Operations Technician – Qatar 

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A well established company dealing with facilities management in Qatar is looking for Operations Technician.

General Requirements
  • Diploma in electrical or mechanical Engineering or any technical discipline.
  • Minimum 2 to 4 years working experience in maintaining building operations etc.
  • Good knowledge of HVAC, electrical, fire fighting services, security system, etc in buildings
Salary: QR2,000 depending on experience 
 
Benefits:

  • Visa provided
  • E-tickets
  • Transport and accommodation
Deadline: 20th September 2014

Applications:
 
To send your up to date CV, to 

application@summitrecruitment-kenya.com 
Summit Recruitment & Training, Blixen Court, 
Karen Road, Karen

Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

Please indicate in your email which position you are interested in. 

Please do not apply if you do not meet the requirements of the job.

Job Title: Accountant

Job Code: A/H/140901
 
Number of Positions Open: 1

Reports To: CFO
 
Location: Central, Kenya

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Summary: Our client is one of the pioneers of the soft drinks industry in Kenya.  

A reputation of high quality soft drinks spanning over half a century, they offer drinks in line with current trends and updated in keeping with the spirit of times. 

They operate through Distributors in Kenya and East African region and expand their market share continuously with commitment to quality and the infinite loyalty of their customers.

Primary Responsibilities:

Receivables

  • Manage all aspects of Account receivable,
  • Check Invoicing to Loading schedule
  • Follow up on returned/bounced cheques
  • Issuance and posting of Authorized credit/debit notes
  • Accurate posting and classification of the daily debtor’s transactions.
  • Records of post-dated cheques
  • Highlighting overdue debtors to the management for action
  • Preparing deposit slips and maintaining accurate and comprehensive records of each day’s transaction.
  • Preparation and sending of the Customer statement
  • Posting Petty cash payment in to the system
  • Liaising with the sales team on debt collection.
Cash and Bank
  • Reconcile the petty cash account and corresponding reimbursements as per float
  • Updating the petty cash to the system as per float
  • Reconciling the office sales cash and its banking
  • Analyze banking in bank statement
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by management from time to time.
Experience:
  • 3-5 years’ experience at a comparative role. 
  • Prior experience in a Manufacturing setup is highly desirable
Skills and Certification:
  • Bachelor’s degree in commerce or a business related field. Postgraduate degree would be an advantage
  • CPA Finalist
  • Advanced communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent command of both written and spoken English
  • Good influencers with the ability to inspire others.
How to Apply:

Interested candidates holding the necessary requirements, good performance and / or references are encouraged to apply with detailed CV’s, inclusive of names and contacts of 3 referees, current telephone number and email address by scrolling down and clicking on: Accountant
Job Title: Finance and Administration Officer

Job Code: FAO/ITG/140902
 
Number of Positions Open: 1

Reports To: Zone Financial Manager 
 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Summary: Our client is a mobile wasp aggregation service provider.
 
Job Objective: Responsible for managing full financial function within African territories including staff management. 
    
Primary Responsibilities
 

Financial Accounting and Management Reports:
  • Accounting function from general ledger up to trial balance including but not limited to data capturing
  • Timely delivery & accurate reporting in prescribed format / standard
  • Accounting records supported by valid supporting documentation (also ensure safe custody of all financial documents)
  • Presentation of financial data & meetings
Staff Management and Training
  • Delegation of tasks to staff.
  • Training of staff
  • Overseeing and managing the capture of data and other duties of financial staff.
Financial Management
  • Preparation of cash flow calculations
  • Ensure adherence to internal controls and make recommendations on areas of potential improvement
  • System implementation and change management, with specific focus on:
  • FIS implementation
  • Netsuite enhancements & implementation
  • Revenue share accrual implementation on Netsuite
  • Assist the Finance Manager with budget compilation
  • Contract review & management if and when required
Corporate Governance & Compliance
  • Tax compliance
  • Company Statutory
  • Audits
Experience
  • 2 Years’ relevant working experience
Knowledge and Skills 

