Hospitality Interns (Female)
 
Diploma in hospitality / hotel management or related studies
 
No working experience needed.
 
Must be below 24 years old.
 
Training will be offered on the job.
 
Must be descent, presentable and eloquent.
 
Ability to handle people well   will be an added advantage
 
Must be willing to learn.
 
All applications to be made to titus@kentrain.co.ke and mainamaina83@yahoo.com by 4th July 2014 while indicating the job title in the subject field.

Clerk of Works
 
Industry: Real Estate / Property Developer
 
Location: Nairobi, Athi River
 
Salary: Ksh 60,000- 80,000

We are real estate and property developing company located in Athi River Nairobi. 

They seek to hire a Clerk of Works. 

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Making sure that work is carried out to the client's standards,
  • Ensuring the right specifications, correct materials, workmanship, and work schedule are made
  • Interpret Architectural, structural, mechanical drawings and using them when inspecting work
  • Making visual inspections
  • Taking measurements and samples on site to make sure that the work and the materials meet the specifications and quality standards
  • Being familiar with legal requirements and checking that the work complies with them.
  • In charge of health and safety and ensuring the site abides to existing regulations
  • Advising the contractor about certain aspects of the work
  • Carry out on-site assessment prior to commencing work to ensure that the job is ready
  • Ensuring that the crew works to job specifications and follows the plans
  • Make detailed periodical (weekly, monthly and quarterly) reports on all construction work.
  • Monitor the construction activities against a progress chart
  • Managing the procurement, storage and issuance of construction materials
  • Prepare drawings, bill of quantities and tender documents for new constructions works
  • To organize and attend various site meetings
Qualification & Skills
  • Degree / Diploma in Structural / Architectural / Civil Engineering or Construction Management
  • At least 2 to 4 years experience in construction especially site work
  • Other trainings like OSHA & QS are an added advantage
  • Experience with both Civil & Structural works
  • Excellent use of design software like AutoCAD, Civil 3D, design Prokon, ArchiCAD 
  • Must be familiar with site supervision of several staff
  • Should be sincere and hardworking
  • Excellent communications skills and leadership qualities
If you are up to the challenge, posses the necessary qualification and experience, please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Clerk of Works Ksh 60-80K) to jobs@corporatestaffing.co.ke before 11th July, 2014

Kindly indicate current/ last salary on your CV

N.B: We do not charge any fee for receiving your CV or for interviewing

Only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted.
A Project Manager is needed for a building and Construction company in Nairobi
 
Requirement
 
A diploma in building / Construction / Civil Engineering.
 
At least 3 years working experience in similar capacity.
 
Must be very well conversant with civil engineering works
 
Must be able to do costing
 
Must be able to do job valuations
 
Experience as a clerk of works is necessary
 
Must be a male
 
Ability to travel more often
 
Possession of a driving license will be an added advantage.
 
Starting salary is negotiable depending on experience

All the applications to be emailed to titus@kentrain.co.ke and mainamaina83@yahoo.com while indicating the job title by 5th July 2014.


Job Title: Manager Sales & Business Development 
 
Industry: Mayfair Aviation Ltd 
 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya 
 
Reporting To: Director – Projects
 
Mayfair Aviation is looking for an Ideal candidate with an experience in Aviation Industry in business development. 

The ideal candidate should be Graduate / Masters in Business Administration with 5-7 Years of Experience, with 2-3 years experience in Aviation Industry.
 
Job Description
 
The Manager Sales & Business Development is responsible for the successful sales and marketing 


The position is accountable for determining and directing necessary business and strategic planning efforts, as well as details of achieving established company goals.  

Position will coordinate with other departments as appropriate.

Manages the activities of the Sales and Marketing function, which includes planning, directing, controlling and monitoring.

Maintain awareness of competitive strategic activities.

Remain current on industry events affecting primary customers and competition.

Attending industry exhibits while promoting name recognition and advertising programs.

Assist in the preparation and delivery of presentations to customers and company management.

