Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club

Human Resources Manager

If you are looking for a fantastic career opportunity and to be part of a dynamic team, look no further. Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club in Nanyuki, is an international luxury hotel whose primary focus is on career growth, recognition and rewards. 

We are seeking an experienced HR Manager to lead the operation of the HR Department in assessing organizational needs and developing aligned human resource strategies. 

The successful candidate will report to the General Manager and will assist Departmental Leaders and Senior Managers with the development of specific action plans to address issues and concerns identified in colleague feedback

He/She will promote positive colleague relations through an environment that encourages open communication, trust, mutual respect and fun.

The ideal candidate will have previous human resources leadership experience, preferably in hospitality as well as excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills. 

A University Degree in a related discipline is preferred. 

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Learn more about the job description and application details by logging onto www.fairmontcareers.com

Whether you’re launching your career or looking for exceptional job opportunities, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Kenya currently has a variety of vacancies. 

An exciting future awaits!

Deadline for submissions: 18th July 2014

Vacancy: Marketing Manager
2 Positions

A leading Building Material dealer with three branches in Nairobi is looking for marketing managers.

Our focus is in a candidate who enjoys working in a dynamic environment, enjoys sales and marketing, ready to introduce new ideas to improve our capacity and market share, has ability to meet targets/ deadlines, determined to grow with the business and finally be a team player.

Qualifications & Skills
As the ideal candidate, you will possess first-class communication skills and a genuinely helpful and outgoing personality. 

Marketing experience would be advantageous.

Pleasant personality, high integrity, good attitude and abilities, strong commercial awareness & communication skills, especially in English and Kiswahili.

Good knowledge & experience of Ms Office, other computer applications and Valid Driver’s license.
Preferred qualifications:
At least 3 years marketing experience, in Kenya, Diploma or Bachelors degree in international business administration, sales and marketing, deadline for the submission is 26th July 2014.

If you meet the above criteria please contact

DN /NO 1689
P. O. Box 49010-00100,
GPO Nairobi.

Human Resources for Health (HRH) Capacity Bridge Project is a USAID funded project implemented by IntraHealth International Inc. 

The goal of the project is to strengthen human resources for health systems in Kenya at both the national and county levels and ultimately improve health outcomes for the Kenyan people. 

In order to strengthen its team, the project is looking for a suitable candidate to fill the following position.

Assistant Director - Health Workforce Management

The Asst. Director Health Workforce Management will be responsible for supporting the health workforce management and ensure that all the health workers are systematically transitioned to the GOK (or to FBOs and the private sector) over the project duration. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development and implementation of HR planning and forecasting strategies among the county governments in consultation with APHIApIus partners and other stakeholders
  • Develop a harmonized health workforce contracting, transition, and absorption policy
  • Guide the development of a partnership agreement with the county and assist on advocating for county budgeting for HRH activities
  • Support the counties to integrate contract workers in their HR Data Management systems
  • Support the national government to implement inter-agency forums convened to agree on health workforce contracting and standardize contract worker compensation plans
  • Support health workforce contracting coordination in partnership with national and county governments
  • Assist in developing contract workers supervisory and management roles and responsibility guidelines 
  • Provide oversight and ensure regular and timely preparation and processing of the payroll as well as payment of project supported contract health workers
  • Participate in work planning and developing programmatic reports to USAID.
Qualification, Skills and Competencies Required
  • Master’s degree in, Human Resource, organizational development or a related technical field.
  • At least 10 years relevant technical and professional working experience in a busy Human Resource environment with multiple reporting dimensions. 
  • HRH management skills and experience will be an added advantage.
  • Experience in developing HR Policies, guidelines and tools especially of Government human resources systems. 
  • Previous working experience with USAID and/or PEPFAR-funded programs is an added advantage
  • Experience in employee management, implementing and managing a HRM System.
  • A good understanding of Payroll management and government recruitment and HR management processes
  • Strong team player with excellent negotiation and influencing skills
  • Good relationship building and communication skills
If you meet the above qualifications please apply by sending your CV with a cover letter indicating your daytime telephone numbers, address and names of three referees who must have been your supervisor in your current or former employment to kenyajobs@intrahealth.org. 

Closing date for applications is July 25, 2014.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
asha Sacco, a medium sized Cooperative Society, is seeking to recruit a person for the position of Chief Executive Officer

The person appointed in this position will Report to the Board of Directors, and will be required to provide leadership and strategic direction to the organization, guiding it to achieve its vision of success.

