Syngenta's ambition is to bring greater food security in an environmentally sustainable way to an increasingly populous world by creating a worldwide step-change in farm productivity. 

Pollen Limited is a fully owned subsidiary of Syngenta Seeds B.V, in the Horticultural Industry engaged in the production of Flower and Vegetable seeds, rooted and unrooted cutting for the export market. 

The Production site is based in Ruiru and it seeks to engage competent individuals to fill in the following vacancies: 

Supervisors - Post Harvest 

2 Positions
 
Reporting to the Senior Supervisor-Post Harvest, the incumbents will be responsible for co-coordinating receipt of all cuttings in good condition, cooling, scanning of bags, sealing and packing as per the defined specification.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Co-coordinate the allocation of duties in the pack house (URC receipt, scanning, cooling, sealing, sorting, packing, strapping, box labeling) and follows up to ensure execution.
  • Will be responsible to review all packing boxes planning of specific order deliveries, ensuring bags are properly distributed in the boxes as per orders and there is efficient utilization of packaging materials.
  • Maintain all relevant documents and ensure that all information is up to date.
  • Enforce good housekeeping culture by making it a safe working environment.
  • Prepare shipment documents by ensuring all the necessary shipment certificates are obtained from the various government authorities.
  • Assist in all internal and external Certification audits.
  • Assist in reconciling stock balances with usages for packaging materials in order to observe the set re-order level and enhance efficiency in their utilization.
  • Coordinate induction and training staff to ensuring they understand the Pack house operations and procedures.
  • Enforce compliance to phyto-sanitary & other local and international regulations.
  • Observe compliance with all the temperature specifications to assure quality of cuttings in the Pack House and inside the delivery truck.
  • Observes adherence to packing protocols and schedule to meet customer requirements.
  • Accompany the consignment to the Airport and secure all necessary shipment documents to ensure that the consignment is delivered for the scheduled flight.
  • Facilitates repairs and maintenance for equipment’s and machines to ensure smooth running of operations
  • Enforce HSE rules and regulations and champions the implementation of the Syngenta HSE policy in all business operations.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
 
The ideal candidate must possess the following qualification and competencies:
  • A degree holder in Horticulture/Agriculture Degree in Agriculture/ Horticulture or Agri-business
  • Must have at least 2 years relevant work experience.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in Microsoft Office with excellent organizational skills.
  • Must possess a proven track record of leading teams with good problem solving skills.
How to Apply

If you would like to be considered for any of these exciting and challenging roles, please write in confidence before Friday 30th May 2014. 

Enclose your curriculum vitae containing an e-mail address, telephone contacts, qualifications, experience, remuneration, addresses of three referees and send to: info.pollen@syngenta.com

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

UN Women
 
Terms of Reference for a Short Term National Consultant toRapporteur at Training Workshop for Media Personnel on Gender Sensitive Reporting of Gender Based Violence

1. Background

 
In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. UN Women, a dynamic and strong champion for women’s rights and gender equality, provides women and girls with a powerful voice at the global, regional and local levels. 

Grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the UN Charter, UN Women works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; empowerment of women; achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. 

Specifically, UN Women promotes gender equality through strategies aimed at ensuring women and girls live a life free from violence.
 
The prevalence of gender based violence (GBV) in Kenya remains at an all-time high with manifestations of violence occurring in various contexts both in the public and private spheres.

Statistics demonstrate that 43% of women aged between 15 and 49 years old experience GBV in their lifetime {Population Council 2008}.

Despite affecting men, women, girls and boys, statistics show that women and girls are disproportionately targeted and affected. 

Reports of GBV in the media demonstrate that intimate partner violence, harmful religious and traditional practices, sexual violence and forms of femicide continue to occur despite legislative, policy and institutional frameworks to prevent and respond to gender based violence (GBV).
 
In a society where GBV is accepted by both men and women as a norm, addressing GBV requires a multi-dimensional approach engaging actors at the individual, relationship, community and society levels. 

Strategies must include change agents such as the media whose transformative power to not only raise awareness but mobilize the community to take action and amplify advocacy efforts cannot be overstated. 

