Brand Managers
 
Job Ref: MKT 08/2014

The Position
: Reporting to the Head, Business Marketing the job holder will be required to develop and execute activity plans that drive the business growth and objectives of assigned brands in order to realize customer numbers, revenue and product penetration of assigned products.

Key Responsibilities
  • Development and execution of marketing plan for the assigned products and/or business units.
  • Work closely with the unit heads, product development team and sales teams to achieve the business objectives. Participate in projects driven by the respective business units supported.
  • Campaigns/Promotions - The key components of this item are:
  1. Develop briefs for campaigns and promotional projects in line with the business and brand objectives.
  2. Work with partner agencies and suppliers to ensure timely execution of promotional projects and campaigns with the aim of achieving the business and brand objectives.
  3. Implement an internal marketing plan
  4. Regular performance tracking and compilation of a report on each activity which is circulated to the respective stakeholders.
  5. Close out all campaigns/promotions with a duly signed off report.
  • Coordinate partner agencies and suppliers to execute product activations for the products effectively within set timelines.
  • Conduct Market Intelligence – The key components of this item are:
  1. Utilize research reports such as Brand Tracker, Usage and Attitude surveys and product specific surveys to inform and develop marketing plans.
  2. Track and analyze assigned product performance through sales numbers and value, monthly Share of Voice (SOV) and monthly competitor advertising and industry trends, and utilize to prepare monthly reports with recommendations to the line manager.
  • Work closely with regional sales teams and branches to ensure sales support at marketing activations and events as well as provide sales teams with any required support during sales driven activities.
  • Liaise with Procurement to ensure merchandise ordered is as per correct specification and meets brand guidelines. Liaise with Procurement to ensure supplier sourcing is done in accordance to budget and business needs while maximizing savings through effective negotiations with service providers.
Position Qualifications & Experience

For the above position, the successful applicant should have:-
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from an institution recognized  by Commission for University Education
  • Possession of a postgraduate degree or professional qualification in a Marketing will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a Marketing or similar role.
  • Experience in Marketing & Sales.
  • Knowledge of Banking Operations.
  • Demonstrate excellent Planning and organizing skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Project Management Skills.
  • Proven track record in delivering results.
The above position is demanding for which the bank will provide a competitive package for the successful candidates.  

If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the criteria given above, please submit your application with a detailed CV, stating your current position, remuneration level e-mail and telephone contacts quoting the job title/reference in the subject field to recruitment@kcb.co.ke

To be considered your application must be received by Sept. 26, 2014.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
The Ocean Basket Franchise Group is a resounding success now with more than 160 restaurants established worldwide. 

This phenomenal global expansion in just 17 years or one every six weeks, is due to our unshakable recipe for success: an exciting menu of top quality seafood at remarkably affordable prices, plus excellent and friendly service

Ocean Basket is now opening in Nairobi, at The Oval, Westlands in September/October 2014. 

We focus to bring a new dimension to the Kenyan dining scene, since at our restaurant you'll find friendly people, a home-from-home feeling and great value for your hard-earned money.

Recruitments

The following positions are open for Application with a reasonable starting salary and a safe working environment.

  1. Sushi Chefs
  2. Fryer Chefs
  3. Bartenders
  4. Waiters / Waitresses
General overview of Duties and Responsibilities

We are seeking qualified applicants to join our professional restaurant team. 
 
The successful candidate should have a strong ethic, be responsible for restaurant operations per their designation and ensuring our high standards level are met.

Qualifications and Requirements
  • A Minimum of two years working experience in a high ranking restaurant or hotel
  • 20-28 years of Age
  • A minimum grade of C in K.C.S.E
  • Exceptional communication skills and great customer service skills
  • Excellent culinary expertise
  • Superior food and beverage knowledge
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Exceptional ability to multi task.
  • Immaculate personal grooming and presentation
  • A positive attitude, enthusiastic personality and a winning smile
Are you seeking to be part of a great team, at a great restaurant, in a challenging position with a growing company? 

If so, we might just be what you're looking for. 

Kindly send your CV together with a cover letter and a passport size picture to careers@oceanbasket.co.ke or reach us through 0727465188.

All candidates must state in the heading the job title being applied for.