Develop and maintain department budget for operating expenses.

Development of personnel within the Sales and Marketing organization through training, coaching, providing direction and providing opportunities for growth and added responsibilities.

Responsible for achieving revenue and contribution goals by establishing long-term business contracts.

Responsible for establishing and retaining customer relationships.

Responsible for implementing marketing sales strategies for prospective customers.

Perform additional duties/assignments as may be required by management

Scope of Work:
 Inside Sales, Outside Sales, Business Development, Sales Management, Sales & Marketing, Sales Manager, New Business Development, Aviation Sales, Service Sales

Interested candidates should send updated curriculum vitae only to the below address

The Human Resources Officer 
P. O. Box 46279-00100 
Nairobi GPO

OR Email: hr.user13@gmail.com

Applications must be received not later than 31st July 2014 by 5.30pm
The subject of the email should be: Mayfair Aviation - Manager Sales & Business Development
 
Website: www.mayfairair.com

Business Development Manager
 
Industry: Retail / Trade
 
Location: Nairobi
 
Salary: Ksh 150,000- 170,000 basic plus commissions  

Our client is a pioneer supplier of state-of-the-art bottle-free water coolers for businesses in East Africa. 

They seek to hire a Business Development Manager. 

The ideal candidate should have experience selling to the corporate world and handling corporate clients. 

Duties & Responsibilities
  • To grow the defined territory with new business prospects
  • Selling Point of Use bottle-less coolers
  • Pro-actively generating appointments with both customers and prospects
  • Sales varying from cold calling, to prospecting to formal sales presentations
  • Canvassing is the primary lead generation
  • Telephone cold-calling, referrals, use of strategic contacts and events
  • Search for new sales opportunities in nearly all business classifications in their territory
  • Focus in key corporate markets within the existing customer base and previous customers.
  • Evaluate all revenue generating opportunities within a customer or prospect and make referrals as appropriate.
  • Meet or exceed targets for sales quota, daily calls, contacts and other metrics as deemed by management,
  • Follow the clients Sales Process to successfully generate sales.
  • Territory and pre-call planning to prepare for calls and maximize selling time during the day
  • Setting objectives for sales calls
  • Utilize rapport building skills to create trust and credibility with the customer.
  • Use probing questions to discover and evaluate customer’s water needs.
  • Test water and inspect current drinking water station(s) and equipment to further determine customer’s needs
  • Raising the client’s sense of urgency to act upon these needs
  • Utilize several business closing techniques to obtain one-call closes.
  • Provide market intelligence concerning regional market conditions, emerging industry trends, competitive product activities and strategies.
Requirements:
  • Degree in Business (Sales Marketing)
  • Professional certifications are a plus
  • 3+ years of business development/ corporate sales experience
  • Self motivator with strong teamwork and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate, present, and persuade at all management levels.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and conceptual skills
  • Possess a strong business network
  • Proficient skills with MS Office
  • Must have or be able to obtain a valid driver’s license
  • Personal automobile to drive to appointments preferred
  • Car Allowance Training & Laptop provided
If you are up to the challenge, posses the necessary qualification and experience, please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Business Development Manager- Ksh 150- 170K plus commissions) to vacancies@corporatestaffing.co.ke  before 5th July, 2014

Kindly indicate previous/ current salary on your CV

N.B: We do not charge any fee for receiving your CV in our database nor for interviewing

Only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted.

General Sales Manager - Furniture Company
 
Industry: Office & Home Furniture
 
Location: Nairobi
 
Salary: Ksh 200,000 - 300,000 basic

Our client is one of the leading home and office furniture company in the country. 

They are in search of a General Sales Manager to head their sales division.