Indeed, strengthening the capacity of the media will result in improved media participation and reporting of GBV breaking the stigma and putting an end to the culture of quiet acceptance surrounding GBV.

2. Objectives
 
The workshop will be conducted with support from civil society organizations under the Africa UNiTE Kenya Chapter. 

The objective of the workshop is to build the capacity of media to:
  1. Understand the various manifestations and sites of GBV in Kenya including the new forms associated with the increased use of ICT
  2. Understand how personal prejudices and stereotypes on GBV may affect reporting on GBV and how to circumvent this
  3. Understand the legal and policy framework in place to protect against and respond to GBV in Kenya
  4. Understand the role and responsibility of media to maintain and increase visibility of GBV cases in order to ensure the public and policy makers acknowledge it as a human rights violation
  5. Carry out and sustain campaigns raising awareness on GBV
To support this process, UN Women is seeking the services of a short term consultant to rapporteur at the workshop .
 
3. Description of Tasks and Responsibilities
 
The Consultant will accurately capture the proceedings of the workshop, integrating and summarizing them in a manner that will substantively contribute to UN Women’s knowledge base.
 
The Consultants will undertake the following, working closely with UN Women:
  • Editing and reviewing the document and as necessary avail expert input
  • Presenting the final repots to the steering/technical committee
4. Expected Deliverable
 
The Consultants will provide:
  • One report on training workshop for media personnel on gender sensitive reporting of gender based violence
5. Key Competencies
 
The selected candidate will have:
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of gender and GBV specifically
  • Demonstrable experience in carrying out similar rapporteuring assignments specifically targeted for media personnel
  • Excellent communication, teamwork, consensus building and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in English language
  • Advanced computer literacy
6. Duration of Assignment: The assignment is expected to run start for a period of 2 working days, effective 29th May 2014
 
7. Required Academic and professional Qualifications
  • University degree in the field of gender, journalism, human rights, law, social science
  • Experience in rapporteuring at workshops
  • Outstanding oral and written communications skills with proven ability to meet tight deadlines
Application Procedure
 
Interested and qualified applicants should submit their applications through the email address - consultancies.eharo@unwomen.org on or before 27 May 2014 with the following subject line: Rapporteur – GBV Media Training

Terms of Reference for a Short Term National Consultant toTrain Media Personnel on Gender Sensitive Reporting of Gender Based Violence

1. Background

In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. 

UN Women, a dynamic and strong champion for women’s rights and gender equality, provides women and girls with a powerful voice at the global, regional and local levels. 

Grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the UN Charter, UN Women works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; empowerment of women; achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. 

Specifically, UN Women promotes gender equality through strategies aimed at ensuring women and girls live a life free from violence.
 
The prevalence of gender based violence (GBV) in Kenya remains at an all-time high with manifestations of violence occurring in various contexts both in the public and private spheres. 

Statistics demonstrate that 43% of women aged between 15 and 49 years old experience GBV in their lifetime {Population Council 2008}.

Despite affecting men, women, girls and boys, statistics show that women and girls are disproportionately targeted and affected. 

Reports of GBV in the media demonstrate that intimate partner violence, harmful religious and traditional practices, sexual violence and forms of femicide continue to occur despite legislative, policy and institutional frameworks to prevent and respond to gender based violence (GBV).
 
In a society where GBV is accepted by both men and women as a norm, addressing GBV requires a multi-dimensional approach engaging actors at the individual, relationship, community and society levels. 

Strategies must include change agents such as the media whose transformative power to not only raise awareness but mobilize the community to take action and amplify advocacy efforts cannot be overstated. 

Indeed, strengthening the capacity of the media will result in improved media participation and reporting of GBV breaking the stigma and putting an end to the culture of quiet acceptance surrounding GBV.
 
2. Objectives
 
The training will be conducted with support from civil society organizations under the Africa UNiTE Kenya Chapter. 

The objective is to build the capacity of media to:
  1. Understand the various manifestations and sites of GBV in Kenya including the new forms associated with the increased use of ICT
  2. Understand how personal prejudices and stereotypes on GBV may affect reporting on GBV and how to circumvent this
  3. Understand the legal and policy framework in place to protect against and respond to GBV in Kenya
  4. Understand the role and responsibility of media to maintain and increase visibility of GBV cases in order to ensure the public and policy makers acknowledge it as a human rights violation
  5. Carry out and sustain campaigns raising awareness on GBV
To support this process, UN Women is seeking the services of a short term consultant to facilitate the training of media personnel.

