Tetra Tech is recruiting for several positions to support the USAID funded Planning for Resilience in East Africa through Policy, Adaptation, Research, and Economic Development (PREPARED) Project. 

PREPARED is a five-year, multi-organization, comprehensive program aimed at mainstreaming integrated, multi-sectoral, evidence-based, climate-resilient development planning and program implementation into the EAC and its Partner States’ development agendas.

These positions will be based in Arusha, Tanzania at the East African Community (EAC) offices. 

Climate Information, Knowledge Management (IKM) and Communications Specialist

Provides technical guidance in the development and management of a climate change IKM network for the EAC Climate Change Coordination Unit (CCCU);

Conducts a knowledge gap analysis to inform the climate change audit;

Reviews and revises existing climate change information and communication technology (ICT) tools;
Contributes to the development and implementation of the EAC Climate Change Communication Plan including innovative, creative, proactive and reactive communication and advocacy strategies in line with the EAC Communication Policy and Strategy; and

Builds, maintains and supports a network of substantive contacts, including, but not limited to internal and external EAC partners; international, regional and Partner States’ stakeholders, development partners and media.

Qualifications:  


MA in IKM or ICT or related field; 5+ years experience in IKMS; 

Experienced in WAN and LAN configurations and GIS;  

Developed IT projects from conception to completion; and skilled in web design and hosting.

Climate Change Finance Specialist

Provides technical support on EAC’s climate change finance readiness activities including accreditation process as a Regional Implementing Entity (RIE);

Develops and supports climate change fund investment strategies in line with EAC mandate;

Leads the climate change resource mobilization process through project design, development and financing;

Analyzes partner state climate change development plans, sector studies surveys, and trends and advise the EAC CCCU on economic implications impact;

Determines existing costs of responding to climate change and develops the business process for integrating climate change costs into investment planning.

Qualifications: MA in relevant field; 5+ years experience in climate change programming and resource mobilization; experienced in economic analysis and working with government agencies, intergovernmental agencies and Regional Economic Communities (RECs).

Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit their CV, cover letter and 3 references to preparedproject@gmail.com by November 28, 2014. 

Please reference the name of the position in the subject line of your email. 

Only candidates from EAC Partner States will be considered.  

Successful candidates will receive health insurance and pension contribution. 

A housing allowance will not be provided. 

Tetra Tech ARD is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Terms of Reference: Final Evaluation – Evaluation of Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting Programme in Daadab Refugee Camps

1.0 Background


Organization Background: Save the Children is the world's largest independent organization for children, making a difference to children's lives in over 120 countries. We deliver immediate and lasting improvements to children's lives worldwide. 

Save the Children listens to children, involves children and ensures their views are taken into account. Save the Children secures and protects children's rights - to food, shelter, healthcare, education and freedom from violence, abuse and exploitation.

Our vision is a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation.

Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.
Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since the 1950s, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered both directly and indirectly through local partners. Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, health, HIV/AIDS, livelihoods, nutrition and WASH. 

The rights-based approach of our interventions is founded on four pillars: direct programming, political and policy change, popular mobilization and fundraising. We provide support through both longer term development work and humanitarian relief in emergencies. 

In 2012, as part of a global reorganization process, Save the Children combined the programmes of SC UK, SC Canada and SC Finland to create a single operation in Kenya. In Feb 2014, we completed a second transition, which saw us join forces with the British INGO, Merlin, and merge their health and nutrition programmes with our own. 

Save the Children now has an operational presence in Bungoma, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Turkana and Wajir and we work through partners in many other parts of the country. We employ more than 300 staff and have an operating annual budget in 2014 of approximately US$25 million.

As a child rights organization, we are committed to ascertain and follow the priorities of the communities we work with and to increase child and community participation in governance, policy-making and delivery of health services. 

2.0 Project Background
 
Specific Objectives:
 
Objective 1: To gauge how the PD project is contributing to empowering community based approaches and structures in preventing and response to child rights violations
 
Objective 2: To gauge if the training project has achieved the intended purpose of enhancing parent-child attachment after application of the knowledge and skills taught. 

The overall goal of SC’s project is to protect children in the Dadaab refugee camps and host communities from abuse, exploitation, violence, and neglect through strengthening the formal and community-based child protection mechanisms.  

The Positive discipline in everyday parenting programme was developed by Save the children in collaboration with University of Manitoba- Canada as a result of the 2006 global United Nation report on violence against children which revealed children maltreatment at home settings  in all countries (visit www.violencestudy.org. for a full version of the report). 

