The KEMRI / University of Washington Study: KEMRI-UW is a collaboration between KEMRI and University of Washington, Currently doing Clinical Research at 2 sites in Nyanza (Homa-Bay and Kisii).

We have Vacancy for a Study Nurse in one of our upcoming Research Studies (Early Onset Sepsis in Neonates)

Position: Study Nurse 

1 Position

Reports To: Study Coordinator / PI
 
Location: Homa-Bay 
 
Duration: 6 Months
 
Key Responsibilities and Duties:
 
The responsibilities of the Study Nurse will include, but not limited to the following:
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of study design and goal, and ensure that the study is conducted in compliance with study protocols and other regulatory requirements.
  • Maintains data collection and data quality systems in support of research protocol;
  • Responsible for the day to day activities of conducting of the study, including site and community relations.
  • Ensure the smooth and efficient day-to-day operation of research and data collection activities.
  • Coordinate the day-to-day activities of any support staff specifically engaged in the carrying out of research/clinical protocol, as appropriate to the position.
  • Participate in weekly research team meetings.
  • Respond to questions about the study posed by participants.
  • Monitor and report on enrolment progress.
  • Work in clinic as needed to collect specimens and ensure their delivery to designated facilities or persons
  • Conduct weekly inventory of relevant supplies to ensure  that they are organized and in sufficient quantities for the study site
  • Perform other duties that may be given by the Study/Site Coordinator
Requirements for the Position:
  • Minimum Diploma in Nursing (KRCN/KRN); registration with the Nursing Council of Kenya with a Certificate in Counseling
  • Previous experience with clinical research
  • Three years of experience working in a busy clinic set up
Desirable Qualities
  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork, and communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and financial accountability.
  • Commitment to integrity and high quality performance.
  • Strong professional references from previous supervisors.
  • Above average computer applications experience and proficiency.
  • Currently reside in or be willing to relocate to the above named County
  • Exceptional eye for detail
  • Pediatric phlebotomy experience with blood culture draw
  • IMCI training
Terms of Employment: Six months non-renewable contract as per KEMRI scheme of service and a probation period for the first 2 months.

Remuneration: Compensation is negotiable within a relevant grade, based on educational levels, relevant experience and demonstrated competency. The salary scheme is based on the KEMRI salary scales. 

If you meet the above requirements, please CLICK HERE to complete the application form and then send an application letter with your current CV that contains details of your qualifications, experience and the full time telephone number and names and addresses of 3 professional referees to Email address: kemriuwjobs@gmail.com to reach us by 5th January , 2015 at 5.00 p.m.

Note: Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Job Title: Key Accounts Manager

Job Code: KAM/ET/141210
 
Number of Positions Open: 1

Reports To: Managing Director
 
Location: Kenya 

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Summary: Our client deals with telecom infrastructure.

Job Objectives:
  • Managing key accounts, maintaining a long term relationship with accounts and maximizing sales opportunities within them.
  • Play an integral role in new business pitches and hold responsibility for the effective on-boarding of new clients.
  • Responsible for the development and achievement of sales through the direct sales channel.
  • Focusing on growing and developing existing clients, together with generating new business.
  • Write business plans for all current and opportunity tender business.
  • Act as the key interface between the customer and all relevant divisions.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Relationship Management by always keeping in touch with customers, the Operations Team, Projects Team to ensure that SLAs are met at all times and customers’ issues are addressed promptly.
  • Working hand in hand with Finance to ensure receivables are realized on time and no income leakages.
  • Ensuring that customers keep to their contractual obligations such as bringing up committed sites, payments, keeping to procedures, etc.
  • Working closely with Sales Manager and Technical Sales Manager on all sales issues, updates, follow ups, etc.
  • Work with the Technical Sales Manager in processing of co-location requests from Non GSM operators (Radio, TV, ISPs and other corporates).
  • Assisting Sales Manager on Key GSM Accounts i.e. Safaricom, Airtel, Orange as and when necessary
Requirements:
 
