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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Resettlement Support Center Case Processing Assistant - Church World Service, Nairobi, Kenya

Resettlement Support Center Case Processing Assistant for Church World Service in Nairobi, Kenya

The Resettlement Support Center (RSC) operates a US refugee resettlement program in sub-Saharan Africa through a Cooperative Agreement with the Department of State/Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration. RSC is responsible for the preparation of refugee case files for adjudication by Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) officers, as well as the out-processing and cultural orientation of all approved cases. RSC is administered by the Church World Service International Refugee Program (CWS/IRP) and is based in Nairobi, Kenya.

RSC seeks a qualified individual for the Case Processing Assistant position to work in the correspondence unit. The position is based in Nairobi.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
This position is primarily responsible for providing accurate and timely case status updates to partners and refugees as well as creating multimedia materials to better educate and inform refugees and partners about the resettlement process.

The Case Processing Assistant reports directly to the Correspondence Team leader and Public Information Manager and works closely with other operations staff.

Key responsibilities include:

MULTIMEDIA PRODUCTION & CREATION:
  • Contribute to the conceptualization, implementation, and creation of information campaigns
  • Development & management of communications materials aimed at educating and informing refugee applicants on the resettlement process
  • Know how to use audio/visual media programs to create appropriate communications materials
CORRESPONDENCE
  • Receive and respond to inquiries from implementing partners and refugees in a timely and professional manner.
  • Follow-up with refugee cases according to section Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Any other tasks as assigned by Correspondence Team Leader and Public Information Manager, including possible rotation to other units.
Qualifications/ Experience:
  • Demonstrated computer & audio/visual media skills: especially Microsoft Word, excel , outlook, Final Cut pro, Cool Edit Pro (or other sound editing software), Premiere, Adobe Creative Suite, Publisher, etc.
  • Training in graphic design and visual media essential.
  • Technical expertise of computer programs used to create materials is required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Visual Media, Journalism required.
  • Previous experience working in development an advantage.
  • Excellent verbal and written English, conversational French language skills a plus.
  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and respond to competing priorities
  • Ability to maintain high performance standard with keen attention to detail
  • Ability to work as part of a team in a multi-cultural environment
  • Ability to work under pressure and respond to competing priorities
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and seek guidance as appropriate when confronted with unanticipated problems.
  • Ability to conduct oneself in a professional and courteous manner to represent the best interests of RSC.
  • Ability to follow directions and implement policies and procedures from Supervisor with a positive and receptive attitude.
  • Ability to work as part of a team in a multi-cultural environment in implementing the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The recruitment for this position is a local hire. Applicants must be Kenyan Citizens.

How to apply:
Interested and qualified applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV and portfolio URL to The Human Resources Officer at the following e-mail address: Email: hr@cws-rscnairobi.org On the subject line, please indicate the reference code of the position, followed by your surname. This position will remain open until filled.

Nutrition Website Designer Consultant - UNICEF, Kenya

Nutrition Website Designer Consultant for UNICEF in Kenya

The Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation (MOPHS), Division of Nutrition (DON) and UNICEF have committed to improving nutrition information systems in Kenya with the leadership of MOPHS. In 2008, the concept of a web based nutrition network was borne. The Nutrition Information Working Group has made various efforts to realise the dream of a nutrition network and improve nutrition communication to both technical and non-technical audience.

Between 2009 and 2010 the nutrition web content was developed with three key features; Nutrition Database, Discussion Forum and Document Library. The centralized data base will allow storage and archiving of virtual data on High Impact Nutrition Interventions (HiNi). Discussion forum allows online discourse on various nutrition issues and question/answer real time feedback. The document library hosts reports on policy, nutrition surveys, technical guidelines and research findings among others which can be easily accessed by users at national and sub-national levels.

The nutrition website www.nutritionhealth.or.ke was registered and launched in 2011 after encountering technical and administrative delays. The site is very important in centralizing and disseminating nutrition information such as policy, technical guidelines, research findings, minutes, survey and program reports among others. Due to advancement in information technology, the site requires improvement in terms of overall design, classification and access to information, interactive capability and generation of outputs.

The site now requires to be re-designed to make it more user-friendly to both the users and content administrator. A Web designer/developer firm is thus needed to design the website to meet the current information needs.


Scope of Work
The web consulting firm will be responsible for the following:
  • Review the identified design gaps and content gaps in consultation with Division of Nutrition, Information Working Group, UNICEF and other stakeholders.
  • Design the nutrition website to meet the user requirements (content and design harmony).
  • Develop website administrator user manual to allow technical management of the site by the staff at the Division of Nutrition.
  • Develop a simple guide for users to access information on the website.
  • Present the designed website to the Nutrition Information Working Group for review and validation.
RWPPCR/IRs areas covered Increased proportion of women and children receiving quality evidence-based essential integrated maternal and child care services by December 2013. Activities & Processes The web consulting firm will:
  1. Deliberate with Nutrition Information Working Group on the initial areas of design change that have been identified.
  2. Discuss with Division of Nutrition, NGO partners and UNICEF staff on their experiences and challenges on using the website.
  3. Incorporate proposed changes in the nutrition website.
  4. Present the new look website to Nutrition Information Working Group/NTF for validation and incorporate the comments provided.
Expected Deliverables
  • New design of the nutrition website that is technically and user sound in view of stakeholder needs.
  • A fully operational website
  • Technical and user guides
Desired background, experience & proposal content
  1. Statement of the firm key competences and experience in web design
  2. Profiles of staff to be committed to this activity ( ANNEX).
  3. Must have formal training in Computer Science/IT and web design.
  4. Sample and links of web sites designed by the firm and reference ( ANNEX)
  5. Proposed draft plan on how to undertake the activity with time lines
  6. Proposed budget ( both technical and logistics costs)
  7. Statement on support services after the end of the contract
The proposal should not be more than 3 pages excluding Annexes


How to apply:
Interested and suitable candidates should ensure that they forward their applications along with their curricula vitae, (internal candidates should attach copies of their last two Performance Evaluation Reports), to;

The Human Resources Specialist
UNICEF Kenya Country Office

Email address: kenyahrvacancies@unicef.org

Please indicate Reference No. “KCO/PROG/NUTR/2012/006” in the email subject. Interested candidates should also complete the Personal History (P11) form, which can be downloaded from the UNICEF Kenya website (http://www.unicef.org/kenya).

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Admin Finance Officer - Peace Winds Japan, Dadaab, Kenya

Admin Finance Officer for Peace Winds Japan in Dadaab, Kenya


Position: ADMIN/FINANCE OFFICER
Duration: Initially 03 months (renewable)
Duty Station: Dadaab
Direct supervisor: Field Coordinator

*This position is for Kenyan nationals.

Background:
Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) is an INGO, dedicated to the support of people in distress, threatened by conflict, poverty, or other turmoil. With its headquarters in Japan, PWJ has been active in various parts of the world. From March 2012, PWJ launches a new SHELTER project in Dadaab Refugee Camp, North eastern Province, Kenya.

