Saturday, 11 June 2016

Field Officer


Job Title: Field Officer
Employer: M-Changa Project

Start Date: 23th June 2016

Location: Different Counties

Eligibility: Position open to local Kenyan hires only

Busara Center for Behavioral Economics is a research organization that seeks to improve the understanding of how people living in poverty make decisions and to leverage that knowledge to produce better social outcomes.

It enables researchers to conduct rigorous laboratory-based studies in behavioral economics in a developing country and applying the outcomes of research to real-world problems.

About the project: Busara is working with a financial institution to understand and solve challenges faced by drawing from our extensive knowledge on behavioral insights and impact evaluation.

Data collection will be in done in Nairobi, Kikuyu and Machakos.  

Description of Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities:

General Field Officer Duties

  • Prompt arrival at work.
  • Administer household surveys
  • Completion of scheduled activities each day in a timely manner.
  • Successfully working in a team.
  • Organizing data collected from the field.
  • On non-field days: conscientious performance of office work (such as matching IDs, translation of work, photocopying, etc.)
  • Assist in daily survey organization and storage
  • Ensure data integrity is maintained at all times and minimize errors in data collection
  • Maintaining high standard of professional integrity in all activities.
  • Providing the Project Lead with daily feedback regarding surveying activities.

Key Requirements:
Required

  • Should be a Diploma or Degree holder in social sciences
  • A Kenyan citizen residing in either of the following counties Nairobi, Machakos and Kiambu.
  • Should be very fluent in the local language
  • Should be computer literate
  • Should have experience in data collection in the field
  • Should have good communication skills both written and verbal.

Desired

  • Bachelors’ degree or college diploma in social sciences, Past experience in data collection- show proof of this in application
  • Experience  using computer assisted interviewing or ODK is a plus


To apply:
Please submit your CV and cover letter to jobs@busaracenter.org and ensure that the subject line reads: “Name of County”: REF NO: BU-2016-06-09”.

Deadline to Apply: 16th June 2016

Only online applications shall be considered.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Delivery Manager – Hardware / Electronics Engineering


Position Title: Delivery Manager – Hardware / Electronics Engineering

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Position Start: As soon As Possible


Reporting to:
Matrix reporting
Reports to HOD Engineering on Technology
Reports to COO on Delivery Management

About M-KOPA Solar: M-KOPA Solar, headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, is the global leader of "pay-as-you-go" energy for off-grid customers.

Since its commercial launch in October 2012, M-KOPA has connected more than 350,000 homes in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda to solar power, and is now adding over 500 new homes each day.

The success of M-KOPA (M= mobile, KOPA= to borrow) stems from making solar products affordable to low-income households on a pay-per-use installment plan.

Customers acquire solar systems for a small deposit and then purchase daily usage "credits" for Kshs 50, or less than the price of traditional kerosene lighting.  After one year of payments customers own their solar systems outright and can upgrade to more power.

All revenues are collected in real-time via mobile money systems (such as M-PESA in Kenya) and embedded GSM sensors in each solar system allow M-KOPA to monitor real time performance and regulate usage based upon payments.

This connected design means that M-KOPA is processing vast amounts of data (i.e. over 10,000 mobile payments per day) via the company's proprietary cloud platform, M-KOPAnet.

As of January 2016 M-KOPA employs over 700 full time staff across East Africa and sells through a network of over 1,000 direct sales agents. It has also commenced licensing its technology to partners in other markets.

M-KOPA has been recognized for its pioneering business mode and scale, notably winning the 2015 Zayed Future Energy Prize, being selected as the top New Energy Pioneer at the 2014 Bloomberg New Energy Finance awards and earning the 2013 FT/IFC Excellence in Sustainable Finance Award.

M-KOPA has also successfully tested a range of new products that leverage its relationship with customers, and M-KOPA’s unique competencies in mobile telecommunications and ICT.

To ensure that the research and development of new products add value to (and do not distract from) its core business, M-KOPA is establishing the M-KOPA Labs.

The Labs will be a dedicated business unit within M-KOPA that will define and test extensions of the M-KOPA asset-based credit model for off-grid-power to new products and services.

Role Profile

Overall Purpose: This is a senior role in M-KOPA’s engineering team, central to delivery of a fast-moving product roadmap. More widely, given M-KOPA’s leadership role in this emerging sector, this role will be influential in shaping the delivery of our “connected machines” ecosystem.

The Hardware / Electronics Delivery Manager is responsible for the successful and timely delivery of all of M-KOPA’s Hardware / Electronics products incorporating requirements capture, development, quality assurance and operational integration of the custom hardware and electronics for M-KOPA’s solar home system hardware and associated peripherals.

This includes alignment with company policies and initiatives on requirements capture tools and methods, hardware delivery processes, testing tools and methods and operational release processes.