Terms of reference for CBMNH Quality Assurance Officer to support to MI’s Community - based Maternal and New-born Health and Nutrition program in Kakamega Kenya

Background and Rationale: The Micronutrient Initiative (MI), is a leading international not-for-profit organization which works to ensure that the world´s most vulnerable populations, especially women and children in developing countries are provided the vitamins and minerals they need to survive and thrive. 

MI seeks to improve the survival and health of women and their newborns by ensuring that their needs for essential vitamins and minerals are met during the reproductive years, and particularly during pregnancy and after birth. 

MI undertakes various interventions to achieve this goal including through the Community-based Maternal and Newborn Health and Nutrition (CBMNH) program. 

PRONTO, a program funded by the Micronutrient Initiative, is a project of the University of Washington in the Department of global health that provides low-cost, highly realistic obstetric and neonatal emergency simulation training for inter-professional teams in resource-limited settings around the world. 

The training promotes kind, dignified, and culturally appropriate care of women and babies through interactive training modules that facilitate group discussion and self-discovery. 

PRONTO assists local teams in the diagnosis of system barriers and in identifying achievable strategies to improve patient safety and birth outcomes. 

The aim of the MI CBMNH program, of which PRONTO is a part, is to strengthen the capacity of the health systems in at least three sub-Saharan African countries to ensure that many more pregnant mothers and newborns are reached with proven health and nutrition interventions. 

MI is accomplishing this objective by implementing a series of proof-of-concept projects in Kenya with high probability for effective replication across the continent and beyond. 

These are organized to demonstrate strategies which improve the utilization and coverage of effective packages of nutrition and health services by pregnant mothers who are not already adequately covered by facility-based services, thus the projects are integrating careful monitoring and rigorous process and impact evaluations.
 
In order to evaluate the success of the proof-of-concept project in Kenya, theLinda Afyaya Mama na Mtoto project in Kakamega County intends to recruit the services of a Data Quality Assurance Officer

Currently, the project requires quality assurance activities for the near miss data collection tool as well as commodity surveillance (stock management) and tracking utilization of both facility-based service and community based service.Project partners are predominantly monitoring project activities, and the QA role will supportthis through assuring data completeness and quality. 

The instruments for data collection and quality monitoring include, the Near Miss form, stock out assessments for essential goods, and monitoring volume for post-natal and antenatal care visits.

This position is therefore of paramount importance to success of the project. 
 
Overall Purpose / Broad Function: Responsible for ensuring efficient, valid, and comprehensive facility based data collection in intervention and control clinics, which entails continuousfacility visits to collect data and monitor quality. 

The post holder will be part of the field team and work closely with other field officers and partner organizations to facilitate strengthening of data collection, analysis and dissemination andwill report to PRONTO’s Project Coordinator in Kakamega.

Requirements for the CBMNH QA Officer
 
The CBMNH Quality Assurance Officer should have the following qualifications and experience:
  • At a minimum, a Master’s degree from a recognized University  in Public Health, Nutrition,  or social sciences
  • MUST have a clinical background preferably a clinical Officer or a nursing officer
  • At least 3-5 years’ experience in supervision, monitoring and evaluation of maternal and child health services and familiarity with Ministry of Health MNH and nutrition policies and guidelines
  • SHOULD have facilitation skills in MNH and Nutrition high impact interventions’ training
  • Familiarity with data quality assessments at facility and community levels
  • Competence in data analysis using statistical software will be an added advantage
  • Familiarity with Standards Based Management and Recognition (SBM-R) and being a resident of Kakamega County will be an added advantage
Scope of work
 
Based in Kakamega, the Quality assurance Officer will:
  1. Spend 75% of their time visiting facilities for data collection; 25% of their time in the Kakamega office updating program partners and Project Coordinator
  2. Collect and validate data on facility utilization of ANC, Delivery and postnatal care services in implementation facilities.
  3. Conduct Monthly essential MNH commodity surveillance and update the project on the status to inform stop-gap procurement.
  4. In collaboration with MOH, lead in quarterly data quality assessments at facility and community levels in the project area.
  5. Conduct sample birth observationsto determine quality of delivery care
  6. Review and validate data used to determine incentives for CHWs, Birth companions and Health facilities.
Submit weekly reports to PRONTO’s Project Coordinator in Kakamega, which will then be shared with program partners

Reporting: The Assurance Officer will directly report to the Project Coordinator, PRONTO International
 
The internship period is estimated to be 15 months with a monthly remuneration of KES 120,000, plus other employment benefits as stipulated in the employee handbook.

