Republic of Kenya

Ministry of Defence

Advertisement for the Recruitment of General Service Officer (GSO) Cadet and Specialist Officers into the Kenya Defence Forces


The KDF is pleased to announce to the general public that there will be a recruitment of General Service Officer (GSO) Cadets & Specialist Officers. 

Prospective candidates wishing to apply must possess the following relevant requirements.
 
1. Requirements
 
a. Must be Kenyan citizens.
 
b. Age: Between 18 and 26 years old for GSO Cadets and upto 29 years for Specialist Officers.
 
c. Be physically and medically fit in accordance with the KDF standards.
 
d. Have no criminal record.
 
e. Minimum Height: 5 ft 3 in. (5’3”).
 
f. Minimum Weight:
 
(1) Men – 54.55 Kg (120 lb).
(2) Women – 50.00 Kg (110 lb).
 
g. Women candidates must NOT be pregnant at recruitment and during training.
 
h. Education:
 

(1) General Service Officer (GSO) Cadets
 
A minimum of mean grade B (Plain) in KCSE upto degree level with minimum subject grade of C+ (Plus) in English, Mathematics and in any one of the Pure Sciences (Physics, Chemistry or Biology).

Those aspiring to join KDF as GSO Cadets should note that the initial training period will cover three continuous years leading to a BSC in Military Science on successful completion.

(2) Specialist Officers

 
A minimum of mean grade B (Plain) in KCSE and an undergraduate degree from a recognised University/Institution. 

Must be registered with the relevant statutory body, where applicable.
 
Experience: Minimum of two (2) years’ working experience for Specialist Officers.
 
2. Vacancies
 
a. General Service Officer (GSO) Cadets
 
b. Specialist Officers
 
(1) Medical Officers - Must have a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBCh.B) degree and be registered with the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board (MPDB).
 
(2) Dentists - Must have a Bachelor of Dentistry degree and be registered with the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board (MPDB).
 
(3) Pharmacists - Must have a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy degree and be registered with the Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB).

(4) Nurses - Must have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and be registered with the Nursing Council of Kenya (NCK).

(5) Public Health Officers - Must have a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health degree.
 
(6) Medical Laboratory - Must have a Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences and Technology degree and be registered with the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians & Technology Board (KMLTTB).

(7) Nutritionists - Must have a Bachelor of Science in nutrition and Dietetics.
 
(8) Clinical Psychologist - Must have a Bachelor in Psychology.

(9) Lawyers - Must have a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree and a postgraduate diploma from the Kenya School of Law, must be admitted as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya and be in possession of a valid current practising certificate.

(10) Architects - Must have a Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) degree and be registered with the Board of Registration of Architects and Quantity Surveyors (BORAQS).

(11) Quantity Surveyors - Must have a Bachelor of Quantity Surveying degree and be registered with the Board of Registration of Architects and Quantity Surveyors (BORAQS).

(12) Electrical Engineers - Must have a BSc. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering or Bachelor of Technology degree and be registered with the Engineers Registration Board (ERB).

(13) Mechanical / Marine Engineers - Must have a BSc. in Mechanical Engineering or BSc. in Production Engineering degree and be registered with the Engineers Registration Board (ERB).
 
(14) Civil and Structural Engineers - Must have a BSc. in Civil and Structural Engineering degree and be registered with the Engineers Registration Board (ERB).

(15) Education Officers - Must have a Bachelor of Education (Bed) degree.
 
(16) IT Specialists - Must have a BSc. in Computer Science or BSc. in Information Technology or Bachelor of Computer Technology (BCT) degree.

(17) Chaplains / Imams
 
(a) Roman Catholic Chaplains - Must have a professional degree and be an ordained priest.
 
(b) Anglican Church Chaplains - Must have a professional degree and be an ordained priest.
 
(c) Muslim Imams - Must have a professional degree and be a qualified Imam.

(18) Journalists - Must have B A in Mass Communication / Corporate Communication.
 
3. The initial military training for Specialist Officers will take four months.
 
4. Clear photocopies of genuine and relevant academic certificates and national ID card must be attached to the application and be addressed to the:

Assistant Chief of the Defence Forces
(Personnel and Logistics)
Ministry of Defence
Defence Headquarters
Ulinzi House
P.O. Box 40668
Nairobi – 00100

so as to reach him on or before 25th July 2014.

5. Candidates who will be shortlisted for GSO Cadets / Specialist Officers shall be notified through the print media between 7th Sep – 14th Sep 2014.