The Hardware/Electronics Delivery Manager is also responsible for management of team resources, allocation of tasks/deliverables to ensuring timely delivery of product, along with efforts of sustaining engineering.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Line management of the hardware/electronics delivery team to ensure high quality, timely development, testing and release of products/devices
  • Team with the Device Software Delivery Manager, along with other M-KOPA stakeholder teams, including external 3rd parties such as developers, manufacturers/suppliers for specification and delivery to ensure execution of a fully integrated product that meets system requirements.
  • Managing and contributing to requirements analysis, documentation, delivery and test of hardware / electronic products, including in-house designed as well as 3rd party products
  • Participating in the prioritization and planning of product releases and supporting hardware assets across all products to align with the product release roadmaps.
  • Working with project managers to align hardware releases with overall device delivery plans or operational improvement initiatives of functionality, quality and cost.
  • Liaise with the HoD Engineering to capture feature requirements coming from product roadmaps and from the Device Operations team and manufacturing teams.
  • Ensure that device security features continue to be enhanced and implemented to continuously drive down fraudulent use of the product
  • Ensure that standard development, testing and quality reliability processes are applied throughout the development of a product and subsequent revisions.
  • Participate in troubleshooting of firmware and hardware related issues to drive positive change in product hardware/electronics.
  • Lead sustaining engineering efforts around Quality, cost, reliability and security.
  • Assess and promote continuous improvement in the processes and quality for hardware delivery.
  • Any other tasks as directed by HoD Engineering.
  • Skills, Knowledge, Qualifications Required 


Role Specific, Mandatory:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Electronic or Mechanical Engineering or related subject – relevant professional experience will be accepted.
  • At least 5 years working in a development engineering role with at least 2 years in a supervisory/leadership role.
  • Working knowledge of reliability standards and testing
  • Project management skills / experience
  • Knowledge of hardware and firmware interaction  
  • Master’s Degree desirable
  • Role Specific, Ideal:
  • Experience in development of complex electronics or embedded hardware solutions
  • Knowledge/experience in electronic engineering or hardware production
  • Knowledge/experience of formal project management methodology (e.g. Prince 2)
  • Experience of working in a consumer electronics related role


General:
Achieving Results – Be aware of key business and team objectives and ensure that these are applied appropriately to all business activities
Building Relationships – Able to develop effective relationships with Operational Teams, Developers, IT and other business users
Customer Focus (internal) – Able to anticipate and understand customer expectations, and ensure that customer requirements are met and expectations appropriately managed. Able to build solid relationships with team members and internal customers.
Communication – Effective written and verbal communication skills suited for technical audiences, peers, IT management, data users and consumers.
Planning and Organizing – Effective at planning and managing own workload and ability to split time between reactive tasks and planned project work.
Teamwork – Effective at contributing towards the objectives of a team, and being able to share knowledge, experience, ideas and information. Aware of the needs, objectives and constraints of those in other disciplines and functions.
Problem Solving and Decision Making – Effective at solving problems in a measured and creative way. Proactive in relation to identifying and undertaking activities that are of benefit to the business. Effective at balancing long and short term objectives. Responsible for own decisions and actions.
Influencing and Impact – Act in a professional manner, and exhibit the required behavior that should provide an example to other employees. Needs to be able to identify tasks outside of own remit and work with peers to ensure an end to end solution is effectively delivered. Must be prepared to meet business goals and respond well to change.

Remuneration:
Competitive covering a monthly salary, performance bonus and medical benefits reflective of the candidate’s experience and skills.

To Apply

To apply, send an updated detailed copy of your CV and a cover letter expressing why you feel you would be an excellent candidate for the role to careers@m-kopa.com with the subject EV-DMHE-2080

Deadline for application is 5pm on Friday 8th July, 2016.

Please Note

M-KOPA, as a policy, does not collect/charge any money as a pre-employment or post-employment requirement. This means that we never ask for ‘recruitment fees’, ‘processing fees’, ‘interview fees’ or any other kind of money in exchange for offer letters or interviews  at any time during the hiring process.

Due to the large number of applications received by us, we regret that you will not be contacted unless you are short listed for the post and invited for an interview. Therefore, if you have not heard from M-KOPA within 4 weeks of the date of the deadline your application, you should assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.

This measure has been taken in the interests of efficiency and cost effectiveness and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause

Delivery Manager – Device Software


Position Title: Delivery Manager – Device Software
Employer: M-KOPA
Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Position Start: As soon As Possible

Reporting to:
Matrix reporting
Reports to HOD Engineering on Technology
Reports to CTO on Delivery Management

About M-KOPA Solar: M-KOPA Solar, headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, is the global leader of "pay-as-you-go" energy for off-grid customers.

Since its commercial launch in October 2012, M-KOPA has connected more than 350,000 homes in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda to solar power, and is now adding over 500 new homes each day.

The success of M-KOPA (M= mobile, KOPA= to borrow) stems from making solar products affordable to low-income households on a pay-per-use installment plan.

Customers acquire solar systems for a small deposit and then purchase daily usage "credits" for Kshs 50, or less than the price of traditional kerosene lighting.  After one year of payments customers own their solar systems outright and can upgrade to more power.

All revenues are collected in real-time via mobile money systems (such as M-PESA in Kenya) and embedded GSM sensors in each solar system allow M-KOPA to monitor real time performance and regulate usage based upon payments.

This connected design means that M-KOPA is processing vast amounts of data (i.e. over 10,000 mobile payments per day) via the company's proprietary cloud platform, M-KOPAnet.

As of January 2016 M-KOPA employs over 700 full time staff across East Africa and sells through a network of over 1,000 direct sales agents. It has also commenced licensing its technology to partners in other markets.