Education
  • Bachelor’s degree
Knowledge
  • Sales Processes, Relevant Telco / GSM / ICT product knowledge       
Work Experience
  • Three or more years of related experience in related Sales Management
  • Telco / GSM / ICT experience (preferred but not pre-requisite)
Skills and Abilities:
  • Previous experience in Account Management or Territory Sales and display an attitude that is key to success
  • Strong account management and relationship building skills
  • Experience of managing major national accounts at head office level
  • Computer literate with strong excel and word skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to handle conflict situations
  • Performance / target driven individual possessing a positive mind set
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Highly self-motivated
  • Kenyan citizen
How to Apply:

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

Kindly include your current and expected remuneration in your resume.
Our client in health sector is seeking to fill the following position ofsonographer in some their many branches in Kenya

Job Purpose: As the Radiographer you will among other duties play part in improving efficiency of medical services at the center.

Your key responsibilities in the X – ray department will be to:
  • To carry out all routine X-ray services at the center.
  • Procurement of X-ray films, reagents and equipments from suppliers in collaboration with the COO and the administration.
  • Ensuring that x-ray operation standards are maintained and examinations are carried out on time without delay and notifying the doctors on all the finished examination and reports.
  • Stock taking of X-ray films, reagents and consumables will be carried out every month with the administration. The management may also from time to time carry out impromptu stock inspection in the department.
  • Maintain and evaluate radiation safety measures in the department
  • Responsible in keeping of X-ray files namely:
  • The register for daily X-ray work
  • The Local Purchase, internal requisition orders
  • Delivery notes and invoices files
  • Assist in maintaining high standards of cleanliness and hygiene at the department
  • Participate in promotion and marketing of the centers services.
  • Submission of reports of X-ray services
  • Daily update of consumables stock levels on the CBS
  • Provide daily report of sales
Qualifications:
  • Minimum qualification is diploma in medical imaging sciences.
  • Higher diploma in ultrasound
  • 1 years working experience in a hospital environment
  • Must be from recognized institutions
If qualified, kindly send your CV and application letter to jobs@jantakenya.com clearly indicating ‘Sonographer ’ on the subject line by 19th  December, 2014. 

DO NOT attach any certificates.

Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

Job Description: Our client, a leading world class supplier of industrial and domestic appliances is seeking to recruit a service centre manager.

Key Roles
  • Overall management of the respective Service Center and supervision of direct reporting staff
  • Responsible for leading the Service Center team in all matters pertaining to the efficient and smooth operations of all customer service matters
  • Oversee statistical data relating to performance of the Service Center in relation to RTAT, In-Home Service Rate and NPS
  • Oversee and monitor ISO processes and procedures relating to Service
  • Develop, monitor and administer Service Levels and adherence to same by direct reporting staff
  • Oversee the security of company assets including daily cash receipts
  • Ensure customer and staff safety during operational hours by spearheading all Health and Safety activities in the Service Center
  • Identify training requirements for direct reporting staff
  • Plan, forecast and implement Service Center action plans
  • Oversee Parts Department operations by hands-on involvement
  • Seek and secure customer feedback to monitor and manage customer concerns
  • Responsible for staff annual performance appraisals
  • Any other duties assigned
Skills & Qualifications
  • 3-5 years’ experience in Business Management to meet revenue & profitability target.
  • Good experience in operation management in setting up service standards like RTAT, response time, completion time etc
  • Handled large team of technicians, supervisors and management skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good customer handling and customer interaction skills
  • Must have passion for customer service
  • MBA will be an added advantage
  • Good experience in managing spare parts department
Key Performance Indicators

Quantitative:
  • RTAT at or under 3 Days for both In and Out of Warranty Repairs
  • In-Home SVC Rate at or above the 75% benchmark
  • NPS (Net Promoter Score) at or above the 2013 benchmark
  • Customer satisfaction at or above 90% (via surveys for Walk-Ins and In-Homes)
  • Parts Dept Fill Rate at or above 90%
  • 0% hazards and health and safety non conformities at the Service Centers
If qualified, kindly send your application letter and CV to jobs@jantakenya.com clearly indicating ‘Service Centre Manager’ on the subject line by 15th  December, 2014.

Do not attach not certificates.

Only shortlisted candidates are contacted.

