Position: Sales & Marketing Executive - Building Materials Industry
 
WE are specializing in importation of building materials is urgently recruiting for the above mentioned position. 

The ideal lady should be aggressive; result oriented & prior experience in sales & marketing of not less than 3 years.

Qualification: Business related course, sales & marketing an added advantage.
 
Experience: 3 years’ experience in the same sector & capacity will be an asset.
 

Gender: Ladies preferred.
 
Languages: English, Swahili & Hindi-mandatory.

Duty station: Nairobi.
 
Anticipated start date: Immediately.

How to Apply: Only applications with job title & current salary (net pay) on subject line will be considered. 

Kindly email cover letter & updated resume to: recruitment@covenantexecutives.co.ke

Note: Consider unsuccessful if not contacted within 7 days.

Scope of Work (SoW) for a Business Intern to Conduct a Case Study (Re - Advertisement)
 
Location: Kenya
 
Duration: 6 Months
 
Subject: SoW for intern conducting case studies
 
TechnoServe Inc. (TNS) – Kenya SAFE program, intends to carry out a business case study on various aspects of their client under customized support. The said intern shall conduct the CS as part of their MBA/MSC Finance or Entrepreneurship projects.
 
TechnoServe, Inc. is an international nonprofit development organization founded in 1968. Its mission is to work with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries.
 
Primary Project Purpose and Background Information: TechnoServe has forged a partnership with Partners in Food Solutions (PFS) to improve the capacity of African based food processing companies. 

PFS is an umbrella organization that represents General Mills, Cargill, DSM and BÜhler, some of the world’s leading food processing companies and utilizes volunteers and facilities from those organizations to transfer capacity building knowledge and technology to African food processors. 

The goal of the program is to help African based food companies become competitive suppliers of finished food products that meet local and regional quality standards, including products needed by vulnerable populations via food aid markets. 

A key component of strengthening local competitiveness is learning from successes and failures that are encountered in the process of project implementation.
 
The internship will focus on particular projects/business case and collect detailed information on their implementation and results and at the end come up with a case study with details on why the project/business case succeeded or failed. 

This case study will be used in future design and implementation of such projects and will ensure that successes are adopted and issues that could contribute to failure are avoided.
 
Scope: The intern will work in partnership with program staff (and in collaboration with remote support / input from PFS in the US) on an ongoing project on full time basis to enable him/her capture the finer details of the project’s implementation.

The internship will take approximately 6 months and at the end of the internship, the intern is expected to have gathered enough data and information to:
  1. Document the entire project implementation
  2. Document key success factors
  3. Point out issues that would lead to failure
  4. Prepare a comprehensive case study that can be used for future learning purposes
Deliverables
  1. A documented case study on the selected project
  2. A power point presentation of the case study
  3. Presentation of the study to stakeholders
Skills Required
  1. Ongoing MBA/MSC Finance/Entrepreneurship
  2. Proficiency in English
  3. Computer literacy
  4. Good presentation skills and report writing skills
  5. Excellent analytical skills
Fees & Expenses: TechnoServe will provide a subsistence allowance for the intern and will also provide internship related transport for visits to and from the project site.

Other Information
: The scope of work is subject to change.

Send your application letter and CV to: ke-recruit@tns.org by 22nd August 2014.


www.technoserve.org


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Annex 1: Business Case Study
 
Topic: “Raising Business Finance by Small Growing Businesses (SGBs) processing food in Kenya: A case study of Mwailu Ltd
 
Introduction: This case study should provide an analysis and evaluation on accessibility of finance by food processors. This will be done by assessing the current and prospective profitability, liquidity and financial stability and any other factors that affects the A2F of Mwailu Ltd. Methods of analysis should include trend, horizontal and vertical analyses as well as ratios such as Debt, Current and Quick ratios. 

Other calculations should be rates of return on any potential shareholders’ Equity and Total Assets and earnings per share to name a few.

Mwailu Ltd. was established in 1981. Currently has 15 employees, and supports 2000 small holder farmers by leveraging on USAID support for grain aggregation. Their main business has been aggregation and sale of whole grain to processors. 

