a 5 Star Hotel in Nairobi is looking for qualified and experienced for Waiters

Scope and General Purpose :

Waiters are responsible for serving food to the visitors of the restaurants and Bar. Their duties involve doing some important things before the arrival of guests. Responsible for delivering exceptional dining experiences for our Guests,  by providing individualized attention.

Summary of the Role & Responsibility:
  • Serving Cocktails and Canap├ęs during Happy Hour and special occasions
  • Supports the bar staff during high tea and other special functions
  • Special Occasions being/ Parties, Special Dinner etc.
  • Being in charge of “mise en place” for the assigned Dining Room station and Side Jobs as assigned by the Executive Chef as well as preparing for Special Events
  • Cleaning the Dining Room
  • Maintaining working station in proper and clean condition
  • Resetting Tables for the next Meal Period
  • Knowledge of all services, menus, products and amenities being able to describe them to the Guests;To ensure that Company’s quality, costs and revenue targets are met
  • Actively participate in all company-sponsored training
  • Report to duty on time
  • Hospitality Background
  • Pleasant and smart
  • Team Player
Experience: 2 years in a similar position in a 5 star establishment

If you feel you fit the above role:Please send your CV to our email address.jobs@alternatedoors.co.ke

Temporary Declaration Clerk -3 months only.

We are urgently hiring for a 3 months declaration clerk. The successful candidate should possess a diploma in clearing & forwarding & be experienced in declaration. 

If you qualify, please submit your application as soon as possible specifying current net pay salary on subject line.


Note: Consider unsuccessful if not contacted within 7 days.
Front Office Executives  

A 5 Star establishment currently recruiting Front Office Executives 

Typical duties are likely to include:
  • welcoming guests as they arrive
  • allocating rooms to guests
  • giving guests their keys
  • taking and passing on messages
  • handling foreign exchange
  • preparing guests' bills and taking payments
  • helping guests with any special requests - such as storing valuables in the hotel safe or luggage area, ordering taxis
Front Office Executives need to be:
  • welcoming, friendly and helpful
  • efficient and professional
  • excellent communicators
  • good at administrative tasks
  • calm and efficient in all situations
  • good with IT and confident learning to operate a switchboard
  • well organised and able to handle several tasks at once
  • able to pay attention to detail
  • a real 'people person', with tact and sensitivity
  • able to think quickly and come up with solutions
  • smart in appearance
  • Previous Experience in a similar role in a renowed establishment
  • A Front Office qualification/Hospitality
If you feel you fit the above role please send your CV to jobs@alternatedoors.co.ke
Health, Safety & Environment Officer - OHTL Project 

Our client in Engineering and Construction Industry is seeking a motivated, results oriented and self driven individual to join its team.
The company offers a broad spectrum of engineering based projects including building projects, roads, water & sewerage projects as well as civil engineering infrastructure projects. 
Job Summary: The incumbent will serve in the position of Health, Safety and Environment officer in a 400 KV OHTL Project.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Monitor HSE controllers in executing continuous audits.
  • Manage the HSE controllers and coordinate their audit schedule
  • Provide HSE improvement proposals stating: the non-conformance, proposed corrective action, required resources for corrective action and plan of implementation.
  • Investigate the root cause HSE complaints put forward by staff members, customers, clients and contractors and report the result to the QHSE manager.
  • Follows up to ensure that corrective actions are implemented where necessary and ensures that any certification requirements are complied with;
  • Audit work being performed with ''Safe Work Permit”
  • Assist with the implementation of Job Safety Analysis and inspect job site activities during particularly difficult or hazardous work situations
  • Work with local management in the preparation and presentation of field HSE meetings
  • Coordinate and participate in the investigation of accidents and near misses
  • Review and analyze accidents and near miss incidents and making corrective action recommendations
  • Ensure regular emergency response exercises and drills are conducted to ensure the highest level of preparedness in any emergency; Maintain records of such drills and provide recommendations for emergency response improvements
  • Supervises the regular inspection of fire fighting, safety and emergency response equipment.
  • Assist in developing and implementing field location emergency response procedures and evacuation plans
  • Supervise on-site doctors and medical emergency response preparation and implementation;
  • Ensure that operations employees, contractors and site visitors receive HSE inductions for theatre operations;
  • Prepare written weekly and monthly HSE reports, statistics and presentations related to HSE performance
  • Make regular reports on HSE
Qualification Requirements
  • BSc in Health – Safety – Environment or equivalent technical degree.
  • 5 years experience on Construction Site Activities, in particular with OHTL Projects.
Desired Skills
  • Coordination skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Weekly and monthly reporting
  • Anticipating  challenges
  • Training for Company’s Site Staff & Workers
  • Handling critical situation during the execution of the Project
  • Working in adverse environmental conditions
  • Team concept approach
  • Knowledge of NEMA Standards
  • Knowledge of Safety Standard for the execution of multidisciplinary Projects
  • Knowledge of Health Standard  for the execution of multidisciplinary Projects
Remuneration: A competitive package will be offered to the successful candidate
How to Apply: Interested applicants to forward their detailed applications to jobs@fanisi.net by deadline of 8th August 2014
Sales & Marketing Manager