Principal responsibilities:
  • Ensuring administrative functions are in a prompt manner.
  • Maintenance of office and PWJ properties.
  • Maintenance of financial accountability of PWJ programme.
  • Monitoring of overall implementation process of projects.
Tasks in details:
  • Updating all administrative documents in the office .
  • Ensuring necessary welfare provided to staff.
  • Support in all aspects of human resource management.
  • Ensuring incoming and outgoing messages/packages to be delivered.
  • Regular checking of PWJ properties (inclusive of stock control).
  • Assisting check payment, acting bank transaction, collection of receipts, coding items and checking of voucher.
  • Preparation of Monthly Financial Report.
  • Preparation of Monthly salary sheet, ensuring the appropriate payment.
  • Keeping receipts, records and all administrative and financial files in a safe place.
  • Assist any required matters instructed by supervisor.
Knowledge and experience required:
  • Sufficient experience and knowledge in humanitarian work and the administration.
  • Computer literate (Word. Excel).
  • Fluent English level – both spoken and written.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to organize tasks simultaneously and prioritize work.
  • Honest, responsible and in good physical condition to meet the job’s demands.
  • Willingness to adhere to and carry out Peace Winds Japan rules.
Working hours:
  • Standard working hours according to Peace Winds Japan regulations.
  • A reasonable degree of flexibility is expected when and where required.
How to apply:
The interested candidates should submit a cover letter and CV (in English) to PWJ.
Email address: kenya@peace-winds.org
Ref: Application/ AFO / SURNAME No later than 11th of MARCH 2012. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

*Note: As work permits for foreigners assigned to PWJ are limited, we are obliged to recruit for the present position a Kenyan national only.

Closing date: 11 Mar 2012

Head of Mission Somalia/Kenya - INTERSOS, Nairobi, Kenya

Head of Mission Somalia/Kenya for INTERSOS in Nairobi, Kenya

ROLE, TASK AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Head of Mission is the organisation’s official representative in the country and is responsible for the planning, management and implementation of the country program on the basis of defined strategies. He/she Manage and coordinate operations and human resources in the country. Specifically he/she is responsible to:
  • establish and maintain relations with local institutions, donors, NGOs, International Agencies and other stakeholders.
  • Monitor donor intervention strategies and priorities in the country.
  • evaluate, promote and elaborate new projects.
  • define programming and planning of mission activities and check implementation
  • define mission’s economic and financial planning, guaranteeing self-sufficiency and consistency of expenses against budget constraints
JOB REQUIREMENTS
  • At least 3 year experience as Programme Coordinator or Head of Mission, preferably in the region.
  • Good knowledge of the procedure of international donors (mainly UNHCR and UNICEF).
  • Perfect knowledge of spoken and written English is necessary.
  • Proven capabilities of personnel management and financial resources management in multicultural and complex environments.
  • comfortable with computer use.
  • leadership attitude.
  • problem solving and strategic planning capabilities.
  • Availability to move often through the Area of competence.
DUTY STATION: Nairobi

STARTING DATE: ASAP

DURATION OF THE ASSIGNMENT: 2 years

How to apply:
Application should be submitted to humanresources@intersos.org specifying in the subject “Head of Mission Somalia/Kenya”

Deadline for application: 9th March 2012

Reporting Intern - Kenya - Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development, Kenya

Reporting Intern - Kenya for Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development in Kenya

Department: AME/Reporting
Position: Reporting Intern
Contract duration: 6 months
Location: Kenya Starting Date ASAP

I. Background on ACTED

ACTED is an independent international, private, non-partisan and non-profit organization that operates according to principles of strict neutrality, political and religious impartiality, and non discrimination.

ACTED was created in 1993 to support populations affected by the conflict in Afghanistan. Based in Paris, France, ACTED now operates in 30 countries worldwide, with over 200 international and 4000 national staff. ACTED has a 100 million € budget for over 350 projects spanning 8 sectors of intervention; including emergency relief, food security, health promotion, economic development, education & training, microfinance, local governance & institutional support, and cultural promotion. For more information, please visit our website at www.acted.org.


II. Country Profile

Capital Office : Nairobi
National Staff : 28
Areas : 2 (Pokot, Middle Juba)
On-going programmes : 6
Budget : 1.3 M

ACTED launched its Kenya mission in January of 2008 with an emergency assistance program for residents in Nairobi slums affected by the post election violence. Since 2009, Nairobi has been the home base of ACTED’s relief operation in Southern Somalia aimed at supporting vulnerable famers affected by recurrent droughts. In 2010, ACTED’s mission in Kenya/Somalia sought to address the needs of pastoralist and farmer communities of North Central Kenya and South Somalia arising from multiple shocks such as adverse climatic conditions and disease outbreaks, through emergency food and non-food items distribution. In the wake of this emergency context, ACTED also promoted the adoption of sustainable community-based solutions, emphasizing livelihood strengthening and diversification, natural resource rehabilitation and management, good hygiene practices and access to sanitation facilities. ACTED is developing its programs in South Somalia, focusing on building capacity to respond to emergency outbreaks, as well as ensuring local populations are integrated into longer term projects aiming at improving their livelihoods. This will occur in the form of food, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and livelihood support to vulnerable agro-pastoral and riverine communities. Today, ACTED's teams and resources are mobilized on the front of dire needs in our areas of intervention in Somalia and Kenya, as well as other areas in the Horn of Africa.

III. Position Profile
  • The Reporting Intern ensures the production of timely reports for the Reporting Officer as well as the Reporting Manager. For countries where no reporting officer/manager position is available, the reporting Intern works under the direct supervision of the country director and ACTED HQ reporting department.
  • He/she assists the Reporting Manager as well as the Country Director in developing a country communications strategy, both Officeral and external.
  • Collect and synthesize data from the field, and draft reports in cooperation with project management, finance, monitoring and evaluation, and other field coordination departments
  • Assist the Reporting Manager in developing project proposals, addressing ad hoc donor requests or catalysing action on specific projects or components of projects
IV. Qualifications:
  • Postgraduate diploma in Journalism, International Relations or a relevant field
  • Previous related work experience, preferably in the humanitarian field w/knowledge of donor relations
  • Advanced proficiency in written and spoken English
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure
V. Conditions:

Field Intern benefits include: a 300 USD per month living allowance, coverage of all accommodation, food, and travel costs, a luggage allowance of 50 kg., and the provision of medical, repatriation, and life insurance.

For more information, visit us at http://www.acted.org

How to apply: 

VI. Submission of applications:

Please send, in English, your cover letter, CV, and three references to stages@acted.org Ref: RI/KEN/SA
ACTED
Att: Human Resources Department 33, rue Godot de Mauroy 75009 Paris FRANCE

Fax. + 33 (0) 1 42 65 33 46

Closing date: 27 Mar 2012

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Senior Manager, Application Development - Kenya Commercial Bank, Nairobi, Kenya

Senior Manager, Application Development at Kenya Commercial Bank in Nairobi, Kenya

SENIOR MANAGER, APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT
Job Ref: IT 01/2012

The Position
Reporting to Head, IT Projects and Quality Assurance, the position is responsible for Application Development, Maintenance, leading and coordinating the Bank’s System Development. This will require interaction with other business units as well as other IT units within I.T. in order to meet the business objectives.

