VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT (Ref No. IRS/86/112014)

SCIENTIST, EU-FUNDED PUSH–PULL PROGRAMME IN SOMALILAND UNDER MILK VALUE CHAIN PROJECT

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR A SCIENTIST TO IMPLEMENT THE PUSH–PULL TECHNOLOGY IN SOMALILAND UNDER THE EU-FUNDED MILK VALUE CHAIN PROJECT
1. Location – Arabsiyo, Somaliland.
2. Duration – The appointment will be for 18 months only.
3. Eligibility – PhD in Agricultural Entomology with 5 years post-qualification experience.
4. Starting date - 1st January 2015 or soon thereafter
icipe — The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, is an intergovernmental organisation funded by governmental aid agencies, UN organisations and private foundations to carry out research and training in environmentally sound and sustainable management of arthropods for improving health and agricultural productivity in the tropics. icipe has over 400 staff to support its research and capacity building programmes located at various sites in Africa.
icipe wishes to urgently engage a mid-level scientist to fill the position of SCIENTIST FOR PUSH–PULL TECHNOLOGY IN THE EU-FUNDED MILK VALUE CHAIN PROJECT IN SOMALILAND. This is an internationally recruited position for which a competitive remuneration package will be offered to the right candidate.

Tasks of the Scientist

The successful candidate will be expected to:
(1)  Validate and upscale push–pull strategies in the northwest Hargeisa, Gabiley Region districts of Arabsiyo, Huluuq and Agamso;
(2)  Establish a stakeholders’ platform of local Somali village elders and farmers through extension officers and create awareness about icipe as an organisation and about push–pull as a component in the Milk Value Chain project, and its benefits;
(3)  Establish several farm sites in different locations, and monitor their performance;
(4)  Devise a sampling strategy for selecting farmers to participate in push–pull trials based on established selection criteria;
(5)  Conduct training of farmers on push–pull technology and utilisation of its products— Napier grass, Brachiaria grass and Desmodium;
(6)  Ensure the implementation of best agronomic practices and research protocols in preparing field layout, planting, sampling data collection, data analysis and preparing reports;
(7)  Translate push–pull dissemination materials into the Somali language;
(8)  Develop and expand strategic partnerships with local government, national research organisations, NGOs, CBOs, farmers’ organisations, and universities to support dissemination of the push–pull technology in farming systems in Somaliland;
(9)  Interface with the Government of Somaliland through the Ministry of Livestock and Ministry of Agriculture in getting Push–Pull strategy mainstreamed in their national agricultural system;
(10)    Provide regular feedback to the Programme Leader and Project Coordinator on the projects’ status and advising on budget re-allocations, among other actions.

Outputs and Deliverables

Outputs expected after the end of every season are:
  • Project technical progress report and financial report, to be shared with the Project Leaders
Expected outputs by the end of the contract duration are:
(1)  A detailed project report with the number and GPS-referenced locations of farmers who have planted Push–Pull fields;
(2)  A compilation of project activities, including farmer group trainings, field days and other public dissemination events undertaken during the contract period;
(3)  A report outlining contents of a technical training package on Push–Pull technology;
(4)  A report of scientific research outputs and resulting publications.
Requirements/Qualifications:
  • PhD in Agricultural Entomology;
  • 5 years working experience in a closely related discipline within a reputable international organisation, agricultural research or extension organisation;
  • Experience in programme/project management at country level;
  • At least 2 years experience in working with small-scale farmers in Somaliland;
  • A progressive track record of related research work, analysis and publication;
  • Experience in research data management;
  • Experience in Brachiaria and Desmodium research work.
Other desirable attributes
  • Fluent in the Somali language
  • Knowledge of Somali culture
  • Computer literacy
  • Good research and project management skills
  • Excellent reporting and communication skills
  • Knowledge of government policy and social cultural contexts of rural development in Somaliland.
Reporting
This position reports to the Principal Scientist and Programme Leader, Push–pull Habitat Management Programme.

The selected candidate should be available to start as soon as possible.