Location: Nairobi 

A leading Sacco in Kenya seeks to recruit a Sales & Marketing Manager. The ideal candidate will be required to lead and work with team members to achieve the organization’s set targets

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Acquire new business and deepen existing client relationships for the company's target market
  • Conducts periodic client satisfaction surveys to address clients' complaints and come up with innovative ways of serving them better
  • Develops a consolidated media strategy and identifies appropriate advertising agency and media to implement the strategy
  • Develops and implements branch expansions and market penetration including new product(s) and wider market coverage
  • Establishes and ensures an effective reliable Market Information database on markets, clients and competitors
  • Managing available resources efficiently to meet the goals within the set time frame.
  • Coaching and motivating the team to deliver best results and also prepare regular reports on the performance of the team and identify plans of action.
  • Measuring of baseline performance and allocating bonus to team members
  • Knowing the customer’s business and /or seeking information about the real underlying needs of the customer, beyond those expressed initially.
  • Develops negotiating strategies and positions by studying integration of new venture with company strategies and operations; examining risks and potentials; estimating partners' needs and goals.
  • Closes new business deals by coordinating requirements; developing and negotiating contracts; integrating contract requirements with business operations
Qualification and Experience
  • Bachelor Degree in Sales and Marketing or Business related field, Masters Degree will be an added advantage
  • Must be a registered MSK Member
  • Minimum of 5 years experience preferably from related field
  • Computer Proficiency: MS Office Applications (Word, Excel, Power Point & Outlook)
  • Should have proven integrity and leadership skills
  • Strong negotiations and persuasion skills
  • Strong communication and problem solving skills
To apply, send your CV only to hr@flexi-personnel.com before Friday 29Th July 2014. 

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

Field Services Officer

We are recruiting on behalf of our client who is not for profit organization whose mission is to improve access to basic essential drugs and supplies for children and their families, using sustainable business systems that are scalable, maintain standards and achieve economies of scale.


The Field Services Officer acts as the first contact point between the Franchisee and the Organization. He / She will be responsible for maintaining high standards of treatment and providing continuous guidance to Franchised Outlet nurses / Clinics. 

