The Standard Group comprises The Standard Newspapers, Nairobian, KTN, Radio Maisha, PDS, Standard Digital and Think Outdoor Services. 

The Group is looking for highly motivated, qualified, experienced and reputable team players to fill the following positions:

Business Executives - Print, Radio and TV

The Business Executives will be charged with selling advertising for Standard, Nairobian, KTN and Radio Maisha, providing effective services to clients so as to maximize advertising sales volumes.

Key Responsibilities
  • Achieving set annual and monthly targets for multimedia advertising sales
  • To increase advertising opportunities within Standard Group’s products which will translate to higher revenues
  • To deliver high quality customer service to clients
  • To support, maintain and grow business contacts with both the existing and potential advertising clients and agents
  • Develop strategy to increase sales volumes and market share.
Qualifications & Experience
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business related field
  • Professional diploma qualification in Marketing
  • Full competence in presentation skills is required
  • Experience of 2 years
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
If you possess the above qualifications and the drive to meet the challenges, visit our websitehttp://www.standardmedia.co.ke/recruitment to browse through the current openings/ vacancies and apply not later than 14th December 2014.

Please note that ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The Standard Group is an equal opportunity employer and as such, canvassing of any form will lead to automatic disqualification.

Vacancy: IT Manager 
 
Reports to: Finance and Administration Director
 
Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya (with travel to AAH-I Country Offices and field stations).
 
Action Africa Help (AAH-I), is an international non-profit making organization, based in Nairobi, Kenya, that supports livelihood-challenged communities in East and Southern Africa to sustainably improve their well-being and standard of living with Country Programs in South Sudan, Uganda, Zambia, Somalia, and Kenya. 

AAH-I has over 20 years’ experience working with communities in conflict and post-conflict situations, including refugees, internally displaced people and host communities.

The IT Manager will be responsible for the proper management and maintenance of the ICT systems within AAH-I (both HQ and regional offices/country programmes).

The IT Manager is expected to contribute actively to the growth and development of the organization and to the delivery of AAH-I’s Mission and Vision. 

He/she will: 
  • Install, monitor and maintain all computers and networks in AAH-I, directly and through third-party/contracted services 
  • Install, configure, monitor and maintain all computer systems i.e. operating systems, antivirus software, productivity software (Microsoft Office), enterprise resource planning system, and any other ICT systems that may be in use in AAH-I. 
  • Ensure all computer systems in AAH-I are kept updated and optimally configured with latest software patches and database updates. 
  • Ensure availability and access to email and Internet for all AAH-I users 
  • Provide first line software and hardware support to AAH-I users, and effectively manage second-line or outsourced support services 
  • Serve as the ICT point of contact for third parties, i.e. ICT vendors for goods and services, on all ICT matters in AAH-I 
  • Participate in reviewing, formulating and implementing an ICT policy for the organization 
  • Participate in identification and prioritization of ICT needs for the organization 
  • Provide technical and operational advice, and coordinate the procurement and implementation of IT projects when the need arises 
  • Carry out or organize for ICT training for users where required 
  • Oversee change management and ICT technology upgrades to keep AAH-I at the cutting edge in ICT use in comparison with other 21st Century organisations 
  • Manage AAH-I’s systems, websites and professional and social network portals 
  • Oversee ICT use and security audits and ensure attendance of all issues raised thereof after each audit.
Required Qualifications
  • A degree in Information Systems from a recognized University
  • Ability to use and install/configure digital technologies (e.g., computers, PDAs, media players, GPS, etc.), communication/networking tools, and social networks appropriately for optimal and appropriate use in a knowledge economy
  • At least 3 years experience in a similar or a higher position, with a specific focus on technical and system administrative roles
  • Experience working on projects or programs where complex organisational improvement initiatives have been delivered
  • A strong understanding of a range of technology platforms and the skills and experience to engage with technology strategists, technical leads, project managers, architects and implementation consultants.
  • Outstanding client relationship and communication skills – personable, credible, engaging and able to manage expectations as well as work in genuine partnership with our client group.
  • A reputation as a team player – we value our culture and want to work with people who lead and inspire confidence in their project team.
Application Instructions
 
Interested candidates should email application letters and CVs (with 3 referees) addressed to recruitke@actionafricahelp.org to be received by Monday, 31st December, 2014 at 5:00 pm. 

The email Subject Line must show the job title of the position applied for. 

