DWH / BI Technical Architect
1 Position
 
Techno Brain, an ISO 9001: 2008 certified & CMMI Level 3 Company, is Africa’s leading custom software application provider. 

Techno Brain offers innovative software solutions to Government, NGO, and large Private organizations. 

Due to the recent expansions Techno Brain seeks to recruit an excellent Resources for their DWH unit in our Delivery department.

A hands-on Data Warehouse Architect who has both detailed code-level expertise and broader strategic perspective to strengthen our DWH/BI capabilities. 

This position will report to the Practice Head DWH/BI  and have specific responsibility for the evaluation, design, implementation and on-going support of the enterprise data warehouse and business intelligence platform. The position requires 5+ years data warehousing experience. 

The ideal candidate must possess deep expertise in data warehousing methodologies (Kimball, Inmon), dimensional modeling, and bring best practices with regard to master data management, ETL, and data governance.

The candidate should have a demonstrable record of being able to interact effectively with business stakeholders at all levels in all functional areas to gather and understand business requirements and reporting needs.

Responsibilities:
  • Interact with functional business units to analyze, gather and prioritize business and reporting requirements
  • Assume leadership role in design, implementation, testing, and roll-out of enterprise data warehouse and data marts including development of proof-of-concepts
  • Formulate and provide status updates on project plans and schedules to meet goals/objectives
  • Create and enforce corporate standards for data warehouse design and data integrity
  • Ensure data architecture supports existing and future requirements of evolving business model
  • Evaluate and analyze existing OLTP databases and develop/maintain integrations to data warehouse
  • Lead development and maintenance of operational, analytic, dashboard and executive-level reporting using Oracle BI Tools
  • Evaluate, test and assist in selection of Reporting and BI tools.
  • Monitor and stay abreast of key developments in DWH/BI industry
Qualifications / Requirements
  • BE/M.Tech/MCA in Information Systems, Information Technology, or Computer Science
  • At least 8 years’ experience working as data warehouse architect
  • Must possess deep expertise with OLTP design, data warehousing, dimensional modeling, BI, ETL, and data governance
  • At least 6 years’ experience in Oracle related tools (DWH & BI)
  • Must be equally adept working in Oracle and using PL-SQL
Skills
  • Must have passion for data warehousing and business intelligence
  • Must possess ability to communicate and interact effectively at both technical and business level
  • Self-starter with strong work ethic
  • Strong team player with proven ability to work effectively cross-functionally
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to evaluate and learn new technologies quickly
How to Apply

If you meet the above requirements please email your CV to cmunene@technobrainltd.com by 15th June 2014 indicating your current and expected remuneration. 

Applications without salary details shall not be considered
Project Manager – Oracle Data Warehouse & OBIEE
1 Position
 
Techno Brain, an ISO 9001: 2008 certified & CMMI Level 3 Company, is Africa’s leading custom software application provider. 

Techno Brain offers innovative software solutions to Government, NGO, and large Private organizations. 

Due to the recent expansions Techno Brain seeks to recruit an excellent Resources for their DWH unit in our Delivery department.

Oracle DWH/BI Project Manager to provide on-site project management and implementation support functions for Oracle BIEE, BI Applications, Oracle Data Integrator, and related BI technologies for data warehouse projects. 

This role will provide both an on-site and remote project management role to projects that involve the Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) suite of products. 

The functions of this role include discovery and assessment, planning, advisement and recommendation, non-technical tasks related to solution overview, fit gap exercises, upgrade consultation, and management of complete project plans for multiple assignments. 

The Oracle BI Project Manager will guide our clients through completing all tasks and deliverables associated with an Oracle BI/DW implement.

Responsibilities:
  • Definition of project plans, work break down structures and work assignment plans
  • Reporting to management, sponsors, steering committee and other stakeholders
  • Planning, monitoring and management of project risk, issues and corrective actions
  • Ongoing analysis, planning and monitoring of change requests
  • Facilitation, support and motivation of project staff
  • Taking immediate measures to resolve conflicts
  • Operating and Supporting the existing IT solution
  • Develops an effective plan for communicating project information to the project team and to the project stakeholders
  • Develops written status reports, determines project status codes, and creates and presents project review documents to senior management
  • Collects and documents project issues, and manages their timely resolution
Project Risk Management
  • Leads the definition of project risks, and the required mitigation approaches
  • Monitors project activities for the occurrence of risks, and takes timely action to mitigate the risk
  • Advises project team members and stakeholders of actions required or completed
  • Additional responsibilities and processes include cost, schedule, issues, risks, resource management, and status reporting
Qualification & Requirements:
  • Bachelor's/Master's degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • PMP certified Professional with Project Management experience
  • DWH/BI Experience 9+ years plus understanding of DWH concepts and technologies
  • Successfully manages the day-to-day activities of projects through the project life cycle from initiation to closure including cross functional efforts such as requirements gathering, system analysis/design, development/configuration, testing and implementation phases
  • Previous experience in managing large data warehouse and analytical products
  • Should have experience with Enterprise Data Warehouse projects
  • Serve as a subject matter expert for OBIEE Reporting, demonstrating expertise in Oracle BI Server, Oracle BI Answers, Oracle BI Interactive Dashboard, Oracle BI Publisher, Oracle BI Delivers and OBIEE performance tuning of BI Applications
How to Apply

