Effective with the release of this position announcement, Winrock International will be recruiting applicants for the following position:

The position will be based in Kakamega, Kenya

Position Title: Financial Management Specialist

Job Code Reference: KYYC001

The Financial Management Specialist will work with youth Bunge organizations and SACCOs to provide support and training on organizational financial management, oversight and grants management and financial compliance.


Key Responsibilities

  • Train, mentor and provide direct support to youth leaders in all aspects of financial and administrative management of their organizations.
  • Ensure that all YYC- Western grant recipients understand financial administration, documentation, reporting and management.
  • Assist the grant recipients, County Bunge Forums (CBFs) and SACCOs are compliant with the USAID regulations and Winrock Policies.
  • Maintain close collaboration with all relevant CBF and SACCO members in preparation of proposals and financial reports.
  • Oversee and ensure forward planning and preparation for Winrock and USAID report writing, and timely submission of financial documentation and financial reports are submitted to YYC-W.
  • Ensure that related administrative financial processes and procedures are standardized and consistently implemented throughout the program, including milestone check list, milestone disbursements, and partner capacity-building training

Education and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce or Business Administration (Finance or Accounting option)
  • Qualified holder of CPA (K) with at least three years post qualification experience.
  • A minimum of five years’ experience working on donor-funded projects preferably proven experience in financial reporting on USAID or USDOL.

Skills:

  • Experience and ability to provide direct training/coaching to youth and leadership of youth organizations. 
  • The successful candidate must possess strong workflow management skills; 
  • good interpersonal skills with ability to work cooperatively and diplomatically with a culturally diverse group of people.

Applications:

If qualified and interested in any of the positions, please send current CV and cover letter to Kyycw.Vacancy@winrock.org referencing the job code in the subject line no later than October 3, 2014. 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

All applicants will be treated with strict confidence.
Saman Associates Ltd. is currently in the process of recruiting a Senior Project Manager for one of it’s clients in construction and engineering offering solutions in the following fields: General Building construction; Civil Engineering works “roads”; Civil Engineering works “water”; Electrical Engineering works; Mechanical Engineering works

Vacancy: Project Manager, Construction

The incumbents will be responsible for the following:

  • Provide leadership in development and implementation of the strategic thrusts to enhance profitability and shareholder value;
  • Support the operations and administration Board by working closely with the MD;
  • Advise the Board on matters relating to change and improvement opportunities;
  • Implement Board decisions efficiently and effectively while keeping the Board informed on all strategic issues;
  • Direct, coordinate, control and manage the company’s construction and engineering solution departments;
  • Drive the growth of business volumes by overseeing the development and delivery of relevant projects and identifying markets for business expansion;
  • Develop Technical Standards and criteria to guide in the performance of the various infrastructural & Electro-mechanical works;
  • Formulate and implement best practice management principles and promote sound corporate governance and ethical standards;
  • • Advise the Managing Director and Board on all matters relating to Building/Civil Construction & Electro- Mechanical Functions;
  • Ensure that appropriate management structures and policies are developed and implemented to ensure compliance in line with the applicable statutory, legal and regulatory requirements and standards and manage existing and emerging business risks;
  • Manage feasibility studies for new projects. Research and compile information for presentation to the MD;
  • Manage project budget, schedule and cash flow in accordance with goals;
  • Review design documents, site plans, improvement plans for project coordination and accuracy;
  • Check availability and location of all utilities, including sanitary sewer, water, and electricity;
  • Check the cost involved in gaining access to these utilities as well as any development impact fees;
  • Oversee multiple projects that will include;  hiring and approving work completed by subcontractors as well as negotiating contracts and developing a budget and a timeline for the completion of the project;
  • Liaise with team/ construction team, architects, designers and stakeholders of the project to facilitate communication, decision making and problem solving;
  • Maintain a proactive public relations policy which include corporate social responsibly, thereby enhancing the corporate image;
  • Network and contribute towards development of the building sector by maintaining strong relationships with key stakeholder – both local and international.