How to apply for the position:
All applications must arrive via email on or before the 10th of December 2014. Please quote the job reference number IRS/86/112014 on the email subject line. Interested applicants should submit: (a) a confidential cover letter, including the expected salary and an indication of your earliest date of availability, (b) detailed CV with names and addresses of 3 referees (including e-mail addresses, fax numbers), (c) academic certificates and supporting documents of previous relevant work, and (d) a one-page write-up on how you consider yourself suitable for the job, to:
Only applications of shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.

icipe is an equal opportunity employer and women are highly encouraged to apply
Vacancy: Backend Developer

Location: 
Nairobi

Job Description:
  • Monitor server performance.
  • Respond to server errors and assist in server upgrades on Amazon Web Services
  • Assist in writing and running regular system tests / maintenance
  • Will be working together with a team of experts and will be expected to be up to speed on culture, values and managing his/her own tasks within two months.
  • Fixing bugs & investigating queries.
  • Occasional tech support to clients
Requirements:

  • 3-5 years experience (25-30 years)
  • Skilled in Python and Django
  • Understands C programming well
  • Good knowledge in network communication and internet protocols such as http and ip
  • Good knowledge in database management, will be maintaining and migrating databases
  • Prefers someone young and very smart with great attention to details.
To apply: Email your CV to cv@dumaworks.com with the subject line BACKEND DEVELOPER Job, your name and phone number

Vacancies: Waitresses Ladies

Qualifications:

 
CV, National ID, K.C.S.E Mean Grade C
 
Full photo plus Passport Size Photo
 
Very hardworking, well groomed and a good team player

Age 20-26 years and experience in hotel industry will be an added advantage
 
Able to work under minimum supervision and have good communication skills
Applicants who have met the above requirements should kindly drop their documents to our offices and book an appointment for interviews:
 @ FINIX CASINO HURLINGHAM
Nyaku House 1st Floor.
Our client is currently looking for Sales Representatives for Building and Constructions Materials

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Represent the company’s product lines by calling on existing accounts of builders,  architects, exporters and contractors.
  • Seek to establish new accounts by calling on builders, , architects, exporters and contractors
  • Explain products’ features, systems, construction, pricing and installation.
  • Provide sound customer service by following up after the sale to ensure customer satisfaction on product quality, delivery, and installation.
  • Prepare customer quotes using predetermined guidelines on pricing.
  • Conduct market research to determine trends in construction, competitor’s products, and code requirements.
  • Evaluate field claims on product defects or installation and resolve as appropriate.
  • Assist the office staff on resolving billing and credit disputes with the sales representative’s customers.
  • Represent the company’s products and services at home shows and industry expositions. Coordinates and attends dealer meetings/training on products and programs.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required.
Required Education, Experience and Skills
  • A bachelor’s degree/Diploma in business administration or relevant discipline is preferred but not required.
  • 1 - 5 years’ experience in direct sales/face-to-face position.
  • Building products industry experience is preferred
  • Able to demonstrate strong verbal communication, interpersonal skills and build relations with customers, suppliers and employees.
  • Must have a strong understanding of business drivers, planning and negotiations.
If you feel you fit the above role ,please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject to jobs@alternatedoors.co.ke

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.

For unsolicited applications,please drop your CV in our offices (Devan Plaza, Westlands 4th Floor) Monday to Friday- 3pm- 5.30pm ONLY.


Our client is a local NGO providing comprehensive rehabilitation services with the aim of empowering persons with disabilities.

They now seek to hire Human Resource and Administration Assistant.

