Insurance Sales Executive

Do you strongly desire to associate with a leading composite company in Kenya, with a strong presence in the rest of the East Africa Region? 

Are you searching for and attracted by an opportunity to sell and market life insurance products and services for a stable and reliable business partner? 

Are you motivated by a high degree of independence and an environment where what you’re earning is directly congruent to your effort?
Then, we are interested in talking to you! We have openings at our Upper Hill Branch for suitably qualified candidates who, in addition to the above, also possess the following qualifications, attributes and proficiencies:
  • Mean Grade of C in KCSE and above;
  • Minimum age of 25yrs and above;
  • Entrepreneurial acumen and desire to run own business;
  • Motivated by the prospects of unlimited commission earnings;
  • Successful working experience in sales, marketing, teaching or any other relevant profession;
  • Good presentation and communication skills;
  • Ambitious, hardworking and motivated by achievement;
  • Highly networked and adept at connecting with people;
  • Prior experience in selling life or general insurance will be a definite advantage.
If you match the above criteria, send your detailed resume with copies of academic and professional certificates, giving name and contact details of 3 referees (not friends or relatives) to:-jackline.kinyua@icealion.com 

Or call these numbers: 0729-885386 or Landline 2710400 Ext 785

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Overview:  a global provider of m-commerce solutions and services to network operators and subscribers is looking to higher an excellent Java Programmer urgently.

Qualification
  • Academic: Degree in Computer Science
  • Experience: Not less than 5 years in a busy environment
  • Other: Must have solid understanding of JAVA, no average-but-willing-to-work-very-hard-and-learn-on-the-job good people
  • Must be willing to travel within and without Africa frequently and on short notices
  • Immediate availability is an added advantage
Application

If you believe you fit the above portfolio, please send your applications to jobs@pataworks.com

Not later than 27th June 2014, clearly indicating the position applied for on the subject line.
Position: Finance Officer
 
Deadline to apply: 4th July 2014
 
Start Date: 20th July 2014
 
Location: Kisumu

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), is a rapidly growing global organization. 

We operate in almost 40 countries across the globe. We design innovative, cutting-edge approaches to solving development problems, rigorously evaluate these programs and promote the adoption of those with proven impact. 

IPA-Kenya (IPAK) is IPA’s oldest country office, and the site of many of its most influential research
projects. 

IPAK employs more than 300 contracted staff working on 20 different projects across offices in various locations around Kenya, including five administrative offices in Kisumu, Nairobi, Busia, Kakamega and Bungoma.

Evidence Action, a sister organization to IPA, is assuming management and growth responsibility for two programs tested and incubated at IPA that are currently making a difference in the lives of millions of people in Africa and Asia: the Deworm the World Initiative (DTWI) and Dispensers for Safe Water Initiative (DSW). Evidence Action scales proven development interventions and crafts resilient business models for long run success.

The two organizations, during this transition period, will share premises, financial and operational
systems.

The Finance Officer’s role is to perform general accounting duties for Evidence Action and he/she reports to the Director of Finance and Administration Restructuring. 

This position will be based in Nairobi; however it will include field travel to regions/counties where program activities are carried out to provide Subgrantees financial support whenever necessary. 

Therefore, willingness to travel periodically as needed is required.
 
The Finance Officer will be responsible for:
 