The successful candidate should have the following qualifications:-

  • Bachelors degree in Construction Project Management, Structural or Civil Engineering;
  • Diploma in Project Management or Strategic Management;
  • Three (3) years’ experience in management of multiple projects with a successful track record of distinguished leadership in the construction sector;
  • Thorough knowledge of legal issues and safety standards in the construction industry;
  • A transformative change leader with undisputable integrity and a track record of strong management and leadership skills and a high degree of accountability;
  • Excellent people management skills;
  • A highly analytical and strategic thinker with good conceptualization skills and strong business acumen;
  • Effective time management and logical decision making ability.

If you believe you qualify for this position, please send your CV and details of your current and expected remuneration to recruitment@samanassociates.co.ke

Only qualified candidates shall be contacted

Sportpesa is seeking to recruit a Java Developer who will provide full software lifecycle expertise to the software development team

The role will have complete responsibility for the quality, accuracy and sustainability of the assigned software development. In addition, it is responsibility of this role to ensure that all assigned work is performed within the agreed constraints, specifically the time and budget.

Minimum Qualifications

  • University degree in Software Engineering or Computer Science
  • Strong experience with multithreaded & multi-process real-time applications
  • Extensive experience in architecting, designing and developing highly scalable N tier software with C++ and Java
  • Strong Component & N-tier Architecture, excellent Object Oriented design and programming skills (SOA, Web Services, XML)
  • Experience with fine tuning real-time server systems for performance, reliability and scalability
  • Minimum 2 years of Cross-platform mobile development experience
  • Minimum 2 years in development of web services, database (SQL- flavour, Oracle and MYSqL SQL) and GUI development
  • Experience with source control, code coverage tools and automation tool
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with team members and managers 

Additional Qualifications / Certifications

  • Good command of  Python, C++ and JAVA technologies
  • Experience with WEB, Mobile and XML tools
  • Knowledge of Database connectivity tools (Oracle, MySQL)
  • Experience in a web hosting environment or supporting a development environment
  • Exposure to managing, securing, and performance tuning Web / Java application servers

Interested candidates who qualify for this position should send their CV to hr@sportpesa.com before 1st October 2014

Sportpesa is seeking to recruit Assistant Graphic Designer who will be responsible for designing the graphics, ensuring that they are exciting, innovative and appropriate for the target market culture.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Campaign creation for digital and print work, above and below the line
  • Print ad design for magazines‚ national newspapers‚ digital media ‚ POS and sponsorship
  • Act as a front line brand guardian to help ensure the integrity of our brand.
  • Develop a visual identity for each media, keeping all elements consistent in style for both the base game and all subsequent bonus games. 
  • Designs innovative and exciting graphics for new games.  
  • Creates innovative themes and story board graphics.  
  • Executes an initial idea visually from the conceptual stage, through to production and conceptualizes the artistic look and style of a product. 
  • Works with Software Developers to ensure appropriate platform development. 
  • Conducts research and development activities on maximizing the use of existing technology, creates design efficiencies and evaluates design packages and tools. 
  • Provides recommendations based on expertise.

Skills and experience required

  • Superior skills in the Adobe product set including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and ideally After Effects and flash
  • High degree of creativity and innovation
  • Good typography, layout and art working skills
  • Working knowledge of other web design/development tools such as HTML, CSS and Wordpress
  • A relevant degree
  • Passionate, friendly and expert in all that you do

All interested candidates who qualify for this position should send their CV to hr@sportpesa.com before 1st October 2014

Resource Mobilization Officer

Industry: NGO

Location: Nairobi

Salary Range: $500 - $600

Our Client, an international, non-sectarian organization which promotes an innovative value-based approach to peace building is seeking to recruit a Resource Mobilization Officer. 

The candidate will be a key figure in the organization and will work closely with all the departments to ensure that he/ she is an accurate voice of the organization when liaising with funding agencies.


Key Tasks and Responsibilities


  • Develop and implement a resource mobilization strategy for all organization programs based on strategic assessments of budgets.
  • Identify potential donors for organization programs and activities, 
  • Develop a donor database, 
  • Respond to calls for proposals and undertake follow-up of potential funding opportunities.
  • Manage and build new partnerships with public and private sector institutions to ensure funding for new programs and activities and foster support for the organization.
  • Explore and develop strategies for long-term sustainability of the organization
  • Develop business plans in collaboration with the finance department to initiate income generating activities.
  • Any other duties as may arise from time to time and as may be assigned to the Employee.