AAH-I is an equal-opportunity employer. 

See www.actionafricahelp.org for further information. 

Only those selected for the interviews will be contacted.
County Government of Marsabit
 
Marsabit County Public Service Board
 
Invitation to Participate in a Competition for Designing Logo and Motto
 
Marsabit County Public Service Board was established under chapter 13 of the Constitution of Kenya and subsequent legislation of County Government Act Article 57. 

It is a corporate body with perpetual succession and a seal; and capable of suing and being sued in its corporate name. 

Its independence in the exercise of its Constitutional powers is clearly guaranteed under the Constitution.
 
The Marsabit County Public Service Board through the Office of the Secretary invites;
 

a. Competent Artists and designers for the design of its Logo to be used on all its documents and other publications
 
b. Suggestions, proposals and designs of the County Public Service Board‘s logo and ‘Motto ‘from members of the public and interested persons.

The Logo design which should depict some features of the county’s heritage, geographical features, agricultural products, culture, tourism features, and any other unique features of the county should be submitted in full colour.

Eligibility
  1. Entrants must be Kenyan citizens,
  2. The competition is open to individuals and organized groups but not to any corporate entity;
  3. Entrants must be eighteen years and above;
  4. Youth, women and persons with disability are encouraged to participate.
Winners will be awarded as follows;
  • The winning Logo Kshs 50,000/=
  • 2nd best design Kshs 30,000/=
  • 3rd best design Kshs 20,000/= as a token of appreciation.
Professionals, students, youth institutions and the general public are encouraged to participate 

The design in 2CD-ROMs enclosed in plain sealed envelope marked “DESIGN OF MARSABIT PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD LOGO” should be posted OR hand delivered to Board’s offices located at Former GTZ offices NOT later than Monday 13th January 2015 at 10.00am. 

The documents should be addressed to 

Secretary
Marsabit County Public Service Board
P.O Box 384 – 60500
Marsabit

Note: Once submitted, the design that will be adopted and used will become the property of the Marsabit County Public Service Board.
Achelis Material Handling Limited
 
Vacancy: Technical Sales Manager - Mombasa Branch
 
Qualifications:
  • Minimum degree in Mechanical Engineering or Mechatronics from a reputable institution (JKUAT/UON/MOI/MMUST)
  • 25 – 40 years of age
  • Field – construction machinery and material handling; technical projects
  • 2 – 3 years experience in sales in the above field
  • Ability to handle technical specifications of equipment, preparation of tenders and offering engineering solutions in respect of the above
  • Technical hands on experience is an advantage
  • Organized, self driven, independent, motivated, focused and goal oriented
  • Ready to work in unsupervised challenging environment
Only candidates who meet the set criteria should submit their applications together with their CVs including contact details, current and expected remuneration while attaching copies of certificates and testimonials to be mailed so as to reach the Human Resource Administrator at the address below not later than 22nd December, 2014

Human Resource Administrator
Achelis Material Handling Limited
P.O. Box 30378-00100
Nairobi

OR hr.admin@acheliskenya.co.ke
Impact Research and Development Organization is a registered Kenyan NGO with a main office in Kisumu and regional offices in eight counties. 

IRDO’s principal mandate is to design, implement and evaluate HIV/AIDS research and intervention programs that improve the health status of individuals and local communities. 

We are looking for qualified and experienced personnel to fill in the following position:

ICT Officer
 
Job Summary: The holder of the position will be in charge of the ICT department in the organization. 

It involves drawing a strategy for the department, policies and procedures; assist in the development and implementation of technical systems and equipment, manage MIS and data systems as well as support service delivery in other working locations.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and updating IT policies/procedures on security, configurations
  • Configuration and troubleshooting of Windows Server Active Directory Domain Services, Network Infrastructure, VPN Connections and Antivirus Server installation, configuration
  • Install, configure and troubleshooting IT equipment.
  • Ensure preventive maintenance on various IT equipment and software.
  • Capture all user requests as they come in via phone or email on the incidents management system and ensuring users get updates on the status and progress of their requests.
  • Liaise with vendors to ensure that company equipment are serviced and maintained as per SLAs, and annual schedules
  • Supporting roll out of new applications and hardware as well as maintaining inventory of organization’s IT hardware and software both on- and off-site
  • Email setup, installation, configuration, maintenance and monitoring
  • Implementation, supervision and rollout of contractual tenders and preparation of SLAs.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related discipline
  • Masters in Computer Science / Information Systems or related discipline will be an advantage
  • MCSE/MCITP and CCNA, CISSP,CISA certification would be an added advantage
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Windows 2003, 2008R2/2012 server, Linux, VPN, FTP Server configuration, Virtualization (Hyper-V/VMware) is highly desirable.
  • 5 years experience in ICT management, support and application deployment
  • Sound knowledge of website design and development, Android Technologies, Smart Phones, LAN/WAN and WIFI configurations with experience in Cisco routers, switches, internet firewalls and wireless technologies
  • Excellent planning, organizing and interpersonal skills.
Submit applications, complete with current CV, copies of certificates and testimonials, names and telephone numbers of two professional referees, current and expected salary, to reach the undersigned not later than 22nd December 2014. 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