Key Responsibilities

  • The candidate will be expected to use jbase/java to do T24 application development.
  • Set and enforce adherence to System development standards.
  • Develop T24 Applications.
  • Lead the development team in Installing T24 enquiries and versions.
  • Work closely with IT Security to ensure that web applications are well secured.
  • Work closely with IT Security in implementing SSL and other encryption certificates for ensuring robust and secure applications.
  • Develop methods to track and monitor potential frauds on T24.
  • Develop RFPs, assess vendor qualifications then manage 3rd party vendor relationships.
  • Develop Business Continuity plans for existing solutions.
  • Specifying and ensuring application controls are incorporated during design of the software in order to check on risk exposure.
  • Research best practices and imaging application development trends with a view of implementing the same.
  • Evaluating compliance of jbase applications activity with IT policies, standards and procedures.
  • Evaluate and Monitor the performance T24 applications to ensure smooth running Test and implement business continuity plans for development environments.
  • Documenting system developments in accordance to the application development policy.
  • React quickly to application development related security incidents to regain customer confidence.
  • Developing follow-on action plan from test results.
  • Stay abreast and cross skill on various development platforms. Reporting – measuring benefits, ROI, developing a lessons learned report, etc.
The Person

  • A Bachelor’s degree in ICT or related field from a recognized university is required.
  • An MBA will be an added advantage.
  • Must possess at least one of system development certifications.
  • Possession of T24 certification will be an added advantage.
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of and high regard for T24 as a business delivery channel for both bank corporate and retail customers.
  • Hands-on experience in T24, system development to facilitate delivery of System requests and requirements to users.
  • Accountability to manage the preparation and timely delivery of quality T24 applications.
  • Experience in project management including; requirements definition, review of design documents, user test planning and review, defect tracking, and project closure tasks.
  • Effective leadership skills.
  • A minimum of 4 years’ experience in I.T, 2 of which must be in Management with hands on experience in: T24 application development.
  • Web/SharePoint application development. Systems development life cycle.
  • Participating in cross functional team activities
The above position is a demanding role which the bank will provide a competitive package for the successful candidate.

If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the criteria given above, please submit your application with a detailed CV, stating your current position, remuneration level, e-mail address and telephone contacts quoting the job title/reference in the subject field to recruitment@kcb.co.ke

To be considered your application must be received by 3rd March 2012.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Senior Manager, Business Productivity - Kenya Commercial Bank, Nairobi, Kenya

Senior Manager, Business Productivity at Kenya Commercial Bank in Nairobi, Kenya

SENIOR MANAGER, BUSINESS PRODUCTIVITY
Job Ref IT 03/2012

The Position
Reporting to the Head, IT Service Delivery, the job holder will be responsible for the management of the enterprise Group email infrastructure, Antivirus & Anti-malware, Internet & Intranet services, Microsoft Office Application, SharePoint platform and end user mobile devices that include tablets, iPADS and smartphones.

Key Responsibilities
  • Manage a team of Enterprise Application Specialists (Messaging and internet /Intranet services).
  • Evaluate and implement social network solutions for the bank.
  • Implement and manage lyncs as remote support tool and enhance internal communication.
  • Support systems that provide the tools for automating documentation and work practices.
  • Implement and support value-added systems such as customized departmental applications-Regard, Sungard, E-Learning, Library system, Legal software etc.
  • Research and make positive advocacy on the adoption of new innovative technologies.
  • Ensure the efficient operations of the Group Email services running on MS Exchange 2010.
  • Implement and manage Email Archival system.
  • Ensure provision of Blackberry services.
  • Manage push email services and mobile devices.
  • Manage the SharePoint platforms and applications that will be running off this environment.
  • Ensure high availability internet connectivity services for business applications and general use including publishing of systems for web access.
  • Applications Support unit and supervise the day to day activities of Applications Support Specialists.
  • Review overnight and previous days fault/incident logs to ascertain and address all user applications related issues.
  • Ensure all after hours support is provided in line with Service Level Agreements to ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Ensure all faults/incidents are resolved within agreed SLAs and escalate faults/incidents to Senior Manager Office Automation or other Managers in IT department based on nature of problem.
  • Monitor user activity on key Applications/Peripheral systems to ensure high availability of service.
  • Participate in project implementations as necessary.
  • Ensure all users related changes are implemented within agreed SLAs and outstanding changes are kept to a minimum.
  • Facilitate transfer of knowledge and skills to Applications Support Specialists.
  • Prioritize faults/incidents and allocate resources for effective problem resolution.
  • Work with IT Security in applying security standards on the email core infrastructure, internet and assigned applications based on best practices.
  • Coordinating and enforcing IT policies, standards and procedures.
  • Identifying risks in conjunction with IT Security via: analysis of monthly metrics and other indicators; review of IT certification reports, security assessments, requests for policy/standard exceptions and health check results; responding to escalations and queries; regular discussions with the team members; and other means that may be available.
The Person

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology/Systems or related field.
  • Be a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MSCE).
  • 4 years working experience with latest Windows server and client operating systems (2003/2008 and Win 7 respectively).
  • Have extensive knowledge and experience in implementing and supporting MS Exchange 2007/2010 environment.
  • A recognized certification from Microsoft in Exchange 2010 will be an added advantage.
  • E-messaging collaboration infrastructure using MS Exchange server 2003/2010.
  • Have thorough knowledge and implementation of of Virtual environment .
  • Hands on experience of implementing MS Exchange 2007/2010 on vmware environment or any other virtual platform such as hyper-V will be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge in anti-virus and anti-malware implementation and support is a MUST.
  • Knowledge and skills in design and implementing MS sharepoint 2008/2010.
  • Knowledge and support of internet technologies will be an added advantage. Strong problem solving skills.
  • Technically competent with broad knowledge of systems management/development/implementation methods.
  • A good understanding of TCP/IP services.
  • IT Security and Web applications development using ASP, XML and PHP will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Proactive and self-driven disposition
  • Ability to work independently and effectively under pressure and within tight deadlines
  • Willingness to embrace emerging changes in work Culture, Systems and Technology
The above position is a demanding role which the bank will provide a competitive package for the successful candidate.

If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the criteria given above, please submit your application with a detailed CV, stating your current position, remuneration level, e-mail address and telephone contacts quoting the job title/reference in the subject field to recruitment@kcb.co.ke

To be considered your application must be received by 3rd March 2012.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Senior Manager, Quality Assurance - Kenya Commercial Bank, Nairobi, Kenya

Senior Manager, Quality Assurance at Kenya Commercial Bank in Nairobi, Kenya

SENIOR MANAGER, QUALITY ASSURANCE
Job Ref IT 02/2012

The Position
Reporting to Head, IT Projects and Quality Assurance, the position is responsible for Quality Assurance in the service delivery within I.T. in order to meet the business objectives.