Job Title: Sales Engineer (Public Safety)
 
Job Location: Nairobi

Key Responsibilities of the Role

Business Development / Direct Sales
  • Maintains and increases the market share of the NEC solution portfolio within the region
  • Maintains and increases the goals and targets set for the region
  • Maintains and expands the existing customer base
  • Increase business opportunities and access to the market within the region
  • Informs customers of new product/service introductions and prices for such
  • Utilizes advanced product/service knowledge and understanding of the customer's business to develop customized proposals that present creative solutions that successfully sell the organization's capabilities
  • Creates, monitors and revises lead generation plans to generate a substantive sales opportunity pipeline
  • Produces revenue in line with the organization's and individual targets
  • Sells a portfolio of products and/or services
Account Management:
  • Builds and maintains effective long-term relationships and a high level of satisfaction with key senior-level decision makers and influencers at a select group of major customer accounts
  • Works with customers to meet revenue targets by increasing revenue spend per customer, and by identifying, developing and closing new sales opportunities
  • Creates demand for the organization's products and services by raising their profile with customers
  • Conducts regular status and strategy meetings with the customer's senior management to understand their needs and link them to the organization's product/service strategies
Bid Management:
  • Manages the preparation of bids and tenders with particular emphasis on establishing the organization's trading terms
  • Collaborates with business developers and account managers to obtain and clarify customer requirements
  • Identifies appropriate resources, and manages them as a team to develop, package and price custom solutions
  • Delivers formal presentations of proposed solutions to customers
  • Higher-level authority extends to legal sign-off on bids and proposals, placement of supplier orders, and acceptance of customer orders
  • Works together with technical personnel to including presales resources to finalise proposal
Experience
  • 3 - 5 years of experience in the IT/Public Safety field looking after cloud, education solutions, healthcare solutions, biometric, fingerprint/facial recognition solutions, with a Systems Integrator sales background.
  • Fluent in English, including written
  • Strong sales and presentation skills
  • Sales administration and reporting
  • Experience supporting account teams for making proposals, Business Development efforts and IT/ /Public Safety trial/demonstration activities
  • Ability to put together offers, experience answering RFx
Education and / or Professional Qualifications:
  • IP Technology
  • Public Safety
  • Systems Integration
  • CCTV
  • Biometric
  • Development/Programming in .Net
  • Hardware Infrastructure     
Skills
  • IP Technology
  • Cloud
  • Biometric
  • Development/Programming in .Net
  • Hardware Infrastructure     
Core Competencies
  • Think Differently
  • Working Together
  • Customer Focus     
  • Speed
  • Drive to Achieve
Additional Competencies
  • Negotiation - Enlarge the range of possible solutions for the negotiation and keeps himself open to counter part’s proposals
  • Stress Tolerance - Doesn’t seized by panic when he is under pressure
  • Commercial awareness - Gathers documentation and keeps updated about competitors, innovations, market trends, suppliers and customers
ONLY Qualified candidates to apply through

Mercy Corps exists to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities.  

Driven by local needs, our programs provide communities in the world’s toughest places with the tools and support they need to turn the crises they confront into the opportunities they deserve. 

Mercy Corps is looking for committed and dynamic individuals to take up the following position:

Field Officer - Nandi County

Program / Department Summary:
 Mercy Corps is implementing the Rift Valley Yes Youth Can Program in Uasin Gishu, Kericho, Nakuru, Nandi, Elgeyo marakwet, Trans Nzoia and West Pokot Counties.  

In Central Province, the program covers Kiambu and Muranga Counties. The primary objective of Yes Youth Can is to Support the capabilities of youth and youth Organizations as agents of positive change in their communities to strengthen Kenya post-election recovery.  

Mercy Corps works toward this objective by  mobilizing and formation of youth Representative structures from the grassroots level to County, Civic education and Life skills trainings, Youth Employability assessments and entrepreneurship trainings, Gender assessments and building strong foundations for youth to contribute to a prosperous Society.

General Position Summary: The Field officer will have extensive experience in managing Youth empowerment Programs/Civic engagement. He/she will be locally-hired and based at the respective county. 


He/she will have responsibility for day-to-day field work in implementation of program activities, mobilization, formation and monitoring of village bunges trainings and youth empowerment events.