Job Title: Head of Marketing and Business Development
   
Category:
 Marketing, Sales & Customer Service
 
Level: Senior Manager
 
Location: Nairobi (Kenya)
 
Pay: Competitive

Our client, Chancery Wright Insurance Brokers Limited, a leading insurance broker in East Africa is looking to hire a seasoned manager / business leader to head their Marketing and Business Development department for their regional business in Kenya and Uganda.

Chancery Wright Insurance Brokers Limited is an Insurance brokerage and consultancy firm established in 1991 with the goal of making insurance services accessible to customers.  

Since then, Chancery Wright has undergone significant growth with a branch network in Nairobi, Mombasa and a wholly owned subsidiary in Uganda.  

Chancery Wright is a Kenyan insurance broker with a global reach.  It has correspondent reciprocal broking arrangements with several international insurance brokers.  

With these connections, Chancery Wright Insurance Brokers can provide insurance broking services second to none, with ability to access the latest products and technology on insurance for individuals and corporate clients.  

Chancery Wright’s business comprises of multinationals, large local corporates and foreign missions. Chancery Wright also has a thriving personal lines business department to cater for individuals, micro-economic businesses and partnerships 

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Head of Marketing and Business Development will have overall responsibility for business development and strategic marketing across the two geographies. 

He/she shall define, develop, execute and optimize business development and marketing plans and organizational growth initiatives regarding regional markets, target customer segments, current and future product portfolio, designed to maintain the organizations competitiveness, increase existing business, seeking out and capture new business opportunities, and achieve short, medium and long term business objectives. 

He/she shall leverage on and enhance the organizations brand, presence and visibility. 

Key Responsibilities:
  • Actively participate in the development of the vision, mission and strategic plan for the organization that positions and retains the organization as a top 5 player in the industry.  Own and deliver on the business development, marketing and sales component of the plan.
  • Identify, qualify and convert opportunities to develop new business, create target market segments, forecast projected business and create team targets for business acquisition in line with corporate objectives.
  • Network with customers, industry players and key stakeholders to build sound relationships that create a receptive market for growth and strengthen the brand of the organization.
  • Respond positively and professionally to customers complaints, analyses the route cause and take necessary steps to eliminate process, system and procedure failures that lead to customer dissatisfaction.
  • Plan, develop, implement and evaluate publicity, advertising, merchandising, public relations and promotional programs to reach the brand awareness and revenue targets. Prepare effective products marketing material and related collateral. Develop the social media strategy and manage the social media activities and campaigns.
  • Improve product marketability and profitability by researching, identifying, and capitalizing on market opportunities; improving product packaging; coordinating new product development and optimize existing products and services.
  • Manage the day-to-day growth, development, deployment and engagement of the team.  Recruit, orientate, communicate job expectations, coach, and manage staff members. Monitor the performance of all team members and give on-going feedback to ensure high performance is maintained.  .
  • Hold full profit and loss responsibilities for business development and marketing.
  • Prepare, analyse and present various weekly, monthly, quarterly and board business development and sales and reports covering products & services; financials and customer service/satisfaction; trends and performance; etc.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in marketing, commerce or related discipline plus a diploma in Insurance and Sales and Marketing.  A Masters level qualification will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 12 years’ working experience in business development and marketing within which at least 3 years’ experience has been gained at a management level.
  • An excellent track record of performance with demonstrated ability to create strategies and plans that increase revenue and generate customer acquisition, conversion and retention.
  • Highly computer literate with a high level of proficiency in MS Office applications i.e. word, excel, PowerPoint, MS Project, Outlook
  • Intermediate knowledge in working with an ERP system.
Competencies:
  • Passionate about business development and marketing with a wide range of technical skills and concepts in the areas of prospecting, planning, positioning, selling, closing, competitor analysis, product development, client relations, and territory management.
  • Strong commercial attitude, with the ability to think strategically.
  • Good analytical and critical thinking skills, creative problem-solving, judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and presentation skills.  Ability to communicate technical information in a clear and concise manner as well as communicate and relate well across multiple business & internal and external.
  • Strong interpersonal, influencing, persuasive, diplomatic and negotiation skills with a competitive spirit.  Ability to build business relationships, close sales,
  • Leadership - good leadership and management skills with ability; to lead, guide, inspire, mentor, motivate and coach employees and enhance their skills and competencies.
  • Team player - able to work collaboratively with people at various levels and from different backgrounds.  Ability build consensus and work effectively across departmental teams in the organization as well as third party partners.
  • Results driven - able to accept accountability, to efficiently manage time, risks, resources and budgets; to prioritize and deliver results within agreed timelines.
  • Proactive.  Able to take initiative, have a high sense of urgency and attention to detail. Ability to work under pressure without supervision and meet strict deadlines.
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills.  Ability to organize and manage numerous tasks with business critical deadlines and deliverables
  • Absolute and unquestioned integrity, confidentiality and respect.
  • Professional – strong personal presence, positive, energetic, self-starter with a high level of drive and resilience
Remuneration: The salary with benefits for this position is competitive and negotiable dependent on experience and demonstrable contribution.

