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VACANCIES IN SALES & MARKETING

April 23, 2013 in Jobs and internships

A leading pharmaceutical company in Kenya is seeking to recruit aggressive and disciplined candidates to
strengthen its Sales and Marketing functions to fill the following positions at the Coast and Nairobi Regions.

1.

MEDICAL REPRESENTATIVE

Minimum Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree, preferably BSc Chem / BioChem / Pharmacy OR
  • Dip. Pharmacy (Pharmaceutical Technologist)
  • Comprehensive understanding of health sciences like pharmacology
  • Ability to maintain existing markets and develop emerging markets
  • Ability to meet strict Sales Targets
  • Proven ability to promote and sell products and services
  • Proven ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Analytical skill set, strong presentation skills, with an ability to conduct CMEs.
  • Ability to self motivate, multi task and work independently.
  • Computer literate, good communication skills with an ability to interact at levels
  • Well developed interpersonal skills and professional demeanor
  • At least 3 years experience in the pharmaceutical or health care industry
  • Aged 25 years and above

Application letters be sent not later than 15th May 2013 with updated CV, copy of ID, 2 Passport size
photographs and a current copy of pay slip to:

The HR & Administration Manager
Pharmaken, Links Plaza – Nyali
P.O BOX 95625 – 80106
MOMBASA

OR Email: hr@pharmaken.net

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Head of Operations Job in Kenya

April 19, 2013 in Jobs and internships

Job Title: Head of Operations
Application Deadline 21-04-2013

Job Profile

The Head of Operations will be expected to lead, inspire and develop the operations management team and staff, maintaining at all times that ethos of partnership and shared decision making which is so fundamental to the department’s success.
It will be the Head of Operations’ role to implement company policies and to provide leadership to the staff, ensuring that they share and reflect the company’s mission, values and aspirations.

Reporting: The Head of Operations will report to the Group Chief Executive Officer.

Key Areas of Responsibilities

A description of the key responsibilities incumbent in this key post is provided below;

1. Leadership 

The Head of Operations will:
  • Provide effective leadership to the Department in fulfilling its mission as determined by the Board.
  • Ensure that the Board is fully engaged in all strategic decisions which affect the Department and implement the decisions of the Board.
  • As the Accounting Officer for the Department, ensure that the Board is advised if its actions or policies are compatible with the financial plans, with the Department’s financial regulations and procedures.
  • Organize, direct and manage the Department and lead the staff, providing inspiring and motivating leadership to the operations team.
2. Policies
The Head of Operations will:
  • Lead and contribute to the development, implementation and monitoring of Department plans, procedures and policies in line with the department’s strategic plan.
  • Ensure the effective review of policies and procedures which involve the Board, staff, and other Department stakeholders.
3. Staff 
The Head of Operations will:
  • Provide direction and management of the department and leadership of the staff.
  • Provide management and leadership of staff which will ensure that the Department discharges all of its responsibilities and that good labour relations are maintained and developed.
  • Promote discipline and good conduct and encourage commitment of staff, leading by example.
  • Contribute to the training & development of staff to ensure the effective implementation of policies and systems agreed by the senior management team.
4. Finance Management  
The Head of Operations will:
  • Prepare annual estimates of expenditure for consideration and approval by the Board and manage the budget and resources within the estimates approved by the Board.
  • Demonstrate prudent and effective budgetary management.
  • Ensure that there is proper and effective operation of financial, planning and management controls.
  • Ensure the use of information systems which provide robust data to support the management of the whole Department.
5. Management and Quality 
The Head of Operations will:
  • Co-operate with colleagues in the senior management team to ensure that the Department offers the highest quality service to its clients and foster a culture of excellence and innovation.
  • Directly line-manage and monitor the work of the operations’ management team.
  • Develop an ethos of teamwork throughout the Department.
  • Ensure the dissemination of information about, and examples of, best practice in the industry as well as information on relevant national and local policy developments.
  • Ensure that appropriate targets are set and agreed throughout the Department, that performance against them is monitored and that the Department meets or exceeds them.
  • Ensure that the Department at all levels is committed to the development and personal growth of all the employees.
6. Partnerships and Communication 
The  head of operations will:
  • Initiate development opportunities for the Department, including business and community partnerships.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of effective communication within and beyond the Department and act as an ambassador for the Department and an advocate of its interests.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of effective communication within and beyond the Department and act as an ambassador for the Department and an advocate of its interests.
7. Flexibility
The Head of Operations will adopt flexible working methods to meet changing needs of the organization and industry.