S/He will report to the Health Services Manager and will play a critical role in the
Western Region. S/He will be based in Ugunja but will oversee the Western Region as mandated by the Organization.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provide updates for clinical sections of the franchise operations manuals to Health Service Manager
  • Undertake surprise inspection visits to outlets to check compliance with regulations set by health authorities and professional bodies
  • Receive monthly patient registers from outlets
  • Review franchisee compliance with Ministry of Health standard treatment guidelines as recorded in patient registers
  • Undertake planned supervisory visits to outlets and complete supervisory reports
  • Enforce standard patient management protocols
  • Advise franchisees on reorder levels
  • Provide support for clinical and business management training
  • Provide technical support to school health program teams
  • Participate and support outreaches
  • Engage in community health education in accordance to set organization guidelines
  • Coordinate skills testing for franchisees
  • Interview and vet nurse franchisee candidates
  • Ensure all monthly reports are submitted to the data entry team in time.
  • Maintain cordial relations with District Medical Officers of Health and their Public Health teams
  • Support selection of franchisee locations/recruitment of new and replacement to meet growth goals
  • Provide input to improve all aspects of the franchisee – operating manual
  • Implement marketing and promotional efforts in the district to support outlet sales goals
  • Work with franchisees to create individual marketing and communications for all outlets
  • Undertake competitor analysis for prices of products and cost of service provision and report to supervisors
  • Ensure that all outlets are maintaining target inventory levels month to month
  • Ensure all outlets reporting is complete, accurate and on – time
  • Handle any additional responsibilities as assigned by the Health Services Manager
  • Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technologist
  1. Must be registered with the board and have a current license
  2. Management and supervisory skills experience in a busy set-up
  3. Ability to analyse both performance and financial data
  4. Business and selling skills will be added advantage
  5. Ability to apply technical knowledge to field situations
  • Good communication skills with excellent oral and written English/Kiswahili 
  • Excellent skills in MS Word; Excel and Internet use 
  • Experience as a trainer would be an added advantage 
Those interested should send their applications & detailed CVs only to jobs@olivemedicare.com on or before 28th July 2014

a 5 Star Hotel currently recruiting Maintenance Engineers

  1. Oversee all maintenance carried out by external contractor and report progress to Administration on daily basis: grounds, public areas and the apartments.
  2. Liaise with housekeeping team on maintenance work necessary in the apartments. To this effect a daily journals has to be maintained and updates as work is concluded;
  3. Liaise with front office for emergency maintenance as reported by guest;
  4. Preventative maintenance must be performed to prevent breakdowns in accommodations availability: Common tasks include painting, electrical accessory replacements and repair, and some wiring.
  5. Must respond to guest complaints or issues in a timely manner and must also fulfill work orders when issues cannot be resolved. 
  6. Required to complete daily rounds, checking on basics and identifying and reporting any problems.
  7. Cable, internet, telephone lines, satellite TV, CCTV cameras:  liaise immediately with the  service provider to limit the time the guest has to undergo without the service
  8. Generator : schedule of service and refill of fuel falls under your docket;
  9. Water: monitor supply and order for water trucks;

Previous Experience in a similar and a qualification in Maintenance,Mechanical or Electrical Engineering(Trade)

If you feel you fit the above role:please send your CV to jobs@alternatedoors.co.ke
a reputable multi-national company focused on creating long term solutions to pressing infrastructure, power generation and telecommunication needs in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
Our Client is looking for an energetic, self-driven, intelligent and experienced Senior Accountant reporting to Finance Manager
Job Purpose: Responsible for leading and managing the accounting function. 

The chief accountant will assist the Finance Manager with the overall management of the finance function.

Key Responsibilities
  • Manage the full spectrum of cost and financial accounting, forecasting and budgeting.
  • Responsible for the day to day running of the accounting function.
  • Responsible for preparation of full sets of accounts ensuring timely closing of accounts.
  • Responsible for timely preparation of monthly financial statements, payments and cashflow management reporting.
  • Review and approve payment vouchers and journal entries.
  • Perform cash flow forecasting, budgeting and working closely with operations in analyzing margins, variances and cost analysis.
  • Work consultatively with the respective departments on cost management initiatives.
  • Establish and monitor relationships with creditors and debtors.
  • Deputize the Finance Manager
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelors’ degree in Commerce or Business Administration from a recognized university.
  • Professional qualification in accounting CPA (K) or ACCA
  • Experience and working knowledge of an ERP and accounting packages
  • 5 years gained in a similar capacity.
  • People Management skills
Salary Budget: Kshs. (150,000 – 200,000)

How to Apply:
If you are interested in the position and have the skills and talents our client is looking for, we would like to hear from you. 

Please forward a copy of your updated resume, and your current salary and benefits package indicating the JOB TITLE as the email subject, to info@dorbe-leit.co.ke before close of business 29th April, 2014. 

Only successful candidates will be contacted.

Company: Kwale International Sugar Company Ltd.