Interested candidates are requested to fill in the application form on the link provided below after which, send their CVs only to jobs@uwkenya.org. 

To be considered for the position, do ensure to fill in the application form in the link provided below.
Please note that the above list of duties isn’t meant to be exhaustive and can change as guided by the Supervisor. 

Applications for this position are open up to close of business 30-September-2014.

Vacancy: Assistant Editor
 
Dubai-based ICT publishing house requires experienced Assistant Editor with writing / editing skills in IT, Mobility and Technology Trends.

The ideal candidate will be based in Nairobi and answer to Editors based in Dubai headquarters.
 
Send your resume and cover letter to: david@var-mea.com
Position: HR Assistant
 
Deadline to Apply: 26th September 2014
 
Start Date: 6th October 2014
 
Location: Nairobi
 
About Innovations for Poverty Action: Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a non-profit research organization that creates and evaluates approaches to solving development problems. IPA disseminates the results of its evaluations to policymakers, practitioners, investors and donors around the world.
 
The Busara Center for Behavioral Economics is a project under IPA that strives to understand and identify behavioral barriers intrinsic to human decision-making, both in the lab and the field. 

Busara has worked with a variety of researchers and policy-makers across multiple sectors, working to unpack mechanisms in the lab, apply them in the field, and ultimately inform policy to make programs more effective.
 

The HR Assistant will be responsible for providing support in Human Resources, Administrative Operations. The HR Assistant will report to the Head of Staff under the overall supervision of the Managing Director
 
Human Resources: The HR Assistant will be responsible for providing support in the various human resource functions, which include recruitment, staffing, training and development, performance monitoring and employee counseling.
 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Coordinate staff recruitment and selection process in order to ensure a timely organized and comprehensive procedure is used to hire staff.
  1. Assist in drafting and formatting Job descriptions in consultation with the relevant people e.g PA, PC, RM, DPD.
  2. Work with the Head of Staff to make sure the JD is posted on various job sites and networks, and in hard copy in the areas where we would like to recruit from
  3. Coordinate shortlisting of qualified applicants according to pre-specified criteria provided by hiring manager.
  4. Schedule and organize interviews
  5. Conduct reference checks on possible candidates
  6. Inform unsuccessful applicants
  7. Conduct exit interviews
  • Onboarding & Orientation
  1. Facilitate induction of new staff within Western and Nyanza region
  2. Draft schedule of orientation process making sure to inform PA/PCs to set aside time to make presentations to new staff
  3. Coordinate with HS & AO on planning an orientation with new hires to discuss IPAK’s policies
  • Performance Reviews
  1. Assist in ensuring that all staff are evaluated by their respective managers i.e PC/PA’s and PM’s and within the expected time frame as required by the HS.
  2. Assist in scheduling the meetings between the HR department and Projects; liaise with the HR department in cases where HS’s support is needed i.e due to performance of a staff or other issues linked to evaluations.
  3. Liaise with HR department on how feedback will be provided
  4. Notify relevant managers of approaching end of contract and follow up with renewals as instructed by managers
  • Leave/Sick Day/Holiday Monitoring
  1. Ensure that monthly leave days and sick balances are submitted to HR department within the stipulated time frame each month.
  2. Assist in tracking absenteeism within the project
  3. Assist in gathering leave forms and sending original sick leave sheets to the HR on monthly basis for filing purposes.
  4. Ensure that all staffs taking leave have the required approvals from their supervisors.
  5. Monitor all the Maternity/Paternity leave cases
  6. Assist by periodically reminding staff within the project to use leave days during the year to avoid carry forward and buying of leave days.
  7. Work hand in hand with the AO to ensure that submittance of timesheets is done timely and assist where need be.
Qualifications
 
Essential Requirements:
  • Diploma/Degree in Business Administration, Human Resource or Management
  • Minimum 1 year of relevant work experience in administration.
  • Good writing and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office packages
Desired Qualities:
  • Excellent communication and listening skills including highly effective multi-tasking skills with ability to coordinate and prioritize workload.
  • Experience in office management and administration will be an added advantage
  • A good team player
  • Proven leadership, management, interpersonal, decision making skills.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
To Apply
 
Please send a cover letter and detailed CV, 3 references, daytime phone number(s), and email address. 