Essential Job Functions:
  • To work closely with all the program staff in implementation of the program.
  • To mobilize the youth in the community and contribute to the formation and monitoring of village bunges.
  • To build the capacity of the village youth bunges/CBF in proposal writing, business plans, action plans and resource mapping
  • To work closely with the CBF in designing and implementing the County work plans.
  • To organize trainings, program review and field visits in conjunction with the CBF boards and bunge presidents. ,
  • To collect program data accurately and forward the same to the office timely.
  • To assist in the implementation of all program activities
  • To prepare accurate and timely monitoring and field reports and other project documentation as required.
  • Maintain proper project/Program files
  • To network with the local administration and other stakeholders and the grassroots level
  • To represent the organization in meetings at the grass root level
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Accountability
  • Reports Directly To: Capacity Building Specialist
  • Works Directly With:  Program Manager, Youth Enterprise Specialist, Administration/ Logistics Officer, Communications Officer, Finance Officer
Knowledge and Experience:
  • Minimum 1 year experience working with NGOs/CBO’s in civic engagement, Youth Empowerment and economic development projects
  • Degree in Community development, economic development or related field or diploma with over 3 years’ experience.
  • Commitment to working with youth and vulnerable groups in need, regardless of race, tribe, religion or gender;
  • Understanding of working with local partners;
  • Good problem solving, written and oral communication skills;
  • Strong written and spoken English and Kiswahili and the local dialect.
  • Ability to work without constant supervision and as part of a mixed team;
  • Good knowledge of MS Office software such as Excel, Word, and Access;
Success Factors:
  • Must be a resident in the county where he is applying for.
  • Must be able to work independently while being a strong team player;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate, take direction, assume leadership, and make rational decisions while working remotely from country leadership;
  • Effective communication and team-building skills;
  • High motivation for working in Youth empowerment and economic development with a focus on youth
  • Initiative and adaptability
  • Independent of any political groupings
How to Apply

Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should submit on or before July 18, 2014 at 4.00 p.m. a cover letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing three professional references (including a recent supervisor) to hrkenya@ke.mercycorps.org.

Applicants must clearly indicate on the email subject; the position and location they are applying for, e.g “Field Officer-Nandi County” 

Applications without the right subject heading will be automatically disqualified. Please do not attach any certificates.

(ONLY Qualified short-listed candidates will be contacted)

NB: Mercy Corps does not charge any fee at any stage of recruitment process.

Mercy Corps exists to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities.  

Driven by local needs, our programs provide communities in the world’s toughest places with the tools and support they need to turn the crises they confront into the opportunities they deserve. 

Mercy Corps is looking for committed and dynamic individuals to take up the following position:

M & E Officer - Eldoret

Program / Department Summary: Mercy Corps is implementing the Yes Youth Can program in seven counties of Rift Valley namely Uasin Gishu, Trans Nzoia, West Pokot, Elgeyo Marakwet, Nandi, Kericho and Nakuru. 

The Primary Objective of Yes Youth can is to empower youth as agents of positive change in their communities. 

Mercy Corps works towards this objective by building and strengthening sustainable local mechanisms for conflict mitigation and reconciliation, supporting inter- and intra-community reconciliation dialogues, strengthening youth voices to engage in local and national issues and cash-for-work community reconstruction projects and youth income generation activities coupled with Entrepreneurship skills, life skills and civic engagement skills.      
 

General Position Summary: The M&E Officer will be based in Eldoret with frequent travel to Kericho, Nakuru, Nandi, Keiyo, and Kericho, Trans Nzoia, West pokot and surrounding areas. 

This position will act as a resource for all program staff, to enhance program design, monitoring and evaluation, and quality. 

The position will assist with building M&E systems focused on data collection, data aggregation, data analysis and reporting (internal and external). 

Similarly collect and compile information about the program for dissemination to program beneficiaries, stakeholders, the government, CSOs and donors as per the instructions of the country Director. 
Essential Job Functions:
  • Carry out assessments of conflict and economic situations within the affected communities and make recommendations for actions that are consistent with program objectives. Together with HQ expats and YYC technical team, conduct the baseline survey, be part of the Labour/employability assessment, Value chain Assessments and Gender Assessments.
  • Identify/design in collaboration with the County Bunge Forums comprehensive projects that include activities to promote sustainable peace and livelihoods as per the county priorities that have been discussed and agreed by the AGM Caucus.
  • Train the youth leaders in joint monitoring teams and reporting teams and engage them in monitoring their own projects and implementing any findings.
  • Train program staff and local partners on the logical framework, data management, data analysis and results-oriented programming, basic surveying and sampling techniques, monitoring and evaluation methods and principles and report writing techniques and requirements for Mercy Corps and USAID.
  • Develop, standardize and deploy survey tools, and other data collection forms to realize the effective use of monitoring plans.
  • Implement and improve existing monitoring tools for the youth institutions to ensure the appropriateness of the program and to gauge its impact, including a system of recording and presenting relevant data.
  • Together with external evaluators, conduct final survey and program evaluation
  • Provide reporting including contributions to regular Monthly, quarterly, and annual reports.
  • Prepare other documentation for internal Mercy Corps use and external requirements as may be required.
  • Travel to the field to monitor and evaluate project sites, work with beneficiary groups, and organize and conduct assessments as necessary.
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Supervisory Roles: None
 
