Editorial Internship Opportunity

If you are passionate about journalism and have your pulse on current affairs, pop culture and entertainment, then read on.

We are looking for a self motivated individual with a high level of enthusiasm to join our team. 

If you have experience in writing, have a strong desire to learn and grow your career as a writer and have a passion for magazines and online publishing, please send your resume and cover letter stating
why you think you are an ideal candidate for this internship and how this internship will assist you in pursuing your career goals, to: info@eadestination.com. 

Please indicate the words "Editorial Internship September 2014" in the subject line.

If you do not meet the stated criteria please do not apply. 

If your application does not meet the submission requirements, it will automatically be disqualified.

Deadline for receiving applications is Thursday August 22nd at 10:00am.


Digital Media Internship

Are you tech savvy, proactive, open-minded and willing to learn new things? 

We are looking for a self-starter with a background in Multimedia, Web development and Design with the following skills:

-       Thorough knowledge of Joomla content management

-       Understanding of HTML and CSS

-       Familiarity with search engine optimization and Google Analytics

-       Experience managing a hosted website using FTP clients like FileZilla

-       Familiarity with cPanel

-       Experience with Photoshop and Adobe Premiere Pro CS6

If you fit the above description, please send your resume and cover letter stating why you think you are an ideal candidate for this internship, to info@eadestination.com by August 21st at 12:00pm. 


Please indicate the words “Digital Media Internship” in the subject line.

If you do not meet the stated criteria, please do not apply.

Only successful candidate will be contacted.

Vacancy: Field Officers

Cereal Growers Association (CGA) is a national member-based farmer organization incorporated in August 1996, to bring cereal farmers together in addressing industry challenges in Kenya. 

CGA works with industry stakeholders such as agricultural input suppliers, financial service providers, output buyers, development partners, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and others to provide services to its members.

Through a partnership with the Kenya Agricultural Value Chain Enterprises (KAVES), a five-year activity funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID),

CGA is seeking to recruit Field Officers to help in developing the maize value chain in Uasin Gishu, Trans Nzoia, Elgeyo Marakwet, Nandi, Bomet, Bungoma, Kakamega, Kericho, Migori, Meru, and Makueni counties and the sorghum value chain in Machakos, Kitui and Tharaka Nithi Counties. 

The goal of the activity is to increase the productivity and incomes of maize and sorghum smallholder farmers through new strategic partnerships with different stakeholders along the value chain.

Reporting to the Project Manager, the role of the Field Officers will be to lead in the execution of all project field activities including:-
  • Training farmers on proper agronomic practices, post-harvest handling, storage management, and EAC grain standards;
  • Spearhead the identification, establishment, and branding of aggregation centres in the respective county;
  • Link smallholder farmers to identified grassroots aggregation centers and monitor their operations;
  • Establish market linkages for both inputs and maize/sorghum output;
  • Coordinate the establishment of crop demonstration plots and organization of farmer field days and business/market linkage meetings;
  • Monitor the performance of CGA contracted grassroots organizations;
  • Represent CGA in county level agricultural meetings;
Desired Qualifications, Experience and Skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in an Agriculture related field;
  • At least two (2) years relevant working experience;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision;
  • Experience working with smallholder farmers;
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite tools;
  • Possess a valid motor cycle riding license with at least one year riding experience.
If your background, experience and passion match the above description, please send an application letter and updated CV to recruitment@cga.co.ke by August 25, 2014.

The subject line should be: Field Officers indicating the preferred County.

Only shortlisted applicants will be invited for interviews. 

Late applications will not be considered.
The University of Eldoret invites dedicated applicants for the position of Part-time Lecturer to teach various courses in the departments as indicated in the University of Eldoret website, www.uoeld.ac.ke
 
Applicants should give full details of educational and professional experience, phone number, copies of certificates and testimonials giving names and addresses of 3 referees who are knowledgeable about the applicant’s competence and area of specialization.

Applicants are requested to ask their referees to send their written recommendations directly to: Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration and Finance)

All applications and recommendations to be received before the 30th August, 2014.

