Frontier Services Group (FSG) Limited offers world-class logistics solutions across the African continent.

We provide ground, airborne and maritime logistical services for international and local enterprises, UN, NGOs, and governments seeking secure, reliable and integrated logistics capabilities. 

FSG is a proven provider of end to end expeditionary solutions that span Sea / Air / Land / Construction and Leasing. 

In carrying our mandate, we put emphasis on attracting and retaining highly motivated and energetic talent through a recruiting process that encourages fairness and equity.

Through our subsidiary, Kijipwa Aviation Limited we seek to recruit qualified and competent staff to fill the following vacant positions:

1. Bell 412 Technicians ICAO Type II or FAA Airframe and Power Plant Certificate - S07-02
 
Role Purpose: Maintain Bell 412 Helicopters at Line and Base levels
 

Key Responsibilities
  • Inspection, troubleshooting and maintenance of Bell 412 type aircraft
  • 1st and 2nd Line Maintenance, up to and including, 3,000hr Airframe and Engine Inspection
  • Strive to maintain the aircraft at an 92 percent operational readiness rate.
  • Manage in field client relationships as the face of Kijipwa Aviation Limited
Essential Requirements
  • Relevant Kenyan licenses
  • FAA Airframe and Powerplant License
  • AME M2, E or S (ICAO Type II) with logbook
  • Verified 5 plus years of heavy maintenance and troubleshooting experience on B412
  • Rotor Smoothing and Trouble Shooting skills a must
  • Engine set-ups and rigging required
  • Able to read blueprints and technical drawings
Desirable Requirements
  • Maintenance experience in remote environments
  • Bell 412 Airframe and Pratt & Whitney Factory Certified Training
  • Human Factors Training
  • Management and/or Lead experience
  • Previous Hazmat handling and disposal training certificate
  • Valid FAA Inspection Authorization
Key Competencies
  • Operational expertise
  • Professionalism and ethics
  • Operational Risk Management
  • Total Quality management
2. Shorts Captains and Co-pilots - FS07-03
 
Role Purpose: Operate the Shorts SD-3-300 aircraft
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Operate the aircraft safely and efficiency in the capacity of the respective position
  • Operate in accordance with the relevant regulatory environment
  • Operate the aircraft in accordance with company policy including Operations Policy and our Safety Management System
  • Manage in field client relationships as the face of FSG
Essential Requirements
  • Can do attitude to operate in Frontier environments
  • CAPT – 2000 hours PIC, 500 hours multi engine, 500 hours on type
  • Co-pilot – 1500 hours total, 100 hours on type
  • Kenyan Airline Transport License
Desirable Requirements
  • Operational experience in Frontier environments
  • Maintenance qualifications
  • Management experience
  • Policy/technical writing experience
  • Language other than English
Key Competencies
  • Operational expertise
  • Professionalism and ethics
  • Operational Risk Management
  • Client relationship management
How to apply
 
If you are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualification and experience; please send your application and CV within 14 days of the date of the advertisement, quoting the job reference on the email subject to recruit@kijipwa-aviation.com

A copy of the application must also be sent to 

The Director General, 
Kenya Civil Aviation Authority, 
P.O. Box 30163-00100, 
Nairobi, Kenya.

We do not charge for receiving your cv in our database nor for interviewing

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.
GSK is one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies. 

We research, develop, produce and market vaccines and medicines to target unmet medical needs. 

We have three primary areas of business in pharmaceuticals, vaccines and consumer healthcare.
 
Through our Consumer Healthcare business, we market a range of consumer health products based on scientific innovation. 

We have leading positions in four main categories: oral health, nutritionals, wellness and skin health. 

In these areas we have a number of well known brands including Sensodyne, Panadol and Horlicks.
 
Exciting career opportunities have arisen for highly motivated and enterprising individuals to join our Consumer Healthcare Division as below.

Account Manager - Key Accounts
The successful candidate’s principal responsibility will be to develop and execute regional sales and
marketing plans which meet brand, volume and profits objectives of key accounts as well as directing and controlling all distribution and trade activities through partner and sales force management. 