Reports Directly To: Program Manager, COP
 
Works Directly With: Field Officers, Youth Enterprise specialist, Communications Officer

Knowledge and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree, Sociology, Statistics, Economics or related field
  • 2 -3 years’ experience or more in Monitoring & Evaluation and development in a similar role
  • Experience should include conducting assessments and surveys, proposal development, program design, selecting indicators, implementing monitoring plans, and data analysis.
  • Strong English writing skills required
  • Experience with USAID or other donors required
  • Strong knowledge of Excel and basic statistics is required; demonstrated skill in statistical analysis, SPSS, MS Access and other databases formats strongly desired.
  • Work experience in post-conflict zone
  • Ability to work effectively as part of team in a cross-cultural and politically sensitive setting.
  • Strong inter-personal, cultural and diplomatic skills.
  • Success Factors 
  • Excellent communication and team-building techniques
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment
  • Demonstrated strong understanding of cultural and social environment in the Rift Valley
  • Willingness and ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people
  • Ability to work as part of a team and coordinate with other project personnel
  • Strong computer and organizational skills   
  • Proactive, creative, problem-solver
How to Apply

Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should submit on or before July 18, 2014 at 4.00 p.m. a cover letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing three professional references (including a recent supervisor) to hrkenya@ke.mercycorps.org.

Applicants must clearly indicate on the email subject; the position and location they are applying for, e.g “
M & E Officer - Eldoret” 

Applications without the right subject heading will be automatically disqualified. Please do not attach any certificates.

(ONLY Qualified short-listed candidates will be contacted)

NB: Mercy Corps does not charge any fee at any stage of recruitment process.

Mercy Corps exists to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities.  

Driven by local needs, our programs provide communities in the world’s toughest places with the tools and support they need to turn the crises they confront into the opportunities they deserve. 

Mercy Corps is looking for committed and dynamic individuals to take up the following position:

 Program Manager - Eldoret

Program / Department Summary: The Yes Youth Can initiative is a USAID program designed to empower Kenya’s youth population in areas recovering from the post-election violence in 2008, through building capacity of youth groups and organizations to engage with markets, governments and communities, and to pursue their legitimate needs and interests more effectively in a way that builds positive inter-ethnic networks.
 
General Position Summary: The Program Manager primarily reports to the Chief of Party and liaises with partners and government representatives at the County level. She will be responsible for managing the implementation of the YYC- RV program in seven counties of Rift Valley Province.

Specific responsibilities will include staff management, provision of technical leadership and capacity building of staff both within and local partners. 

She will assist the Chief of Party in the program design and implementation, administration, fiscal and grant management of the program.  

She is required to work closely both with the government organs at all levels, donor and USAID programs, partner NGOs / CBOs and communities. She is responsible for coordination of all program activities with the technical advisors and local implementing partners.