The business has been working on initiating a grain processing unit. In the process they have engaged different financiers including Equity bank and Root Capital with no much success in the funding for the processing unit. 

The company has accessed funding by Equity bank for farm machinery purchase.

The case study is designed to be carried out as a MBA/MSC (Finance) project by the selected student. 

The student will work out the modalities of approval and any suggested modification by their supervisors retaining the area of interests for the SAFE program. 

The findings of the case study will be co-owned by the student and the SAFE program for the purpose of use for any purpose the program will deem right.

Timelines



My client needs a HR person, preferably a lady with the following merits.

With degree from reputable university / college

Experience of at least 5-7 years

Willing to work in Ruiru

Flexible in terms of hours (will work Saturdays)
 
Honest, reliable, mature personality

Salary: Negotiable.
Please email your cv to rionakentrain@gmail.com by 20th of August 2014.
Vacancy: Senior Network Engineer

Business Unit:
 Simbanet Com Limited

Report to: Technical Manager

Key Responsibilities
  • Perform network security design and integration
  • Design and implement network topology to meet needs such as IP telephony, L2MPLS VPNs, L3MPLS VPNs, IPv6, Frame Relay, Ethernet technologies etc
  • Daily administration and oversight of the network and computer systems
  • Diagnose problems and solve issues, often under time constraints.
  • Provide excellent customer service to clients and train staff in best practices for customer service
  • Provide network and host based security, incident response, firewall and VPN management and administration.
  • Implement the necessary controls and procedures to protect information systems assets from intentional or inadvertent modification, disclosure, or destruction.
  • Assist in the development of guidelines and procedures for administration and security best practices.
  • Provide network documentation.
  • Perform regular security monitoring to identify any possible intrusions.
  • Monitor network usage, anticipate problems and suggest solution
  • Work closely with colleagues to meet team goals and improve processes and practices.
  • Remain current on emerging technologies via professional groups, trade magazines, internal and external training, independent research and study, and other avenues available.
  • Rapidly respond to emergency situations, including direct response as well as coordination of other IT/Network staff, both during and outside of normal business hours.
  • He will be responsible in leading the technical team on day to day routine, e.g. design, network growth strategy, , budgeting and implementation of efficient systems, customer technical support, architect for customer solutions and sales team liaison for RFQs, Bidding and ensuring customer SLA levels are met and exceeded
  • Ensure that technical team performs within set technical guidelines by providing or co-authoring standard operating procedures.
  • Responsible for Internal SLA to departments/ group companies and External SLA to customers/partners.
  • Play a key role in product development from R&D to building it and presenting to Sales for marketing & sales
  • Timely weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual report
  • Other duties as assigned
Education, Skills and Experience Required for the position
  • To qualify you must have a minimum of 8 years technical and management experience at executive – level (experience on GPON,SDH, VSAT & Wimax will be an added advantages).
  • CCNP, JNCIA,JNCIE / CCIE written or practical preferred
  • The ideal candidate must have strong leadership skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Degree in Information Technology/Comp Science / MBA preferred.
  • Experience advising and communicating with non-technical staff and guiding technical decisions
  • 5+ years of expertise in implementing, administering, and troubleshooting network infrastructure devices, including: firewalls, routers, switches, wireless access points and controllers, and monitoring applications
  • Knowledgeable in application transport and network infrastructure protocols (SSL/TLS, DNS, DHCP, WINS, NTP, FTP, HTTP, SMTP, CIFS, LDAP, and Microsoft AD), and possess an understanding of how to support these applications / protocols when accessed through VPN and firewall appliances.
  • Experience deploying an enterprise campus Wi-Fi network
  • Understanding and implementation of network traffic analysis, remote access methods and systems, stateful inspection firewalls, encryption, authentication and authorization technology.
  • Hands on technical experience working with VPN technologies (IPSEC, SSL VPN, WebVPN, AnyConnect, DMVPN, etc.)
  • Configuring network services using open source technologies on Linux servers
  • Willingness to engage in mentoring more junior staff members and interns
  • Experience in a fast paced support environment in a campus networks as a member of a 24x7x365 network and/or security operations team.
  • Expert level skills with Windows and Mac Operating Systems.
  • VMware Enterprise administration experience
  • Ability to quickly learn new or unfamiliar technologies and products, independently using documentation and online resources
  • Strong combination of strategic planning, communication, interpersonal, management, and leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage a team
Qualified and interested candidates should send their application and CV to recruitment@simbanet.co.ke, subject heading SENIOR NETWORK ENGINEER not later than 29th August 2014