The Positive discipline programme was then piloted at Daadab in 2012 to improve parent-child interaction and care to reduce risks of child abuse and maltreatment. The project targets parents and caregivers caring for vulnerable children in the refugee settings. 

Therefore, the programme greatly contributes to the broader child protection programme by equipping the parents and caregivers with necessary tools and skills to improve care for vulnerable children and enhancing community based child protection structures. 

This includes identifying long term goals, providing warmth and structure, understanding how children think and feel and problem solving. 

The programme also focusses on children developmental stages (0-18 years of age) and science of early child brain development.

The following are some of the achievements since the piloting of the project:-
  • 12 national staffs were trained as national facilitators in 2012 who then trained 24 community TOT’S drawn from Dagahaley, Ifo main, Ifo 2 and Hagadera refugee camps
  • Rolled out the positive discipline training to 300 parents and caregivers mainly foster parents caring for unaccompanied minors.
  • In January 2014, 6 national TOT’s were trained by the regional facilitators at Nairobi.
  • SC collaborated with FILM AID Kenya and translated the positive discipline training manual in the local language (Somali) for easy delivery of the training in a language that is easily understood by majority of the participants. In total, 8 copies of the manual (translated in Somali) were produced.
  • 2 staffs trained as regional trainers to support the trained facilitators and offer mentorship through support of Master trainers of the programme.
3.0 Purpose and Objectives of the Evaluation

Over the years, there has been a growing demand from the community and partners to roll out the programme to more parents and caregivers as the positive discipline training helps parents and caregivers to understand how children of different ages think and feel, how to resolve conflicts at family level, learning new ways of supporting vulnerable children including separated, unaccompanied children and OVC children. 

The programme also creates a common platform for the parents to discuss and explore alternative ways of instilling discipline to children without feeling disempowered.

Save the Children, Kenya Country Office, seeks to procure the services of a consultant to conduct an evaluation of the Positive discipline in everyday parenting programme which hasn’t been evaluated since it was piloted in 2012.  

Specific Objectives of the Evaluation

Objective 1: To gauge how the PD project is contributing to empowering community based approaches and structures in preventing and response to child rights violations 

Under this objective, the consultant will critically demonstrate impact and achievement on the following key areas:
  • Methods utilized by parents and caregivers in Daadab to nurture and care for children and application of five key tools in the programme which are identifying long term goals, providing warmth and structure, understanding how children think and feel and conflict resolution
  • Improved knowledge and skills among facilitators, parents and caregivers and whether interaction and care for vulnerable children has improved as a result of the trainings.
  • Assess the effectiveness of the training delivery methodology and relevance of the training materials used to conduct the training
  • Capture level of implementation and knowledge of policies or legislation on positive discipline and child care in the Kenya  refugee setting
Objective 2: To gauge if the training project has achieved the intended purpose of enhancing parent-child attachment after application of the knowledge and skills taught.

Under this objective, the consultant will critically demonstrate impact and achievement on the following key activities.
  • Impact, challenges and lessons learnt from the training rolled out to 300 parents and caregivers at Dadaab refugee camps. This will be done through sampling considering the scope and time frame of the exercise.
  • Collecting children views on the effectiveness and impact of the positive discipline programme and document best practices and lessons learnt.
  • Find out whether parents are applying the 5 key parent tools to enhance positive child care (identifying long term goal, providing warmth and structure, understanding how children think and feel and conflict resolution skills.
  • Identify gaps and recommend areas of improvement to inform phase 3 of PDEP rollout in Dadaab in 2015.
The consultant will be required to use both qualitative and quantitative approached to gather evidence on the key themes of the evaluation. 

However, the final and detailed methodology of the survey will be designed during a two days’ workshop aimed at training the facilitators, and rapporteurs, reviewing the methodology and the data collection tools, and the selection criteria of respondents.

the consultancy final report will be used as a baseline assessment  for future Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting (PDEP) programme development, as it will outline the current attitudes and practices of parents and caregivers concerning discipline and character formation.

4.0 Methodology

4.1 Document Review


The Consultant will undertake a desk review of existing secondary data that will complement the primary data that will be collected during the exercise.  

Below are some of the documents among those to be reviewed by the consultant:  
 
a) Positive discipline programme documents including facilitators manual, parent book
 
b) Save the children Standard Operating Procedures.
 
c) Positive discipline programme reports.
 
d) Recent multi country research study on knowledge attitudes and practices conducted in various countries including Kenya. In Kenya, the research was conducted at Daadab, Kisumu and Nairobi in 2014 by Parenting in Africa
 
e) Kenya Children’s Act, Alternative Care in Emergencies guidelines,  Refugee Act  among other relevant legislations  and policies on child protection in Kenya.

