COOPI (Cooperazione Internazionale) is looking for a Regional Administrator in Nairobi.

The Regional Administrator ensures the coordination, management, training and support for all administrative activities carried out at Regional Coordination level in the area (Kenya, Somalia, Uganda).

Responsibilities


Planning and coordination budget control:
  • He/she prepares and regularly monitors the Regional Coordination budget.
  • He/she monitors the sustainability of the Country Coordination and field offices under the Regional Coordination responsibility, and verifies the correct costs’ attribution/distribution;
Budget preparation and projects’ economic-financial control:
  • He/she finalises and controls the budgets of those projects directly managed by the Regional Coordination, in conformity with the Regional Coordination/Milan’s Headquarters planning;
  • He/she regularly identifies the economic and financial commitments necessary to realize the projects’ activities in these countries which are under the Regional Coordinator’s responsibility.
Goods Management:

  • He/she verifies the sustainability and correct management of all goods owned by COOPI or by the projects, in collaboration with the Country Coordination logistics (Inventory and “CAMELOT”).
General administration monitoring and management:
  • He/she supervises and controls all bank operations in the country
  • He/she manages and supervises the financial movements and the funds coming from donors to the projects under the Regional Coordination responsibility (anticipations and tranches reception);
  • He/she manages and controls the Regional Coordination cash safe and its expenses.
Financial reporting and audit:
  • He/she controls all intermediate and final financial reports to be transmitted to the donors for all different countries, before transmitting them to Milan;
  • For all those countries which have no Administrative Coordinator, he/she covers that role; 
  • He/she ensures the collection, filing and control of all vouchers related to projects which are directly managed by the Regional Coordination;
  • He/she goes on support, monitoring and training missions to the countries under the coordination’s responsibility, in coordination with the Administrative Desk in Milan;
  • He/she is responsible for preparing and carrying out audits conducted at Regional Coordination.
Local staff management and local and expatriate staff administration:

He/she manages and supervises the administrators/accountants of the Regional Coordination; in coordination with the central headquarters he/she trains the country Administrators (initial and tailor-made training).

Support on procedures:

He/she provides technical support on a correct application of the COOPI and donors’ administrative procedures to the Project Managers of all projects directly managed by the Regional Coordination, and to the country Administrative Coordinators.

Data elaboration and transmission:

He/she produces and periodically transmits the information and data requested by the Milan’s headquarters, respecting the due deadlines.

Institutional relations:

He/she takes care of all relations with the administrative/financial offices of the institutional donors’ decentralized delegations, at regional level.

Human Resources Management:

He/she will develop, propose and follow-up the policies on: recruitment, salary scales, contracts, training, evaluation. 

Follow-up on staff regulations (making sure that the regulations follow the national laws, are coherent and logical, are clear to all staff members and their managers, are always respected), develop and follow-up of recruitment procedures for the organization. 

Manage all legal complaints related to staff in strong collaboration with the Regional Representative.

Results:

As a key member of the Regional Coordination Team, the post holder will be required to ensure the regional finance management, HR management and administration are in line with COOPI HQ policies and guidelines and local legislation. 

He/she has also to ensure that program quality is of organizational standards, support the procurement, marketing and funding processes of the program, through management of funding proposals and of timely and accurate donor reports.

Means and equipment:

The Principal shall make available means and equipment of the COOPI Office in Nairobi.

Organization and coordination:

Direct referees are: Regional Representative

Requirements
  • University degree in social sciences, business or technical sciences.
  • A minimum of five years of relevant working experience is required.
  • At least three years of demonstrated successful experience in international relief and development in African countries in a similar position is required.
  • Experience in logistics, procurement and security matters is a strong advantage.
  • Previous work experience in Kenya is a plus.
  • Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication, negotiation skills, multi-tasking and organizational skills.
  • Proven capacity to work in a team is essential. Experience in managing staff is an advantage.
  • Experience in liaising with governmental/local authorities, IOs and NGOs.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in stressful environments and under pressure.
  • Experience in working in conflict-prone environments a plus.
  • Fluency in English language.
  • Computer literate.
COOPI - Cooperazione Internazionale is looking for a Head of Mission to coordinate Kenya-Somalia region.

