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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Engineering Internship - Libros Engineering Services Ltd, Nairobi

Engineering Internship at Libros Engineering Services Ltd in Nairobi – Kenyan Jobs and Vacancies


An engineering firm based in Nairobi offering energy saving solutions to a diverse clientele is looking to employ a recent graduate in either electrical, mechanical or energy engineering.

Minimum Degree Upper Second Class.

The successful candidate will undergo a 3 months internship before full employment.

He must posses the following basic skills:

  • Must have used and be familiar with Power measurement Tools such as Power Data Logger and Multi-meters both Contact and Tong Types.
  • Must possess good report writing skills
  • Demonstrate knowledge of advanced skills in MS Word, Excell and Power point and be capable of Analysing data using Advanced Excel Tools and prepare powerful power point presentation from the reports.
During the Internship the firm shall provide an allowance as well as lunch.

This position should interest those who wish to develop a career in Energy Efficiency, Power and Renewable Energy.

Those who are interested and are available to start immediately to send their application and detailed CV via e-mail to: info@libroseng.co.ke. Attention: Administrator

The application to show clearly how the current basic skills match the requirements outlined above.

Project Manager - Longonot Gate Development Limited, Naivasha

Project Manager at Longonot Gate Development Limited in Naivasha – Kenyan Jobs and Vacancies


The Project Manager will be responsible for coordinating the activities of consultants and contractors in a large mixed project in Naivasha involving both infrastructure and buildings. He will be deployed as the Principal Project Officer to be based on site and head office. He will report to the Managing Director for day-to-day matters and give periodic reports to the Board of the Company. The Project Manager will be employed on an initial contract of TWO years which will be renewed for a further period of TWO years upon a satisfactory report of performance.


  • To track and report on the implementation plan for the project by various Contractors
  • To establish and run the Site-based Project Management office
  • Develop and implement project communication and reporting strategy and plans including communication formats and templates.
  • Effectively and constantly communicate project expectations to the Contractors
  • Report on Construction progress on an ongoing basis to the Board of Directors of the Company.
  • Brief the Managing Director on all matters relating to the project on a frequent and regular basis
  • Establish and present to the Board annual budgets for running the Project Management Office.
  • Report to the Board on needs for additional staff and make appropriate requisitions for recruitments if necessary during the project cycle.
  • Set and continually manage project expectations with team members and other stakeholders.
  • Delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel.
  • Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the project team.
  • Identify and promote to the Contractors project dependencies and critical paths.
  • Plan, schedule and promote project timelines and milestones to the Contractors using appropriate tools.
  • Track project milestones and deliverables and negotiate with the Contractors appropriate strategies for their achievement .
  • Develop and present progress and status reports.
  • Determine the frequency and content of status reports from the project team, analyze results, and troubleshoot problem areas.
  • Define project success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout project life cycle.
  • Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members and contractors, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work and roles.
  • Conduct activity post-mortems and create a recommendations in order to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements.
  • Develop best practices and tools for project execution and management and promote them to the Contractors and the Board.

Qualification Requirements

  • A University degree in Building Economics/Quantity Surveying or Construction Management or Architecture or Civil Engineering
  • Post-graduate qualifications at Masters degree level or Qualifications and Certification as a Project Manager from a recognised body.
  • A minimum of 5 years direct work experience in a project management capacity including for a multi-billion project, including all aspects of project process development and execution.
  • Strong familiarity with project management software, such as Microsoft Project and Primavera
  • Demonstrated experience in personnel management.
  • Technically competent with various reporting software programs, such as Microsoft word and excel.
  • Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Can conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analysis and reacts to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently.
  • Flexible during times of change.
  • Ability to read communication styles of team members and contractors who come from a broad spectrum of disciplines.
  • Persuasive, encouraging, and motivating.
  • Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including the Board, contractors, and other stakeholders.
  • Ability to defuse tension among project teams, should it arise.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Adept at conducting research into project-related issues and products.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Ability to competently participate in training sessions, presentations, and meetings.

Send CV to info@longonotgate.co.ke

Closing date: 29th June, 2012 – 12 noon.

Graduate Internship - World Vision Kenya, Nairobi

Graduate Internship at World Vision Kenya in Nairobi – Kenyan Jobs and Vacancies


Faculties Needed: 
Health, Nutrition, Water / Sanitation, Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Disaster Management, Education, Law, Economics and Political Science


  • Degree graduates who either are beneficiaries of child sponsorship, or have experienced the impact of WV’s community development in their homes will be given priority rating.
  • Graduates who show genuine desire to serve among the poor in rural and semi urban areas of Kenya.
  • Graduates with demonstrated good character, honesty, high competency and generally in good physical and emotional health.
  • Graduates who are willing to commit their time on the project for the entire year.
  • Graduates who have completed studies in a relevant field of study as identified by WVK programs within the current year (2012). Any exceptions to this will require the approval of the Director, P & C.
  • Graduates who are open to declare any potential points for conflict of interest e.g. A brother/sister working for WVK etc

Job Details 
Download Application Form / Details at http://www.wvafrica.org/download/filedownload.php?file=kenya_jobs/June/Application_Form_FY13.pdf

How to Apply
All application letters and detailed CVs together with names of three referees, should be sent to reach the undersigned not later than July 13th, 2012.

People and Culture
World Vision Kenya
Nairobi, Kenya

Email: recruit_kenya@wvi.org

Please indicate clearly on the subject line the position you are applying for.

