About Kimetrica: Formed by a group of former humanitarian and development workers in 2006, Kimetrica is a social enterprise focused on providing policy-makers and project managers with the tools and skills they need to do their jobs well.  

Our work centers on providing knowledge management solutions for governments, bi-lateral donors, the World Bank, and not-for-profit organizations in the areas of performance management and disaster risk reduction.   

With a headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya and project support offices in Ethiopia, Moldova, and the US, Kimetrica employs 60 full-time professional staff and an extensive network of sector specialists with expertise ranging from early warning and contingency planning to social protection and research and data analysis.

Position Summary: Kimetrica seeks to recruit a Junior GUI Web Designer

Working with a young and highly talented team of software developers, the Junior GUI Web Designer will be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Responsibilities include:
  • Development of interfaces in HTML/CSS/Java script
  • Other GUI related tasks as required.
  • Video editing
  • Training manual design
  • Work within agile development framework
  • Participation in tech training
Qualifications:
  • University degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Strong skills in HTML and CSS
  • High capacity for rapid learning
  • Good attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a team
Desirable Qualifications:
  • Experience with Photoshop and Illustrator
  • An appreciation of visual design
  • Some level of commercial experience.
  • Terms and Conditions:
  • Highly competitive salary package
  • Full health insurance upon confirmation
  • Pension and investment benefits
  • Friendly and stimulating working environment
  • Major opportunities for career growth and on-the-job learning
  • Two months probationary period.
Application: 
 
To apply, please send cover letter and CV to jobs@kimetrica.com by 11th July, 2014. 

Please put in the subject line of your e-mail: Junior GUI Web Designer.  

Ensure that your CV and cover letter describe your background and experience as related to the job responsibilities and skills. 

Note that Kimetrica will only contact eligible candidates for interviews.
Vacancy: Project Engineer

Job Purpose: Support factory projects to ensure timely installation and commissioning of equipment and machinery. The successful candidate will have a bias in industrial Engineering.

Key Responsibilities
  • Develops the schedules of the fulfilment of projects on the basis of approved timelines of equipment production lines and units start up. Ensures strict adherence to these schedules.
  • Ensures availability and effective utilization of machines, advises on improvements on equipment.
  • Prepare specifications of the equipment, technical tasks for the installation works and capital projects.
  • Achieve control of the execution of the plans of delivery components, equipments and other materials for capital projects, the observance by the suppliers of the established schedules of deliveries, quality and assemblies of equipment.
  • Check the correctness of quantitative and qualitative initial inspection of equipment and components, the timelines of transfer to Factory departments.
  • Perform work for showing up of the above –norm stocks of equipment and components, not fixed and used equipment; introduces proposals on its realization.
  • Participates in the development of operating instructions and repair of equipment, safe conducting of works with servicing of the means of Automation and mechanization and other technical documentation.
  • Participates in checking technical accuracy of equipment for effectiveness.
  • Implement overall automation and mechanization of production processes, facilitating raising the technical levels in production so as to improve on general productivity to reduce the cost.
  • Participates in coming up with measures and the projects in consultation with Factory Director.
  • Support the installation process, and commissioning of equipment
  • Analyze the effectiveness of the automation and machinery, the usage, and make proposal for any upgrading.
  • Prepare contracts completion documents and ensures that project managers use them.
Requirements
  • Holder of Bachelor’s degree in industrial Engineering is preferred, also Mechanical Engineering from a recognized University.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in a busy FMCG managing Projects.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Excellent Customer Orientation.
  • Working knowledge of ISO systems and TPM.
  • Good Computer knowledge on MS Excel, word, project, AutoCAD among others
How to Apply: 
 
Send your application including a cover letter demonstrating why you are the most suited for this role, a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees by close of business Thursday 17th July 2014.

Adept Systems
Management Consultants
P O Box 6416, Nairobi, GPO 00100

Email: recruit@adeptsystems.co.ke

Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

Please note that we do not charge fees for receiving or processing job applications.
Vacancy: Property Manager

Our client is a newly established property management firm looking to recruit a professional and highly driven Property Manager. 