Key Roles:
  • Verifying all payment vouchers for accuracy and completeness before processing and posting into the accounting system-Sage.
  • Ensure accurate petty cash disbursement, monitoring and allocations.
  • Ensure proper documentation of all payments to staff, Subgrantees and vendors
  • Manage accounts payable.
  • Manage accounts receivable.
  • Review for compliance with donor and organizational policies/guidelines on all payments.
  • Provide financial and compliance guideline/training to sub grantee staff.
  • Prepare timely Subgrantees returns for management review.
  • Visit the Subgrantees to monitor their financial performance as need arises.
  • Prepare financial reports for all programs for submission to management by the 15th of every following month.
  • Follow-up with the Subgrantees on periodic financial liquidation status.
  • Other duties as assigned
Critical Abilities and Skills:
  • Analytical/problem-solving skills.
  • Attention to detail, and be able to perform multiple tasks, often under stressful work-situations/deadlines.
  • Seasoned team player.
  • Ability to undertake domestic travel on short notice
  • Commitment to IPAK values, vision, mission and strategic plan.
  • Computer literacy (including Word, Excel, Email and use of the internet) a must
  • Good analytical and interpersonal skills.
  • Be a person of known integrity.
Personal Attributes
  • Integrity
  • Visionary
  • Self-driven
  • Charismatic
  • Persuasive
  • Innovative
  • Intelligent
  • Confidential
  • Detail oriented
  • Adaptable
  • Empathetic
  • Influential
  • Resilient
  • Cooperative
  • Flexible
  • Result oriented
  • Team player/leader
Qualifications
  • Professional Accounting qualification; CPA III/ ACCA III
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance/Accounting, Administration or relevant field.
  • At least 3 years of experience performing responsibilities required for the position and demonstrating progress in the role.
  • Audit experience and managing of USAID/CDC grants is desirable
Required
  • Excellent command of accounting principles
  • Process thinker with excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (English and Kiswahili)
  • Well-developed skills in MS-Excel, MS-Word, MS-Outlook
  • Ability to work under pressure and under minimum supervision
  • Should be able to travel to the field
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines
  • Integrity, flexibility and self-discipline
If you are interested, please follow the instructions below:
 
Please send a cover letter and detailed CV, 3 references, daytime phone number(s), and email address.
 
Applications can be submitted to jobs-kenya@poverty-action.org please ensure that the subject line reads: “Finance Officer”- KISUMU, REF NO: DSW-2014-06-05

Only short listed candidates will be contacted for an interview. 

Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the Finance Officer .The statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all possible duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary.Please note that IPA will never request any form of payment from an applicant.Applicants are encouraged to confirm the information listed above with IPA prior to releasing any extensive personal information to the organization.Please direct questions to jobs-kenya@poverty-action.org.
Nairobi City County Wards Development Fund Management Committee
 
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The Nairobi City County Public Service Board wishes to recruit four (4) qualified and competent persons to fill vacancies ofMember to the County Management Committee for the Ward Development Fund on part time basis as per the provisions of the Nairobi City County Wards Development Fund Act, 2014

Functions of the County Management Committee shall be to:
  • Ensure allocation and disbursement of funds in every Ward;
  • Ensure prudent management of the Fund;
  • Receive and discuss the annual reports and returns from the Wards;
  • Ensure the compilation of proper records, returns and reports from the Wards;
  • Ensure timely submissions to County Assembly of various returns , reports and information required under this Act;
  • Consider project proposals submitted for various wards in accordance with this Act and make appropriate recommendations to the County assembly;
  • Consider and report to the County Assembly with recommendations, names of persons required to be approved by the County Assembly under this Act,
  • Continually review, oversee the implementation, policy framework and legislative matters that may arise in relation to the Fund,
  • Perform such other functions as may be provided for in this Act
Requirements:
 
To qualify for appointment the candidates should have a good understanding of government operations and must be in possession of:
  1. At least 10 years working experience in top management positions
  2. A Masters degree, and be a member of a professional body of good standing
  3. Relevant professional background related to Finance, Accounting, Engineering, Economics, Community Development or Law.
  4. A qualification in project Management will be an added advantage
Applicants shall be expected to provide proof of adherence to requirements of Chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010, clearance certificates from HELB, KRA, EACC and a Certificate of Good Conduct from the Police, Must be availed during the interview.
 
How to Apply
 
Written application, CV’s with copies of relevant certificates , testimonials and Identity Cards should be delivered in sealed envelopes clearly marked on the left side the position being applied for to Room 212, second floor, City Hall or if posted addressed to the

The Secretary,
County Public Service Board
Nairobi City County
P.O. Box 30075 — 00100
Nairobi

Note: Those who had applied earlier need not re-apply. Online applications should be sent through CPSB Email: countypsb@nairobi.go.ke

Application should reach the County Public on or before Tuesday 8th July 2014 at 4.00 p.m.