Specific responsibilities will include:
  • Providing overall leadership in the development and implementation of Washa SACCO’S Strategy and related policies, as guided by the Board;
  • Spearheading the formulation and implementation of annual business plans and budgets, designed to support the achievement of both long term and short term goals;
  • Overall responsible for managing the SACCO’s resources prudently and within budget guidelines;
  • Formulating and implementing best-practice management principles while fostering a corporate culture that promotes ethics and sound corporate governance;
  • Overseeing the operations of the organization by managing multi-disciplinary teams and stakeholders, thus ensuring that agreed targets are achieved;
  • Providing strategic direction on new investments, business opportunities and change initiatives;
  • Driving the achievement of expansion programs which involves launching new products and services, extending their reach and creating operational capacity to deliver;
  • Providing performance management oversight and direction and implementing measures and systems to monitor the achievement of strategic objectives.
  • Ensuring compliance with applicable statutory and regulatory requirements and establishing mitigation measures against emerging business risks;
  • Maintaining a conducive work environment, suitable for attracting, developing and retaining a dynamic and competent workforce and
  • Ensuring effective public relations and enhancing the company’s corporate image with stakeholders and partners.
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of the cooperatives and SACCO sector in Kenya and the region, and have developed good networks with key stakeholders in the sector.
Key qualifications, knowledge and experience required;
  • Bachelors of Commerce (Finance/Accounting option)
  • CPA (K) final
  • A minimum of four (4) years relevant experience preferable in a reputable financial institution.
  • Excellent leadership skills particularly in strategy formulation and execution;
  • High ethical standards, integrity and professionalism;
  • Demonstrate commercial and financial management experience
  • Excellent interpersonal, networking, influencing and stakeholder management skills;
If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet criteria for this role, please submit your application with detailed CV, stating your current position, current remuneration, e-mail address and telephone contacts. 

Candidates currently earning more than Ksh 100,000 do not need apply.

To be considered, your application must be received by 25th July 2014 addressed to;

The Chairman, Washa Sacco Society Ltd,
P.O. Box 83256-80100, 

or by email to washarecruitment@gmail.com
Business Analyst
Type: Full time
Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Introduction: Powerhive is a technology company founded in 2011 with the objective of delivering clean and affordable microgrid electricity service to hundreds of millions of households and small businesses around the world. 

The company has opened an office in Kenya and is now looking to recruit a Business Analyst.

Job Description
  • Responsible for analyzing incoming data from operational projects and reporting on findings regularly, and developing intuitive visualizations to make the data easy to communicate;
  • Responsible for independently conducting quantitative analysis and modeling new projects for the company and potential clients;
  • Responsible for developing new models and maintaining existing ones, analytical processes or systems approaches;
  • Responsible for supporting the internal and external accounting teams as needed;
  • Creates documentation for all his/her activities;
  • Conducts desk and in market research in new markets, and supports the business development decision making process with comparative data analysis and business cases;
  • Critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high level information into details, abstract up from low level information to a general understanding;
  • Advising business and technical teams on options, risks, and costs;
  • Developing and maintaining key datasets including:
  1. Customer use cases;
  2. Key Market data;
  3. System performance, trends;
  • Contribute a financial perspective during project or client reviews;
  • Keep a current PowerPoint deck with illustrative data points and cases for use by the business development team.
  • Support the business development team with research, writing and data presentation.
Requirements & Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Economics, Engineering, Finance or any other related subject
  • M.S. in finance or engineering from a top tier school will be an added advantage
  • Strong work ethic, ability to adapt to changing priorities and be team oriented
  • 5 years of relevant work experience in a similar role
  • 3 years of relevant work experience in the telecoms, infrastructure or energy sector
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong analytical skills, preferably with experience in a financial institution
  • Strong reporting skills
  • Capability to handle sensitive and complex issues with discretion and good judgment
  • Excellent Excel and VBA modeling skills
  • Proficiency with MS Office (PowerPoint, Word) and Google Apps
  • Experience in programming in SQL, Python or other programming language used to manipulate large data sets is a big plus
  • Good understanding of finance and accounting, project finance, general research and be comfortable with regulations and legal documents
  • Technical affinity and in-depth data manipulation/analysis knowledge is also required
Application Procedure
Applicants should email their cover letter and CV with names of three referees who can provide confidential assessment of their capabilities. Indicate on your CV your current and expected salary.