We are looking for competent individuals who will be responsible for managing client buildings including ensuring full occupancy, preparing and managing all contractual documents including agency contracts and tenancy agreements and overseeing and coordinating all maintenance activities. 

The ideal candidate will have:
  • A Bachelor of Arts degree in Land Economics or its approved equivalent from a recognized university or, a degree in a related field including Business Administration or Commerce.
  • A minimum of three (3) – five (5) years’ experience in property management.
  • Demonstrable experience in selling, purchasing and letting of commercial and residential buildings.
Key responsibilities for this role will be to:

  • Prepare annual property budgets to include forecasted rental incomes, expenditures and variance analyses etc.
  • Market all vacant properties and units and identify new property management opportunities.
  • Carry out background checks on all new tenants, issue tenancy agreement and ensure that all renewals are carried out in good time.
  • Proactively collect and follow up rental payments and actively participate in debt collection to ensure that all overdue amounts are paid and identify and escalate recurrent defaults for actioning.
  • Ensure all relevant bills (utilities, service payments etc.) are paid on a timely basis.
  • Carry out regular inspections of all occupied and unoccupied properties and units and identify and initiate any repairs or maintenance works that need to be carried out.
  • Effectively maintain all assigned properties including planning renovations and put in place appropriate maintenance schedules, supervise and inspect all repairs to ensure that the work is carried out time and is as up to standard. 
  • Contract and supervise service providers e.g. security, cleaning, garbage collection, maintenance etc. Continuously evaluate the work of the service providers and take necessary action as may be required.
  • Ensure continued security of all properties including having relevant security and fire procedures are in place and that devices are installed and maintained as necessary.
  • Enforce occupancy policies and procedures and proactively and conclusively address any violations or breaches.
  • Investigate and resolve all tenant complaints and respond to all queries in a timely manner.
  • Prepare reports and collect, analyse and summarise data and trends as and when required.
If you meet the minimum requirements for this position send us your application to the address below by close of business Thursday 17th July 2014.

Your application will include a cover letter, detailed and up to date CV with your contact details, details of current and expected remuneration and the names and contacts of three professional referees. 

Adept Systems
Management Consultants
P O Box 6416, Nairobi, 
GPO 00100

Email: recruit@adeptsystems.co.ke

Please note that we do not charge fees for receiving or processing job applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Senior Android Developer
 
Industry: IT/Software Development 

Location: Nairobi 
 
Our client a leading software development company with mobile financial solutions delivering solutions seeks to recruit a Senior Android Developer who has a strong understanding of integration requirements for Android Based mobile applications.  

Key Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Ability to design, advise and develop User Interfaces for Mobile based applications on android platform targeting both tablets and phones from multiple manufacturers.
  • Consumption and manipulation of HTTP, SOAP, REST, JSON and WMS Services on android platform.
  • To use database skills and knowledge to come up with sound database designs for various software projects prior to the development phase.
  • To create various required system design documents and tools for solutions for approval prior to their development.
  • To program and develop according to specification with the main aim of developing a problem solving and customer acceptable solution and that meets the clients’ requirements.
  • Develop software solutions according to the given specifications and come up with deliverables within deadline and resources constraint.
  • To integrate various solutions developed with other systems that exist and that are meant to work hand in hand with the developed solution in the best manner possible.
  • To conduct system integration tests where applicable for solutions developed and that integrate with others that exist or that are built away from our solution.
Professional Skills and Competencies
  • Degree Computer Science/Information Technology or related course.
  • Four years working with an OOP language e.g. Java, C++ or C#.
  • Working knowledge of programming methodologies, structures, and concepts including but not limited to Object Oriented Methodologies and UML.
  • Three years’ experience designing and developing android applications that integrate with enterprise systems.
  • Good understanding data management methods in Android such as SQLite and Java and Android lifecycle, garbage collection and design patterns
  • Strong understanding of integration requirements for Android Based mobile applications.
  • Experience with the entire Android software development life cycle.
  • Experience debugging and Android Application using but not limited to DDMS and in Android SDKs and Google APIs.
To apply, send your CV only to jobs@flexi-personnel.com before Monday, 7th July 2014. 