M-KOPA has been recognised for its pioneering business mode and scale, notably winning the 2015 Zayed Future Energy Prize, being selected as the top New Energy Pioneer at the 2014 Bloomberg New Energy Finance awards and earning the 2013 FT/IFC Excellence in Sustainable Finance Award.

M-KOPA has also successfully tested a range of new products that leverage its relationship with customers, and M-KOPA’s unique competencies in mobile telecommunications and ICT.

To ensure that the research and development of new products add value to (and do not distract from) its core business, M-KOPA is establishing the M-KOPA Labs.

The Labs will be a dedicated business unit within M-KOPA that will define and test extensions of the M-KOPA asset-based credit model for off-grid-power to new products and services.

Role Profile

Overall Purpose: This is a senior role in M-KOPA’s engineering team, central to delivery of a fast-moving product roadmap.

More widely, given M-KOPA’s leadership role in this emerging sector, this role will be influential in shaping the delivery of our “connected machines” ecosystem.

The Device Software Delivery Manager is responsible for the successful and timely delivery of all of M-KOPA’s firmware and device-related software products incorporating requirements capture, development, quality assurance and operational integration of the custom firmware and related software assets for M-KOPA’s solar home system hardware and associated peripherals.

This includes alignment with company policies and initiatives on requirements capture tools and methods, software delivery processes, testing tools and methods and operational release processes.

The Device Software Delivery Manager is also responsible for management of team resources, allocation of tasks / deliverables and ensuring timely delivery of quality software.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Line management of the firmware (software) delivery team to ensure high quality, timely production of firmware releases.
  • Liaison with M-KOPA’s software team and third party software providers for the specification and delivery of device control and manufacturing/production related software assets.
  • Managing and contributing to requirements analysis, documentation, delivery and test of firmware releases across all of M-KOPA’s firmware code-bases.
  • Participating in the prioritization and planning of firmware releases and supporting software assets across all products to align with the product release roadmaps.
  • Working with project managers to align firmware releases and device software with overall hardware device delivery plans or operational improvement initiatives.
  • Liaise with the HoD Engineering to capture feature requirements coming from product roadmaps and from the Device Operations team and manufacturing teams.
  • Ensure that standard testing processes are applied to the release of firmware, including delivery of high quality test cases, teat suites and test plans.
  • Participate in troubleshooting of firmware and hardware related issues to drive positive change in product firmware.
  • Assess and promote continuous improvement in the processes and quality assurance for firmware delivery.
  • Any other tasks as directed by HoD Engineering.
  • Skills, Knowledge, Qualifications Required


Role Specific, Mandatory:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Software or related subject – relevant professional experience will be accepted.
  • At least 5 years working in a software / firmware delivery capacity with at least 2 years in a supervisory / leadership role.
  • Knowledge / experience in agile software delivery processes
  • Practical experience in writing software using C, C++, Java or .NET
  • Knowledge of software release processes and quality gating
  • Role Specific, Ideal:
  • Experience in building micro-controller or embedded software solutions
  • Knowledge/experience in electronic engineering or hardware production
  • Knowledge/experience of formal project management methodology (e.g. Prince 2)
  • Experience of working in a consumer electronics related role


General:
Achieving Results – Be aware of key business and team objectives and ensure that these are applied appropriately to all business activities
Building Relationships – Able to develop effective relationships with Operational Teams, Developers, IT and other business users
Customer Focus (internal) – Able to anticipate and understand customer expectations, and ensure that customer requirements are met and expectations appropriately managed. Able to build solid relationships with team members and internal customers.
Communication – Effective written and verbal communication skills suited for technical audiences, peers, IT management, data users and consumers.
Planning and Organizing – Effective at planning and managing own workload and ability to split time between reactive tasks and planned project work.
Teamwork – Effective at contributing towards the objectives of a team, and being able to share knowledge, experience, ideas and information. Aware of the needs, objectives and constraints of those in other disciplines and functions.
Problem Solving and Decision Making – Effective at solving problems in a measured and creative way. Proactive in relation to identifying and undertaking activities that are of benefit to the business. Effective at balancing long and short term objectives. Responsible for own decisions and actions.
Influencing and Impact – Act in a professional manner, and exhibit the required behavior that should provide an example to other employees. Needs to be able to identify tasks outside of own remit and work with peers to ensure an end to end solution is effectively delivered. Must be prepared to meet business goals and respond well to change.


Remuneration:
Competitive covering a monthly salary, performance bonus and medical benefits reflective of the candidate’s experience and skills.

To Apply

To apply, send an updated detailed copy of your CV and a cover letter expressing why you feel you would be an excellent candidate for the role to careers@m-kopa.com with the subject EV-DMHE-2080

Deadline for application is 5pm on Friday 8th July, 2016.

Please Note

M-KOPA, as a policy, does not collect/charge any money as a pre-employment or post-employment requirement. This means that we never ask for ‘recruitment fees’, ‘processing fees’, ‘interview fees’ or any other kind of money in exchange for offer letters or interviews  at any time during the hiring process.

Due to the large number of applications received by us, we regret that you will not be contacted unless you are short listed for the post and invited for an interview. Therefore, if you have not heard from M-KOPA within 4 weeks of the date of the deadline your application, you should assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.

