Vacancy: Production Supervisors
 
Minimum qualification is a Diploma in Dairy Technology / Food Science and Technology. 

Two years experience in a similar position, preferably in dairy processing. 

The positions demands one to possess ability to lead and manage teams within strict timelines.
 
Qualified and interested persons can apply to hr@kinangopdairy.co.ke with a detailed CV and indicate current salary details, so as to reach us by deadline 4/11/2014

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Seeking: Human Resources / Administration Officer
 
Do you want to make a difference in Somalia?
 
Do you enjoy travel and adventure?
 
If you answered yes to all two questions and would like to join a dynamic team working on stabilization initiatives in Somalia please read on.
 
USAID Transition Initiatives for Stabilization (TIS) program
 
Background: The Transition Initiatives for Stabilization (TIS) program is funded by USAID and responds to the complex crisis that has evolved in Somalia. 

The overall program goal is to mitigate conflict; to promote stability and community cohesion, and to strengthen citizens’ relationships with government officials. TIS implements quick impact activities linked to longer-term stabilization goals.
 
The TIS program is currently seeking a skilled, diplomatic, effective, and highly motivated Human Resources / Administration Officer.
 

The HR/Admin Officer will be responsible for HR and Admin functions and administrative matters from the Nairobi Office. 

The Officer will be given a portfolio of offices to support in the field and will cover for the HR/Office Manager when he/she is out of the office. 

He /she main function would be human resource management be responsible for managing procurement of office supplies, day to day operations and supporting operations as a whole. 

This position will require some knowledge of Somali culture, Kenyan and Somali labor laws, highly developed collaboration and networking skills and the exercise of discretion, judgment, and personal responsibility.
 
He will design and maintain the filing system, assist with recruitments, make photocopies, assist with travel and visa arrangements whenever necessary and perform other administrative functions as requested by the HR/Office Manager (Nairobi).

Qualifications:
 
Education:
  • Degree in Business Administration or Human Resources or any other relevant field.
Work Experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in write English,
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a similar position.
  • Working knowledge in using Microsoft Office required.
  • Honesty, confidentiality and integrity required.
  • Cultural sensitivity.
  • Ability to work with strict deadlines.
  • Competency in performing multiple functional tasks.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
Languages:
  • English language fluency required. Somali language fluency preferred.
  • Interest and availability to travel throughout Somalia required.
Base of Operations: Nairobi, Kenya with frequent travels to project areas in Somalia.
 
Do you have the above qualifications and skills? 

Please send

(1) a CV 

(2) current position and salary history and 

(3) three professional references (Direct Supervisors) to tisdairecruitment@gmail.com and copy tis@dai.com. 

Closing date: Wednesday, October 29 2014. 

Please note only short listed candidates will be contacted.

 Please put the subject for the position you are applying for.

Vacancy: Senior Travel Consultant (120-150K)
 
Industry: Tour and Travel
 
Location: Nairobi
 
Salary: Kshs. 120,000 - 150,000
 
Our client is one of the largest Online Travel Agency. They seek to hire an operations Manager someone to lead the Kenya Operations team and work with the Country Manager to build Kenya’s best travel agency. 
 
Job Purpose: Overall leadership, supervision and provision of guidance to Operations team, which encompasses Call Centre, Customer Service and Telesales functions, so as to ensure that overall company objectives are met.
Key Responsibilities