3. Description of Tasks and Responsibilities
 
The Consultants will undertake the following:
  • Develop tools for GBV training media personnel including presentations, fact sheets, discussion points and documentation of best practices
  • Facilitate presentations and group work sessions for media personnel
4. Expected Deliverable
 
The Consultants will provide:
  • Tools in the form of presentations, fact sheets, discussion points and documentation of best practices
5. Key Competencies
 
The selected candidate will have:
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of gender and GBV specifically
  • Extensive demonstrable experience in facilitating trainings on GBV specifically targeted for media personnel
  • Excellent facilitation skills within the development sector and/or in a multi-cultural, multi-sectoral environment
  • Excellent communication, teamwork, consensus building and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in English language
6. Duration of Assignment: The assignment is expected to run start for a period of 2 working days, effective 30th May 2014
 
7. Required Academic and professional Qualifications
  • University degree in the field of gender, human rights, law, social sciences, journalism, communications for development or a relevant discipline. 
  • A Master’s degree will be an added advantage
  • Experience in facilitating trainings for media personnel
  • Outstanding oral and written communications skills with proven ability to meet tight deadlines
Application Procedure

Interested and qualified applicants should submit their applications through the email address - consultancies.eharo@unwomen.org on or before 27 May 2014 with the following subject line: Facilitator – GBV Media Training

Career Opportunity: Administrative Assistant

Syngenta's destination is to bringing plant potential to life in new and exciting ways. 

Syngenta Kenya Pollen Limited (KEPO) is a fully owned subsidiary of Syngenta Seeds B.V, in the Horticultural Industry engaged in the production of Vegetable seeds, rooted and unrooted cutting for the export market. 
 
Based in Ruiru, the successful candidate will provide administrative, secretarial, Human Resource and reception support. 

This individual needs to possess excellent interpersonal skills with good communication skills.

Key responsibilities  

  • Assist in management of general files and records. This includes maintaining an up to date Human Resource and Administration files and correspondences.
  • Responsible for updating and maintain leave records and monitoring absenteeism by providing reports to the Line Manager.
  • Responsible of receiving incoming calls and responding to general queries and where need be consulting for feedback.
  • Receiving and screening visitors and directing them to the respective employees. 
  • Ensuring good housekeeping in the office area, meeting rooms and its environs.
  • Responsible for receiving general incoming mails, recording all incoming and outgoing correspondences and channeling them to respective staff.
  • Will be in-charge of requisition and control of all stationery items.
  • Assisting in arranging hotel bookings and transfers for incoming visitors and coordinating of business meetings.
  • Assisting in organizing staff travel ensuring all relevant documentations are in place and in line with relevant consular requirements.  Securing cost effective and convenient flights for employees.
  • Organizing day to day running of the Staff Canteen and the laundry operations.
  • Provide Secretarial support as and when required.
  • Enforce HSE rules and regulations and champions the implementation of the Syngenta HSE policy in all business operations.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
 
The ideal candidate must possess the following qualification and competencies:
  • Diploma holder in administration/business or Secretarial studies.
  • At least two years of relevant working experience in an administrative position.
  • HR exposure would be an added advantage.
  • Excellent planning and organizing skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with good oral and written communication skills.
  • Telephone handling skills and general office etiquette.
How to Apply

If you would like to be considered for any of these exciting and challenging roles, please write in confidence before Friday, 30th May 2014. 

Enclose your curriculum vitae containing an e-mail address, telephone contacts, qualifications, experience, remuneration, addresses of three referees and send to: info.pollen@syngenta.com

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Quality Control & Assurance Manager
 
Job Summary: Lead and Manage the Quality Control department. 

Responsible for ensuring that the production operations of the factory are of the high quality prescribed, planning and scheduling of resources, management of performance and output and preparation of production management reports.