If you meet the above requirements please email your CV to cmunene@technobrainltd.com by 15th June 2014 indicating your current and expected remuneration. 

Applications without salary details shall not be considered
Techno Brain, an ISO 9001: 2008 certified & CMMI Level 3 Company, is Africa’s leading custom software application provider. 

Techno Brain offers innovative software solutions to Government, NGO, and large Private organizations. 

Due to the recent expansions Techno Brain seeks to recruit an excellent Bid Executive for our sales and Practice department. 

The Bid Executive will work alongside internal teams and stakeholders to manage client and prospect tender responses (RFPs/RFIs, EOIs, Prequalifications)
 
Job Title: Bid Executive (French Speaking) - Techno Brain Kenya Limited (TBKL) 
 
Reports to: Bid Manager - Africa
 
Key Responsibilities:

  • Developing and drafting bid (including prequalification and expression of interest) documents in conjunction with the Bid Managers
  • Assist the respective Bid Manager to print and compile the tender response documents prior to submission. Ensure that the materials always look professional and reflect the TBL brand
  • Work with respective Bid Manager to ensure timely submission of local bids
  • Gather Tender Opening details and circulate to all stakeholders
  • Proper softcopy and hardcopy filing of all tender related documents
  • Other priority tasks as needed
Key Skills and Experience:
  • The ability to work to deadlines and attention to detail is essential
  • The successful candidate will have either a bids or administration background within the Professional services sector (but this is not essential)
  • Vast knowledge and use of MS Word and MS Excel
  • Demonstrate flexibility and be willing to go the extra mile
  • Good organisational skills
  • Enthusiastic and pro-active, with the ability to work autonomously when required as well as within a team
Competencies:
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent organisational skills with outstanding grammar and communication
  • Strong analytical and administrative skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight and demanding deadlines
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with colleagues at all levels
  • Willingness to learn
Education:
  • Preferably a Diploma in Business Administration
  • Training in MS Word and MS Excel
  • Minimum of ½-1 year experience in a corporate environment needed.
  • A good understanding of French both written and spoken is A MUST.
How to Apply: 

If you meet the above requirements please email your CV to cmunene@technobrainltd.com by 15th June 2014 indicating your current and expected remuneration. 

Applications without salary details shall not be considered
Background information: International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) is a capacity building organization with extensive experience in working with international agencies, NGOs and governments. 

IIRR has supported many organizations to fill their capacity gaps,  document their project experience and package lessons into books, policy briefs, posters, leaflets, web pages,. IIRR has also produced training manuals, field guides, toolkits, books and other tools for capacity building, resource mobilization and policy advocacy.
 
The organization requires the services of a Business Development Officer to work in the Applied Learning Program which is one of the four Programs at IIRR.  

Business Development Officer

Duty station:
  Nairobi

Reports to: Regional Applied Learning Manager

Job summary:  The incumbent will develop the business component of IIRR Applied Learning Program through innovative marketing strategies
Main Role and Responsibilities:

Core Duties:

  • Continually review and  revise the current marketing strategy and come up with simple and clear plan with specific action for its implementation.
  • Lead in implement the planned marketing strategies with support from team members
  • Develop relevant marketing tools methods and ensure their effective use for promoting IIRR products and services.
  • Establish net work of alumni and IIRR friends to help in promoting the various services of IIRR.
  • Work with IIRR communications team to effectively use the IIRR website and social media to effectively market IIRR products and services.
  • Gather feedback from IIRR clients and work with applied learning teams to improve on our services for our clients satisfaction.
  • Conduct periodic market survey (formal and informal) to inform IIRR management to make necessary adjustment on price or other offers.
  • Set up marketing and promotion systems and recruitment targets with each country and Regional Applied learning staff and monitor its implementation.
  • Develop mechanism to involve all IIRR managers in marketing efforts and coordinate specific actions.
  • Monitor activities and compile data on training and technical activities
  • Support other programs in capacity development initiatives and technical services
  • Develop mechanism to involve all IIRR mangers in marketing efforts and coordinate specific actions.
  • Develop reports to communicate progress, constraints and recommendations in relation to business and marketing efforts.
  • Fund Raising functions that will be supported with activities like presentations for the programs, Board presentations, research, Concept papers & proposals, Content research for any errors.
  • Reports: Ensuring completeness and accuracy of reports and any other write ups free of any errors. Preparation of President’s report to the board and write ups to any organization.
  • Communication:  Management of the President’s calendar,   Responding to inquiries from individuals
Qualifications:
  • Relevant degree in business and/or marketing –related subject.
Experience:
  • 3- 5 years experience working in a business development role in a corporate environment or an international NGO, social enterprise or government department.
  • At least 3 years corporate experience marketing and branding experience.
  • At least 3 years experience developing, writing and delivering external communication programmes e.g. a marketing strategy.
  • 3 years experience in developing high quality written content for different communication channels including emails, adverts, presentations etc.
  • 3 years experience of developing and implementing partnership development activities.
Person Specification
  • First class communication skills able to operate professionally and effectively at all levels.
  • Excellent rapport building, networking and relationship management experience.
  • Ability to facilitate, maintain and manage goo d working relationships with clients and donors
  • Entrepreneurial drive, passion, and ability to help share the organization’s marketing strategy.
  • Set clear priorities between competing demands for resources and manage own tasks and priorities effectively and with minimal supervision.
  • Flexibility  in adopting new strategies with changing business environment
  • Resilience and focused in achieving set goals and objectives.
  • Computer skills with ability to innovate using social media and internet in general
Interested candidates are to apply by email with an up to date CV and cover letter including contacts of 3 referees and MUST indicate current and Expected remuneration package. 

Closing date for applications is 23rd June 2014 before 5pm to: Email: recruitment@iirr.org 

Applications not including all the above information will not be reviewed.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

IIRR is an equal opportunity employer.
Role Title: Finance Officer

Purpose: 
To support RedR UK in Kenya with a range of Financial and Administrative support.
 
Responsible to: Finance and Administration Manger
 
Location: ACK Garden House Block C 1st Floor of 1st Ngong Avenue. 
 
Period: Fixed term till 30th June, 2015. 
 
Hours: 5 days per week
 
Salary: 1,148,884/- KES per annum (Grade 4, Step 1).
 
Closing Date: June 13th 2014
 
RedR and the work we do: Each year millions of people around the world feel the effects of natural disaster and conflict. 

RedR is an international charity that improves the effectiveness of disaster relief, helping save and rebuild the lives of people affected by disaster worldwide. 

We do this by delivering essential training and support to relief organisations and their staff, and by supplying skilled professionals to humanitarian programmes.  
Job Description: The Finance Officer will provide support to the Finance and Administration Manger Country Director on the day-to-day finance and liaison functions for Nairobi office. 

Finance:

  • Record financial transactions in line with RedR UK & donor requirements.
  • Process timely payments for goods and services received.
  • Managing and reconciling bank/cash books, preparation of monthly financial accounts for submission to RedR UK, ensuring financial and resource accountability and effective management of records as required for auditing.
  • Adhere to the Finance and Administration Manger  /Country Director instructions (as Budget Holder) to ensure that expenditures are in line with RedR UK policies and financial procedures.
  • Coordinate any interim and annual audits.
  • Ensure proper accounting of project recoveries and income recognition.
  • Check and monitor the field office sub-account transactions and incorporate in reports.
  • Maintain, at all times, accurate and up-to-date financial record and provide information when required.
  • Establish and prepare accurate and timely information for financial monitoring and progress of programme funds and grants.
  • Prepare monthly cash flow projections, assisting the Finance and Aministration Manager in preparing monthly cash forecast according to donor requirements, as requested.
  • Maintain collection and storage of regular financial reports and budget records.
  • Ensure adherence to the RedR UK and Nairobi offices finance and administration guidelines at all times.
  • Provide soft and hard copies of monthly financial reports on deadline.
  • Assist in the preparation of donor reporting, interim and final.
  • Preparation of Statutory remittance to concerned bodies as provided for in the payroll – NHIF, NSIF, NSSF, Consultants withholding tax remissions and Annual returns.  This needs to be done within the deadlines given.
  • Be responsible for the posting of the monthly finance pouch to UK, to include all necessary documents, as outlined by line manager.
Other tasks:
  • Follow any procedures and guidelines as laid out by RedR UK and provide comments on where it can be more effective for the programme.
  • Work in close collaboration with other staff members, and provide back up support where necessary.
  • Liaise and communicate through line management with the UK.
  • Develop an understanding of RedR courses and an ability to communicate and market the courses to local and international NGOs.
  • Any other duties specified by the Finance and Administration Manger or Country Director as appropriate for the role.
Person Specification
  • Kenyan national
  • BSc  in Business Finance, Finance or other related fields preferred
  • CPA qualified preferred section 4.
  • Proven experience in financial accounting of not less than 3 years
  • Excellent computer literacy in Excel and Word
  • Strong financial management experience with admin experience a strong advantage
  • Experience in financial reporting on ECHO, DFID, OFDA, USAID grants
  • Experience in preparing, reporting against and reforecasting budgets
  • Experience in QuickBooks
  • Strong commitment to humanitarian work, preferably with more than 2 years’ experience of working with an NGO
  • Good interpersonal and team working skills, within a multicultural setting
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Good spoken and  written English
  • Proactive approach to work and able to work with limited supervision at various points
  • Flexibility and a can-do approach to tasks and the ability to adapt to a changing and challenging environment.
  • Familiarity with and commitment to RedR’s vision and mission, and willingness to promote this in the field.
To Apply