Your CV should include your scores or grades and other measures of academic achievement, and details about any relevant work experience.

Applications are submitted by email to jobs-kenya@poverty-action.org, please ensure that the subject line reads: “HR Assistant REF NO: Busara-2014-09-01”. 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview. 

Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as applications will be reviewed on a Rolling Basis

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the (HR Assistant). The statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all possible duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary. Please note that IPA will never request any form of payment from an applicant. Applicants are encouraged to confirm the information listed above with IPA prior to releasing any extensive personal information to the organization. Please direct questions to jobs-kenya@poverty-action.org.

Vacancy: Global GAP Trainer

A Kenyan development organization dealing with management of Agricultural Value chains is seeking an individual or firm to provide training to over 800 farmers in Kwale County on Global GAP Standards to be implemented in production and marketing of Yellow Passion Fruit. 

The training of the farmers will be administered through already formed groups organized into Production and Marketing structures.

Objectives for the Consultancy: The main aim of the training is to introduce the farmers, Production and Marketing Centre management as well as Centre Production Coordinators to Global Gap Systems through systematic and in-depth training on good Agricultural Practices while introducing them to quality control systems and record keeping.

The farmers in the 21 Production and Marketing centres, the centre management, and the Centre Production Coordinators from the Collection Centres will be targeted for these training programmes.
 
Call for Proposals
 
Individuals or firms are invited to send a detailed proposal for undertaking this assignment.
 
The proposal should include:
  • Well elaborated methodology on how this work will be undertaken.
  • The timeline (man-clays) for the training and reporting.
  • Professional qualifications of the team to be involved in the assignment and experience in carrying out global gap training.
  • Detailed organization profile (for firms) and detailed CVs for individuals.
  • The budget (financial proposal), for the assignment should be submitted as a separate document and not as part of the technical proposal.
The assignment is expected to commence on Monday, 13th October 2014.

The Terms of Reference for the Assignment are available on request. 

Qualified individuals or firms should send technical and financial proposals (as separate documents) to globalgaptrainer@gmail.com by 12.00 noon on Friday 3th October 2014.

Proposals received after the stipulated date and time will not be considered. 

Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. 

eMail queries and answers will be responded to via email.
Industry: Social Business / International Development / Start-Up / Non-Profit
 
Employer: KOMAZA
 
Position: Business System Administrator
 
Function: Technology
 
Location: Kilifi Town
 
Comp / Benefits: Competitive, provides for a comfortable standard of living in Kilifi, Kenya
 
Application Deadline: Open until filled
 
Start Date: As soon as available

About KOMAZA: KOMAZA is an award-winning non-profit social enterprise working to end rural poverty by developing economic opportunities for smallholder farmers living in Africa’s infertile and drought-prone regions.
 
Founded in 2006 and based in Kenya, our innovative grassroots model dramatically boosts household income for rural families by equipping them with resources, knowledge and market linkages to produce high-value climate- appropriate crops on their previously degraded land.

The Role

The Business System Administrator will be responsible for assisting the technology manager in leading the IT and system development strategy for KOMAZA. 

He/She will partner with other functional teams to drive KOMAZA operations forward by developing appropriate technology solutions. 

This is a dynamic position that requires a creative mind combined with a proven ability to create and manage various parallel projects and implement business management solutions. 