This measure has been taken in the interests of efficiency and cost effectiveness and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause

Ghetto Mirror Coordinator


Position: Ghetto Mirror Coordinator
Employer: Shining Hope for Community
Location: Kibera Nairobi

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am to 5pm and some weekend as needed

Job Description:
GM Coordinator will manage the day to day operations of the Ghetto Mirror publication and provide necessary support for the staff and writers.

Tasks and Duties

  • Edit drafts of articles to remove mistakes, grammatical errors, and accuracy of information and/or rewrite articles to ensure they flow or read better.
  • Keeping in check facts and opinions, and make sure articles adhere to copyright standards or do not go against SHOFCO’s mission and policies.
  • Proofread and double check final copy of publication, making sure headline capture essence and are interesting and everything is in place before printing.
  • Work hand in hand with The Youth Programs Coordinator and The Graphic Designer to support, mentor and assist the writers in journalism skills.
  • Prepare material for and administer weekly mentorship meetings.
  • Work with staff and writers in assigning topics, events and stories to individual writers or reporters for coverage and ensure strict deadlines are met.
  • Develop linkages with professional journalists that would be willing to train/mentor writers.
  • Prepare an Editorial Policy tailored to The Ghetto Mirror.
  • Recruit new writers from other areas and work closely with Mathare team and writers.
  • Develop activities and programs to keep writers motivated and increase quality of writing.
  • Maintain the social media platform and guide writers to collect materials to continuously keep social media updated.
  • Look for areas of need for writers and coordinate with management to meet those needs and brainstorm ideas, prepare work and action plans.
  • Implement plan to make The Ghetto Mirror become financially independent.


Qualifications

  • A diploma in journalism; a degree in journalism will be an added advantage
  • At least 3 years post graduation experience in editing newspapers or other publications.
  • Recommendations
  • Some experience working with youth.
  • Extensive social media knowledge



How to Apply:

Interested applicants should send their applications together with a detailed CV to the HR Officer, jobs@shininghopeforcommunities.org quoting their current and expected salaries.

Applications without this information will not be considered.

DO NOT ATTACH TESTIMONIALS at this point.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Applications should reach us no later than 23rd June 2016.

Primary Teacher


Position: Primary Teacher
Employer: Shining Hope for Community
Location: Kibera

Reports to: Headmistress

Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30am to 4:30am


Key and Responsibilities
  • Teaches reading, language arts, social studies, mathematics, science, art, health, physical education, and music to students in a classroom, utilizing course of study adopted by KSG, and other appropriate learning activities.
  • Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student.
  • Uses a variety of instruction strategies, such as inquiry, group discussion, lecture, discovery, etc.
  • Translates lesson plans into learning experiences so as to best utilize the available time for instruction.
  • Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
  • Evaluates students’ academic and social growth, keeps appropriate records, and prepares progress reports.
  • Communicates with parents through conferences and other means to discuss students’ progress and interpret the school program.
  • Identifies student needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve health, attitude, and learning problems.
  • Creates an effective environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards, and interest centers.
  • Maintains professional competence through in-service education activities provided by professional growth activities.
  • Selects and requisitions books and instructional aids; maintains required inventory records.
  • Supervises students in out-of-classroom activities during the school day.
  • Administers group standardized tests in accordance with school and national testing program.
  • Participates in curriculum development programs as required.
  • Participates in faculty committees and the sponsorship of student activities.

Minimum Requirements
  • The candidate should have;
  • Must have P1 training certificate from a recognized institution
  • At least 1 year experience with experience of teaching both lower and upper primary
  • Computer Literate
  • Patient and understanding
  • Good communication skills

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should send their applications together with a detailed CV to the HR Officer, jobs@shininghopeforcommunities.org quoting their current and expected salaries.

Applications without this information will not be considered.

DO NOT ATTACH TESTIMONIALS at this point.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Section Manager – Light House Hold Goods


Section Manager – Light House Hold Goods

Industry: Retail

Our client, Majid Al Futtaim Carrefour, is the largest franchisee of French giant retail group Carrefour, 2nd retailer across the world.

The Middle East based group is currently operating more than 140 Hypermarkets and Supermarkets in 15 countries, with more than 25 000 employees from 70 nationalities.


They are seeking to recruit a Section Manager - Light House Hold Goods.

Overall Responsibilities:

  • Perform all necessary tasks to develop sales and satisfy customers.
  • Must have excellent knowledge of all products and impart the same on the section team. 
  • Manage and lead team.
  • Set objectives and work with team towards achieving targets and growth.
  • Understand and apply Standard Management.
  • Fulfill Permanent Responsibilities requirements.
  • Ensure that products are properly labeled with right prices and brand names.
  • Monitor and maintain stock inventory levels to avoid over or under stocking.
  • Execution of excellent customer care relations including prompt response to queries and appropriate remedial measures for complaints from internal and external customers
  • Put in place stringent measures to curb product spoilages.
  • Develop sales promotions in liaison with the Department Head and Store General Manager to enhance sales.
  • Management and overall supervision of section team including enforcement of positive and negative rewards.
  • Carry out section inventory on a daily, weekly and monthly basis and participate in sales budgets.
  • Analyze profit and loss statements and recommend improvements to meet department goals.
  • Assist in section staff recruitment exercise.
  • Internal training of section team



Knowledge:
Customer and Personal Service
Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

Sales and Marketing
Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques and sales control systems.