If you are interested in the above position and meet the above criteria, please send in your application via electronic mail toMBD@tgagroupea.com attaching a full résumé / curriculum vitæ and details of your current salary package in Microsoft Word Document (.doc /.docx) format.

Your application should reach us on or before Saturday 10th January 2015.  

An attractive and competitive package will be offered to the appointed candidates.

If you are interested in the position and have the skills we are looking for, we would like to hear from you.

Please Note: We do not charge individuals any fee to accept or hold their applications in our database. We therefore do not accept any applications from agencies who charge their clients for submitting their resumes.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
    
Vacancy Announcement No: 
FAO/34/2014
 
Issued on: 15 December 2014    
 
Deadline for Application: 28 December 2014    

Position Title: Senior Nutrition Analyst

Grade Level: SC10        

Contract Type: National Personnel Project    
 
Duty Station: Mogadishu    

Organizational Unit: FAO-Somalia

Duration: 3 months    
 
Eligible Candidates: Somali nationals only

Anticipated start date: Immediately    

General Description of Tasks and Objectives to be Achieved: Under the overall supervision of the Officer in Charge (O.I.C) FAO Somalia and the direct supervision of the Nutrition Technical Manager, the Senior Nutrition Analyst will undertake nutritional analysis and supervision of Somalia based team in a designated zone or region and takes a lead role, including capacity building of the team, on sampling and nutrition surveillance methodologies issues.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead in refining the quality of data collection for the Nairobi team and will be the focal point for liaising and coordinating with the research team of FSNAU.
  • Lead in the technical development of a pilot sentinel site surveillance system for Somalia.
  • Maintain responsibility for analyzing and reporting on the nutrition situation analysis in designated zones/regions of Somalia.
  • Develop, update and implement the work plan for the designated zones/regions in collaboration with the nutrition team.
  • Budget, manage and account for finances for the various activities undertaken in the zone.
  • Manage the FSNAU human resources in assigned regions/zone (staff performance reviews/evaluation) to ensure monthly deliverables, assisting in the logistical coordination of assessments and conduct periodic performance evaluations as prescribed by management.
  • Develop and update the sampling techniques applied by the nutrition team in nutrition assessments with a specific focus on second stage segmentation, and PPS for cluster and household selection.
  • Facilitate further piloting of the small sample cluster surveys for appropriate use in assessments in Somalia, and explore the possibilities for sentinel site surveillance in the north.
  • Provide mentoring, capacity building and training on nutrition surveillance, sampling and analysis to the Nairobi nutrition analysts and field based nutrition staff.
  • Act as focal point for the nutrition unit to the baseline and applied research unit of FSNAU, identifying research opportunities and promoting collaboration in line with the nutrition unit work plan.
  • Represent the FSNAU nutrition project in interagency working groups and nutrition cluster meetings as necessary.
  • Contribute to production and dissemination of nutrition information through FSNAU’s publications.
  • Contribute to developing, piloting, implementation and utilization of standard technical guidelines for all project activities.
  • Undertake other tasks related to the project as required.
  • In the absence of the Nutrition Technical Manager, undertake the relevant roles as assigned/delegated, including supervision and budget control.
Minimum Requirements