The Human Resources Manager,
Impact Research and Development Organization,
Baring Drive, Opposite KBC Transmitting Station
Off Awuor Otiende Road
P. O. Box 9171,
Kisumu.
Monitoring and Evaluation Manager / Specialist – Support for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Nairobi and Coast Counties for Kenya
 
Description: The mission of Global Communities (formerly CHF International) is to create longlasting, positive and community-led change that improves the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable people across the globe.

Global Communities is seeking an M&E Manager / Specialist for an anticipated $41-million 5-year USAID funded program to support for orphans and vulnerable children in Nairobi and Coast Counties in Kenya.
 
Responsibilities
 
The Monitoring and Evaluation Manager/Specialist is a senior leadership position on this program. 

He/she will report to the COP and will be responsible for leading the design and implementation of the program monitoring and evaluation framework and information system to track delivery against targets, outcomes and impacts. 

He/she will lead analysis of data collected for assessment of progress and areas of improvement and overall data management. 

He/she will guide reporting processes amongst technical staff and consolidates program reports, and promote learning and knowledge sharing of best practices and lessons learned. 

He/she will support all the technical staff in M&E functions and will manage any M&E related staff in the program.

Qualifications
  • A post-graduate degree in a relevant discipline, such as mathematics, business, statistics, or international relations.
  • At least seven years of experience designing and implementing monitoring and evaluating activities for complex programs in developing countries.
  • A firm command of the M&E issues with respect to improvements in quality integrated service and support programs.
  • Demonstrated experience in setting up and managing M&E systems that track performance as per the objectives of this project (e.g. service integration and performance against each result area).
  • Demonstrated analytical skills to measure the outcomes of the project’s activities and support project supervision.
  • Strong writing and organizational skills for monitoring and reporting on program and program outcomes and impacts.
  • Professional level of oral and written fluency in English language.
Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply. 

Applicants are to submit their application letters with detailed CV to vacancies@chfkenya.org with the Title of the Position being applied for addressed to:

The Country Director,
P.O. Box 1661 00606 Sarit Centre, 
Nairobi, Kenya.

Afpply by 21 December 2014.

Only short listed firms/candidates will be contacted. 

CHF is an equal opportunityemployer.


Vacancy: Economic Strengthening / Livelihoods Specialist – Support for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Nairobi and Coast Counties for Kenya
 
Description: The mission of Global Communities (formerly CHF International) is to create longlasting, positive and community-led change that improves the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable people across the globe.

Global Communities is seeking an Economic Strengthening / Livelihoods Specialist for an anticipated $41-million 5-year USAID funded program to support for orphans and vulnerable children in Nairobi and Coast Counties in Kenya.

Responsibilities
 
The Economic Strengthening / Livelihoods Specialist will be responsible for the technical aspects of project implementation that relate household economic strengthening activities. 

She/he reports directly to the Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Manager and will advise and support the OVC Manager and COP, providing technical direction to project implementation and ensuring the project meets stated goals, expected results and reporting requirements. 

She/he will take technical leadership role designing and promoting use of low-risk activities to diversify and stimulate growth in household income and integrate economic activities with complementary interventions across the project. 

She/he will be knowledgeable about evidence-based and start-of-the-art household economic strengthening approaches/strategies that address the different levels of household vulnerability.

Qualifications
  • At a minimum, a Master’s Degree in commerce, economics, business management and administration or related field.
  • At least five years of experience managing complex development projects, with least two of these years working in Sub-Saharan Africa, preferably Kenya. During this period she/he should have been involved in the design, implementation, reporting and evaluation of evidence-based economic/livelihood projects for vulnerable groups.
  • Professional level of oral and written fluency in English language.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, for-profit private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub-national level.
  • Professional level of oral and written fluency in English language.
Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply. 