Key roles are as outlined below:
  • Negotiate for space in outlets for additional displays and point of sale material placement in key accounts.
  • Contributes to the overall sales and profit budget by meeting the key accounts numbers.
  • Ensure that the partner business is profitable by achieving the return on investment expectations
  • Ensure partners are operating within their credit limits, as well as securing debts through bank guarantees
  • Harnessing business opportunities as agreed with the line manager to ensure growth and continuous business development.
  • Forecasting regional requirement in liaison with demand /marketing team and monitor stock levels to avoid stock outs or overstocking
  • Prompt implementation of Marketing activities, development & execution of basic merchandising principles to influence point of purchase in retail outlets.
  • Identify point of sale materials and promotions effect on product uplift, utilize positive news to increase effectiveness of sell in
  • Managing third party merchandising staff and partner reps by giving guidance, coaching and training
  • Maintain an updated inventory of all brand point of sale material within the key accounts. Also recommends movement or new placements as required to increase effectiveness of sales within key accounts.
Account Manager
 
The successful candidate’s principal responsibility will be to implement marketing strategies through aggressive selling ensuring that there is adequate distribution of company products in the trade, maintain visibility of the brands through proper merchandising and placement of point of sale materials at the strategic sites within the assigned region. 

The key roles are as outlined below:
  • Identify and manage Key Accounts within the assigned territory.
  • Actively participate in selling and identification of new markets within the assigned territory to ensure sales targets are achieved.
  • Build good relationships with distributors within the assigned territories.
  • Assist in achievement of secondary sales by distribution of company products through the trade partners.
  • Assist the trade partner in planning and implementation of the sales strategies such as developing itinerary and ensuring on time deliveries.
  • Supervise trade partner representatives and merchandisers in the respective regions to ensure they achieve the set Key Performance Indicators.
  • Ensure the region is covered adequately for effective distribution of the brands at the retail level.
  • Ensure placement and effective utilization of point of sale materials.
  • Monitor and report on market intelligence.
Qualifications & Knowledge
 
The successful candidates will have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree within a business related field preferably in marketing or business administration with at least 2 years experience within a similar/relevant sales role.

The candidate will have good interpersonal, communication and people management skills so as to be able to manage a team and interrelate with different levels within and outside the organization. 

They will have excellent selling skills complimented with good verbal and written communication skills.

Interested candidates should apply stating their overall suitability for the position together with a detailed CV that clearly addresses the ability to perform the key responsibilities to: 

ea-hr.recruitment@gsk.com

The application deadline is 25th July 2014.

Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

We are in the Printing and Branding Industry currently looking for Account Managers.

The Candidate ill be given accounts to manage and also bring in additional accounts, 

The candidate’s key responsibilities will include:
  • Generate new business opportunities and manage existing client portfolio
  • To build excellent relationships with clients, in order to sell the company’s services
  • Meeting and exceeding sales targets and maximizing the profitability of each project
  • Maintaining relationships with existing customers through regular review visits
  • Visiting potential customers to demonstrate products and gain new markets
  • Contacting clients by phone/email to take briefs, approve artwork, manage projects and ensure installation/delivery of goods
  • Keep up to date with market and customer information
  • Advising on forthcoming product developments and discussing special promotions
  • Gain a clear understanding of the customers’ business and requirements
  • Monitoring of print management for your clients and ensuring timely deliveries
Requirements:
  • Degree or a Diploma in Sales or Marketing
  • Min. 3 years experience in sales and marketing preferable in printing or related industry
  • Have a valid clean Driving License.
  • Proven track record in Print Sales will be an advantage
Key Skills
  • Excellent communication and client presentation skills.
  • Good print knowledge
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Must have ability to work efficiently with minimal supervision with strong prioritization skills
  • Good industry commercial awareness.
  • Good print technical knowledge and understanding of print production processes.
Salary: KES 60,000 - 90,000 Plus Commissions

If you feel you fit the above role,please send your CV to jobs@alternatedoors.co.ke
Unaitas Sacco Ltd is among the fastest growing institutions in Kenya established under the Co-op Act 2008 and regulated by the SASRA Act 2010 with a membership of well over 150,000 spread across our 18 fully fledged front office branches nationally.