  • Advocating excellent customer service and leading by example
  • Monitoring and enhancing team performance; provide individual coaching & support
  • Ensuring correct use of company systems
  • Implementation and tracking of standardized operations processes and procedures, and error minimization
  • Setting and measurement of KPIs and objectives for each team member
  • Continuous training of teams to ensure that team members meet performance standards as set out in their KPIs
  • Quality assurance of the team to ensure that company standards are continually met
  • Introducing and implementing best practice in Operations
  • Continual testing of company's website to ensure its proper functioning
  • Managing pricing and fares comparison procedures
  • Clear and concise communication to managers on all requested processes and feedback, and all pertinent issues that managers should be aware of
  • Other duties consistent and within the scope of the position
Skills and Requirements
  • 5 to 7 years’ experience with a travel agency, preferably one with a B2B product
  • At least 4 years advanced Amadeus knowledge including experience with ticketing and reissues
  • At least 2 years in a Team leadership position overseeing a team
  • At least one year of BSP Link experience
  • Microsoft Office packages (Excel, Word)
  • Languages essential: Fluent English and Swahili (written and verbal)
  • Lover of customers
  • Ability to manage, motivate and lead a team
  • Hands on ‘do-er’ with an execution mentality
  • Goal orientated and target driven; self-motivated
  • Be proactive and have a positive approach
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Be able to work well with all kinds of personality types
  • Be able to take instruction from managers, and act within the deadlines set
  • Ability to work under pressure and collaborate internationally
  • Flexible, adaptive and versatile
  • Patience and good attention to detail
This is a highly challenging role with vast opportunities. 

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 (Senior Travel Consultant  120-150K) to jobs@corporatestaffing.co.ke before 4th November, 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.
Celtic Cooling are experts in the field of design, supply and installation of energy efficient and environmentally-friendly refrigeration systems, air conditioning systems and turnkey solutions. 

Our goal: to create the best circumstances to store our customers products. 

Our clients are varied and international. 

Headquartered in Nieuw-Vennep in The Netherlands, we have four branches worldwide in Kenya, Ethiopia, Ghana and Kazakhstan.

Our branch office in Kenya is looking for a General Manager
 
Overview of Role: The General Manager is responsible for all aspects of the branch’s daily operations.

The GM will need to among others, plan, direct and coordinate the various aspects of his/her operating area. 

The GM will need to ensure that operations run smoothly and according to company policy and that vendors and suppliers are properly and correctly compensated and ensure that they continue to meet the needs of the company. 

The GM will usually report to executive staff members such as the vice president, director or chief operating officer.

General Requirements:
  • At least 5 years’ experience in the European business market.
  • Technically minded person, preferably with knowledge and experience in refrigeration and / or HVAC (heating, ventilation and air-conditioning).
  • Fluent in English (written & verbal). Local languages a plus.
  • Good / fair knowledge of local labour laws.
  • Knowledge of local markets.
  • Excellent basic computer skills; MS office, outlook. Knowledge of AutoCAD, MS projects a plus.
  • Excellent multi-tasking, organisational, interpersonal, delegation, administration, financial and leadership skills.
  • Contactable references is a must.
Qualification Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in one / more of the following : business management, administration, accounting, finance, (business related field) or an engineering degree.
  • And / or recognised diploma’s or courses in above disciplines, from accredited institutions only.
You are requested to send your CV and application letter before October 31th to:

Celtic Kenya Ltd
Managing Director
P.O. Box 25195-00100, 
Nairobi, Kenya

Or by email to info@celtic.nl

Vacancy: Medical Officer
 
Must be registered by the Kenya medical practitioners and dentists board
 
Minimum 3 years experience in a busy health facility
 
Experience in pediatrics / ICU will be an added advantage
 
Qualified Candidates to forward their applications & CV to:

The Administrator
P.O. Box 46041 00100 
Nairobi

Email: afwanmedical@gmail.com

Vacancy: Farm Manager
 
Required for a large, well-established mixed farm.
 
Qualifications:
 
BSC Degree in Agriculture, Computer Literate, practical experience on a large scale mixed farm.
 
Must have experience of managing sheep and cattle on an intensive basis.
 
Must have an understanding of running and maintaining an efficient farm office, stocks and stores.

It is important to have financial qualifications.
 
Candidates must be responsible, able and self-motivated, and fluent in both English and Kiswahili.

Closing date for applications is the 7th November, 2014.

Please send applications to:

The Advertiser,
P.O. Box 63249, 
Nairobi, 00619
We are a leading National Sacco with a membership of over 13,000 spread across Kenya. 