Nairobi City County is an equal opportunity employer.

UNHCR Vacancy Announcement

1. Assistant WASH Officer

 
NOA Level

Position No. 10019939
 
Sub Office Kakuma, Kenya 

2. Associate Protection Officer
 
NOB Level

Position No. 10005233
 
Sub Office Dadaab, Kenya

Date of Issue: 23 June 2014
 
Closing date: 7 July 2014
 
For a detailed Job Description, requirements and how to submit  applications please visit: http://data.unhcr.org/horn-of-africa/country.php?id=110 (In the ‘’Latest documents’’ section of the webpage, and under the ‘’Updates’’ tab)

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
 
Candidates will be subjected to testing
United Nations Development Programme
 
Vacancy Announcement
 
National Individual Consultant
 
Rapid Results Approach Consultant 
 
UNDP Kenya invites applications for the following short term consultancy:
 
Position Information
 
Post Title: National Individual Consultant
 
Agency: UNDP Kenya 
 
Contract Type: Individual Contract
 
Direct Supervisor: Executive Member; Office of the Kilifi Governor 
 
Duration: 30 working days within a period of three months 

Date of Issue: 23 June 2014
 
Closing Date: 2 July 2014
Please see the Terms of Reference, the P11 form, the Individual Contract Proposal form and the Terms and Conditions of Individual Contracts by visiting the UNDP  Kenya Website: - 


UNDP Kenya reserves the right to accept or reject any submissions

United Nations Development Programme
 
Vacancy Announcement
 
National Individual Consultants
 
Evaluation of the Consolidated Peace Programme
UNDP Kenya invites applications for the following short term consultancies:
 
Position Information
 
Post Title: National Individual Consultants; Lead 
 
Agency: Evaluator and Associate Evaluator
 
Contract Type: UNDP Kenya 
 
Direct Supervisor: Coordinator of the NSC Secretariat and Team Leader PBCP Unit.
 
Duration: 30 working days 

Date of Issue: 23 June 2014
 
Closing Date: 2 July 2014
Please see the Terms of Reference, the P11 form, the  Individual Contract Proposal form and the Terms and  Conditions of Individual Contracts by visiting the UNDP  Kenya Website: - 


UNDP Kenya reserves the right to accept or reject any submissions.
United Nations Development Programme
 
Vacancy Announcement
 
National Individual Consultant
 
Monitoring and Evaluation of Mainstreaming SLM in Agro-Pastoral Production Systems in Kenya Project
 
UNDP Kenya invites applications for the following short term consultancy:
 
Position Information
 
Post Title: National Individual Consultant
 
Agency: UNDP Kenya 
 
Contract Type: Individual Contract
 
Direct Supervisor: Team Leader, EECCU
 
Duration: 17 working days 

Date of Issue: 23 June 2014
 
Closing Date: 2 July 2014
 
Please see the Terms of Reference, the P11 form, the Individual Contract Proposal form and the Terms and Conditions of Individual Contracts by visiting the UNDP Kenya Website: - 


UNDP Kenya reserves the right to accept or reject any submissions.

Organization: COOPI – Cooperazione Internazionale is a relief and development organization founded in Italy in 1965. 

COOPI envisions a world without poverty where diverse cultures live together sharing equal rights and equal opportunities. 

COOPI’s mission is to reduce poverty in the global South through interventions of long-term sustainable international cooperation. 

COOPI also conducts advocacy activities in Italy, to fight the cause of the serious economic gap between the North and South.

Vacancy: Livelihood / Cash for Work Officer

Reporting To: Project Manager

Duration: 6 months and possible extension depending on performance and availability of funds.

Location: Based in Baidoa District, Bay Region

Key Tasks: The Livelihood/Cash for Work Officer shall be responsible for planning, implementing and supervising all activities of the project including mobilization and registration of beneficiaries as well as resolving work related community conflicts to ensure smooth implementation of project activities.