Applicants are to submit their application letters with detailed CV to vacancies@chfkenya.org with the Title of the Position being applied for addressed to:

The Country Director,
P.O. Box 1661 00606 Sarit Centre, 
Nairobi, Kenya.

Apply by 21 December 2014.

Only short listed firms/candidates will be contacted. 

CHF is an equal opportunity employer.

Vacancy: Finance Manager – Support for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Nairobi and Coast Counties for Kenya
 
Description: The mission of Global Communities (formerly CHF International) is to create longlasting, positive and community-led change that improves the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable people across the globe.

Global Communities is seeking a Finance Manager for an anticipated $41-million 5-year USAID funded program to support for orphans and vulnerable children in Nairobi and Coast Counties in Kenya.
 
Responsibilities: The Finance Manger will report to the COP and will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of financial management, including financial systems implementation, budgeting, expenditure tracking, and financial reporting and accounting for both the prime partner and any sub awards.
 
At a minimum, the Finance Manager shall have:

  • A post-graduate degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or related field relevant to the position requirements.
  • At least seven years of experience in financial management for large similarly sized complex projects.
  • At least five years working in financial management in the field of international development.
Applicants are to submit their application letters with detailed CV to vacancies@chfkenya.org with the Title of the Position being applied for addressed to:

The Country Director,
P.O. Box 1661 00606 Sarit Centre, 
Nairobi, Kenya

Apply by 21 December 2014.

Only short listed firms/candidates will be contacted. 

CHF is an equal opportunity employer.

CIC Insurance Group is the leading Co-operative insurer in Africa and one of the top three insurance companies in the country. 

CIC Insurance Group consists of three subsidiaries; CIC General Ltd, CIC Life Assurance Ltd and CIC Asset Management Ltd; currently CIC has businesses operating all over Kenya with 19 branches. 

In order to execute its ambitious growth and expansion strategy, CIC wishes to recruit high caliber individuals to fill the following position:

Brand Manager

Purpose of the Job
: To ensure effective external and internal communication of the CIC Brand so as to create awareness, understanding and to enhance the company’s reputation.
Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Partner in leadership for all brand and marketing communications activities for the CIC brand including new product launches and loyalty programs
  • Develop a comprehensive brand induction program template that represents the CIC brand pillars, brand personality, identity, and core values, and use the tool to implement a brand orientation for CIC staff.
  • Maintain a favorable media liaison relationship.
  • Partner in Identifying relevant brand promotional platforms (Tradeshows, festivals and events), and lead promotional activities for the CIC Brand.
  • Guiding all stakeholders on CIC brand
  • Interface with the appointed PR & Advertising agencies, Creative Designers, photographers, media, as appropriate, other internal and external audiences to ensure consistency of the CIC brand positioning.
  • Promote and contribute to marketing communications capabilities, Advertising development and project management.
  • Be an active and enthusiastic advocate of the CIC brand, in theory and in practice.
  • Provision of briefs writing to the advertising agency and creative.
  • Assist in day-to-day management of brand development and production of advertising campaigns and material.
  • Guide suppliers on production technicalities by ensuring that all artworks and promotional material are produced within the CIC brand principles, style guideline.
  • Management of campaign/advertising administration requirements, systems, ordering and recon of budgets.
  • Maintenance of the CIC brand promotion electronic archive.
  • Management of the CIC Website by providing web building and updating content.
  • Preparation of the marketing budget.
  • Giving reports of competitor analysis, Share of voice in the market & market intelligence
Academic Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Business studies, Communication, social sciences or a related field.

Relevant Work Experience: Minimum 3 years hands-on experience in an advertising/marketing communications/branding role focusing on the implementation of communication action plans/strategies coupled with significant exposure to the media management process.

Skills / Knowledge
  • Excellent Communication Skills, including: verbal, written, & presentation, negotiation skills.
  • Outstanding knowledge of Design Portfolio.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of photography processes and techniques.
  • Ability to get along with all types of personalities both internal and external to maintain a positive brand impression and perception
  • Proactive
  • Show personal initiative in terms of increasing own knowledge
  • Ability to draw a schedule that contributes to the annual brand Development budget.
  • Team player with excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
Personal Attributes (3 – Must, 2-should, 1-preferably)
  • Pleasant and friendly to customers-3
  • Highly Productive-3
  • A good team player and leader-3
  • A person of high integrity-3
  • Self-Drive-3
  • Good Planner-3
  • Calculate Risk taker-3
If you have the aforementioned professional and academic qualifications and you are ready to execute the above mandate, kindly send your resume to the address below indicating on the subject of your email the job title.