Essential Job Functions
  • Assist Chief of Party with strategic planning and technical direction of the two year program to guarantee program impact and institutional growth.
  • Assist chief of Party with financial and grant management ensuring compliance with regulations and procedures, reporting and, maintaining working relationships with the government, Donor, partner agencies and NGOs on technical aspects of the program.
  • In coordination with YYC Program Team, partner agencies, translate the program concept and spirit into measurable activities / tasks for the program staff striving for innovative programming with practical and sustainable impact on the ground.
  • Provide direction and leadership in program implementation focusing on a coordinated approach that fosters complimentary delivery of services to the communities by the different program objectives and local partners.  
  • Foster strong working relationships with county governments and communities ensuring Mercy Corps (and partners') activities closely match community development priorities and directly respond to needs of the target communities and youth in specific.
  • Maintain close links with local partners ensuring their full participation in the decision making process and project implementation through regular and coordination meetings and briefing as well meeting reports and documentation.
  • Represent Mercy Corps and its partners at the Constituency & County levels to ensure government coordination and participation in programming and public relations and visibility for Mercy Corps donors and partners.
  • Supervise Civic Engagement specialist, Youth Enterprise specialist, communications Officer and other staff as directed building their capacity to deliver quality services to beneficiaries.  
  • Contribute to development and review of Rift Valley new programs.
  • Ensure all program reports are comprehensive, accurate and within schedule; weekly reports, monthly reports, quarterly reports and annual reports.
  • Manage and monitor program budgets on a monthly basis and ensure expenditures are properly planned within elaborate project briefing/plans. Ensure Partners budgets and work plans reflect the village bunge priorities and are reasonable.
  • Coordinate with Finance officer to ensure monthly projections are properly prepared and presented in user-friendly format for program & operational expenses and partners requests.
  • Develop and ensure (in coordination with the Monitoring and Evaluation Unit) timely and smooth monitoring of program progress and impact and make program adjustments accordingly.
  • In consultation with the Head of Office, oversee Program procurement; asset, fleet ensuring donor and agency policies are respected.
  • In consultation with the Mercy Corps Human Resources Department, oversee staffing requirements including recruitment, deployment and staff development.
  • Conduct herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to the YYC Program, Mercy Corps and partner organizations.
  • Be the Key contact person in the rift Valley for all YYC related program activities.
  • Other duties as assigned by Chief of Party or Country Director or anyone acting on his/her behalf.
Organizational Learning - As part of Mercy Corps’ agency-wide Organizational Learning Initiative, all team members are responsible for spending 5% of their work time in formal and/or non-formal professional learning activities.
Supervisory Responsibility: Civic Engagement specialist, youth Enterprise Specialist, Communications Officer

Reports Directly To:
 Chief of Party-YYC

Works Directly With:  M&E Officer, Logistics Officer

Knowledge and Experience:  
  • Masters degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies,, or other relevant field
  • Relevant professional experience managing and implementing large multi-year projects in Kenya. Demonstrated understanding of the NGO sector, Youth & Women empowerment. 3 years of experience focused in the management of development programs involving rural communities to promote sustainable development. Experience in project management related to economic development, Youth empowerment and community mobilization is required.
  • Familiarity with and experience managing projects compliant to USAID regulations
  • Experience managing large staff and ability to work with a multi-ethnic team in a culturally appropriate manner.
  • This position also calls for sincere commitment to engaging communities and local government administrations in developmental initiatives.  
  • The incumbent should be able to keep abreast socio-political developments in order to inform management and take requisite actions to ensure staff and program safety.  
  • This position requires high computer literacy with a full knowledge of office applications.   
  • Fluency in written and spoken English& Kiswahili
Success Factors: 
 
Flexibility and public relations skills are integral success factors in this position.

The incumbent must have wide ranging knowledge in livelihoods, capacity building and institutional strengthening and hands-on experience in Youth development projects to be direct programming. She must be able to prioritize; conceptualize the partner’s work plans and strategize on how to translate them into deliverables within the stipulated project period.
How to Apply

Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should submit on or before July 18, 2014 at 4.00 p.m. a cover letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing three professional references (including a recent supervisor) to hrkenya@ke.mercycorps.org.

Applicants must clearly indicate on the email subject; the position and location they are applying for, e.g “ Program Manager - Eldoret” 

Applications without the right subject heading will be automatically disqualified. Please do not attach any certificates.

(ONLY Qualified short-listed candidates will be contacted)

NB: Mercy Corps does not charge any fee at any stage of recruitment process.
Lifeskills Promoters (LISP) is a Christian Charity Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) that has been in operation since 1999. 

LISP empowers young people towards positive behaviour change through an integrated life skills approach. LISP is committed to the development of sustainable and transformational responses. 

This is achieved through behaviour change and character formation among youth and community development programs. LISP works closely with churches, communities and government departments.

LISP together with its sub recipients SJCC and CPAK are mobilizing and scaling up community-based response to OVC through a project dubbed “Wezesha” funded by USAID. 

The Wezesha project focuses on meeting the basic needs of OVC, regardless of faith, through sustainable community-based programs that aim to empower the individual OVC with skills that enhance their productivity and employability, improving OVC livelihoods through household economic strengthening initiatives, as well as improve child protection, health and Psycho Social Support systems and structures at the community level. 

The project is being implemented in Kisii, Migori and Homabay counties of South Nyanza. 