Position: Human Resources Manager

Reporting To:Director Projects

KISCOL is committed to appointing and retaining the most qualified and competent staff who have proven future potential to effectively and efficiently perform duties and responsibilities that they shall be appointed to in accordance with the objectives of the organization.

Kwale International Sugar Company Limited (KISCOL) hereby invites applications from qualified and experienced individuals.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Be in by the management
Qualifications and Experience
  • Masters Degree in Human Resources Management
  • 15 -20Years experience as A Human Resource Manager in a busy organization
  • A member of IHRM
  • Well conversant with HRMIS
  • Good Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Possess both managerial and administrative skills.
  • Be a team player
Qualified individuals are invited to send their application along with detailed CV ONLY to hr@kwale-group.com.

Closing date 10th August 2014

Accounts Receivable Accountant

we are a 5  Star Hotel currently recruiting an Accounts Receivable Accountant

The Accounts Receivable Accountant will be responsible for interfacing directly with the customers.

The Candidate will review daily cash receipts and allocate payments against specific transactions 

The Accountant will also be responsible for accounts receivables and credit management duties. 

Summary of Responsibilities:
  • Prepare account invoices promptly and accurately with required supporting documentation
  • Maintain up-to-date files for all outstanding accounts
  • Responsible for the accuracy and completeness of the accounting for billings and accounts receivable
  • Responsible for the reconciliation of credit card billing, settlement, and payment
  • Responsible for the identification, documentation and implementation of improved processes and controls related to accounting
  • Conduct analyses and generate reports for internal and external use
  • Review reconciliations and journal entries performed by direct reports, including preparation of the bad debt
  • Prepare reconciliatons and journal entries for complicated transactions
  • Work with other departments to assess delinquent customer accounts and approve significant payment plans and write-offs
  • Provide senior management information necessary to base strategic decisions
  • Professional development and other duties as assigned
  • One year of progressive experience in a related field required
  • Proficient in the English language (verbal & written)
  • Must work well in a stressful, high pressure environment
  • BCOM
If you feel you fit the above role,please send your CV to jobs@alternatedors.co.ke

Vacancy: Guest House Manager

Salary: 25,000

A Guest House in Nairobi is seeking a self driven and result oriented individual to take up the position of Guest House Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Attend to incoming visitors or guest requests
  • Ensure excellent customer service to all guests
  • Organise transport arrangements for guests
  • Manage housekeeping and general activities in the guest house
  • Organise for food and refreshments for guests
  • Keep records of income and expenditure
  • Supervise catering activities at the guest house
  • Supervise other workers at the guest house
  • Follow up and obtain county authority certifications
  • Keep records of guests, local authority records
  • Oversee procurement of guest house equipment and foodstuffs
  • Keep inventory records of all guest house equipment and property
  • Ensure general cleanness and maintenance of equipment
  • Make daily and weekly reports to director on running of guest house
  • Diploma in Hotel Management or equivalent
  • At least 2 years experience as a supervisor in a Guest house or Hotel
  • Experience in a Nairobi Guest house or Hotel an advantage
  • Understanding of county government regulations and laws affecting Guest Houses and Hotels
  • Customer service skills
  • Computer skills
  • Can supervise guest house staff and believes in team work
  • Planning and organizing skills
  • High level of integrity
  • Business acumen
How to apply
Interested and qualified persons to send applications to jobs@fanisi.net by deadline of 25th July 2014.
Late applications will not be considered.
Driver Trainer

Smart Source East Africa Limited is a training and recruitment company that is charged with the mandate to provide professional and quality training to drivers on Road Safety Techniques and able to provide our clients with well trained Drivers who are conversant with the Road and Safety Rules and Regulations of Kenya. 

We are looking to appoint an experienced, professionally qualified, Driver Trainer to be responsible for the assessment and training of both car and commercial vehicle drivers to be based at our headquarters in Embakasi, Nairobi.