Clearly indicate the position applied for and the minimum salary expectation on the subject line.
a fast growing local bank is seeking ambitious sales executives as part of its aggressive growth plans.
 
The purpose of this job is to constantly and consistently deliver exceptional sales results for Retail Banking products through recruitment of new credible and quality customers
 
Duty Station: Nairobi and Mombasa 
 
Job Duties & Responsibilities
  • Bring in New deposits to the Bank through opening of new accounts and manage/ grow respective customers’ portfolio.
  • Cross selling from the portfolio allocated to deepen relationship with the Bank customers
  • Driving growth of the assets portfolio for the Bank through selling of the asset products to the target market (prospects/ existing customers) and ensuring that set performance targets (assets) are achieved.
  • Service Excellence-Manage Attrition of clients leaving the Bank by ensuring customer service satisfaction and retention as well as promptly responding to customer queries.
  • Customer site visits to bring personalized service to their door step and ensure closing of new sales with the support of the branches.
  • Relationship Management; Being the link between the client and the Bank.
  • Close Monitoring of Money Movements in the respective portfolio’s through   
  1. having regular access to the direct sales report to ensure effective portfolio
  2. management of deposits/ liabilities.
  • Achieve and surpass the set annual individual sales targets.
  • Provide excellent, timely and professional service to the Bank’s clients in addition to providing prompt feedback from them to the Bank for immediate action where possible.
  • Participating in Market awareness programs for the Bank, this includes market activations, sales promotions, product launches to leverage on sales opportunities arising from such events
Desired Profile
  • A diploma or degree from a recognized university/institution
  • Mean grade of C in KCSE
  • Ideally a practicing Muslim or one with experience in Islamic Banking
  • Must possess excellent selling skills with a proven track record.
  • Emotional Intelligence; Dynamic, individual with the ability to work under pressure
  • Strong networking skills, for both internal and external networks
  • Relationship Management skills with excellent Human Relations skills, communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • A passion for performance and achievement in a competitive and dynamic environment
  • Hardworking, strategically minded individual with excellent leadership, organizational, and planning skills
  • Commercial awareness and customer focus
  • Pleasant, honest outgoing, well groomed and self-driven
Terms: One year contract with a retainer and a variable performance based pay
 
Application Details:
 
Please send a detailed CV to dsr@preferredpersonnel.co.ke

Pernod Ricard Kenya, a co-leader in the wines and spirits industry, is looking for a Social Media Strategist who is passionate about consumers, is familiar with community management/social media and is a great writer and storyteller.

The Social Media Strategist will specifically be responsible for the following:
  • Develop strategies to increase engagement and interaction on social media
  • Ensure the online reputation of our brands;
  • On behalf of the brands, manage our Instagram streams and participate in the dialogue with customers on our Facebook pages;
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key community members. Identify the best community members across social media platforms and our web sites site. Identify bloggers / e-influencers;
  • Consolidate and share consumer discussions with the rest of the team, work closely with brand teams and the digital team.
  • Work together with our digital agencies with regards to analytics and to help build a solid leadership in social media in Kenya.
  • Work closely with our eCRM department to create meaningful on two one discussions with consumers;
  • Measure, analyze, measure some more, and report (Google analytics, Vitrue, and other metrics tools); and
  • Reporting and monitoring of social media activity within the alcohol and spirits industry in East Africa.
The successful candidate should have the following qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • Two (2) years relevant experience;
  • A very good writer and storyteller (able to execute product pitches);
  • Excellent communication and presentations skills. (copywriter background in digital agency a plus);
  • Experience with social tools (blogs, discussions, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and Google +) and metrics tools;
  • Ability to handle stress and conflict situations;
  • Must have a sense of conviviality; and
  • Be a connoisseur of the Kenyan nightlife and lifestyle.
If you believe you qualify for this position, please apply for the position by uploading your CV to our website: www.dpckenya.comunder Vacancies.

Only qualified candidates shall be contacted


Wananchi Group (K) Ltd
 
Job Title: IT Helpdesk Assistant 
 
Department: I.T. Department
 
Location: Gateway Park 
 
Employment Status / Type: Full Time 
 
Position Reporting to: I.T. Manager
 
Manages Others: No
 
Job Purpose / Summary:  Assist in the management of all day to day IT issues that include; LAN related activities, Office automation issues and  Business application support for the Wananchi Group Staff.