The Administrator’s responsibilities will be broken into two primary objectives:
 
Design, Development, and Training of the Komaza Management System
 
You will work in conjunction with the current Technology Manager to perform the following tasks:
  • Determine operational objectives by studying business functions; gathering information; evaluating output requirements and formats.
  • Translate current business operations and detailed user requirements into system processes and data flows.
  • Maintain the Salesforce platform which will house the system and allow for future scalability and easy flexibility.
  • Monitor project progress by tracking activity; resolving problems; publishing progress reports; recommending actions.
  • Ensure the integrity of data within the system
  • Implement tailored office applications to aid in managerial processes. Create customized and interactive reports and trends.
  • Help configure mobile applications that will tie into the primary management system.
  • Train office and field staff how to utilize the system.
  • Provide technical support to office staff
  • Create and maintain websites and other mediums for external data presentation
  • Assist in improving internal IT operations
You will work in conjunction with the current IT Technician when needed to perform the following tasks:
  • Analyze and Implement technical training for staff.
  • Managing the web strategy - website, blog, wiki, and social media channels - with a view to improving ivisibility, fundraising, and recruiting.
  • Handling day-to-day IT needs at head office and helping to design and roll-out KOMAZA's network infrastructure for rural offices.
  • Creating and maintaining office protocol regarding IT assets and operability. Creating and maintaining an IT budget.
  • Maintain network operability.
Qualifications & Experience

The candidate needs to possess the following qualifications and experience:

Education: Top performing undergraduate and/or graduate background in Computer Science and/or Computer Engineering and/or Information Systems.

Relevant Work Experience 

MINIMUM 5 years of experience in systems development and IT management:
  • Research and Designing Business Management Systems
  • Software Engineering and programming
  • Computer Networks
  • Mobile Development
  • Database Design and Maintenance
  • End User Training and Support
  • Basic computer repair and troubleshooting
  • Interface and Graphic design with an emphasis on high usability
Computer Skills: Candidate needs a thorough understanding of the following technical skills:
  • A fundamental understanding of Software Engineering and Business Management Systems.
  • A fundamental understanding of Database Administration
  • Conceptual understanding of APIs
  • Highly refined logical problem solving
  • Microsoft Office: especially Excel and Word
  • System Administration: FTP, SharePoint, File Systems, Security Fundamentals
  • Web design and maintenance
  • A profound understanding of Human-Computer-Interaction
Analytical Skills
  • exceptional problem solving and analytical skills with impeccable business acumen.
Strong and proactive communicator
  • personable yet persistent; developing detailed and high-quality work output materials. 
  • Ability to convey project details to shareholders in a clear and concise manner.
Independent Manager
  • self-managing; 
  • managing multiple projects and deadlines; 
  • taking ownership over independent projects; 
  • budgeting; 
  • developing work plan, goals, and deadlines. 
  • Ability to take a task with little instruction and do everything necessary to carry it through to a timely solution based on quality and elegance.
Problem Solver at high and granular levels
  • excellent problem-solving and analytical skills and impeccable business judgement; 
  • ability to think “big picture” and dig into details.
High quality execution
  • executing projects/tasks and implementing recommendations – quickly and with flawless accuracy, with great systematic attention to detail.
Preferred
  • Salesforce Administration
  • Programming Experience
To Apply

Please visit http://www.komaza.org/recruiting/ go to the The Application Page to begin the application process.

The Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) is a public Institute established in 1997 to support public policy by contributing to the formulation of medium and long-term strategic perspectives for development of the country as well as developing the required human and institutional capacities.
 
This is achieved by undertaking economic forecasting, policy analysis and research, and through capacity building for the achievement of national development goals. It is governed by the KIPPRA Act No. 15 of 2006.
 
The Institute is seeking qualified candidates to fill the following position:

Job Title: Assistant Accountant

Ref. AA/2014
 

Grade: KIP 6
 
Division: Finance & Investment Division
 
Supervisor: Finance and Investment Manager, Accountant
 
Supervisory Responsibilities: None
 
Position Summary: The Assistant Accountant will providing support in the Finance Division by ensuring that accounting standards and practices are adhered to, payments processing, banking, assisting with preparation of quarterly financial reports.

Key Responsibilities
  • Financial data processing
  • Production of quarterly financial and management reports
  • Maintaining the fixed asset register
  • Preparing receipts and invoices
  • General Ledger and Bank reconciliations
  • Vouching and control of staff advances
  • Custodian of Petty cash and related transactions
Qualifications & Attributes
  • A  Bachelors degree in Commerce, Business Administration or Finance
  • Certified Public Accountant CPA Part II ,CPA-K will be an added advantage
  • Minimum of 3 years in a busy accounting environment
  • Experience in donor fund accounting desirable
  • Practical working knowledge of the Microsoft Navision Financial Reporting System
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Team player
Terms and Application Procedure

KIPPRA offers competitive terms and conditions of employment. 