Description of Duties
  • Product production planning and scheduling
  • Supervision and deployment of staff within area of operation
  • Together with HR, participate in recruitment and selection of staff
  • Reparation of daily quality control records
  • Production plan implementation and supervision
  • Analyze key trends and issues in the food processing industry for purposes of awareness and capacity building for production staff
  • Quality control checks on the packets for integrity
  • Facilitate volumes, quality and appearance checks
  • Product development of new juice flavors
  • Establishes, coordinates, and monitors the laboratory quality assurance program;
  • Monitor all audits and implement any necessary changes
  • Work closely with section supervisors to plan, schedule, and implement QA activities
  • Implement, Monitor and improve QHSE management systems within the department
  • Establish and monitor yearly departmental budget
  • To carry out any other duties that may be assigned to him by the Management from time to time.
Professional Qualifications
  • University degree: B. Sc in Food Science and Technology
  • Computer literate-working knowledge of MS-Office
  • Conversant with Internet &. Email
  • Diploma in Management or Administration
  • Training in Quality Control, Standards and auditing
Length and Nature of Experience
  • Five years progressive working experience in Manufacturing/FMCG firm
  • Experience in a Beverage processing plant
Additional Skills
  • Good communications skills
  • Excellent negotiating skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Leadership and Managerial experience in a busy organisation
  • Good co-ordinating and planning skills
  • Identifying training needs
  • Staff Motivation skills
Personal Attributes
  • Well organised
  • Honesty and demonstrate a high degree of integrity
  • Diversity of tasks
  • Creative thinking,
  • Analytical problem solving
  • Physical application of skills
  • Management of risk
  • Team player
Personal Traits, Qualities and Aptitudes
  • Perform a variety of duties often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure.
  • Accept responsibility for the direction, control and planning of an activity
  • Work independently
  • Relate to others in a manner that creates a sense of teamwork and co-operation
  • Maintain effective communication with your colleagues, both junior and senior
  • Respond appropriately to environmental and safety hazards and function effectively in emergency situations.
  • Utilize company systems effectively to ensure economical use of equipment and supplies.
Qualified should send their cvs to frank.vacancies@yahoo.com and cc Hresourcefrank@yahoo.com

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, humanitarian, non-governmental organisation providing assistance to people in need as a result of natural and man-made disasters, irrespective of race, religion, ideology or politics.

MSF Switzerland (MSF-CH) is currently seeking to employ a qualified candidate for the following position:

Function: Medical Doctor, Surgeon


Number of vacancies: 1

Location: AGOK

Scope of responsibilities: 

The Medical Doctor will be supporting the Agok project in South Sudan under the supervision of the Medical team Leader (MTL). 

He/She will have the following scope of responsibilities;
  • Ensure and organise medical activities for patients and/or a population in accordance to the context, to MSF protocols and to universal hygiene standards taking into consideration quality and continuity of care
  • Ensure supervision and training of a team
  • Be responsible to the medical team in OT
  • Apply medical knowledge and skills to diagnosis and prevention (helped by clinical examination, laboratory results and exams available)
  • If necessary prescribe relevant treatment according to MSF guidelines and protocols
  • Ensure a medical follow-up of quality and if necessary (and possible) refer to other health facilities
  • Apply hygiene standards in all medical activities
  • Keep informed the patient and his family about any development
  • Collaborate with nurses and team supervisor in indicating the needs in medical equipment and drugs
  • Has an obligation to contribute and monitor the ward pharmacy: availability of the relevant drugs and medical material
  • Has an obligation to contribute and monitor the quality of the disinfection and sterilization process of the material and medical equipment
  • Is in charge of new needs identification, in terms of drugs and medical equipments, in line with pathologies met in his/her medical practice
  • Participate to the organisation of the ward in collaboration with nurses and/or team supervisor
  • Check the good course of medical activities within the ward (prescription correctly applied, necessary follow-up done…)
  • Organise and work in collaboration with other wards and departments
  • Supervise, motivate and train a multidisciplinary health team and more particularly staff carrying out medical activities (formal and informal training)
  • Could propose protocols and guideline for medical activities if doesn’t exist (after validation by the technical referent)
  • According to MSF protocols and guidelines, and in order to ensure continuity of care when the he/she is not on the spot, could be asked to define treatment protocols or treatment adaptation to be applied by nurses
  • Participate in the development of the plan of action
  • Monitor the medical activities, analyse them in the context, with a public health approach and make propositions of possible evolution if necessary
  • Report immediately to the technical referent any problem arising in the service, especially the loss/ robbery/damage of medical equipment or medicines.
  • Organise and carry out Minor and major surgery activities in a Mission, taking into consideration MSF protocols and hygiene standards.
  • Will be encouraged to perform surgeries to his/her capacity and if need be request for referral of cases to other facilities recommended by MSF
Recruitment criteria:

Education: Recognized medical doctor degree and registered with Medical practitioners and dentist board.