Unaitas has a vision To Be the Global Financial Movement That Enables You to Realize Your Dreams and Aspirations by Transforming Lives through Provision of Innovative Financial Solutions.

If you are you looking for excellence, a team that promotes a high performance culture and focus on individual empowerment, then Unaitas is the place to be.

We are seeking to recruit dynamic, committed and responsible persons to fill the following position:

Research & Development Manager 

(Re-advertised)

Reporting to the Divisional Head-Branch Operations, the Product & Research Development Manager will be Responsible for research and product development activities to ensure Unaitas remains abreast with market trends and is proactive in development of products and services as required and identified for the market.

Reporting Lines: Reporting to the Chief Operations Manager

Minimum Requirements

The successful applicants should be a Proactive and self-motivated possessing the following;

  • Degree in the related field
  • 3 years working experience-in the relevant field
  • Have specific knowledge in either Research & Development
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision
  • Analytical skills and ability to make decisions
  • A high degree of integrity and commitment
  • Computer literate.
  • Report writing skills
Key responsibilities
  • Lead in innovation on products design, packaging and style
  • Coordinate and drive new product development to meet members/customer needs.
  • Improve existing products, and to explore new ways of producing them
  • Develop and execute long and short term products development and their marketing in line with overall Unaitas Strategy.
  • Effectively manage and grow the Unaitas products portfolio in accordance with the market dynamics
  • Identify and coordinate appropriate market research and baseline surveys plus do requisite analysis to generate customer trends, insights and anticipate opportunities
  • Efficiently manage the sectional resources (People & Budget) to ensure optimization and Increase profits by utilizing cost-efficient methods.
  • Increase profit by optimizing resources utilization through cost-efficient methods.
  • Generate and present management reports for information & decision making
Relationships
  • Internal: Division Heads, Regional Managers, and Branch Managers
  • External: Members, other stake holders
How to Apply

Interested candidates should send us their application and updated curriculum vitae [MS Word Format] via E mail only; hr@unaitas.com

Applications to reach us on or before 01.08.2014

Note: Those who have applied within the last one month need not re-apply.
Vacancy: Account Manager (Sales) - Broadband and IT Services

Our Client is in an ICT Solutions company carrying on the business of IT Solutions, Internet and  Security Solutions.

Purpose and Scope: The Account Manager is responsible for sales to new and existing customers, following company’s established routines and methodology.

Focus areas are sales to medium,large companies, Government and Corporates.

Responsibilities
  • Have high activity level (calls, meetings, quotations
  • Build a sales pipeline.
  • Drive sales process, from quotation to closing.
  • Key Account Management.
  • Lead Management.
  • Sales Promotion Management.
  • Liaise with Vendor Channel Management.
  • Meet sales targets.
Requirements

  • Degree in Information Technology / Business Information systems /Business Management / Sales & Marketing.
  • Additional qualifications in Sales & Marketing for those with a 1stdegree in a none marketing discipline would be an added advantage.
  • 1-2 years experience with sales of  Internet or IT Services
  • Fluent English command, both verbal and written.
  • Excellent Communication skills.
  • Excellent Computer Skills.
  • Eager to learn and take responsibility; organized and self-motivated individual.
Salary: Competitive

If you feel you fit the above role,please send your CV to jobs@alternatedoors.co.ke
We are a leading international Reinsurer seeking to recruit aMarine Underwriter from Kenya, Uganda or Tanzania.
 