Duties:
  • Coordinate all  Administrative functions in the branch
  • Update and maintain all staff files for branch for all staff.
  • Perform HR are related duties as and when required.
  • Supervise and manage the office attendants, messenger and drivers
  • Ensure secretarial follow-through and minutes are taken during all management meetings and presented to members on time.
  • Attend to and respond to telephone queries and guests and requests and handle inquiries of an administrative nature in a timely manner.
  • Maintain accurate records of  correspondents received and dispatched at the by the Branch
  • Assist management staff in logistical arrangements such as bookings airlines, board rooms and vehicles etc.  
Qualifications   
  • Possess a Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) Diploma in HR a must.
  • Certificate in counselling would be an added advantage.
  • At least 3 years relevant working experience in a HR department with over 30 staff in a unionised organization.
  • Demonstrated experience in HR management and administration.
  • Have working experience with and an excellent knowledge of Outlook, Excel and word
  • Have the ability to work for long and odd hours under minimum supervision to meet deadlines.
  • Pleasant personality with positive attitude, excellent negotiation and record keeping skills.
  • Available to begin immediately.
eMail: careersinafrika@gmail.com

Vacancy: Procurement Logistics and Supply Chain Manager.

Location: 
Nairobi

Hours: Full Time

Experience: Logistics Planning (3-4 experience), Procurement & Supplies, 

Education Type: Diploma, Degree

Extra Education Information: Bachelors’ degree or diploma holder in purchasing and sales or marketing. 
  • Develop company: procurement & supplies, maintenance, security and surveillance; policies and procedures.
1. Procurement and logistics
  • Receive requests from different sections and prepare purchase plans with a view of ensuring cost effectiveness, timely procurement and quality of goods.
  • Ensure procurement procedures are carried out in line with policy.
  • Arrange for transportation of goods and equipments between destinations and ensure that the goods are securely packaged and loaded to prevent damage during transportation.
  • Compile accurate documentation relating to the movement of items between locations, whether as a transfer or for distribution.
  • Import/export management
  • Help to lower the cost and secure agreements.
2. Infrastructure management and Security
  • Oversee maintenance of assets and equipment register and ensure that all the changes to the assets & equipment locations, conditions are reflected accurately and in a timely manner. 
  • Ensure that the assets that are issued to staff are authorised, recorded and necessary paper work exists in assets file, as per policy.
  • Assist the Infrastructure Security & Maintenance Manager and Security & Surveillance Manager to ensure that all assets are properly maintained and looked after. 
  • Any misuse and abuse is reported and documented for action
3. Transport
  • Sourcing, procuring, maintaining and disposing of transportation such that the vehicles and motorcycles are safe, efficient and cost effective to ensure that the business can operate efficiently.
  • Leading, co-ordinating and developing the Supply Chain team (including 3rd parties and partners) to improve performance and meet objectives so that the stock and vehicles are available for optimum utilization.
  • Creating the blueprint for repair and maintenance of the vehicles and motorcycles.
Strictly: Only those candidates who meet the above mentioned qualifications should submit their CV to  cv@dumaworks.com with the subject line PROCUREMENT MANAGER Job, your name and phone number
Job: Marketing Executive

Location: 
Kisumu

Hours: Full time

Duties:
  • Identify markets; develop sales / marketing strategies to penetrate markets in line with company business plan.
  • Demonstrable experience of motivating a sales colleagues
  • Have good financial awareness and be profit focused.
  • Exceptional People Management and Customer Service skills.
  • The ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Excellent negotiation and influencing skills.
  • The ability to lead by example and strong people management skills.
  • Well-developed Communication and Organization skills.
  • Has demonstrated the professional skill set to work across functionally with highly effective outcomes.
  • Strong ability to plan, delegate and communicate.
  • Well organized and detail oriented, proven leadership skills.
  • Passionate about the hotel industry.
Skills and Qualifications:
  • Degree/Diploma in Marketing, Public Relations or Tourism related courses.
  • Candidate must have at least 3 years hotel experience in a sales and marketing environment preferably conferencing & corporate accounts.
  • Track Record in the creation of new markets for services
  • Sound Knowledge of the service industry and the market trade within the industry.
  • Qualification in Hospitality Management will be an added advantage.
  • Good organizational skills and an orderly approach to marketing matters.
  • An ability to listen, think ahead and communicate.
Strictly: Only those candidates who meet the above mentioned qualifications should submit their CV to  cv@dumaworks.com with the subject line MARKETING EXECUTIVE Job, your name and phone number

FMCG Regional Sales Representative

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Industry: FMCG / Manufacturing 
 
Location: Central Kenya
 
Salary: Kshs 110k gross.