(Only short-listed candidates will be contacted).

Disclaimer: World Vision Kenya has not engaged any recruitment agencies in this recruitment process, neither are we charging any fees to potential employees for job opportunities.

Programmes Manager - PeaceNet Kenya, Nairobi

Programmes Manager at PeaceNet Kenya in Nairobi – Kenyan Jobs and Vacancies

PeaceNet Kenya is a national network of organizations and individuals focusing on building a culture of peace through strengthening broad based capacities to address conflict and security concerns in Kenya. The vision of PeaceNet Kenya is ‘‘A Peaceful and Stable Society that Upholds Equity and Development’. The organization intends to fill the following opportunity with a suitably qualified person that would steer its programming for peace to excellence.


The Candidate: Key Qualifications
Suitable candidates should:-

  • Have at least a Masters degree in social sciences from a reputable institution of higher learning in any of the following areas – Strategic management, peace studies, conflict, early warning systems, security studies or related fields.
  • Have at least 4 years progressive work experience in managing or coordinating programmes and activities of peacebuilding non-profit organizations in Kenya and/or the East African region
  • Possess skills in progrmme development, monitoring and evaluation and the entire project cycle management
  • Have experience in senior management of a busy non-profit organization
  • Be well versed with and knowledgeable on peace building and current peace/conflict situation in Kenya and the East Africa region
  • Have experience in establishing national, regional and international linkages with peace building actors
  • Have demonstrated experience working with government or governmental/intergovernmental agencies.

Reports to: The Chief Executive Officer

Major Functions/Accountabilities:

  • Programmes Administration — Supports operations and administration of Programmes by advising and informing Programmes team and interfacing between Programmes staff and Chief Executive Officer and supporting evaluation of Programmes Staff
  • Managing financial resources. The Programme Manager would support programme budgeting and ensure prudent management of the activity resources within approved budget guidelines according to current policies, laws and regulations.
  • Human Resource Management. Effectively manages the Programmes personnel of the organization’s Secretariat according to authorized personnel policies and procedures in conformation to current laws and regulations.
  • Community and Public Relations. Assures the organization and its mission, programs, products and services are consistently presented in strong, positive image to relevant stakeholders.
  • Fundraising. Local and overseas fundraising planning and implementation, including identifying resource requirements, researching funding sources, establishing strategies to approach funders, submitting proposals and administrating fundraising records and documentation
  • Maintaining donors and partners relationships as well as creating/establishing new partnerships

Interested applicants should send their application letters with CVs and contacts of three referees to peacenet@peacenetkenya.or.ke or by hand addressed to:

The Chief Executive Officer
PeaceNet Kenya
Caledonia House
Maalim Juma Road Off Denis Pritt Road

By not later than COB on July 02, 2012.

PeaceNet is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact Centre Agents - KenCall, Nairobi

Contact Centre Agent at KenCall in Nairobi – Kenyan Jobs and Vacancies


Company Profile
KenCall is Kenya’s largest contact center operating globally and providing call center and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services to organizations worldwide. KenCall offers unrivalled experience in customer care, telesales, technical support, customer acquisition, web chat services and BPO. Its business is built upon world-class technology infrastructure and operations.

Job Profile
The contact centre agent responds to customer needs in a professional, service-oriented manner and maintains the highest level of customer satisfaction by seeking first contact resolution.

Main Responsibilities of the Job:
Provide professional customer service by:

  • Listening attentively to customers and responding to customer enquiries via email, live chat and phone
  • Anticipating potential needs or problems of customers
  • Maintaining a balance between business and customer needs
  • Following through on commitments
  • Making recommendations of alternate solutions if customer expectations cannot be met and following relevant escalation contact protocols
  • Maintaining confidentiality of information
  • Achieving first contact resolution (FCR)
  • Handling complaints or issues satisfactorily
  • Providing accurate information about products and services
  • Processing transactions effectively

Working Conditions

  • Hours of work will vary and shift work will be required
  • Agents may be required to sit for long periods of time

Main Skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A minimum typing speed of 30wpm (A MUST)
  • Ability to learn detailed instructions quickly
  • Superior problem solving skills
  • A high level of comfort in purchasing and using digital music
  • Ability to explain detailed instructions articulately and clearly
  • Ability to multi-task effectively
  • Technical aptitude

Personal Qualities

  • Strong work ethic
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Ability to recognize sales opportunities
  • Excellent telephone manner
  • A Passion for the music and media industry
  • Positive attitude
  • Excellent personal grooming
  • Clear neutral accent


  • An Education background in the arts, preferably music.
  • Multi-channel experience is preferred: email/chat/phone
  • Knowledge of computer and communication systems
  • Experience in customer service environments an asset
  • Previous contact centre experience an asset
  • International exposure is highly advantageous

Note: To apply, please go to http://www.kencall.com/cats/careers and apply Online.

Applications through any other channels will NOT be accepted.

Music and Sports Teachers/Coaches - St. Hannah’s Schools, Nairobi

Music and Sports Teachers/Coaches at St. Hannah’s Schools in Nairobi – Kenyan Jobs and Vacancies


St. Hannah's Schools are looking for Music and Sports Teachers/Coaches at both high school and primary school level. For sports, emphasis is on Basket Ball and Athletics, although a teacher who can also teach/coach Volley Ball, Net Ball and Football will have an advantage.

Send your applications to: info@sthannahs.com

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