Job Summary
 
Develop and maintain:-
  1. A thorough technical and professional knowledge and understanding of all marine classes of insurance and reinsurance.
  2. Underwriting process by way of pricing business on behalf of the Company, from cedants/brokers within the delegated authority per line of business, subject to technical risk assessment and application of commensurate terms and conditions.
  3. Shared responsibility with other Underwriters and Client Management for the profitable performance of the Marine portfolio.
  4. Issuing/signing off treaty slip wordings which comply in every respect with the Company’s International Group Standards.
  5. Relationships with Clients to build trust and long term relationships.
  6. Quarterly/monthly monitoring of pricing adequacy on a per line of business basis for responsible treaties.
Your Profile

  • ACII with a Marine focus or progress towards the same
  • Marine Law/Business Degree with Economics/Mathematics and Statistics
  • Degree and/or Higher Diploma in Shipping, Imports and Exports
  • At least 5 years experience in direct Insurance/Reinsurance Industry with a vibrant outgoing and energetic personality
  • Experience in Marine Underwriting and a good grasp of Mathematics and Statistics would be a definite advantage.
This is a permanent position and will be based in Mauritius. 

The Company is an equal opportunity employer.

The closing date for submission of applications is 25th July 2014.

DNA 1693
P.O. Box 49010 - 00100, 
Nairobi
Unaitas Sacco Ltd is among the fastest growing institutions in Kenya established under the Co-op Act 2008 and regulated by the SASRA Act 2010 with a membership of well over 150,000 spread across our 18 fully fledged front office branches nationally.

Unaitas has a vision To Be the Global Financial Movement That Enables You to Realize Your Dreams and Aspirations by Transforming Lives through Provision of Innovative Financial Solutions.

If you are you looking for excellence, a team that promotes a high performance culture and focus on individual empowerment, then Unaitas is the place to be.

We are seeking to recruit dynamic, committed and responsible persons to fill the following position:

Credit Risk Analyst

(Re-advertised)
Objective: The objective is to entrench credit risk as an integral element of lending in Unaitas with a focus to ensuring a high quality loan portfolio and to ensure coordination of all credit issues across all branches in Unaitas.

Reporting Lines: Reporting to the Head Credit Risk & Recovery

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and assist branches in all lending issues to continuously improve their efficiency and performance.
  • Ensure quality Credit appraisals in all committee levels and products of the Sacco
  • Ensure Compliance with the Credit Policy and Procedures of the Sacco
  • Monitor and Co-ordinate provisioning and risk recognition in Unaitas.
  • Monitor Branch lending and risk exposures and ensure they are within the Sacco’s expectations from time to time.
  • Co-ordinate enforcement of sanction conditions and risk mitigation strategies
  • Ensure that Credit services are standardized in all branches of Unaitas
  • Training staff on loan risk analysis
  • Ensure conformity to sanction conditions and follow ups of the same.
  • Assist in ensuring all committees adhere to Sacco Act & regulations on lending
Minimum Requirements

The successful applicants should be a Proactive and self-motivated possessing the following;
  • Degree in any business related field
  • 3 years working experience-in Credit Department of a financial institution
  • Have specific knowledge in either Agri-business, Group or SME Lending
  • Thorough knowledge of Sacco Act & Regulations and best lending practices
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision
  • Analytical skills and ability to make decisions
  • A high degree of integrity and commitment
  • Computer literate.
  • Report writing skills
How to Apply

Interested candidates should send us their application and updated curriculum vitae [MS Word Format] via E mail only; hr@unaitas.com

Applications to reach us on or before 01.08.2014


Note: Those who have applied within the last one month need not re-apply.

A leading Insurance Company in Kenya, renowned for its innovative, reliable, affordable and unmatched motor insurance services is looking for a motivated and qualified professional to fill the position below: 

Finance Manager
 
Reporting to the Managing Director, this role will provide leadership to the finance and underwriting departments and will ensure the company has effective financial systems and internal controls and oversee processes including but not limited to budgeting, financial analyses and reporting.