The purpose of this role is to facilitate proper and professional road and safety training through set guidelines and course work so as to provide our clients with professionally trained drivers of any category, commercial or private.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develop, document, coordinate and revise training courses and programs in accordance with the curriculum developed by the National Industrial Training Authority (N.I.T.A)
  • Liaise with course developers to develop training courses to be in line with the rules and regulations of the Kenya Roads Act, 2007 and the National Transport and Safety Authority.
  • Develop instructional materials that would meet the objectives of the training through an interactive curriculum, developing training aids, preparation of classroom handouts and hands-on-training sessions, presentation materials and other training support tools and documentation.
  • Ensure the quality and consistency of course content throughout a course life cycle and continuously enhance technical instructional delivery and presentation skills.
  • Coordinate activities for the purpose of ensuring availability of equipment and proper service delivery.
  • Offer support and direct drivers in the course of their assessments and training.
  • Prepare reports on training that have been conducted and maintain records and statistics of the trainees both manually and electronically.
  • Travel as required to provide off-site trainings and participate in various meetings, forums, workshops and trainings for purpose of knowledge sharing and to keep abreast of current trends.
  • Any other duty assigned by the Directors.
Required qualifications and experience:
  • Incumbent MUST be a holder of Kenyan Driving License of Class B,C,E. Holder of Class ‘I’ will have a strong advantage.
  • Incumbent must hold Defensive Driving professional driving qualifications and ideally a fleet trainer.
  • Sound knowledge in the Kenya Road Act, 2007 and other documentation concerning Road and Safety Regulations.
  • 5+ years experience as a Driver Trainer.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of traffic legislation and fleet logistics
  • Sound knowledge on Heavy Commercial Articulated Vehicle Driving
  • Ability to create a professional environment and liaise with senior management on Health, Safety, Security and Road Traffic Regulations.
  • Age 35-50years.
  • Applicants must be self-motivated and able to work using their own initiative.
  • Should have strong organisational and administration skills,
  • Confident in the use of MS Office, Excel and Powerpoint programs.
  • Ability to maintain assessment records and produce timely reports and to prioritize work and meet deadlines.
  • Effective communication skills, training capability and knowledge transfer.
  • Willingness to travel.
Application Procedures:

All applicants meeting the above qualifications should email their applications attaching detailed Curriculum Vitae (including their expected salary for the position) and an application letter why they are qualified for the position and the names of 3 referees who can provide confidential assessments of their capabilities.

All communication relating to applications for this position should be sent via email to: customercare@smartsource.co.ke. 

Applications MUST be received on or before 1st August, 2014. Only Short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Cost Accountant

We are looking for a Cost Accountant

The requirements are as follows: 
  • Experience of not less than 10 years in Accounting. 
  • Up to 5 years work experience of Cost accounting 
  • Should have worked in a factory set- up or manufacturing firm 
  • Can be a graduate but not a must or has done some level of CPA 
  • Honest, team player and a good Manager 
If you meet the above requirements, please send your CV including past or current salary and the expected salary to bossresource@gmail.com. 

Pleas indicate what you are applying for on the subject line of your email.
Night Auditor- 5 Star Hotel
A Hotel currently looking for a Night Auditor with the following duties:
  • Close the date and check carefully and post all received income of the day.
  • Produce all daily, weekly and monthly reports from the front office.
  • Answer emails, do reservations and take care of any customer needs during the nights.
  • Be in charge of all front office operations during the night time.
  • Be of assistance to the accounting department if need be.
Qualifications and experiences:
  • Minimum 2 years of previous experience as night auditor is required
  • Other previous experience in hotel reservations and/or reception is advantage.
  • Previous experience in Micros Fidelios (Opera) software or similar software is preferable.
  • Excellent computer skills are required.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English is required
  • Other requirements: good customer service attitude, flexibility with working hours, and trustworthy personality.
If you feel you fit the above role,please send your CV to jobs@alternatedoors.co.ke
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.