All communication relating to application for these positions should be addressed to: powerhive@preferredpersonnel.co.ke 

Serious applicants only

On the subject matter of the email, ensure you indicate the position you are applying for.

Applications should be received by 22nd July 2014.

Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For more information, kindly go to www.powerhive.com
Lutheran World Federation / Department for World Service Kenya - Djibouti Programme (LWF) is seeking to recruit a suitable candidate for the following position, to be based in Kakuma Refugee Camp.
WASH Assistant
The Wash Assistant – Water distribution shall take care of water supply and development of water distribution extension issues within the refugee camp.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
  • Help plan and carry out needs assessments, baseline studies and periodic studies, and feedback findings to stakeholders in the camp.
  • Help plan activities to reduce Water supply – related risks in the camp.
  • Collate data from Community Mobilizes and prepare regular reports on activities and water supply conditions for monitoring.
  • Coordinate with water sector units and field staff to ensure that the various aspects of the WASH response are integrated in camp.
  • Liaise with community leaders and other related sectors committees and agencies in order to coordinate water supply services and other related sectors such as sanitation, health and shelter.
  • Conduct assessments and promote safe WASH practices, including appropriate use and maintenance of WASH facilities and services.
  • Ensure that action is taken to mitigate priority water and sanitation related health risks.
  • Facilitate appropriate community involvement in the design and delivery of water supply services and facilities.
  • Monitor and assist implementation of plumbing works (e.g. repair of pipe bursts, pipe extensions and replacement of leaking taps installation of tanks) as per the plans and standards set by LWF/DWS water sector to completion.
  • In consultation with the plumbing crew, participate in the procurement of the material and tools needed for all plumbing works.
  • Provide weekly and monthly reports and promptly provide any other reports requested by the head of water sector or his designate.
  • Participate in planning, design and installation of water supply systems, facilities and equipment i.e. Water tanks, water points, pumps and etc.
  • Any other duty assigned to by the head of water sector or his designate that relates to plumbing.
Professional Qualifications:
  • A Diploma in water, civil, Water technology (supply option) from a recognised institution.
  • At least three years hands on experience in busy rural water and /or refugee as water (WASH) supply officer/technician.
  • Understanding of community based water management will be an added advantage.
Relevant Experience:
  • Practical experience (3years) in a busy rural water project and/or in an emergency set up.
  • Experience in involving the communities in implementing planned activities, training beneficiaries etc.
  • Computer literacy in MS office applications and SPSS.
  • Computer literacy in design software’s e.g. Auto CAD, Epanet will be added advantage
  • Experience in boreholes installations management and maintenance.
Personal Attributes:
  • High level of motivation, integrity, commitment and professional responsibility..
  • Ability to tolerate cultural, educational and religious diversity in the work place.
  • Sensitivity to the needs and priorities of disadvantaged populations (minority groups etc) and demonstrated experience of integrating gender, HIV and diversity issues into WASH Programming.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Understanding of community based water management will be an added advantage.
LWF is an equal opportunity employer, irrespective of gender, race or religious affiliation. 

Female candidates are encouraged to apply. 

LWF is a signatory to the Code of Conduct for humanitarian agencies. 

Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect the organization’s commitment to the prevention of abuse and exploitation of beneficiaries.

Please email your application letter and attach updated CV with contact emails and phone numbers of 3 professional referees, preferably your current or immediate former employer addressed to;

The Human Resources Officer, 
Lutheran World Federation Kenya-Djibouti,
P.O Box 48, Kakuma

eMail: lwfkak@gmail.com

Closing date: 18th July, 2014

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

Exciting Career Opportunity: Key Accounts Manager, Seed Care
Our Client, Syngenta East Africa, is the world’s leading crop protection company with more than 28,000 employees in over 90 countries dedicated to promoting sustainable agriculture through world-class science, global research and commitment to helping customers increase crop productivity, protect the environment and improve health and quality of life.

To support its growth strategies in its commercial operations across the sub region, Syngenta is seeking to engage a dynamic, highly driven and result oriented individual for the position of Key Account Manager - Seed Care. 

This position will be primarily based in Kenya with an option to be based in Zambia or Zimbabwe.

Reporting to the Seed Care Key Account Manager-Europe Africa & Middle East, the incumbent will be responsible for managing customer relationships for leading Seed Care key account customers within Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe, developing customized offers that respond to the business needs and supporting a successful and sustainable business partnership.