Responsibilities
  • Participate in developing the company’s corporate strategy and implement operational policies and corporate plans;
  • Develop the annual budget and ensure it is aligned with the company’s strategic and operational plans;
  • Evaluate and improve the accounting system to enhance functionality of financial management and reporting;
  • Review and constantly improve workflows, accounting policies and procedures to ensure accuracy and effectiveness;
  • Strengthen internal controls and ensure compliance with set policies and procedures;
  • Advise management on treasury related matters;
  • Make recommendations for cost savings and expense rationalization;
  • Prepare audit schedules and liaise with external auditors and all other regulators for periodic audits and inspections;
  • Manage the acquisition of capital assets, ensure they are properly tagged, amortized and disposed appropriately;
  • Establish rapport with bankers, fund managers, regulators and other stakeholders;
  • Accurate preparation and timely submission of returns and payments to the tax authorities, Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA) and all other relevant statutory and regulatory bodies;
  • Document and maintain complete and accurate supporting information for all financial transactions;
  • Train and direct staff in accordance with the established standards and company policy; and
  • Prepare accurate and timely financial and management reports and present them to management and the Board.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelors degree in Commerce, Finance, Accounting, Business or equivalent;
  • MBA in Finance will be an added advantage;
  • Certified Public Accountant , CPA (K) or equivalent;
  • Must have worked for at least ten (10) years after attaining the above qualifications in a busy commercial environment, seven (7) of which must be at senior management level;
  • Experience in the insurance industry and external audit experience would be an added advantage; and
  • Have excellent leadership skills, integrity and a can-do attitude.
Individuals who meet the above requirements should send their applications to the address/email below stating their current and expected salary, along with a detailed CV, testimonials and copies of their academic documents to reach us on or before 1st August 2014 to:

HR & Admin. Manager
P.O. Box 40863-00100 GPO
Nairobi

OR Email: careers2014.06@gmail.com
A medium size Savings and Credit Co-operative Society located in Nairobi with membership spread across the country wishes to fill the position of a Credit Officer

The holder will be reporting to the Credit Manager with the following key responsibilities;
  • Appraisal of loan applications
  • Advising members on the status of loan applications.
  • Ensuring that the all loans are guaranteed.
  • Ensuring all loans granted are recovered
  • Responding to members issues in liaison with the Credit Manager.
  • Any other duty assigned.
Qualifications

  • Diploma in Co-operative Management or any business related degree.
  • CPA part 2 (section 4).
  • Be proficient in Ms Office Suite. 
  • A working experience with Navision system will be an added advantage.
  • KCSE mean grade C+, with C+ in Maths and English.
  • Below 30 years.
  • Ladies are encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications should send their applications, accompanied by detailed CV not later than 1st August, 2014 to;

DNA 1694
P.O Box 49010 – 00100
Nairobi

Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.
a market leader in the floriculture business whose vision is to be the leading marketer of quality summer flowers in the world, seeks to recruit a high performing, proactive and self-driven individual for the position of Human Resource Manager.
 
Reporting to the Finance and Administration Director, the jobholder, whose role will be based in Thika, will have overall responsibility for the human resource function.
 
Key responsibilities:
  • Assessing organizational needs and developing the relevant human resource strategies to meet these needs;
  • Spearheading the recruitment, performance management, reward and recognition, training and development processes and supporting their execution by line managers;
  • Assisting line managers on disciplinary and grievance matters and ensuring speedy resolution;
  • Reviewing and updating HR policies and procedures and ensuring communication of and adherence to by staff;
  • Planning and managing personnel administration activities such as benefits and leave administration;
  • Ensuring adherence to health and safety requirements; and
  • Managing employee welfare issues.
Key qualifications, skills and competencies required:
  • A Bachelor’s degree and postgraduate diploma in Human Resource Management;
  • Work experience of not less than 3 to 5 years in a busy HR role;
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication and leadership skills;
  • Able to work with minimum supervision; and
  • Good working knowledge of Kenyan labour laws.
If you believe you meet the criteria given above, please submit your application together with detailed curriculum vitae by Friday 1st August 2014, stating your current position, current and expected remuneration, 3 referees, e-mail address and telephone numbers to ess@cedarconsulting.co.ke

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Vacancy: Account Manager - IT (ERP Sales)

We are an ICT Solutions company carrying on the business of Computer Hardware, Fiscal Solutions, ERP and POS solutions and Internet Security Solutions.

