The Jomo Kenyatta Foundation

Application for Form One Scholarships for the Year 2015

The Board of Directors of The Jomo Kenyatta Foundation hereby invites applications from suitably qualified and eligible Form One students for the 2015 JKF scholarships.

Applicants MUST meet the following criteria;
  • Be Kenyan citizens.
  • Have sat KCPE in 2014 and obtained at least 350 marks and above.
  • Be a needy orphan or from a disadvantaged background.
The scholarship application forms are available on The JKF website ( and at County Education Offices countrywide.

Send your application forms and supporting documents to the address below by 16th January 2015. Those who will not have received any communication by  February, 2015 should consider themselves unsuccessful.

The Managing Director,
The Jomo Kenyatta Foundation, Enterprise Road, Industrial Area, Nairobi.
P.O. Box 30533—00100, Nairobi


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2015 Secondary Schools Scholarships

This year, Equity Group Foundation and The MasterCard Foundation with support from KfW, will offer 2,000 comprehensive secondary school. scholarships across the country through the Wings to Fly program.
This will be the 5th class since 2011 to benefit, enabling the program to meet its goal of 10000 beneficiaries before the target date of 2015.

We believe the best way to empower the next generation is to support them in accessing education. 

The Wings to Fly scholarships are given to top performing pupils ranked in the top 5 percentile in the 2014 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exam and who are economically and socially marginalized, from every district where Equity Bank has a branch. 

Only children from needy backgrounds who would otherwise not afford to join Form 1 without financial support are considered for the scholarships.

Details about the Scholarship
  • Candidates who will attain 350 marks and above are advised to fill in the application form, attach their result slip and return to the nearest Equity Bank branch or Equity Bank Agent.
  • Application forms can be obtained from Equity Bank branches or nearby Equity Bank Agents.
  • Completed application forms must be returned to the Equity Bank branch not later than 5th January 2015.
  • Shortlisted students will be invited for interviews which will be conducted by the Equity Group Foundation District Scholarship Selection Board (DSSB).
The Wings to Fly scholarship caters for school fees, books, uniform, transport, shopping, and pocket money for the four years of secondary school.

The Wings to Fly program is a partnership between Equity Group Foundation and The MasterCard Foundation with support from USAID, UKAID, KfW and PEPFAR. 

It is a program that provides comprehensive Secondary School education and leadership training to academically promising yet economically and socially marginalized young Kenyans.

Job Title: HTC Counsellors

8 Positions
The Case-based HIV Surveillance study is a one year collaborative research project between the National AIDS & STI Control Program (NASCOP), University of Washington and Kenyatta National Hospital seeking to set up an electronic case-based registry of HIV-infected individuals tested and/or receiving care at select hospitals in Nairobi and Kisumu counties.

The project seeks to recruit HTC counselors. The appointment will be a one year contract based on satisfactory quarterly performance reviews.
Successful applicants will be responsible for conducting HIV Testing & counselling on clients requiring the service at select hospitals in Nairobi and Western Kenya in addition to enrolling clients and collecting study data. S/he will report to the Study coordinator.


  • Certificate in HIV Testing & Counselling from National AIDS & STI Control Program. (NASCOP). Familiarity with the current National HTC Algorithm is a MUST
  • At least a diploma in Nursing, Psychology, Public Health or Community work.
  • Experience in a busy public hospital environment OR research projects will be an added advantage
  • At least one year work experience in HTC service provision.
  • Fluency in Dholuo (Western) OR Kiswahili (Nairobi).
  • Computer literacy( MS Office Suite, Internet)
  • Familiarity with the Ministry of Health HTC data collection tools is an added advantage.
  • Other desirable qualities include client focus with a high degree of professionalism and ethics, being results-oriented, good interpersonal skills and reliability.
Responsibilities will include
  • Providing HTC services to out-patient clients in select public hospitals in Nairobi and Kisumu counties while offering the relevant referral services
  • Inviting and enrolling positive clients into the study while collecting data through electronic questionnaires.
  • Taking iris scans of newly enrolled clients and returning CCC clients.
  • Maintaining research data fidelity and confidentiality as directed by the study protocol.
  • Liaising and coordinating with other HTC counsellors in the facility to ensure all positive clients are informed and invited to the study.
  • Liaising with the facility health records & information officer and NASCOP SI officer in obtaining select patient data from EMR as per study protocol
  • Providing weekly study reports to the study coordinator.
  • Any other duties as directed by study coordinator
Interested applicants should send their CV and copies of relevant certificates via email to

Application Deadline:
 11th January, 2015

Vacancy: Grants Assistant (Kenyan National)
Background: Danish Demining Group (DDG) is a Humanitarian Mine Action and Armed Violence Reduction Unit in the Danish Refugee Council (DRC). DRC is a non-profit organization that works worldwide to help and protect refugees, internally displaced and other conflict-affected persons.
Purpose: The Grants Assistant will support Grants Management team in ensuring high quality grants’ administration and compliance with both DDG and donor requirements. 