Job Duties and Responsibilities
  • Leading, motivating and managing a team of Area Sales Representatives
  • Driving sustainable sales growth in different market segments
  • Marketing the company portfolio of products
  • Further Penetrate the market through selected retail malls, home / furniture / real estate expos, hotels, institutions and private companies
  • Developing customer relations and providing excellent customer service
  • Increasing our brand presence by developing and nurturing strong community relations
  • Developing B2B relationships with key design firms, architects, and commercial accounts
  • Coach, motivate, mentor, and develop sales staff and foster a productive team environment.
  • To meet the department targets on daily, weekly and monthly basis
  • Identify the marketing needs of the company especially business development strategies.
  • Responsible for opening new markets in the designated territories
  • Prepare strategies and sales plans to realize growth of the market.
  • Assign accounts to the sales team
  • Follow up on all quotations/ Orders within one week and on a weekly basis.
  • Design and implement ATL & BTL Sales & Marketing 
  • Maintain knowledge of all vendor products, pricing, options, finishes, details, etc.
  • Maintain thorough, up-to-date knowledge of all products, pricing and local competition.
  • To evaluate market conditions, and competitor data and implement marketing plans
Qualifications
  • Degree in business (Sales & marketing option) from a recognized University or equivalent
  • Individuals currently in the high end furniture business wanted
  • Should have at least 7 years Sales & Marketing experience
  • Sales management expertise in a high pressure, dynamic sales environment
  • Proven track record in driving sales and meeting goals
  • Computer literacy
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good presentation skills
  • Should have a  pro-active and positive mind set
  • Able to work independently
  • Self driven and motivated
If you meet the above requirements send your CV only, to vacancies@corporatestaffing.co.ke , indicating the title (General sales manager- Furniture Ksh 200- 300K) on the subject line before the 14th July, 2014.

We do not charge for interviews.

Please note your current salary on your CV. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

a Business Strategy Consultancy is in need of a Head of Business Growth and Development who will be expected to aggressively drive the bank growth and profitability targets by identifying, developing and maintaining relationships with customers as well as providing leadership to all staff. 

Key Responsibilities 
  • Mobilize deposits to meet bank targets
  • Ensure 100% compliance to the Bank’s policies and procedures 
  • Build and manage suite of dedicated, standardized Business Banking products tailored to local needs 
  • Manage Business plans: Budgeting, Forecasting, control and evaluation of bank operations 
  • Developing and Monitoring Business Banking Strategy 
  • Set sales targets for in coordination with Business Banking Relationship Manager and Business Banking Acquisition Manager and monitor their achievement to ensure that budgeted targets are met 
  • Develop new markets and segments to enhance sales and market share targeting corporate clients and ability to acquire various partnerships with local supermarkets and merchants
  • Work with other departments to identify evolving Business Banking product needs and maintain sales efficiency of all Business Banking products. 
  • Develop an excellent understanding of the Business Banking market, identifying key trends, regulations, client’s needs and the activities of competitors to use this knowledge to formulate strategy and react quickly to changes in the market 
  • Proactively transfer market knowledge to staff and other teams to feed into service and product development
  • Promote the Bank’s brand and image 
  • Build and develop a high performing team
  • Ensure agency bank growth through product development, new acquisitions and expansion and deepening of existing relationships 
  • Understand and provide clear direction on all bank operations
Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience
  • Bachelor degree required, MBA/ Masters degree preferred 
  • Good knowledge of Business Banking products and customer needs 
  • Management experience and track record of successful business strategy 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and inspire staff 
  • Holders of banking professional qualifications such as AKIB, ACIB will have an added advantage. 
  • Strong Computer proficiency
  • 5 + years of work experience, Agency Banking knowledge would be an advantage
  • Re-engineering of Business, technology & operational processes
  • Project management skills
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to interact with Directors, customers, vendors, partners, sales, IT and Operations
Desired Skills and Ability 
  • People management skills 
  • Sales/Marketing skills 
  • Financial analytical skills 
  • Financial Solutions skills 
  • Leadership skills 
  • High standards of integrity and ethics
  • Relationship Building 
  • Customer service skills 
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
If you believe you qualify for this position, please send your CV and details of your current and expected remuneration to resume@interviewupconsulting.com

Only qualified candidates will be contacted and please indicate on the Subject Heading position you are applying for.
Position: Research & Development Officer – Food

Industry: 
Agriculture
 
Location: Nairobi 

Our client, a company with interests in agrochemicals, water and waste water treatment, food (milling and baking enzyme) and dairy ingredients is looking for a Research and Development officer. 