Successful candidates will be employed on a 3-year contract, renewable on the basis of performance. 

Interested candidates are invited to submit an application letter indicating the reference number of position applied on both letter and envelope, copy of updated/detailed CV, copies of academic and professional certificates, current and expected salary, and names and contacts (telephone and e-mail) of three (3) professional referees who are familiar with the candidate’s qualifications and work experience. 

The application should be addressed to:

The Human Resource and Administration Division,
Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis,
Bishops Garden Towers, 2nd Floor, Bishops Road,
P.O. Box 56445-00200, City Square, 
Nairobi

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

All email applications should be sent to: hr-september2014@kippra.or.ke

Applications should reach not later than close of business 3rd October 2014.

KIPPRA is an equal opportunity employer. 

Any canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification

The Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) is a public Institute established in 1997 to support public policy by contributing to the formulation of medium and long-term strategic perspectives for development of the country as well as developing the required human and institutional capacities.
 
This is achieved by undertaking economic forecasting, policy analysis and research, and through capacity building for the achievement of national development goals. It is governed by the KIPPRA Act No. 15 of 2006.
 
The Institute is seeking qualified candidates to fill the following position:

Job Title: Internal Auditor

Ref. AUD/2014   
 

Grade: KIP 6
 
Division: Internal Audit.
 
Reporting to: Board Audit Committee
 
Supervisory Responsibilities: Assistant Internal auditor
 
Position Summary: Assess the adequacy of risk management, control and governance processes of the Institute; design and enforce systems for effective and efficient running of the Institute. 

Key Responsibilities

The key responsibilities are:
  • Review the reliability and the integrity of financial and operating controls and recommending effective control mechanism
  • Ascertaining the extent of compliance with the Institute’s established policies, procedures, and regulations
  • Working with External auditors to enforce and review audit recommendations
  • Identify and evaluate the risks that impact on the operations of the Institute then assist in identifying the appropriate strategies, policies, procedures and controls to manage these risks
  • Communicate audit issues and recommendations to the board and senior management through a comprehensive and complete audit reports.
  • Carry out forensic audits where and when required and as may be appropriate.
  • Secretary to the Board Audit Committee.
  • Follow up outstanding audit issues to confirm that corrective/remedial action is taken on reported audit findings and recommendations.
Desired Technical Qualifications
  • University Degree in accounting, finance, or Business administration. Masters will be an added advantage
  • At least 5 years experience in audit
  • Certified Public Accountant final-CPA (K)
  • Professional Qualifications in Audit: CISA, CIA, CFE, CRMA
  • Experience in using computerized auditing and accounting applications, risk management and internal controls
Behavioral Competencies
  • Ability to plan, work and execute projects with minimum supervision and to complete work within required deadlines
  • Demonstrate excellent analytical skills
  • Demonstrated high levels of initiative, autonomy, adaptability, maturity and sound judgment
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills with the ability to interact effectively with all levels of management and staff
Terms and Application Procedure

KIPPRA offers competitive terms and conditions of employment. 

Successful candidates will be employed on a 3-year contract, renewable on the basis of performance. 

Interested candidates are invited to submit an application letter indicating the reference number of position applied on both letter and envelope, copy of updated/detailed CV, copies of academic and professional certificates, current and expected salary, and names and contacts (telephone and e-mail) of three (3) professional referees who are familiar with the candidate’s qualifications and work experience. 

The application should be addressed to:

The Human Resource and Administration Division,
Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis,
Bishops Garden Towers, 2nd Floor, Bishops Road,
P.O. Box 56445-00200, City Square, 
Nairobi

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

All email applications should be sent to: hr-september2014@kippra.or.ke

Applications should reach not later than close of business 3rd October 2014.

KIPPRA is an equal opportunity employer. 