Administration and Management
Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods and coordination of people and resources.
Education and Training
Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups and the measurement of training effects.

Personnel and Human Resources
Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation and personnel information systems.
Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.


Experience

Minimum 5 years in Retail Sales from a reputable organization, with experience in the following:
1.       Shrinkage
2.       Purchasing
3.       Margins
4.       Procedural execution
5.       Team Management
Degree/Diploma in Business Management
Entrepreneurship course/certificate


How To Apply:

To apply, send your CV and cover letter to cvs@flexi-personnel.com before Monday, 23rd May 2016.

Clearly indicate the position applied for and the minimum salary expectation on the subject line.

NB: Flexi Personnel does not charge candidates for job placement.

Section Manager – Detergents, Perfumes and Hygiene


Section Manager – Detergents, Perfumes and Hygiene

Industry: Retail

Our client, Majid Al Futtaim Carrefour, is the largest franchisee of French giant retail group Carrefour, 2nd retailer across the world.

The Middle East based group is currently operating more than 140 Hypermarkets and Supermarkets in 15 countries, with more than 25 000 employees from 70 nationalities.

They are seeking to recruit a Section Manager – Detergents, Perfumes and Hygiene

Overall Responsibilities:

  • Perform all necessary tasks to develop sales and satisfy customers.
  • Must have excellent knowledge of all products and impart the same on the section team. 
  • Set objectives and work with team towards achieving targets and growth.
  • Understand and apply Standard Management.
  • Ensure that products are properly labeled with right prices and brand names.
  • Monitor and maintain stock inventory levels to avoid over or under stocking.
  • Execution of excellent customer care relations including prompt response to queries and appropriate remedial measures for complaints from internal and external customers
  • Put in place stringent measures to curb product spoilages.
  • Develop sales promotions in liaison with the Department Head and Store General Manager to enhance sales.
  • Management and overall supervision of section team including enforcement of positive and negative rewards.
  • Carry out section inventory on a daily, weekly and monthly basis and participate in sales budgets.
  • Analyze profit and loss statements and recommend improvements to meet department goals.

Experience

  • Degree/Diploma in Business Management
  • Minimum 5 years in Retail Sales from a reputable organization, with experience in the following: Shrinkage, Purchasing, Margins, Procedural execution, Team Management
  • Entrepreneurship course/certificate


How To Apply:

To apply, send your CV and cover letter to cvs@flexi-personnel.com before Monday, 23rd May 2016.

Clearly indicate the position applied for and the minimum salary expectation on the subject line.

NB: Flexi Personnel does not charge candidates for job placement.

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Programme Coordinator


Rewarding Career opportunities in Programme for Rural Outreach of Financial Innovations and Technologies (PROFIT)

Our Client, The Government of Kenya (GoK) signed a Financial Agreement with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in December 2010 to support a six year Programme for Rural Outreach of Financial Innovations and Technologies (PROFIT). 

The overall goal of the programme is to contribute to the reduction of poverty in rural Kenya.

Its development objective is to increase incomes of the target group as a result of improved production, productivity and marketing in the various rural enterprise sectors. 
The Programme intends to achieve this through an enhanced and systematically sustainable access to a broad range of financial services coupled with the necessary capacity building to the rural poor households. 

The programme has a national coverage with a focus on rural areas of Kenya. Special focus is given to areas with agricultural potential, areas of high poverty incidence, and the ASAL region. 

The Coordination Unit (PCU) is based at The National Treasury in Nairobi.  

In pursuit of these objectives, the Programme invites dynamic and innovative candidates to submit their applications for the following positions:

Programme Coordinator - PKF/HR/13

Reporting to the Director General Budget, Fiscal and Economic Affairs, the Programme Coordinator (PC) will be responsible for providing effective leadership to the PCU and overall Programme management and coordination of PROFIT activities, including the provision of strategic guidance on day-to-day implementation of PROFIT’s activities according to the covenants of the financing agreement with IFAD and within GOK regulations. 

Specifically, the job holder will be required to:

1.       Manage effectively the liaison with and between stakeholders and partners including the Lead Agency, IFAD, other government agencies, development partners and potential or active implementing partners;

2.       Develop a strategic plan to operationalize the programme’s financial inclusion  vision and objectives for direct beneficiaries and associated service providers;

3.       Develop and maintain linkages with the financial sector in Kenya to ensure that PROFIT activities are commensurate with and inspired by relevant innovations, trends and performances;

4.       Coordinate the recruitment of external technical assistance and ensure that their inputs comply with contractual arrangements and quality requirements;  

5.       Lead the preparation of the programme Annual Work Plan and Budget (AWPB) and associated Procurement Plan and their submission for approval to the PSC and IFAD;

6.       Take the lead role in ensuring that  the Programme strategies for Knowledge Management, Gender Equality and Social Inclusion are designed and implemented;

7.       Monitor the performance of the programme, partners and service providers in the programme implementation to ensure that annual and overall development objectives are met;  

8.      Oversee the effective utilization of programme funds and other resources according to the AWPB and Procurement Plan through supervision and monitoring;

9.       Lead the preparation of progress, audit and thematic reports for submission to the appropriate parties on a timely basis,including the semi-annual progress and performance reports indicating the achievement of work plan targets and expenditures, deviations from targets and corrective measures as required;

10.   Coordinate the organization of supervision, technical backstopping and evaluation missions from IFAD and other relevant partners with assistance from the Technical Advisor (TA) and other staff.

