Vacancies: Digital Media and Communications Consultants
 
An international non-profit organization with operations in over 35 countries worldwide is looking for individual consultants in the areas of digital media & communications. 

The consultants will provide support institutional development of organizations in the region. 

The assignment will involve training the client in the following areas;
  • Use of new media technologies to leverage coverage in mainstream media
  • Use of new media technologies to communicate with stakeholders
  • Hard copy and video editing skills to effectively communicate with stakeholders.
  • Message framing to get the best coverage
  • PR 2.0 - interactivity tools and audiences, Content Management including multimedia content, Search Engines Optimization (SEO) - website promotion, e-publishing - e-newsletters as well as social media platforms optimization - Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, Blogs, flickr, LinkedIn etc.
Qualifications
 
This opportunity is open to individual applicants only. Interested applicants should meet the following qualifications:
  • A minimum of a Master’s degree in communications or digital media.
  • Professional training in digital and social media will be an added advantage
  • A minimum of 7 years’ consultancy experience in the communications and digital media.
  • Experience in supporting regional African organizations
  • Experience in working with civil society, government and inter-governmental institutions
  • Experience in working with international donors
  • Excellent facilitation and training skills
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Excellent oral presentation skills
  • Fluency in English
  • Bilingual consultants i.e. French and English, will have an added advantage
Pre-qualification Procedure
 
Applicants will be screened for the purpose of pre-qualification. 

The pre-qualification procedure is a proactive measure intended to speed up the process of contracting consultants for the provision of services. 

The applicants that are pre-selected will be included in a database and will be considered for engagement on relevant assignments.

How to Apply
 
Interested applicants are requested to send a CV and cover letter expressing interest to D.N.A. 1722 P.O. Box 49010 - 00100 GPO and/or EAconsulting@gmail.com.

Only pre-selected applicants will be contacted for further discussions on possible employment opportunities.

Closing Date: The deadline for submission of applications is September 20, 2014.
 
Candidates that do not hear from us by September 30, 2014 should consider themselves unsuccessful.

Teachers Service Commission Sub-County Directors

The TSC established under Article 237 of the constitution is mandated to undertake Teacher Management functions.

Applications are invited from professionally Trained Graduate teachers for the position of TSC Sub – County Directors.

Successful candidates will be deployed as TSC sub-county Directors.


Duties and Responsibilities


  • Responsible for Teacher Management functions at the sub-County.
  • Process staffing data of educational institutions in the subcounty.
  • Enforce Teacher Registration in all Educational Institutions.
  • Ensure equitable distribution of teachers in the sub county.
  • Ensure adherence to the values and principles of public service and promote the Teachers Service Commission core values
  • Facilitate the process of teacher recruitment.
  • Monitor, evaluate and report on teacher performance.
  • Implement TSC policies on teacher management at the subcounty.
  • Any other relevant duty assigned.

Requirements

  • Must be holders of a Bachelor of Education Degree or Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts with a Post graduate Diploma in Education
  • Must be conversant with
  1. Trends in Education and Training
  2. Curriculum development, implementation, supervision and Evaluation.
  3. Structure and functions of TSC under the new constitutional dispensation
  4. TSC Code Regulations for Teachers and the Conduct on Ethics and relevant legal provisions.
  • Must be a public servant with a teaching experience of not less than 10 years.
  • Be at Job Group ‘N’
  • Must comply with the requirement of chapter six (6) of the constitution and have maintained a clean performance record.
  • Have posted good performance in implementation of school curriculum including National Examinations.
  • Master’s Degree, Computer Literacy and attendance of a Management Course is an added advantage.

Mode of Application

Applicants should apply online here on the form provided.

All fields in the form must be completed.

To access the application, one must open the TSC websitewww.teachersonline.go.ke and check advertised posts.

The closing date for this application is 2nd October 2014.


Call for Proposals

Finance Innovation for Climate Change Fund

Supporting microfinance institutions, agribusiness value chain actors and index based agricultural insurance partnerships to engage in Climate Smart Agriculture

The Finance Innovation for Climate Change Fund (FICCF) component of DFID’s (UKAid’s) Strengthening Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change in Kenya Plus (StARCK+) is a program managed by a consortium of HTSPE, Matrix Development Consultants and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). 