SimbaNET COM Kenya is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will offer competitive compensation to the right candidate. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Position: Sales & Marketing Representative - Real Estate

WE are in real estate is urgently recruiting for the above opening.

Qualification: Business related course, sales & marketing an added advantage.

Experience: 3 years & above in real estate.
 
Duty station: Nairobi.
 
Gender: Ladies preferred.
 
Anticipated start date: Immediately.

How to Apply: Only applications with job title & current salary (net pay) on subject line will be considered. 


Kindly email cover letter & updated resume to: recruitment@covenantexecutives.co.ke

Note: Consider unsuccessful if not contacted within 7 days.
urgently seeking for a Credit Controller to manage debt collection at numerous sites which are currently being managed by them.
 
The ideal Candidate should be a qualified Credit Controller with a designation from a recognized Institute of Credit Management preferably with three years of experience who is a highly motivated go getter and has excellent interpersonal skills.  

An impeccable command of the language both written and oral is mandatory.  

The Credit Controller should have the ability to handle volume and the ability to multi task.  

The candidate should have a proven track record of stellar performance in such a role.

Overview of the position:
  • Manage debt collection for all sites in the Credit Controllers portfolio by working closely with the Management / Accounts team / Site Managers / Site Supervisors.
  • Our Client is urgently seeking for a Credit Controller to manage debt collection at numerous sites which are currently being managed by them.
The ideal Candidate should be a qualified Credit Controller with a designation from a recognized Institute of Credit Management preferably with three years of experience who is a highly motivated go getter and has excellent interpersonal skills.  

An impeccable command of the language both written and oral is mandatory.  

The Credit Controller should have the ability to handle volume and the ability to multi task.  

The candidate should have a proven track record of stellar performance in such a role.

Benefits: Medical.
 
Duty station: Nairobi.
 
Anticipated start date: Immediately.

How to Apply: Only applications with job title & current salary (net pay) on subject line will be considered. 

Kindly email cover letter & updated resume to: recruitment@covenantexecutives.co.ke

Note: Consider unsuccessful if not contacted within 7 days.

Vacancy: General Manager - Kampala, Uganda
 
WE are one of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers in Uganda with over 500 employees. 

They manufacture quality medicines in different therapeutic areas including Malaria, Diabetes’s and Anti-hypertensive’s with a range of 50 products.
 
The production plant is centrally located in Uganda’s capital city, Kampala from where they supply products to all parts of the country with exports to the East African region including Tanzania, Rwanda, DRC and South Sudan.
 
Are you driven by the passion for providing health care to the needy and loves working within a multi-cultural environment? 

If so then here is an opportunity that will give you the platform to pursue a career that meets your expectations.
 

Our client is looking for an innovative, broadminded, visionary, transformational and experienced General Manager in Kampala, Uganda.
 
Job Purpose / Summary: The job holder will be responsible for leading, directing and coordinating all activities of the company.

The GM’s key focus is the efficient management of the daily operations of the company in accordance with the goals, objectives and aspirations of the organization whilst delivering profitability as per a rolling three year strategic plan.