The ideal candidate should be young and must have worked in the Milling and Baking industry.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Develop Cereal  Enzymes  Wheat Flour Improvers and Bread Baking  Improvers
  • Develop New  Foods Product Formulations  to support market demands
  • Support  trouble shoot and resolve  customers technical  processing challenges
  • Plan, Support  and carry out trails and test baking exercises at  customers  manufacturing sites  and  support the sales initiatives
  • Develop  a robust  field sales support and working relationship  to  drive customer satisfaction
  • Establish and maintain new  technology  and expertise within the company with a view of its being used to drive customer support in the Milling and Baking Industry
Professional Skills and Competencies 

  • Should have a minimum  Bachelor of Science Degree  In  Food Science and Technology with  Upper 2nd Class Honors
  • The Individual should be 25-30 years of age.
  • Should have specialized in Wheat Flour Milling and Bread Baking Technology.
  • Should have gained 2-3 years experience in the Milling and Bread Baking Industry as a Technical Resource person.
  • Should have experience in the launch of new products.
  • Should be a self driven, passionate  individual in the area of Bread Baking and Customer Support
  • Should have a clean Driving License
To apply, send your CV only to tessie@flexi-personnel.com before Saturday, 12th July 2014. 

Clearly indicate the position applied for and the minimum salary expectation on the subject line. 

Only qualified candidates are encouraged to apply


Job Advertisement: Enterprise Manager
 
Lokipetot Community Food Security Project is located about 8 km out of Lodwar along Lodwar - Lorugum road.

Lokipetot Community Food Security Project has recently entered into a grant partnership with African Development Foundation through their partner in Kenya, CEZAM Consultants and Associates. 

We are recruiting a self motivated Enterprise Manager as per requirements below: 

The Enterprise Manager to be based in Lokipetot, Lodwar, Turkana County and working within the framework of Lokipetot Community Food Security Project.
 
Qualifications
  • In possession of at least a Diploma in Community Development, Social Work and Agriculture or any other related course from a recognized institution in Kenya.
  • An experience of at least two years in community development, enterprise development for CBOs, NGOs or other sustainable livelihoods, community sensitization, community mobilization and capacity building.
  • Excellent communication skills in English and Swahili. Knowledge of Ngaturkana is an added advantage.
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office (especially Word and Excel).
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills and ability to adapt to rapidly changing external constraints under pressure with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to network, influence, advocate and lobby on behalf of the group to mobilize resources
  • Portrays excellent marketing and public relations skills.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Lead in planning the project activities to ensure achievement of scope within the budget and timeline.
  • Coordinate the group activities with the leadership, members, staff and stakeholders (Donors, government, NGOs, FBOs).
  • Monitor performance indicators and supervise staffs that are assigned to the project to deliver their work.
  • Institute and maintain efficient and effective control systems to enhance accountability, transparency and value for money( HR, Financial Management, Procurement and Resource Mobilization policies)
  • Network and identify potential donors and markets opportunities that would be appropriate for Lokipetot community progress. The identified market niches should be to the advantage of the group.
  • Ensure the smooth organization, administration and operation of the project office and its assets.
  • Lead in the preparation of quality and timely reports to the stakeholders in the right formats and frequencies.
  • Maintain regular and appropriate channels of communication with ADF, CEZAM and other relevant stakeholders in line with the aims and objectives of Lokipetot Community Food Security Project.
  • Foster and promote participatory development approaches, ownership and sustainability.
  • The Enterprise Manager will perform all duties related to his/her position and additional duties that may be assigned from time to time.
How to Apply
 
Please submit your CV and cover letter with three references and day time telephone to
lokipetotcfsp@gmail.com.