We are seeking to fill the vacant position of Internal Auditor in Nairobi, Kenya. 

Reporting to the CEO, the Internal Auditor will be responsible for ensuring that all Sacco operations are in compliance with existing legislations, Sacco Rules, Regulations and Procedures and will have the overall responsibility to manage the Sacco’s Internal Audit function, providing an independent and objective appraisal of Sacco’s financial, operational and internal control activities. 

The position will also provide recommendations for improving these controls and other aspects of the business.

Key Responsibilities

  • Formulating and implementing the internal audit strategy to evaluate the Sacco’s operating standards
  • Initiating and maintaining internal audit controls systems for effective utilization of the Society’s resources
  • Coordinating internal and external auditors annual and interim audits
  • Preparing periodic audit reports for the Board
  • Ensuring compliance with established and internationally recognized management systems, administrative and personnel policies as well as procurement procedures
  • Conducting ad- hoc and special audit of systems and financial transactions
  • Evaluating the financial and operational procedures of adequacy and effectiveness of internal control systems
  • Advising the Board on audit, risk and control issues
  • Determining compliance with policies and procedures, by laws and other laws
  • Reporting functionally to the audit committee and administratively to the C.E.O
  • Performing any other duties that may be assigned
Education and Professional Qualifications
  • First degree in business related field from a recognized university
  • Certified Public Accountant CPA (K)
  • Proficiency in MS office packages and working experience in a computerized environment preferably an ERP
  • Member of ICPAK with a current good standing
  • At least three (3) years relevant experience, two (2) of which must be in a senior audit position in a financial institution or co-operatives sector.
  • Knowledge of credit and lending principles
  • Adequate knowledge of Regulatory framework in the financial/Sacco sector will be an added advantage
Interested candidates MUST submit current CV giving day time telephone contact, email address, (3) referees who should be present or previous employers and a covering letter explaining suitability for the position addressed to the Chairman on or before November 04, 2014 to:

DNA No. 1731
P.O. Box 49010-00100
Nairobi

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Republic of Kenya
 
Samburu County Government
 
County Public Service Board

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Samburu County Public Service Board Wishes to recruit Competent and Qualified persons to fill the following vacant position as per the constitution of Kenya 2010 under Articles 235 and the County Government Act No. 17 of 2012 Section 45.

Chief Officer - County Department of Surveying, Physical Planning and Housing

(1 Post)
 
Duties and Responsibilities
 
The County Chief Officer shall be the authorized officer in respect of the exercise of delegated powers and shall be responsible to the respective County Executive Member for:
  • The Administration of the department.
  • Implementation of policies and departmental plans.
  • Development and implementation of department strategic plan.
  • Formulate and implement effective programmes to attain vision 2030 and sectored goal.
  • Promote National Values and Principles of Governance, and Values and Principles of Public Service.
Requirements for Appointment
  • Be a Kenyan Citizen.
  • Be a holder of at least first degree from a University recognized in Kenya with relevant qualifications, experience of 7 years and knowledge applicable to Land management, Land Surveying, physical planning and Housing.
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.
  • Understand diversity within the County.
  • Senior County Executives Management Course or strategic leadership development programmes is an added advantage.
  • Masters degree in relevant and applicable field will be an added advantage.
How to Apply
 
1. All applications should be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked on top left side, indicating the position applied for and submitted to:
 
The Secretary,
Samburu County public Service Board,
P.O Box 3-20600
Maralal

2. Hand delivered applications should be dropped at the office of the Secretary county Public Service Board located at Samburu Central District Education office Building Maralal;
 
3. All the applications should reach the secretary on or before 10th November, 2014;
 
4. Shortlisted candidates will be required to produce their original identity cards, academic and professional certificates and testimonials, and shall be only ones to be contacted;
 
5. Samburu County government is an Equal opportunity employer; youth, women and persons with disability are encouraged to apply;
 