Roles and responsibilities will include:
  • Managing relationships with third party seed companies that have commercial activities in the assigned countries;
  • Creating and executing key account campaigns aligned with regional Key Account strategy;
  • Creating and monitoring joint development programs with accounts to further enhance competitive position in the market;
  • Aggressively conducting market penetration activities and leading the registration processes for all Syngenta products in new regions;
  • Monitoring seed market environment and trends while providing input into crop portfolio strategies;
  • Coordinating main activities with the key accounts including contracts, stewardship and services;
  • Liaising with Regional Key Accounts to implement commercial contracts ,pricing and service strategies;
  • Planning and monitoring of Key Accounts supply situation; and
  • Overseeing additional seed care resources to be deployed in the territory.
Skills and Attributes
  • A minimum of a Bachelors’ degree in Agriculture from a recognized institution;
  • At least 10 years’ progressive experience in market development within the agribusiness sector, with a minimum of 3 years at managerial level;
  • Technical understanding of crop protection products and regional farming trends; and
  • Ability to effectively collect and interpret market intelligence.
If you believe your career objectives match the above roles, please forward your application and detailed CV stating your current position, remuneration, contact details as well as names and contacts (telephone and e-mail address) of three (3) referees familiar with your qualifications and work experience, on or before 25 July 2014 addressed to:

The Director
Executive Selection Division
Deloitte Consulting Limited
Deloitte Place, Waiyaki Way, Muthangari
P O Box 40092 00100 Nairobi
E-mail: esd@deloitte.co.ke
Large Corporate based in Industrial Area, Nairobi is looking for young, dynamic staff to join their Sales team as Sales Executives, Sales Coordinators and Product Managers.

Applicants must have a minimum grade B plain in KCSE, degree (any subject) from reputed university, willingness to learn, strong verbal and written communication skills.

Experience in or sales background in Print or Packaging would be an advantage.

Kindly send Cover Letter and CV in PDF format to vacancies.ke@outlook.com
KK Security is a leading international safety, security & solutions provider.

Vacancy: National Control Centre (NCC) Manager, Kenya

Location: Nairobi

This position reports to the Country Operations Manager, Kenya.

The successful applicant will be responsible for the collaboration and coordination of the products to ensure teamwork and unity of effort. 

The NCC operates as a matrix organization and includes several major products to clients as outlined in the scope below. 

NCC Scope: Alarm receiving and dispatching, asset and personnel tracking, intelligence gathering and dissemination, incident management, service coordination for escort and executive services, fire response and incident management.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Overall management of the current and proposed scope of the NCC.
  • Implementing assessment and incident response protocols.
  • Executing emergency response procedures.
  • Ensuring quality customer support.
  • Managing and reporting on the activities and performance of the NCC team.
  • Developing and maintaining an inventory of tools used by the NCC.
  • Providing support and guidance to the NCC personnel.
  • Work with HR to build and develop a talent identification, training, management and succession plan.
  • Evaluating and updating NCC policies and procedures as appropriate.
  • Ensuring NCC personnel follow NCC policies and procedures.
  • Verifying all NCC security components are functioning optimally.
  • Identifying information security risk within the enterprises and recommending priorities for risk mitigation.
  • Collaborating with 3rd party system owners and operators, contractors, Government and other relevant personnel to ensure effective running of the NCC is maintained at all times.
  • Working closely with Incident Response Teams to analyze and resolve security incidents.
  • Providing reports and statistics as required to Program Management, Security, and Operations personnel.
  • Evaluating new or improved technologies, on a regular basis, for the purpose of replacing or upgrading existing NCC tools.
Key Performance Indicators:
  • Daily updated and accurate National Control Centre KPI dashboard.
  • Updated process maps, procedures and work instructions.
Desirable Qualifications and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate will possess outstanding communications and interpersonal skills, and the ability to lead and manage teams and also to problem-solve.
  • Bachelors degree or equivalent and 8-10 years of progressive, security-related experience, with a minimum of three (3) years management experience required.
  • Experience/knowledge of security monitoring application systems required.
  • Have good analytic and communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Should be able to work unsupervised and be able to take initiatives as required to ensure the smooth running of operations.
Detailed terms of reference will be given to the successful candidate.