Any canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification
Network Infrastructure Integration and Support Specialist
 
Job Ref: IT 13/2014

The Position: Reporting to Network Infrastructure Integration and Administration Manager, the job holder will be required to provide technical support to Network Infrastructure service outages and service requests in line with business needs through integration, configuration, administration and management of Network Infrastructure elements across the Bank’s Enterprise Network while ensuring high availability and a secure data network for delivery of business services.
Key Responsibilities

  • Provision of timely and high quality and cost effective infrastructure
  • Maintenance of network up time and improvement of network management solutions
  • Improving network security to reduce threats of attacks
  • Researching on and deployment of modern technologies and their application of industry standards and best practices to network installations
  • Ensure that installations adhere to industry standards and best practices
  • Reduction of overall network infrastructure costs through increased efficiency and  convergence of services on the network
The Person

In order to be considered for the above position all applicants should have:-
  • Must have Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from an institution recognized by Commission for University Education. Must be a CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associates).
  • Possession of additional IT certification e.g. ITIL, CCNP, CCVP, CCSP and COTIT, will be a definite advantage
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in Information Technology with hands on experience in Networking (Routing and Switching).
  • A minimum of 2 years working experience with IP telephony systems-(Telephony and Voice).
  • Good understanding of emerging trends in the industry and possible improvements in corporate data and voice networks.
  • Proven skills in configuring security perimeter firewalls, IPS systems, and advanced security configurations on Cisco Devices.
  • Demonstrate in depth understanding of troubleshooting skills and resolution of Network infrastructure issues.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the Bank’s IT Policy and Procedures
  • Strong networking and interpersonal skills
  • A results driven “team player”, personality with a willingness and ability to work in a dynamic working environment
  • Excellent  planning and organizing skills
  • Excellent customer service
The above position is demanding for which the bank will provide a competitive package for the successful candidates.  

If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the criteria given above, please submit your application with a detailed CV, stating your current position, remuneration level e-mail and telephone contacts quoting the job title/reference in the subject field to recruitment@kcb.co.ke

To be considered your application must be received by Sept. 26, 2014.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. 

Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology – creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. 

FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories.
 
Associate Director, Laboratory Strengthening Project
 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
 

Reference: FHI360-ADLSP-102
 
Position Summary: The Associate Director will be the project’s senior supervisor and will oversee all aspects of performance for the laboratory strengthening project in Kenya.

Under the supervision of the Country Director, the Associate Director will serve as the project’s principal contact point for funder, government, civil society, and implementing partners. Associate Director will supervise and oversee project staff and consultants. 

S/he will have overall responsibility for ensuring that procedures are established and adhered to for activity development, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, procurement, budgeting, and financial accounting. 

S/he will provide overall supervision of implementing partners and ensure timely progress against schedules, achievement of deliverables, and quality of results.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Master’s degree in Public Health or other field related to Health with 7-9 years’ relevant experience in international development program management, cross-cultural communications, US Government rules and regulations. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree or its international equivalent in Public Health, or other field related to Health sciences with a minimum of 8 + years’.
Technical Officer, Laboratory Technologist
6 Positions

Location: 
Nakuru, Baringo, Narok, Mombasa, Garisa, Meru
 
Reference: FHI360-TOLT-103
 
Position Summary: The Technical Officer will be responsible for providing mentorship, coaching and regular updates to laboratory service providers. 

They will be responsible for working closely with the service providers to ensure that the quality of laboratory services are sustained across as defined by the MOH quality standards.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree or Higher National Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology or equivalent with at least 5-7 years related work experience within a clinical or research laboratory including experience with laboratory quality control and quality assurance systems and implementation; 
  • OR Diploma in Medical laboratory technology with 7-9 years of experience will be considered. Supervisory experience is preferred. 
  • Ability and aptitude to provide laboratory accreditation mentorship services and to perform quality assurance assessments against accepted national and international standards and regulations.
FHI 360 has a competitive compensation package and is an equal opportunity employer.

Interested candidates are encouraged to register online through FHI 360’s Career Center https://jobs-fhi360.icims.com where a detailed Job description will be availed.

Alternatively you can apply via email to: Kenya-HR@fhi360.org 

Please specify source in your application and quote the Requisition ID provided on the subject line while sending your application, CV/resume including salary requirements, to be received not later than October 3, 2014. 

Kindly note that only shortlisted persons will be contacted.

TATO Auto Spares is a well established and rapidly growing company based in Nairobi Kenya, dealing in motor vehicle spare parts and has a leading presence in other east African countries.
 