6. For candidates to meet the requirements of Chapter six of the constitution of Kenya, applicants must obtain the following clearances:
  • Tax compliance certificate from KRA
  • Clearance certificate from HELB
  • Clearance certificate EACC
  • Certificate of good conduct from criminal investigation department.
  • Credit reference bureau clearance certificate.
UNDP Kenya invites applications for the following position:

Post Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist
 
Contract Type: FTA
 
Grade / Band: NOD
 
Direct Supervisor: Head of Resident Coordinator’s Office / Strategic Planning Adviser
 
Duration: One year, renewable subject to funding and performance

Date of Issue: 22 October 2014

Closing Date: 31 October 2014

Background: UNDP is seeking the services of a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist to be based at the Country Office in Nairobi.

Under the overall guidance of the UN Resident Coordinator, and the direct supervision of Head of RCO Office/Strategic Adviser in the Resident Coordinators Office (RCO), the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will be responsible for the coordination and operationalization of the results-based Planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting system of the 2014-2018 United Nations Development Assistance Framework. 

The M&E Specialist will have the lead role in improving the quality and results orientation of UNDAF supported Monitoring and Evaluation Framework and in developing institutional capacity in results-based management (RBM). 

He or She will work in close consultation with UNFPA being the lead agency for Monitoring and Evaluation of the UNDAF as well as the UN Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Working Group.

Required Skills and Experience:
 
Education:
  • Master’s degree in Economics, Development Studies, Demography, Statistics, or equivalent domain; Post graduate degree, Diplomas, Certificates or courses taken in project management, RBM and/or M&E
Experience:
  • 10 years post qualification experience with 10 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the field of monitoring and evaluation.
  • Experience in aid coordination M&E mechanisms;
  • Prior experience working with the UN system or other multilateral interagency coordination would be an asset;
  • Computer literate;
  • Excellent analytical and writing and verbal communication skills;
  • Excellent knowledge of English. Working knowledge of Kiswahili
The full terms of reference for the position can be accessed on the UNDP Kenya e-Recruitment portal on the UNDP Kenya website -http://www.ke.undp.org

Notice
: UNDP, as a matter of practice, does not charge any application, processing or training fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

“UNDP is an equal opportunity employer which strives to achieve overall balance in its staffing patterns”.

Our client, an application development outsourcing organisation with a focus on the European market are looking for a Senior Software Tester with minimum of 2 years experience with a recognized digital agency and strong interpersonal skills.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Web applications testing
  • Feature, usability testing and front end web testing
  • Testing of applications with large user bases
  • Compatibility testing, usability, functional and content testing
  • Cross browser testing
  • Mobile testing
  • Writing bug reports and analysis
  • Performance / load testing and interpretation of results
  • Prepare documentation as required (Google documents)
Qualifications:

  • Must have 5 years experience as software tester or UI tester
  • Bachelor degree in computer science / IT or a related discipline
  • Must have experience working with JIRA software
  • Proficient in planning, writing, and executing test specifications / plans
  • Excellent testing knowledge & ability to use latest testing technology and standards
  • Knowledge in software development life cycle & software test life cycle methodology
  • Strong quality, risk quantification & management skills
  • Ability to work in an agile fast paced environment
Education: Bachelors degree
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Career Level: Mid Level (5+ years experience)
Salary: Monthly gross salary: Competitive remuneration depending on experience

Applications
Please send your up to date CV to: 

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

Deadline: 30th October 2014
 
Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

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

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

Masmec Ltd is a Management and Training Consultancy providing solutions to institutional development in Strategic Management, Human Resource Management, Marketing Management, Accounting & Financial Management, Research and Baseline surveys. 