Professional Skills and Competencies 

  • Diploma/ Degree in English, Communications, Business Management, Marketing or related field desired. 
  • 2-3 years of related experience, 1 year of which has been spent in grant/resource mobilization, funding or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the skills knowledge and ability necessary to perform the tasks. 
  • Experience in an NGO preferred. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work within a multicultural environment.
  • Team building capability.
  • Excellent communication skills

To apply, send your CV and a one page cover letter, explaining how your skills and experience apply to this role to cvs@flexi-personnel.com before Wednesday 1st October 2014. 

Clearly indicate the position applied for and your minimum salary expectation on the subject line.

Only qualified candidates encouraged to apply
Vacancy: Finance Director

Reports To: CEO and PSI Country Representative

Supervises:

  • Senior Manager, Finance
  • Accounts Manager
  • Payroll Accountant
  • Financial Analyst

The Organisation: Population Services Kenya (PSK) is a local NGO working in the health sector with a mission to improve the lives of Kenyans.  

PS Kenya is part of the PSI network which is a global health non-profit whose aim is to make it easier for people in the developing world to be healthy and plan their families by marketing affordable health products and services.  

PS Kenya’s management team drives some of the most innovative programs in the PSI world. This is a team that you want to join!


The Job: Your value add to PS Kenya will be your general strategic contribution, and your financial expertise in particular, to our management team. 


You will also be expected to enhance operational efficiency, integrity and transparency of financial and administration operations, based on the needs of the organization. 

Enhancing donor compliance and the effectiveness of the policies, procedures and standards by which our financial, administration, logistics, physical and information resources are managed will also be core.  

Key Responsibilities:

  • Strategic financial planning and technical support: provide leadership to annual budget preparation and monitor utilization against strategic objectives; provide financial expertise in proposal development
  • Reporting: ensuring the preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual statutory, financial, management and or donor reports
  • Systems, processes and controls: provide leadership on the utilization of Lawson ERP, establishment and enforcement of internal financial procedures and controls
  • Provide PS Kenya management with necessary support and information on donor requirements, on donor projects performance, etc and recommend ways to increase program efficiency and effectiveness;
  • Risk and Compliance: monitor procedures of local platform; manage the external audit and ensure audit recommendations are being implemented; and manage the resolution of government and donor audits as they pertain to grant management and compliance;
  • Representation: Participate actively in partner, donor and others meetings, working groups and other coordinating bodies;
  • Tax compliance: apprise self and all on local tax legislation and other statutory requirements, manage tax exemptions, VAT reimbursements, annual tax returns, and annual NGO board returns
  • Optimal management of PSK cashflow: operating advance requests, cashflow forecasting and management to ensure optimal utilization, and security of available cash resources;
  • Payroll management including: preparation of staff payroll and payroll returns, pension management and performing duties as a trustee for staff pension scheme;
  • Monitoring program activities: vendor pricing & payment, credit sales control, inventory management, staff advances, cash and bank management and petty cash and resolve project financial issues
  • Departmental management: preparation and monitoring of departmental budget, managing, developing, mentoring and coaching the finance team, ensuring excellent performance and effective succession planning in the department.

Who We Are Looking For!

A seasoned leader who easily engages peers, supervisors and subordinates, has a results focus and is open to new ideas.  

In addition you will have:

  • Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Finance, Economics or Commerce or equivalent, and CPA(K)/ACCA qualification with valid membership
  • 10+ years’ experience in financial management, 4 years at management level which includes large donor funded projects and Board level reporting 
  • Strong leadership skills with proven strategic and analytical thinking capabilities 
  • Customer centric with superior communication skills - written and oral - and relationship building and management skills;
  • Strong consensus-building skills with the ability to drive change and innovation

How to Apply:

Your application, including a cover letter highlighting the experience that is relevant to this role, a detailed CV, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees, should be sent to:

Adept Systems
Management Consultants
Email: recruit@adeptsystems.co.ke

Closing date: 3rd October 2014

Visit www.pskenya.org for more information

Vacancy: Partnership Facilitator

Location: Vihiga

Company description: A US based NGO.

Job Description: The Partnership Facilitator will facilitate all Kenyan partner projects by supporting local community groups to design, implement and monitor community or group projects. 

The Partnership Facilitator will lead regular meetings with each group where they will guide them through the  planning process and provide leadership support.