The company invites applications from suitably qualified and highly motivated individuals to fill the following positions based in Nairobi.
 
Customer Service Executives
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proficiency in both English and Swahili (spoken & written)
  • Diploma/degree in sales or marketing will be an added advantage
  • Good at mathematics
  • Excellent computer skills and fast in typing
  • At least 2 years’ experience in a sales or marketing position
Duties
  • Assist the field sales to collect the order according to the regional division
  • Ensure to get the order from customer while the field sales team is not there.
  • Process the order in the system according to the customers' order list
  • Record the customers' complain and requirement, and summarise to the supervisor.
Field Sales Executives
  • Proficiency in both English and Swahili (spoken & written)
  • Must have excellent communication skills
  • Be willing to travel around Kenya
  • Experience in field sales and marketing will be an added advantage
  • Be willing to work odd hours.
Duties
  • Directly responsible for the related region's sales.
  • Visit the customer in the assigned region, explore new markets and maintain the old customers.
  • Assist the product & marketing manager to conduct market research, collecting the information of fast-moving items and rare items, and buy samples if necessary.
  • Assist  team to collect the customer requirements in related region, such as requirement for price, some special items, promotion. 
  • And assist sales manager to adjust the sales strategy.
Interested candidates should submit their applications and curriculum vitae, mentioning respectively the position applied for to: recruitment.tatoautoke@gmail.com

Applications must be received on or before 25th September 2014. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and must avail themselves for interviews shortly there after.

A leading Systems Integrator Company based in Nairobi, is looking to recruit the following positions.
 
1. Project Manager (1)
 
Required Qualifications:
  • College / University degree in relevant discipline and 5 years’ experience in Project Management.
Purpose of the job: Oversee the planning, implementation, and tracking of projects which has a beginning, an end and specified deliverables.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Achieve operational objectives by contributing information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews; preparing and completing action plans; implementing production, productivity, quality, and customer service standards.
  • Define the scope of the project in collaboration with senior management.
  • Execute the project according to the project plan.
  • Meet financial objectives by forecasting requirements; preparing project budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions.
  • Ensure that the project deliverables are on time, within budget and at the required level of quality.
  • Evaluate the outcomes of the project as established during the planning phase.
2. Systems Engineers (2)
 
Required Qualifications:
  • College/University degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering.
  • 5 year Experience as a Systems Engineer.
Purpose of the job: Discovering system requirements and ensuring that the system meets the client’s
operational needs.
 
Duties and Responsibilities: Responsible for the planning and engineering of systems infrastructure, implementation and design of hardware, software and monitoring the systems performance.

3. Sales Representatives (5)
 
Required Qualifications:
  • College/University degree in Marketing & Sales.
  • 5 years’ experience in market study and brand exposure for contracting works/projects/tender acquisitions.
Purpose of the job: Study market and brand Company’s name. Expand Company activities where the
company has not executed Projects. Build strong relationships with existing and new clients.
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Increase company’s market share.
  • Study market and competition.
  • Smart market research.
  • New client’s acquisition.
4. Cash and Bank Accountant (1)
 
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • CPA (Part 2 Section 4)
  • 3 years’ experience in the same position.
Purpose of the job: Monitoring daily cash flows and controlling all interfaces with operating systems and banking, reconciling bank accounts.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Knowledge of cash management.
  • Bank reconciliation and banking relationship.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of “customers” staff, up to and including CFOs and CEOs.
  • Excellent QuickBooks & ERP systems competence.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work in a cross-departmental environment and to represent the Company in a competent and professional manner when working with partners.
5. Debt Collector (1)
 
Required Qualifications:
  • College/University education at least Diploma level.
  • 3 years’ experience in the same position.
Purpose of the job: Achieve collection target to ensure positive cash flow.
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Negotiating payments while continuing to build a positive relationship with customers.
  • Maintaining telephone contact with customers according to established guidelines and standards to ensure prompt payment.
  • Managing collection efforts with a high level of persuasiveness & professionalism.
  • Maintaining positive customer relationship and minimize bad debt exposure.
  • Some travel required.
Application and detailed CV to be emailed to jobssearchtoday@gmail.com before closing date on or before 26th September 2014.

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