Duties and Responsibilities
 
Strategy Development, Planning and Reporting
  • In liaison with Sector Head, formulate the company’s strategic objectives and table to the board for discussion and decision on ratification.
  • Ensure accomplishment of the organizations mission and growth objectives.
  • Preparing and presenting annual budgets (capital and revenue) and operating plans for the Board.
  • Ensure all financial and non-financial reporting requirements are met on a timely basis.
Operational Management
  • Manage business performance including P&L, Balance Sheet, Cashflow and investments.
  • Streamline operations to achieve the operating budget and maximize value in key business areas and drive exceptional business performance.
  • Overseeing production planning and control including:
  1. Production plans
  2. Inventory management.
  3. Optimum machine utilization.
  4. Manpower planning.
  5. Cost centre analysis
  6. Overall working capital management
  • Managing operational efficiency and quality control including:
  1. Improving plant efficiency and downtime
  2. Material wastage control.
  3. Finished product quality inspection.
  • Oversee the timely preventative maintenance for plant, machinery and buildings.
  • Implement stringent project management processes to ensure timely and cost effective development of key projects.
  • Implementing appropriate pricing policies determined by production, market trends and budget requirements.
Relationship Management
  • Proactively maintaining frequent contacts with major customers, trade associations and Government agencies.
  • Continuously evaluate the environment and consumer trends and advise on improved
  • strategies to counter challenges and providing technical input to maintain market leadership and competitiveness.
  • Develop effective and innovative lobbying strategies to industry and Government in order to promote investment in local manufacturing.
Staff Management & Leadership
  • Prepare policies and implement programmes to ensure staff development and training.
  • Ensure maintenance of cordial labour relations.
  • Identify, implement and monitoring key performance indicators for the business and functional managers.
Minimum Requirements
  • A Bachelors’ degree from a recognized university
  • An MBA would be an added advantage
  • Experience of working within a multi-cultural environment is essential
  • Commercial acumen with an entrepreneur’s spirit
  • Strong senior management skills necessary, including strategic thinking
  • A broad pharmaceutical experience (marketing, product development, production, finance, etc) would be a distinct advantage
  • Strong leadership qualities, yet able to be hands on
  • Experience of working in Africa would be valuable
  • A passion for providing health care to the needy. 
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, current salary and benefits package indicating the Job Title as the email subject to info@dorbe-leit.co.ke before close of business 21st August 2014.

Only successful candidates will be contacted.
Program Description: The Research Care and Training Program (RCTP) is collaboration between the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and University of Washington (UW). 

RCTP leads the Family AIDS Care and Education Services (FACES) program, a comprehensive HIV prevention and Treatment program working in over 140 clinics in Nyanza, Kenya.
 
RCTP is seeking a motivated individual to fill the following position in the FACES Program.
 
Job Title: Pre-Award Specialist
 
Reports to: Finance and Administration Manager
 
Location: Kisumu
 
Duration: 3 months
 

Vacancy No. FN-40-08-2014
 
Position Purpose: To assist RCTP – FACES in the pre-award grant preparation and submission process for a HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment Program funded by PEPFAR through CDC.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provides overall support of the pre-award grant process
  • Assists Principal Investigators in preparing and submitting the grant proposal in line with terms of the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA).
  • Establishes and keeps track of all important dates relating to the grant preparation and submission
  • Makes follow up with individuals and groups assigned various tasks necessary for a successful grant preparation and submission
  • Review of the proposal for compliance with funding agency policies, regulations, procedures, and facilitates documentation requirements.
  • Analyzes and reviews grant budgets for compliance with policies, funding agency requirements, and appropriate accounting protocol and procedures
  • Assistance with preparation of bio-sketches, letters of support and acts as liaison with other  organizations who are part of this grant submissions
  • Performs other duties as assigned as may be necessary for a successful grant submission.
Minimum Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or a related field with 3 years of experience with pre and post award grants support.