The Head of Mission must demonstrate capability directly related to the proposed Work, including technical qualifications, supervisory skills, relevant academic background, and demonstrated experience in African countries or similar operating environment. 

This role will be responsible for overseeing the technical and management expertise present on the field, liaising with the governmental institutions, the donors and other key stakeholders of the program, fulfilling the principal responsibilities as outlined below.

A. Position Objectives

The Head of Mission ensures the achievement of COOPI goals in Kenya and Somalia.

He/She is responsible for the area coordination in its different aspects: staff, logistics, budget and procedures’ respect. He/she represents COOPI in its relations with the donors, institutions, NGOs, local government and international agencies.
He/she contribute to the further development of COOPI in Kenya and Somalia with a strong focus on project acquisition and institutional fundraising

He/she cooperates with the DIR and the International Programs Planning Office in the definition of the Country Strategies and the intervention priorities.

He/she guarantees the correct project implementation and ensures the Country Regulations presence and respect.

He/she ensures in all area under his/her responsibility the application and the control of the organization’s procedures and of the internal regulations; also he/she ensures that the donors’ procedures are respected during project implementation.

B. Responsibilities

Institutional relations:


He/she develops and promotes relations with the regional and country coordination of all institutions and donors’ at work in the area, and with international and local NGOs

He/she represents the organization with donors, partners and the general public. He/she develops and maintains partnerships and networks with other relevant stakeholders

Strategy and Planning:

He/she verifies and proposes the DIR the interventions priorities to consolidate the organization’s opportunity to be more involved in the country.

He/she cooperates with the International Programs Planning office in the elaboration and update of area and countries strategies and in the definition of the Operational Plans.

He/she guarantees the continuous monitoring of the Coordination and country Operational Plans.

Area administrative and financial management:

He/she is responsible, with the support of the relative offices, of provisional and final budget analysis, and the financial performance of countries under his/her responsibility (Annual budgets and revisions).

He/she supervises all projects and coordination’s financial management, together with the Administration office at the HQ.

He/she ensures – through the administrative function – that all financial reporting deadlines and donor/COOPI’s procedures are respected.

He/she participates to the projects/coordination budget preparation. He/she has the signature for all COOPI’s bank accounts in the country.

Projects’ management supervision:

He/she supervises the elaboration, writing and preparation of all necessary documents for presenting new projects, referring to the headquarters’ support offices. 


For all countries under his/her competence, he/she ensures the dispatch of all official project documents (contracts, official mail, narrative and financial reports, MoUs with partners etc.) and the preparation of all monitoring documents required by the central headquarters.

Country office management:

He/she is responsible for all different aspects related to the country offices management: economic and financial situation, local regulations, office organization charts, logistics, local and expatriate personnel management, in conformity with the organization’s guidelines.

He/she guarantees the respect of the country’s legislation and administrative regulation.

Staff management:

In coordination with the DIR and Human Resources office in Italy, he/she selects and negotiates the expatriate staff’s contracts, identifying the salary amount and possible benefits.

He/she participates to the expatriate staff’s performance evaluation in his/her area of competence.

He/she is responsible for the local and expatriate staff management. and in the correct application of the safety procedures.

Safety:

He/she is responsible for the expatriate and national staff security, for the correct implementation and respect of the general security rules.

Institutional communication:

Making reference to the Communication and Fund Raising office, he/she coordinates the organization’s visibility and communication activities in the geographic area under his/her responsibility.

Procedures:

He/she ensures the drafting and updating of the Country Regulations, in conformity with the internal COOPI procedures.

He/she ensures the respect of the donors’ procedures and of all contract obligations, as well as COOPI’s management procedures.