For further details, please visit the University of Eldoret website:www.uoeld.ac.ke
Overview: Our client an international company is hiring experienced Boilers & Drillers.

Qualification
  • Academic: Diploma in welding
  • Experience: 4 years cooking experience
  • Other: High national diploma is an added advantage
Application
Interested candidates who fits the above qualification to kindly forward their application, clearly indicating the job applied for on the subject line to jobs@pataworks.com on or before 31st August 2014.
A multinational dealing in door opening solutions based in Nairobi is looking to fill in the position of a competent and dynamic Business Development Executive.

The role is designed to enhance project sales and market development working with the building industry professionals and other fraternity.

Academic & Professional Qualifications:
  • A minimum diploma in Interior Design or Building Construction related courses.
  • Qualification in Business Management will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in sales and marketing preferably within the Building and Construction Industry.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Aged between 28 - 35 years.
Personal Profile
  • Strong analytical, sound planning and organizing skills.
  • Ability to think creatively and take an innovative and flexible approach to problem solving
  • Strong written and oral communication, interpersonal and influencing skills and ability to build strong working relationships.
  • Good team player who is energetic, results oriented and customer-focused.
Send your application to bdekenya2014@gmail.com to be received by 22nd August 2014
GM East Africa, the leading Automotive Company in the East Africa region has the following employment opportunity:-
 
Administrative Assistant to General Counsel 

Ref: LGL/HRBP/01
 
Reporting to the General Counsel, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following functions:-
  • Providing high level administrative assistance to the General Counsel and the Legal team, including managing their schedules, prioritizing obligations and activities, preparing and compiling materials for meetings, projects and presentations with followup, maintaining client files, handling travel arrangements, preparing correspondence and memoranda;
  • Taking minutes at meetings and providing general assistance during presentations
  • Administering the company’s contract management system
  • Responsible for timely preparation of expense reports, payment of invoices to law firms and tracking departmental budgets.
  • Coordinating internal, external and teleconference meetings for the Legal department.
  • Perform general office administrative work and secretarial duties for the Legal department.
For appointment to this position, the successful candidate must have the following qualifications:-
  • Bachelors Degree
  • At least two years experience in a similar position.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team based environment and function as a highly visible professional role model.
  • Excellent communication, organization and administrative skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access and Outlook.
  • Administrative experience in a Law firm will be an added advantage.
Please send your application and CV quoting the position reference on both letter and envelope to:

The HR Business Partner, 
General Motors East Africa Ltd, 
Enterprise/Mombasa road,
P. O. Box 30527 – 00100, 
Nairobi

Only qualified candidates will be contacted

Deadline 21st August, 2014
Sigma Supplies Ltd

We are one of fully integrated TOP in Kenya, involved in both Broilers, Layers and allied Products. 

Currently we are Poultry Company all its looking for a competentQuality Control Manager for our Chicken Slaughtering plant located near Kitengela Town.

Responsibilities:

The Candidate should be able to 
  • Manage the site Quality Management system independently. 
  • Develop and maintain HACCP / ISO 22000 food safety Standards and records. 
  • Develop QC training modules and train the labours in Good Quality practices, health and safety. 
  • Regularly test the samples and record the same to assure plant hygiene and product Quality. 
  • Provide direction and support to the team in enhancing, assuring and meeting the Quality and production standards and targets.
Qualifications:
  • The candidate should be a science graduate in Food /Microbiology / related discipline. 
  • Having an excellent working and implementation experience in HACCP/ISO 22000 environments
  • Worked in Food processing industry preferably in Poultry / meat processing plants. 
  • Excellent written and spoken English and good Communication skills.
Please forward your resume to: info@sigma.co.ke

www.sigma.co.ke
 an Insurance Brokerage Firm with operations in Kenya and is now on an expansion strategy. 

Our client challenges convention in all areas and offers market leading products and services to customers from all leading insurance companies.

In order to grow locally and set up a platform for the region, our client seeks to hire a Principal Officer to be based in the Nairobi office. 