Knowledge
  • Knowledge of VAS or GSM Telecommunications environment
Skills
  • Highly computer literate
  • Analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to cope well with competing demands and to prioritise tasks and able to juggle the demands of multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong communication skills
  • Excellent relationship management skills
  • Able to build quick relationships and work with various internal and external stakeholders at different levels of seniority
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • High degree of focus and follow up
  • Get the work done in a much organised manner with a sense of urgency
  • Show strong attention to detail, able to check/critique/review own work
  • Self-managed
  • Displays high levels of energy and commitment
  • Ability to solve difficult and complex accounting and related financial problems
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines
How to Apply
 
Interested candidates holding the necessary requirements, good performance and / or references are encouraged to apply with detailed CV’s, inclusive of names and contacts of 3 referees, current telephone number and email address by clicking on this Finance and Administration Officer

Kindly include your current and expected remuneration in your resume.

The Standard Group comprises, The Standard Newspapers, Game Yetu, The Nairobian, KTN, Radio Maisha, PDS, Standard Digital and Think Outdoor Services. 

The Group is looking for highly motivated, qualified, experienced and reputable team players, to fill the following position:

Electrical Technician
The Electrical Technician will assist in machine installation, commissioning to meet set completion deadlines and carry out daily electrical jobs within print production.
 
Key Responsibilities

  • Book any work orders to be carried out for press performance improvement
  • Management of press spare parts stock movement and re-ordering level within the lead time
  • Enhance control and maintenance of all working tools.
  • Ability to carry out plant corrective, preventive and scheduled maintenance.
  • Identification and analysis of maintenance deficiencies encountered
  • Advising and guiding plant users on health and safety operation procedures.
Qualifications & Experience
  • Diploma in Electrical / Electronic Engineering (degree will be an added advantage)
  • 2 years’ experience in a similar capacity
  • Ability to work odd hours
  • Ability to multi skill within the department
If you possess the above qualifications and have the drive to meet the challenges, visit our websitewww.standardmedia.co.ke/recruitment to browse through the current openings/vacancies and apply not later than 14th September 2014.

Please note that ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The Standard Group is an equal opportunity employer and as such, canvassing of any form will lead to
automatic disqualification.

Mercy Corps exists to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities. 
 
Driven by local needs, our programs provide communities in the world’s toughest places with the tools and support they need to turn the crises they confront into the opportunities they deserve.

Mercy Corps is looking for committed and dynamic individuals to take up the following position:
 
Regional Manager East Southern Africa - Nairobi
 
Program / Department Summary: Mercy Corps’ operations in East & Southern Africa serve populations in Zimbabwe, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Uganda. 

Fragility and volatility sum up the context within which Mercy Corps East & Southern Africa is working, compounded by very low levels of capacity, endemic corruption and continued rapid population growth. 

While in some countries progress towards greater economic prosperity is certainly being made (Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia), others are plagued by chronic conflict and stagnant, if not declining, economies. 

These are countries undergoing dramatic transitions that have the potential to create significant opportunity for development and change. Mercy Corps is well placed to play a meaningful role in supporting forces for positive change in these countries. 

Our path to being relevant and having significant impact will be through the clear identification of high leverage strategies and related resource mobilization, learning about what works in the current context and leveraging regional initiatives.
 
General Position Summary: Reporting to the Regional Program Director (RPD), the Regional Manager will support strategic, impactful, high-quality programming in the Region. 

The position is a key point of contact for field management including, Country Directors and Mercy Corps country teams as well as headquarter support. 

Playing a key role in ensuring effective communication between the regional office and the field, the Regional Manager links the country programs to a range of resources and represents the region to relevant stakeholders and other organizations/institutions in the Region. 

S/he effectively supports and occasionally leads new program development; assists with recruitment of field teams when required; supports a broad range of initiatives; and assist in the response to all public relations and information-flow needs. 

S/he works with the RPD to provide the secondary check and support the RPD to ensure all regional initiatives are adequately supported, addressed and executed. 