Key Responsibilities

  • Enforce adherence to Project Management standards in all I.T. implementation activities.
  • Set and enforce quality assurance standards in IT systems.
  • Developing and maintaining a corrective and preventive action program including the status tracking of open actions, receiving and reviewing responses, and working with departmental heads for timely completion of tasks.
  • IT service capacity and continuity management Configuration and integration strategy definition and management.
  • Design and manage the program for certification of the internal processes to the identified international standards.
  • Liaise with technology and business representatives to verify application requirements and solution signoff.
  • Monitor adherence to pre-designed systems/process change checklists.
  • Provide technical input into bank product design and development in liaison with respective areas of the Bank Client survey and feedback analysis.
  • Championing of IT continuous improvement efforts through process redesign.
  • Monitoring the implementation of internal and external audit recommendations for each of the IT departments.
  • Provision of regular reports on problem areas and overall systems.
  • Effective reporting on ongoing process and systems enhancements to all the stakeholders.
  • Identification of new ways of leveraging technology to create competitive advantage for the Bank.
  • Development and enforcement of Service Level Agreements within units of I.T and across other functional areas within the bank.
  • Research best practices to impact quality improvement initiatives and utilization standards.
  • Research best practices to impact quality improvement initiatives and utilization standards.
The Person
  • A Bachelor’s degree in ICT or related field from a recognized university is required.
  • An MBA will be an added advantage. Must possess at least one of IT certifications.
  • Possession of ITIL certification will be an added advantage.
  • Project management training and skills is a mandatory requirement.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in I.T, 2 of which must be in Management with hands on experience in: Working closely with clients and internal business units to resolve quality issues.
  • Liaison with vendors to ensure timely delivery of high quality fixes and patches. Providing guidance to enable users meet consistent quality standards.
  • Participating in cross functional team activities.
The above position is a demanding role which the bank will provide a competitive package for the successful candidate.

If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the criteria given above, please submit your application with a detailed CV, stating your current position, remuneration level, e-mail address and telephone contacts quoting the job title/reference in the subject field to recruitment@kcb.co.ke.

To be considered your application must be received by 3rd March 2012.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Application Developers - Kenya Commercial Bank, Nairobi, Kenya

Application Developers at Kenya Commercial Bank in Nairobi, Kenya

APPLICATION DEVELOPERS
Job Ref IT 05/2012

The Position
Reporting to Senior Manager, Application Development, the developer will require interaction with third party service providers as well as other internal IT units. The developer must demonstrate a strong understanding of and high regard for hand-held devices and web solutions as business delivery channels for both bank corporate and retail customers as well as for online agency banking services.


Key Responsibilities
  • Design, Develop and Install developed components.
  • Work closely with IT Security to ensure that applications are well secured.
  • Understands the necessity of and contributes to coding standards.
  • Accountable for preparation and timely delivery of quality applications.
  • The responsibility includes requirements definition, review of design documents, user test planning and review, defect tracking, and project closure tasks.
  • Have expert knowledge on Dot Net programming, Share point, Active Server pages development and Database Management.
  • Work with Excel services and Sql analysis services to provide results on data collected.
  • Provide the bank with statistical reports on research and performance of various services using system tools.
  • Develop Business Continuity plans for solutions.
  • Specifying and ensuring application controls are incorporated during design of the software in order to check on risk exposure.
The Person
  • A Bachelors of Science in Computing or related degree from a recognised University.
  • Java programming certification.
  • The developers should have in depth skills in jbase/java that is provable and quantifiable (code samples and/ or project descriptions) as the bulk of our development work is in or interfaced with T24 banking system (T24 is a jbase/java system).
  • Interested in learning and has a creative mind set.
  • Provable experience working on web or mobile application projects (work history with links to previous website projects).
  • In particular, the applicant should have at least 2 years working experience in:- Developing applications, defining and testing the software or systems after development to ensure that the set functional and security parameters are in place.
  • Internet connectivity security. Java programming and .net
  • Knowledge of SQL programming.
  • SQL Server 2005/8 Administration and performance tuning will be an added advantage.
  • In depth skill with the tools of the trade in web and mobile development.
  • Familiarity with networking and IT security will be an added advantage.
  • Good knowledge of the workings of the internet, firewalls and VPN technology.
  • Some working knowledge of PC hardware.
  • Possess sound negotiation, excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Be pleasant, outgoing, aggressive and self-driven.
  • Appreciates the value of great user experience in building applications.
  • Responsive to user needs.
  • Enjoys interacting with users and solving problems.
The above position is a demanding role which the bank will provide a competitive package for the successful candidate.

If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the criteria given above, please submit your application with a detailed CV, stating your current position, remuneration level, e-mail address and telephone contacts quoting the job title/reference in the subject field to recruitment@kcb.co.ke.

To be considered your application must be received by 3rd March 2012.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Enterprise Applications Support Manager - Kenya Commercial Bank, Nairobi, Kenya

Enterprise Applications Support Manager at Kenya Commercial Bank in Nairobi, Kenya

ENTERPRISE APPLICATIONS SUPPORT MANAGER
Job Ref: IT 04/2012

The Position
Reporting to the Senior Manager Enterprise Applications, the job holder will be responsible for the management and support of assigned critical business applications excluding the core banking and card systems. This include and not limited to the following systems:- Loan system (credit quest), Clearing system (Sybrin), Reconciliation system (Corona), Load Balancer (Radware/any other HW load balancing solution), SWIFT/RTGS/FILEACT and Treasury / Risk Management solution (Kondor+).

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure high availability and system performance for the users.
  • Ensure the efficient operations and stability of the critical applications assigned.
  • Implement Business continuity for all critical systems and spearhead continuous testing of BCP with end users.
  • Support the management of IT security aspects of applications including vulnerability assessments, penetration testing and recommended resolutions.
  • Ensure consistent, quality and comprehensive support to business users in regard to resolving system related issues.
  • Implement and manage upgrades, patches and releases.
  • Research and make positive advocacy on the adoption of new innovative technologies e.g. pursuance towards availing the applications on mobile devices and smartphones.
  • Close all calls related to reported incidents as per the business SLA and ensure minimal escalations to deliver on quality service.
  • Review overnight and previous days fault/incident logs to ascertain and address all user applications related issues.
  • Be available on call to support all after hours reported issues that would affect service.
  • Participate in project implementations as necessary.
  • Ensure all user related changes are implemented within agreed SLAs and outstanding changes are kept to a minimum.
  • Facilitate transfer of knowledge and skills to other team members.
  • Prioritize faults/incidents and allocate resources for effective problem resolution.
  • Coordinating and enforcing IT policies, standards and procedures.
  • Identifying risks in conjunction with IT Security via: analysis of monthly metrics and other indicators; review of IT certification reports, security assessments, requests for policy/standard exceptions and health check results; responding to escalations and queries; regular discussions with the team members; and other means that may be available.
The Person
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology/Systems or related field Be a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MSCE) 3 years working experience with latest Windows server and client operating systems (2003/2008 and Win 7 respectively) and also MS SQL 2005/2008.This is a MUST.
  • Have extensive knowledge and experience in supporting the following systems( A MUST): Credit Quest(Loan processing system) SWIFT/RTGS/ FILEACT Kondor+, Reuters systems(Treasury and market risk) Radware Load Balancer or any other load balancing solution Sybrin (Clearing system) Quickpay (File transfer system) Corona(Bank’s reconciliation system) Perpay (Bank’s Payroll System)
  • Have thorough knowledge and implementation of Virtual environment.
  • Hands on experience of implementing a vmware environment or any other virtual platform such as hyper-V will be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of T24 Core Banking System is an added advantage
  • Strong problem solving skills Technically competent with broad knowledge of systems management/development/implementation methods
  • A good understanding of TCP/IP services IT Security and Web applications development using ASP, XML and PHP will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proactive and self driven disposition
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and effectively under pressure and within tight deadlines
  • Willingness to embrace emerging changes in work Culture, Systems and Technology
The above position is a demanding role which the bank will provide a competitive package for the successful candidate.

