Job Title: Sales Manager – Nairobi and Mombasa  
 
Department: Commercial Cable

Location: Nairobi, Mombasa 

Employment Status / Type: Full time
 
Position Reporting to: Head of Cable Sales
 
Manages Others: Yes

Titles & Number of Positions Managed: 
  • Team Leaders(6)
  • Sales Agents 60
Job Purpose / Summary:  Responsible for the development and performance of all sales activities in assigned market. Staffs and directs a sales team and provides leadership towards the achievement of maximum profitability and growth in line with company vision and values. 


Establishes plans and strategies to expand the customer base in the marketing area and contributes to the development of training and educational programs for Sales Teams.
Key Roles:

  • Develops a business plan and sales strategy for the market that ensures attainment of company sales goals and profitability.
  • Responsible for the performance and development of the sales team 
  • Prepares action plans by individuals as well as by team for effective search of sales leads and prospects.
  • Initiates and coordinates development of action plans to penetrate new markets.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of marketing plans as needed.
  • Conducts one-on-one review with all Account Executives to build more effective communications, to understand training and development needs, and to provide insight for the improvement of Account Executive’s sales and activity performance.
  • Provides timely feedback to senior management regarding performance.
  • Provides timely, accurate, competitive pricing on all completed prospect applications submitted for pricing and approval, while striving to maintain maximum profit margin.
  • Maintains accurate records of all pricing, sales, and activity reports submitted by Sales Teams.
  • Assists Account Executives in preparation of proposals and presentations.
  • Controls expenses to meet budget guidelines.
  • Adheres to all company policies, procedures and business ethics codes and ensures that they are communicated and implemented within the team.
  • Assists with the recruitment and selection of the sales team based on criteria agreed upon by senior management.
Key Performance Indicators:
  • Sales growth & Penetration growth
  • Market intelligence and competitor information
  • Knowledge
  • Team work
Functional and Behavioural Attributes
  • Goal driven and result oriented ; works well under pressure and can attain financial and other performance measures set
  • Personal Ethics : honest, fair with self and others demonstrates integrity in work  and business conduct
  • Communication skills : excellent written ,  verbal and presentation skills
Educational and Other Qualifications
  • Under graduate university/college degree in business administration or social sciences . A MBA is an added advantage
  • At least four years managerial experience in sales in FMCG concern or service industry organization.
  • Demonstrated Prior experience in developing sales plans, sales strategies, and developing route to markets and growth plans is required.
  • A record of achievement in meeting sales goals, achieving targets against set performance goals   and budgets
  • Proven leadership and organizational skills and the ability to adjust quickly to changes in market conditions and the competitive environment.
All applications to be sent to recruit@ke.wananchi.com on or before 27th November 2014.

Wananchi Group is an equal opportunity employer and will offer competitive remuneration and benefits to the right candidate.

Note only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Position: Real Estate Credit Controller with Masters - Finance.
 
Our Client is urgently hiring for an experienced Credit Controller in real estate.
 
Qualifications: Masters - Finance
 
Experience: 5 years & above in similar capacity.
 
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
Seeking an Executive Director, OLE Kenya: Open Learning Exchange, International, is seeking a passionate and entrepreneurial Kenyan educator to become the Executive Director of OLE Kenya and lead its establishment.  

This involves leading OLE Kenya’s inaugural one-year program with alumni of the Young African Leaders Initiative while developing and implementing a longer-term strategy for OLE Kenya.  

About Open Learning Exchange, International: Open Learning Exchange, International, is a social benefit organization, established in 2007 as an advocate of ensuring a quality basic education for all. 

OLE International works closely throughout the developing world with nation-based organizations such as OLE Kenya, to develop and scale powerful Open Learning Communities and Schools that ensure everyone a quality education.
OLE’s Open Learning System emphasizes systemic changes in leadership, supported by high quality open learning resources, with near real-time feedback that provides evidence of the effectiveness. 

We employ affordable, portable and scalable technologies that do not require the Internet and that can be powered locally.  