The ideal candidate must hold a Master’s degree in Finance, Agricultural Economics or related fields.  

The candidate must have at least fifteen (15) years of experience in the area of rural financial services and sustainable rural development with at least eight (8) years in senior management positions in the rural financial sector.

The right candidate must have experience in supervision of middle management professionals, financial management and administration. 

The ideal candidate must demonstrate understanding in managing development programmes aimed at increasing financial inclusiveness of rural population. In addition, the candidate should have knowledge of the banking and public sector and financial control procedures; demonstrate experience in effective mainstreaming of disadvantaged groups into equitable access to opportunities of livelihood improvement. 

Rural Finance Officer - PKF/HR/14

Reporting to the Programme Coordinator, the Rural Finance Officer will lead technical officers for programme implementation.  

Specifically, the job holder will be required to:

1.       Provide technical leadership to operationalize the programme’s financial inclusion vision and objectives for direct beneficiaries and associated service providers;

2.       Lead the technical preparation of the Programme’s annual work plan and budget with regards to financial inclusion objectives, targets, and activities;

3.       Lead the preparation and negotiations of performance-based agreement with programme partners and service providers intervening in the implementation of rural financial services; 

4.       Develop the technical documentation for the mobilization of technical expertise to support programme implementation; and follow through with concerned units to ensure their timely mobilization;

5.       Guide programme partners and service providers on the identification, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the programme financial services activities, including the promotion of financial inclusiveness;

6.       Supervise and verify the quality of rural finance-related services delivered by partners and service providers contracted by the PCU;

7.       Lead the technical preparation of the programme’s periodic progress reports in the area of rural financial services clearly assessing implementation progress; achievement of outputs based expected development outcomes; and recommendations on the way forward;

8.      Ensure implementation of the recommendations of supervision and follow-up missions in the areas of rural financial services.

The ideal candidate must hold a Master’s Degree in Finance, Agricultural Economics or related fields. 

The candidate must have at least eight (8) years’ experience working in the financial sector on financial development, microfinance, rural finance or banking and out of which three (3) must be at management level preferably in an international development programme or with an established financial institution. 

The right candidate must demonstrate at least two recent professional experiences in developing and implementing financial deepening strategies in rural areas and conducting technical analyses on financial deepening potential for value chain development. 

In addition, the candidate must demonstrate knowledge in banking and financial regulations applicable to finance institutions and have good understanding in training and capacity building of rural clients on financial services. 

How to Apply

If you qualify for the positions mentioned above and are interested in these challenging opportunities, please submit your application with a detailed CV in the prescribed format accessible at our website and a cover letter indicating the reference number for the position applied for, current position, remuneration level, email and telephone contacts, copies of academic and professional certificates, and a copy of Identification Card (ID). quoting the job title/reference in the field of interest(subject) directly to executiverecruitment@ke.pkfea.com by 25th May, 2016. 

Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply

Applicants are encouraged to view detailed JDs for the positions on the following link;
http://www.pkfea.com/index.php/job-vacancies/other-job-vacancies

PKF will only process applications submitted through the online address given and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Friday, 29 April 2016

Accounts Assistant


Our client seeks to hire an Accounts Assistant.

Minimum Requirements

  1. Bachelor's degree in Finance / Accounting
  2. At least 2 years relevant in Finance and Accounting field in the FMCG industry
  3. Strong numerical abilities with strong excel skills
  4. Self driven and team player
  5. Excellent verbal and written skills


Job Specification:

  • Provide assistance in financial planning, budget management and other accounting responsibilities. 
  • The person will support and work closely with the Finance team to accurately reflect business strategy in the financials and in the delivery of the strategic financial plan.


Responsibilities:

  1. Coordinate financial planning and budget management functions including preparation of all financial reports and financial forecasts
  2. Assist in managing and communicating the annual budget cycle, to ensure consistency of timescales and agreed deliverables
  3. Support in the tracking and review of any major commercial initiatives and/ or other business improvement opportunities and their effect on the financial forecast
  4. Monitor, analyse and reconcile monthly operating costs against budget
  5. Ensure compliance with Government statutory sytems


Remuneration:

  • Pay is 50k


Applications to careersinafrika@gmail.com by 2nd May 2016

Accounts Clerk


Trojan Fire Security Ltd is a fire company based in Nairobi which was formed 2 decades ago with a vision to fulfill the ever-increasing demand of fire prevention and safety services in the Kenyan market.