LISP is advertising for suitable and qualified candidate for a field based position of a Project Manager.
Organizational Relationships

Reports To:  Executive Director

Supervises: Program officers and support staff.

Interacts With: Stakeholders, donors, staff and service providers.

Program: OVC Care and Support-Wezesha Project

Work station: Field Office - Oyugis

Time allocation: 100% Programming.

 A. General Tasks

  • Upholding the image, values and vision of LISP in accordance to stipulated guideline in the human resource and administration policy manuals.
  • Day to day running of the Wezesha office in oyugis.
  • Representing the Executive Director in meetings, and other forums related to the Wezesha program as assigned, while ensuring that the Executive Director is copied and updated on all such interactions.
  • Consulting and briefing the Executive Director on programs work and any other tasks under your jurisdiction on a weekly basis and as need may arise.
B. Program Management

In consultation with the Executive Director, undertake the Wezesha Program management and coordination: 

This includes:
  • Facilitating Planning, implementation documentation, tracking, monitoring and evaluating of the Wezesha program.
  • Ensuring that the project’s objectives, outcomes and outputs and targets are realised within the provided timeframe
  • Coordinating quality and professional programs annual, quarterly and monthly operations plans and reports as per the USAID requirements as stipulated in the Cooperative agreement No. AID-623-A-13-00004 and as requested for.
  • Convening meetings for annual planning before the program year end.
  • Supervising all Wezesha program staff
  • Ensuring back-up of Wezesha program data is done and stored safely.
  • Participating in sourcing for consultants to undertake specific assignments in the organization and in consultation with the Executive Director develop the Terms of Reference.
  • Giving Monthly progress reports to the executive Director and quarterly progress reports to the Wezesha Advisory committee
  • Attending Wezesha advisory committee meetings held quarterly
  • Recommend improvements to the project as necessary
C. Human Resource Management and Development
  • Participate in selection training of Wezesha staff.
  • Conduct performance appraisals for the program staff under your supervision using LISP appraisal tools and submit a report to LISP HR manager.
  • Organize and chair Wezesha staff meetings, and convene monthly interdepartmental meetings.
  • Ensuring that there is team work, peace and harmony among the staff in the Wezesha program
Performance Indicators  
  • Accuracy in reporting on Wezesha Program with 95% accuracy and timeliness in line with stipulated in the USAID corporate agreement as per any other USAID requests .
  • At least 95% of the targets realised every quarterly.
  • Financial variances from program budgets not exceeding 90% due to inability to carry out planned activities
  • Wezesha project log-frame implemented as planned.
  • Conduct field visits to all the three program areas on monthly basis.
  • Weekly back-up of program’s data on a weekly basis.
  • Wezesha program success stories documented, reviewed and disseminated at least very quarter.
  • Monthly briefs on Wezesha program progress to the Executive Director by the last Friday of the first week of each Month and quarterly briefing reports to the Wezesha advisory committee at the end of the first week of each quarter
  • A united and motivated Wezesha staff team.
Requirements
  • First degree in relevant field such as Social sciences or its equivalent, a second degree is an added advantage.
  • At least five years’ experience in a senior and relevant position
  • Proficient organization and time management skills
  • Excellent team working skills and ability to provide leadership to ensure smooth running of the project.
  • Strong oral and written communication, facilitation and interpersonal skills.
  • Project planning and management skills.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Experience working with donor and familiarity with USAID funded projects.
  • Driving skills an added advantage.
To apply for this position, please email your cover letter & CV (not exceeding 3 pages) listing three references, including your last immediate supervisor, to Human Resource and Administration, email address recruitment@lifeskills.or.ke

The closing date for all applications is 19th July 2014 at 5pm. 

Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

Sustainable Community Development Services (SCODE): Facilitating adoption of clean energy technologies and sustainable land use for enhanced livelihoods

SCODE envisages a just world of empowered men and women pursuing environment friendly approaches to natural resources management for enhanced family wellbeing and food security. 

SCODE is recruiting for the following position:

Projects Accountant

Nakuru based with regular field visits to Nyandarua, Nyeri, Laikipia

One (1) years renewable contract

The post holder reports directly to the Finance Manager with dotted line to the Executive Director

Job Ref: HR – PA – 07 - 2014

The Role Purpose:
 In collaboration with the Finance Manager, Accounts Assistants and other team members, the post holder will ensure good financial management of projects, adherence to internal controls, quality reporting and compliance to donor requirements and timelines. 