4.2. Primary Data Collection

The primary data will be collected through a combination of various data collection methods namely:
  • In-depth Interviews: With the understanding of total beneficiaries and locations the consultant will propose the sampling methods, sample size and respondents
  • Key Informant Interview: Staff from Save the Children, relevant governmental departments and NGO Partners, Child protection working group and UNHCR will be purposively selected for interviewing to obtain information about positive discipline in every day parenting and child protection programme at Dadaab
  • Focus Group Discussion: The targeted beneficiaries will be purposively selected for Focused Group Discussion to assess impact created by the project outcome. This shall comprise 10 children and 10 adults per camp
And any other method that the consultant would feel appropriate 

4.3. Data Collection, Processing and Analysis

The consultant will train and orient the facilitators and the rapporteurs on research methodology, data collection tools and interviewing skills. 

It will be the responsibility of the Consultant to supervise data collection in the field, enter and analysis and analyse the data collected in close coordination with Save the Children Staff.  

All quantitative and qualitative data collected from secondary data, in-depth interviews, KII and FGD will be consolidated, analysed and used to develop final evaluation report. 

The Consultant will present the findings, conclusions and recommendations to Save the Children Child protection program Manager and Advisor and other key stakeholders including Child protection Working Group in Dadaab and Save the Children’s Country Office and Dadaab.  

5.0. Deliverables


Deliverables under this consultancy will include the following:
  • Upon award of this contract the consult will be required to submit a detailed work plan and methodology showing how he/she intends to carry out this assignment
  • The consultant will required to submit a training report for the training provided to facilitators and the rapporteurs on research methodology and interview skills.
  • The Consultant will be required to prepare and share both qualitative and quantitative data collection tools.
  • To collect data within 10 days and submit draft evaluation report detailing the evaluation findings, and recommendations. This will be submitted two days after completing the data collection exercise and shared with Save the Children Country and Dadaab offices for review.
  • Submit the final report in both soft and hard copies, the data sets including hard-copy filled-in questionnaires
The final report shall be submitted as scheduled to the Child Protection Advisor and child protection manager at Save the Children in both electronic versions, MS Word and MS Excel, and 2 printed hard copies. 

6.0 Duration and Time


The entire assignment including preparation of the study tools and protocols, recruitment and training of data collectors, field work, analysis of data and report writing is estimated to last 10 days. 

The exercise is expected to commence on last week of November to 1st week of December 2014

Proposed Time frame: (Note that this is a guide and consultants are asked to be realistic in their proposals)



7.0 Desirable Qualifications:

This assignment requires a high level of skill, patience and motivation to accomplish within the stipulated time frame. 

The consultant will be required to devise appropriate strategies to generate as much information as required within the limited time. 

In addition, the consultant should be capable of working in difficult environment where security situation is unpredictable and with limited basic facilities and amenities. 

Understanding of child protection community based programming including child safeguarding is key.

Education and background required:
  • The lead consultant must have a minimum of Masters level education in Development Studies – Child Protection, Law, Early Childhood/Child development, and Monitoring and Evaluation or any other relevant qualification. A Postgraduate Study in Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methodology will be an added advantage.
  • Previous experience of undertaking final evaluation of similar magnitude in North Eastern Kenya. 
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills
  • Adequate knowledge of the Kenyan child protection sector, and experience in parenting skills projects will be an advantage.
  • Skills and experience of collecting and analysing qualitative data
  • Ability to work well in a team and coordinate and communicate well with a range of stakeholders
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Previous experience of conducting community-based surveys in North Eastern Kenya
8.0 Administrative / Logistical Support

8.1 Budget

 
The consultant should submit to Save the Children forecast of the budget including his/her consultancy fees. 

All other administrative and logistic costs for the evaluation including transport from Nairobi to field and back (flight) and field accommodation will be covered by Save the Children or as per the contract.

8.2 Schedule of Payment
 
The following payments will be made to the consultant using and agreed mode of payment.
  • After inception report: 30%
  • After Final Report: 70%
The payments will only be made when the deliverables have been assessed by the Save the Children team to be of good quality. 

8.3 Logistics
 
Save the Children will provide the following support towards the successful execution of this consultancy:
  • Avail relevant internal documents as referenced above
  • Consultant’s Costs of flights /road transport between Nairobi- field and back.
  • Field transportation and reasonable accommodation
  • Stationeries, supplies and refreshments for the participants. No cost will be paid towards the facilitator and rapporteurs.
  • Linking the consultant with the key organizations/stakeholders at the county and Sub County that will be consulted during the evaluation.
  • Pay consultant’s fees
7.0 Conditions of Work

The consultancy will be technically supervised from Save the Children by the Child Protection Manager and operationally supported by Save the Children area offices in Dadaab by the MEAL Department and Area Manager. 