Minimum Requirements
  • At least five years working experience, out of which three in projects programming and management;
  • Previous experiences in project writing;
  • Good report writing skills;
  • Good knowledge and use of the English Language;
  • Good administrative skills;
  • Proactive aptitude in terms of planning and coordination with different bodies, institutions and Reference Points;
  • Target oriented and problem solving aptitude;
  • Good leadership skills, aimed at managing and motivating a team;
  • Positive ability to bear stressful and complicated situations;
  • Diplomatic and confidentiality skills;
  • Advanced IT skills
  • Previous experience in the Region will be an asset
Closing date: 23 Jun 2014
Organization: Adeso - Africa Development Solutions

Position Title: Senior Project Officer (2)
 
Reporting to: Technical Advisors.
 
Working with: REGAL IR Team
 
Programme / Duty Station: Garissa (1) Isiolo (1)
 
Duration: 1 year, Renewable
 
Starting Date: Immediate
 
Salary Grade & Salary Range: Grade B, Kshs.185, 963 - 208, 945 Gross Monthly plus other competitive benefits
 
Organizational Context: Adeso is an expanding and vibrant African-based international organization, working with communities to create environments in which Africans can thrive. 

We work to prevent and overcome situations that adversely affect community well-being by: reinvigorating the economy, developing skills for life and work, providing humanitarian aid, and influencing policy. 

Our belief that economic, social and environmental security is the bedrock of a healthy community drives the nature and intent of our programming. 

Adeso has been strengthening rural livelihood and delivering innovative humanitarian aid and development programs for the past 20 years. Currently, we have programs in Somalia, Kenya and South Sudan.
 
Adeso is an exciting, dynamic organization experiencing managed rapid growth. 

Employment with Adeso offers opportunities for personal growth and development.
 
Project Summary: The REGAL IR program is a 5 year initiative aiming to reduce hunger and poverty, increase social stability and build strong foundations for economic growth by strengthening social, economic, and environmental resilience in pastoral and transitioning communities in Kenya’s arid lands. 

It has six strategic objectives including diversifying livelihoods, improving value chain inclusiveness, natural Resource management, conflict management, disaster risk reduction, and improving nutrition. 

The program is based in Isiolo County respectively and implementing activities in Isiolo, Garissa, Wajir, Marsabit, and Turkana.

Position Purpose
  1. Lead teams of Project Officers (PO) and Community Facilitators (CF).
  2. Ensure regular planning and high quality project implementation in line with the overall REAGL-IR strategies, approach and methodology.
  3. Implement project work with communities.
  4. Ensure regular monitoring, documentation, and reporting.
  5. Liaise and coordinate with government, development and humanitarian agencies, private sector, and other stakeholders at county level.
Specific Roles and Responsibilities
 