The Facilitator will also engage with these community groups so they can implement their own development projects, and provide advice, creative problem-solving ideas and on-going support throughout the implementation process.


The Partnership Facilitator will also work with the Training Coordinator and external experts to build the capacity of each group to ensure the sustainability of  impact.


Essential Job Functions:

Project facilitation (80%)

  • Support local community groups to develop proposals for submission for review
  • Facilitate implementation of selected projects  through regular check-in meetings with local community groups to assess project progress and help the community deal with challenges
  • Management and delivery of  project contributions to ensure project success
  • Provide regular reports to  office on project and partnership indicators to ensure targets are being met
  • Other duties as assigned.

Capacity building (20%)

  • Conduct regular capacity assessments for selected groups and create  Capacity Development Training Plans for each group
  • Organise in-house trainings for groups, based on Capacity Development Training Plans – in collaboration  with the Education and Training Coordinator.
  • Identify and contract external trainers where necessary

Skills Specifications

  • Exemplary project management and leadership skills
  • Capacity to motivate, inspire and train local community groups
  • Self-motivated and able to work without direct supervision – a “can-do” attitude
  • Strong analytical skills and a flexible and creative approach to problem solving
  • Strong interpersonal and effective communication skills both orally and in writing
  • Competence with MS Office applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel and Access – database experience an advantage
  • A passion for sustainable community development and empowerment
  • Ability to operate effectively and meet targets in a fast-paced environment,  and thrive as part of a dynamic and evolving team

Qualifications and Experience:

  • University degree in any field, but particularly Engineering, Economics, Public Health or Community Development
  • Minimum 1 year experience working with local community groups and implementing development projects in rural areas
  • Previous experience in organizational development and/or capacity building (desirable)
  • Qualification in project management (desirable)

To Apply: eMail your CV to cv@dumaworks.com with the subject line Partnership Facilitator
Plastic Injection Molding Technician

Industry: Manufacturing

Location: Nairobi

Salary: Kshs 50,000

Our client is a local Plastic Manufacturer that provides solutions for the business, private sector, government and everyday consumers. 

They seek to hire a mould technician, whose sole purpose is to operate and tend to plastic molding processes and procedures.


Responsibilities:


  • Use technical knowledge and skills to ensure that we are utilizing the appropriate methods and processes for each manufacturing application
  • Develops and implements solutions to a wide range of product, manufacturing, or business needs
  • Make decisions guided by established policies and procedures
  • Support production through continuous improvements and daily production support
  • Perform root cause investigations and implement corrective actions

Qualifications/Skills

  • Higher National Diploma in a related discipline, such as Mechanical Engineering or Plastics Engineering with additional design or manufacturing
  • Experience 5 years and above
  • Maintenance knowledge and skills to safely, effectively and efficiently disassemble, clean, troubleshoot, and assemble 50% to75% of company’s active molds.
  • Demonstrate sound mechanical reasoning, knowledge of mold function, and a desire to improve his/her own plastics processing knowledge as it relates to mold function.
  • Able to measure and calculate basic (static) tooling stack-ups to determine component preloads and clearances or verify print dimensions.
  • Familiar with hot-runner function, basic maintenance and troubleshooting techniques like probe tip cleaning, removal, and reworking; and basic electrical troubleshooting on probes, heaters, thermocouples, and manifolds.
  • Able to demonstrate the ability to work methodically and meticulously during repairs on molds.
  • Able to make clear, concise data entries into mold-maintenance manuals.
  • Has the hand tools and operating skills for basic machine-shop equipment (grinder, mill, lathe, micrometer, caliper, etc.)

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 (Plastic Injection Molding Technician-50k) to vacancies@corporatestaffing.co.ke before 7th October, 2014

Kindly indicate current/last salary on your CV

N.B: We do not charge any fee for receiving your CV or for interviewing

Only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted.
Architect Building Construction

Industry: Interior Design

Location: Nairobi

Salary: 75K gross

Our client a top interior design company based in Nairobi seeks to hire an experienced Creative graphic designer whose main responsibility will be to Plan, design, and furnish interiors and formulate design which is practical, aesthetic, and conducive to intended purposes