A vacancy exists for a Business Development Executive within our firm for an outgoing go-getter who has a passion for customer service and success.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Prepare sales proposals, matching appropriate services to client requirements, follow up and closing sales.
  • Business development through new and existing customers to surpass set targets.
  • Organize, implement customer orders, invoice and collect payments
  • Liaise with team members to actively exploit sales opportunities and exchange information.
Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in business related field with emphasis on Marketing / Sales / Strategic Management.
  • Computer proficiency in MS Office suite and SPSS. Ability to update and manage a website is an added advantage.
  • Understanding of the Business Management and Training industry will be an added advantage
  • Strong interpersonal skills, good communication and presentation skills (verbal, written)
  • Well groomed, results oriented, energetic go-getter with a positive can-do attitude
  • Experience in business development or similar position will be an added advantage, as well as experience in tendering and proposal / report writing.
  • Be aged between 26 – 32 years
Interested candidates should submit their applications complete with CV and copies of certificates to recruitment@masmecltd.com with the subject title “Sales and Marketing Executive” so as to reach by close of business 31st October 2014.

Candidates that do not qualify need not apply.  

Only successful candidates will be contacted.
Our client a well established Safari Company is looking for aMotorbike Messenger who will be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Personal Attributes:
  • Attention to detail.
  • Team Work and Leadership.
  • Excellent references.
  • High level of integrity.
  • Knowledge of vehicle licensing i.e. KRA advanced tax procedures, vehicle inspections.
Education: Certificate
 
Job Type: Permanent
 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
 

Career Level: Mid Level (2+ years experience)
 
Salary: Monthly gross salary: Ksh . 25,000 /=
 
Applications
 
Please send your up to date CV to: 

hospitality@summitrecruitment-kenya.com
Summit Recruitment & Training, Blixen Court, 
Karen road, Karen.

Deadline: 25th October 2014
 
Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

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

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

Our client, a leading Commodity Processing and Export Company with operations across East Africa is looking to fill the position of aFinancial Controller at one of their subsidiary companies in Rwanda, Kigali. 

He/ she MUST have a minimum of 5 years experience in agriculture and Export business.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Overall responsibility of the finance department and providing leadership to the accounting team.
  • Manage all accounting operations.
  • Financial and tax planning and modeling.
  • Budgeting and forecasting.
  • Preparation of timely management accounts and financial reports.
  • Preparation of annual financial statements and overseeing external audit process.
  • Accurately maintain financial records to meet local legal and tax requirements and preparation of monthly tax returns.
  • Finance team development.
  • Contribute to the development and execution of the company´s growth strategy.
  • Fulfill role of 2IC to Managing Director.
Qualifications:
  • Must have a bachelor’s degree in Commerce and majoring in Accounting/Finance option.
  • Must be CPA / ACCA.
  • Must have at least 5-10 years of experience in financial management.
  • Preferably have International / East African regional management exposure.
  • Experience in agricultural commodity trading and export business a distinct advantage
  • Strong financial management skills.
  • Proven analytical skills.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Work successfully under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent people management and communication skills.
  • Excellent IT skills and proficiency in all MS Office applications and accounting software, preferably SUN Systems.
  • Strong & positive leadership skills.
Education: Bachelors degree
 
Job Type: Permanent
 
Location: Kigali, Rwanda
 
Career Level: Senior Level (5+ years experience)
 
Salary: Monthly gross salary: Ksh . 408,000 - 510,000/=(Approx. 4,800 - 6,000 USD)depending on experience

Applications
 
Please send your up to date CV to: 

brillian@summitrecruitment-kenya.com
Summit Recruitment & Training, Blixen Court, 
Karen road, Karen.

Deadline: 25th October 2014

Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

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

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

Our client a global FMCG Manufacturer Company with retail presence and production facilities across the world is looking to fill the position of an Electrical / Mechanical Engineer.

He / she  MUST be registered with the Engineering Board of Kenya.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Supervise a team of technicians & operators.
  • Design, develop and maintain electrical control systems according to required specifications, focusing on safety, reliability, quality and sustainability.
  • Manage projects researching suitable solutions and estimating costs and timescales.
Qualifications:

  • Must have a bachelor of Science degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering from a recognized University.
  • Must have a minimum of 6 years working experience in a busy manufacturing firm.
  • Must have commercial awareness.
  • Must have lean sigma six.
Education: Bachelors degree
 
Job Type: Permanent
 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
 
Career Level: Senior Level (6+ years experience)
 
Salary: Monthly gross salary: Ksh . 150,000 - 180,000/=(Approx. 1,764 - 2,352 USD)depending on experience

Applications
 
Please send your up to date CV to:  

hr@summitrecruitment-kenya.com
Summit Recruitment & Training, Blixen Court, 
Karen road, Karen.