If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the criteria given above, please submit your application with a detailed CV, stating your current position, remuneration level, e-mail address and telephone contacts quoting the job title / reference in the subject field to recruitment@kcb.co.ke.

To be considered your application must be received by 3rd March 2012.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Driver - Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA), Nairobi, Kenya

Driver at Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) in Nairobi, Kenya

The Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) is a public Institute established to support public policy by contributing to the formulation of medium and long-term strategic perspectives for development of the country; and developing the required human and institutional capacities by undertaking economic forecasting, policy analysis and research, and through capacity building.

To meet the growing demand for its services, KIPPRA invites qualified, experienced and dynamic candidates to fill the following positions:

DRIVER (Preferably of Female Gender)
Ref DRV/FEB

Reporting to the Senior Driver, the incumbent will be required to provide reliable, safe and courteous transport services to all staff; operate and maintain assigned vehicle(s); and maintain accurate and up to date vehicle records.

Desired Qualifications
  • At least O Level certificate of education;
  • Holder of a valid Driving License and certificate of good conduct;
  • At least five years of driving experience;
  • Kenya Government Occupational Trade Test III; and
  • Training in Customer Service and or Public Relations
Terms and Application Procedure
KIPPRA offers competitive terms and conditions of employment.

Successful candidates will be employed on a 3-year contract, renewable on the basis of performance.

Interested candidates are invited to submit an application letter indicating the reference number of position applied for and the area of specialization (in the case of Analysts) on both letter and envelope, copy of updated/detailed CV, copies of academic and professional certificates, current and expected salary, and names and contacts (telephone and e-mail) of three (3) professional referees who are familiar with the candidate’s qualifications and work experience.

The application should be addressed to:

The Senior HR and Administration Officer,
Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis,
Bishops Garden Towers, 2nd Floor, Bishops Road,
P.O. Box 56445-00200, City Square, Nairobi


All email Applications to be sent to hr@kippra.or.ke

You can visit www.kippra.org for more information

Applications should reach not later than 9th March 2012.

KIPPRA is an equal opportunity employer and qualified candidates from the often marginalized segments of the society are particularly encouraged to apply.

Policy Analysts - The Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA), Nairobi, Kenya

Policy Analysts at The Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) in Nairobi, Kenya

The Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) is a public Institute established to support public policy by contributing to the formulation of medium and long-term strategic perspectives for development of the country; and developing the required human and institutional capacities by undertaking economic forecasting, policy analysis and research, and through capacity building.

To meet the growing demand for its services, KIPPRA invites qualified, experienced and dynamic candidates to fill the following positions:

POLICY ANALYSTS
Ref. NO PA/FEB

KIPPRA seeks candidates with strong quantitative, analytical and communication skills (as demonstrated by a strong publication record) to fill several Policy Analyst and Senior Policy Analyst positions in the following areas:
  • Environment and Natural Resources;
  • International Trade and Trade Policy Modeling, International Trade Law, Global Trade Negotiations, and Foreign Policy;
  • Transport, Energy, ICT, Construction and Housing;
  • Financial Services and Business Environment;
  • Land reforms, security and conflict management, constitutional and institutional legal reforms, economic and corporate governance, devolution and the role and efficacy of regional authorities; and
  • Poverty, education, health, labour, and social protection.
  • Macroeconomics, monetary economics and macro-modeling
Candidates seeking Policy Analyst position must have at least a MA/Msc. in Economics and/or related areas, and at least three (3) years of experience in a policy research institution or university. They should have at least one (1) journal or journal quality publication.

Candidates seeking Senior Policy Analyst position must have a PhD in Economics and/or related areas, and at least 6 years of experience in policy research and/or teaching at a recognized university. At least 3 of the years must be post-PhD. They should also have at least 2 journal or journal quality publications.

The key responsibilities of policy analysts are:
  • Conducting research on and monitoring socio-economic and public policy developments that affect Kenya;
  • Preparing analytical reports, briefing papers, policy briefs, journal articles, and other papers aimed at informing public policy decisions;
  • Providing information and technical assistance to the Institute’s various constituencies about impacts of existing and proposed public policies and programs;
  • Mentoring and building the capacity of junior researchers and stakeholders on public policy issues.
Terms and Application Procedure
KIPPRA offers competitive terms and conditions of employment.

Successful candidates will be employed on a 3-year contract, renewable on the basis of performance.

Interested candidates are invited to submit an application letter indicating the reference number of position applied for and the area of specialization (in the case of Analysts) on both letter and envelope, copy of updated/detailed CV, copies of academic and professional certificates, current and expected salary, and names and contacts (telephone and e-mail) of three (3) professional referees who are familiar with the candidate’s qualifications and work experience.

The application should be addressed to:

The Senior HR and Administration Officer,
Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis,
Bishops Garden Towers, 2nd Floor, Bishops Road,
P.O. Box 56445-00200, City Square, Nairobi


All email Applications to be sent to hr@kippra.or.ke

You can visit www.kippra.org for more information

Applications should reach not later than 9th March 2012.

KIPPRA is an equal opportunity employer and qualified candidates from the often marginalized segments of the society are particularly encouraged to apply.

Young Professionals Programme - Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA), Nairobi, Kenya

Young Professionals Programme at Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) in Nairobi, Kenya

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS PROGRAMME
Ref. No. KIP/YP/12

The Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) is a public policy research institute established to develop human and institutional capacities required for the formulation of medium and longterm strategic perspectives for the economic and social development of Kenya. The Institute pursues this by undertaking economic forecasting, policy analysis and research, and through capacity building.

KIPPRA runs a one-year Young Professionals (YP) Programme, during which the participants are involved in hands-on public policy research and analysis. They also receive courses such as Public Policy Process, Research Methods, Applied Econometrics, and Macroeconomic Modeling. By the end of the course the participants are expected to write a publishable paper. The Institute invites applications from suitable and qualified candidates for the 2012/2013 YP programme, which will commence on 01st July 2012 and end on 30th June 2013.

Opportunities exist within the following areas:
  • Macroeconomics (National Income and Consumption, Investment, Inflation, Fiscal and Monetary policy);
  • Productive Sector (Agriculture, Industry, Services, Tourism, Environment and Natural Resources);
  • Trade and Foreign Policy (Domestic & International Trade, International relations)
  • Social Sector (poverty, education, health, labour market, and other social issues);
  • Infrastructure and Economic Services (Physical Infrastructure, Water, Energy, Transport, Urban & Regional Planning, Telecommunications, Housing, and Construction);
  • Private Sector Development (Financial services, Business environment, Security); and
  • Governance (Land, Constitutional issues, economic and corporate governance).
Desired Qualifications
Applicants must
  • Have minimum MA or MSc degree in Economics or related social sciences.
  • Be below 40 years of age
  • Have at least one (1) year practical experience in the proposed area of training
  • Candidates from Public Service should have their application letters endorsed by their respective Permanent Secretaries or Chief Executives.
If successful, they will be required to be officially cleared for one year by their respective Permanent Secretaries or Chief Executives.

Terms and Application Procedure
The Institute offers a competitive monthly stipend to the Young Professionals.

Successful candidates will be given a one (1) year contract; will be awarded certificates; and will be expected to return to their employment after the training.