8. Professional standards

The Head of Operations will;
  • Develop and maintain quality standards appropriate and consistent with the company’s quality policy.
  • Develop and maintain professional standards and expertise by undertaking relevant professional development.
  • To ensure that the Department’s internal quality assessment and assurance mechanisms are working effectively to bring about continuous quality improvement by monitoring that agreed internal systems are effective and comprehensively applied, that externally identified standards and benchmarks are being met and improved upon and that information systems provide useful management information with which to measure performance and progress over time.
9. Other Duties

To undertake such other duties as the Board may, from time to time, determine in consultation with the post holder to ensure the continued existence, viability and progress of the Department.

Professional & Academic Qualification

  • A Degree in Business administration/management or a related field from a recognized institution
  • A master’s degree from a recognized field / institution and a diploma in hotel management  or  housekeeping and laundry will be an added advantage.
Experience
  • Minimum 5 years relevant experience in a recognized institution in a senior management position.
  • Track record of achievements in previous engagements
Special Skills
  • Integrity
  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent knowledge of the rules governing higher education
  • Good leadership skills
  • Good business acumen
Application Process
Interested candidates are invited to strictly email their cover letter and CV, clearly detailing their current remuneration and expectations to recruit@odumont.com before end of day 21 April 2013.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted
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International Company Human Resource Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

April 19, 2013 in Jobs and internships

Background to Position 
Our client is an international company providing knowledge services primarily to the non-profit sector that is based in Nairobi and works with clients throughout Africa.
They are seeking a Nairobi basedHuman Resource Manager (HRM) with overall responsibility for the HR function of the Group.
The primary objectives of the position are to ensure that: 
Recruits and retains the highest calibre of staff Complies with national and international employment laws and regulations
Provides a highly desirable working environment with excellent opportunities for growth
Reporting and Delegation The HRM will report directly to the Head of Finance and Operations.
The HRM will work closely with Project Managers for all recruitments and with the Training Team.
Tasks and Responsibilities 
Strategic Recruitment: 
  • Develop corporate systems and procedures for effective and timely recruitment of employees and consultants or outsourced collaborators
  • Identify staff vacancies and requirements for short term consultancy support and assist Project Managers in -identifying and specifying their hiring requirements
  • Oversee the evaluation, classification and rating of occupations and job positions
  • Assist in hiring, including developing job descriptions and job advertisements, and screening and interviewing candidates
  • In collaboration with the Technical Services, develop and apply tests for new recruits
  • Maintain and update a roster and database of suitably qualified consultants and maintain and develop CVs in the correct format for different bids
  • Conduct or assist in contract negotiations
  • Develop contracts for employees and consultants in collaboration with the Contracts and Compliance Team
Compliance with Laws and Regulations: 
  • Develop, clarify and implement the group’s HR and employment policies
  • Advise management and employees on employment statutes, rules, regulations and policies affecting employees
  • Conduct periodic reviews of national employment and HR legislation in the group’s countries of operation and inform management of significant changes
  • Advise managers on organizational policy matters such as equal employment opportunity and sexual harassment, and recommend needed changes.
  • With the Contracts and Compliance Office, review all contracts to ensure that they are compliant with national and international laws and regulations
  • Ensure that contract terminations are compliant with laws and regulations
Employee Welfare and Career Development:
  • Provide current and prospective employees with orientation, information about policies, job duties, working conditions, wages, opportunities for promotion and employee benefits
  • Plan and conduct new employee and PROCAS orientation to foster positive attitude toward organizational objectives
  • Inform employees of their health insurance packages and answer requests
  • Foster constructive employee relations
  • Lead employee in-house training and skills development
  • Ensure work place safety and lead staff security awareness training
  • Develop programmes for staff welfare, recreation and team-building
  • Engage in conflict resolution and mediation of employee disputes
Management of Employee and Consultant Travel:
  • Liaise with PM to identify travel requirements and develop timely travel plans
  • Coordinate ticketing, hotel bookings, travel insurance and visas etc
  • Ensure that all travel is authorised internally and externally
  • Brief travelling staff on per diem rates, entitlements, procedures and documentation requirements
  • Ensure staff compliance with the Travel Expense Reporting system
  • Ensure that staff follow the correct procedures when travelling to insecure locations
Compensation and Benefits Administration:
  • Liaise with finance to ensure that payroll and compensation accurately reflects contracts etc
  • Liaise with Operations to ensure that workplace and other employee insurance is purchased
  • Liaise with finance to ensure that all employees have the appropriate health insurance
  • Develop and/or administer special projects in areas such as pension, savings plans and employee awards or bonuses
Performance Appraisal System:
  • Ensure that all employees and managers fully understand the Performance Appraisal System
  • Analyse wage rates, hiring success, employee feedback and other data relating to the HR performance of the company in order to improve service delivery
  • Contribute to the improvement of the employee Performance Appraisal System
  • Ensure that the Performance Appraisal System is fairly and effectively applied to all employees
  • Ensure that disciplinary procedures are correctly and fairly followed by supervisors
Develop and Maintain HR Records:
  • Ensure complete and timely leave recording
  • Maintain secure and confidential personnel files
  • Ensure that all staff and consultants submit timesheets
  • Verify employment and other statutory employee documents
  • Maintain complete records of all HR correspondence and transactions
Qualifications Required
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline
  • At least five years of professional experience across all HR disciplines, including employment, benefits, compensation, employee relations, training and development, and conflict resolution
  • Excellent inter-personal communication and negotiation skills in English
  • Discretion and ability to handle issues with sensitivity
  • Proven ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines
  • Proven commitment to voluntary sector or community work
  • Right to work in Kenya
Qualifications Preferred
  • HR certification or MBA with HR focus
  • Experience working with a diverse workforce or internationally
  • Knowledge of US labour laws would be a plus
  • Networking abilities and existing network in Kenya
Terms and Conditions
  • Opportunities for specialised training in relevant HR areas
  • Nairobi based with infrequent international travel and some travel within Kenya
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • The position is full time with some flexibility to work from home
  • Opportunities for rapid career development in a young and growing company
To Apply: 
Submit a detailed CV and a covering letter explaining why you are suited for the position and recording your most recent month net take home salary.
If you believe you qualify for this position, please send your CV and details of your current and expected remuneration to resume@interviewupconsulting.com
Only qualified candidates will be contacted.
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User Interface Designer (UI) Job in Nairobi, Kenya