The consultant will be required to abide by the organization’s applicable rules and regulations, including the code of conduct and child safeguarding policy. 

8.0 Expression of Interest

All interested consultants / firms are requested to express interest following the attached EOI format ONLY (CLICK HERE to apply online) by email to: Kenya.jobapplications@savethechildren.org. 

Please indicate ‘KNOWLEDGE, PRACTICE AND COVERAGE (KPC) SURVEY – EVALUATION OF POSITIVE DISCIPLINE IN EVERDAY PARENTING PROGRAMME at DAADAB REFUGEE CAMPS as the subject heading.

Application deadline: 20th November 2014.

Any canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Title: Client Partner
 
Reports To: Business Manager
 
Company Information: NFT Consult is a global company specializing in Busi ness Process Outsourcing. Our expertise is in three areas: Managed Services, HR Process Outsourcing, Learning and Talent Development.

We fulfill our Vision by hiring Achievers underpinned by our values.

Job Summary: The primary role of the Client Partner is to present all NFT solutions to key decision makers within targeted accounts and grow sales revenue within those accounts. 

The Client Partner will build mutually beneficial business relationships, present compelling presentations and close business. This is a largely independent field sales role for a sales executive with a high degree of business maturity. 

Through training, this individual will acquire expertise on NFT offerings. He /She is responsible for understanding the clients’ business, recommending solutions that are fulfilling to the clients’ needs and managing delivery within the agreed timelines.
Essential Job Functions

  • Develops and executes on territory marketing and management plan to meet and exceed monthly revenue targets.
  • Manage, build and maintain external and internal business relationships and implement and manage the solutions process for a client from inception to completion.
  • Key initiator of new business development targeting accounts in-line with our current solutions for strategic penetration.
  • Independently calls on mid to senior-level executives and other representatives to generate sales.
  • Diagnoses and assesses client needs. Prescribes, designs and implements strategic interventions using the full range of existing or customized solutions.
  • Presents and provides individual client consultations in context with overall intervention strategy as needed.
  • Writes and oversees effective business proposals.
  • Closes business consistently within the NFT guidelines.
  • Designs account strategy and business development for new and existing accounts.
  • Develops and executes on country strategic plan to meet and exceed annual revenue targets.
  • Thoroughly understand and execute the agreed upon KPI’s and WIG’s in your business line.
Requirements
  • Have strong business development skills within the corporate environment preferably in professional services.
  • Proven track record of success in sales.
  • Requires a consultative sales background with demonstrated skills in the areas of lead generation, forecasting, prospecting and driving opportunities to closure.
  • Have strong management skills or project management skills including time and task management, strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Proven skills in Problem Solving, Decision Making, Negotiation skills with Accountability.
  • A well-developed pattern of achievement, competitive skills, high levels of commitment, energy, motivation, flexibility and personal integrity.
Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in a business-related field or equivalent required plus a minimum of 3 years professional work experience in business development.
  • Computer literate with strong Microsoft application skills and great report writing skills.
Only qualified candidates to apply through - CLICK HERE to apply online

An events company in Nairobi seeks to recruit an Office Secretary / Administrator to carry out secretarial and customer care duties.

Requirements
  • She should have a Certificate or Diploma in a related field. 
  • She should have excellent communication skills, presentable and very organized. 
  • She should able to manage time well and work under pressure.
  • She should be pleasant and able to learn fast. 
  • She should be a person of high integrity and able to multi-task.
  • She should be able to learn fast and adjust well to new environments and opportunities that come along.
  • She should be between 27 - 35 years.
  • She should have worked in a similar position for 2 years and above.
  • She should be flexible and able to manage duties assigned to her diligently.
Salary will be between KSHs 15,000/=

Kindly send your application with a short written testimonial of your greatest achievement (at Most Half a page) and expected salary to recruitment@peopleandstrategy.co.ke by 19th November 2014. 
 

Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

The candidate will be based in Nairobi, Buruburu. 

Terms of Reference: Legal Advocacy Officer

Background
: Legal Action Worldwide (LAW) focuses on providing legal assistance in fragile and conflict-affected states. People living in such areas generally experience both an increased vulnerability to human rights violations and a decreased ability to access justice. 

LAW aims to address this through legal interventions aimed at empowering people to know and exercise their rights. 
 