Deadline: 31st October 2014
 
Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

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

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

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

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

Mercy Corps is looking for committed and dynamic individuals to take up the following position.
 
Digital Farmer Capability Lab Manager – Nairobi, Kenya
 
This position is based on an award of funding.
 
Program Summary: The AgriFin Accelerate program will operate in three African countries (Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia) utilizing a market ecosystem approach, working with carefully selected partners to build sustainable models, where farm and crop management tools and financial services are "bundled" in affordable, unified platforms on mobile phone channels to promote mass uptake commercially. 

The program involves three interrelated components that seek to address low farmer productivity and capability, and improve institutional ability to deliver appropriate products and build ecosystems to drive scale. 

We work with farmers, banks, mobile network operators, MFIs, financial service providers, research institutes and other ecosystem players in well-defined partnerships to sustainably bundle services, leveraging the offer and outreach of all partners, while increasing the range of services, access points and value for farmers. 

The program works with partners to identify, prototype, test and scale successful mobile-enabled services for smallholders, with a key focus on expanding access to financial services, using a rapid iteration approach to product development and client-centric design techniques.
 
General Position Summary: The Digital Farmer Capability Lab Manager (DLM) will provide strategic management and direction for the AgriFin Accelerate Digital Farmer Capability Lab (DL) implementation across in Kenya, Tanzania, and Zambia, working directly with program partners including banks, MFIs, insurance companies, mobile-network operators, farmer unions, Ministries of Agriculture and agribusinesses. 

The purpose of the DL facility is design, test, and roll-out capability building tools throughout the product life cycles, leveraging both digital and traditional delivery mechanisms, that assist smallholder farmers (SHF) in accessing and utilizing program services with maximum impact. 

The DLM will engage with program teams during mobile-enabled product development exercises to identify farmer capacity building needs through farmer-centric research and work to adapt or develop tools (marketing, products, services, partner staff orientation, and materials) to enhance the financial inclusion of small-holder farmers by program partners. 

In addition to the development of these capability-building tools, viable business models and value-add services must be developed for their delivery in order to ensure long term implementation at scale with a focus on embedded services within program partners. 

Significant attention will be placed in learning and best practice, testing and iterating new methods and supporting expansion of models which have proven impact and viability. 

The DLM works under the direct supervision of the Program Director and coordinates closely with technical teams, Country Managers, and Research Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (RMEL) Manager. 

The DLM will identify and manage external consultants as needed. 

The DLM will also engage with RMEL and Communications team members to ensure learning is collected, distilled and communicated as planned.
 
Essential Job Functions:
 