FICCF started operations in October 2013, focusing on facilitating and enhancing initiatives of the private sector in Kenya in the areas of adaptation and resilience to climate change and sustainable natural resources
management. 


The purpose of this fund is to complement other DFID investments by providing innovative finance to private sector agencies for climate smart investments.


FICCF intends to collaborate with Microfinance institutions and commercial banks with strong micro finance institution operations in Kenya to implement a 24 months Climate Smart Agriculture Component. 

The FICCF Initiative targets MFIs that can design and develop climate focused sustainable agribusiness finance products and services targeting small scale farmers and are able to collaborate and partner with private sector agribusiness value chain entities engaged in input supply, service provision, storage, processing and marketing. 

FICCF encourages applicants to propose innovative ICT solutions and agro weather advisory services and insurance partnerships. 

The partnership can be initiated by any relevant actor but the proposal will have to be submitted by the MFI on behalf of the partnership. Only one MFI is permitted in the partnership, but the other categories of the membership can have more than one member. 

MFIs eligible to compete for the program are strongly encouraged to carefully review the CSA design document and its annexes and submit proposals in accordance with the eligibility criteria annexed.

FICCF is pleased to announce a Call for Proposals, inviting applications from micro finance institutions operating in Kenya. 

The application procedure consists of a two-step process:

1st Step - Submission of concept note to present the basic elements of the proposal (max. 12 pages). 

Please download the application form from the website www.ficcf.com.

Applications must be submitted electronically to info@ficcf.com on or before 4th October 2014.

2nd Step - Successful submissions will be short listed and invited to submit full proposals.

FICCF will organize a workshop to clarify any question from interested parties.

Interested parties willing to attend the workshop should contact info@ficcf.com for further information on or before 16th September 2014 and to register participation.

Support

  • FICCF provides funding support in the form of repayable grants to micro finance institutions (MFIs) for on-lending to small scale farmers and private sector actors (such as input suppliers, on-farm service providers, aggregators and processors) along the value chain for the selected commodities.
  • MFIs will be required to leverage this fund to increase the total value of portfolio and some indications are that it should be in the ratio of 1:3
  • FICCF will provide a technical support grant up to a maximum of 20% of total support to provide agro-weather advisories and complementary technical climate smart agriculture services to run in conjunction with the loan programme.

Criteria

  • Lead applicant must be a Micro-Finance Institution or commercial banks with strong micro finance institution operations in Kenya.
  • Evidence of a strong Governance structure
  • Strong focus on agriculture investment with an agricultural strategy.
  • Strong financial capacity demonstrated by balance sheet, number of borrowers, turnover, etc.
  • Relevance and structure of the proposed partnership with agribusiness and insurance providers.
  • Appropriateness of the proposed CSA investments.

Commodities Targeted by the Proposed CSA Programme: Short cycle maize (combined with legume intercrops), Sorghum, Cassava, Dairy cattle, Poultry (indigenous chicken), Fish (tilapia).

For further information, please see www.ficcf.com or Contact: info@ficcf.com
Republic of Kenya

County Government of Migori

Expression of Interest for Provision of Online Web-Based Fuel and Vehicle Tracking System

The County Government of Migori is planning for the implementation of a web-based online fuel and vehicle tracking system for better control of its existing fleet of vehicles and machinery spread across the county to achieve efficient vehicle use and fuel management.

The County Government of Migori invites qualified and experienced information technology firms with evidence of similar assignments especially in Public Sector.


The fleet management systems provider shall be responsible for implementing the solution to achieve the following broad domains amongst other capabilities:


  1. To provide online authorized vehicle use and control.
  2. To provide vehicle perimeter fencing services (route deviation alert) by provision of a reliable SMS and voice settings.
  3. To save on fuel cost against vehicle misuse and abuse.
  4. To provide ability to generate reports e.g mileage, speed chart e.t.c.
  5. Ability to stop and resume the engine via a command.
  6. Ability to operate the solution on real time basis.
  7. To safeguard the vehicle against carjacking and thefts.
  8. To improve on the security of drivers and personnel.

The EOI responses shall include demonstrated details of the above as part of the statement of qualifications stated below;

  1. Understanding the assignment
  2. Experience in similar undertakings
  3. The firm’s human resource base and their qualifications

The EOI documents must be accompanied by copies of the following as well;

  1. Company profile
  2. Business certificate of incorporation
  3. PIN and VAT certificates
  4. Valid tax compliance certificate
  5. List of at least 3 similar projects undertaken.