This approach is especially effective working with remote and marginalized communities, schools and health clinics with limited resources. 

Our goal is enable the members of these communities to transform learning into an active, engaging and sustained process that is relevant to the specific and evolving needs of everyone in their community, from children in their wombs to the elderly during their last years on earth.  

Duties and Responsibilities of the Executive Director

Leadership & Management
  • Implement OLE’s Young African Leaders program to engage actively and energize Kenyan YALI alumni in community learning projects that are sustained and scalable.
  • Develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Directors committed to OLE’s vision and mission.
  • Engage the Board in the development of a strategy for OLE Kenya’s launch and long term development.
  • Ensure effective systems to track program progress, and regularly evaluate OLE program components, in order to measure successes and failures that can be communicated to the board, funders, and other stakeholders.
Planning & Program Development
  • Listen and identify those key challenges where OLE’s Open Learning System can provide a significant and sustainable benefit in Kenya.
  • Develop a strategic plan for OLE Kenya that enables the Open Learning System approach to address one or more of Kenya’s major social and economic challenges. 
  • Build partnerships with government and non-government institutions, funders, political and community leaders, who share OLE’s mission and can support OLE Kenya.
  • Become a local, national and international force for social and economic improvement, publishing and communicating program results with an emphasis on the ways that the OLE Kenya programs can serve as models for other nations. 
Fundraising & Communications
  • Develop proposals in response to requests that are aligned with OLE’s mission.
  • Expand public and private commitments to OLE Kenya’s programs, including income generating activities to support sustaining and scaling existing Kenyan programs.
  • Deepen and refine all aspects of communications—including a powerful web site in order to increase OLE Kenya’s constructive influence upon Kenya’s future.
Qualifications: A successful candidate will be a Kenyan national with extensive background in education and community building. 

Minimum Qualifications Include:
  • Deep commitment and great skill in articulating OLE’s vision and mission. 
  • Fluency in Swahili and English.
  • Bachelors degree
  • Seven years of effective organizational leadership, preferably in education or international development.
  • Thorough knowledge of the laws and rules that affect Kenyan schools and communities.
  • Experience with working in non-governmental, Social Benefit Organizations. 
Preferred Qualifications
  • Strong connections with key public and private influencers of Kenyan public policy.
  • International experience
  • Post-graduate degree (i.e, Master’s or PhD)
  • Cross-sector experience, including working with grassroots organizations, government, and private sector.
Working Conditions: Day-to-day work will be based in a Nairobi office.  However this position will require travel throughout Kenya, and occasionally Africa and other parts of the world. 

A successful candidate must be willing and able to travel in rural and remote areas of Kenya, with limited accommodations. 

Compensation
: The compensation for this position will be based upon the successful candidate’s qualifications. 

To Apply

CLICK HERE to apply online

Applications received by any other means will not be considered.

Background: Plan International is a global organization that works side by side with communities in 50 developing countries to end the cycle of poverty for children and their families. Plan works at the community level to develop customized solutions and ensure long-term sustainability. 

Our solutions are designed up-front to be owned by communities and range from clean water and healthcare programs to education projects, economic empowerment, child protection initiatives and youth civic engagement. 

Across program areas, Plan’s activities are guided by a Child-Centered Community Development (CCCD) approach, which is rights-based, holistic, gender-sensitive, and inclusive. 

Vacancy: Deputy Chief of Party
Project and Position Description: Plan International is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party for an anticipated multi-sectorial, USAID funded orphans and vulnerable children project in Kenya.
 

The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will support the Chief of Party in the management of the project. 

S/he will be in charge of providing technical and managerial leadership including technical oversight, financial management and administration and grants management. 

S/he oversees coordination of field operations, provide support in the management of sub-grantees, and ensure that activities meeting USAID and Plan standards. 

The position is contingent upon award of the project by the donor.