Vacancy: Architectural Draughtsman

Job Summary: The incumbent will work closely with the Managing Director to prepare detailed drawings of architectural designs and plans for buildings and structures according to specifications given.
Generic Duties
  • carry out detailed drawings and costing for various construction and mechanical projects;
  • Interpret Architectural and Engineering sketches and produce presentation and working drawings to use in project planning and implementation.
  • prepare detailed architectural and engineering drawings for various company projects;
  • visit construction sites to collect measurements and dimensions as needed;
  • analyze building specifications, codes, space to create architectural design;
  • develop electrical and structural drafts to incorporate into architectural drawings;
  • carry out cost estimates and prepare Bills of Quantities for various company projects;
  • carry surveys including setting out of buildings and other structures;
  • update company standard structures drawings and estimates;
  • supervise projects when called upon to do so;
Competency Map
Qualification and experience
  • Diploma in Civil Engineering/Diploma in Building/Diploma in Construction
  • 3-5 years relevant experience.
  • Computer literate with hands on experience in ArchiCAD or AutoCAD a must
  • Some travel to job sites will be necessary, as well as coordination of meetings. This will also require onsite job visitation
How to Apply
If you meet the requirement of the above positions, please submit an application including a detailed CV, your postal, e-mail and telephone contacts, names and addresses of three referees, indicating the position you are applying for on the subject line to fm8251@gmail.com  to reach us not later than 31st July 2014.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
a reputable holding company focused on creating long term solutions to various industries looking for an energetic, self-driven, intelligent and experienced Finance Manager reporting to General Manager to work in an FMCG company
Job Purpose: Responsible for efficient management of the accounting function with key emphasis on direction, control and coordination of accounting activities in such areas as management accounts, financial accounts, stores and IT within the framework of the objectives, policies, and practices.

Key Responsibilities
  • Provide advice and guidance to the management and the Board on accounting matters.
  • Direct and supervise the functions of the accounting department including stores and IT.
  • Coordination of the Company’s accounting and financial functions.
  • Preparation of the budgets and financial performance board papers.
  • Cash flow planning.
  • Coordination of end year audits with external auditors.
  • Ensuring timely submissions of statutory returns to the regulatory authorities.
  • Setting up internal controls and periodic reviews of the same.
  • Preparation and analysis of financial reports including the annual statutory accounts.
  • Monitoring of the costing and management accounting functions including budgets and forecast.
  • Ensuring compliance by use of appropriate accounting systems, standards and procedures.
  • Design, develop, implement and maintain the Company’s accounting information systems.
  • Oversee the stores management and inventory control including monitoring ordering, receiving and issues of supplies in the Company.
  • Monitoring banks balances.
  • Ensure proper maintenance of the accounting records.
  • Plan and ensure efficient use of the Company’s finances.
  • Analyze the financial position of the Company and advise the General Manager appropriately.
  • Oversee the development and supporting of IT systems, and effective databank and back up systems, IT security, IT policies & procedures and systems analysis.
  • Formulation of accounting policies to ensure proper utilization of Company financial resources.
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelors’ degree in Commerce or related from a recognized university.
  • CPA(K)
  • Good Working Knowledge of ERPs, SAP preferably.
  • 5 years gained in a similar capacity.
  • Experience in FMCG
  • Strong financial management skills
How to Apply:
If you are interested in the position and have the skills and talents our client is looking for, we would like to hear from you. 

Please forward a copy of your updated resume, and your current salary and benefits package indicating the JOB TITLE as the email subject, to info@dorbe-leit.co.ke before close of business 24th April, 2014. 

Only successful candidates will be contacted.
Vacancy: Operations Manager

 Adeso - African Development Solutions

Reporting to: Chief Financial Officer
Working with: Heads of Departments, Program Managers, and all staff as required
Programme / Duty station: Nairobi with frequent travel within the region
Starting date: Immediate
Starting Salary: International Grade C: Net Salary of $62,400 - $72,240 annually plus other competitive benefits

Organizational Context: Adeso is an expanding and vibrant African based international development and humanitarian organization. At Adeso, we work with African communities who are yet to realize their full potential; working inside these communities to create environments in which Africans can thrive. 

Our belief that economic, social and environmental security is the bedrock of a healthy community drives the nature and intent of our programming. We work to prevent and overcome situations that adversely affect community well-being by: reinvigorating the economy, developing skills for life and work, providing humanitarian aid, and influencing policy.