How to Apply

Candidates who meet the above qualifications and experience should send their applications including detailed curriculum vitae (CV), copies of academic and professional certificates, names, address and email addresses of three referees to:

The Country Human Resources Manager
KK Security
PO Box 14662 00800

Closing Date: 18th July 2014

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
KK Security is a leading international safety, security & solutions provider.

Vacancy: Head of Risk and Security, Kenya

Job Summary: A great opportunity to add a new dimension to your career. The overall purpose of this job is to continuously improve internal risk management capability across all divisions. This position reports to the Managing Director - Kenya.

Core Duties
  • Lead and develop a dedicated team of security and investigative personnel.
  • Planning, designing and implementing an overall risk management process for the organization risk assessment, which involves analyzing risks as well as identifying, describing and estimating the risks affecting the business.
  • Risk evaluation, which involves comparing estimated risks with criteria established by the organization such as costs, legal requirements and environmental factors, and evaluating the organization’s previous handling of risks.
  • Risk reporting in an appropriate way for different audiences so that they understand the most significant risks and ensure that they are aware of risks relevant to their parts of the business and to individuals to understand their accountability for individual risks.
  • Corporate governance involving external risk reporting to stakeholders.
  • Carry out processes such as implementing health and safety measures and making business continuity plans to limit risks.
  • Conducting audits of policy and compliance to standards, including liaison with internal and external auditors.
  • Providing support, education and training to staff to build risk awareness within the organization.
  • Carrying out risk and process audits and implementing risk mitigation.
  • Any other duty assigned by the management.
Skills, Knowledge and Experience
  • A University degree
  • Post graduate qualification in Security/Risk Management.
  • At least 5 years experience managing risk/security at senior management level
  • High level of personal organization and planning skills.
  • Negotiating and influencing skills.
  • Excellent communications and presentation skills.
  • Diligent, personable and able to build a wide sphere of influence across a large, matrix organization
Detailed terms of reference will be given to the successful candidate.

How to Apply

Candidates who meet the above qualifications and experience should send their applications including detailed curriculum vitae (CV), copies of academic and professional certificates, names, address and email addresses of three referees to:

The Country Human Resources Manager
KK Security
PO Box 14662 00800

Closing Date: 18th July 2014

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

KK Security is a leading international safety, security & solutions provider.

Vacancy: Branch Manager, Nakuru Kenya

Job Summary: A great opportunity to add a new dimension to your career. 

The position has a leadership role with responsibility for leading and developing a strong management team capable of exercising effective management, financial and operational control of a business unit (Branch, Specialist Trading Unit or Project). 

Business Managers are responsible for both the retention and up-selling of products and services to existing customers, and the development of new business opportunities. 

This position reports to the Regional Branch Manager - Western Region.


1. Primary Purpose
Day-to-day management of the business unit to include;
  • Business development (sales, marketing, new business gains)
  • Effective financial control (sales, collections, cost management, profitability)
  • Service delivery standards (staffing, product performance)
2. Secondary Purposes
  • Support the Country MD in achieving Country goals and targets by assisting with annual budget preparation and periodic tactical budget reviews
  • Support the Country MD by providing regular updates on activities and issues arising
  • Submit monthly financial management reports, sitreps on the specified dates and any other monthly activity reports that may be required by the Country MD/Board.
  • Ensure that the business represents the highest standards of professional performance and integrity at all times.
Skills, Knowledge and Experience
  • Should posses a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university
  • Minimum three years work experience in a middle management position in a commercial enterprise
  • Self motivated and extremely driven
  • Computer Literate
  • A team player with a strong sense of discipline and good interpersonal skill
  • A natural leader and decision maker
  • Ability to manage, develop and motivate own team
Detailed terms of reference will be given to the successful candidate.

How to Apply

Candidates who meet the above qualifications and experience should send their applications including detailed curriculum vitae (CV), copies of academic and professional certificates, names, address and email addresses of three referees to:

The Country Human Resources Manager
KK Security
PO Box 14662 00800

Closing Date: 18th July 2014

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Farm Assistant Manager - Livestock
Farm Assistant Manager in livestock. 

Particular emphasis on goats and small livestock

  • Should have a Diploma or Certificate in animal production or animal health from a recognized institution.
  • 5 years practical experience
Property Caretaker
Artisan with qualifications in building, construction, repair, and maintenance etc.
To be a live-in caretaker, Duties including security and office work.
Apply: manage_22@yahoo.com

Mission for Essential Drugs and Supplies (MEDS) is a registered trust of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) formerly Kenya Episcopal Conference (KEC) and Christian Health Association of Kenya (CHAK) with the mandate to provide reliable, quality and affordable essential drugs, medical supplies, training and other pharmaceutical services. 