Summary of Role: Reporting to the Board of Directors, the principal officer will be responsible for the overall operations of the business and will be specifically responsible for compliance and all affairs of the regulator. 
Primary Responsibilities

  • To implement all strategies and policies so as to achieve the company’s mission, vision, objectives and core values.
  • Manage day today activities with IRA.
  • To oversee all the activities of the brokerage firm and ensure safe keeping of company assets, including structures, equipment, inventory and cash.
  • Prepare monthly firm activity reports and ensure its effectiveness in meeting the overall organization strategy.
  • Handle relationship building and customer satisfaction in the company.
  • Design and see the implementation of marketing strategies and prospect for new business to meet company targets.
  • Follow up collection of premiums for the business underwritten by the company.
  • Supervise and monitor issuance of policy documents, certificates and renewal information to clients.
  • To supervise all heads of departments and evaluate overall performance for the firm.
  • To ensure that all employees are kept motivated and are working towards achievement of company objectives.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
  • Be a holder of a University degree preferably marketing option from a recognized university.
  • Be a holder of a ACII Qualifications
  • At least 5 years practical work experience in marketing and underwriting.
  • Must have operated at a senior management position
  • In-depth knowledge and strong networks in Kenya
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills, highly confidential and well organized.
  • Must have integrity and high sense of ethical responsibility.
  • Should be result oriented, good team player with self drive and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communications, good organization, speed to execute work, maturity, and sense of judgment
  • Ability to lead and manage a team of professionals.
  • Demonstrated understanding of key laws and rules guiding insurance brokers, insurance companies and customers in this market
Remuneration: Our client offers all the advantages one would expect from an industry leader including a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. 

Our client is an equal opportunities employer

Application Process

Kindly send your CV and cover letter detailing your experience, qualification and motivation for the job to kkerosi@racg.co.ke and copy recruitment@racg.co.ke, clearly indicating the job title as the subject and address it to the Recruitment Manager as soon as you read this advert. 
 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

For more details check www.racg.co.ke

A well-established company operating one of the most efficient thermal power plant in Kenya located in the coastal region is seeking to recruit an experienced Instrumentation and Control (I&C) Engineer in the Maintenance department. 

The incumbent will report to the Chief Electrical Engineer and will work in a team in electrical section to maintain the power plant in a safe, efficient, effective and economical manner.

Key Responsibilities

  • Carry out maintenance and service on all plant Instruments and control systems.
  • Carry out minor and major overhauls on critical plant instruments and control systems.
  • Analysing data and sharing findings with other departments aiming to improve plant performance
  • Manage plant computerised maintenance system database and support office IT network.
  • Responsible for carrying out periodic DCS, PLCs and office IT backups.
  • Implement plant improvement projects without endangering any person’s safety and health.
  • Generate technical reports regarding plant improvements or failure modes and share experiences
  • Support electrical team during troubleshooting or major overhauls or projects.
  • Available for on-call duties when required and described by management.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bsc.in Electrical or Instrumentation and Control engineering or Diploma in Instrumentation and control
  • 4 years hands-on experience in power plant maintenance and operation.
  • Hands-on experience in ABB PLC control system, Siemens PLCs – S7 series.
  • Knowledge of various instrumentation and control calibration techniques and standards.
  • Ability to interpret P&I diagrams and process concepts including interlocks.
  • Hands-on experience on ABB advanced process control (APC), distributed control systems (DCS), programmable logic controllers (PLC), and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA).
  • Competent in industrial IT communication protocol and networking.
  • Computer literate and able to communicate effectively.
Interested candidates who meet the above criteria and would wish to be part of the team should email their applications and detailed CVs to applications.recruit@gmail.com on or before 29th August 2014.

The National Council for Population and Development is a Semi-Autonomous Government Agency in the Ministry of Devolution and Planning. 

The Council seeks to fill the following vacant post:
 
Advert No.004/2014

Senior Administration Officer 

NCPD 

1 Post
 
Reporting to the Deputy Director Human Resource and Administration.
 
Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee handling of incoming and outgoing communication — telephone calls, documents, etc.
  • Allocate office space, maintain and repair offices, and keep offices clean and maintain conducive working environment.
  • Procure insurance for motor vehicles and review the same upon expiry.
  • Co-ordinate security matters in NCPD offices, liaising with other security agents.
  • Dispose all boarded stores and equipment as per Government regulations.
  • Ensure that internal/external complaints are addressed and reported quarterly and train staff on complaint handling.
  • Ensure implementation of service delivery in accordance with service delivery charter.
  • Maintenance of furniture and equipment in the council.
  • Logistics and fleet management.
  • Coordinate office`s lease agreement, car parking space, electricity and water and rent quarterly payments.
Requirements for Appointment:-
 
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-
  • Served in the grade of Administrative Officer or in an equivalent position for at least four (4) years
  • A Bachelors degree in Commerce, Business Management/Public Administration or Finance, Economics, Business or any other equivalent and relevant qualifications from a recognized institution
  • Computer application skills ; and
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
Method of Application
 
Applicants who meet the above qualifications should send their applications including copies of academic and professional certificates, testimonials, a copy of identity card, detailed CV indicating work experience, three (3) names of references, current position/grade, current remuneration, expected salary and daytime telephone numbers to:

The Director General
National Council for Population and Development
P. O. Box 48994-00100
Nairobi

E-mail: info@ncpd-ke.org
 
Or our online job portal through our e-recruitment system accessible through URL: www.ncpd-ke.org/jobs/Applications to reach the Council on or before Friday, 22nd August, 2014.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
SNV Netherlands Development Organisation seeks to fill the following position:
 
Executive Secretary
 
SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation. Founded in the Netherlands 50 years ago, we have built a longterm, local presence in 39 of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. 

Our global team of local and international advisors works with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organisations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services – empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development.

Overview of the Position: As Executive Secretary you are responsible for administrative and logistical support to the Managing Director (MD) for Agriculture.

You will understand the context and environment in which the MD operates, in order to create optimal conditions for the MD to execute his/her tasks.
 
This position reports to the MD for Agriculture and works closely with the Global Sector Coordinator (GSC) - Agriculture, senior managers within the Agriculture team and Executive Secretaries of other sectors.

Key Responsibilities
  • Manage day to day operational and administrative activities for the MD’s office by organising flow of work, maintaining the MD’s diary, correspondence and follow up to ensure timeliness of response;
  • Organize and gather relevant documentation of the management cycle (Country Business Plans, Management Agreements, Midyear Reviews, Annual Reports etc.) from countries in East and Southern Africa cluster; check on completeness, analyse and flag any deviations from the planning;
  • Manage complex calendar and logistics arrangements for the MD and GSC - Agriculture, sector meeting scheduling and manage appropriate (confidential) correspondence in a timely manner;
  • Compile and analyse sector management information for the Agriculture team;
  • On request of the MD, collect, analyse and interpret information (desk research) for the sector team and monitor country operations;
  • Draft agendas, meetings notes, emails and other communication on behalf of the MD and GSC and file accordingly;
  • Deal with queries, prepare documentation for meetings, workshops and events;
  • Coordinate all travels arrangements for MD and GSC - Agriculture;
  • Participate in internal projects and undertake special assignments as assigned.
Requirements
  • Bachelor degree in Secretarial Studies, Management, Business Administration or relevant other study;
  • A least five (5) years’ proven experience in providing administrative and personal assistant services to senior level staff in an international environment;
  • A good understanding of the environment SNV operates;
  • Strong organisational skills, proactive, independent work approach and a high attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and proven interpersonal and customer service skills;
  • Strong analytical skills and experience in performing desk researches;
  • Demonstrate high level of ethics, professionalism and confidentiality at all time;
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office suite.
Languages: Proficient in English, working knowledge of French is an advantage
 