Reports to: Legal Advisor
 
Functions / Key Results Expected
 
The Legal Advocacy Officer will perform duties and responsibilities in accordance with the objectives and activities mentioned below:

Legal Advocacy:
  • Contribute towards advocacy initiatives including bilateral consultations, high level panel discussions and social media for the successful passage of the Bill
  • Liaising with the Somali media and setting up meetings, interviews and television campaigns
  • Contact, organize meetings with and otherwise liaise with relevant stakeholders
  • Translating legal documents from Somali into English
  • Undertaking legal research and assisting in the second drafting of the Sexual Offences Bill
  • Preparing, proofreading and editing legal and other documents;
  • Any other duties as specified by the Director of the organisation.
Skills and Qualifications Required:
  • Practicing lawyer with some background and experience of the Somali legal system
  • Knowledge of the South Central and Puntland environment including the rural areas
  • A willingness to improve access to justice for SGBV survivors
  • Must have experience planning and coordinating advocacy campaigns including the use of media
  • Must have excellent organisational skills and excellent analytical skills;
  • Proficiency in the use of social media
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work on own and take initiative; demonstrated experience working remotely;
  • Excellent research and drafting skills;
  • A demonstrated understanding of international human rights work and experience working with international NGOs is strongly preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written English and Somali
  • Must have permission to work in Kenya
Duration of the assignment: The consultancy position would be based in Nairobi with frequent travel to Somalia. The assignment will be for a period of two months with good potential for extension.  

Closing Date for Applications: 20 November 2014

How to Apply:  

Please send an application letter and curriculum vitae to nthamburi@legalactionworldwide.org



Vacancy: Quantity Surveyor

Summary
: Our client, Kiu Construction currently specializes in building roads and bridges in Kenya. The company is in its growth phase and currently making inroads to other sectors. 

They are currently looking to hire dynamic, passionate and qualified professionals to join their team and work together to achieve the organizational goals. 

Reporting to the Managing Director, the Quantity Surveyor will ensure accurate project costing, ensure projects are within budgeted costs and certificates are received timely and accurate. 

He/she will also be required to support site procurements and report on the same.

Key Responsibilities
  • Preparing tender and contract documents, including bills of quantities with the architect or the client
  • Undertaking cost analysis for sites and projects
  • Assisting in establishing a client's requirements and undertaking feasibility studies
  • Take overall responsibility to ensure project completion certificates are issued on time and are accurate.
  • Liaising  with project managers, architects and contractors
  • Performing risk, value management and cost control
  • Advising on procurement strategy
  • Identifying, analysing and developing responses to commercial risks
  • Preparing and analysing costing for tenders
  • Providing advice on contractual claims
  • Analysing outcomes and writing detailed progress reports
  • Valuing completed work and arranging payments
  • Maintaining awareness of the different building contracts in current use
Requirements
  • University degree in quantity surveying, construction or civil engineering.
  • 5 years direct work experience in a similar role in busy construction set up.
  • Planning, time management, prioritization, multi-tasking and documentation skills are a prerequisite.
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Technically competent with various software programs, such as Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook and in using the internet.
  • Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Customer service skills an asset.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
How to Apply:

Send your application including a cover letter indicating your desire to work with our client; a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees by close of business Saturday 29th November 2014

Adept Systems
Management Consultants
P O Box 6416, Nairobi, GPO 00100

Email: recruit@adeptsystems.co.ke

Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

Please note that we do not charge fees for receiving or processing job applications.
Vacancy: Senior Accountant 
 
Summary: Our client, Kiu Construction currently specializes in building roads and bridges in Kenya. The company is in its growth phase and currently making inroads to other sectors. 

They are currently looking to hire dynamic, passionate and qualified professionals to join their team and work together to achieve the organizational goals. 

Reporting to and deputizing the Finance Manager, the accountant will be responsible for ensuring that the financial activities are aligned with the overall strategy of the company. 

He/ She will oversee the development of policies for the Finance function. 

You will also have a responsibility for planning, budgeting, cash flow planning, reporting among others.

