Neo Marketing, a leading below-the-line marketing agency, with over five years’ experience in delivering brand experiences wishes to fill the position of Sales Agent.

Location: Nairobi

Key Responsibilities:
  • Establishes new accounts by planning and organizing daily work schedule to call on potential sales outlets and other trade factors
  • Focuses sales efforts by studying existing volume
  • Submits orders by referring to prices lists and product literature
  • Keeps management informed by submitting activity and results reports, such as daily call reports, weekly work plans and annual territory analyses
  • Recommends changes in products, service by evaluating results and competitive developments
  • Resolves customer complaints by investigating problems, developing solutions, preparing reports and making recommendations to management
  • Provides historical records by maintaining records on area and customer sales
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed
Requirements
  • University degree or Diploma (Completed)
  • 3-5years continuous Sales experience
  • Strong selling and negotiating skills
  • Attention to detail
Interested candidates who meet the above criteria should submit their online application clearly detailing their suitability for the position on or before 16th May 2014 at http://goo.gl/T8sryH

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

CVs WITHOUT Salary Requirements will not be considered.
Neo Marketing, a leading below-the-line marketing agency, with over five years’ experience in delivering brand experiences wishes to fill the position of Sales Agent.

Location: Eastern Region

Areas: Kitengela, Mlolongo, Machakos, Kajiado, Makueni, Kitui, Emali, Wote

Key Responsibilities:
  • Establishes new accounts by planning and organizing daily work schedule to call on potential sales outlets and other trade factors
  • Focuses sales efforts by studying existing volume
  • Submits orders by referring to prices lists and product literature
  • Keeps management informed by submitting activity and results reports, such as daily call reports, weekly work plans and annual territory analyses
  • Recommends changes in products, service by evaluating results and competitive developments
  • Resolves customer complaints by investigating problems, developing solutions, preparing reports and making recommendations to management
  • Provides historical records by maintaining records on area and customer sales
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed
Requirements
  • University degree or Diploma (Completed)
  • 3-5years continuous Sales experience
  • Strong selling and negotiating skills
  • Attention to detail
Interested candidates who meet the above criteria should submit their online application clearly detailing their suitability for the position on or before 16th May 2014 at http://goo.gl/T8sryH

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

CVs WITHOUT Salary Requirements will not be considered.
icipe, African Insect Science for Food and Health is an intergovernmental organisation funded by governmental aid agencies, UN organisations and private foundations to carry out research and training in environmentally sound and sustainable management of arthropods for improving health and agricultural productivity in the tropics.

icipe has 400 staff to support its research and capacity building programmes located at various sites in Kenya and Ethiopia.

icipe wishes to urgently recruit a suitable person to fill the position ofDirector of Research and Partnerships

Ref. No. IRS/55/042014

This is an international appointment.

The position is tenable in Nairobi, Kenya at the icipe Duduville campus. 

This is a three-year contract, with a possibility of extension after successfully completing a six-month probation period of the first contract. 

An attractive and competitive compensation package, which includes housing allowance, transport allowance, education allowances, medical insurance, an offshore retirement package, all payable in US Dollars, will be offered to the right candidate.
 
Scope: The Director of Research and Partnerships (DRP) provides intellectual and strategic scientific leadership to the Centre. 

Together with the Director General and other senior members of the Centre, the DRP works to facilitate research excellence while enabling management processes and systems best suited for a vibrant and effective research environment.
 
Overall purpose of the job: Reporting to the Director General (DG), he/she is one of icipe’s three senior managers and acts as the DG in the latter’s absence. He/she is expected to provide leadership, guidance, co-ordination and a new partnership paradigm to research divisions and departments.