Duty Station: Nairobi
 
Contract Type: National
 
Contract Duration: 1 year with the possibility to renew
 
Salary Scale: SNV offers a competitive compensation package
 
Desired Start Date: 1 October, 2014
 
How to Apply
 
If you believe that your credentials meet the outlined profile, we invite you to apply by uploading your CV and letter of motivation onto our in-house recruitment system via the following link:https://snv.devhire.devex.com/jobs/329859 by 31 August, 2014.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
The African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) is an international not-for-profit organisation that facilitates, and promotes public / private partnerships to access, develop, adapt and deliver appropriate agricultural technologies for sustainable use by smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Background: AATF wishes to recruit two Programme Assistantsfor its Technical Operations and Projects Deployment Unit. 

These positions will report to the Director – Technical Operations and the Senior Manager – Projects Deployment, respectively.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support program operations, administrative duties, including office and field work, and monitoring activities to ensure timely delivery of milestones.
  • Assist in prioritizing project activities in the annual work plan
  • Assist in formulation and implementation of detailed project work plans, including clearly defined milestones and timelines.
  • Facilitate collection and analysis of project information and data as per the assigned work plan as well as generating quality project reports
  • Prepare and submit quality technical reports when required, clearly detailing the program status in appropriate format.
  • Assist with preparation of manuscripts for publications, power point presentations and undertake literature search for articles and presentations
  • Provide logistical support essential for scheduling and conduct of program meetings
(For detailed job description refer on the AATF website)

Qualifications:
 
Suitable candidates must have a minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural or related sciences from a recognized university.

Holders of a Master’s degree in Agricultural or related sciences will have added advantage. 

Two years’ experience in implementation of projects in the agricultural sector, experience in field work, data collection, analysis and report writing is essential. 

The candidate must be highly proficient in the use of computer and relevant softwares used in research and development. 

She/he should have great capacity to learn and capable of working under pressure.
 
Compensation and Tenure:
 
AATF offers a competitive salary and benefits package, and a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment.

The employment contract is for an initial period of 2 years, renewable subject to performance and availability of funding.

Application Procedures:
 
Qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications together with a detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) to the Human Resource Head aatf-hr@aatf-africa.org on or before 20th August 2014. 

Your CV should include details of your qualifications, experience, current position, telephone contact, email address, names and addresses of three referees.

AATF is an equal opportunity employer.

See our website www.aatf-africa.org

Vacancy Code: VA/2014/B5303/6204
 
Position Title: Assistant Quantity Surveyor
 
Department / Office: AFO, KEOH, Kenya
 
Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya
 
Contract Type: Local ICA Support
 
Contract Level: LICA-5
 
Duration: 1 Year (renewable subject to performance and availability of funds) 

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Background Information - UNOPS

UNOPS mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.

Within these three core areas of expertise, UNOPS provides its partners with advisory, implementation and transactional services, with projects ranging from building schools and hospitals, to procuring goods and services and training local personnel. 

UNOPS works closely with governments and communities to ensure increased economic, social and environmental sustainability for the projects we support, with a focus on developing national capacity.

Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, our vision is to advance sustainable implementation practices in development, humanitarian and peacebuilding contexts, always satisfying or surpassing partner expectations.

We employ more than 6,000 personnel and on behalf of our partners create thousands more work opportunities in local communities. Through our headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark and a network of offices, we oversee activities in more than 80 countries.
  
Background Information - Kenya

Kenya


UNOPS Kenya Operational Hub (KEOH) has over twenty years of experience working in East Africa, including large scale infrastructure projects. With a flexible and responsive presence throughout the region, UNOPS is able to scale up rapidly, through various mechanisms into high risk areas which have proven to be beneficial to partners.

KEOH has its own Physical Infrastructure Unit (PIU) which consists of design production office and engineering project management cell, consisting of civil, structural, M&E engineers, architects, design draftsmen and quantity surveyors. This team is supported by its own in-house procurement specialists and logistics support group who perform the tendering and admin support for all projects undertaken by the PIU. 