For the past 20 years we have strengthened rural livelihoods through environmental awareness, training, technology transfer and innovative humanitarian projects in pursuit of a peaceful, self-reliant, and greener future. At present, Adeso has programs in Somalia, Kenya and South Sudan.
Adeso is an exciting and dynamic organization experiencing managed rapid growth. It offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal growth and development.
Position Summary: Under the supervision of the CFO, the Operations Manager (OM) will oversee the procurement and logistics departments in Nairobi. 

The role of the OM is to ensure the smooth and efficient functioning of these units in support of Adeso’s programs, as well as other program support units, such as finance, HR and administration. 

The OM ensures a proactive approach to easing and enhancing program implementation and the day-to-day smooth running of the organization. 

The OM engages in the constant evaluation and readjustment of policies and procedures to take into account changes in the operating environment.

The OM leads and guides the operations team (procurement and logistics) and fosters collaboration within the team and the Adeso staff as a whole. 

S/he is also responsible for capacity building and training for the operations team managers, as well as for ensuring compliance with organizational and donor requirements.
Specific Roles and Responsibilities
  • Provides management oversight, accountability and strategic direction for the procurement and logistics departments.
  • Coordination and planning of operational activities; establish operational work-plan in close coordination with all of the Heads of Departments (HOD).
  • Lead the periodic update of Adeso’s policies and procedures, including taking the lead in writing those policies governing the operational departments.
  • Ensures that Adeso operations are fully compliant with Adeso policies, procedures and donor rules and regulations, and local country laws specific to each country of operation.
  • Proactively build institutional and human resource capacity in relation to operations through establishing robust systems, training staff, and generally building up awareness of and adherence to best practices.
  • Continually assess systems to streamline processes and enhance the integrity of those systems.
  • Provide management oversight of the procurement department to ensure quality, timely and compliant procurements within an overall system of integrity; this includes establishing and maintaining tracking systems, holding staff accountable to the systems, following-up, and proactively identifying and filling gaps.
  • Identify and pre-qualify quality vendors for routine, re-occurring purchases.
  • Maintain a strong understanding of the local and international markets to ensure top quality procurements at the best possible rates.
  • Establish and lead a highly responsive, problem-solving, skilled, flexible and field oriented logistics team to provide support operations throughout Adeso’s areas of operation.
  • Maintain strong relationships with key government agencies, private sector parties and other non-governmental organizations to ensure that Adeso is able to maintain a presence in each country of operation without logistical issues related to immigration, registration, taxation, etc.
  • Ensure that Adeso’s assets and facilities are properly accounted for a maintained through a well-managed inventory system.
  • Proactively identify solutions for enhancing Adeso’s bases of operation taking into account safety and security, improved efficiency and overall quality of life factors.
  • Lead the SMT in managing responses to safety and security issues as they present themselves.
  • Routinely and frequently engage operations staff based in the field to ensure that they are being supported with the knowledge and tools required to provide top quality support to the programs.
Skills and Qualifications
  • Undergraduate degree in a relevant subject (e.g. development, management, business);
  • Minimum 5 years management experience (of which at least 3 years in operations/administration) in either commercial or non-profit organizations;
  • Demonstrable knowledge in the following areas: USAID and/or EU donor rules and regulations, project management, logistics (including asset management, office management) procurement (including tendering processes, procurement plans);
  • Fluent in English, both spoken and written;
  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • Strong command of software applications, such as Word processing, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Experience in writing, rolling out and institutionalizing policies and procedures;
  • Personal qualities of integrity and commitment to the mission of Adeso;
  • Strong decision making, team building and negotiation skills;
  • Excellent management, leadership and people skills:
  • Ability to deliver quality work under pressure.
  • Postgraduate degree in a relevant subject
  • Skills in human resource management
  • Prior experience with managing donor contracts (e.g. USAID/EC/DFID)
  • Fluency in Swahili and/or Somali language
  • Previous work experience in Kenya, South Sudan or Somalia
Application Process
This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional. 