Key Roles:
  • Responsible  for IT hardware  & software Inventory Management
  • Primary contact for all internal IT support queries
  • Preparation  for daily , weekly and monthly IT helpdesk reports
  • Responsible for receiving service requests via telephone, email, and ticketing system.
  • Responsible for diagnosing and resolving internal customer incidents, escalating cases where necessary.
  • Carry Hardware preventative maintenance  and repairs
  • Competent in offering internal customers in-office help, on site and through remote-access software.
  • Ensuring user satisfaction with IT services through effective communication
  • Train users on basic computer procedures and Ms office products
Requirements
 
The ideal candidate will have excellent IT skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet. 

The ability to communicate effectively and handle telephone calls proficiently is essential, as is experience of working in an administrative role. 
 
Able to deal confidently with a wide range of people in difficult circumstances. 
 
Ability to diagnose & solve problems in an efficient manner.
 
Ability to demonstrate experience of effective communication with customers via a range of different channels.
 
Attention to detail.
 
Possess a confident & professional manner with strong interpersonal skills.
 
Confidence to engage with staff on all levels, self-motivated & capable of working on own initiative as well as part of a small team.
 
Good understanding of Microsoft Platforms.
 
Good working knowledge of browser technologies.

Key Performance Indicators:
  • Response time to helpdesk tickets
  • Ticket closure
  • Submission of daily/weekly/monthly reports 
eMail application to recruit@ke.wananchi.com

Subject Line: IT Assistant

Closing Date: July 7th 2014

Republic of Kenya
 
County Government of Kericho
 
Office of the Governor
 
Kericho County Public Service Board

The Kericho County Public Service Board wishes to recruit competent, self-driven, experienced and qualified persons to fill the following positions pursuant to Article 176 of the Constitution.
 
1. Chief Accountant
Ref: KCPS-VB /7/2014
J/G –“P”
1 Post 

The officer will be the Head of Accounting and will be responsible to the Head of Treasury for the efficient management and accounting service at the county Treasury.
 
Specific duties will include:

  • Advising county government on all County public financial accounting matters.
  • Implementing approved government accounting standards and reporting formats.
  • Providing advice to County Government on the best appropriate financial reporting formats,
  • Develop training needs assessment for county accounting staff and institute training to ensure technical competence
  • Participating in County Policy Committees.
  • Oversee the implementation of the approved accounting standards, policies bases and concepts to ensure compliance.
  • Direct and control operations of the County exchequer account.
Requirements for Appointment;
  • Be a Kenyan citizen
  • Bachelor degree in either Finance, Accounting Business Administration, Commerce or in a relevant equivalent
  • Be a holder of CPA (K) or its recognized equivalent
  • Be registered with the institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK)
  • Relevant working experience of not less than five years
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.
  • Familiarity with policies, laws regulations and operating of public Finance Management
Terms of service:  
  • Permanent & Pensionable.
  • Remuneration: Kshs: 77,527 - 103,894/=p.m
  • House Allowance: Kshs: 40,000/= p.m.
  • Commuter: Kshs 12,000/=p.m.
2. Ward Administrators 
30 Posts
Ref: KCPS-VB /8/2014

Duties and responsibilities of Ward Administrators.
 
The Ward Administrator shall be responsible to relevant Sub-County Administrator to coordinate, manage and supervise the general administrative functions in the ward.
 