The PIU is providing design and implementation support via its team of site engineers based in Kenya, Burundi, Seychelles and throughout Somalia. All design drawings, specifications, bills of quantity and tender documentation are prepared in-house to ensure the highest quality, standards and contractual transparency.
 
Background Information - Job-specific

KEOH-PIU offers services that are complimentary to the front end of any physical infrastructure project including, feasibility studies, construction assessments, developing standard systems and manuals for infrastructure development with local government counterparts, detailed construction design and documentation with BOQ’s and specification. 

It offers complete turnkey solutions to serve its clients’ needs.

Functional Responsibilities
The Assistant Quantity Surveyor shall be responsible for assisting the Quantity Surveyor to ensure timely, cost effective and quality delivery of bill of quantities for projects.

He/she will report to the PIU Deputy Manager and will be required to undertake the following tasks;
  • Taking off quantities from architectural and structural drawings
  • Assist in the preparation of preliminary cost estimates
  • Assist in the preparation of detailed BOQs
  • Assist in preparation of valuations for contractors’ payments
  • Assist with the valuation of variations for ongoing construction jobs
  • Assist in collecting and maintaining construction cost data
  • Keep an updated filing system for PIU construction contract documentation
Competencies
  • Knowledge and capacity to prepare Bills of Quantities for building works to professional and accurate standards.
  • Good team player attitude.
  • Ability to follow instructions precisely and work in a team to support the delivery of successful projects.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Familiarity with relevant Quantity Surveying software’s.
Education
  • A Bachelors degree in the relevant field is required
Experience
  • At least 1 years of relevant experience is required
  • Experience working with UN or other Humanitarian/Development agencies an asset
  • Experience working in a busy Engineering environment will be well regarded
Contract type, level and duration
  • Contract type: Local ICA
  • Contract level: LICA 5
  • Contract duration: 1 Year (renewable subject to performance and availability of funds)
For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:
https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/Individual-Contractor-Agreements.aspx
 
Additional Considerations
  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time (CET)
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • For staff positions UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS. 
CLICK HERE to apply online

Deadline: 14th Nov 2014

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.

Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

Vacancy: Business Development Manager

Background of the Company: Finnlemm Development Company Limited (FDCL) is a dynamic company incorporated by members of Finnlemm Sacco Society Ltd, in June 2014, to address their investment needs. 

The company aims to explore both existing and emerging business opportunities in Kenya and beyond for purposes of creating members’ wealth through innovative and evidence-informed business approaches.
 
Main Objective: To invest members’ funds in viable and secure business ventures for optimal returns.
 
Key Responsibilities

  • Providing general oversight of all FDCL activities, managing the day-to-day operations, ensuring a smoothly functioning, efficient and profitable company.
  • Implementing the strategy of the company, board resolutions and policies.
  • Identifying investment opportunities in line with the strategic plan of the company/sacco and ensuring that investment opportunities are implemented in a cost-effective manner,
  • Overseeing the fiscal activities of FDCL including budgeting, reporting, development of business plans and financial management.
  • Serving as chief spokesperson for FDCL, assuring proper representation of FDCL to the business community.
  • Ensuring legal compliance with the applicable Laws and regulations
Engagement Period: Finnlemm offers one year renewable contract for this position. The initial probationary period of engagement for the selected person will be six months subject to performance.

Basic Requirements
  • Demonstrable hands-on experience and entrepreneurial abilities to identify, negotiate and conclude business deals that win money for Finnlemm for purpose of achieving profit and growth
  • Working knowledge and understanding of Policies and Laws relating to investment instruments in Kenya and the general regulatory framework and operating environment.
  • Knowledge and experience in human resource management, marketing, finance and administration; oral and written communication skills; planning, monitoring and evaluation; and general corporate governance issues
  • An individual who is constantly innovating and who has the capability to develop strategies that exploit all of the competitive advantages of the company
  • Ability to analyze financial gains as well as assess risks and costs.
Remuneration: Finnlemm offers competitive remuneration package commensurate with the candidate’s earning history, qualifications and demonstrated relevant and practical experience to deliver on the mandate of the company.