The GA will support in regularly updating the Grants Management System database; facilitating set up of grants in centralized financial management system;

Key Responsibilities:
  • Be in charge of the maintenance and regular updates of the Grant Management system.
  • Ensure grants management filing system is maintained and all donor grant documentation is properly (both soft and hard copies) filed.
  • Based on Bi monthly rolling action plan, follow up with the relevant staff on the timely submission of draft donor reports, and assist in the review to ensure quality& compliance with relevant requirements.
  • Supports Reg.Office in consolidation of documentation required for setting up grants in the centralized financial management system.
  • Support country team in updating proposals and reports in various donor databases.
  • Follow up donor’s disbursement requests to ensure timely submission. This will be based on the disbursement schedule drawn from the specific donor contracts.
  • Consolidate DDG Horn of Africa monthly programme updates and general quarterly reports.
  • Support the preparation of the project kick off meetings as deemed necessary.
  • Support country teams in preparation of proposals and reports on request
  • Support Reg. Office with ensuring high quality documentation of both internal and external reports.
  • Any other relevant duties as assigned by the Supervisor.
Personal Specifications
  • Bachelor of Commerce degree in an area Finance or Accounting or equivalent.
  • Professional qualifications in Accounting (CPA II or ACCA II part 2 qualification)
  • At least 2 years’ experience in financial management position in an INGO and grant management related work experience in humanitarian and development programing with knowledge of projected cycle management.
  • Knowledge of database use and management
  • Good knowledge of Financial reporting requirements for major donors, EC, ECHO, USAID UN Bodies Strong working computer skills especially in accounting packages
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Excellent writing and editing skills in English for external audiences (including governments and donors);
  • Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies
Reporting Arrangements: The Grants assistant reports to Head of Program Support.
Duration: 1 year contract with possibility of extension
Posting details: This position is based in Nairobi with travel to the field.
Commitments: DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework.
Application and CV
Candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post together with details of current and expected salary. 

Only motivated applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications will be considered.

Please forward the application and CV, in English and marked “Grants Assistant” to by 15 January, 2015. 

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by 20th January 2015.

Job Description: Customer Experience Associate
Jumia is the #1 leader of E-commerce in Africa. Our company is part of Rocket Internet, a global and leading incubator of startups specialized in e-commerce. 

We have already built in France successful companies like Groupon, Zalando, Wimdu, EDarling, and Glossybox… We are present in more than 20 countries in Europe, Middle East, Asia and Latin America and this accumulated experience has allowed us to develop a strong platform, which can support new ventures with both advice and capital on a truly global basis.
Jumia has expanded its activities in Kenya. To support our development we are currently looking for outstanding candidates interested in entrepreneurship and e-commerce to join us. 

This is a perfect opportunity to participate in an entrepreneurial adventure that will lead to the future stars of the web universe.

Job Description: 

  • Reporting to the Head of Customer Service, the incumbent of this role will be responsible for taking ownership of a wide range of concerns, issues, and complaints from our customers and ensuring they are resolved in an efficient and professional manner in line with the SLA
  • Handle all escalated customer issues from the CS Agents with the objective of resolving within set SLA period.
  • Provide relentless focus and discipline to drive coordinated, systematic and sustained organization-wide customer experience programme.
  • Identify the root cause of any customer issues and highlight them to the relevant area or department of the business.
  • Daily report to the CS Manager on Issues logged in.
  • Submit weekly and monthly issues report. Liaise with different department and section heads to ensure customer concerns are addressed fully and in line with the CS Processes and Policies.
  • Highlight concerns that impact Customer Experience.
  • Implement customer centricity throughout the whole CS department.
  • Carry out a trend analysis of the customer issues with an overview of advising CS Manager & MD on what needs to be improved on.
  • Communicate all process; client changes and notifications to agents in a timely manner.
  • Provide Subject Matter Expertise support to agents.
  • Carry out any other ad hoc duties as requested by Manager from time to time.
  • To motivate the team to provide a first class service to all our customers
  • Extensive experience in a Call Centre environment
  • Excellent Issues Resolution skills & Complaint Handling skills.
  • Detailed understanding of Call Centre processes & KPIs
  • Strong people leadership
  • Team player
  • Ability to evaluate and prioritize work accordingly
  • Good reporting and presentation skills with a keen eye for detail
  • Have an ability to influence and collaborate with a team
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the confidence to interact at all levels of the organization
  • Personal drive with a sense of urgency
  • Ability to demonstrate strong commitment to managing initiatives to a successful conclusion
  • Good use of Microsoft Excel, Word & PowerPoint Office suite.
  • Proactive and lively nature, creative
  • Understand and reinforce the organization culture amongst employees
  • Perfect English
Additional Information
  • A unique education in scaling new internet concepts
  • Become part of a highly professional and dynamic team working around the world
  • An unparalleled personal and professional growth as our longer-term objective is to train the next generation of leaders for our future internet ventures
Please send your resume to:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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