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

They are market leaders across numerous product categories and have established themselves as one of the strongest consumer household brands in East Africa. They seek to hire regional sales representatives to manage sales in designated regions. 
Job Purpose: To provide leadership to sales teams, distributors and retailers for achievement of sales targets in the assigned territory.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Achieve the Area’s sales and revenue targets
  • Establish an environment and foundation for future sales growth.
  • Direct selling activities within the Area, including deploying resources and customer service
  • Prioritizes effectively and in accordance with corporate objectives
  • Manage the Sales Representatives including their performance, hiring and training
  • Setting sales targets for individual sales representatives and your team as a whole
  • Monitoring the team's performance and motivating them to reach targets
  • Responsible for the Area’s forecasting and sales tracking
  • Evaluate market trends and gather competitive information, identify trends that effect current and future growth of Area sales, surveying consumer needs and trends; tracking competitors
  • Developing new routes to various markets.
  • Handle special projects as assigned.
  • Servicing the needs of the existing customers
  • Preparing the Areas annual budget and scheduling expenditures;   
  • Establishes sales objectives by creating a sales plan for the Area to meet national objectives
  • Building and maintaining rapport with key accounts and identifying new customer opportunities.
  • Recommends product lines by identifying new product opportunities,.
  • Update on the job knowledge by participating in training opportunities and maintaining personal networks.
  • Regular reporting to the head of sales
Qualifications & Skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Sales & Marketing.
  • Additional professional qualifications in Sales & Marketing
  • Must have 3 – 4 years experience managing sales in a territory.
  • Perfect knowledge of Nairobi area is an added advantage
  • Experience in working in an FMCG/ manufacturing.
  • Must have at least 2 years of experience in supervising a sales team.
  • Experience in developing and maintaining business growth,  distribution management , Market research, and product launches
  • Skills in Customer care, branding, field sales, communication
  • Must be self driven and able to meet deadlines
  • High level of professionalism, enthusiasm, and a “can do” attitude
  • Result oriented, Problem analysis and problem-solving
  • Persuasiveness, innovation and judgment
  • Take responsibility for the direction, control and planning of an activity
  • Works with minimal supervision and stress tolerant
  • Relate to others in a manner that creates a sense of teamwork and co-operation
  • Maintain effective communication with colleagues, both junior and senior
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 Regional Sales Representative – Central 110k gross) to vacancies@corporatestaffing.co.ke before 16th 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.
Vacancy: Finance and Administration Manager 

Partners for Health and Development in Africa (PHDA) is an international NGO working to increase access to health for the disadvantaged communities in Africa through systems strengthening, research, program development and partnerships. 

PHDA is sponsored by the University of Manitoba, Canada and is currently implementing the University programs in HIV Key populations programming and Research in Kenya. 

PHDA has a vacancy for Finance and Administration Manager who will manage the finance and administration for a group of projects under PHDA. . 

We are looking for a self-motivated finance savvy person with the requisite administrative experience and is excited to work in a rapidly growing organization that offers opportunities for career development. 

Reporting to the Head of the Programs and working closely with the Chief Executive Officer and other project leads, the Finance and Administration Manager will have the following responsibilities:- 