The Regional Manager will be tasked with identifying and supporting new strategic partnerships with key peer organizations, government and donor agencies, private sector actors and academic institutions; supporting and assisting in the design of regional (multi-country) programming; supporting key office support functions (recruitment, administration, and logistics); and leading the coordination of regional workshops/conferences.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Backstop and ensures high level of support to Regional Support staff (Resilience, IT, Recruitment, Security, SV), Mercy Corps visitors, and Consultants. This will include obtaining visas, facilitating travel, and ensuring all needs are met.
  • Help ensure that new staffs transiting through the Region (Nairobi) are welcomed and properly oriented in Mercy Corps’ systems, procedures and protocols.
  • Understand donor and Mercy Corps policies, procedures, rules and regulations to assist in monitoring and ensuring compliance. Support in all aspects of administration, HR and logistics across the Region. Assist Country Directors in the recruitment, selection, orientation and training of Mercy Corps’ program teams upon request.
  • Liaises with regional stakeholders as required. Regional Manager represents regional interests and programs to external actors in the absence of the RPD. This will include attending workshops, briefings, meetings, working groups, and other outside events.
  • Assists in the identification of partners in research and the private sector for country/regional programs to team with and stimulate innovative programming and improved research and learning. Includes new corporate donor prospects to expand the corporate portfolio in the East & Southern Africa region.
  • Provide support to all proposal development efforts and assist the RPD to develop, expand and diversity fundraising tactics and sources in support of regional and country strategies. Will often acts as focal point for new regional initiatives through coordination of proposal development - monitoring the timeline, communicating to the relevant parties as appropriate. This may also include conducting assessments and partner negotiations.
  • Work with RPD to assist country teams to develop powerful Annual Plans and country level strategies that capitalize on the potential of Mercy Corps’ innovation platform to have impact at scale. Mercy Corps should become the acknowledged leader in advancing solutions on a particular development challenge in every country in the region.
  • Work with country teams to ensure that we learn from experience, assist with learning exchanges, develop interest stories and feed into program development. S/he will be a skilled writer and synthesizer of diverse and complex information helping country teams generate new insights into their work and improve cross-fertilization of skills, concepts and experience within the Mercy Corps world.
  • Work closely with the Organizational Learning TSU to ensure the region is plugged into larger organizational learning initiatives, and that regional efforts are harmonized with the larger organization.
  • Coordinate and successfully organize regional workshops and conferences.
Accountability to Beneficiaries: Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts towards accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.
 
Organizational Learning: As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve - we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.

Supervisory Responsibility:
  • Accountability: Reports Directly To: Regional Program Director (RPD)
  • Works Directly With: Mercy Corps Kenya Team, Mercy Corps country offices, regional desks, HQ Program and Technical Support units and departments, Mercy Corps Counterparts at MC HQ offices in Europe and partners.
Knowledge and Experience:
  • BA/S in relevant international development field required; MA/S or equivalent preferred.
  • 3-5 years of international relief and development program management experience outside Kenya preferred; demonstrated knowledge of relevant sectorial and/or operational areas (agriculture, relief to recovery, access to financial services, health/nutrition, economic development, IDP).
  • Skilled writer and synthesizer of diverse and complex information.
  • Experience managing the development, implementation, administration and compliance of US Government, EC/ECHO, UN, private foundation and corporate grants, and related programs.
  • Experience representing the organization and its interests to a diverse range of local and international government officials, local civil society organizations, other international organizations, the media and the public preferred.
  • Proficiency with MS Office software required (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point).
  • Experience with monitoring and evaluation and other learning efforts.
  • Experience with proposal development including support and writing with various donors.
Success Factors:
 
S/he is a skilled communicator, able to develop and utilize strong relationships with staff, partners and donors. 

S/he will coordinate with his/her supervisor, the Regional Program Director, and be skilled at building highly effective working relationships with Country Directors and their teams. 

S/he will harness the expertise, experience and ideas of Mercy Corps’ diverse program support teams. 

A robust sense of humor is greatly appreciated.

Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should submit on or before September 10, 2014 at 4.00 p.m. a cover letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing three professional references (including a recent supervisor) to hr@ke.mercycorps.org. 

The email subject Line must clearly show the job title and location they are applying for. 

Applications without the right subject heading will be automatically disqualified. 

Please do not attach any certificates.

(ONLY Qualified and selected candidates for the interview will be contacted)

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

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

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

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

SACCO / Youth Enterprise Development Specialist - Eldoret
 
Program / Department Summary: Mercy Corps’ goal in Kenya is to strengthen and sustain capabilities of Kenyan society and stakeholders to be agents of positive change in their communities. 

It achieves this goal through three objectives: 

1) Strengthened ability of local, district, and regional structures to manage conflict and become managers of democracy;

2) Empowered Kenyan youth to achieve a greater voice in national reform and create new livelihood opportunities and 

3) More resilient drought affected populations in Northeastern Kenya.
 
The Yes Youth Can (YYC) program is a multi-year USAID-funded program that focuses on building youth-owned, youth-led and youth-managed institutional arrangements and capabilities at both national and county levels. 

Mercy Corps implements two of USAID’s regional YYC programs—one in the Rift Valley and one in Central region. 

In partnership with the County Bungee Forums and SACCOs, Mercy Corps works to achieve the following four objectives: 

1) Mobilize youth and form youth representation structures at the village and county level; 

2) Support youth to exercise a greater voice in local and national affairs; 

3) Increase youth productivity, employment opportunities, and income; and 

4) Increase young women’s access to social, political, and economic opportunities. 

Entering its fourth and final year of implementation, Mercy Corps has reached 1.9 million youth in Rift and Central regions and supported the development of over 11,000 bunges (youth parliaments).
 
General Position Summary: The Youth Enterprise Program Specialist is a senior level position with Mercy Corps Kenya. It will be primarily responsible for providing leadership under objective #3 listed above—increase youth productivity, employment opportunities and income—and specifically strengthening the seven County SACCOs that we work with in Rift Valley. 

Activities with the SACCO include professionalizing the SACCOs, strategizing about how to build their membership, SACCO sustainability planning, exploring the development of specific SACCO products, ensuring they hit their targets under YYC, and educating them on compliance for the CMC & SC committees. 

Other activities include: entrepreneurship training for youth starting businesses after acquiring loans from the SACCOs, developing youth’s job-skills, linking youth to different value-chains and markets. 

The Youth Enterprise Program Specialist will be responsible for designing and delivery of livelihoods training, SACCO supervision and management, ensuring timely repayment mechanisms to the SACCOs, and managing consultants.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Oversee and monitor activities of the seven county SACCOs that we work with in the Rif Valley.
  • Work with each SACCO to strategize how to build their membership, increase their sustainability and develop products that meet their members’ needs.
  • Work with and mentor SACCO leadership to ensure that they meet their YYC targets and ensure they are complying with all SACCO requirements.
  • Provide technical insight and advice for economic empowerment programming especially on SACCO components regarding committee meetings, compliance and employment activities, combining experience with practical on-the-ground identification of opportunities and constraints;
  • Provide technical leadership in value chain/market analysis to identify business opportunities youth participants. Facilitate or provide business training to YYC youth.
  • Under the leadership of the CoP, facilitate linkages to respective County ministries and complementary projects to ensure sustainability and ownership
  • Contribute to YYC’s planning and reporting processes as requested by the Chief of Party
  • Provide training and mentorship to MC staff on Enterprise Development and SACCO strengthening.
  • Represent Mercy Corps in related thematic working groups within the counties.
Organizational Learning: As part of Mercy Corps’ agency-wide Organizational Learning Initiative, all team members are responsible for spending 5% of their work time in formal and/or non-formal professional learning activities.