Purpose and Scope
: The Sales Consultant is responsible for sales to new and existing customers, following company’s established routines and methodology.Focus areas are sales to medium and large companies.

Responsibilities
  • Have high activity level (calls, meetings, quotations).
  • Learn our ERP and CRM product.
  • Build a sales pipeline.
  • Drive sales process, from quotation to closing.
  • Key Account Management.
  • Lead Management.
  • Sales Promotion Management.
  • Liaise with Vendor Channel Management.
  • Meet sales targets.
Requirements

  • Degree in Information Technology / Business Information systems /Business Management / Sales & Marketing.
  • Additional qualifications in Sales & Marketing for those with a 1stdegree in a none marketing discipline would be an added advantage.
  • 1-2 years experience with sales of ERP/Financial Software systems or business-consulting services.
  • Fluent English command, both verbal and written.
  • Excellent Communication skills.
  • Excellent Computer Skills.
  • Eager to learn and take responsibility; organized and self-motivated individual.
  • Available to travel at short notice.
  • Willingness to commit to intensive product learning and training in the first few months.
 Salary: Competitive

If you feel you fit the above role,please send your CV to  jobs@alternatedoors.co.ke

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. 

Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology, creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. 

FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories. 

We are currently seeking qualified candidates to fill the positions below:
 
Agriculture Specialist
 
Location: Nairobi
 
Requisition ID: FHI360-ANFSS-097
 
Job Summary: The Agricultural Specialist shall report to the Chief of Party for the anticipated USAID-funded Nutrition and Health Program Plus (NHPplus) in Kenya project. The overall purpose of NHPplus is to improve the nutritional status of Kenyans. 

The Agricultural Specialist shall be the technical lead responsible for improved food and nutrition security as well as ensure linkages with service delivery and commodity management components of the project.

Minimum Requirements:
  • A minimum of a Master’s Degree in agriculture or social sciences, or a related degree relevant to the field of public health with minimum five years of work experience, or relevant Bachelor’s degree plus ten years of experience in implementing agricultural, nutrition and food security projects. 
  • Five years of experience in implementing rural livelihoods systems strengthening programs in developing countries. 
  • Kenya-specific experience a plus, demonstrated experience in a majority of the following areas: nutrition; food security (agriculture, livestock, livelihoods and resilience); food production, processing and marketing; private sector engagement; strategic information and data management; program design and management; and local organization capacity building. 
  • Familiarity with US government programming, rules and regulations a plus.
Food Production and Quality Assurance Specialist
 
Location: Nairobi
 
Requisition ID: FHI360-FPQAS-098
 
Job Summary: The Food Production and Quality Assurance Specialist shall report to the Deputy Chief of Party for the anticipated USAID-funded Nutrition and Health Program Plus (NHPplus) in Kenya project. The overall purpose of NHPplus is to improve the nutritional status of Kenyans. 

The Food Production and Quality Assurance Specialist will oversee the overall food manufacturing and production processes and will develop and review quality and safety policies.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Master’s Degree in a food-related discipline, such as food science, microbiology, chemistry, or food industry management with five years of direct work experience as a senior expert in food production and food quality assurance or relevant Bachelor’s Degree plus ten years of direct work experience. 
  • Knowledgeable about national and international food safety standards and quality assurance methodologies that are customary within the food industry and mandated by government regulations. 
  • Proven track record in instituting quality assurance and improvement measures to achieve national and international accreditation. 
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with senior-level Government of Kenya officials, NGOs, private sector groups and donor organizations. 
  • Familiarity with US government programming, rules and regulations a plus
FHI 360 has a competitive compensation package and is an equal opportunity employer. 

Interested candidates are encouraged to register online through FHI 360’s Career Center at https://jobsfhi360.icims.com or through the Employment section at www.fhi360.org where a detailed Job description will be availed. 
 