Key Responsibilities
  • Manage the accounting section with the aim of achieving finance department objectives as stipulated by the Finance Manager
  • Together with the Finance Manager, develop, strengthen and implement internal controls while ensuring consistency in application
  • Ensure accurate and complete posting of accounting data and the generation of trial balance.
  • Manage the full spectrum of cost and financial accounting, forecasting and budgeting; this also includes comparing budgets with actuals
  • Production of timely and accurate financial reports against strict deadlines.
  • Responsible for maintaining a stable cash-flow by drawing up cash flow projections and appraising debtors and creditors to ensure steady cash flow.
  • Monitor general ledger postings, ensuring that accounting records are accurate and established standards are adhered to. This specifically includes (but is not limited to): checking subsidiary ledgers and supporting documentation, reviewing reconciliation entries and making accurate and appropriate accruals
  • Perform cash flow forecasting, budgeting and working closely with operations in analyzing margins, variances and cost analysis.
  • Establish and monitor relationships with creditors and debtors. Reviewing the debtor statements, bank reconciliations, supplier statement reconciliations and inventory valuation listing on a monthly basis
  • Ensuring that accounting records are maintained in an accurate and up to date manner;
  • Co-ordinating the budgetary process, monitoring departmental performance against the budgets, and  reporting on/investigating variances
Requirements
  • Bachelor of Commerce in accounting, CPA K finalist
  • A minimum of four (4) years hands on experience in accounting in a busy environment. Experience in Building & Civil Engineering firms is desirable.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees,
  • management, and external agencies to maximize performance, creativity, problem solving, and results
  • Attention to details and ability to work under strict timelines
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a customer service focus
  • Proficiency with accounting software’s/applications
How to Apply:

Send your application including a cover letter indicating your desire to work with our client; a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees by close of business Saturday 29th November 2014

Adept Systems
Management Consultants
P O Box 6416, Nairobi, GPO 00100

Email: recruit@adeptsystems.co.ke

Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

Please note that we do not charge fees for receiving or processing job applications.

Vacancy: Human Resource and Administration Officer

Summary
: Our client, Kiu Construction currently specializes in building roads and bridges in Kenya. The company is in its growth phase and currently making inroads to other sectors. 

They are currently looking to hire dynamic, passionate and qualified professionals to join their team and work together to achieve the organizational goals. 

Key Responsibilities

Reporting to the Managing Director, the Human Resources & Administration Officer will:
  • Pro-actively plan, advise, prepare and drive implementation of human resources and administration policies and procedures ensuring compliance consistent with best practice.
  • Assisting recruitment and selection of head office staff; the position holder will also liaise with Site Managers in the recruitment and day to day management of field based casuals.
  • Regulating payments to casuals on site and reporting on the same in conjunction with site managers.
  • Advice and co-ordinate the development of staff related budgets and oversee the administration of internal operating expenditure consistent with approved budgets.
  • Analyse the skills and qualities required for each particular job and develop job descriptions and duty statements
  • Arrange and oversee staff training; this entails making creating a database for external trainers as well as coordinating internal & external trainings.
  • Keep up-to-date with legal developments, advise the management ensuring compliance and mitigation of risk factors.
  • In liaison with Managing Director, assist in managing any employee issues that may arise as per company policies, legal and best practice
  • Ensuring managers and staffs are aware of company administrative policies and procedures and able to operate them effectively and provide support to staff on HR issues as and when required.
  • Maintain custody of, and update employee records ensuring statutory compliance as required.
  • Follow-up and initiate the periodic performance evaluations at supervisory staff levels.
  • Take charge of the administration department and ensure there is effective coordination
  • Maintain a good corporate image at the reception area, excellent customer service and ensure visitors are attended to promptly
Requirements
  • Bachelors degree in business or any other relevant field
  • HND or Diploma in Human Resources Management
  • Minimum 4 years of progressively responsible experience (preference will be given to those that have previously worked for Building & Civil Engineering firms)
  • Be well versed with local labour laws
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals.
  • Proven ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to communicate orally in an effective manner
How to Apply: 
 
Send your application including a cover letter indicating your desire to work with our client; a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees by close of business Saturday 29th November 2014

Adept Systems
Management Consultants
P O Box 6416, Nairobi, GPO 00100

Email: recruit@adeptsystems.co.ke

Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

Please note that we do not charge fees for receiving or processing job applications.
Vacancy: Procurement Officer

Summary: 
Our client, Kiu Construction currently specializes in building roads and bridges in Kenya. The company is in its growth phase and currently making inroads to other sectors. 

They are currently looking to hire dynamic, passionate and qualified professionals to join their team and work together to achieve the organizational goals. 