1. Lead teams of Project Officers (PO) and Community Facilitators (CF)
  • Support recruitment of POs and CFs and ensure adequate implementation structures are fully operational that are capable to implement project operational plans in time and with high quality.
  • Ensure that all POs and CFs are sufficiently skilled to perform their work. Assess POs’ and CFs’ capacity building needs, jointly develop capacity building plans and supervise their implementation.
  • Train POs and CFs. Provide on-the-job capacity building for POs and CFs.
  • Supervise and backstop POs regular field work.
  • Organize (in cooperation with TAs) PO exchange visits and learning trips.
  • Coordinate directly with Field Operations Assistant, Technical Advisors, Operation Manager, Communication Officer, M&E, and other REGAL-IR staff to ensure smooth technical field implementation and operation.
2. Ensure regular planning and high quality project implementation in line with the overall REAGL-IR strategies, approach and methodology.
  • Lead regular monthly planning as well as development and use of weekly work plans by all Project Officers.
  • Support POs to develop CFs’ work plans.
  • Ensure that all work plans in the county are in line with the overall REGAL-IR work plan. 
  • Ensure that work plans (of all REGAL-IR implementers) are coordinated across all implementation sites in the county for avoiding duplication and for making use of complementarities and synergies.
  • In cooperation with Technical Advisors ensure that all field work is implemented in line with REGAL-IR’s approach and implementation methodologies. Ensure high quality standards of field implementation that achieves measurable impacts at target group level.
  • Establish transparent and accountable mechanisms for targeting and ensure appropriate targeting as per REGAL-IR strategy. Report errors of inclusion and exclusion.
  • Ensure that project implementation is community-led and driven and follows evidence-based better practices and approaches.
  • Make certain that the project implementation approach reduces dependency syndromes.
  • Ensure mainstreaming of gender equality, focusing on the enhancement of women’s economic and social empowerment.
  • Lead sector/theme integration at field level.
  • Support needs assessments and other missions for the development of additional proposals, which are integrated in REGAL-IR, e.g. Crisis Modifier.
  • On the basis of the REGAL-IR sustainability strategy, ensure project implementation adequately incorporates impact sustainability.
  • Contribute to internal learning, quality enhancement (technical, operational) and cross county learning through feedback, sharing of better practices and lessons learned as well as suggestions for improvements.
3. Implement project activities with communities.
  • Liaise with elders and other community representatives.
  • Facilitate PLPA processes with communities.
  • Lead transparent and accountable participatory targeting of project target groups and beneficiaries.
  • Assess capacity building needs.
  • Organize capacity building events and processes.
  • Conduct trainings.
  • Provide technical advisory assistance.
  • Initiate and provide technical support to Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) and experimentation by community members.
  • Organize exchange visits.
  • Conduct regular supervision and monitoring of field implementation.
  • Identify and select Community Facilitators (CF).
  • Build CF’s capacities in order to enable them to catalyze community learning and action plan implementation, including planning, facilitation, monitoring, and documentation.
  • Liaise with other POs for cross-learning.
4. Ensure regular monitoring, documentation, and reporting.
  • Lead field work for baseline, annual/mid-term/end-term evaluations and other surveys at county level.
  • Lead regular project monitoring at field level. Coordinate monitoring with M&E and other Technical Advisors.
  • Lead project documentation (e.g. success stories, photos, case studies) at field level. Coordinate documentation with Communication Officer and Technical Advisors.
  • Ensure timely, comprehensive and complete monthly reporting from POs and CFs.
  • Review and validate PO reports.
  • Prepare project monthly county reports and other documents. Ensure reports and documents reach the M&E TA and/or other users as per agreed deadlines.
  • Lead regular and timely early warning information sharing.
  • In cooperation with M&E TA ensure up-to-date and accessible county data base for all project activities and sites. Take appropriate measure to avoid data, information and document loss.
  • Translate conversations and documents for non-local language speaking staff to English when required.
5. Liaise and coordinate with government, development and humanitarian agencies, private sector, and other stakeholders at county level.
  • Liaise regularly with communities, elders, local authorities, private sector enterprises and other agencies operational in project counties in North Eastern Kenya to ensure coordination and effective implementation of intervention activities.
  • Participate in stakeholder coordination meetings and pro-actively contribute to county coordination.
  • Ensure harmonization and/or integration of CDAPs (community development and action plans) with/in Ward Development Plans and CIDP (county integrated development plans)
  • Represent REGAL-IR at county level.
  • Lead practical cooperation between REGAL-IR and government programs, REGAL-IR and other USG-funded projects as well as REAGL-IR with other projects in the county.
  • Lead organization of visitors’ and other trips at county level.
  • Lead organization of workshops and meetings.
Skills and Qualifications
  • University degree and or Diploma in Agriculture, Livestock, Micro-entrepreneurship, NRM, DRR or related livelihoods field and at least 2 years’ experience working in similar projects.
  • Minimum 2 years practical work with NGO/ Government or UN experience in pastoral ASAL is required.
  • Ability to multi-task and effectively handle stressful situations.
  • Ability to manage own workload and juggle competing priorities in order to meet deadlines.
  • Strong proficiency in providing capacity building, training and mentoring to project staff and partners.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Fluency in English and fluency in the specified County dominant language is essential.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations within a team and with other stakeholders.
  • Proven problem-solving and negotiation skills, and evidence of successful team leader and player;
  • Proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, power point, etc.
  • Strong report writing skills;
  • Ability to live and work in an isolated ASAL area in conditions of limited comfort.
  • Willingness to travel frequently.
Application Process