Kindly send your CV to admin@finnlemm.com

RTI International is an independent organization dedicated to conducting innovative, multidisciplinary research that improves the human condition. 

With a worldwide staff of more than 4,000 people, RTI offers innovative research and development and a full spectrum of multidisciplinary services. Universities in North Carolina founded RTI in 1958 as a centerpiece of the Research Triangle Park.

RTI’s International Education Division is supporting education development around the world by strengthening education policy, management and practice in order to achieve measurable improvement in teaching and learning. 

RTI is currently seeking multiple staff for an Early Childhood Development (ECD) Program. 

This is a four year education programme focused on improving the quality of ECD outcomes, systems and instruction through the development of early reading, mathematics, psychosocial and health skills and concepts 

The project will consist of a main office in Nairobi and two County offices, potentially in Kisumu and Machakos, that will be charged with implementing interventions at the County level.

The Finance Manager will be responsible for leading the financial management and reporting system for the program and support the achievement of the program goals in a manner that is consistent with financial management principles. 

S/he will be responsible for maximizing the strategic use of accounting systems and maintain functions such as general accounting, financial tasks, and accounting records. 

Qualifications: A Master’s degree with 9 years of relevant experience or a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Finance or a related discipline with a minimum of 12 years of relevant experience, developing and ensuring implementation of financial policies and procedures. 

A minimum of 5 years of experience in managing teams is required. Sector related experience desired. Previous accounting experience, preferably on a donor funded program required.
 
The Senior Accountant will be responsible for day-to-day accounting functions of the ECD program in a manner that supports the efficient management of financial transactions and reporting. This function will be executed by ensuring proper documentation, accuracy and timely reporting, follow up on advances, support to finance and non-finance personnel to ensure adherence to policies. 

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Finance or a related discipline with at least 6 years of
relevant sector experience; a master’s degree is a plus. Previous accounting experience, preferably on a donor funded program. Knowledge of institutional accounting and budgeting practice is required.
 
The Human Resources Manager will effectively manage the overall provision of Human Resources services, policies and programs, to ensure donor compliance and proper employment practices. She / he will ensure all Human Resources Systems support the achievement of the project. She / he will lead HR programs of recruitment, performance management, HR administration, development and implementation of HR policies. 

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management or a related discipline with at least 6 years of relevant sector experience; a master’s degree is a plus. Thorough knowledge of Kenya labor laws required. Excellent interpersonal skills, proven record in negotiating diplomatically and the ability to manage multiple priorities and demanding timeframes.
 
The Communications Specialist will support raising awareness of the programs work and advise program staff on communication issues including; approaches, consistency of language use, content of publications and press releases. 

She/ He will undertake the generation of messages for public consumption through program success stories talking points for national and international events, press releases, reports, fact sheets, newsletters, PowerPoint presentations, and others. 

Qualifications: Master’s degree in Communication or a related discipline with three years of relevant sector experience. Fully competent in information systems, particularly in publication software. Experience working on a donor funded project pertaining to Education.
 
The Program Assistant is responsible for supporting the smooth operation of technical efforts and field activities by providing administrative, operational, and logistical support for technical activities of the project through the Office of the Chief of Party.
 
She / he works closely with Chief of Party and the project Senior Leadership Team to support the day-to-day operations and administrative management of the technical project activities. 

She / he will ensure that that tasks are carried through to completion and that information is disseminated to both internal and external stakeholders accordingly. 

She / he coordinates all communication with and support to the project by working closely with Finance, Administration, Operations, Programs as required by the Chief of Party. 

Additionally, she / he is knowledgeable about the technical project result areas, work plan implementation, and scheduled technical reporting through regular interaction with the technical team as required by the Chief of Party 

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/ Management with a sound knowledge of project or office management and experience in documentation. At least five years’ experience in providing administrative support to project leadership on a donor-funded program.
 