Finance and Accounting:-
  • Oversee the preparation and keeping of the project books of account; including monthly project financial reports and financial forecasts for decision making to facilitate forward planning of project operations.
  • Manage the preparation of the statutory annual accounts and ensure timely filing of annual and other statutory returns related to assigned projects.
  • Manage and maintain all project financial records, assets, liabilities, structures in accordance with PHDA rules and regulations and donor reporting standards
  • Manage and maintain accurate cash flow forecasts. Offer timely review of cash position for project accounts to ensure sufficient funds are on hand for disbursement.
  • Manage the projects’ cash flow by preparing regular cash-flow projection and requesting funds transfers from University of Manitoba as necessary.
  • Maintain relationships with suppliers and other stakeholders to ensure healthy organization operations.
  • Analyze and track implementation of contracts with various partners, providing routine report on implementation lapses and the financial consequence of each.
  • Manage the financial reporting and audit requirements to ensure that internal and donor requirements are met, this will include the preparation of financial statements, budget narratives and funds requests on a timely basis in compliance with statutory requirements
Administrative:-
  • Manage project Administrative function in an efficient, cost effective manner.
  • Oversee Procurement and Travel/Logistics functions for the TSU project
  • Oversee adherence to office budgets, determining solutions to admin concerns raised by projects, and leading negotiations/relationships with / project Partners.
  • Oversee the maintenance of an asset register, ensure the facility is managed properly, and ensure proper and cost effective maintenance of insurance policies in conjunction with PHDA management
  • Work with program leads to develop appropriate consultant agreements.
  • Safe keeping of partners’ agreements, lease agreements, donor agreements and consultants/business contracts
Grant Management:-
  • Management of institutional donor contracts and budget all inclusive of budget construction rules, reporting, administrative and financial negotiation.
  • Ensure compliance of sub grantees to PHDA‘s financial and administrative rules and obligations.
  • Support project leads and CEO in development of partnership/Sub Award agreements.
  • Report and communicate on sub grantees on a monthly basis and on quarterly basis upon carrying out of field visits.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Minimum university degree in Commerce, Accounting or Finance and CPA (K)
  • Minimum five years relevant experience in a busy financial environment
  • Experience in managing donor contracts, and donor fund accounting within NGO settings
  • Working Knowledge of Sage pastel software/ Computerized accounting is essential
This position requires high integrity, good interpersonal communication skills, ability to multi task, a focus on results and proactive in finding solutions around finance and admin work 

How to apply: Applications from qualified and interested candidates should be sent by e-mail to ntsukenya@gmail.com.

 If email is not possible, a hard copy can be sent via post to the following address: CEO PHDA: PO Box 3737 – 00506, Nairobi, Kenya. 

Applications should consist of an updated CV with current daytime telephone contact and a cover letter indicating the position applied for in the subject header and stating the expected salary. 

All applications must be received no later than December 16th, 2014. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Our Client is a Real Estate Company currently recruiting Senior Business Development Executives.

Overview: To act as a representative and negotiate the successful sale of Land.

Primary responsibilities
  • Attending to all enquiries, marketing and promoting properties for sale;
  • Collecting information about the properties and Comparing with similar properties to determine fair market price.
  • Monitoring sales as they proceed and liaising with all interested parties including mortgage brokers, solicitors, surveyors and other estate agents;
  • Liaising with service providers on delivery of quality services, provision of information and general supervision e.g. surveyors, security, contractors, accountants and legal services providers.
  • Maintaining sales records and reports as may be required by management
Requirements

  • The ideal candidate should possess at least a diploma or Certificate in business or marketing field with at least 1 year experience in the Real Estate Industry.
  • Should be able to work independently, understanding what needs to be done and having the drive to do it without being supervised
Salary: Retainer + Commission

If you feel you fit the above role, please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject to jobs@alternatedoors.co.ke

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.

For unsolicited applications, please drop your CV in our offices (Devan Plaza, Westlands 4th Floor) Monday to Friday- 3pm- 5.30pm ONLY.
Vacancy: Finance Manager
 
Location: Cairo, Egypt  
 
Industry: Manufacturing
 
Our client, a leading global distributor of a worldwide recognized beverage wishes to recruit a Finance Manager. 

The ideal candidate will be responsible for providing innovative & insightful financial leadership, tactically managing the company’s growth, profitability, financial goals & activities. 