This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional. 

If you would like to join this dynamic team, please submit your application to jobs@adesoafrica.org quoting the position and the location preferred in the email subject matter by 25th June, 2014.

Each application should be addressed to the Regional Human Resources Manager and include the following:
  • An updated CV; and
  • An application letter which should include cover letter, remuneration requirements and contact information for three work-related referees.
Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed. 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Adeso is an equal opportunity employer and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Organization: Adeso - Africa Development Solutions

Position Title: Project Officer
 
Reporting to: Senior Project Officer
 
Working with: REGAL IR Team
 
Programme / Duty Station: Garissa
 
Duration: 1 year, Renewable
 
Starting Date: Immediate
 
Salary: Grade & Starting salary range
 
Grade C, Kshs.134, 235 - 150,825 Gross Monthly plus other benefits
 
Organizational Context: Adeso is an expanding and vibrant African-based international organization, working with communities to create environments in which Africans can thrive. 

We work to prevent and overcome situations that adversely affect community well-being by: reinvigorating the economy, developing skills for life and work, providing humanitarian aid, and influencing policy. 

Our belief that economic, social and environmental security is the bedrock of a healthy community drives the nature and intent of our programming. 

Adeso has been strengthening rural livelihood and delivering innovative humanitarian aid and development programs for the past 20 years. Currently, we have programs in Somalia, Kenya and South Sudan.
 
Adeso is an exciting, dynamic organization experiencing managed rapid growth. 

Employment with Adeso offers opportunities for personal growth and development.
 
Project Summary: The REGAL IR program is a 5 year initiative aiming to reduce hunger and poverty, increase social stability and build strong foundations for economic growth by strengthening social, economic, and environmental resilience in pastoral and transitioning communities in Kenya’s arid lands. 

It has six strategic objectives including diversifying livelihoods, improving value chain inclusiveness, natural Resource management, conflict management, disaster risk reduction, and improving nutrition. 

The program is based in Isiolo county respectively and implementing activities in Isiolo, Garissa, Wajir, Marsabit, and Turkana.

Position Purpose
  1. Ensure regular planning and high quality project implementation in line with the overall REAGL-IR strategies, approach and methodology.
  2. Implement project work with communities.
  3. Ensure regular monitoring, documentation, and reporting.
  4. Liaise and coordinate with government, development and humanitarian agencies, private sector, and other stakeholders at county level.
Specific Roles and Responsibilities
 