Alternatively you can apply via email to: Kenya-HR@fhi360.org 

Please specify source in your application and quote the Requisition ID provided on the subject line while sending your application, CV/resume including salary requirements, to be received not later than August 1, 2014. 

Kindly note that only shortlisted persons will be contacted. 

Offers are contingent upon receipt of award and funder key personnel approval.

Vacancy: Supply Chain Manager

About our organization: The World Agroforestry Centre (also known as the International Centre for Research in Agroforestry or ICRAF) is an independent research institution which generates science-based knowledge about the complex role trees play in agricultural landscapes and rural livelihoods. 

As part of the Centre’s work to bring tree-based solutions to bear on poverty and environmental problems, researchers – working in close collaboration with partners – are developing new technologies, tools and policy recommendations for increased food security and ecosystem health.

The Centre’s headquarters are located in Nairobi, Kenya, and research is conducted in more than 30 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. 

We are supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and receive funding from over 50 different donors.
About the position:

  • To provide professional advice and procurement services to ICRAF stakeholders and its user department in a timely, qualitatively and cost effective manner.
  • To manage all staff within the Procurement Department in delivery of the procurement objectives.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
 
To purchase goods in compliance with ICRAF procedures and end user requirements through:
  • Supply Chain – Undertake and provide supply chain solutions in the procurement of all related goods, works and services to stakeholders and user departments.
  • Team Management – Delegate, coach and supervise the Procurement Team and partner staff in the procurement department ensuring quality standards are met.
  • Project Management – To project manage key procurement projects, inputting and coordinating input, ensuring project objectives are met, problem saving and reporting to management.
  • Inventory Management – Oversee all inventory accounts and records.
Supervise and partner with the Procurement Team in the following:
  • Tender Preparation - Assess and clarify requirements and specification with the client where appropriate, identify sources and prepare and issue tender documents, requests for quotes (RFQ) or bidding documentation as appropriate.
  • Tender Evaluation – Open and record sealed bids in accordance with guidelines and evaluate bids.
  • Negotiate - Negotiate with suppliers when appropriate and where procurement guidelines permit.
  • Obtain Approvals - Prepare documentation for necessary approval as per the guidelines.
  • Contract Placement – Draft contracts and issue orders as appropriate.
  • Expediting - Manage the suppliers to ensure timely delivery and check payment documentation from suppliers.
  • Inspection – Arrange any necessary inspection of goods.
  • Customs Clearance - Liaise with clearing agents and prepare necessary documentation to obtain customs clearance and VAT exemption on imports where applicable.
  • Payment - On receipt of delivery note from end user review invoices and make recommendations for payment authorisation, forwarding to Finance/Accounts Office for payment as appropriate.
  • Report to Clients – Prepare accurate progress and financial reports, with supporting commentary, drawing on information from a variety of sources within ICRAF.
  • Supplier Database – Manage supplier database, including management of key supplier relationships, looking to improve supplier performance and identify new sources.
  • User/Client Liaison – Establish and maintain good working relationships with stakeholders and user departments by regular contact to provide information and solve problems.
Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain, Logistics or any related discipline.
  • Post Graduate degree in Administration, Logistics and Supply-Chain, Business Management or any related field.
  • Minimum of 8 years with the last 4 years spent in management role of a procurement department.
  • Professional qualification of MCIPS
  • Commercial knowledge and experience
  • Client-centric focus
  • Planning and organisation skills
  • Quality focus
  • Analytical and Innovative thinking
  • Decision making skills
  • Technical capability
  • Leadership and management experience
  • People development ability
Terms of offer: We offer a collegial, diverse and gender-sensitive working environment, and we strongly encourage applications from qualified women. 

This position is remunerated on Local terms. The appointment will be for an initial period of three (3) years, subject to a six (6) months’ probation period.

How to apply:
 
Applications will be considered until 25th July 2014 or until a suitable candidate is identified and selected.

Please note that only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.

To learn more about our organization, please visit our website: www.worldagroforestry.org

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