The post holder will provide timely and reliable grant financial information and analysis that leads to effective decision making

Key Responsibilities

  • Grants administration
  • Preparation of project budgets, grants financial analysis and reporting.
  • Reports verification and monitoring of cost recovery
  • Capacity building to partners
  • Managing grant audits
  • Reviewing, processing and reconciling accounts payables and overheads on a priority and timely basis.
  • Managing organizations bank accounts and reconciliations as well as reconciling balance sheet items and clearing of outstanding items.
  • Reconciling county officers travel and imprest advances accounts and surrenders before additional advances are issued.
  • Managing related party transactions and coordinating invoice payments to refund related party borrowing.
  • Training and supervising finance assistants and reviewing all ledger accounts.
  • Payroll preparation, posting journals and allocation of related party costs.
  • Managing grant and institutional audits.
  • Any other role assigned by the Executive Coordinator or his/ her assignee.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance with CPA (K), ACCA or CIMA.
  • Minimum 3 years work experience in similar role with a national NGO.
  • Experience in preparing budgets and financial reports for international donors.
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency in financial management software including quick books.
  • Audit background will be an added advantage.
  • Problem solving, attentive to details, initiative and interpersonal skills
 Reference and background checks will be carried out in conformity with SCODE recruitment policy. SCODE is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Please submit application letter, full CV and names of two referees to: scode@scode.co.ke

Or Send Hard copies to: SCODE, 8 km from Nakuru town, Along Nakuru – Nyahururu Road, Behind Heshima Shopping Centre; P.o. Box 13177 – 20100, Nakuru, Kenya.

Closing date for receiving applications will be Saturday 19th July, 2014
Job Title: Sales Engineer (Public Safety)
 
Job Location: Nairobi

Key Responsibilities of the Role

Business Development / Direct Sales
  • Maintains and increases the market share of the NEC solution portfolio within the region
  • Maintains and increases the goals and targets set for the region
  • Maintains and expands the existing customer base
  • Increase business opportunities and access to the market within the region
  • Informs customers of new product/service introductions and prices for such
  • Utilizes advanced product/service knowledge and understanding of the customer's business to develop customized proposals that present creative solutions that successfully sell the organization's capabilities
  • Creates, monitors and revises lead generation plans to generate a substantive sales opportunity pipeline
  • Produces revenue in line with the organization's and individual targets
  • Sells a portfolio of products and/or services
Account Management:
  • Builds and maintains effective long-term relationships and a high level of satisfaction with key senior-level decision makers and influencers at a select group of major customer accounts
  • Works with customers to meet revenue targets by increasing revenue spend per customer, and by identifying, developing and closing new sales opportunities
  • Creates demand for the organization's products and services by raising their profile with customers
  • Conducts regular status and strategy meetings with the customer's senior management to understand their needs and link them to the organization's product/service strategies
Bid Management:
  • Manages the preparation of bids and tenders with particular emphasis on establishing the organization's trading terms
  • Collaborates with business developers and account managers to obtain and clarify customer requirements
  • Identifies appropriate resources, and manages them as a team to develop, package and price custom solutions
  • Delivers formal presentations of proposed solutions to customers
  • Higher-level authority extends to legal sign-off on bids and proposals, placement of supplier orders, and acceptance of customer orders
  • Works together with technical personnel to including presales resources to finalise proposal
Experience
  • 3 - 5 years of experience in the IT/Public Safety field looking after cloud, education solutions, healthcare solutions, biometric, fingerprint/facial recognition solutions, with a Systems Integrator sales background.
  • Fluent in English, including written
  • Strong sales and presentation skills
  • Sales administration and reporting
  • Experience supporting account teams for making proposals, Business Development efforts and IT/ /Public Safety trial/demonstration activities
  • Ability to put together offers, experience answering RFx
Education and / or Professional Qualifications:
  • IP Technology
  • Public Safety
  • Systems Integration
  • CCTV
  • Biometric
  • Development/Programming in .Net
  • Hardware Infrastructure     
Skills
  • IP Technology
  • Cloud
  • Biometric
  • Development/Programming in .Net
  • Hardware Infrastructure     
Core Competencies
  • Think Differently
  • Working Together
  • Customer Focus     
  • Speed
  • Drive to Achieve
Additional Competencies
  • Negotiation - Enlarge the range of possible solutions for the negotiation and keeps himself open to counter part’s proposals
  • Stress Tolerance - Doesn’t seized by panic when he is under pressure
  • Commercial awareness - Gathers documentation and keeps updated about competitors, innovations, market trends, suppliers and customers
ONLY Qualified candidates to apply through
Role Title: Sales Telecoms - East Africa