Responsibilities:
  • Provides day-to-day leadership and high quality delivery of the project: field operations, administration, logistics and procurement.
  • Manages, in coordination with the COP, relationships and work with implementing partner organizations
  • Manages donor relationships and serves, along with the COP, as the primary project representative.
  • Oversees the development of project reports, annual work plans, and other documents as required by USAID and the Government of Kenya.
  • Facilitates knowledge management, communications, and information flow for the project.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of project budgets and expenditure, and assists the Finance and Operations Director to set up and implement appropriate systems for project financials.
  • Supervises Technical and Operations Specialists
  • Serves as Acting Chief of Party when the Chief of Party is unavailable.
  • Ensures compliance in reporting to USAID, Plan International, Plan US National Office (USNO) and Government of Bangladesh counterparts.
Requirements:
  • Minimum Master’s degree in International Development, Public Health, Social Sciences, or related field;
  • Strong knowledge of OVC related programming in Kenya or the region.
  • Experience managing a large child focused program for an international NGO.
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in managing large programs focused on OVC, community-based development, with significant experience in managing USAID-funded programs (minimum 5 years).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of USAID project management including USAID rules and regulation and reporting requirements.
  • Demonstrated knowledge about gender and development, and demonstrated experience and proficiency in managing programs that mainstream gender.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement projects with rigorous timelines and deliverables and to track program quality through donor approved monitoring and evaluation systems.
  • Experience working and collaborating with diverse sets of stakeholders, such as local NGOs, government officials, donor representatives, local and international staff.
  • Ability to respond on short notice and plan and execute several activities at once.
  • Ability to work under pressure, as part of a team or independently, and meet deadlines consistently.
  • Proven experience hiring, training, and supervising teams of international and local staff.
  • Proven leadership, inter-personal and cross-cultural skills, and ability to build and motivate diverse teams.
  • Work experience in Kenya .
  • Excellent English oral and written communication skills; knowledge of Swahili preferred.
How to Apply

Plan is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Further, Qualified Kenyan nationals, including those living in the diaspora, are additionally highly encouraged to apply.

To apply please send a cover letter, USAID 1420 biodata form, and resume in English through our recruitment portal (CLICK HERE to access our recruitment portal)

The biodata form can be downloaded separately from the recruitment portal alongside the job descriptions under the title USAID1420 Biodata Form (or CLICK HERE to download). 

Applicants who fail to meet the application criteria may be disqualified. 

The deadline for applications is 5th December 2014. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Background: Plan International is a global organization that works side by side with communities in 50 developing countries to end the cycle of poverty for children and their families. Plan works at the community level to develop customized solutions and ensure long-term sustainability. 

Our solutions are designed up-front to be owned by communities and range from clean water and healthcare programs to education projects, economic empowerment, child protection initiatives and youth civic engagement. 

Across program areas, Plan’s activities are guided by a Child-Centered Community Development (CCCD) approach, which is rights-based, holistic, gender-sensitive, and inclusive. 

Vacancy: Economic Strengthening Technical Director
Position Description: Plan is seeking applicants for a proposed Technical Team Lead for an anticipated multi-sectorial, USAID funded orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) project in Kenya.

The Economic Strengthening Technical Director will have responsibility for implementation of all activities associated with improving the economic stability of households caring for OVC and successful integration with other project interventions. 

This position is contingent upon award of the project by the donor.