The organization is currently enhancing its operations for business growth and seeks to fill in the following vacant positions.

Inventory Control Manager
Job Purpose: To carry out quantification and forecasting of stock items while continuously monitoring the stock items to ensure optimal stock levels.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Carry out quantification and forecasting of stock items, for availability.
  • Plan and coordinate cycle counts and annual stock take to enhance accountability.
  • Compile stock variance reports for accountability.
  • Continuous monitoring of stock items to ensure optimal stock levels, and minimize losses due to expiries.
  • Ensure efficient and effective performance management to achieve operational objectives and targets.
  • Coordinate stock reconciliations, returns and complaints for customer satisfaction.
Key requirements:
  • Level of Education: Business/Purchasing & Supplies Related Degree
  • Professional/Additional Qualifications: Diploma in Pharmacy
  • Experience: 5 years’ experience in computerized pharmaceutical stock control management
  • Job skills/Behavioral Attributes: a person with a high level of integrity, keenness to details, good interpersonal relations with excellent communication and organization skills.
Inventory Control Officer
Job Purpose: To monitor stocks to determine levels, expiries while overseeing stock counts and reconciliation of stock variances.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Oversee stock counts and reconcile variances for accuracy and accountability.
  • Monitor stocks to determine levels, expiry and damages and recommend appropriate action to avoid losses.
  • Receive returns from clients and take appropriate action.
  • Maintain and keep custody of stock records for reference;
  • Organize the warehouse to facilitate stock access, issuing and counting;
  • Prepare reports on breakages and returned goods to facilitate decision-making.
Key Requirements:
  • Level of Education: ‘O’ Level
  • Professional/Additional Qualifications: Diploma in Stores/Supplies Management, a business related degree will be added advantage
  • Experience: 5 years’ experience in computerized pharmaceutical stock control management
  • Job skills / Behavioral Attributes: a team player with a high level of integrity, keenness to details with excellent communication and organization skills.
If you are up to the challenge and possess the necessary qualifications and experience.

Please send your CV and application letter to reach the address below by latest 21st July 2014.

The Human Resources Manager
P. O. Box 78040 - 00507, Viwandani
Nairobi, Kenya

Or Email: hr@meds.or.ke

We shall only contact the short-listed candidates.

Practical Action is an International development agency working with poor communities to help them choose and use technology to improve their lives today and for generations to come.
We are seeking to recruit highly motivated, results-oriented and proactive team player to fill the following position ofCommunications and Practical Answers Manager.
Job Summary: Reporting to the Regional Director, this senior management position will be responsible for raising the profile of Practical Action as a leading authority in pro-poor technology development in the Eastern Africa region and to help Practical Action to share its knowledge with other development practitioners as widely as possible throughout Eastern Africa in order to scale up the impact of our work.

Key Responsibilities
  • Lead the development of innovative information, knowledge generation and dissemination strategies implemented by the Unit based on cost effectiveness, impact, scalability and sustainability
  • Review innovative approaches and technologies developed by Practical Action and other relevant agencies with an aim to broaden our institutional knowledge base
  • Drive forward and manage partnerships within the country and region with local NGOs, CBOs, Government departments and other relevant partners for the dissemination of information and knowledge materials
  • In conjunction with the Fundraising Manager, lay out clear strategies for timely donor intelligence, map out and develop/nature relationships with potential donors and other key stakeholders/partners to work with.
  • Proactively develop ideas, concepts and project proposals on knowledge management and communication and market them to relevant donors
  • Develop programmes for capacity building of local partners and community-based actors to develop and disseminate locally relevant knowledge products
  • Oversee the design and production of publicity materials that depict our work and project a positive image of the organization including media engagement.
  • Raise Practical Action’s institutional profile and strengthen our brand as an innovative technology based development agency
  • Develop annual business plans and budgets for the Units, oversee their management and implementation
  • Nurture and maintain strong working relationships with other programmes in the region and within our global network
Qualifications, skills and competencies
  • Masters degree in communication / journalism / or related discipline
  • Post graduate diploma in Project Management, Public Relations, or relevant field
  • Minimum 7 years relevant working experience, of which 3 should have been at managerial level
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills with fluency in both English and Kiswahili
Qualified and interested candidates should submit an application letter together with a CV and names of three professional referees to Practical Action by email to: recruitment@practicalaction.or.ke to be received no later than 24th July 2014. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Practical Action is an “equal opportunity” employer and highly encourages women to apply.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organisation with the exclusively humanitarian mission to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and internal violence and to provide them with assistance. 

