, attention to detail, hard working with excellent organizational skills and follow through.
  • Good track record with contactable references
  • Any other duties assigned from time to time
A competitive salary, commensurate with experience and qualifications, will be offered to the successful candidate.

Applications may be submitted to ghrm@madhvani.org within 10 days of this advert.
A country wide Sacco with branches in major towns including, Nairobi, Mombasa, Eldoret Nanyuki, Meru, Nakuru, Kitale, seek to recruit a qualified Seeks to recruit a qualified Chief Accountant to be based in our head office Nairobi.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree.B.Com / (accounting option)
  • CPA(K) registered accountant with ICPAK
  • Minimum of 8 years work experience in the cooperative sector, sacco sub-sector.
  • Well organized and of impeccable integrity
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team drawn from diverse background
  • Knowledge into the use of computer banking system.
Competitive remuneration commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered to the
successful candidate.


If you meet the above requirements send your resume stating your current remuneration and day time telephone contacts to:

DNA 1665
P.O. Box 49010 GPO
Nairobi 00100
Kenya
International Staffing Administrator – a national position based in Kenya
 
This is your opportunity to use your office administration skills to help improve the lives and futures of some of the world’s most vulnerable children.
 
The International Staffing Administrator will be part of the International Staffing Solutions team for Global Centre (GC) Staffing and will provide effective, transparent and legally compliant international staffing services to support the Global Centre International Staffing Specialists for the West Africa and Southern Africa Regional Offices. 

This position will also coordinate and manage the collection, distribution and tracking of induction/on-boarding paperwork from the global team.
 
As a Christian organisation, we believe that every child is a precious gift to the entire world and that their well-being concerns us all. 

We will not rest while children suffer in situations that can be changed. We are looking for people who share our beliefs and our passion.

Responsibilities Include:
  • Manage logistics and coordinate field interviews for short-listed candidates with hiring managers (e.g. manage interview schedules, travel and related information to both candidates and hiring offices).
  • Conduct induction and New Hire paperwork process and follow-up (e.g. medicals, visas, travel, storage, induction paperwork, orientation to HR policies).
  • Partner with International Staffing Specialists to ensure Partnership-level new-hire orientation is provided to new hire prior to in-country arrival and/or start date.
  • Occasionally assist International Staffing Specialist by conducting effective screening of applicants.
  • Assist with research and database mining to identify possible sources of candidates in support of Staffing Specialists supported (e.g. recruitment websites).
Required Skills Include:
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent of 3 years of on-the-job training in office administration.
  • Prior Human Resources or Recruitment administrative experience is preferred.
  • Experience in Electronic Mail, Lotus Notes, MS word presentations and Microsoft Excel is required.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills with ability to handle extremely confidential and sensitive information.
  • Ability to complete a variety tasks in an organised and adaptable manner; ability to handle multiply projects or priorities.
  • French and English language communication is a MUST both verbal and written.
If you believe you have the skills and experience to fulfil this vital and challenging role that will enhance the lives of vulnerable children in the West Africa and Southern Africa Regional offices, we’d love to hear from you.

Find the full description and apply online by the closing date 21st May 2014. 

For more information on World Vision International, please visit our website: www.wvi.org.



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