The ECD Officer will oversee the technical operations of the field office, supporting particular county offices. The ECD officer is responsible for ensuring the smooth operation of technical efforts in the field by coordinating programmatic information and providing support to facilitate the implementation of activities. This is a field based position whose actual location will be determined. 

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences with at least 8 years of experience in the management and coordination of development programs in the education sector; ideally in ECD, health/nutrition or related field. 

Experience in planning and coordinating project and field program work. Experience with donor program management policies, procedures and reporting requirements.
 
The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Director will ensure the establishment and implementation of an effective and efficient system to monitor progress, impacts, and successes of project activities and performance at all levels, and across the three counties. The position will be based in Nairobi. 

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (Master’s Degree is preferred); At least 12 years of experience in design, monitoring, evaluation, and knowledge management for governance or related sector projects. 

Demonstrated experience and familiarity with behavioral surveillance surveys, research methodologies, qualitative and quantitative research methods, data analysis, sampling techniques and establishing M&E systems in developing countries; Experience developing and administering assessments and other tools in early grade reading, early childhood development, school readiness, health/nutrition a plus.
 
The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Assistant will works closely with the Monitoring and Evaluation Director and is responsible for supporting M&E initiatives for the program. She / he will; ensure accurate and valid data management, undertake data entry, and ensure that essential and ongoing M&E data is properly accounted for. 

The M&E Assistant will also oversee special studies, contribute to study reports, and to regular reporting. She / he will provide direct assistance to build clients’ capabilities in M&E and act as a trainer of other technical assistance providers as needed.  

Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree in Statistics or a related field with at least three years of experience in monitoring & evaluation. Experience in M&E capacity building for individuals and organizations required. 

Previous M&E experience in a donor funded program desired. Proficiency in evaluation design and development of indicators; designing and conducting small-scale operations research studies; and good working knowledge of descriptive and inferential statistics required.
 
The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer will works closely with the Monitoring and Evaluation Director and is responsible for supporting M&E initiatives for the program. She/ He will develop in coordination with the Director the project’s M&E plan and systems. She / He will submit data for Client portfolio review. 

The M&E Officer will also oversee special studies and be responsible for project and study reports. S/he will provide direct assistance to build clients’ capabilities in M&E and act as a trainer of other technical assistance providers as needed. This is a field based position whose position will be determined.
 
Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree in Statistics or a related field with at least eight years of experience in monitoring & evaluation. Experience in M&E capacity building for individuals and organizations required. Previous M&E experience on a donor funded program desired. 

Proficiency in evaluation design and development of indicators; designing and conducting small-scale operations research studies; and good working knowledge of descriptive and inferential statistics required. 

Previous supervisory experience required.
 
The Education Assistant will provide support to technical activities such as; materials development, classroom observation, organization of technical workshops, training of data collectors, coaches, and teachers. These include working with RTI technical staff to help implement instructional approaches to be used in the ECD project. 

The Education Assistant will also provide support for TAC tutors and instructional coaches working to implement revised lesson plans as well as assist with activities related to conducting research studies. The Education Assistant will assist the work of the ECD Specialists.  

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Education with at least three years of experience working in education sector; Experience with data collection and research studies, especially reading and math related; Experience supervising and training data collectors; Knowledge of Kiswahili and English instruction in Kenya.
 
The Research Assistant will provide support to technical activities such as materials development, organization of technical workshops and training of data collectors, coaches, and teachers. 

These include working with RTI technical staff to help implement instructional approaches to be used on the project. 

The Research Assistant will also provide support for TAC tutors and instructional coaches working to implement revised lesson plans as well as assist with activities related to conducting research studies.

This is a field based position whose actual location will be determined. 

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Education with at least three years of experience working in education sector; Experience with data collection and research studies, especially reading and math related; Experience supervising and training data collectors; Knowledge of Kiswahili and English instruction in Kenya.
 
To Apply; please email cover letter and CV to hrapplications@nb.rti.org by August 22, 2014. 

Applicants must include the POSITION TITLE in the subject line of their email. 

Please do not attach copies of certificates. 

We regret that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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