Interested candidates are invited to submit an application letter indicating their area of specialization on both letter and envelope, copy of updated/detailed CV, copies of academic and professional certificates, names and contacts (telephone and e-mail) of three (3) professional referees who are familiar with the candidate’s qualifications and work experience to:

The Senior HR and Administration Officer,
Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis,
Bishops Garden Towers, 2nd Floor, Bishops Road,
P.O. Box 56445-00200, City Square, Nairobi.

All Email applications should be sent to: hr@kippra.or.ke

You can visit www.kippra.org for more information

Applications should reach not later than 9th March 2012

KIPPRA offers equal opportunity to all qualified Kenyans and women are encouraged to apply

Supply Chain Management Assistant - Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA), Nairobi, Kenya

Supply Chain Management Assistant at Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) in Nairobi, Kenya

The Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) is a public Institute established to support public policy by contributing to the formulation of medium and long-term strategic perspectives for development of the country; and developing the required human and institutional capacities by undertaking economic forecasting, policy analysis and research, and through capacity building.

To meet the growing demand for its services, KIPPRA invites qualified, experienced and dynamic candidates to fill the following positions:

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT
Ref SCM/FEB

Reporting to the Senior Supply Chain Management Officer, the Supply Chain Management Assistant will be expected to:
  • Receive, inspect, and distribute purchases to user divisions;
  • Assist in maintaining contact with suppliers regarding orders, market conditions, and trends;
  • Participate in preparation of procurement reports related to purchasing, inventory control, and requests for purchases;
  • Assist in conducting regular stock takes and inventory audits;
  • Work in liaison with the supervisor to determine the Institute’s purchasing needs and specifications; and
  • Assist the supervisor in coordinating activities in the procurement unit.
Desired Qualifications

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from a recognized university;
  • At least level four in CIPS;
  • Membership in KISM;
  • Minimum experience of one (1) year in supply chain Management; and
  • Proficiency in MS Applications.
Terms and Application Procedure
KIPPRA offers competitive terms and conditions of employment.

Successful candidates will be employed on a 3-year contract, renewable on the basis of performance.

Interested candidates are invited to submit an application letter indicating the reference number of position applied for and the area of specialization (in the case of Analysts) on both letter and envelope, copy of updated/detailed CV, copies of academic and professional certificates, current and expected salary, and names and contacts (telephone and e-mail) of three (3) professional referees who are familiar with the candidate’s qualifications and work experience.

The application should be addressed to:

The Senior HR and Administration Officer,
Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis,
Bishops Garden Towers, 2nd Floor, Bishops Road,
P.O. Box 56445-00200, City Square, Nairobi

All email Applications to be sent to hr@kippra.or.ke

You can visit www.kippra.org for more information

Applications should reach not later than 9th March 2012.

KIPPRA is an equal opportunity employer and qualified candidates from the often marginalized segments of the society are particularly encouraged to apply.

Program Assistant- GS&L Sector at CARE International, Nairobi, Kenya

Program Assistant- GS&L Sector at CARE International Nairobi, Kenya

CARE International in Kenya is looking for an experienced and highly motivated individual who is result-oriented to fill the above position:

Reporting to the GS&L Sector Manager, the Program Assistant will be responsible for administrative duties, assist in procurement and store keeping. The program Assistant will disseminate information generated by the sector to external and internal audiences, as well as receive information from within and externally.

Applications
If you feel you are the right candidate for this advertised position, kindly send your application indicating the reference number and title of the position applied for along with an up-to-date CV with telephone contacts of three professional referees to:

The Human Resources & Development Manager,
CARE International in Kenya,
Email: vacancies@care.or.ke

so as to be received not later than 2nd March, 2012. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

CARE is an equal opportunity employer and promotes gender equity.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

CARE International in Kenya does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

Communications Officer - Camera Person - Equity Bank, Kenya

Communications Officer - Camera Person at Equity Bank in Kenya

Equity Bank is the region’s leading Bank whose purpose is to transform the lives and livelihoods of the people of Africa socially and economically by availing them modern, inclusive financial services that maximize their opportunities.

With a strong footprint in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and South Sudan, Equity Bank is now home to more than 7.3 million customers - the largest customer base in Africa.

Currently the Bank is seeking additional talent to serve in the role outlined below:

Communications Officer - Camera Person

The Position

Under the supervision of the communication manager, the role holder will, be responsible for supporting the Communications department in video shooting and editing.

Key Responsibilities
  • Video shooting and editing as directed by the communication manager
  • Photography and maintaining a photo library for the Bank materials
  • Logistical support for events
Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience
  • Higher diploma in mass communication with emphasis on videography and production
  • Professional training in communication, public relations and video production
  • Over three years practical experience in content development production
Desired Skills and Ability
  • Creativity
  • Voicing over scripts
  • Video recording and production
  • Scripting for documentaries
  • Able to work well with minimum supervision
If you meet the above requirements, submit your application quoting the job you are applying for to the email address below by 2 March, 2012.

Please include detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of the relevant certificates, testimonials, current pay and daytime telephone contact and email address.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Email to: jobs@equitybankco.ke

Equity Bank is an equal opportunity employer.

Assistant Manager, Communications - Equity Bank, Kenya

Assistant Manager, Communications at Equity Bank in Kenya

Equity Bank is the region’s leading Bank whose purpose is to transform the lives and livelihoods of the people of Africa socially and economically by availing them modern, inclusive financial services that maximize their opportunities.

With a strong footprint in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and South Sudan, Equity Bank is now home to more than 7.3 million customers - the largest customer base in Africa.

Currently the Bank is seeking additional talent to serve in the role outlined below:

Assistant Manager, Communications

The Position
Reporting to the Head of Communications, the role holder will. be responsible for supporting the Communications department in the development and production of content for electronic, print and digital channels for the Bank.

Key Responsibilities
  • Concept development and production (shooting, scripting/writing and editing) for features and stories for the Banks various communication channels (electronic, print and digital)
  • Content development and production of video features for the Africa success stories channel on www.youtube.com/africasuccess
  • Photography and maintaining a photo library
Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience
  • Degree or equivalent in communication with emphasis on videography and production
  • Professional training in communication and public relations
  • Over three years practical experience in content development and production
  • Knowledge and experience in working with new media will be an added advantage
Desired Skills and Ability
  • Creativity
  • Voicing over scripts
  • Video recording and production
  • Scripting for documentaries
  • Ability to work well with minimum supervision
If you meet the above requirements, submit your application quoting the job you are applying for to the email address below by 2 March, 2012.

Please include detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of the relevant certificates, testimonials, current pay and daytime telephone contact and email address.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Email to: jobs@equitybankco.ke

Equity Bank is an equal opportunity employer.

Marketing Communications Officer - Media Management & Advertising - Equity Bank, Kenya

Marketing Communications Officer - Media Management & Advertising at Equity Bank in Kenya

Equity Bank is the region’s leading Bank whose purpose is to transform the lives and livelihoods of the people of Africa socially and economically by availing them modern, inclusive financial services that maximize their opportunities.

With a strong footprint in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and South Sudan, Equity Bank is now home to more than 7.3 million customers - the largest customer base in Africa.

Currently the Bank is seeking additional talent to serve in the role outlined below:


Marketing Communications Officer - Media Management & Advertising


The Position
The role holder will be responsible for supporting the Marketing Communications department in media management and advertising activities and other related roles as shall be assigned.

Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience
  • A degree in Communications or a business related field
  • Professional training in Marketing or Public relations
  • Over 3 years experience in media management and advertising
  • Desired Skills and Ability
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong analytical ability.
  • Able to work well with minimum supervision
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Computer Proficiency
If you meet the above requirements, submit your application quoting the job you are applying for to the email address below by 2 March, 2012.

Please include detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of the relevant certificates, testimonials, current pay and daytime telephone contact and email address.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Email to: jobs@equitybankco.ke

Equity Bank is an equal opportunity employer.

Marketing Communications Officer - Equity Bank, Kenya

Marketing Communications Officer at Equity Bank in Kenya

Equity Bank is the region’s leading Bank whose purpose is to transform the lives and livelihoods of the people of Africa socially and economically by availing them modern, inclusive financial services that maximize their opportunities.

With a strong footprint in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and South Sudan, Equity Bank is now home to more than 7.3 million customers - the largest customer base in Africa.

Currently the Bank is seeking additional talent to serve in the role outlined below:

Marketing Communications Officer

The Position
The role holder will, be responsible for supporting the Communications department in marketing, promotion, event management activities and other related roles as shall be assigned.

Key Responsibilities
  • Coordinate sponsorships, events and promotional activities involving the Bank
  • Liaise with service providers to ensure proper preparation and execution of events including brand visibility in such events through branding opportunities
  • Identify opportunities, sponsorships, promotions for marketing and sales
  • Manage vendor contracts; exercise diligence in tracking expenses to meet expense! budget goals
  • Monitor vendor performance by ensuring alignment with market value for services rendered
  • Interface with all Equity Bank teams and offices to optimize event and associated campaigns effectiveness
  • Manage promotional items for the company
  • Offer support to the branches, departments and subsidiaries in regards to marketing and promotion requirements
  • Liaise with the creative agency to follow up on execution of tasks
  • Ensure timely execution and production of key deliverables
Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience
  • Degree or equivalent in Marketing or a business related field
  • Professional training in Communications, public relations and event management
  • Over 3 years relevant experience in marketing or event management in a large media organization or in communication function in an established organization
Desired Skills and Ability
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical ability
  • Able to work well with minimum supervision
  • Flexible, ability to identify and resolve problems quickly
  • Creative thinker and fast learner, ability to communicate ideas effectively
  • Team player
  • Computer proficiency
If you meet the above requirements, submit your application quoting the job you are applying for to the email address below by 2 March, 2012.

Please include detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of the relevant certificates, testimonials, current pay and daytime telephone contact and email address.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Email to: jobs@equitybankco.ke

Equity Bank is an equal opportunity employer.

We value the diversity of individuals, ideas, perspectives, insights and values, and what they bring to the workplace.

Technical Sales Representatives - Redachem FZE

Technical Sales Representatives at Redachem FZE

If you’re looking for a career full of challenges, opportunities and growth, we invite you to join our team. As a leading chemical distributor in the MENA region and North Africa, we offer a wide range of career choices, professional growth and an atmosphere where people enjoy working together.

Positions will be based in East Africa.

Technical Sales Representative (Pigments for Coatings, Inks and the Plastics Industry)
Technical Sales Representative (Food ingredients)

 
Functions:
  • Build long-term relationships with customers in East Africa region
  • Manage and interpret client requirements
  • Calculate customers’ quotations
  • Flexible to travel & and meet potential clients
  • Build a new client base and maximize customer potential in the East African region.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Degree holder (for food ingredients prefer food technologist)
  • Diploma in sales and marketing an advantage
  • Experience in selling paints / plastics and food ingredients an advantage
  • Fluent in English
  • Age preference: 28-32 years
  • With an international driving licence.
How to Apply:
Kindly send your CV in Word format (CV-yourfullname.doc) stating the position of your interest to: careers@redachem.com

To learn more about REDA chemicals, please visit our website at www.redachem.com

Web Designers - Versol Media, Kisumu, Kenya

Web Designers at Versol Media in Kisumu, Kenya

Versol Media an digital marketing company is looking for 3-5 talented web designers in Kisumu.

We prefer to work with people who currently reside in Kisumu.

Qualifications
  • University/diploma graduate or certificate preferably in Computer Science/programming.
  • Some experience in web design and programming will be a plus.
  • Good understanding of how the Internet works
  • Good leadership skills
  • Ability to work under little or no supervision.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and meet strict deadlines.
  • Graphic design skills will be an added advantage.
Responsibilities
  • Working on different website development projects from our clients.
  • Offering technical support to our web design clients.
  • Redesigning old clients websites.
  • Uploading and maintaining clients’ websites online.
Starting salary: Ksh. 15,000 per month (we can pay more depending on your talent and experience).

Start date: Immediate

Email: martin@versolmedia.com

Mechanical Engineer - Projects - Kenya Tea Development Agency, Nairobi, Kenya

Mechanical Engineer - Projects at Kenya Tea Development Agency in Nairobi, Kenya

Position scope
Reporting to Head of Technical Services, the successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing mechanical engineering services within the company.

Key Responsibilities
  • Providing technical specifications and bill of quantities for equipment and machineries for KTDA and subsidiaries.
  • Providing designs and bill of quantities for mechanical services - plumbing and drainage for KTDA and subsidiaries.
  • Designing equipment and machinery layouts for new installations and reviewing drawing produced thereof.
  • Carrying out tender analysis and recommendations for award through TEC.
  • Carrying out/ ensuring pre-delivery inspections.
  • Planning, coordinating and monitoring new installations to ensure they are completed on time and on budget.
  • Carrying out financial valuation for payment facilitation.
  • Providing budgetary estimates for new projects and to enable adequate annual factory budget preparation.
  • Supervising, coordinating and evaluating staff under him/her.
  • Any other duties assigned to him/her.
Qualifications/Skills/Experience

The ideal candidate must possess the following qualifications, experience and competencies:
  • B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering / Production Engineering
  • Be registered by the Engineering Board.
  • 5 years experience in maintenance and Projects, 2 of which must be at a supervisory level.
  • Good management skills
  • AutoCAD
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • High level of integrity
How to apply

If you believe you fit the required profile, please write in confidence to the address below by 9th March 2012 attaching curriculum vitae with details of your qualifications, experience and present position.

In addition, please provide your telephone number, e-mail address and names of three referees.

The Group General Manager - Human Resource & Administration,
Kenya Tea Development Agency (MS) Ltd,
P. O. Box 30213 - 00100,
Nairobi

e-mail: recruitment@ktdateas.com

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Forest Officer - Kenya Tea Development Agency, Nairobi, Kenya

Forest Officer at Kenya Tea Development Agency in Nairobi, Kenya

Position Scope

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Operations the successful candidate will be responsible for monitoring and evaluating KTDA / Factories’ wood fuel projects and ensuring adherence to stipulated land acquisition and development procedures.