The ideal candidate should have Minimum 5 years of related progressive finance experience with a reputed medium to large scale FMCG manufacturing/distribution company. 
Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Directing the financial aspects of the company of its existing operations as well as in its growth strategy.
  • Designing and developing a finance structure, enhance the organizations overall financial performance and ensuring finance function deliverables are accurate.
  • Maintaining the company’s ERP system.
  • Working closely with the senior management in strategic planning, development opportunities & risk management; provide qualitative & quantitative analyses & recommendations to support in decision making process & drive performance improvement.
  • Controlling the audit process by preparing of financial documents and related disclosures.
  • Developing and managing the financial model and planning process like operating plan and business reviews.
  •  Evaluating and measuring finance & business performance against plan, make recommendations and presentations to enhance profitability.
  • Ensuring corporate reports generated are accurate and are according to required standards.
  • Conducting regular review to ensure compliance with the company’s policies, procedures, process and internal controls for the unit.
  • Assessing bank payments, credit and financing request, process information and credit investigations.
Qualifications and Competences
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting, CPA or CA is preferred. Postgraduate degree in finance is added advantage
  • Extensive experience in accounting, financial planning and controlling.
  • Forecast ability-able to envision changes to the business, think creatively.
  • ERP knowledge & experience is a must. Solid knowledge of Oracle and/ or SAP preferred.
  • Strong commercial business acumen with high integrity; Strong customer focus.
  • Persuasive communicator with excellent communication skills in English, Arabic is a must.
To apply, send your CV and cover letter to hr@flexi-personnel.com before Friday 12th December, 2014.

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

We at Trianum Hospitality are passionate about hospitality!  

We are a consulting and management firm that manages a number of high quality fully furnished and serviced apartments and boutique hotels in multiple locations across the country.  

We are looking for a Front Office Supervisor to join one of our properties.

1 Positions

Reporting to the Operations Manager this key role is responsible for:
  • Supervision and control of all Front of House areas to the standards laid down by the company
  • Ensuring adherence to policy and procedures regarding the efficient check-in/check-out of guests promptly and courteously
  • Maintaining high standards of customer service at the reception by ensuring all enquires are responded to in a courteous and timely manner and all visitors are treated with great respect.
  • Supervision receptionists and cleaners within the reception area.
Desired Skills Qualifications
  • Front Office Certification from Kenya Utalii College or other recognized institution / Degree in Hotel Management
  • 3- 5 years experience in a supervisory or management role in the Front Office Department
  • Excellent written & spoken English, interpersonal skills and presentation skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite, experience with HIS(Hotel Information System)
If you possess the necessary qualification and experience, please send a cover letter and updated CV indicating why you are the most suitable candidate for the role to hr@trianum.co.ke. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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

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

Mercy Corps is looking for committed and dynamic individuals to take up the following position: Operations Manager
 
Program / Department Summary: The Operations Manager will liaise closely with Mercy Corps’ Procurement Administration and Logistics Management (PALM) team with regard to the full implementation of standard Mercy Corps policies and procedures. 

A heavy emphasis is placed on the training of staff within the administration and logistics departments. The Operations Manager will manage all administrative and logistics support functions for the Mercy Corps program in Kenya. 

The successful candidate is expected to travel 50% of his/her time to field offices and to program implementation sites.
 
General Position Summary: With the exception of Human Resources functions the Operations Manager will manage all administrative and logistics support functions for the Mercy Corps program in Kenya. 

The successful candidate is expected to travel 50% of his/her time to field offices and to program implementation sites.

Essential Job Functions:
  1. Provide operational support, coordination, supervision and monitoring activities designed to meet program objectives;
  2. Develop, implement and manage relevant Mercy Corps operations systems for offices in Kenya;
  3. Advise and support the development and management of systems in Kenya, for full integration with Mercy Corps systems; This will require close coaching and training of field staff;
  4. Work with Mercy Corps staff to ensure smooth introduction and operation of necessary systems, including travel to field offices in order to provide hand-on, practical training to staff;
  5. The Operations Manager will be responsible for the management of all administration and logistics functions and is responsible for the full and proper implementation of Mercy Corps systems of management, compliance and control with regard to the following disciplines:
A. Administration
 