Specific Responsibilities:
  • Lead the district project team in planning for implementation of activities and monitoring in line with project design.
  • Working under supervision of the Project Manager, the officer represents COOPI in livelihood and food security fora in the district, maintains good relations with stakeholders, provides feedback on humanitarian situation, and any other contextual issues.
  • Coordinates implementation of project activities in the district, including addressing complaints from beneficiaries.
  • Introducing the project to district stakeholders and guiding prioritization of intervention villages based on set criteria;
  • Sensitization in target villages on project objectives and approaches, and beneficiary selection criteria;
  • Ensure beneficiaries are informed and regularly reminded about their entitlements from the project, and the confidential complaints mechanisms;
  • Facilitating formation and training of village response committees where applicable.
  • Facilitate the selection, registration and verification of beneficiaries’ families, and collection of baseline data on samples of the beneficiaries and selection of project activity sites;
  • Facilitate in selection, signing of agreements and training for the vendors;
  • Organize for participatory monitoring with beneficiaries of the implementation process, effectiveness, identified risks, and effects (positive and negative) on beneficiaries and markets;
  • Facilitate capturing and documentation of key lessons on voucher based response and cash for work, and share with Project manager.
  • To prepare lay-out plans and BoQs for infrastructure rehabilitation and establishment through cash for work in the target locations.
  • Design daily cash for work quantities to be done by beneficiaries working on different productive assets and ensure daily work done is commensurate with that specified in the project design.
  • Ensure all necessary documentation for monitoring, reporting and accounting of all project aspects are timely in place for use at all infrastructure sites prior to commencement of the works.
Supervision of works
  • Supervise the activities of on-going projects and ensure their sufficient realization in the sites according to the implementation plans and requirements.
  • To follow up works progress and ensure that technical designs/plans and specifications are adhered to during implementation by community members.
  • Certify that works undertaken under cash for work approach have been completed satisfactorily and in accordance to technical designs and specifications.
  • Ensure the designed cash for work infrastructure are followed during activity implementation.
  • Ensure tasks allocated daily to participating beneficiaries are adequately completed.
  • Supervise payment to beneficiaries by the cash transfer company.
Reporting
  • Preparation of project progress reports together with other project team members.
  • Prepare and share regular supervision reports.
  • Compiling monthly activity progress reports including for cash for work detailing progress of works for every activity of the project.
  • Prepare training reports for all the technical trainings carried out.
  • Report on CFW activities carried out in every week using a specific format designed for this activity.
  • Provide weekly evidence of work accomplished using pictures taken from sites
Team work
  • Work closely with all project staff to realize the quality and timely completion of implemented activities while providing overall leadership for the project team.
  • Participate in staff internal meetings, trainings and follow COOPI procedures in all cases.
  • Assign responsibilities to each team member as deemed necessary to enhance efficient implementation of the operation.
  • Ensure harmony within the team besides motivating the team members.
  • Ensure that COOPI’s policies and guidelines are adhered to by all the staff and are understood by the communities/beneficiaries.
Qualifications & requirements
  • Degree in social studies or Degree/higher diploma in agriculture, agricultural engineering, civil engineering or other closely related disciplines.
  • Four years strong experience of working with recognized NGOs on participatory approaches in Somalia or similar context elsewhere and being able to design cash for work loads and certifying appropriate works done.
  • Good knowledge of written and spoken English which is used for reporting;
  • Able to work in teams, facilitate people to express themselves and being tolerant.
  • Ready to follow COOPI rules and committed to project objectives;
  • Able to use a computer especially Microsoft office packages.
  • Neutrality and willing to work with all clans in Somalia;
  • Prepared to work in field harsh conditions
  • Experience in community development and is conversant with mobilization and project management skills.
  • Must be computer literate and especially be able to use Microsoft office packages.
  • Must be a speaker of Somali language.
Start date: ASAP

Application: Send by Email 1 page letter of expression of interest and updated CV and at least three referees who should also be guarantors in case the candidate is selected. 

Applications should be sent to the following address:

The Regional Representative
COOPI - Cooperazione Internazionale,
hr.nairobi@coopi.org

The closing date for applications is 30th June 214.

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