Please submit your Updated C.V. and cover letter indicating the position on the subject line to HR.kenya@redr.org.uk before close of business on13th June 2014.
Field Manager - Dadaab Office

About FilmAid
: FilmAid is a development and humanitarian communications organisation that harnesses the power and influence of film and media to combat critical social issues.

FilmAid creates multimedia content designed to inform, inspire and empower, uses a strategic and integrated approach to distribution including broadcast, mobile cinema, workshops, community-based screenings and digital media and works with communities to catalyze dialogue and drive social change.

FilmAid designs and implements communications initiatives on critical health, rights and environmental issues. 

FilmAid’s Theory-Of-Change is based on the integration of creativity, participation, access and collaboration, which drive individual and community change, contributing to positive social impact.

FilmAid launched in 1999 delivering critical information to refugees displaced by the conflict in Kosovo. Since then programs have been implemented in Kenya, Tanzania, Afghanistan, Haiti, Thailand and the US. 

FilmAid currently has offices in London, New York and Hong Kong and field operations in Kenya and Thailand. 

Job Purpose: To promote, position and lead the execution of FilmAid’s theory of social change through strategic distribution of content and skill development targeting community members and to coordinate and manage field operations and optimise the utilisation of FilmAid’s resources
 
Indicators of Good Performance on the job:
  • FilmAid is represented with donors, IPs, Governments and relevant stakeholders.
  • Maximum and proper utilization of all FilmAid resources.
  • Standard operating procedures and brand standards implemented and complied with.
  • Quality management, ample work environment, equity and team spirit in place within the FilmAid (Dadaab) fraternity.
  • Correct structure, tools, systems and policies are complied with.
  • Contractual obligations are met.
  • Location work plans and budgets as well as progress and financial reports are completed and submitted on time.
Leadership
  • Manage the implementation of FilmAid’s strategic plan at field level.
  • Plan and coordinate the work of the team and provide leadership to the team including overseeing the preparation and timely submissions and revisions of strategy papers, annual operations plan, work plans, concept proposals, full proposals, budgets, progress and donor reports.
  • Develop an implementation framework from existing grant objectives and indicators and lead the team to generate realistic work-plans to realize them.
  • Coordinate timely, quality implementation of activities in Dadaab and supporting mechanisms to assure quality programming; oversee and support timely and accurate project monitoring, evaluation, reporting, and compliance.
  • Ensure a community participatory methodology is maintained in all activities as envisioned in various existing protocols and guidelines
  • Oversee and co-ordinate overall operations in Dadaab including admin and staff management.
  • Responsible for the security and safety of all Dadaab program staff and organization’s assets.
  • Ensure mainstreaming of security and protection considerations into all programs
  • Run program review meeting with key staff once a month.
  • Coordinate all field level legal processes and advise the Operations Director accordingly.
  • Ensure field level compliance with contract and donor guidelines and requirements.
  • Manage the implementation of systems and controls, performance standards and standard operating procedures in a manner that ensures cost effectiveness and continuous improvement in respect to efficiency and quality of service
Partnerships
  • Representing FilmAid with all stakeholders at the field level
  • Develop and maintain relationship with the third parties including the UN, Donors, NGOs, Refugees, host communities and host governments, players in the industry and other relevant associations and ensure good cooperation and collaboration
  • Identify, build and maintain strategic partnerships with relevant partners in Dadaab and Garissa county;
  • In collaboration with Partnerships Department, review existing programs and other related documents and propose a sustainability and development strategy for future programs.
HR Management
  • Lead the design of staffing, supervision and management structure for the program teams (Outreach, Media & Skills Development and Operations) and take a key role in recruitment including pro-actively determining job descriptions for relevant staff, sitting in interviews and post-interview processes.
  • Continuous assessment of the competence of the team and offer coaching support and training as needed, identify staff training and development needs.
  • Ensure positive team atmosphere, and provide appropriate support to staff.
  • Provide counseling and support in resolution of field employee relations problems
  • Report indiscipline cases and take disciplinary action within FilmAid’s personnel polices when necessary.
  • Focal point for Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) cases at the Field level.
  • Creating and maintaining an environment that is free from SEA to beneficiaries of the program and report any suspected violations of the Code of Conduct as per policy reporting procedures.
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management / Business Administration / Public Administration
  • Not less than 4 years’ experience in NGO management
  • Experience working within an international, multi-lingual environment
  • Effective leadership, management and supervision
  • Public Relations / Marketing/ Networking abilities and relationship maintenance skills
  • Highly developed communication skills and excellent command of English language, both written and spoken.
  • Planning & management skills
  • Strategic planning skills
  • Financial planning & management skills
  • Relationship building and maintenance skills
  • Problem solving & decision making skills
  • Performance standard setting & monitoring skills
  • Team player, excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Diplomacy skills
  • Commitment to humanitarian principles and action
How to Apply:

Please email applications with only cover letter, CV and 3 references by 30th June 2014 to: jobskenya@filmaid.org

Note that applicants who send letters of references, testimonials or any other documents apart from those requested will be automatically disqualified.

Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Vacancy: Administrative Officer (ESAf)

About our organization:
 The World Agroforestry Centre (also known as the International Centre for Research in Agroforestry or ICRAF) is an independent research institution which generates science-based knowledge about the complex role trees play in agricultural landscapes and rural livelihoods. 

As part of the Centre’s work to bring tree-based solutions to bear on poverty and environmental problems, researchers – working in close collaboration with partners – are developing new technologies, tools and policy recommendations for increased food security and ecosystem health.
 
The Centre’s headquarters are located in Nairobi, Kenya, and research is conducted in more than 30 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.
 
About the position: Manage and coordinate the administrative operations of Eastern and Southern Africa (ESAf) Regional office.
 

Duties and Responsibilities:
 
Administration
  • Participate in the preparation of Regional Outlook and Regional Management Report.
  • Support the monitoring and implementation of ESAf regional POWB
  • Coordinate donor and partner visits associated with the ESAf Regional office
  • Organise and coordinate regional planning and consultative meetings
  • Coordinate Monthly Research Team meetings
  • Monitor the regional dashboard
  • Participate in the regional audit exercises
  • Support scientific staff in the development of proposals and follow-up donor contacts
  • Ensure updated ESAf regional website
  • Liaise with Operations Unit to ensure basic operational standards are maintained in the ESAF regional and Country offices
  • Ensure liaison with the administrative and public services with regards to official documentation, facilitation of renewal of administrative documents, residence permit for expatriate, immigration, external relations, ministries, etc.
  • Develop and maintain donor and partner data base.
  • Ensure proper vehicles management fleet
Procurement
  • Follow the ICRAF Procurement Standard Operating Procedures for ESAf regional office.
  • Monitor and update the ESAf assets register.
  • Manage ESAf materials inventory.
  • Ensure timely maintenance, proper management and use of ESAf equipment according to ICRAF procedures and policies.
Requirements:
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management or related field. Advanced degree in Business Administration is an added advantage
  • A Minimum of 5 years of experience in a similar position, preferably in an international organization or NGO
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a team player
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills including ability to collate, analyse, evaluate and interpret different types of data and information
  • Capacity building skills and experience
  • Proficiency in ICT
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
  • Ability to maintain integrity and confidentiality
  • Demonstrable oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize
Terms of Offer: We offer a collegial, diverse and gender-sensitive working environment, and we strongly encourage applications from qualified women. 

This position is remunerated on local terms. 

The appointment will be for an initial period of three (3) years, subject to a six (6) months’ probation period. 

The position will be based in ICRAF Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.
 
How to apply: 

Applications will be considered until 13th June 2014. 

Please note that only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.

To learn more about our organization, please visit our website: www.worldagroforestry.org

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