Program Implementation:
  • Lead program learning in best practices and innovation in farmer capability building to ensure that the full program teams across all countries are informed and working optimally.
  • Support the external learning and communications agendas around innovations for partners and ecosystem players.
  • Regular desk review of global best practice as well as ongoing learning meetings with program stakeholders related to capability building, working in coordination with country managers.
  • Prepare field reports, social media postings and blogs for mass communication regarding the farmer capability building aspects of the program.
  • Take the lead in identifying potential capability-building partners and user-interface experts.
  • Work with strategic partner Dalberg to complete due diligence on partners to identify institutional strengths, weaknesses and capacity for program implementation and ultimate scale.
Lead Capacity Building Tool and Channel Development:
  • Engage in the development of all partner relationships and product roadmaps related to farmer capacity building tool development and delivery, liaising directly with the Deputy Program and Country Directors.
  • Lead design sessions which drawing on rapid product iteration and testing approaches, identifying and utilizing technical consultants as needed, as well as providing direct capacity building for partners as feasible.
  • Ensure a focus on adapting existing and/or identifying and testing impactful tools and methods of delivery that leverage technology to the fullest extent.
  • Ensure that tools are incorporated into overall program impact evaluations, with successful tools being shared to the fullest extent with program partners and the market at large.
  • Ensure that tried and tested tools and models will be packaged into capability building toolkits for public use.
Technical Support for Market Assessments:
  • Work with RMEL and country managers to structure and implement market assessments to drive meaningful farmer capability building.
  • Ensure that there is a special focus on understanding farmer needs related to financial inclusion and productivity gains, as well as trusted channels and embedded models for delivery of training for farmers, such as cooperatives and farmer extension services.
  • Ensure that market assessments focus on the “pain points” of small holder farmers to guide product and service development and overcome the barriers for the small holder farmers so they can increase their access, usage and utility of services.
  • Ensure that research targets leading and alternative technology companies to provide services to smallholder farmers.
  • Support the work of the RMEL Manager around implementation of the RMEL agenda related to the delivery of capability-building services, including tools, methodologies and delivery channels viably reaching SHF with impact.
  • Oversee, review and report on relevant deployed product and tools results using established metrics and key performance indicators at a client, institution, and systems level.
Program Representation and Stakeholder Engagement:
  • Proactively outreach and market capability-building services for SHF.
  • Proactively engage with program stakeholders to inform coordination and collaboration, including agricultural extension networks, research institutes with content, farmer cooperative groups and other sources of training, training content and training delivery.
  • Logically and simply visualize complex systems orally and in presentations.
  • Actively support program planning and reporting efforts related to capability building for SHF.
  • Ensure that programming works within Mercy Corps’ market systems rubric and international best practice.
  • Provide technical leadership within the team in capability-building, including regular trips to the radial offices to support Country Managers and Program Officers to build their capacity in the sector.
Organizational Learning: As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve - we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.

Supervisory Responsibility:
  • Direct supervision of: N/A
  • Reports Directly To: Program Director
  • Works Directly With: Technical teams, Country Managers, Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Manager, Communications Manager, Finance staff.
Knowledge and Experience:
  • MA/S or equivalent in finance, business, user-design, international development or related field of study
  • 8 years’ experience in relevant training and capability building implementation including 3 years in a senior management position in a financial institution, consulting firm, or related-entity.
  • Strong understanding of financial capability tools and best practice in emerging markets for low literacy populations
  • Demonstrated experience in mobile-enabled financial services. Strong preference for candidates with experience in financial product design, testing, and deployment for adult and youth clients.
  • Demonstrated experience in financial capability building activities using embedded and digital delivery channels. Background in consumer education a plus.
  • Understanding of and experience with improving financial inclusion for smallholder farmers a plus
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English (Swahili a plus), including report development, writing and editing. Client-facing or farmer-level interviewing experiences a plus.
  • Proven experience demonstrating the value of client-centered design through verbal and visual presentations.
  • Formal experience in human-centered design a plus.
  • Experience in East Africa preferred, especially in Kenya, Tanzania, and Zambia preferred
Success Factors:
  • The ideal candidate will have a strong curiosity for understanding and working effectively within the three diverse countries which AgriFin Accelerate operates.
  • S/he will be an excellent communicator, multi-tasker, and able to work in ambiguous situations. 
  • S/he will be a tolerant and flexible individual able to work in difficult and stressful environments and follow procedures.
  • S/he will be a team-player with a positive attitude toward problem solving and conflict resolution.
  • The successful candidate will be focused on team-building and capacity-building of national staff; be a strategic thinker, have strong skills in design monitoring and evaluation of development programs and maintain a sense of humor.
Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should submit a cover letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing three professional references (including a recent supervisor) to hr@ke.mercycorps.org. 

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

Applications without the right subject heading will be automatically disqualified. 

Please do not attach any certificates.

(Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We will only get in touch with shortlisted candidates.)
 
NB: Mercy Corps does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

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