Responsibilities
  • Lead technical design, oversight, and monitoring of activities associated with improving the economic stability of households caring for OVC.
  • Contribute detailed and accurate technical deliverables and reports to fulfill USAID and PEPFAR reporting requirements.
  • Coordinate technical activities with the USAID Kenya mission, partners, sub-recipients, government agencies, international and local NGOs, and community organizations.
  • Ensure the timely and quality completion of program technical deliverables and reports in accordance with USAID guidelines.
  • Supervise a team and oversee implementation of annual program work and plans. Lead the development of annual work plans and contribute to development of performance monitoring plans.
  • As a member of the senior management team contribute to strategic and operational roll out of all project activities. Work closely with other project technical experts on all project activities.
  • Liaise and coordinate with other related projects and activities in Kenya, including Plan’s ongoing programs.
  • Ensure Plan’s Child Protection Policy and Guidelines are adhered to during project implementation.
Key Qualifications and Skills
  • Master’s degree in social sciences or social work or a related field; PhD, MD or DrPH a plus.
  • At least 8 years of experience designing, implementing and managing household economic strengthening initiatives in/for developing countries.
  • Experience in leveraging public private partnerships preferred.
  • Experience with USAID-funded projects (ideally, in a senior technical position) highly preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge about gender and development, and demonstrated experience and proficiency in managing programs that mainstream gender.
  • Demonstrated ability to design and implement strategies that employ evidence-based approaches to meet project targets, especially under rigorous timelines.
  • Experience working and collaborating with diverse sets of stakeholders, such as local NGOs, government officials, donor representatives, and international staff.
  • Proven leadership, inter-personal and cross-cultural skills, and ability to build and motivate diverse teams.
  • Work experience in Kenya highly preferred.
  • Excellent English oral and written communication skills; knowledge of Swahili preferred.
How to Apply

Plan is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Further, Qualified Kenyan nationals, including those living in the diaspora, are additionally highly encouraged to apply.

To apply please send a cover letter, USAID 1420 biodata form, and resume in English through our recruitment portal (CLICK HERE to access our recruitment portal)

The biodata form can be downloaded separately from the recruitment portal alongside the job descriptions under the title USAID1420 Biodata Form (or CLICK HERE to download). 

Applicants who fail to meet the application criteria may be disqualified. 

The deadline for applications is 5th December 2014. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Background: Plan International is a global organization that works side by side with communities in 50 developing countries to end the cycle of poverty for children and their families. Plan works at the community level to develop customized solutions and ensure long-term sustainability. 

Our solutions are designed up-front to be owned by communities and range from clean water and healthcare programs to education projects, economic empowerment, child protection initiatives and youth civic engagement. 

Across program areas, Plan’s activities are guided by a Child-Centered Community Development (CCCD) approach, which is rights-based, holistic, gender-sensitive, and inclusive. 

Vacancy: Finance and Operations Director

Description: Plan is seeking applicants for a proposed Finance and Operations Director for an anticipated multi-sectorial, USAID funded orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) project in Kenya. 

The Finance and Operations Director is responsible for overseeing project finances and administrative operations in accordance with relevant USAID regulations and in line with Plan’s financial and administrative management policy provisions. 

The Finance and Operations Director will supervise grant management and financial reporting on grant performance and will ensure best use of resources by managing the preparation of sound budgets, monitoring project expenses, and assuring timely preparation of donor financial reports.. 

This position is contingent upon award of the project by the donor.

Responsibilities
  • Provide oversight of financial and administrative management of the project in compliance with donor’s rules and regulations
  • Supervise all financial management to ensure best use of resources through sound budgeting, monitoring of project expenses, and timely preparation of donor financial reports.
  • Develop and implement monthly project-wide financial review (project tracker) and analysis, as well as provide timely and reliable financial information for decision-making.
  • Maintain strong internal policies, processes, and controls systems in order to provide timely, consistent and accurate financial and budget management.
  • Develop strategic planning, work planning, and budgeting processes.
  • Work closely with Plan International USA home office and Plan Kenya country office staff on internal and external financial reviews and audits; work closely with project finance/grants/administrative staff and sub-grantees to ensure appropriate implementation of same.
  • Prepare financial reports for donors.
Key Qualifications and Skills
  • Master’s degree in finance or financial management, and/or a professional qualification in accountancy. Bachelor’s degree with significant experience in project finance management may be accepted.
  • Significant experience managing programs funded by the U.S. Government, including experience managing finances for USAID-funded projects.
  • Extensive experience in financial management and/or project administration.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) applicable to USA accounting procedures and processes.
  • In-depth knowledge of USAID financial management rules and regulations and other key USG regulations, including USAID 22 CFR Part 226 Administration of Assistance Awards to U.S. Non-Governmental Organizations, 22 CFR Part 145 Grants and Agreements with Non-Profits, OMB Circulars A-122, Cost principles for non-profit organizations, and A-133 Audit of states, local governments, and non-profits.
  • Ability to adopt new software and financial management systems.
  • Excellent communication, management, and leadership skills.
  • Proven analytical skills in isolating priorities and tackling them.
  • Demonstrated knowledge about gender and development, and demonstrated experience and proficiency in managing programs that mainstream gender.
  • Work experience in Kenya highly preferred.
  • Excellent English oral and written communication skills; knowledge of Swahili preferred.
How to Apply

Plan is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Further, Qualified Kenyan nationals, including those living in the diaspora, are additionally highly encouraged to apply.