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Meeting clients or account managers to discuss the business objectives and requirements of the job
  • Inspecting and surveying a site
  • Researching and drawing up plans; interpreting the client's business needs and developing a concept to suit their purpose;
  • Estimating the time required to complete the work and providing quotes for clients;
  • Developing design briefs by gathering information and data through research; thinking creatively to produce new ideas and concepts
  • Sending designs to manufacturers for production purposes
  • Briefing the procurement department on the details of orders confirmed.
  • Showroom Orientation to Walk-in Clients
  • Illustrates concept by designing rough layout of art and copy regarding arrangement, size, type size and style, and related aesthetic concepts.
  • Prepares work to be accomplished by gathering information and materials
  • Using innovation to redefine a design brief within the constraints of cost and time;
  • Presenting finalized ideas and concepts to clients or account managers;
  • Working with a wide range of media, including photography and computer-aided design (CAD)
  • Proofreading to produce accurate and high-quality work;
  • Contributing ideas and design artwork to the overall brief;
  • Demonstrating illustrative skills with rough sketches; working on layouts and art working pages ready for print
  • Keeping abreast of emerging technologies in new media, particularly design programs such as InDesign, QuarkXPress, FreeHand, Illustrator, Photoshop, 3ds Max, Acrobat, Director, Dreamweaver and Flash; developing interactive design;

Qualification, Experience & Skills

  • Minimum 3 years experience in the same capacity, preferably with the Building & Construction Industry.
  • Minimum degree in graphic design. Or a diploma in Graphic Designer with very good spoken and written English.
  • Candidate should have a command on operating Graphic Software’s – CorelDraw & Photoshop. 
  • Preference will be given to incumbents having additional qualifications of AutoCAD, Archicad, Web design software’s and familiar with 3D Graphic presentations.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong creative skills matched with a desire to produce outstanding design.
  • High level of organization skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Resourcefulness and ability to manage several tasks and projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.

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 (Architect Building Construction-75K) to vacancies@corporatestaffing.co.ke before 7th October 2014

We do not charge any fee for receiving your CV. Kindly indicate your salary on the CV

Only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted.
The Association for the Physically Disabled of Kenya (APDK) is a Public Benefit Organization providing Rehabilitation Health care services to Persons with disabilities in collaboration with Government line Ministries in Health, Education and Social Security and Development in Kenya. 

The Organization has branches in Mombasa, Nairobi, Kisumu, Nakuru’ Eldoret, Kisii, Busia, Siaya, Machakos and Embu with support to 32 Counties. 

We wish to recruit a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer to be based at APDK National office Headquarters in Nairobi.


Duties and Responsibilities 


  • Collecting, compiling and analyzing monthly and quarterly analytical M&E reports (both qualitative and quantitative) from Branch Managers and preparing consolidated progress report for project management in accordance with the approved reporting formats.
  • Review and develop standardized M & E Reporting tools in line with the international and National requirement. 
  • Write qualitative and quantitative reports, lessons learned and case studies of the project activities.
  • Oversee, manage and guide M&E data collection and data entry and link with other Government reporting standards.
  • Undertake regular visits to the field, evaluate project performance and disseminate them as appropriate in consultation with the National Programs Manager.
  • Document the learning and success of the project for wider dissemination.
  • Working directly under the National Programs Manager and National Director.

Job Requirements: 

  • Basic degree in Social / Behavioral Science, Monitoring and Evaluation, Health information Systems or any other relevant qualification.
  • At least 3 years relevant working experience in Monitoring & Evaluating program activities.
  • Knowledge on health and disability issues and ready to work with Persons with disabilities.
  • Experience in working with the health sector and donor funded programs e.g. USAID, EU, JICA, DFID.
  • Demonstrate ability to work both independently and in team settings.
  • Computer literate and experience with e.g. statistical software (STATA, SSPS).
  • Excellent analytical and interpersonal skills.
  • Ready to travel most of the time.

If your background matches the above requirements, please send us your letter of Applications, including your current curriculum vitae citing your current remuneration in a work document.

Persons with Physical challenges are encouraged to apply.

Applications with CV, three references, current and expected remuneration to be submitted to:

National Director/CEO,
Association for the Physically Disabled of Kenya (APDK),
P O Box 46747 – 00100, 
Nairobi

Waiyaki Way – opposite ABC Place/Oilibya Petrol Station

So as to reach him not later than 7th October 2014

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