Specific duties and responsibilities will be to;
  • Develop policies and plans
  • Ensure effective service delivery
  • Coordinate development activities to empower the community
  • Provide and maintain infrastructure and facilities of public services and the county public service
  • Facilitate and coordinate citizen participation in the development of policies , plans and delivery of service and
  • Exercise any functions and powers delegated by the county public service board.
Requirements for appointment;
 
For appointment an applicant must;
  • Be a Kenyan Citizen;
  • Hold a Bachelors degree from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • Have at least five years working experience in the Public Service or Private Sector;
  • Possess knowledge in administration and management; and
  • Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution on leadership and integrity.
Terms of service: Permanent & Pensionable
 
Remuneration:
  • Salary scale: Kshs 48,190 - 65,290/= p.m
  • House Allowance: Kshs 17,000/= p.m
  • Commuter Allowance: Kshs 8,000/= p.m
How to Apply:
 
Applicants should:
  • Attach clearance certificates from:-
  1. Kenya Revenue Authority
  2. Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission
  3. CID (Certificate of Good Conduct)
  4. Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  • Kericho County residents should indicate their respective Ward.
Submit their applications attaching copies of National Identity Card / Passport, Curriculum Vitae, Testimonials, Academic and Professional Certificates clearly stating position applied for on top of the envelope and addressed to:

The Secretary,
County Public Service Board,
P.O. Box 1376-20200
Kericho.

Or Hand delivered to:

County Public Service Board Offices
Next to Kericho Primary School.

Important:
  • All applications to reach the Secretary, County Public Service Board on or before 18th July, 2014.
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
  • Those who had applied earlier need to re- apply afresh.
NB: Kericho County is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with disability and marginalized groups are encouraged to apply.
Republic of Kenya
 
County Assembly of Nandi

The Nandi County Assembly Service Board wishes to invite applications from qualified persons for the following positions:
 
1. Member of the County Assembly Service Board
 
Pursuant of section 12(3d) of the County Government Act, 2012, the County Assembly of Nandi is seeking to appoint one member of the public to join the Nandi County Assembly Service Board. 

The Board is responsible for:-
  • Providing services and facilities to ensure efficient and effective functioning of the County Assembly ;
  • Constituting offices of the County Assembly Service and appointing and supervising office holders ;
  • Preparing annual estimates of expenditure of county Assembly service and submitting them to the ideal of parliamentary democracy; and the county Assembly for approval and exercising budgetary control over the services;
  • Undertaking, singly or jointly with relevant organizations, programmes to promote the ideals of parliamentary democracy; and,
  • Performing other functions:-
  1. Necessary for the well being of the member and staff of the County assembly Or
  2. Prescribed by National Legislation.
Requirements for Appointment
  • Must be a Kenyan Citizen
  • Must be a resident of Nandi County
  • Have knowledge and experience in public affairs
  • Must have degree in Social Sciences from a University recognized in Kenya
  • Must not be a member of the county Assembly
  • Must meet the requirements of leadership and integrity as set out in Chapter 6 of the Constitution
2. Legal Counsel 
SS.8
1 Post

Duties and responsibilities
  • Drafting of County Assembly Members Bills
  • Drafting of amendments to be proposed to the assembly by any member of the county Assembly or any committee of the Assembly /training and supervision of legal clerks
  • Giving legal interpretation of Acts and Bills and generally giving legal advice on matters relating to the county Assembly
  • Attending courts on litigation matters involving assembly and drafting contracts and related legal documents
  • Providing legal advice to the County Assembly Service Board ,County assembly, Assembly Committees, the Speaker, Clerk and the individual members
  • Ensuring Bills passed by County Assembly comply with the constitution of Kenya
  • Liaising with the office of the county attorney on litigation matters involving the County Assembly
  • Legal representation of the county Assembly and the County Assembly service Board in the court proceedings
Requirements for appointment
  • Have Bachelors law degree
  • Be in possession of a current practicing certificate
  • Have proficiency in the use of Basic computer applications
  • At least three years of legislative ,drafting and general litigation experience
  • A post graduate qualification will be an added advantage
  • Fulfill the requirements of chapter six of the constitution
How to Apply
 
Persons interested in filling the above positions should submit applications in own handwriting accompanied by a CV, Certified copies of relevant academic and professional Certificates, national Identity card or passport and other relevant supporting documents and be addressed to:

The Secretary
Nandi County Assembly Service Board
P.O Box 673, Kapsabet.

Or to be hand delivered to the office of the clerk, Nandi County Assembly located at the premises of the Nandi County Assembly. (Formerly County Council of Nandi) so as to reach him not later than 24th July 2014

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
University of Nairobi
 
Applicants are invited for the following position:-

Director eLearning (Professor Level)
1 Post
Ref: AC/7/200/14
R&T

1.0 Introduction: The University of Nairobi is the biggest University in Kenya and one of the largest in East and Central Africa. It has students who take various programs through the face-to-face, eLearning and distance learning modes. 