Education
  • Master’s degree in Nutrition, Dietetics Nutrition, Public Health or related field.
Work Experience
  • Seven (7) years field experience in nutrition, preferably with international organizations.
  • Experience in nutrition surveillance activities in Somalia or other countries in transition or emergency.
  • Understanding of food security and health issues and evidence of broad understanding of the influences on nutrition.
  • Experience in field nutrition project implementation/management, preferably in emergency situations and experience in training, assessments and analysis.
Technical Competencies 

Advanced level of competence in data analysis
  • Confidence and clarity in oral and written communication skills to build understanding and support.
  • Planning, organizing and delivering quality results and interest to engage in continuous learning.
  • Understanding FAO mandate and its global context.
Languages:
  • Working knowledge (level C) of the FAO official language used for communication within the country (English, French or Spanish) and working knowledge of the local language(s) is required.
IT Skills:
  • Ability to effectively use standard office software, such as MS Office (Windows, Word, Outlook, Excel, Exchange) etc. 
  • Ability to use accounting software and other information systems and databases to insert data, make enquiries, retrieve/define ad hoc reports and analyses and edit results in appropriate format.
Office Management Skills:
  • Systematic, well structured and efficient approach to work assignments. 
  • Analytical ability, accuracy and consistency. 
  • Exercise diligence and care in dealing with records and expenditures.
Interpersonal Communications and Teamwork Skills:
  • The incumbent must possess a cooperative spirit, flexibility and openness to work in an international environment. 
  • Tact and courtesy. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different national and cultural background. 
To Apply: 

Send your application to:
    

Candidates are requested to submit a covering letter quoting the Position Title and Vacancy Announcement No. FAO/34/2014 along with their current/detailed Curriculum Vitae and FAO Personal Profile Form (PPF) availablehttp://www.fao.org/employment/irecruitment-access/en/

E-mail is the preferred means of receipt and the application should be sent to HR-Somalia@fao.org 

Applications must be received by the deadline.

Late applications will not be considered.

We regret that due to the high number of applications, only short listed candidates meeting all essential qualifications will be contacted.
Clarkson Insurance Brokers Ltd: We are an Insurance Intermediary who wishes to recruit the following positions in our Medical Department.

Assistant Manager - Medical Department

Ref: AM/MD/14

The job purpose is to provide strategic leadership and hence manage the medical business profitably and ensuring the desired loss ratio level sustained

Key Performance Areas: 
  • Prepare and execute the department’s annual budget 
  • Ensure that proper risk analysis and acceptance is adopted in underwriting of all the risk in the medical department
  • Ensure that claims processing procedures are adhered to according to the service level benchmarks 
  • Ensure that declined claims are communicated to provider or the client within the month of receipt and the declined invoices from the providers are reversed in the statement 
  • Ensure that benefit utilization reports are compiled and communicated to the respective clients on monthly basis, scheduled exceeded benefits reports and reclaims are communicated to the respective clients and/or the broker within the month of incurring the expense 
  • Compile and analyze ailments reports and ensure quarterly review or health talk meetings are held with various schemes depending on the performance 
  • Compile and submit the following reports: Claims status (Paid and outstanding), Commissioners, AKI, and Monthly scheme performance. 
  • Hold scheduled meetings with providers to ensure issues touching on exclusions, credits and non-delivery of bills are addressed. 
  • Monitor claims trends per provider and take the necessary remedial actions 
  • Ensure service level agreements with service providers are in place and their bank guarantees are set up or renewed 
  • Ensure full premium is collected. 
  • Ensure 95% business retention of profitable accounts and load premium for poor performing accounts. 
  • Control management expenses incurred within medical departments in line with the budget
Education and experience: 
  • Bachelor’s degree in any related field with a bias in medical, 7 years’ work experience at a Managerial level in a busy Medical department, with a reputable insurance company.
Competencies: Excellent presentation and training skills, Excellent negotiation skills, Excellent communication skills, good analytical and reporting skills, listening skills, computer skills and leadership skills.

For considerations, email only a two page resume to hr@clarkson.co.ke to be received no later than 15th December 2014.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Quote the reference number on the subject part of the email


Our client is in the logistics industry currently recruiting aCustomer Service 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.
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
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.