Experience: Experience in Surgeries during and after internship

Language: Fluent spoken and written English.( Computer Literate)
                     
Personal qualities: Organisation skills, rigour, flexibility, ability to work with multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environment, open-minded, good communication skills, ability to listen, and diplomatic.

Interested candidates are invited to submit their application letter and a detailed CV via email to; MSFCH-Juba-FinHRAssistant-Nbo@geneva.msf.org.

Deadline to receive applications is on 6th June 2014.

Only Short-listed candidates will be invited for interviews.

We are a Leading top 100 medium sized firm in Kenya dealing with Fleet Management and vehicle accessories. 

A Lady Sales and Marketing / Administration Representativevacancy exists.
 
Job Duties
  • To develop new business relationships, generate and negotiate new business to an agreed monthly target
  • To represent to potential clients through direct communication, in face to face meetings, telephone calls, emails and presentations.
  • To actively and successfully manage the sales generation process: lead generation; credentials pitch; asking questions; solution pitch; negotiation; close; handover to the account management team
  • To create and account for all client proposals, contracts and any further documentation, following company’s procedure and in consultation with the Principal.
  • Respond to client inquiries and requests for information in a timely manner
  • Motivation and acute attention to detail in ensuring all sales opportunities are captured and explored.
  • Timely submission of all weekly, monthly and quarterly reports
  • Offering administration support
  • Provision of excellent customer care services
  • Competency development to effectively perform customer service tasks
  • Adherence to and application of established policies, processes and tools to achieve optimal efficiency, compliance and cost containment
  • Must be results orientated and self driven
  • Demonstrate leadership abilities with excellent interpersonal communication skills
Required Qualifications
  • Diploma Business Administration/ Marketing
  • At least 1 year experience in Sales &marketing/Administration
  • Ready to work in a challenging environment
  • The suitable candidate should be between 23-30 years
If you are up to the challenge, posses the necessary qualification and experience, send your CV ONLY to hr.fleetmanagement@yahoo.com 

Clearly indicate the position applied for.

A leading Tour Transport company is looking for an Accountant

Requirements
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Meet deadlines
  • Must be fast, accurate and determined
  • Very Honest and have integrity
  • Team work
  • Must be able to work in a busy environment
Experience

  • Over 3 years in the same field. Experience in a tour company will be an added advantage.
Education
  • Must be a CPAK Holder (added advantage) or Accounting degree
  • Must have worked with Pastel accounting system
How to Apply

If you meet the above, kindly send or resend your application along with an up-to-date CV with telephone contacts for three professional referees to swift.recruitment.recruit@gmail.com including your daily telephone contact, current net salary and your expectation.
 
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

A leading insurance company is looking for Sales Representatives

Key Requirements
  • Must be well presented individuals with excellent communication skills and be able to fit the profile below
  • Must have good planning and negotiating skills
  • I need agents who fit the profile below;
  • Must be Enthusiastic passionate about selling and marketing career
  • Candidates must be goal oriented.
  • Must have a will to learn and have good attitude
  • If women, must be responsible preferably have children
  • 25 yrs and above is preferred
  • We offer excellent opportunities depending on the performance.
  • There will be training for those who will be taken
The payment is on commission basis only

Experience: One year relevant experience, those retrenched will have added advantage.

Education:
  • At least a D+ IN KCSE
  • COP Qualification will be an added advantage
How to Apply

If you meet the above, kindly send or resend your application along with an up-to-date CV with telephone contacts for three professional referees to swift.recruitment.recruit@gmail.com including your daily telephone contact, current net salary and your expectation.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

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