The University has a number of eLearning programmes mostly run at postgraduate level. 

The University has been running Extra Mural Centres for a long time from various locations in different parts of Kenya. 

The Extra Mural Centre provides learning and administrative support services to those students who are not able to come to the main campus in Nairobi.

The University comprises 6 academic colleges, with campus in Nairobi and the other major towns in Kenya. University of Nairobi has a Centre of Open and Distance Learning (CODL) that focuses on providing courses mainly in the non-electronic form.

2.0 Purpose: To provide vision, operational, academic and strategic leadership in the management and further development of eLearning services, project and activities for the University of Nairobi.

3.0 The Position: The Director of eLearning will report to the Vice Chancellor of the University. In course of executing the mandate of the office, the Director of eLearning will be required to liaise with the Principals of the various colleges. 

He/she will lead the strategic approach to the eLearning Directorate and also guide the operational development and rendering of eLearning courses. 

The Director will also devise ways for the students to access the e-content through eLearning systems as well as using various digital devices. 

The work will also involve inclusion of adequate variations of content delivery modes so as to meet personal learning needs of the e-students. 

The position will also involve working towards having as many full programs as possible running electronically so as to teach the many digitally-oriented students out there who desire to take University of Nairobi programs but cannot because of distance.

4.0 Scope of work
 
The Director of eLearning will be responsible for the following:-
  • Develop the University of Nairobi eLearning policy and strategy.
  • Update the University of Nairobi eLearning course template by integrating the latest trends including use of mobile learning, web 2.0 and Open Educational Resource (OER) strategy and course adaptation to personal learning needs of students.
  • Work with Subject Matter Experts during curriculum design, course authoring and development.
  • Develop courses in line with University of Nairobi policies including anti-plagiarism policy.
  • Development/adaptation of instructional materials for online or blended learning mode.
  • Use latest technologies to create media to support teaching and learning activities, especially videos, animations and educational games.
  • Produce learning materials in different formats: online or using digital devices (CDs, DVDs, USB) etc.
  • Produce learning materials compliant with standards such as Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM).
  • Develop eLearning course assessment strategies.
  • Support the improvement of the University of Nairobi Virtual Classroom based on Claroline and Moodle Learning Management Systems.
  • Any other task assigned from time to time.
5.0 Expected Deliverables
  • An effective University of Nairobi eLearning Strategy.
  • A fully functional office for the eLearning Directorate at University of Nairobi
  • Well-designed content for: mixed mode and synchronized as well as asynchronized eLearning delivery modes.
  • A University of Nairobi Course template of high quality that is updated regularly to reflect the best practices and standards in the design of eLearning course modules.
  • Courses developed and revised in line with University of Nairobi policies.
  • Media developed to support learning in electronic delivery mode as well as course assessment strategies.
  • Programs fully running in electronic form.
  • An improved University of Nairobi Virtual Classroom.
  • Integration of Open Educational Resources, m-learning, web 2.0 and adaptation strategies to support student-centered learning.
6.0 Key Requirement
  • A PhD in ICT or Educational Technology or a related relevant qualification.
  • Minimum of five years of demonstrable experience in developing eLearning materials and teaching using eLearning platforms such as Moodle or Claroline.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with Instructional Design and Courseware Development principles.
  • Awareness of pedagogical theory and structures in online education as well as relevant learning theories.
  • Knowledge of course authoring tools.
  • Knowledge of multimedia authoring tools.
  • Demonstrated skills in Web-Based Course Development Software.
  • Expertise in:
  1. eLearning standards and specifications such as SCORM
  2. Course Management Software – Claroline or Moodle
  3. Use of web 2.0 tools for teaching and/or learning for university programs or any other shorter courses.
  4. Online Courseware materials like OERs
  • Provision of learning or administrative information to students using mobile devices.
  • Desire to continuously learn new features of course development tools and software
  • Considerable knowledge of online assessment of students.
  • Excellent teaching skills at university level preferably in an African university clear understanding of the running of university programs and university-policies related to teaching such as anti-plagiarism and copyright policies.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in project management.
  • Accomplished presentation skills.
7.0 Reporting
 
The Director will work under the supervision of the Vice Chancellor of the University or such other person as the university’s administration may designate from time to time in writing.