1. Ensure regular planning and high quality project implementation in line with the overall REGAL-IR strategies, approach and methodology.
  • Conduct regular monthly planning as well as development and use of weekly work plans.
  • Support CFs to develop their work plans.
  • In cooperation with TAs ensure that all field work is implemented in line with REGAL-IR’s approach and implementation methodologies. Ensure high quality standards of field implementation that achieves measurable impacts at target group level.
  • Establish transparent and accountable mechanisms for targeting and ensure appropriate targeting as per REGAL-IR strategy. Report errors of inclusion and exclusion.
  • Ensure that project implementation is community-led and driven and follows evidence-based better practices and approaches.
  • Ensure mainstreaming of gender equality, focusing on the enhancement of women’s economic and social empowerment.
  • Contribute to sector/theme integration at field level.
  • On the basis of the REGAL-IR sustainability strategy, ensure project implementation adequately incorporates impact sustainability.
  • Contribute to internal learning, quality enhancement (technical, operational) and cross county learning through feedback, sharing of better practices and lessons learned as well as suggestions for improvements.
2. Implement project activities with communities.
  • Liaise with elders and other community representatives.
  • Facilitate PLPA processes with communities.
  • Lead transparent and accountable participatory targeting of project target groups and beneficiaries.
  • Assess capacity building needs.
  • Organize capacity building events and processes.
  • Conduct trainings.
  • Provide technical advisory assistance.
  • Organize exchange visits.
  • Conduct regular supervision of field implementation.
  • Document field work progress, lessons learned, etc. as per reporting format.
  • Identify and select Community Facilitators (CF).
  • Build CF’s capacities in order to enable them to catalyze community learning and action plan implementation, including planning, facilitation, monitoring, and documentation.
  • Support regular and timely early warning information sharing.
  • Liaise with other POs for cross-learning.
3. Ensure regular monitoring, documentation, and reporting.
  • Conduct assessments and surveys.
  • Conduct regular monitoring of field work.
  • Ensure comprehensive documentation and record keeping.
  • Document better practise and success stories.
  • Write monthly reports.
4. Liaise and coordinate with government, development and humanitarian agencies, private sector, and other stakeholders at county level.
  • Liaise regularly with communities, elders, local authorities, private sector enterprises and other agencies operational in project counties in North Eastern Kenya to ensure coordination and effective implementation of intervention activities.
  • Participate in stakeholder coordination meetings and pro-actively contribute to county coordination.
  • Contribute to practical cooperation between REGAL-IR and government programs, REGAL-IR and other USG-funded projects as well as REAGL-IR with other projects in the county.
  • Support organization of visitors’ and other trips at county level.
  • Support organization of workshops and meetings.
  • Represent the project at local level.
Skills and Qualifications
  • University degree and or Diploma in Agriculture, Livestock, Micro-entrepreneurship, NRM, DRR or related livelihoods field and at least 3 years’ experience working in similar projects.
  • Minimum 3 years with NGO/ Government or UN experience at national level is required.
  • Ability to multi-task and effectively handle stressful situations.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Fluency in English is essential. Fluency in the specific County dominant language.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with a team.
  • Proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, power point, etc.
  • Ability to live and work in an isolated area in conditions of limited comfort.
  • Willingness to travel frequently.
Application Process
 
This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional. 

If you would like to join this dynamic team, please submit your application to jobs@adesoafrica.org quoting the position in the email subject matter by 25th June, 2014.

Each application should be addressed to the Regional Human Resources Manager and include the following:
  • An updated CV; and
  • An application letter which should include cover letter, remuneration requirements and contact information for three work-related referees.
Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed. 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Adeso is an equal opportunity employer and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
University of Kabianga
 
Office of the Vice-Chancellor

University of Kabianga (UoK) is a Chartered Public University, in Kericho West District, Kericho County. 

The Charter was awarded on 1st March, 2013 by His Excellency Hon. Mwai Kibaki, the third President of the Republic of Kenya, in line with the Universities Act, 2012. 

The University is ISO 9001:2008 certified and is located 26 Km from Kericho Town, off the Kericho-Kisii highway

To give the University a dynamic and strategic leadership, the University Council invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced persons with excellent credentials to serve as the University’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor (DVC), Planning, Research and Development (PRD)
 