To apply please send a cover letter, USAID 1420 biodata form, and resume in English through our recruitment portal (CLICK HERE to access our recruitment portal)

The biodata form can be downloaded separately from the recruitment portal alongside the job descriptions under the title USAID1420 Biodata Form (or CLICK HERE to download). 

Applicants who fail to meet the application criteria may be disqualified. 

The deadline for applications is 5th December 2014. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

We are currently recruiting in Nairobi, Kenya, a

Client Operations Manager

Responsibilities:
  • To supervise the execution of logistics work for a specific client portfolio as well as take charge of the related communication to the client
  • Supervise the team, set goals and monitor the performance of the direct reports.
  • Manage the operational relationship with the client and alert them in case of any operational issues.
  • Monitor file processing and ensure SOP’s are adhered to at every step of the business process.
  • Ensure that operations are performed in respect to the gross margin & disbursements anticipated  when quotations have been issued
  • Control the costs within the COM unit.
  • Alert Management in case of significant issues impacting the operations
  • Prepare monthly KPI reports and submit to the HoD.
Role Profile:

  • Higher Diploma in Social Sciences
  • Diploma in Clearing and Forwarding
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in a similar role in the Airfreight Imports department
To apply, send your CV and application letter to felix.mulwa@bollore.com

Warning to Applicants: There are individuals falsely recruiting in the name of Bolloré Africa Logistics and asking for money in the process. Please be aware that Bolloré Africa Logistics does charge any monies in its entire recruitment process.
We are currently recruiting in Nairobi, Kenya, a

Client Operator – Airfreight 

 
Responsibilities:
  • To provide quality customer service and facilitate  import of client cargo
  • Receive  client documentation and ensure it is correct and complete
  • Follow up with clients for missing or required documentation
  • Follow up on the status of consignments and keep the client updated
  • Record client complaints and initiate corrective actions to ensure their needs are met
  • Obtain the required authority from Credit control department to pay disbursements
  • Follow up with the clients to ensure settlement of amounts as per the invoice
  • Notify the legal department of damages and potential claims
  • Inform clients when there are additional charges incurred during clearance ,ensure the client accepts the same and the correspondence maintained on file for our records.
  • Ensure all collections are made from cash clients before delivery is made
Role Profile:

  • Higher Diploma in Social Sciences
  • Knowledge in Clearing and Forwarding
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in a similar role in the Airfreight Imports department
To apply, send your CV and application letter to felix.mulwa@bollore.com

Warning to Applicants: There are individuals falsely recruiting in the name of Bolloré Africa Logistics and asking for money in the process. Please be aware that Bolloré Africa Logistics does charge any monies in its entire recruitment process.

Vacancy: Behaviour Change and Communication Officer
 
Team / Programme: UNICEF Health 
 
1 Post
 
Location: Lodwar
 
Position Code: BCC TUR
 
Grade: 4

Post Type: National (1 year with possibility of renewal)
 
Child Safeguarding: Level 3 - the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people

Role Purpose:

Scope of Role: Working closely with the Senior Project Officer Health, the post holder will play a key role in implementation of the Behaviour change communication plan of the programme. 

The post-holder will also support the design, development and implementation of context-specific BCC material for health communication (focused on maternal and New born health).  

He/she will be able to engage with versatile and current media strategies (including digital and mobile media) for communication as well as participate in health advocacy.

Dimensions: 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 through local partners. 

Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, health, HIV/AIDS, livelihoods, nutrition and WASH. 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 February 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, Nairobi, Turkana and Wajir. We work through partners in many other parts of the country. 

We have a staff complement of around 300 staff and an operating annual budget of approximately US$25 million in 2014.

Reports to: Senior Project Officer Health.

Staff directly reporting to this Post: None

Budget responsibility: Manage the appropriate parts of the grants that relate to Communication For Development in close collaboration with the Senior project officer.

Key Areas of Accountability:
  • Take the lead in development and implementation of C4D strategies for the health project
  • Develop and review  C4D  messages / materials in collaboration with other program staff, MoH, NGO counterparts, UNICEF focal person and community representatives.
  • Support the adaptation and dissemination of relevant training materials and job aids.
  • Support the development of C4D  skills of MOH staff.
  • Organise and execute community health campaigns in collaboration with other program staff, MoH counterparts and community representatives.
  • Evaluate and document the impact of C4D activities in collaboration with other stakeholders.   
  • Build the capacity of relevant project staff to conduct community mobilization, awareness and sensitization on project objectives.
  • Manage the appropriate parts of the grants that relate to C4D in close collaboration with the senior project officer.
  • Analyze formative research findings and use these to develop communication plans and messages in collaboration with the team.
  • Develop and pre-test C4D materials in the appropriate audiences.
  • Translate /arrange the translation of C4D  materials as appropriate
Other
  • To carry-out any other duties and/or responsibilities assigned by the immediate supervisor
  • To be flexible as required.
Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
 
Accountability:
  • Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
Ambition:
  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically.
Collaboration:
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
Creativity:
  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks
Integrity:
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency
  • Commitment to Save the Children Values
Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Public/Environmental Health and/or Social sciences with 3 years’ work experience
  • Experience in behavior change communication in a public health context. Experience working with the ministry of health and with an NGO is a plus
  • Proven experience in developing BCC material
  • Demonstrated experience in working with mass media and communities in passing health messages
  • Excellent English writing skills are essential, familiarity with the Turkana language will be an added advantage.
  • Computer skills, in particular MS Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Well-developed research, analytical, monitoring and evaluation, and report-writing abilities;
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding and other global policies, and values.
How to Apply

Interested candidates are required to submit a CV and mandatory cover letter indicating the Position Title Code on the subject line to kenya.jobapplications@savethechildren.org  by 5th Dec. 2014.  

Please note that due to the urgency of this position applications will be reviewed as when we receive them.  

Only shortlist candidates will be contacted.

Position: Accountant with Masters - Finance (Law Firm)
 
Our Client is urgently hiring for an experienced accountant in a reputed law firm.

Qualifications: Masters - Finance.

Experience: 5 years & above in similar capacity.
 
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
Our Client, an upcoming Sourcing Agent for the Building Industry and located in Nairobi, is seeking to recruit a Sales Representative to sell Building and Construction Products and related services.  

It is the desire of our Client to appoint a Sales Representative with a positive attitude and a passion for what they do. 

Job Title: Sales Representative (Building & Construction Products)

Job Purpose: 
To effectively sell Building and Construction products and related services, and acquire new business/clients’ for the organization.  

The Sales Representative will develop relationships and provide excellent customer service to both existing and new clients’.
Tasks & Duties:

  • Identify new business opportunities and assess both potential and existing clients’ needs.
  • Develop a database of new leads and follow-up on them effectively.
  • Acquire new clients and establish constructive and long-term relationships through effective daily sales activities.
  • Retain customers through excellent customer service delivery.
  • Sell Building and Construction products and related services, by submitting orders by referring to price-lists, product information and company credit policy.
  • Be a pro-active team player and co-ordinate sales efforts with all related sections to achieve the desired objectives of the organization.
  • Prepare customized presentations and proposals to existing and prospective clients’ and recommend appropriate goods or services after a thorough qualification process.
  • Learn about the industry trends, and provide relevant information to management and team members’.
  • Prepare customer needs report, monthly sales forecasts, weekly plan and daily sales activity reports.
  • Ensure that customer complaints are satisfactorily resolved in a prompt manner and any recommendations required are made to management.
  • Gather relevant pricing, product service and customer business information to ensure a focused sales effort for the organization.
  • Facilitate sales process in a smooth manner to ensure customer loyalty.
  • Develop self through continuous learning e.g. sales workshops, trade fairs
  • Prepare accurate sales agreements, quotations, and related documentation for clients’ and keep them updated on company products and services.
  • Undertake any other duty as may be required by management.
Person Profile
  • Self-driven, aggressive but diplomatic and professional
  • Confident personality loyal, reliable and honest
  • Ability to see things/processes through to completion
  • Excellent work ethics and organized
  • Ability to work with flexibility and minimal supervision
  • Excellent communication skills in English & Kiswahili Languages (both written and oral)
  • A team player with genuine enthusiasm
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Willingness to learn and grow with the organization
  • A persistent attitude at all times even when facing challenging situations
  • Customer focused
Education Level / Professional Qualifications
  • Ordinary (O) Level
  • Diploma in Building & Construction
  • Certificate or Diploma in Sales & Marketing will be an added advantage
  • Computer Literate (MS-Office skills)
Experience
 
At least one (1) year experience in Sales & Marketing.  

However, Candidates in their final year of study in Building & Construction, with the right attitude, work ethics and willingness to learn can also apply.

If you are confident that you meet the outlined Qualifications and Skills, send your CV with 3 referees and cover letter to info@fivetalentsafrica.com by Thursday, 4th December, 2014.   

Clearly indicate the position title on the subject line.  

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Vacancy: Safety Advisor - Kenya (Central)
 
Closing Date: Until removed from site.
 
Terms & Conditions: 12 month contract, €4550 per month salary, 4 days annual leave per month, global medical coverage, €75000 AD&D coverage 
 
INSO is a global charity dedicated exclusively to issues of humanitarian safety and to the operation of NGO Safety Offices (NSO) in volatile or insecure contexts. INSO Kenya aims to support security awareness and security management capabilities amongst NGOs operating throughout the country.

We are now seeking an experienced individual to join our team as a Safety Advisor (SA) who will based out of the INSO Central Region Office located in Nairobi.  

The Safety Advisor leads the delivery of INSO’s core support services in his/her area of responsibility and will combine a strong technical security background with an appreciation and understanding of NGO principles and approaches.  

This Safety Advisor position is being offered on a 1 year (renewable) term with an anticipated starting date of the 1st of December 2014. 
 
Key areas of responsibility:
  • Establish and maintain an active information source network which includes, but is not limited to, NGOs, the UN, military forces, and other national and international security actors to obtain credible and relevant information.
  • Provide NGOs with timely and credible security information and contextual analysis of the local and regional security situation.
  • Write comprehensive bi-weekly reports on the provincial and regional security context as it relates to NGOs, generate weekly regional incident listings, and produce daily flash alerts (as required).
  • Facilitate weekly NGO security roundtables in your region of responsibility, presenting trends and facilitating discussions.
  • Assist NGOs in developing their own security management capacities by reviewing policy, conducting site-security surveys, and assisting in evacuation planning.
  • Manage a small operational team within the regional office including supervising national staff and oversight of some local logistics and administration.
  • Effectively represent, promote and protect INSO's mandate of independence, impartiality and neutrality.
Mandatory Requirements: (Applicants MUST have all these)
  • Exemplary command of the English language (written and spoken).
  • Graduate level education (BA/BSc or equivalent military college) in a relevant field.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience working in an insecure/post conflict environment.
  • Proven writing and analytical skills (sample requested).
  • Familiarity with the philosophy, priorities and principals of NGOs and NGO approaches to security.
  • Ability to develop and maintain culturally and socially diverse relationships and contacts.
  • Understanding of and commitment to the humanitarian principles of independence, impartiality, and neutrality.
Preferred Characteristics: (Applicants SHOULD have 1 or more of these)
  • One or more years of experience in Kenya (in any capacity).
  • Employment history that reflects experience in both security and civilian fields.
  • Experience with NGO security and/or project management.
  • Existing information networks and local language skills.
  • Experience in staff capacity development and training.
  • Formal training qualifications (HEAT, K&R, Personal Security, etc.).
How to Apply: 
 
Interested persons are requested to send the following to jobs@ngosafety.org  no later than 17:00GMT on the 1st of December 2014 and ensure to reference ‘INSO Safety Advisor-Kenya’ in the subject line of your email.  