Interested firms must submit an original and two copies of the EOI with all the necessary documentation in a plain sealed envelope clearly labeled FLEET AND FUEL MANAGEMENT EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (MC/140/2013-2014) along with a covering letter on or before noon 22nd September 2014.

The documents shall be deposited in the tender box situated in Migori County Headquarters (formerly Municipal Council offices) addressed to:

County Secretary
Migori County Government
P.O.Box 195-40400
Suna –Migori.

The EOI shall be opened soon thereafter at the County headquarters in the presence of bidders or representatives who choose to attend.

County Secretary
Migori County
Waumini Co-operative is a national Sacco based in Nairobi offering financial services to members. 

We intend to fill the positions below on 2 years renewable contracts:

Assistant Systems Administrator 
(1 Position)

Key Responsibilities to this Position

  • Ensure the routine maintenance on ICT equipment is carried out.
  • Ensure that virus protection software is installed on all PCs are updated regularly.
  • Providing technical support to system users and ensuring system & equipment maintenance.
  • Perform system administration tasks including required upgrades & integration.
  • Train staff in application usage and troubleshooting.
  • Ensure timely printing and delivery of periodical member statements.
  • Ensure that the society’s software and networks are working at all times.

Minimum Qualifications and Attributes

  • Advanced Diploma in Information Technology.
  • High integrity.
  • Team player.
  • At least 2 years experience in a financial institution.
  • Accounting qualifications.
  • Possess a Certificate of Good conduct.

How to Apply

Interested applicants MUST fill the online application form; submit their current CV giving their day time telephone contact, (3) referees who should be present or previous employers and a covering letter explaining suitability for the position to hr@wauminisacco.com on or before

NB. Please include the Position Title you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Waumini Co-operative is a national Sacco based in Nairobi offering financial services to members. 

We intend to fill the positions below on 2 years renewable contracts:

Finance Manager

Key Responsibilities

  • Cash flow management
  • Preparation of management and financial reports
  • Coordinating auditing of Sacco reports
  • Customer service from finance perspective
  • Inducting, coaching and motivating Finance Staff
  • Investment of Sacco funds
  • Budget preparation and monitoring
  • Performance management of finance operations
  • Compliance to statutes, policies & Board resolutions
  • Monitoring, evaluation and improvement of internal controls -
  • Formulate a strategic financial plan encompassing directing and control process to enhance the overall business growth.
  • Ensuring that there is effective and prudent financial controls and risk management procedures in place to provide a sustainable assurance and improvement of the organisation assets,
  • Strongly maximize income while reducing expenses.
  • Formulating a sustainable and cost effective processes and product development
  • Promoting a positive ethical and corporate culture practises.
  • Manage and prepare timely monthly, and year end accounts closure,
  • Oversee and make sure that all accounting functions are thoroughly concluded to presentation for auditing, and responding to correspondents thereon
  • Maintain an up to date financial position of the organisation
  • Be a team player in development, nurturing and improving synergies within the institution to effectively attain the set objectives.

Minimum Qualification & Attributes

  • A Bachelor’s degree in business related field
  • CPA K
  • Membership to a professional body e.g ICPAK
  • 3 years’ experience at the same level in a financial institution
  • Good analytical, communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • High degree of integrity
  • Track record of good management and development skills
  • Knowledge of computerized accounting systems

How to Apply

Interested applicants MUST fill the online application form; submit their current CV giving their day time telephone contact, (3) referees who should be present or previous employers and a covering letter explaining suitability for the position to hr@wauminisacco.com on or before

NB. Please include the Position Title you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
Waumini Co-operative is a national Sacco based in Nairobi offering financial services to members. 