Disciplines covered under administration are:
  • Facilities Management
  • Office Management
  • Travel Coordination
  • Information Technology
B. Logistics
 
Disciplines covered under logistics are:
  • Procurement
  • Fleet Management
  • Warehousing/commodity management
  • Asset Management
  • Communications (Equipment)
C. Security Management
  • Assist as required, the Country Director and Regional Security Adviser in: maintaining and advising on appropriate security systems and procedures and ensure all staff adheres to these procedures, facilitate Security Management Team (SMT) meetings in Nairobi and ensure information is disseminated to all staff, with the Country Director and the Security Advisor being kept informed. Act as the security focal point for the Kenya office.
  • Provide a security briefing to all new staff (advising on current security phase of MC Kenya offices and Nairobi city), brief guards and drivers on any immediate security threats and provide training/translation to advisories, as necessary. Facilitate any incident reporting requirements as required. Maintain a filing system and ensure SFP have access to files and completed forms (this includes work –related injuries);
  • Assist Country Director as required, in developing contingency strategies to continue work in times of heightened security. Update each MC Kenya office security plans, security tree and constant companion, contact security assessments for new offices. Will represent Mercy Corps, as advised by supervisor, to local governments and authorities and at routine security meetings/briefings in Kenya.
  • Ensure that all necessary measures are taken to provide MC employees with a staff working environment as detailed in existing guidelines, including responsibility of fire regulations and building evacuation procedures.
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • As part of Mercy Corps’ agency-wide Organizational Learning Initiative, all team members are responsible for spending 5% of their work time in formal and/or non-formal professional learning activities.
Supervisory Responsibility:
  • Administration Officer – Nairobi
  • Logistics/Procurement Officer – Nairobi
  • On call IT support for Nairobi
Accountability: All Mercy Corps field operations manuals, the Kenya National Staff Policy Handbook and the Kenya Security Management Manual

Reports Directly To: Kenya Country Director
 
Works Directly With: The Program and Finance teams. The Operations Manager assumes a strong dotted line of technical support to all Operations staff within Kenya. This is to ensure effective coaching and training of team members on Mercy Corps policies and procedures.
 
Knowledge and Experience:
 
Professional Knowledge and Experience
  • Advanced university degree (Master degree or equivalent) in a supply chain management discipline, business administration, public administration, commerce or related field; Additional study, course-work or training in the areas relevant to supply chain management, procurement and/or a recognized qualification in procurement and logistics is preferable.
  • A minimum of five years field experience in administrative or operational support functions with an international non-governmental organization
  • Experience in setting up and managing administration and finance management systems.
  • Experience in procurement, logistics, and human resource management
  • Minimum of two years experience in humanitarian assistance field emergency/relief settings
  • Demonstrated understanding of complex emergencies, related security concerns, and appropriate responses to such emergencies
  • Excellent writing and communications skills
  • Excellent negotiation, representation, skills and the ability to work comfortably with an ethnically diverse staff.
  • Effective verbal and written communication, organizational, prioritization and computer skills in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
  • Proven records of successful training and capacity building of national staff
  • Knowledge of Mercy Corps systems and procedures (particularly Mercy Corps procurement systems) highly desirable.
Success Factors: Excellent problem solving skills, and ability to act as intermediary between program and operations staff to ensure smooth process flow while maintaining a balance between program implementation and compliance with Mercy Corps and donor policies.

Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should submit a cover letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing three professional references (including a recent supervisor) to hrkenya@ke.mercycorps.org on or before Friday 12th December by 4.00pm. 

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

Applications without the right subject heading will be automatically disqualified. 

Please do not attach any certificates.

(Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

We will only get in touch with shortlisted candidates.)

NB: Mercy Corps does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process.
Manufacturing HR Manager 
 
Industry: Manufacturing
 
Location: Nairobi
 
Salary: Open and Negotiable

Our client is a highly respected manufacturing company in Kenya with a vast portfolio of supplier, autocare and manufacturing abilities. 