Specific Duties:
  • Develop strategies for and management of icipe’s R&D and capacity building programmes;
  • Provide scientific leadership and planning to implement and monitor a coherent research agenda consistent with the Centre’s vision and strategy;
  • Supervise the Centre’s senior scientists;
  • Take the lead in monitoring the quality and relevance of science at icipe;
  • Spearhead discussions on icipe’s key foci of upstream and downstream research and oversee the development of a strategic framework that can guide the Centre’s research, capacity building and resource mobilisation activities;
  • Develop and oversee mechanisms for evaluating the potential of research products for intellectual property rights (IPR) protection and/or commercial development, and facilitate the evolution of relevant partnerships with the private sector within icipe’s techno-park;
  • Take the lead in forging of partnerships and cooperation with international, regional and national institutions, including host country institutions and the private sector;
  • Contribute significantly to resource mobilisation, including building good donor relations, identifying funding needs and gaps and supervising the development of project proposals;
  • Prepare programme report to the icipe Governing Council; and
  • Provide support to the Director General.
Requirements/Qualifications:
  • PhD in agricultural/health/environmental or related sciences, preferably with expertise in human or animal health;
  • At least 10 years of experience in areas directly relevant to agricultural/health/environmental or related sciences such as animal or human health, and administrative responsibilities at a senior level;
  • Excellent scientific credentials, including a substantive history of scientific publication in peer-reviewed journals;
  • Strong research management skills;
  • Ability to mobilise resources, and foster and manage interdisciplinary and multi-cultural research teams;
  • Experience in managing research in organisations going through key transition and restructuring;
  • Excellent command of the English language, both written and verbal;
  • Strong oral communication skills, including Microsoft PowerPoint presentation skills; and
  • Willingness to do extensive travelling to other countries and regions.
Disposition: Excellent interpersonal skills required, including ability to interact effectively with staff at all levels as well as colleagues; donors and funders, IGO, NGO, UN Agency personnel; and individuals with diversified backgrounds and nationalities.
 
Supervision: This position supervises Principal Scientists and Senior Scientists. The selected candidate should be available to start as soon as possible.

How to Apply 

The position is available immediately. 

All applications must arrive via email on or before the 20th of May 2014. 

Please quote the job reference number IRS/55/042014 on the email subject line. 

Interested applicants should submit: 

(a) a confidential cover letter, 

(b) detailed CV with names and addresses of 3 referees (including e-mail addresses, fax numbers), and 

(c) a one-page write-up on how you consider yourself suitable for the job, 

to: drp.applications@icipe.org

icipe is an equal opportunity employer and women are particularly encouraged to apply
Research Assistant 

6 month’s temporary position
 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
 
Department: Policy, trade, value chains
 
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ILRI is looking for a highly motivated, skilled and analytical individual with training in economic theory, value chain analysis and background livestock animals, to work as a research assistant in the preparation of and providing input in research outputs on various topics for publication for various CGIAR research program on Policies, Institutions and Markets (PIM). 

This is a national appointment reporting to a research scientist in ILRI’s Policy, Trade and Value Chains research programme.

ILRI works to enhance the roles livestock play in pathways out of poverty in developing countries. 

ILRI is a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) Consortium, a global research partnership of 15 centres working with many partners for a food-secure future. ILRI has two main campuses in East Africa and other hubs in West and southern Africa and South and Southeast Asia.

The Centre’s headquarters are located in Nairobi, Kenya, and research is conducted in 31 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. We are supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and receive funding from over 50 different donors.

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.

Key Responsibilities
  • Contribute to research papers on livestock market participation and value chain performance, and animal disease incidence, cost and impact animal disease on livelihoods and livestock productivity in developing regions with a focus on smallholder systems, markets and institutions to support incomes and livelihoods in smallholder production systems
  • Contribute technical and related economic information and literature reviews
  • Analyse data on animal marketing, animal diseases incidence, trade, incomes genetics and breeds
  • Produce descriptive data analysis and input in interpretation
  • Contribute to the writing (including review and editing) of scientific research papers
Requirements
  • A Master’s degree with 3 years’ experience in Agricultural economics or Economics. Those with PhD (currently pursuing or completed) in Agricultural economics or Economics shall also be considered.
  • Experience livestock-related research that uses quantitative analysis and modelling tools
  • In-depth knowledge of agricultural, economic and natural resource issues affecting livestock marketing and productivity in developing countries
  • Background and research experience in information economics and value chain analysis
  • Excellent quantitative research methods and data analysis skills
  • Demonstrated competence in using statistical software (STATA) and others
  • Demonstrated competence in research writing in English
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to think creatively and work effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience and interest in working with multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams
Terms of appointment: This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) positions based at ILRI’s Nairobi campus and is for a six months fixed term contract period.

Job level and salary: This position is job level 2D with a starting salary of KES 123,933 per month. This is exclusive of other benefits provided within ILRI’s National Recruited Staff Scheme

How to apply:


Applicants should send a cover letter and CV combined together 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 to the Human Resources Director through: http://ilri.simplicant.com before 19 May 2014. 

The position title and reference number REF: RA-T/PTVC/02/14 should be clearly marked on the subject line of the online application.