Ref No.: UOK/DVC/PRD/1/14 
Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure effective accountability to the Vice-Chancellor for proper management and implementation of planning, research and development activities in the University;
  • Provide leadership and guidance to the Departments within the Division of Planning, Research and Development;
  • Prepare development plans for the University in line with the Strategic Plan and Master Plan;
  • Coordinate the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the development plans;
  • Plan and develop human resources to ensure efficient performance and delivery of services in line with the University’s Plans;
  • Coordinate the preparation of the annual Performance Contract;
  • Coordinate the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of activities stipulated in the Performance Contract and ensure that Performance Contract reports and follow-ups are submitted to the relevant authorities within the stipulated period;
  • Provide leadership in the maintenance and adherence to ISO standards;
  • Provide leadership to the University’s Senate in the development of research programmes;
  • Mobilize resources for research;
  • Promote and coordinate research and provide support to the researchers in the University;
  • Promote and coordinate academic publications, innovations and technology transfer;
  • Provide leadership in the development of extension and outreach programmes to relevant stakeholders;
  • Establish and maintain collaborations and linkages with local and international Institutions of higher learning and industry, for research and innovation; and
  • Any other duties that may be assigned by the Vice-Chancellor from time to time.
Qualifications and Experience:
 
Applicants should meet the following requirements:
  • Be a Professor or Associate Professor of a recognized University with an earned Ph.D;
  • Have at least 10 years of experience in Senior Management positions;
  • Should have published extensively in refereed Journals;
  • Demonstrate evidence of innovative and creative leadership in areas of planning, resource mobilization, research, human and physical resource management;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Government’s Development plans, Vision 2030 and relevant legislation guiding Higher Education in Kenya;
  • Have an understanding of the national policies and strategies governing University financing, education and training in Kenya;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Strategic Planning and Performance Management;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the ISO Quality Management System;
  • Provide evidence of Academic leadership in a research environment, networking and ability to attract funds to the University;
  • Have an understanding of the factors and conditions shaping the development of Higher Education in Kenya;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Leadership and Integrity as provided in the Constitution of Kenya; and
  • Must obtain clearance from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB), Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC), Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) and obtain a Certificate of Good Conduct from Criminal Investigation Department (CID).
Application Procedure:
 
Applicants should:
 
i. Submit an application and ten (10) copies of a Curriculum Vitae (CV) (detailing academic qualifications, professional experience, academic leadership, list of publications, award/scholarships/funding, membership to professional associations and linkages), copies of certificates, e-mail addresses and telephone contacts (hard copies only to be sent by post);
 
ii. Provide names, telephone numbers and contact addresses of three referees; and
 
iii. Ensure that referees submit confidential reports on the applicant’s suitability for the post, if sent by email; letters should be signed and scanned.
 
Applications, CVs and letters of reference should reach the under-signed by close of business on Friday 27th June, 2014.
 
Terms & Conditions of Service
 
i. Successful candidates will be offered a competitive remuneration package, including house allowance and other benefits in accordance with the Kenya Government Public Service guidelines; and
 
ii. The appointment will be for a contractual period of five (5) years renewable for a further period of five (5) years subject to satisfactory performance.
 
NB: Only shortlisted Candidates will be contacted.
 
The Chairman
University Council, University of Kabianga,
P.O. Box 25441-00603, 
Lavington, Nairobi
 
Email: councilchair@kabianga.ac.ke,
 
Website: www.kabianga.ac.ke
 
University of Kabianga is an Equal Opportunity Employer
 
University of Kabianga is ISO 9001:2008 certified
African Guarantee Fund 

Vacancy: Accountant 

Reporting and appraisal: The Accountant reports to the Chief Financial Officer. 
 
The Chief Financial Officer evaluates the Accountant’s performance based on achieved results.
 
Position Summary: The Accountant is responsible for preparing reliable and timely periodic financial reports,  compiling budgets and advising on the financial performance of AGF. 

The Accountant will also be expected to participate in the formulation, implementation and enforcement of  accounting and internal control systems. 

This is a key role within the Finance Department  and the position holder is expected to focus on providing a high level of financial and  accounting support across AGF as well as achieving positive outcomes.

In addition to the finance roles, the accountant handles some administrative roles such as fixed asset administration and office administration processes such as acquisition of relevant licenses to ensure proper functioning of the office.
 