Position Title: Finance Manager 

Office Location: Kenya

Supervisor Name: Chief of Party, TBD 

Supervisor Title: Chief of Party 

New or Replacement: New

Replacement for: N/A 

Full or Part-Time: Full time 

Project End Date: 2020 

Pact Overview: At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. 

Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future. 

Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. 

Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development. 

Department Overview: Pact seeks a Finance Manager for the proposed USAID-funded five-year Support for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Nairobi and Coast Counties of Kenya to improve the welfare and protection of children affected by HIV/AIDS by building the capacity of households to provide for children under their care and strengthening social services systems and structures at the county and community levels to improve care and support of OVC. 

This position is contingent on award.

Position Purpose: Reporting to the Chief of Party, the Finance Manager will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of financial management, including financial systems implementation, budgeting, expenditure tracking, and financial reporting and accounting for Pact and all partners. 

Key Responsibilities
 
General Financial Management
  • Design and implement systems and procedures following Pact standards adapted to handle specific country constraints and conditions, yet ensuring effective internal controls and minimizing risks
  • Supervise the finance team in reviewing cash receipts and disbursement transactions such as but not limited to travel, advances and liquidations of sub-grantee expenses, and vendor transactions – ensuring adequacy of supporting documents and appropriate cost accounting allocations
  • Work with the relevant Departments (Programs, M&E, etc.) on integrated management of all project finances to ensure effective use of resources in order to achieve program objectives in compliance of all donor requirements
  • Provide training and/or guidance to field staff on Pact policies, procedures and requirements; donor guidelines, procedures and requirements; rules and regulations
  • Review monthly Financial Reports from field programs for completeness and accuracy; ensure appropriate budget approvals, and submit to HQ Finance department
Sub-award Management
  • In collaboration with the Agreements Management Department, design, develop, and adapt policies, guidelines and criteria for the management of sub-recipient and subcontractor financing using the Pact worldwide standards for the conditions and constraints of the specific country
  • Oversight of and coordination with the grants unit as well as training/mentoring of staff where necessary in the financial management of the programs’ grant agreements with local and international NGO's
  • Supervise regular site visits by finance staff to conduct site visits to audit partner transactions matching expenditures to adequate supporting documentation
  • Support financial management of sub-grants including processing advances/liquidations, monitoring/compliance visits and close-out procedures
  • Equip staff to provide technical assistance to local NGO's in the area of financial management and sub contract compliance
  • Coordinate with other Departments for training/mentoring of sub-grantees where necessary in the administration of the program’s sub-agreements with partners
Budgeting and Financial Planning
  • Oversight of budget preparation, processes, and management in conjunction with the relevant program managers, including the development and review of relevant standard costs and scales for the programs
  • Track expenditures and provide justification for allocations and reclassifications, when required
  • Approve journal vouchers and ensure accurate, current, and complete entries into the financial management system including ensuring adequate supporting documentation
  • Assist in development and tracking of budgets for field programs
Basic Requirements

Skills and Abilities

Leadership
  • Ability to sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with internal colleagues and contacts in donor and peer organizations
  • Deep understanding of Pact’s strategy and how efforts contribute to the greater good
  • Consistently works within internal process and procedures
  • Strong interpersonal and team building skills
  • Proactive engagement in corporate initiatives
Project Management
  • Strong planning and time management skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to effectively present complex ideas to diverse audiences
  • Ability to problem-solve difficult issues
  • Ability to multitask with ease, adapting to frequently changing priorities
  • Strong negotiating and conflict resolution skills
  • Proficiency in developing and managing a budget
Technical Skills
  • Strong experience in one of Pact’s technical areas or a support function
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of donor policies and regulations
  • High competence using common desktop applications and internal systems
People Management
  • Demonstrated proficiency in supervising staff, including providing honest feedback
  • Ability to mentor others
Preferred Qualifications
  • A post-graduate degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or related field
  • At least eight years of experience in financial management for large complex projects, of which at least five years were working in the field of international development, preferably in East Africa with specific experience in Kenya
  • Professional level of oral and written fluency in English language.
Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

We encourage interested applicants to submit their applications to the attention of Pact HR Office in Kenya via the following email address: kenyahr@pactworld.org clearly indicating in the subject field of your email Finance Manager (OVC) by 29th December 2014. 