ILRI is an equal opportunity employer
Vacancy: Program Leader – Policy Trade and Value Chains 
 
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Senior Economist and Program Leader within its Integrated Sciences Division to lead ILRI’s evolving and expanding portfolio of research in Policy, Trade and Value Chains. 

The program leader will lead team members with expertise in devising tailored tools and methods for policy monitoring, policy evaluation, and value chains analysis. 

The research objective of the Policy, Trade and Value chains program is to understand how public policies on one hand and institutions and organizations created by market stakeholders on the other hand, impact on the performance of domestic and international agrifood value chains, with a strong focus on livestock products.
Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage a geographically-dispersed international team of economists, social scientists, and modelers addressing a range of research on livestock policy, trade and value chain development in developing countries;
  • Lead the conceptual development of analytical frameworks, methods and tools for the study of livestock product markets, value chains, trade regimes, and regulatory and investment policy environments relevant to livestock development. Such work includes action-oriented piloting of value chain interventions and strategies;
  • Build collaborations with relevant institutions and organizations internationally and nationally to conduct and deliver World class research;
  • Coordinate the Policy, Trade and Value Chains program with ILRI’s participation in the CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs);
  • Policy research and evidence-based advocacy;
  • Participate in ILRI management, particularly in achieving co-ordination with other programs and in provision of economics and other social science support to multi-disciplinary initiatives;
  • Support development projects led by NGOs and other development partners to ensure use of best practice value chain interventions, and to generate objective evidence from piloting those interventions;
  • Conduct and support the communication and promotion of research products and processes;
  • Develop proposals to raise resources to support new research addressing the policy, trade and value chain program agenda.
Requirements:
  • A passion for the generation of scientific knowledge that advances pro-poor development;
  • A PhD in Agricultural Economics, Economics, Agribusiness or other Social Science with application to agriculture or rural development, with a minimum of 8 years of experience post-PhD;
  • A proven research record reflecting experience in research design, quantitative and qualitative analytic methods and producing peer-reviewed outputs;
  • Experience in managing a multi-disciplinary and multi-national team of researchers and development practitioners, and in the associated human resource and financial management;
  • Demonstrated strong experience with analysis of smallholder value chain performance, sector and trade modeling, returns on investment, consumer demand, and access to markets and services;
  • Understanding of outcome-oriented research design and implementation with pro-poor and gender orientation, including communication and advocacy strategy development;
  • Strong econometric and/or mathematical modeling skills, and the ability to apply them in pro-poor development research;
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver multi-disciplinary research outputs and to initiate and manage cross-disciplinary research activities;
  • Familiarity with aspects of livestock production and marketing, crop-livestock systems, and rural market institutions and services in developing countries;
  • Strong English language skills, both written and spoken (proficiency in other languages is an advantage);
  • Willingness and ability to travel frequently, sometimes to rural areas in developing countries.
Post location: The position is based at ILRI’s Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. Extensive travel to other countries and regions will be required.

Position level: The position is Scientist/Research Level 3 dependent on qualifications and experience.

Duration: 3 years with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon individual performance and continued funding.

Benefits: ILRI offers a competitive international salary and benefits package which includes 15% Pension, Medical insurance, Life insurance and allowances for: Education, Housing, Relocation, Home leave, Annual holiday entitlement of 30 days + public holidays.

*Benefits are tax free subject to compliance with tax regulations of country of citizenship.

Applications: Applicants should provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae: a list of publications and names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience should be included in the curriculum vitae. 

The position title and reference number: PL/PTVC/04/2014 should be clearly indicated in the subject line of the cover letter.

All applications to be submitted online on our recruitment portal:http://ilri.simplicant.com/. Screening of applications will start on 1 May 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

Suitably qualified women and citizens of developing countries, with experience of working internationally, are particularly encouraged to apply.
Job Title: Public Information Officer
 