Accountability to Beneficiaries: Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts towards accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

Supervisory Responsibility: No supervisory responsibilities
 
Accountability:
  • Reports Directly To: Chief of Party, Yes Youth Can
  • Works Directly With: Country Director, Program Managers, other YYC technical specialists, M&E staff, Operations/Finance Staff, other MC Kenya staff.
Knowledge and Experience:
  • MA/S or BA/S and work experience in Cooperative Development and Management, business administration, economics/economic development, or international development;
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in the fields of economic development, SACCO strengthening, or business development and planning.
  • Demonstrated technical expertise in SACCO strengthening and youth economic empowerment.
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team and achieve project deliverables.
  • Demonstrated ability to write compelling reports and communicate clearly in English.
  • Ability to effectively convey programmatic goals, enlist partnerships, and work with a range of program and external stakeholders;
  • Fluency in Kiswahili
Success Factors:
  • Innovative, decisive and inclusive leadership approach
  • Creative and insightful as regards development programming including the relationships between youth development, economic empowerment, peace-building and reconciliation
  • Excellent communication and team-building techniques
  • Proven experience managing and building capacity of diverse teams (expatriate and national)
  • Cultural knowledge, sensitivity and respect
  • Commitment to oversee projects for their duration
  • Ability to engage with strategic institutional partners as well as current and potential donors
Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should submit on or before September 10, 2014 at 4.00 p.m. a cover letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing three professional references (including a recent supervisor) to hrkenya@ke.mercycorps.org. 

The email subject Line must clearly show the job title and location they are applying for. 

Applications without the right subject heading will be automatically disqualified. 

Please do not attach any certificates.

(ONLY Qualified and selected candidates for the interview will be contacted)

NB: Mercy Corps does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process.
Country Sales Manager - Tanzania
 
Industry: Oil / Petroleum/ FMCG
 
Location: Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
 
Salary: Open & Negotiable

Our client is a private oil marketing company in Kenya with over 20 years in operation. 

It invests primarily in petroleum imports and exports, bulk trading, petroleum depots, distribution and service stations.
 
They seek to hire a Country Sales Manager for their Tanzania Operations
Duties & Responsibilities

  • Select, develop, and coach a professional sales team to meet or exceed specific goals for profitable revenue growth.
  • Develop and implement annual sales plans.
  • Cultivate and maintain effective business relationships with executive decision makers in large accounts.
  • Pursue identified business prospects, participating actively in the planning and sales process for new business opportunities.
  • Collaborate with marketing resources and the sales leadership team to define overall sales strategy, Develop products and solutions responsive to the customers
  • Apply research insights and to provide compelling advertising solutions based on the company's business strengths.
  • Coach Account Executives to build effective staff relationships that enable them to respond quickly to emerging customer opportunities
  • Provide for seamless execution of the company's business processes that exceed customer expectations.
  • Encourage and requires high level teaming and collaboration skills to gain the committed and motivated efforts of the company's staff who do not report directly to the Country Sales.
  • Establish a planned program for sales coaching, working with Account Executives on all aspects of the sales process.
  • Creating new opportunities for promotion of new products based on an in-depth understanding of market potential
  • Travels extensively to meet customers and to coach Account Executives in the field
  • Create and implement effective direct sales strategies and lead nationwide sales personnel toward achievement of corporate sales objectives.
  • Develop competencies and processes required to create an effective and efficient sales organization.
  • Provide leadership through effective communication of vision, active coaching and development Comparing sales results to goals and taking appropriate action to correct when necessary.
  • Provide sales management, budget control, compensation programs and incentive planning.
  • Ensure effective hiring, orientation, training, development and retention of sales staff.
  • Provide supervision through field visits, observations and measurement of results to include in performance appraisals and salary reviews.
  • Proactively identify changes in healthcare, delivery systems, and competitive pressures to develop and modify strategies and tactics accordingly.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual sales forecasts.
  • Manage to meet/exceed monthly, quarterly and annual sales forecasts.
  • Establish effective relationships and collaborations with other departments (Marketing, Finance, Customer Service, etc.) to address key business issues and opportunities.
  • Preparing market reports and business plans on regular basis based on published data and market intelligence
  • Maintain competitive knowledge to create and adjust sales strategies
  • Lead the strategic planning process for the country program including sales campaigns
  • Perform all other duties as needed or required to maintain and grow profitable business
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Sales & Marketing
  • Additional professional qualifications in Sales & Marketing
  • Must have 4 – 7 years experience as a sales manager in a well established company
  • Overall 8 and above years experience
  • Tanzanian national most preferred, interested Kenyans could also apply
  • Experience in working in an FMCG industry preferred.
  • Experience in developing and maintaining business growth
  • Experience in e-commerce, Market research and product launches
  • Skills in Customer care, branding, field sales, communication
  • Must be self driven and able to meet deadlines
  • High level of professionalism, enthusiasm, and a “can do” attitude
  • Result oriented, Problem analysis and problem-solving
  • Persuasiveness, innovation and judgment
  • Take responsibility for the direction, control and planning of an activity
  • Works with minimal supervision and stress tolerant
  • Relate to others in a manner that creates a sense of teamwork and co-operation
  • Maintain effective communication with colleagues, both junior and senior
If you are up to the challenge, posses the necessary qualification and experience, please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Country Sales Manager- Tanzanian) to jobs@corporatestaffing.co.ke    before 15th September, 2014