Key Responsibilities
  • Supervising the management of wood fuel projects.
  • Coordinating feasibility/economic analysis of proposed projects.
  • Participating in the review of wood-fuel land procurement procedures.
  • Participating in the enhancement of financial controls of projects.
  • Coordinating, monitoring and evaluating economic factors around wood fuel projects.
  • Preparing timely and accurate reports on the performance of projects and recommend areas of improvement.
  • Undertaking research on market changes, impacts and strategies.
  • Identify Strategic partners and other business ventures.
  • Observing and complying with environmental health and safety measures.
  • Providing technical support to factories and contracted firewood farmers.
Qualifications /Competencies/ Experience

The ideal candidate must possess the following qualifications, experience and competencies:
  • BSc. Forestry.
  • At least 3 years experience in Forestry Management.
  • Computer Literate.
  • Good communication, conceptual, interpersonal and analytical skills.
  • Valid driving license.
How to apply

If you believe you fit the required profile, please write in confidence to the address below by 9th March 2012 attaching curriculum vitae with details of your qualifications, experience and present position.

In addition, please provide your telephone number, e-mail address and names of three referees.

The Group General Manager - Human Resource & Administration,
Kenya Tea Development Agency (MS) Ltd,
P. O. Box 30213 - 00100,
Nairobi


e-mail: recruitment@ktdateas.com

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Administrative Assistant - Kenya Tea Development Agency in Nairobi, Kenya

Administrative Assistant at Kenya Tea Development Agency in Nairobi, Kenya

Position Scope

Reporting to the Head of Risk Assurance and Compliance, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing effective and efficient logistical and administrative support to the company.

Key Responsibilities
  • Administering and overseeing the office requirements related to procurement and operations.
  • Assisting with preparation of business presentations i.e. texts, overhead and electronic presentations.
  • Assist in planning, scheduling and organizing meetings.
  • Designing, maintaining and archiving files.
  • Interfacing with various departments to collect information and responding to requests.
  • Compiling and distributing staff meeting minutes.
  • Taking part in administrative duties and special projects as required.
  • Attending to customer enquiries.
Qualifications /Competencies/ Experience

The ideal candidate must possess the following qualifications, experience and competencies:
  • A Bachelors degree in Business administration /Secretarial studies or related field.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in a similar position.
  • Excellent command of English language both verbal and written.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and manage own workflow.
  • Must be computer literate.
  • Must be mature, well organized, reliable and able to work under pressure
How to apply

If you believe you fit the required profile, please write in confidence to the address below by 9th March 2012 attaching curriculum vitae with details of your qualifications, experience and present position.

In addition, please provide your telephone number, e-mail address and names of three referees.

The Group General Manager - Human Resource & Administration,
Kenya Tea Development Agency (MS) Ltd,
P. O. Box 30213 - 00100,
Nairobi


e-mail: recruitment@ktdateas.com

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Direct Entry Captains - Kenya Airways - Nairobi, Kenya

Direct Entry Captains at Kenya Airways in Nairobi, Kenya

Applications are invited for Direct Entry Captains for our jet engine fleet.

Job Requirements:

  • Minimum 4,000 hours including 2,000hrs PI plus 500hrs on Type (or similar aircraft)
  • Current on type
  • Valid ATPL and Instrument rating
  • Valid Class 1 Medical Certificate
  • At least level 4 English
In addition, to excel in our team, you will have these competencies:
  • Sound judgment
  • Ability to lead
  • Customer oriented approach
  • Excellent communicator
  • High level of integrity and team spirit.
  • Successful expatriate candidates will be employed on a three - year renewable contract basis.
If you would wish to be considered for these positions, please visit the Kenya Airways Web Site: http://www.kenya-airways.com and click on Careers to apply to reach us not later than 9th March 2012.

Education Officer - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) - Nairobi, Kenya

Education Officer at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in Nairobi, Kenya

Summary
The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, BMZ, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR, jointly finance the initiative of Development-oriented Emergency and Transitional Aid for Refugees in Kenya, which is implemented by GIZ through multi-sectorial support to the UNHCR Kenya Programme.

Requirements
  • Degree in Education or related courses
  • 2 years working experience in an education project
  • Experience working with refugees will be an added advantage
  • Roles and responsibilities:
  • Work closely with MOE and the City Education Department in promoting admission of refugees in schools.
  • Advice the DETA- RK programme on Education related issues and the necessary corresponding interventions.
  • Coordinate capacity building of teachers, parents and Education officials through training.
  • Coordinate supply of crucial items to schools to promote conducive learning environments
  • Closely work with the Department of Adult Education to support adult literacy centers that admit refugees.
  • Monitor progress of education interventions including school enrolment, retention and completion.
  • Represent GIZ in meetings touching on Education matters
  • Prepare and submit quality activity, monthly and other periodic reports.
  • Attend to other duties which will emerge in the process of service to refugees and as directed by the Community Development Manager.
How to apply:
Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit electronic applications to: ruth.mwangi@giz.de

Closing date:  02 Mar 2012

Financial Management Technical Advisor - Management Sciences for Health - Nairobi

Financial Management Technical Advisor - Health Sector at Management Sciences for Health in Nairobi, Kenya

Overall Responsibilities:
The Financial Management Technical Advisor will be responsible for providing technical assistance in financial management to partners and clients such as large Government of Kenya (GoK) hospitals, Faith-based Organizations (FBOs) working in the health sector, and Departments/Divisions in the Ministries of Health (MOH). S/he will be responsible for transfer of essential skills, including appropriate costing of services, budgeting, and management of funds to strengthen the operational and financial capacity of clients and partners in order to improve the financial management and sustainability of client organizations. S/he will design and implement targeted capacity building and technical assistance based on the project’s needs.

Specific Responsibilities:
  • Collaboratively develop a menu of innovative and scalable interventions for promoting the clients and partners’ capacity and practices to effectively manage their financial operations for improved sustainability and functioning.
  • Transfer essential financial and management skills to partners and clients, including hospitals participating in the hospital reforms, FBOs, departments and divisions linked to the MOH.
  • Participate in delivering periodic learning programs to target units and facilities as well as to other clients at the regional and national levels, as required.
  • Mobilize short-term technical expertise in finance, accounting, planning, budgeting, and auditing as requested to meet the needs of the project.
  • Represent the project in communications with USAID, the MOH, and other partners as assigned by the Project Director and Deputy Director.
Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in Business Administration, Finance, or related field. Certified Public Accountant background is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated capabilities in health sector financing, accounting, planning, budgeting, and auditing. At least 3 years’ experience working effectively in capacity building in the aforementioned areas with local organizations.
  • Demonstrated successful experience working as an advisor to Ministries of Health, Finance or any Government agency in developing countries, preferably Kenya.
  • Knowledge of USAID program management, applicable regulations and requirements, and institutional capacity building.
  • Demonstrated capability in multi-tasking and working simultaneously with multiple teams. Able to prioritize and manage a complex portfolio, collaborating with many types of stakeholders.
  • At least 5 years’ experience working with public and private counterparts in Kenya.
  • Strong oral and written communication and presentation skills in English and Swahili.
  • Strong computer skills (word processing, excel spreadsheets and accounting programs).
  • Previous experience working with the Kenyan Government a plus. Knowledge of public health strongly preferred.
Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental handicap, or status as a disabled or Vietnam Era veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces.

How to apply:
To apply for this position, please submit a resume to https://jobs-msh.icims.com/jobs/4649/job. For more information about MSH, please visit our web site at www.msh.org. If you cannot apply online or have difficulty doing so, please email an explanation of your problem to iRecruiterproblem@msh.org.

Closing date:  26 Mar 2012

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