Post Type / Grade: FT - NOB 

Duty Station: Nairobi
 
Deadline for application: 16 May 2014
 
Duties and Responsibilities: Within delegated authority and reporting to the Donor Relations Officer and technical guidance from the Regional Public Information Officer, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:
  • Conceptualize and implement advocacy / communication strategies and campaigns on key operations and issues, in ways that support fundraising and resource mobilization and greater awareness and understanding and support of the organzation’s objectives, policies and activities;
  • Evaluate the relative effectiveness of strategies and make recommendations for future action to the management of the Communications Division and other senior officials accordingly;
  • Stay current on WFP operations, policies and pertinent issues; analyse the political and social events that affect those activities within an assigned geographical or thematic area;
  • Act a spokesperson for WFP at the local level, under guidance from the Country Office management and regional information office; establish and maintain contact with local media representatives and others to focus their attention on those activities and achievements of the organisation of interest to the public or concerned groups;
  • Assess the general reaction of the public to the work of the Programme on the basis of information gathered from media, organized groups and correspondence; ensure that responses to direct or indirect requests for information about the work of the Programme promote a better understanding of the organization’s objectives, policies and activities;
  • Advise WFP staff at different levels of the potential impact of the potential impact
  • Prepare and edit text for press releases, feature articles, briefing notes, backgrounders, Questions & Answers (Q&A) and op-ed pieces and other materials such as pamphlets, brochures, and multimedia products for external distribution to the public, the media, educational institutions, non-governmental agencies and donors;
  • Capitalize on opportunities for advocacy in situations that may produce additional resources for WFP, and work with coalitions of NGOs, UN agencies and other interested groups;
  • Provide assistance to regional information officers to advocate for policies to eliminate hunger;
  • Respond to emergencies when requested by quickly travelling to the site and preparing information for public release on WFP’s operations and activities, preparing all needed materials for internal and external use, including talking points, Q&As, multimedia materials;
  • Advise WFP officers on the tone and content to be expected from media queries;
  • Ensure that communication activities promote an accurate image of the organization and its programs amongst its target audiences;
  • Compile briefing kits for the media, missions and other interested groups or organizations;
  • Ensure that responses to direct or indirect requests for information about the work of the Programme promote a better understanding of the organization’s objectives, policies and activities;
  • Where possible, provide video footage, stills and stories for internal and external use, including for the WFP website;
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • Advanced university degree or university degree with experience and advanced training/courses in one or more of the following disciplines: journalism (preferably foreign correspondence and international media), international relations, communications or other related fields
  • Minimum of five years of postgraduate progressively responsible experience as a journalist, public information officer or professional writer including preparation of production materials for publication.
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English and Kiswahili languages
  • Training and/or experience utilizing computers, including word processing, spreadsheet and publication software packages and systems
  • Deep wide-ranging knowledge of the profession of journalism, particularly, either in print, radio or television.
  • Good analytical skills; resourcefulness, initiative, maturity of judgment, tact, Ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing is required.
  • Ability to work as a team, and establish effective working relations with persons of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to use digital video and still cameras is desirable
How to Apply

Interested and qualified Kenyans are requested to submit online applications only according to the following procedures:
Note: You must complete Step 2 in order for your application to be considered for this vacancy.
 
If you have any queries relating to this VA please send them to: Nairobi.Hr@wfp.org

WFP is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. 

Only short listed applicants will be contacted.
Are you a young ambitious person armed with the 411 in Kisumu? 

Do you Possesses a genuine interest in news reporting and thrive on going out and getting the scoop? 

Do you have an eye for catchy and interesting stories? 

A soon to be launched blog is looking for you, for a part time writing post.

Requirements
  • Proper written English
  • Ability to write interesting news items/ stories
  • Equipped with a digital camera and regular access to internet
  • Self disciplined
  • Based in Kisumu
Task
  • Submit new posts every Monday, Wednesday and Friday
  • Ensure relevant photos are availed for every post
  • Maintain integrity and Honesty
Do you fit the above mentioned profile?

Send a short essay (not more than 3 paragraphs) about yourself and why you are fit for the position to Kisumu254@gmail.com by Friday 16th May 2014

Job Description: JForce Entrepreneurship Opportunity

General Information

 
Job Title: JForce Entrepreneur

Business: Jumia

Company Information: JForce is a program designed to empower and enrich entrepreneurs through online shopping (E-Commerce) in partnership with Jumia Kenya one of the country largest online store
(www.jumia.co.ke).
 

This is a part time job. 

Major Purpose
 
Successful candidates will take part in a business start-up program created and supported by Jumia Kenya. 

The program includes entrepreneurship training as well as practical business creation.

Business owners may also apply for a chance to expand and grow their business.

Key responsibilities & result areas
  • Attend training sessions
  • Apply learning’s to generate sales
  • Ensure quality customer care
  • Grow completely independent business
Personal & Managerial Attributes
  • Leadership ability
  • Team work
  • Understanding how to develop and implement business strategies
  • Smart, creative and innovative
  • Honest and strong work ethics and integrity
  • Well-organised; Ability to multi-task
  • Entrepreneurship skills
Requirements
  • Should have some experience in sales
  • Passionate about entrepreneurship
Send Application to jforce@jumia.co.ke

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