For example: Ref: Application for Brand Manager Position to:

 The Group Human Resources Manager
CIC Insurance Group Ltd
Strictly through Email to: recruitment@cic.co.ke

 The application should reach us by close of business on 31st December, 2014.

Please note only short listed candidate will be contacted. 

If you do not hear from us by 30th January, 2015 consider your application unsuccessful.
Our Client, The Nation Media Group, is the largest independent media house in East and Central Africa with operations in print, broadcast and digital media. 

Monitor Publications Limited (MPL) founded in 1992 based in Kampala, Uganda is a principal subsidiary of the Nation Media Group. MPL is Uganda’s leading independent media company. 

The company’s publications include the Daily Monitor Newspaper, Saturday Monitor, Sunday Monitor and the Daily Monitor E-paper (Electronic Edition) with a readership of over 1,000,000. 

Other MPL product portfolio include 93.3 KFM, Dembe FM and Ennyanda (a Lugunda, weekly sports newspaper). The company also offers advertising plans, including banner advertisements, classifieds, Web brochures, and supplements.

Monitor Publications Limited seeks to recruit a qualified and competent person to fill the Managing Director (MD) position. The Managing Director-MPL is a member of the Executive Management
Team of the Nation Media Group.
 

Responsibility: The managing Director is responsible for directing the activities of the Company to meet strategic objectives, achieve profitability targets, design and execute the company’s strategic goals, motivate staff for high productivity, manage resources for the sustainability of the company and maximize returns to shareholders.

Key duties and main responsibilities will include the following:
  • Lead in the design and execution of the Company’s strategy and direction with clear milestones and measures of success
  • Lead the company’s Executive team in delivery and implementation of strategic objectives
  • Avail and manage MPL’s resources both financial and physical, to drive the execution of business objectives
  • Direct the activities, processes and productivity of the Company to meet performance goals and objectives
  • Grow and sustain strategic partnerships and alliances with stakeholders in the industry such as government, shareholders, suppliers and customers
  • Spearhead the company’s mission to Educate, Inform and Entertain the nation in a sustainable manner
  • Develop and implement a performance driven organizational culture that motivates staff
  • Establish regular business performance monitoring and reporting with remedial actions where necessary
  • Lead in the development of new products and innovative ideas for business growth
Minimum requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in a business related field and a Master’s qualification in business management will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum 15 years’ work experience, 5 of which should be in a senior leadership role
  • Proven and Demonstrated Leadership skills
  • Evidence of previous involvement in strategic planning, development and implementation
  • Experience in managing government relations
  • Experience in Journalism or in the Media Industry will be an added advantage
  • Aged between 35 and 55
The desired core competencies include the following areas:
  • Strategy formulation and execution
  • Excellent communication skills oral and written
  • Very strong interpersonal skills
  • High standards of integrity, with a clean track record
  • Ability to influence
  • Strong Business acumen
  • Good organizational and planning skills
  • Highly organized with ability to multitask
  • Assertive, proactive and diligent with commitment to high standards of service delivery
  • Creative and innovative, with a forward thinking approach
  • Ability to prioritize, organize own workload and manage projects to completion
  • Ability to work well under pressure and with tight time constraints
  • Knowledge of the country relevant legislation
How to apply
 
If your qualifications and experience match any of these roles, please email your application quoting the job title to Executive Selection Division, KPMG at the following email address:esd@kpmg.co.ug.

Please attach your CV containing your e-mail address, daytime telephone contact, qualifications, achievements, experience, current position/ occupation and names & addresses of three referees together with a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) summarizing why you consider yourself particularly well suited for the position. Do not attach any other documents at this point.

All applications should be sent via email. Please clearly state the position in the subject line of your email. Closing date for receipt of applications will be 31 December 2014.

Applications will be selected on merit and only those short listed will be contacted for interviews.

For any questions regarding the application process please contact Executive Selection Division, KPMG on +256 414 347833, +256 414346294 or +256 414 340 315.

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