The subject line must include: “ENTERPRISE MANAGER”.

Applications must be submitted not later than 15th July, 2014.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Paramedic Kenyan National
Position Overview
: If selected as a remote area medical provider for RMI, you will work with a variety of industries providing medical care and rescue services as part of a high-­performance team of Project Managers, Medical Directors, and others. 

RMI is a company with a global presence and perspective, and our providers work in all varieties of climates. 

Our providers use their skills and expertise in providing emergency care, leading Health and Safety initiatives, overseeing medevacs, and practicing preventative healthcare.

Typical rotations for our remote medical providers last between five weeks. Successful candidates are physically fit, team players, very comfortable with foreign travel, speak English fluently, and work well within a multi-­cultural environment. 

A demonstrated history of self-­ improvement, strong command of medicine, and exceptional medical and rescue skills are also requirements of the job.
Company Overview: Remote Medical International® provides individuals and organizations with the medical training, equipment, and support services necessary to safely and effectively pursue work and play in remote and austere settings. 

Founded in 2003, Remote Medical International has been recognized three times in the INC 500, the top 500 fastest growing companies in the United States. Renowned for a dynamic and diverse staff of experts, Remote Medical International is listed in the top ten for best places to work in Seattle. 

We pride ourselves in offering a positive and challenging work environment based on collaborative relationships and continuous learning.

Position Responsibilities
  • Provide advice and medical treatment for primary health care, general practice, and emergency situations as dictated by prevailing protocols and scope of practice.
  • Complete RMIK and client reporting requirements as dictated by project.
  • Undertake medical escort duties as required.
  • Follow RMIK and client protocols, procedures and practices.
  • Maintain clinic in accordance with RMIK and prevailing standards.
  • Represent RMIK in a professional manner at all times.
  • Maintain current professional certifications, as designated for assigned projects.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Kenyan National currently licensed as an Paramedic from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, South Africa, or Australia.
  • Remote or offshore medical experience
  • BLS, ACLS and PHTLS (or ITLS) certifications
  • Ability to successfully pass a comprehensive background check
  • Ability to successfully pass a medical screening
  • Ability to travel internationally without restriction
Preferred Qualifications
  • 3 years experience providing care at the paramedic level
  • HSE experience or training
Hiring Process

The nature of the industry of remote medicine means that often openings arise with very little notice. 

In order for Remote Medical International to provide the best care possible to our clients, we have a serious vetting system that strong, qualified candidates will be required to go through before a position is assigned. 

This will include a number of interviews, reference and background checks. 

Hiring happens on an as-need basis, and flexibility is always appreciated.

Compensation
: Compensation is very competitive. Full-­time employees receive a regular salary, performance bonuses, and a comprehensive health benefit package. In addition, all employees are entitled to company-­funded training and advancement.

How to Apply

Please submit a current CV with professional certificates, three references and a letter stating why you are the best candidate for the job to kenyacareers@remotemedical.com. 

Please type PARAMEDIC in the subject line of your email.

Remote Medical International is an Equal Employment Opportunity ©EEO® employer.

a Dynamic Company based in Nairobi is looking to fill the position of a Driver / Logistics Assistant

3 Posts

The successful candidate MUST have a prior experience working in the Military and Defence sector.
 
Key Responsibilities:
  • Coordinates and executes transportation requirements for the house manager and house guests.
  • Maintains all corporate assets, whether actual or contracted to ensure assets are in presentable and working condition.
  • Assist in coordinating activities in support of assigned projects and residence and guests.
  • Records expenses, including travel, hotels, and contract costs.
  • Assists with the coordination and execution of logistics for the maintenance of the residence.
  • Assist in the forecast and reporting related to logistical needs of the vehicles and guest house.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.
Qualifications:

  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent. 
  • Must have 3-5 years of relevant experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. 
  • Must possess strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills. 
  • Must have excellent computer skills, including MS Office suite, and be able to cope with multiple priorities. 
  • Must present professional and possess excellent customer service skills with clients and individuals at all levels of the organization.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance, as the incumbent may have access to confidential information.
  • Must have a valid driving license.
  • Ability to work flexible hours and to tight deadlines.
  • Having worked as a driver in an embassy and a security background is an added advantage
Monthly gross salary: Competitive remuneration depending  on experience
 
Deadline: 20th July 2014    
 
Applications:
 
Send your up to date CV to:

office@summitrecruitment-kenya.com
Summit Recruitment & Training, Blixen Court, 
Karen road, Karen.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

Please indicate in your email which position you are interested in.
 
Please do not apply if you do not meet the requirements of the job

Kenya Tea Development Agency (MS) Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of KTDA Holdings Ltd and a key player in the tea industry providing management services to the smallholder tea sub-sector for efficient production, processing and marketing of quality teas.

To ensure continued success and growth, we are seeking a dynamic and highly talented individual to join our management team in the following exciting and challenging position.
 
Assistant Planning Officer
1 Position

Position scope


Reporting to the Planning Officer, the successful candidate will be responsible for planning, development, monitoring and evaluation of programmes and projects undertaken by KTDA Group and subsidiary companies.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assisting in carrying out feasibility studies and research on capital project needs
  • Collecting and analysing data for planning purposes
  • Assisting in monitoring and evaluation of economic factors and projects
  • Undertaking analysis on business environmental changes, impacts and strategies
  • Carrying out inventory of information/stock on new projects
  • Preparing various documents in relation to the identified projects
  • Participating and visiting projects in the field to gather information
  • Assisting in maintenance of accurate information on projects
Qualifications / Skills / Experience

The ideal candidate must possess the following qualifications, experience and competencies: -
  • Bachelors degree in Commerce, Economics or Statistics
  • Postgraduate qualification in Economics, Strategy or related area is an added advantage
  • Relevant Microsoft packages and statistical software packages
  • Three (3) years experience
  • Results driven  - takes the initiative to set and achieve challenging work goals, focuses one’s time and energy to maintain high work standards
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
How to Apply
 
If you fulfill the above requirements and wish to be considered, please write to us enclosing your cover letter and a detailed CV to reach the undersigned not later than 16th July 2014.

Group General Manager – Human Resources & Administration,
Kenya Tea Development Agency Ltd,
P.O. Box 30213 – 00100,
Nairobi

Email: recruitment@ktdateas.com
Suntec Supermarket is looking for a motivated person to fill in the post of Procurement Officer, preferably with a background  in Supermarkets.

The following are the requirements for the position;

Duties and responsibilities:
  • Prepares procurement plans for the company
  • Identify credible suppliers evaluate and select competitively to ensure that ordered goods  and services are delivered on time and payments made in accordance with procurement agreement.
  • Receives request from the Supermarket Managers for goods or services; and ensure that all procedures are complied with, prepares order specifications, determine mode of procurement (tender, quotations and import (overseas) or local purchase in line with Company policies)
  • Maintain an up to date Procurement and Purchasing record system (contracts , orders, shipping documents; usage and other correspondence)
  • Quality control management, i.e. in collaboration with the managers ensures that materials and items requisitioned for are delivered as per specifications.
  • Locate vendors of materials, equipments or supplies and interview them in order to determine product availability, quality and terms of sales.
  • Control purchasing department budget
  • Review purchase order claims and contracts for conformance to company policy.
  • Prepare and process requisitions and purchase orders for supplies and equipment
  • Review purchase order claims and contracts for conformance to Company policy
  • Analyze market and delivery systems in order to assess present and future material availability.
  • Develop and implement purchasing and contract management instructions, policies, and procedures.
  • Participate in the development of specifications for equipment, products or substitute materials.
  • Resolve vendor or contract grievances and claims against suppliers
  • Review, evaluate and approve specifications for issuing and awarding bids.
  • Represent the company in negotiating contracts and formulating policies with suppliers.
  • Prepare bid awards for management approval
  • Arrange for the disposal of surplus materials
Specifications and Qualifications
  • A Diploma / Bachelors degree in a business related field
  • Experience of four years in Purchasing, Procurement and Supplies chain management in Supermarkets.
  • Knowledge of marketing and planning will be an added advantage
If you believe you have the necessary qualifications and experience, please send your covering letter and indicate current and expected salary, availability, attach CV, scanned copies of your certificates by close of business 10th July 2014.