Major Responsibilities
 

Financial Management and Reporting
  • Ensure production of timely, accurate and reliable financial reports as and when required;
  • Handling payments;
  • Maintaining proper accounting records;
  • Handling all tax matters in relation to compliance and non-statutory requirements;
  • Provide guidance on accounting treatment of all administrative financial transactions.
  • Control the processing of mission expenditure advances and balances; 
Administration
  • Assisting in managing cash resources;
  • Compiling the annual budget;
  • Providing timely Accounting management information for decision making;
Budget preparation and implementation
  • Draw up administrative budget; Monitor expenditure in accordance with AGF’s Policy and Procedures;
Fixed Asset Administration
  • Effective administration and maintenance of the property accountability and control System.
In addition to the above duties, the Accountant may be required to perform other related or unrelated duties based on the company’s needs.
 
Desirable skills, knowledge and experiences
 
Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Accounting Option);
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA–K), ACCA Finalist or Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA);
  • A minimum of six years Accounting/Finance experience preferably in the financial services sector.
Critical Competencies
  • Proficient in SAGE accounting package;
  • Strong grounding in IT with good knowledge of accounting systems;
  • Analytical mindset;
  • Results oriented and highly motivated;
  • Good team leadership;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent knowledge of Kenyan tax law.
Eligibility: The position is open to nationals of Kenya Only.
 
Position Location: Nairobi
 
Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by sending a cover letter and detailed  curriculum vitae to recruitment@africanguaranteefund.com, quoting the position title.

Provide detailed of your current and expected remuneration. 

Application deadline is Tuesday, 27th June, 2014.
Medical Director and Director, Nursing Services

Opened in 1954, The Nairobi Hospital has excelled in medical expertise and services provision, and has deservedly earned recognition throughout East Africa and beyond as an advanced diagnostic, treatment and referral centre. 

Expansive investment in latest technology and medical equipment has enabled the hospital to establish leadership in medical procedures both in Kenya and outside.

The Nairobi Hospital is on the cusp of an exciting yet challenging expansion program. 

The ongoing development of several specialist centres, expansion to multiple locations across Kenya, and the transformation of their School of Nursing to a fully-fledged College of Health Sciences, has created exciting opportunities.

Medical Director
 
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Medical Director will be responsible for consolidating and developing the Clinical Services Division. 

The successful candidate will be a seasoned leader who possesses a unique blend of clinical and administrative experience and will be responsible for providing leadership for and overseeing multi-disciplinary clinical functions.

S/he will ensure sound standards of clinical practice, excellent service delivery, continual improvement, and solid administration and business performance of the Clinical Services Division.
 
The Nairobi Hospital is seeking to recruit an individual with vision, diplomacy, intellectual breadth and extensive experience. 

The successful candidate should possess a minimum of 15 years related work experience, including executive level management of at least 5 years. 

S/he should hold a Masters of Medicine degree with a sub specialization, and a PhD will be an added advantage.

Director, Nursing Services
 
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Director Nursing Services will be a seasoned nurse practitioner who possesses the ability to lead and develop a strong team of empowered leaders across the nursing division. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing leadership and management oversight to the nursing function, and facilitate continuous improvement of nursing delivery, services and facilities. 
 
The Nairobi Hospital is seeking to recruit an individual with passion, diplomacy, intellectual breadth and extensive experience.
 
The successful candidate should possess over 15 years in nursing leadership, a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or KRN/KRM and Masters Degree in Nursing will be an added advantage. 

S/he should also have a proven track record of successfully developing leaders and experience in wider hospital management.

If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the relevant criteria for this role, please submit your online application attaching a detailed CV to tnh@careerconnectionsltd.com. 

To be considered,  your application must be received by 7th July 2014. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Kenyan Jobs Categories

Kenyajobtube. Powered by Blogger.

Music Recording Studio

Get Kenyan Jobs Alerts Via Email

Enter your email address:

Popular Jobs in Kenya

Blog Archive

Join Kenyan Jobs today!