8.0 Terms
 
Please note that the successful candidate will be appointed on a full professor salary scale and will serve on permanent and pensionable terms.

Notes
 
1. Applicants should forward ten (10) copies of their application letters accompanied by similar number of certified copies of certificates and C.Vs giving details of their qualifications, experience, research activities and publications they appear in.

2. Applications and related documents should be forwarded through the applicants’ heads of departments and applicants should state their current designations and salaries and other benefits attached to those designations. They should quote post reference codes as shown for each posts in the
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3. Applications should be addressed to :- 

The Deputy Registrar, 
Recruitment & Training Section, 
P.O Box 30197-00100 
Nairobi

Please note that the University of Nairobi is an equal opportunity employer.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Closing Date: Thursday, July 17, 2014.

Background / Summary: Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an international non-governmental organization supporting relief and development work in over 99 countries around the world. 

CRS programs assist persons on the basis of need, regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality and works through local church and non-church partners to implement its programs.

CRS Kenya has partnered with the Catholic Diocese of Malindi (DOM) to address the needs of vulnerable children in the diocese.

The project will construct a rescue home in Malindi where boys and girls, under 18 years of age, may go to find a safe recovery environment dedicated to support their psychological, health, social, and learning needs before being safely re-integrated back into the community under the direction and guidance of the Government of Kenya’s Children’s Department.

Position Title: Project Manager – Construction

Ref.2014/22
 

Location: Malindi
 
Duration: 10 -12 months
 
Job Purpose: The Project Manager – Construction will bear overall responsibility for management and implementation of the grant for 10-12 months. 

He/she will work closely with the DOM on grant administration, construction management and oversight, compliance, and reporting.

Specific job responsibilities
  • Be primary project focal point with donor and coordination with partner project staff, county and central governments.
  • Develop realistic work plans in coordination with the DOM team, prepare & monitor grant agreements.
  • Facilitate the flow of information between donor, CRS, and the Diocese of Malindi
  • Provide and/or facilitate capacity building to the DOM on financial, programmatic, procurement, construction, and other areas, as needed
  • Facilitate planning and review sessions with partners and project staff
  • Ensure timely submission of project and program progress, financial reports & provide feedback
  • Ensure adherence to CRS global monitoring, evaluation, accountability, and learning policy
  • Ensure construction activities comply with donor, GOK, and county regulations.
  • Must uphold the CRS and Diocese of Malindi Child Protection Codes of Conduct.
  • Ensure financial and programmatic compliance of grant contractual obligations.
  • Participate in the liquidation of partner finance files and provide timely feedback to partners
  • Ensure the project budget is managed according to donor and CRS guidelines.
  • Represent CRS in any meetings, forums and working groups with relevant stakeholders.
Qualifications:
  • A University Degree in engineering or architecture or a related field.
  • Knowledge on GOK guidelines and policies on construction work.
  • 3-5 years previous experience in construction or infrastructure programming with non-governmental organizations.
  • Excellent personnel management, administrative, financial skills and partnership skills.
  • Ability to prepare and analyze work plans and budgets.
  • Proven experience in construction management.
  • Excellent oral and written communication & Microsoft Office Suite skills.
  • Ability to cultivate constructive relationships and serve with integrity
Written applications indicating the reference number of position applied for and CV including day-time contact phone numbers, as well as names and contact information of three references should reach the below-mentioned by Close of Business Friday July 11, 2014;

Human Resources Manager
Catholic Relief Services – Kenya Program
E-mail: hr@ke.earo.crs.org

Please indicate the Reference Number of the position (2014/22) on the ‘email subject and send the CV and application as one document. 

Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Note: Catholic Relief Services (CRS) does not charge any fees from applicants for any recruitment. 

Further, CRS has not retained any agent in connection with this recruitment

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