Please send your application to: vacancies@fep-group.com
Job title: Finance / Admin and Compliance Manager, Kenya
 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya with a frequent travel to Isiolo, Baringo and Tana River counties of Kenya
 
Responsible to: Country / Representative and Programme Steering Committee
 
Starting date: Mid July or 1st August 2014
 
Duration: One year.
 
Working hours: Full time (40 hours per week)
 
Closing date: 8 July, 2014.
 
Type of contract: fixed contract-one year with a possibility of extension
 
Type of position: National
 
Background: The Pastoralist Resilience Consortium consisting of Regional Centre for Pastoralist Elders (RCPE), Global Peace and Prosperity Initiative (GLOPPI) and GTDO would like to recruit a dynamic and energetic person as Finance/Administration and Compliance Manager in Kenya. 

This position reports to the project steering committee and Country Representative/Director-GLOPPI who is also the programme director/leader of the consortium. 

The position forms part of the Senior Management Team of the Pastoralist resilience consortium in Kenya. Final offer of the position will be subject to the approval/release of funds.

This is a great opportunity for experienced finance professionals to play a key role in achieving our visions by providing effective financial management and accounting support to the consortium and to the organisations.

Responsibilities:
 
a) Finance
  • Provide financial management support across the consortium program
  • Develop, implement and monitor internal financial control management systems.
  • Develop or review and update financial policies and procedures and ensure approval of any changes.
  • Ensure timely financial reporting in accordance with consortium financial policies
  • Report timely on financial matters and operational matters of projects to donors and Country Representative/Director and Programme Steering Committee.
  • Develop quarterly financial reports of the programme and submit to the donor. 
  • Ensure financial reports are produced timely and in accordance with consortium policy and procedures and donor requirements.
  • Ensure that budget is available for all the financial transactions and appropriate supporting documents and avoid over-spending
  • Ensure that the financial system is effectively functioning and authorization levels are appropriate to the structure of the country programme.
  • Ensure financial, procurement and budgetary guidelines and controls are in place.
  • Manage and supervise the finance staff
  • Monitor the financial position of the consortium and propose measures to guarantee continuous liquidity for attainment of consortium goals.
  • Enhance financial management capacity of partner NGOs and community based organisations such as pastoralists’ associations(PAs).
  • Train the finance team and PAs on project financial management.
  • Develop the bank reconciliation reports
  • Ensure effective grant management as per the consortium policy and performance targets.
  • Ensure that effective financial systems is in place in line with donor regulations/requirements
  • Ensure timely request for transfer of funds from the donors through established procedures.
  • Ensure that no expectations are raised in the field for which budget is unavailable.
b) Administration
  • Ensure that the programme administrative system is update and up to the international standards
  • Ensure that contributions of the personnel to the programme is documented and appropriately filed.
  • Assure that all assets are well registered, maintained, and filed in line with donor regulation.
  • Ensure that HR system is functional and that all staff issues are addressed timely.
c) Compliance
  • Ensure that programme complies with donor policies/requirements and organizational policies and procedure
  • Pay regular visits and ensure the field offices comply with the donor requirements/donor and organizational policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that consortium complies with income tax regulations of Kenya.
Qualifications/Competencies and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate will have a University degree majoring in finance, with a professional qualification in the field of Accounting (ACCA, CPA, ACEA, ACA, AMCA or equivalent).
  • You will have at least 3 years working experience in finance management in an INGO environment, with three years grant accounting experience.
  • Relevant experience in setting up training in project finance.
  • At least 2 experience in managing consortium finance
  • At least 3 years experience in developing financial systems (policies and procedures) for a consortium programme and/or for organizations.
  • At 2 years experience in launching a programme financial system and Sun System etc and ensuring its effectiveness and efficiency.
  • At least 2 years experience in capacity building of partners in financial management.
  • At least 3 years experience in working with institutional and non-institutional donors and intergovernmental organizations.
  • Experience in working with pastoralist communities and in Arid and semi-arid lands preferably Isiolo, Baringo and Tana-river counties.
  • You will have practical knowledge of accounting packages and software (Excel and or Quick books, SUN systems etc preferably Sun-system) and proficiency in Microsoft office.
  • Excellent communications skills and commitment to the consortiums’ vision, mission and values. Fluency in English required.
  • Must be Kenyan and a person with high level of integrity, transparency and accountability.
How to Apply