Kindly indicate previous/ current salary on your CV

N.B: We do not charge any fee for receiving your CV in our database nor for interviewing

Only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted.
Our client, based in Dubai is a leading provider of consumer electronics internationally is looking for Consumer Electronics Sales Representative to be based in Kenya.

Required
  • MUST have experience in consumer industry, good knowledge of consumer electronics, white goods and electrical appliances
  • Willing to travel across Kenya
  • Good contacts with supermarkets, hypermarkets and dealer network around Kenya
  • Must have ability to introduce the brand into Kenya market
  • Young and energetic, candidates below 30 years preferred
  • Fluent in English and other local languages
Monthly gross salary:  Ksh. 70,000 – 90,000 depending on experience and qualifications 
 

Deadline: 15th September 2014 
 
Applications:
 
To send your up to date CV, to 

application@summitrecruitment-kenya.com 
Summit Recruitment & Training, Blixen Court, 
Karen Road, Karen

Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

Please indicate in your email which position you are interested in.

Please do not apply if you do not meet the requirement

Maintenance Supervisor

1 Position
 
Location: Nairobi
 
Industry: Property and Real Estate
 
Salary: 20,000 – 30,000
 
Our client, a leading construction and property firm, seeks to recruit a Maintenance Supervisor. 

The ideal candidate will also be required to carry out general maintenance of the various properties.
 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Routine service requests to be completed within 24-hour period
  • Emergency service request to be completed as soon as possible
  • Check appliance and light fixtures
  • Repair or replace any damages
  • Responsible for the maintenance of all property lighting (street poles, lollipop lights, breezeway lights, exit sign, and emergency lights). Should be inspected on a weekly basis.
  • Responsible for being “on call” for an emergency schedule for evenings, weekends, and holiday coverage
Skills and Qualifications
  • Diploma in electrical engineering or related field.
  • At least 2 years of experience general maintenance.
  • Must have Customer Service Skills, Negotiating Skills, Organizational Skills and communication Skills.
  • Must be attentive to detail
  • Must have a valid driving license class G
  • Must have proven ability to successfully work with people
To apply, send your CV only to recruit@flexi-personnel.com before Thursday 11th September 2014. 

Clearly indicate the position applied for and your minimum salary expectation on the subject line.
Vacancy: Business Development Manager 

Jumia is the #1 leader of E-commerce in Africa.
 
Our company is part of Rocket Internet, a global and leading incubator of start ups specialized in e-commerce. We have already built in France successful companies like Groupon, Zalando, Wimdu, EDarling, Glossybox… 

We are present in more than 20 countries in Europe, Middle East, Asia and Latin America and this accumulated experience has allowed us to develop a strong platform, which can support new ventures with both advice and capital on a truly global basis.
 