Key Responsibilities

Reporting to the Managing Director, the Procurement Officer will:
  • Receive approved requisitions for multiple sites and prepare and dispatch LPOs as needed for goods and services and follow up to ensure timely delivery; where necessary, procure proforma invoices/quotations from suppliers.
  • Together with the Managing Director, participate in procurement planning for the year/quarter
  • Develop and implement effective procurement policies.
  • Develop a supplier database, ensure products supplied are as per specifications  and supplied at the best prices
  • Co-ordinate the receiving of goods and ensure that user department is available to confirm quality and quantity.
  • Ensure that the good received notes are prepared, attached to the delivery notes and LPO and forwarded to accounts for payment processing
  • Generate a weekly report on all outstanding items and requisitions for the management.
  • Follow up on delayed deliveries and keep user departments informed; consulting them if there is need to change specifications or suppliers
  • Monitor the performance of selected suppliers, highlight areas of concern and recommend alternatives where necessary
  • Summarize the achievement made on price reduction and the quality products for management review.
  • Prepare in liaison with user departments consolidated procurement plans and disposal plans.
  • Take charge in controlling stores both in head quarters and at sites.
  • Prepare suitable contracts in close consultation with the user departments to ensure implementation of contracts in accordance with the terms and conditions of the contracts.
  • Key member of the team during tender purchasing and evaluation tenders   
  • Compile a report on all surplus, obsolete and defective equipment and stores for disposal consideration.
  • Manage contracts entered with the suppliers and working closely with the users departments to ensure effective and efficient contract implementation.
  • Compile a list and arranging disposal of all surplus, obsolete and defective equipment and stores.
Requirements
  • Degree in procurement or related field
  • Diploma in Purchasing & Supplies preferably C.I.P.S or equivalent
  • A minimum of four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in a similar role in a busy set up, Building & Civil Engineering firms will be interesting
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals.
  • Knowledge of procurement policies, practices and procedures.
  • Good working knowledge of administrative procedures and ICT
  • Should have good knowledge in tendering procedures and systems
  • Good knowledge of procurement regulations
  • Membership to professional bodies i.e. K.I.S.M, C.I.P.S will be an added Advantage
  • Must be practical, result oriented, analytical and focused
How to Apply:

Send your application including a cover letter indicating your desire to work with our client; a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees by close of business Saturday 29th November 2014

Adept Systems
Management Consultants
P O Box 6416, 
Nairobi, GPO 00100

Email: recruit@adeptsystems.co.ke

Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

Please note that we do not charge fees for receiving or processing job applications.

Job Title: Senior IT Executive

Job Code: SIT/GJ/141113
 
Number of Positions Open: 

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Summary: Our client is recruiting a Senior IT Executive who will operate with ERP support systems in Kenya and East Africa Location to ensure timely and efficient coordination between the Codesk ticketing system and the IBM L2 support

Primary Responsibilities:
  • To ensure there is efficient ERP support in all Kenya and East Africa Location
  • To ensure timely and efficient coordination between the Codesk ticketing  system and the IBM L2 support
  • Requirement to offer support any time as required
Education Qualifications & Experience:

  • Undergraduate Degree in IT
  • 3-4 Years’ experience in Application support
  • Must understand ERP systems and management systems.
Skills and Certification:
  • Candidate must have IT Qualification
  • Strong in all  ERP functional modules
  • Strong in IT Hardware and Network support
  • Ability to work under pressure 
  • Candidate must be cool and patient
  • Must possess a strong technical background
  • Must be a good team player and demonstrate commitment to all duties
  • Candidate must possess strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task and independently prioritize duties
How to Apply:

Interested candidates holding the necessary requirements, good performance and / or references are encouraged to apply with detailed CV’s, inclusive of names and contacts of 3 referees, current telephone number and email address by clicking on: Senior IT Executive 

Kindly include your current and expected remuneration in your resume.

Position: Rent Collector
 
Our Client is seeking an experienced rent collector. 

We are inviting applicants with prior experience in real estate industry only.

MBA or BCom.

More than 3 years experience in similar capacity. 

Knowledge of commercial tenancies.

Mature, presentable & good with figures.

Duty station: Nairobi.
 
Anticipated start date: Immediately.
 
Salary: Competitive.

How to Apply: 
 

If you meet all the requirements, kindly email updated cover letter & resume specifying job title & current net pay salary on subject line urgently. 