We are in search for a candidate to fill the Accounts Clerk position.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Preparing sales invoices and  reconciling with ETR on daily basis
  2. Recording sales, purchases and petty cash vouchers in the cashbook and preparing monthly schedules
  3. Maintains accounting records by making copies and filing documents
  4. Verifies statement items and totals with department records
  5. Reconcile sales and purchase invoices monthly and submit VAT
  6. Prepare LPOs
  7. Perform  clerical work such as filing, printing, scanning, photocopying etc
  8. Any other additional duties as may be assigned


Qualifications and Requirements

  1. Full professional qualification in CPA or ACCA
  2. Have a minimum of 1 year and above work experience in a busy accounting environment
  3. Must be computer literate
  4. Those with knowledge in Quick books accounting package may have an added advantage.
  5. Analytical, good communication skills, quick learner and thinker, can work under pressure and prioritize

How To Apply:
Interested candidates who are available to start immediately to send their CVs to trojanfire@yahoo.com indicating their current and expected salary by 30th April, 2016.  

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Creative Intern


Job Vacancy: Creative Intern

The ideal candidates will present a portfolio that illustrates ability to create informative, attractive and easily navigated designs and graphics.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Using content to create compelling graphic presentations
  • Creating conceptual cover illustrations as well as inside page layouts
  • Developing alternative story forms (charts, galleries, tables, timelines, infographics, process charts, etc.) as appropriate;
  • Selecting and cropping photos for maximum impact
  • Coordinating and planning together with reporters, editors and design team colleagues
  • Interpreting data visually and accurately
  • Working on layouts and art working pages ready for print
  • Contributing ideas and design artwork to the overall brief
  • Handling a large workload and meeting its deadlines

Qualifications
  • Certification in Design or related field
  • Demonstrable knowledge and use of Photoshop, In-Design & Adobe Illustrator
  • Creativity with a passion for producing out-of-the-box designs
  • Positive attitude, team spirit and flexibility
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Must be able to maintain productivity, quality and accuracy in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrate illustrative skills with rough sketches;
  • Keep abreast of emerging technologies in new media, particularly design programs such as In Design, Illustrator, Photoshop, 3ds Max

How to Apply:

Kindly send your CV to jobs@realtimehrsolutions.com clearly indicating CREATIVE INTERN on the subject by 6th May 2016.

Do not attach any certificates

Only shortlisted candidates will be conducted

Water Technician - Nairobi, Kenya


Position: Water Technician

Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Industry: Manufacturing

Our Client a leading manufacturer and distributer of purifying water systems that work with world leading brands in water filtration, purification and disinfection is seeking to recruit a Water Technician.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Be adept on plumbing, electrical, kitchen, bathroom and main-line plumbing connections and by-pass installations
  • Familiarize self with all The Company’s Products and all related installations: Equipment sizing, accessories listing, installation mapping, flow charting, electrical works, etc.
  • Adhere to The Company’s Installation Instructions, Guidelines and Policies
  • Familiarize self with how to work with water pumps, chillers, RO, UV and other electrical connections.
  • Coordination of The Company’s installation activities with the aim of satisfying customer needs and maximizing revenues
  • Refer potential customers to The Company’s Shops or sales team
  • Promote and sell all the company products under specified categories
  • Awareness creation of The Company’s products & services to key target groups
  • Involvement in the planning, coordination and implementing of all major installations with agreement with the Managing Director
  • Organization and assistance in installation and attending to potential customers during promotions, competitions, demos and exhibitions
  • Instruct customers on how to safely use The Company’s Equipment
  • Ensure that all The Company’s key cabinets are kept locked at all times
  • Ensure order and cleanliness of the work sites before, during and after the installation
  • Take part in The Company’s team briefings on a daily basis
  • Optimal communication and cooperation with all other The Company’s Shops
  • Perform any duty which the company may from time to time assign
Qualifications:
  • Diploma in Water Engineering or any other related course
  • Age 20-35 years of age.
  • At least 1 years’ experience
  • Willing to work for a small growing company
  • Comply with all company policies.
  • Comply with all systems and procedures as laid down by the management.
How To Apply:
To apply, send your CV and cover letter only to jobs@flexi-personnel.com before close of business 19th April, 2016.

Clearly indicate the position applied for on the subject line.

IT Operations Engineer (Microsoft Platform)


Job Vacancy: IT Operations Engineer (Microsoft Platform)
Job Description:
Our client, a global company which offers services ranging from Sports facilities, Telecommunications, Real estate development and Industrial projects is seeking to recruit an IT Operations Engineer.

Job Purpose:
Supports the organization’s operations by identifying and solving operational problems.

Job Duties:

  • Monitor and provide routine maintenance on infrastructure platform including Microsoft servers, network devices and peripherals
  • Responsible for ensuring the smooth day to day running of the IT Service Desk.
  • Responsible for ensuring IT Service Desk staff coverage, call levels and SLA compliance.
  • Responsible for providing Reports on SLA” service Level Agreement” compliance, Service Desk Metrics and IT assets
  • Initial escalation point for all user requests.
  • Carries out first line support for all aspects of the Commission’s IT infrastructure on all sites in person, on the phone and via remote connection.
  • Carries out fault finding and problem solving on software and hardware issues Sets up and
  • Installs replacement IT equipment and IT Staff.
  • Carries out other administrative duties including password resetting and other related duties.
  • Provides support to the IT Operations Manager.
  • Represents the department where required.
  • Responsible for following established IT processes and supporting new ones.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering specialized in Computer Science, Electronics & Communication Engineering & Telecommunication Engineering.
  • Prior experience in Microsoft Lync.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in IT Operations & Technical Support services
  • Basic level experience in writing & executing basic SQL queries.
  • Intermediate knowledge of IP routing, VPN & Ethernet technology and operations.
  • Networking certification from Cisco (e.g. CCNA) and Microsoft would be a plus.
  • Expert in troubleshooting.