Other Requirements
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of CDC/PEPFAR grant funding policies and procedures and applicable local regulations.
  • Full understanding of pre-award grant application process, including ability to work with web-based grant submission sites.
  • Understanding of budgeting practices and policies, grants and contracts regulations and payment and procurement policies.
  • Ability to read technical, detailed grant application announcement and properly interpret and apply the rules and policies governing the grant application and submission.
  • Ability to interact diplomatically with RCTP-FACES staff and work as a team member; requires flexible, willing attitude during the stressful grants submission process.
  • Excellent working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite, including Excel and Word.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills and ability to adapt to changing priorities and multiple tasks.
  • Ability to work independently as well as team member. Ability to work in a diverse environment is required.
Applications must include the following:
  • A cover letter stating current work (if applicable), current salary and date available to start work on the project
  • A current CV with names and telephone contacts for at least 2 referees
  • Copies of academic and professional certificates and copy of the latest pay slip
  • At least two recommendation letters, preferably from previous employers
All applications must be sent electronically to the email address below followed by hard copies which should be delivered or posted so as to reach the following address by 29th August 2014

eMail: hrrctp@kemri-ucsf.org

Human Resources Manager
KEMRI – RCTP/ FACES Program
P. O Box 614-40100
Kisumu

Please write the Vacancy Number, and Position applied for on the envelope and in the subject Line of the Email.

Note: RCTP or any of its programs, Studies or Projects does not solicit for Money or any form of reward for a Job applicant to be considered for employment. Any such requests should be immediately reported to the HR department. Any job applicant who tries to corrupt our employee during any stage of the staff hiring process will be disqualified.

KEMRI is an equal opportunity employer. Women, the Youth, people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Program Description: The Research Care and Training Program (RCTP) is collaboration between the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and University of Washington (UW).

RCTP leads the Family AIDS Care and Education Services (FACES) program, a comprehensive HIV prevention and Treatment program working in over 140 clinics in Nyanza, Kenya.
 
RCTP is seeking a motivated individual to fill the position of an Administration Intern in the Tupange II study.

Vacancy: Administration Intern
 
Reports to: Administrator
 
Location: Kisumu
 
Duration: 5 months
 
Vacancy No. FN-39-08-2014
 

Position Purpose: To assist in the provision Administrative and Financial support in the following areas:
  • Cash Flow Management and ensuring that funds are availed for study activities as required
  • Imprest reconciliations and management
  • Petty cash management
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Monitor budget through expenditure tracking
  • Preparation of variance reports
  • Organize and facilitate trainings & conferences
Requirements
  • B. com. Degree (Finance / Accounting option) or equivalent
  • CPA (II) or Equivalent
  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • Letters from 2 referees with day telephone contacts
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in a busy organization
Applications must include the following:
  • A cover letter stating current work (if applicable), current salary and date available to start work on the project
  • A current CV with names and telephone contacts for at least 2 referees
  • Copies of academic and professional certificates and copy of the latest pay slip
  • At least two recommendation letters, preferably from previous employers
  •  An email address and a telephone number (landline or mobile).
All applications must be sent electronically to the email address below followed by hard copies which should be delivered or posted so as to reach the following address by 22nd August 2014

eMail: hrrctp@kemri-ucsf.org
 
Human Resources Manager
KEMRI – RCTP/ FACES Program
P. O Box 614-40100
Kisumu

Please write the Vacancy Number, and Position applied for on the envelope and in the subject Line of the Email.

Note: RCTP or any of its programs, Studies or Projects does not solicit for Money or any form of reward for a Job applicant to be considered for employment. Any such requests should be immediately reported to the HR department. Any job applicant who tries to corrupt our employee during any stage of the staff hiring process will be disqualified.

KEMRI is an equal opportunity employer. 

Women, the Youth, people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Impacting Youth Trust is a start-up trust that is youth driven to generate youth driven solutions to problems unique to the youth. 

It is based in Nairobi and targets 13 to 35 year olds. 

With the expansion of our projects, we are currently looking for young passionate individuals to join our organization as unpaid interns with the following qualifications:
 
Degree in Social Sciences and related courses
 
Responsibilities:

  • Assist in project implementation
  • Assist in field work
  • Assist in report writing
  • Perform any other duties assigned to by the immediate supervisor
  • Degree in Information Technology and related courses
The intern will work with one of our partner organization as an I.T instructor under the adult learning program.

Other Qualifications
  • Professional Qualifications: Fluency in English and Swahili is a must.
  • Knowledge and proficiency in computer skills
  • Additional Skills: The applicant should be self-driven, attentive to detail, polite, able to work    with little supervision, reliable, able to multi task and flexible.
Your application should include:
  1. A cover letter
  2. A resume
Duration: Interns must commit to 3 months or more.
 