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted after the closing date.

Cover Letter specifying how you meet the mandatory requirements, your motivation in applying and what you hope to bring to INSO (1 page maximum).

Up to date CV (5 page maximum).

One relevant and substantive writing sample in English which demonstrates your analytical and reporting ability (10 page maximum).

Please do not send any additional information (certificates, other writing samples, etc.) and keep the total size of your application under 2MB if possible.

FMCG Trade Marketing Coordinator 
 
Industry: Manufacturing 
 
Location: Nairobi
 
Salary: Kshs 110,000 gross.

Our client is one of the leading companies in Kenya that specializes in the manufacture of personal care, tissues and hygiene products. 

They are market leaders in across numerous product categories and have established themselves as one of the strongest consumer household brands in the region and seek to hire a trade marketing coordinator.

Job Purpose: To assist in developing trade marketing strategies, utilizing trade and marketing experience to recommend best trade-led activities and tools. 

The trade marketing manager will lead development creation and production of all POS and merchandising tools to the timely execution of company activities at different distribution and consumer levels.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lead the development of an annual trade marketing plan and get alignment and approval of sales and marketing management. Set and align with management on execution goals.
  • Work closely with Sales National Account and Channel Managers to develop creative programs that promote the products and align with the customers’ strategy and program need.
  • Marshall internal resources (Promotions group, Creative Services and Sales) and agencies to execute trade marketing plans.
  • Create Best in Class customized presentations for Programs, annual retailer Brand Plans and ad hoc needs throughout year that set up the National team for greatest success. Great presentations to include industry & brand insights, selling stories and tailored solutions.
  • Produce trade related sell sheets throughout the year to disseminate information on trade related programs.
  • Train National Account team on key trade initiatives such as: brand plans, channel research, how to best use executional tools.
  • Evaluate the requests of channel teams against company goals and other national or local programs.
  • Identify and analyze emerging industry trends and assess potential impact to BBC, key distributor and retail partners, and our customers
  • Educate, orientate and utilize the brand team to deliver through the line activity in store.
  • Leverage agencies and internal marketing team to create specific tools for market specific programs.
  • Assists Brand Managers/Sales Department by coordinating new chains roll-outs in close working with retailers and distributors.
  • Manages development of new merchandising items that meet sales needs by package and by channel.
  • Ensures flawless execution and customer service for all trade marketing tools at retailers and distributor levels.
  • To brief, manage and evaluate third party shopper marketing agencies ensuring they deliver against brand objectives.
  • Develop and source vendors for POS, Merchandising and Premiums and source all POS items.
  • Act as the point person with POS companies for all orders from retailers and distributors.
  • Maintain a good knowledge of both competitor activity and industry best practice to help inform future planning.
  • Work with suppliers for POS merchandise, brand items when needed.
Qualifications & Skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing or related field.
  • Must have 3 – 4 years experience in marketing, sales or business administration.
  • Strong communication and written skills.
  • Proven analytical abilities and experience with budget management.
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple, time-sensitive projects.
  • Ability to work well in a team setting and with various levels within the organization.
  • Strong ability to build relationships in order to provide exceptional sales and coordinate activities within the company.
  • Strong working knowledge of Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint required.
  • Strong project management and problem solving skills.
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 (FMCG Trade Marketing Coordinator 110k gross) to vacancies@corporatestaffing.co.ke before 4th December, 2014.

Kindly indicate previous/ current salary on your CV

N.B: We do not charge any fee for receiving your CV in our database nor for interviewing

Only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted.

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