It also endeavours to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening International Humanitarian Law and universal humanitarian principles.

The ICRC Logistic Centre is seeking an experienced & highly motivated individual to fill the position of Assistant Warehouse Supervisor within its Mombasa office.

  • Control all stock at ICRC Mombasa warehouse in consultation with the warehouse supervisor
  • Stripping of the containers with the help of customs officer
  • Reporting on the status of the warehouse and other field assignments
  • Shipping of the goods to their appropriate destination-preparing waybills & packing list
  • Controlling the loading and offloading of trucks at the warehouse and other field stores
  • Ensure proper and safe working conditions for casual loaders hired by the organisation and prepare their payments.
  • Ensure all warehouse activities are carried out in accordance with ICRC health and safety policy
  • Ensure accuracy in all documentation for both received and dispatched quantities
  • Ensure maximum utilisation of storage space and correct product rotation;
  • Carry out inventory and annual stocktaking
  • Replaces the Warehouse Supervisor in his absence.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Diploma in Stores or its equivalent;
  • At least 3 years experience in warehouse operations;
  • Computer literate;
  • Certificate of good conduct.
The Profile:
  • Good analytical skills, good interpersonal skills, high sense of integrity, ability to work under pressure and with minimal supervision, good communication skills.
Interested persons with the required background and experience are invited to submit their application to Human Resources Office on the address or e-mail below, on or before 18th July 2014. 

Please include a detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, current and expected remuneration and contact details of three referees.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

International Committee of the Red Cross,
Logistics Centre, 
P. O. Box 34071, Nairobi, 00100 (GPO), 

eMail: lon_hr_services@icrc.org
Chemonics International Inc., a leading international consulting firm based in Washington, D.C. with more than 20 years of experience in Kenya, seeks experienced professionals for the anticipated USAID Kenya Nutrition and Health Program Plus. 

We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world and demonstrate leadership, versatility, and integrity in their work. 

Experience in Kenya is strongly preferred and English fluency is required.

Chief of Party
  • Master’s degree in health, social services, business administration, or related field.
  • Seven years’ experience managing, overseeing, or evaluating complex international public health programs in at least four of the following areas: nutrition; food security; food industry; HIV/AIDS; maternal and child health; health systems strengthening; quality improvement and assurance; social behavior change; M&E; and operations research.
  • Seven years’ experience in program and financial management, award contractual compliance, subaward management, and tracking project performance and costs.
  • Strong management, strategic vision, and leadership qualities.
Agricultural Specialist

  • Master’s degree in agriculture, social sciences, public health, or related field, or a relevant Bachelor’s degree plus 10 years’ experience in implementing large agricultural projects.
  • Five years of experience implementing rural livelihoods systems strengthening programs and demonstrated experience in nutrition; food security; food production, processing, and marketing; private sector engagement; strategic information and data management; program design and management; and local organization capacity building.
Nutrition Specialist
  • Master’s degree in food and nutrition, supply chain systems and logistics, nutrition research or related field relevant to public health.
  • Five years of experience in implementing food and nutrition programs in non-emergency development contexts and demonstrated capacity to liaise with key stakeholders
Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
  • Master’s degree in mathematics, business, statistics, international relations, or related field.
  • Seven years of experience designing and implementing monitoring and evaluating activities for complex programs in developing countries, and demonstrated analytical skills to measure the outcomes of the project’s activities and support project supervision.
Senior Finance Manager
  • Master’s degree in business, accounting, finance or related field.
  • At least eight years of experience in financial management, budgeting, expenditure tracking, and reporting for large complex projects and at least five years in international development.
Food Production and Quality Assurance
  • Bachelor’s degree in a food-related discipline, such as food science, microbiology, chemistry, or food industry management.
  • Five years’ experience as a senior expert in food production and quality assurance, and knowledge of food safety standards and government regulations.
Application Instructions: 

 Please submit cover letter, resume, and three professional references to
chemonicsNHPrecruit@gmail.com by July 23, 2014. 

Please note the position title in the subject of the email. 

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

No telephone inquiries please. 

Finalists will be contacted.

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