How To Apply:
If you meet the qualifications, kindly send your CV to jobs@jantakenya.com clearly indicating ‘IT Operations Engineer’ on the subject line by 21st April, 2016.

Do not attach any certificates.

Procurement Manager - non merchandise


Our client is a leading supermarket chain in Kenya with over 40 branches countrywide.

They are to hire an experienced, dynamic and result oriented individual to fill the position of Procurement Manager - non merchandise.
 

Job Purpose / Summary: The job holder role is the development of effective and transparent procurement processes for Non-Merchandise Items, development of supplier partnerships and contract management processes so as to achieve high standards of quality, supplier performance and security of supply, continuous management of costs of supply to maintain competitive levels and development of staff to achieve career goals, in order to optimize value from the total procurement spend for the company.

Duties and Responsibilities
  •     Strategic sourcing of Works and Professional Services (like Human Resources, Marketing, Quality, Engineering, Facilities, Finance, Information Technology, Consulting and Legal) and related materials.
  •     Developing procurement policies and procedures
  •     Manage commercial solicitations (EOI, RFI, RFP, RFQ, ITT)
  •     Procurement spend value optimization
  •     Managing all stock levels all inventory control related activities by executing inventory control measures
  •     Financial Management
  •     Responsible for cost and Quality management
  •     Ensure all standards are adhered to corporate governance:
  •     Supply Risk Management
  •     Business Contracts management
  • Management of the day to day activities
  • Performance Management & Reporting
  • Other duties: Support general business activities and requirements of the specific functional groups. Execute other reasonable duties/tasks from time to time as assigned by your supervisor / Management / Board of Directors.

Required Qualifications
  •     Degree in Technology, Engineering, Business or similar qualification
  •     At least a Graduate Diploma Qualification in Supply chain management
  •     ERP including in-depth knowledge in Materials Management Areas like Purchasing and Inventory
  •     Microsoft Office productivity packages, internet and e-mail – intermediary
  •     10+ years of experience in Procurement. Significant expertise in the specialized field of Works and Service Procurement.
  •     Solid knowledge of cost elements and drivers of Non-Merchandise Items.
  •     Significant expertise in legal contract negotiations and risk management.
  •     Responsibility for procurement policy development, procurement performance management and supplier partnership development in an environment leveraging ERP and technological capabilities for procurement-related functions and processes
Management Skills
  •     High integrity and ethical standards
  •     Analytical skills
  •     Good communication and interpersonal skills for a demanding and customer focused working environment.
  •     Team player with excellent influencing skills
  •     High level of Initiative and self-drive
  •     Problem solving and decision-making skills.
  •     Ability to collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders at all levels of the organization
  •     Consistent follow-up skills, demonstrated project management abilities.
  •     Demonstrated negotiation skills

How to apply:

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

Please make your application through info@dorbe-leit.co.ke before close of business 15th April 2016.

Only successful candidates will be contacted.

Corporate Communication Officer


Our client is a leading supermarket chain in Kenya with over 40 branches countrywide.

They are to hire an experienced, dynamic and result oriented individual to fill the position of Corporate Communication Officer

Job Purpose / Summary: The job holder will be responsible for the company’s communication with different target audiences, including customers, journalists, investors, suppliers and the community.

Will also advise other employees and managers on communication tasks, and use written and verbal skills to create a wide range of product and corporate communication material.

Duties and Responsibilities
  •     Help in the execution of proactive PR strategies to support and position the company’s brand.
  •     File stories for the supermarket’s news magazine.
  •     Help pitch for adverts from business partners for the launched Company News Magazine.
  •     Being the Official Photographer during all company events (CSR Activities inclusive).
  •     Managing the company’s website content.
  •     Ensuring general records keeping for the Corporate Affairs Office, Media monitoring (helping to keep track of the supermarket in the external media including Digital Media, blogs).
  •     Ensuring that Company’s Corporate Affairs Department have clean records and files, both soft and hard, of all memorable events/activities.
  • Required Qualifications
  •     Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Mass Media Communication or related field.
  •     Minimum 3-5 years of working experience in a busy media house.
  •     Writing and photography skills key.
  •     Good communication skills
  •     All round and able to multi-task and deal with different departments with different needs.
  •     Computer Literate and able to use Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Power point and In-design.
  •     Well organized with good people skills

Management Skills
  •     High integrity and ethical standards
  •     Analytical skills
  •     Good communication and interpersonal skills for a demanding and customer focused working environment.
  •     Team player with excellent influencing skills
  •     High level of Initiative and self-drive
  •     Problem solving and decision-making skills.
  •     Skills to work efficiently & effectively with initiative and drive under tight timescales and pressure whilst maintaining attention to detail and quality
  •     Possess the willingness to learn, improve and adapt.

How to apply:

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

Please make your application through info@dorbe-leit.co.ke before close of business 15th April 2016.

Only successful candidates will be contacted.