Key Responsibilities
  • Maintain customer relationships
  • Find and develop new business
  • Manage pipeline offers
  • Putting together contracts with the assistance of Legal and Finance
  • Applies consultative sales techniques to meet or exceed sales targets
  • Promote the organisations capabilities to provide services
  • Working in collaboration with Europe and Japan
  • Maintains a high level of industry, product and service knowledge to transfer this knowledge to customers and prospects. Utilizes advance product/service knowledge and understanding of the customers business to develop customised proposals that present create solutions
  • Follow up all opportunities and proposals, RFx response
  • Help to create the business plan and the economic offer
  • Operates in line with any statutory obligations (such as SOX, SOP)  and NEC business processes and procedures
  • Delivers and co-ordinates customer presentations and demonstrations
  • Identifies and attends appropriate events related to the business - Network activities, lobbying
  • Negotiating major contracts with customers
  • Acquisition of new prospects and new business segments
  • Coordination in between customer and departments to meet customer requirements
Other requirements or features of the role
  • Excellent proposal writing skills
  • Ability to comprehend and present complex solutions to prospective customers
  • Ability to build up and maintain networks
Experience
  • 3 - 5 years of experience in the Telecom\Carrier Networks field l
  • Fluent in English, including written,
  • Strong sales and presentation skills
  • Sales administration and reporting
  • Experience supporting account teams for making proposals, Business Development efforts
  • Ability to put together offers, experience answering RFx
  • Sales experience in the field of telecommunications
Education and / or Professional Qualifications:
  • College degree or bachelor on Infrastructure technics
Skills
  • Knowledge in the field of microwave, network solutions and mobile infrastructure
Core Competencies
  • Think Differently
  • Working Together
  • Customer Focus   
  • Speed
  • Drive to Achieve
Additional Competencies
  • Negotiation - Enlarge the range of possible solutions for the negotiation and keeps himself open to counter part’s proposals
  • Stress Tolerance - Doesn’t seized by panic when he is under pressure
  • Commercial awareness - Gathers documentation and keeps updated about competitors, innovations, market trends, suppliers and customers
Geographical Responsibility- Regional
  • Size of responsibility - (Business Unit / Revenue or Annual Budget)
Client Summary: Our client is a private institution with its Head Office in Nairobi and presence across the country. It provides international curriculum in International General Certificate of Secondary Education among others. 

They are seeking to recruit a Facilities Manager.
 
Purpose: Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Facilities Manager will have overall responsibility for overseeing the entire maintenance program of all the institution’s facilities. He will also be responsible for construction projects within the schools.

Main objectives
  • Prepare a maintenance policies and procedures manual and ensure its implementation.
  • Participate and contribute to strategic initiatives related to maintenance and operation of facilities.
  • Develop a comprehensive preventive maintenance program, scheduling inspections, and routine maintenance.
  • Assist the central office in preparing annual, medium term and long term facilities planning and budgets in line with  programmatic objectives
  • Manage the entire project life cycle for all major repair and construction activities. This involves : sourcing quotations; contractor selection; project progress monitoring; compliance to relevant regulations among others
  • Establish a process and schedule for the maintenance, inspection and testing of all fire safety equipment and systems and maintain records and certificates of compliance.
  • Provide on-site and responsive mechanisms to all the facilities related issues by developing a help desk and job card system.
  • Implement recommendations of Environment Management Audit Reports and Occupational, Safety and Health Audit Reports.
  • Oversee the maintenance and smooth functioning of all equipment, such as, office equipment, generators, catering equipment, air conditioners, swimming pool equipment, outdoor maintenance equipment, etc.
  • Monitor and oversee the implementation all contracts for outsourced services, including landscaping, cleaning and pest control.
  • Manage and coordinate the fleet including buses and vehicles at all facilities.
Experience and skills
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Civil, Structural or Mechanical engineering and knowledge of construction standards, laws and regulations is required.
  • A minimum five years experience in facilities management and construction. 
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with the key stakeholders, including senior management, Capital Project Manager(s) and external private and government entities.
  • Able to meet contractual reporting deadlines.
How to apply: 
 
Send your application including a cover letter indicating your desire to work with our client; a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, names of three professional referees to:

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

Email: recruit@adeptsystems.co.ke

Closing Date: Monday 21st July 2014

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Please note that we do not charge fees for receiving or processing job applications.

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