We intend to fill the positions below on 2 years renewable contracts:

1. Marketing Manager

Key Responsibilities

  • Undertake product research and business development strategies
  • Drive all membership development services to enhance loyalty, retention and growth
  • Develop and implement membership drive strategies according to market trends and member demands
  • Coordination of Public Relations activities
  • Promotion of Society’s services and image
  • Marketing and selling the Society's products both BOSA and FOSA to the members and potential members.
  • Recruitment of new members.
  • Represent the society in any forum as directed by Chief Executive Officer or Board of Directors.
  • Educate the members on all society's applicable policies, new products and functions of the society's activities.
  • Recruitment of new members.
  • Prepare periodic reports to the Chief Executive Officer performance of the society in relation to the department.
  • Promote, foster and protect members' interests in relation to the core society functions.
  • Customer Retention.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Chief Executive Officer.
  • Ensure that marketing activities are within the approved budget

Minimum Qualification & Attributes

  • University Degree in Bachelor of Commerce, Business Administration (marketing option).
  • Diploma in Marketing or equivalent certification will be an added advantage.
  • Must demonstrate outstanding leadership qualities and professional competence in marketing management.
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience preferably in Financial sectors such as SACCOs and banks.
  • Membership to a Marketing professional association.
  • Knowledge of accounting, credit and lending principles.
  • Knowledge of SACCO practices and legal requirement will be an added advantage
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated track record of team work.
  • Effective organization, time management and problem solving skills.
  • Possess a Certificate of Good conduct.

How to Apply

Interested applicants MUST fill the online application form; submit their current CV giving their day time telephone contact, (3) referees who should be present or previous employers and a covering letter explaining suitability for the position to hr@wauminisacco.com on or before

NB. Please include the Position Title you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
United Nations Development Programme
 
National Individual Consultant for Philanthropic Foundations Project
 
Background: Over the past decade, the Millennium Development Goals, or MDGs, have been critical in mobilizing resources and driving real progress on some of the world’s most pressing problems. 

With the MDGs’ deadline of 2015 fast approaching, discussion over what should succeed these goals known as the “Post-2015 development agenda” is an important collective undertaking for anyone concerned with international cooperation. 

As this agenda, also referred to as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), is being negotiated, there has been a push to utilize international funding for development more effectively through enabling innovative models of collaboration by a wider group of partners and stakeholders.
 

The Post-2015 Partnership Platform for Philanthropy (the Platform) project, focuses on philanthropy’s input into this developmental landscape by helping grant makers to better understand the opportunities for engaging in the global development goals processes. 

It will help to build a collective voice for philanthropy in the global discussions on the Post-2015 agenda, something welcomed by many governments. 

The project will also assist governments and the UN system in comprehending the added value of philanthropy’s direct engagement, including amplifying the voice and action of their grantees and partners in determining and achieving international targets and strategies.

Objective: The objective of the Individual Consultant is to provide support to the development of the platform activities in Kenya.

Application Procedure
 
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their applications which should include the following:
  1. UNDP Personal History Form (P11) Template provided
  2. Detailed Curriculum Vitae
  3. Proposal for implementing the assignment - Template provided
Please quote the following references on the subject line “Philanthropic foundations project”

Applications should be emailed to consultants.ken@undp.org to reach us not later than Friday, 26 September 2014 by 4.00 P.M Kenya Time.

Please see the Terms of Reference, the P11 form, the Individual Contract Proposal form and the Terms and Conditions of Individual Contracts by visiting the UNDP Kenya Website: -http://www.ke.undp.org/content/kenya/en/home/operations/procurement
Site Engineer - Overhead Transmission Line Project

Location: 
Nairobi

Our client, an Engineering & Construction company in Nairobi is looking to recruit a highly qualified and motivated individual to fill the position of Site Engineer for construction of a 400KV Overhead Transmission Line (OHTL).
 
Job Summary: You will oversee and supervise the construction of a 400KV Overhead Transmission Power line.
Requirements:

  • B.Sc. / HND in Civil Engineering or related field.
  • Post graduate qualifications in Project Management shall be added advantage
  • Possess a minimum 7-10 years post-graduate experience in civil engineering projects.
  • Must have specific experience in the energy sector in construction of high voltage OHTL (132KV, 220KV or 400KV).
  • Good working knowledge of computer based construction management and contract administration software like MS Projects and MS Office proficiency
  • Sound financial planning and cost control abilities
  • Technical competence to advice on all engineering / project matters
  • Good oral and written communication skills including ability to effectively undertake site meetings and represent the company in client meetings
  • High and unquestionable integrity 
  • Ability to deliver under pressure
How to Apply:  
 
Interested candidates to send applications via email to jobs@fanisi.net by deadline of 24th September 2014.

In your application, kindly quote your current and expected salary.

Only those fitting the requirements will be contacted.

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