Reports to: Project Assistant and Executive Director

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please do not send your certificates and testimonials. 

Send your application to: impactingyouthtrust@gmail.com by 21st August 2014 at noon.

You can visit our website www.impactingyouthtrust.org for more information.

Vacancy: Human Resources Manager (HR Generalist)
 
Reports To: The CEO& The Head of Operations

Our client is an ICT company that prides itself in delivery of cost-effective future proof solutions, backed by exemplary customer service

Location: Nairobi

Employee Size: 90-100 staff in number

Role Objective
  • To ensure efficiency in the management of the of the company’s Human Resources and ensure the administration of the day-to-day operations of the human resources functions and duties
  • Be the Liaison between the Management and Employees
  • Uphold the Labour Laws and advise the company timely and rightly
Duties & Responsibilities

  • Conduct a Human Capital Audit every year.
  • Develop a man power plan and update it annually
  • Must have great understanding of the Labour laws and NITA
  • Ensures legal compliance by monitoring and implementing applicable human resource regulatory requirements; conducting investigations; maintaining records; representing the organization at hearings
  • Developing of tailored and accurate job descriptions for new positions and consistent upgrade of the current ones to ensure the employees are aligned to the strategic plan
  • Ensure the Job Descriptions are adhered to by reading select staff reports
  • Must have experience or excellent understanding of Performance Management and Appraisal
  • Able to provide sound and professional advice and assistance when conducting staff performance evaluations
  • Quarterly conduct Training Needs Analysis, and inform the CEO on the findings and assist in organizing the staff training sessions, workshops and activities
  • Provide basic counseling to staff who have performance related obstacles
  • Developing the Leave administration and monitor daily attendance.
  • Compile and prepare reports and documents pertaining personnel activities and performance
  • Have excellent understanding and management of Personnel filing
  • Continuously examine employee files to answer inquiries and provide information for personnel activities
  • Must have great understanding regarding the Human Resources Manual and how to maintain it.
  • Able to explain the company’s personnel policies, benefit and procedures to employees or job applicants.
  • Process and view employment applicants to evaluate qualifications or eligibility of applicants
  • Process, verify, record and attend to personnel related grievance, performance evaluations, and employee leaves of absence.
  • Identify staff vacancies and plan for the recruitment and execute once approval is given
  • Attend departmental meetings and update the the CEO & the head of operations
  • Provide advice and recommendations on disciplinary actions
  • Prepare, develop and implement procedures and policies on staff recruitment.
  • Provide feedback to the management on how to enhance a better and cordial working environment
  • Plan and conduct new employee orientation to foster positive attitude toward organizational objectives
  • Advice on the work activities of staff relating to Compensation, Safety and labour laws.
  • Must prepare the following reports;
  1. Monthly progress report 
  2. Quarterly development report
Qualification & Skills Set
  • Must be a Holder of minimum a Bachelors Degree in Human Resource Management
  • Must be a Holder of a Diploma in Project Management
  • Strong business acumen and able to translate the needs of the core business function into people solutions
  • Proficiency in computer applications; have worked with a HRMIS
  • HR policies and procedures
  • Versatility, flexibility, and ability to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Performance Management
  • Staff Induction
  • Training and  Development
  • Employee Relations
  • Labour Relations; knowledgeable on Employment Act
  • Ability to work well with others both as a member of a group and as a leader who gets things done through others
  • Able to motivate individuals in achieving goals and objectives
  • Conflict resolution
  • At least 6 to 8 years of HR progressive experience, preferably in a high-growth rate, fast-paced company
NB: This job description may be reviewed by the management at a later date; for the purpose of increasing efficiency.

Application:
 
Only those who meet the minimum requirements stated need apply.

E-mail application
  • Detailed and updated CV,
  • Indicating your availability
  • Expected Salary
On the Subject line clearly indicate “Human Resources Manager (H.R. – Generalist)”

eMail to:
 theconsultant@dafinaconsultants.com


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