Consider unsuccessful if not contacted within 7 days. 
 
email: recruitment@covenantexecutives.co.ke
Wananchi Group is looking for Sales Agents cum Drivers who meet the following criteria

1. BCE qualification with driving confidence

2. 2 years driving experience on BCE class vehicles

3. Certificate of Good Conduct

eMail: recruit@ke.wananchi.com
Job Description: IT Administrator

1) Daily PC support

 
a) software
  • Computer installations
  • troubleshooting and problem resolution
  • drivers upgrades and software patching
  • email support
  • MS office support
  • Accounting software support
  • all other softwares in use by the business
  • virus attracts control and management
b) Hardware
  • basic troubleshooting and resolution
  • work with suppliers on more complicated issues
  • printers support
  • presentation equipment support
2) Network support

  • LAN
  • WAN and Internet
  • Wireless network
  • cabling
3) Server support
  • user accounts and AD administration
  • basic server troubleshooting
  • Coordination with servers services provider
  • server room upkeep and routine maintenance
4) Telephone support
  • coordination with telephony providers ( Landline, mobile, VoIP and)
  • support for mobile applications
5) IT suppliers management  and cost control
  • Hardware, software
  • Telephones, networks
  • IT stationery
6) Projects management
  • at company existing and new properties
7) Communications to business
  • IT trends
  • Cost management
  • Best utilization or IT resources
  • IT best practices
  • IT security awareness
  • organizing IT training to enhance use of IT tools
Key skills set
  • IT Technical skills
  • Time management  - minimal supervision
  • Communication skills - written and oral
  • Project management skills
Academic qualification
  • Degree or higher diploma in IT related fields
  • Professional qualification (Cisco, Microsoft, Oracle or other recognized IT certifications
  • Accounting papers passed and/or experience will be an added advantage
Salary range 50,000 - 80,000

eMail: hr@bonfide.com

Vacancy: Assistant Network Administrator and Systems Support

we are looking for individuals who are sufficiently fluent in system support and network systems management. 
 
The successful candidates will become part of an engineering team for system support and network administration tasks.

Software Support Skills: Windows Desktop Support and Administration,  Supporting Microsoft Active Directory Domain Environment (2003 / 2008),    Windows Server Administration,  Managing Virtual Server Environment, Maintaining local helpdesk system, offline and online clients support

Other Skills:
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, 
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving and analytical skills, 
  • Strong understanding of TCP/IP and DNS, 
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite 2003/2007/2010, Cisco certification is  preferred
Hardware Support Skills: HP servers Maintenance, Proxy server Knowledge, HP desktops maintenance, Cisco Routers and Switches Maintenance

Database Systems: Access, MSSQL Server.

Platforms:

  • Windows, Linux
  • Minimum Educational Requirement:
  • Degree in Computer Science / Information Technology from an accredited institution
  • Cisco and MCP related certifications will be of added advantage
Closing Date: 21st November  2014

Our Location: 7th Floor, Fortis Tower; WoodVale Grove; Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya

Employment Type: Full Time, Temporary, and Renewable Contract

How to Apply:
 
Send Resumes in PDF Format by email to hr (at) kenexnbi.com
 
To find out more about KENEX you can access our website www.kenexnbi.com

Our client a well-established conglomerate seeks to engage with a professional, dynamic and self - respecting talent in the position of:-

Marketing Manager
 
Main Purpose of the Job: Lead and manage the marketing function in building a strong brand that will grow the business by developing, managing implementation and monitoring the marketing strategy, policies, processes and procedures in line with the business strategy.

Main Responsibilities
  • Leading the development and execution of the group’s marketing strategy through implementation of innovative brand building initiatives to build the brand and grow the clientele base
  • Leading the development of the group’s communications strategy with consistent product positioning and messaging that differentiates the group products in the market in order to broaden business impact
  • Reviewing, evaluating and monitoring customer research, market analysis and market intelligence data in order to proactively identify and recommend new business opportunities, products and services
  • Leading the development of key internal deliverables such as quarterly functional reviews, Board updates and annual resource planning
  • Building the business development team capability by communicating the value proposition of the products to them to enable them drive demand and grow the business
  • Leading and managing the customer loyalty program in order to build all client-facing activities and harness customer satisfaction
  • Establishing social media strategy and presence to build positive business image
  • Driving creative and innovative marketing solutions through third party
Job Skills
  • Strategy formulation and execution, 
  • Supply chain modeling, 
  • project management, 
  • optimization and operations planning, 
  • Cost management, 
  • Negotiations skills
Competencies,
  • Professionalism and ethics, 
  • Team Player,
  • Leadership, 
  • Innovative, 
  • Change Champion, 
  • Interpersonal & communication skills, 
  • Analytical skills, 
  • Organizational skills, 
  • Business Acumen
Academic Qualifications 
  • Bachelor’s degree in a business related field with a bias in marketing, Related Master’s Degree (added advantage) Membership to a relevant professional body, At least 5 years relevant experience
Interested candidates should send their detailed CVs indicating current remuneration on or before 14th November, 2014 to the following address:

Business Partner Consulting - (BPC Africa)
Email address: talentsearch@bpc.co.ke 
Tel: +254 712 316 888

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