Jumia is expanding its activities in Kenya. To support our development we are currently looking for outstanding candidates interested in entrepreneurship and e-commerce to join us. 

This is a perfect opportunity to participate to an entrepreneurial adventure that will lead to the future stars of the web universe.
 
If you want to become an entrepreneur in e-commerce businesses and join one the fastest growing company in the world, please send your resume to: joinus-kenya@jumia.com

Job Description: Business Development 

 
Your tasks will be to take responsibility and drive all activities related to Business development, including:
  • Identifying trendsetter ideas as well as new business opportunities including opportunities for new partnerships and products.
  • Contacting and setting up meetings with potential partners to explore potential business opportunities.
  • Analyzing market trends and developing strategies based on partner needs and goals, and presenting the opportunities for business, to potential partners.
  • Closing new business deals and coordinating all the requirements including ensuring contracts are signed and closed.
  • Developing presentations, proposals, processes and reports around the business development function.
Skills and Qualifications
  • Business related degree.
  • Motivation for sales.
  • Prospecting skills.
  • Aggressive, and passionate about meeting targets.
Please apply using this link:https://www.smartrecruiters.com/jumiakenya
Vacancy: Legal Director

Unilever is one of the largest Fast Moving Consumer Goods companies. Among our flagship brands are Omo, Sunlight, Royco, Blue Band, Lifebuoy, Vaseline, Geisha, Close Up, Rexona and Axe, among others. 
 
A job at Unilever is a career made by you, with development opportunities, benefits and a working culture that embraces diversity. 

So whether you’re looking for an internship, graduate opportunities, or a job opening to progress your professional career, at Unilever you can shape your own path as you work with the brands and people that drive our sustainable business growth. 

As one of the world’s greatest consumer goods companies, we offer people with talent, passion and integrity some of the world’s greatest careers. 

We are seeking for suitable persons to fill a Legal Director role in the Legal Function. The successful person will be a Business Partner to the relevant cluster functional heads & Brand Building (Marketing) and be responsible for a team of lawyers for East Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda). 

Key Responsibilities

  • Identifies legal risks and helps the business navigate them, providing legally compliant creative solutions which deliver competitive advantage to the business objectives taking into account cost, risk and other consequences.
  • Develops a strategic approach to managing legal risk across East Africa
  • Ensures legal compliance of Category projects, activities and contracts.
  • Autonomously identify and manage legal and contract risks, their impact and practically how to manage/comply with these
  • Advises on a broad range of complex cases which may be of strategic importance to long-term business performance.
  • Key areas of activity are: litigation, brand-building, labour law, commercial law, IP protection locally, competition/antitrust
  • Takes responsibility for local legal aspects of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other major organisational transactions.
  • Partners with line management colleagues to identify the options for achieving business objectives within appropriate legal constraints and will advise on the optimal solution, taking into account cost, risk and commercial consequences.
  • Plans the conduct of substantial projects/litigation over many months and may take ownership of significant commercial projects (e.g. joint ventures).
  • Leads in negotiation/litigation, directing a team of lawyers, on a project basis.
  • Working with the Legal Director for Marketing in South Africa, provide creative, risk-based advice to Marketing on; Marketing, advertising and promotional materials and related issues, Disputes with governmental agencies, competitors and third parties relating to claims and other marketing and product related issues, including recalls
  • Responsible for identifying work to be outsourced, selection and management of external lawyers, fee arrangements and service levels
Key Skills and Qualification
  • A Degree in Law
  • At least 5 years experience in a General Counsel role
  • A solid legal background in FMCG is desirable
  • Proven track record of working with and leading diverse teams
  • Working knowledge of Marketing Law, Employment Law, MCO/Cluster Contracts, Commercial Law, Supply Chain Contracts and Commercial Law
  • Dispute management skills
  • Code compliance and corporate governance experience
To apply, please log on to www.unilever-esa.com before 17th September, 2014. 

Under Professionals category, click on ‘Apply Now’ and follow the steps. 

You can also subscribe to receive job alerts whenever a vacancy is posted using the same link

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