All applicants should submit their application with a detailed CV, which should include names and contacts of 3 referees.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Position Purpose: We are looking for a HR Intern who will work with the HR Department in processing administrative data in order to support the implementation of the HR policy and HR department.

You will learn all about the HRM activities.

Duties
  • Undertake duties supporting the recruitment and selection function including placing adverts; pre-employment checks; chasing references; arranging short-listing and interview packs; contacting candidates for interview and any other associated duties.
  • Undertake duties including sending out relevant contractual information; ensure all staff have renewed contracts and also all guarantors signed.
  • File all documents and provide accurate record keeping.
  • Provide administrative support to the HR team including word processing; distribution of information; organizing and taking minutes at meetings for the HR Team.
  • Prepare, copy and distribute HR related documents.
  • Any other duties assigned by the HR Team.
Qualifications
  • A minimum of a Higher Diploma/ Degree in Human resource Management
  • Understanding of human resource department role.
  • Well organized, accurate and attentive to detail
  • Excellent communications and public relations abilities.
  • Strong typing and computer application skills.
  • Ability to assist and support others.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
If you are qualified for the position, kindly send your CV and Cover letter to wanjiku7@gmail.com by 20th December, 2014
Position Title: Economic Strengthening / Livelihoods Specialist 

Office Location: Kenya 

Supervisor Name: Chief of Party, TBD 

Supervisor Title: Chief of Party 

New or Replacement: New 

Replacement for: N/A 

Full or Part-Time: Full time 

Project End Date: 2020

Pact Overview: At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. 

Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future. 

Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. 

Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development. 

Department Overview: Pact seeks an Economic Strengthening/Livelihoods Specialist for the proposed USAID-funded five-year Support for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Nairobi and Coast Counties of Kenya to improve the welfare and protection of children affected by HIV/AIDS by building the capacity of households to provide for children under their care and strengthening social services systems and structures at the county and community levels to improve care and support of OVC.

This position is contingent on award. 

Position Purpose: Reporting to the Chief of Party and OVC Manager, the Economic Strengthening / Livelihoods Specialist will be responsible for the technical aspects of project implementation that relate household economic strengthening activities.

 She/he 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. 

Key Responsibilities
 
Specific Duties:
  • Ensure high-quality technical programming related to economic strengthening and livelihoods generation at the household level
  • Advise and support the COP and OVC Manager in providing technical direction to project implementation, including but not limited to providing input into and assure that all donor reporting requirements on program impact are met
  • Design and promote use of low-risk activities to diversify and stimulate growth in household income and integrate economic activities with complementary interventions across the project
  • Ensure high quality program delivery and the cost-effective use of Pact and USAID resources
  • Provide regular written/oral program progress updates, as requested
  • Any other tasks as assigned by COP or OVC Manager
Basic Requirements
 
Skills and Abilities
 
Leadership
  • Ability to sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with internal colleagues and contacts in donor and peer organizations
  • Deep understanding of Pact’s strategy and how efforts contribute to the greater good
  • Consistently works within internal process and procedures
  • Strong interpersonal and team building skills
  • Proactive engagement in corporate initiatives
Project Management
  • Strong planning and time management skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to effectively present complex ideas to diverse audiences
  • Ability to problem-solve difficult issues
  • Ability to multitask with ease, adapting to frequently changing priorities
  • Strong negotiating and conflict resolution skills
  • Proficiency in developing and managing a budget
Technical Skills
  • Strong experience in one of Pact’s technical areas or a support function
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of donor policies and regulations
  • High competence using common desktop applications and internal systems
People Management
  • Demonstrated proficiency in supervising staff, including providing honest feedback
  • Ability to mentor others
Preferred 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
Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

We encourage interested applicants to submit their applications to the attention of Pact HR Office in Kenya via the following email address: kenyahr@pactworld.org clearly indicating in the subject field of your email Economics Strengthening Specialist (OVC) by 29th December 2014. 

All applicants should submit their application with a detailed CV, which should include names and contacts of 3 referees.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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