They seek to hire a dynamic HR Manager to build and strengthen the employer-employee relationship through direct involvement with recruitment, termination, training, career development, performance reviews, compensation and benefits, employee relations, industrial relations, employment law, labour law, environmental and safety law, compliance, motivation and mediation, change management, disciplinary and grievance issues for the company.
Job Purpose: The HR manager will be responsible for the development of processes and metrics that support the achievement of the company’s business goals. 

The incumbent will be required to constantly keep up to date with key areas of Employment law, labour law, industrial relation law, and other By-laws which change often.

Key Responsibilities
  • Developing HR planning strategies with line managers by considering immediate and long-term (future) staff requirements needed to accomplish organization goals.
  • Recruiting staff by preparing job descriptions that describe the nature of the job as well as the skill set and experience required to fulfil the tasks.
  • Developing job adverts and deciding on how best to advertise as well as Shortlisting applicants for interview using a variety of selection techniques.
  • Conduct employee orientation by acquainting new employees with particular aspects of their new job including pay and benefits, working hours, company rules and regulations.
  • Advising managers and staff on promotion and benefits, administering payroll and maintaining staff records
  • Interpreting and advising on employment legislation; develop and implement policies on a variety of workplace issues e.g. disciplinary procedures, absence management, working conditions, performance management and equal opportunities
  • Listening to grievances and implementing disciplinary procedures
  • Analysing training needs in conjunction with line managers; planning and delivering training, including staff inductions.
  • Develop and administer periodical appraisals to stimulate and guide employee development and performance improvement as well as salary administration purposes (actual appraisal of employee performance is the respective supervisor’s / manager’s responsibility).
  • Act as the mediator and internal change agent facilitator.
  • Build desirable working relationships among all members of the organization and device staff retention policies that serve to attract potential employees at the same time have a conducive working environment for existing staff.
  • Ensure proper record keeping of employee data and regular updates to keep track of their history at the organization (disciplinary, appraisal, promotion, health, dismissal, training
Skills and Requirements
  • Advanced degree or diploma in HR Management; male applicants are highly encouraged to apply.
  • 5+ years experience in HR preferably in a manufacturing background.
  • Experience handling technical workers in an Industrial work environment will be an added advantage.
  • Thorough understanding of the 5 Labour laws of Kenya (Employment Act: 2007, Labour Institutions Act:2007, Labour Relations Act:2007, Work Injury Benefits Act,2007 and Occupational Safety and Health Act,2007.)
  • Experience in coordinating the yearly NEMA, OSHA and Fire Safety Audits and implementation of recommendations (in relation to The Factories And Other Places Of Work Act (Cap 514), The Factories And Other Places Of Work (Fire Risk Reduction) Rules, 2007, The Environmental (Impact Assessment And Audit)  Regulations 2003, The Environmental Management And Coordination (Noise And Excessive Vibration Pollution) (Control) Regulations, 2009 and Occupational Safety And Health Act 2007)
  • Knowledgeable on other legislations such as The Building and Construction Industry Wages Order 2012, General Wages Order (Minimum Wages guide),  NHIF Act, NSSF Act, Public Health Act Cap242, County By-laws  
  • Ability to conduct trainings for old staff old staff whose roles are undergoing changes or for new / inexperienced staff to fully maximize their value at the organization.
  • Develop and implement staff motivation, mediation and development policies.
  • Develop and maintain good labour relations with labour office or trade unions.
  • Ensuring organization conforms to new by-laws, orders, bills, gazette notices and act of parliaments / laws by closely monitoring changes.
  • Ability to analyse, interpret and explain the legal framework regulating employment and employees’ welfare
  • Good business awareness and commercial focus
  • Leadership and strong management style.
  • Ability to influence, negotiate and approachable.
  • High standard of integrity.
How to Apply

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 (Manufacturing HR Manager)  to jobs@corporatestaffing.co.ke before 16th December , 2014.

Kindly indicate current/last salary on your CV

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

Only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted.

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