If you would like to join this dynamic team and be part of building resilience and economic growth in Africa, please submit your application to jobs@adesoafrica.org, quoting the position in the email subject matter, by 4th August 2014.

Each application should be addressed to the Human Resources Manager and include the following:
  • An updated CV (maximum 3 pages);
  • An application letter which should include remuneration requirements and contact information for three work-related referees.
Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

Adeso is an equal opportunity employer and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Vacancy: Outreach Officer - Dadaab Field Office

About FilmAid
: FilmAid is a development and humanitarian communications organisation that harnesses the power and influence of film and media to combat critical social issues. 

FilmAid creates multimedia content designed to inform, inspire and empower, uses a strategic and integrated approach to distribution including broadcast, mobile cinema, workshops, community-based screenings and digital media and works with communities to catalyze dialogue and drive social change.

FilmAid designs and implements communications initiatives on critical health, rights and environmental issues. 

FilmAid’s Theory-Of-Change is based on the integration of creativity, participation, access and collaboration, which drive individual and community change, contributing to positive social impact.
FilmAid launched in 1999 delivering critical information to refugees displaced by the conflict in Kosovo. 

Since then programs have been implemented in Kenya, Tanzania, Afghanistan, Haiti, Thailand and the US. FilmAid currently has offices in London, New York and Hong Kong and field operations in Kenya and Thailand. 

Job Purpose: To coordinate the implementation of activities in Dadaab in timely manner through strategic distribution of content and skill development targeting community members and to coordinate and manage outreach operations and optimise the utilisation of FilmAid’s resources
Job Description
  • Maintain and work with holistic messaging committees comprising of representatives from the different sectors in Dadaab refugee camps comprising relevant stakeholders in WASH, health, food distribution, shelter, education, community leadership, youth, camp management and religious leader representatives.
  • Meet regularly with other messaging committees in Dadaab refugee camps, which comprise of members from the refugee community, UNHCR and partner agency staff, inform and involve them in all phases of the project.
  • Work closely with the camp team leaders and other relevant program outreach staff in discussing various issues of concern and also identifying approaches to addressing these problems within the communities.
  • Conduct focus group discussions (FGDs on topical issues of concern.
  • Adapt information gathered from meetings with the messaging committee, focus group discussions and other reviewed data into tangible reports.
  • Support the program and production staff to select actors, interviewees, and locations, and organize with the community stakeholders for films to be produced within the target locations.
  • Coordinate the day to day implementation of outreach programs.
  • Assist in the development of relevant facilitation guides for films produced.
  • Assist in conducting facilitation and mobilization skills training for relevant community structures.
  • Support the design of information and dissemination plans for the films developed to ensure coverage of all areas and a variety of target groups.
  • Work closely with the SPO in providing regular updates of dissemination through quantitative and qualitative reports.
  • Work closely with the SPO and camp team leaders to formulate implementation work plans.
  • Supervise the camp based outreach staff and work closely with the research and learning department in keeping accurate statistics in all activities.
  • Hold regular outreach meetings at field level to monitor and collect feedback on dissemination activities.
  • Act as the liaison between FilmAid, the refugee community and other agencies in the camp on issues pertaining to information dissemination and community communication activities in the respective camps.
  • Must be a Kenyan national OR must be eligible to work in Kenya
  • Background in community development or social science or relevant discipline either through diploma or 3 years of working experience
  • Not less than 4 years’ experience in project management
  • Experience working within an international, multi-lingual environment
  • Effective leadership, management and supervision
  • Networking abilities and relationship maintenance skills
  • Highly developed communication skills and excellent command of English language, both written and spoken.
  • Planning & management skills
  • Strategic planning skills
  • Financial planning & management skills
  • Relationship building and maintenance skills
  • Problem solving & decision making skills
  • Performance standard setting & monitoring skills
  • Team player, excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Diplomacy skills
  • Commitment to humanitarian principles and action
How to Apply:

Please email applications with only cover letter, CV and 3 references by 15th August 2014 to:jobskenya@filmaid.org

Note that applicants who send letters of references, testimonials or any other documents apart from those requested will be automatically disqualified.

Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

For more information please see www.filmaid.org

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