If you think you meet the job specification, please send your CVs/Resume and motivation letter (specifying your achievements and why you think you are the right person for this position) to consortium2014@yahoo.com and consortiumresilience@gmail.com not later than 8 July, 2014. 

Please put Finance/Admin and Compliance Manager-Kenya in the subject line of your email. 

Because of the urgency of this position, we will review the applications regularly as we receive. 

Female candidates are encouraged to apply. 

Unfortunately, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Job Advertisement: Enterprise Accountant

Lokipetot Community Food Security Project is located about 8 km out of Lodwar along Lodwar-Lorugum road. 

Lokipetot Community Food Security Project has recently entered into a grant partnership with African Development Foundation through their partner in Kenya, CEZAM Consultants and Associates

We are recruiting a self motivated Enterprise Accountant as per requirements below: 

The Enterprise Accountant to be based in Lokipetot, Lodwar, Turkana County and working within the framework of Lokipetot Community Food Security Project.

Qualifications
  • Diploma in Accounting, Business Administration/Management or Certified Public Accountant II. 
  • A degree in BCom, BBA/BBM or related is an added advantage.
  • Experience of at least two years with CBO, FBO or NGO accounting environment. Must have practiced accounting/finance and business development.
  • Excellent communication skills in English and Swahili. Knowledge of Ngaturkana is an added advantage.
  • Portrays excellent marketing and public relations skills.
  • Good knowledge of IT skills especially MS Office Suite such as Excel, Word, and Database management; Email and Internet.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to follow strict deadlines.
  • Strong business development and portfolio growth skills and experience.
  • Good understanding of accounting principles and reporting skills.
  • Strong commitment to business ethics and values.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Being in charge of keeping cashbooks/journals and developing monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports.
  • Receiving and filing project correspondence/documents (especially financial correspondence/documents)
  • Assist in logistical and procurement activities as required.
  • Facilitating, supporting and assisting in all internal control mechanisms and audit-related activities.
  • Facilitating, supporting and assisting in processing project-related payments., handling of petty cash.
  • Ensuring proper documentation of enterprise-related activities.
  • Calculating and submitting local tax returns and other statutory payments in a timely manner.
  • Maintaining the payroll based on approved time sheets and other Project requirements.
  • Completing Bank reconciliations and documenting all financial transactions.
  • Identifying business development opportunities for Lokipetot Community Food Security Project and discussing their implementation as required.
  • Conducting market research activities and designing market analysis as required.
  • Ensure sourcing out of best possible prices and quality farm inputs’ for the success of Lokipetot Community Food Security Project or would be Cooperative Society.
  • Gathering and recording farmers’ demographic, production and sales data and providing reports to the board, donors and partners.
  • The Accountant will perform all duties related to his/her position and additional duties that may be assigned from time to time.
How to Apply 

Please submit your CV and cover letter with three references and day time telephone to lokipetotcfsp@gmail.com. 

The subject line must include: “ENTERPRISE ACCOUNTANT”.

Applications must be submitted not later than 15th July, 2014. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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