April 19, 2013 in Jobs and internships

Position Title: User Interface Designer (UI)
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
 
Schedule: Full time

Company Profile:

Our client is an established international market technology and service company, which is positioned to be the industry leader in building and sustaining commodity exchange eco-systems in the frontier markets.

They implement turnkey exchange projects on public-private partnership basis, offer unique developed technology suite of integrated business applications to provide Total Exchange Solutions and continuous innovation tailored to unique needs, as well as management support post-live to ensure business viability and impact.

Description

This position is located within the User experience group.

You will play a key role in designing a friendly and powerful user experience for our commodity exchange eco-systems.

You will focus on thoroughly understanding all aspects of the user experience, from a customer’s initial evaluation, through installation, commissioning and its ongoing use.

The UI Designer will work closely with the product, engineering and user experience (UX) teams to turn project requirements into elements of the user interface design and apply an exciting, approachable and powerful experience on how the interface looks and works.

You will be responsible for technical design and implementation, with end-to-end responsibility for developing and maintaining our technology base and testing of the user experience in the field.

Responsibilities

  • Transform wireframes into original, creative mock-ups
  • Create clean, clutter-free, visually consistent designs
  • Communicate with product team members to understand and interpret project requirements
  • Participate in all phases of the software development cycle
Qualifications

Education

A Bachelors’ Degree in UI Design or any related design field, with an emphasis on user experience design.

Experience

  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in software development and a strong portfolio of design work.
  • In-depth knowledge of HTML, CSS, Photoshop, Illustrator and Flash.
  • Strong foundation in usability and accessibility of UI design.
Desired Characteristics and Skills
  • Attention to detail and exceptional organization skills
  • Passion for outstanding, elegant design.
  • Understanding and appreciation of standard user interface design concepts and processes
  • Ability to develop new approaches to complex design problems.
  • Result-oriented, product focused.
  • Exceptional observation and listening skills; ability to recognize user experience needs and convert to product design.
  • Exceptional ability to work well with a team, values the project, company and co-workers.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Experience in web application framework.
  • Experience using new technology.
Note:

All applicants for the UI position must include a link to their portfolio and work samples in their application (Preferred), or bring a portfolio to the interview.

Samples should include mockups, wireframes, and information hierarchy documents.
Applicants without a portfolio will not be considered for an interview.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should apply for this vacancy, quoting the position/title as subject of the application and send resumes to nnamdi.nnadozie@kimberly-ryan.net or recruitkenya@kimberly-ryan.net on or before Monday, 22nd April 2013.

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User Experience Designer Job in Nairobi Kenya

April 19, 2013 in Jobs and internships

Position Title: User Experience Designer (UX)
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Schedule: Full time

Company Profile:

Our client is an established International market technology and service company, which is positioned to be the industry leader in building and sustaining commodity exchange eco-systems in the frontier markets.

They implement turnkey exchange projects on public-private partnership basis, offer unique developed technology suite of integrated business applications to provide Total Exchange Solutions and continuous innovation tailored to unique needs, as well as management support post-live to ensure business viability and impact.

Description

This position is located within the User experience group. You will play a key role in designing a friendly and powerful user experience for our commodity exchange eco-systems.

You will focus on thoroughly understanding all aspects of the user experience, from a customer’s initial evaluation, through installation, commissioning and its ongoing use.

The UX Designer will work closely with the product, engineering and user experience (UX) teams to turn project requirements into elements of the user interface design and apply an exciting, approachable and powerful experience on how the interface looks and works.

You will be responsible for technical design and implementation, with end-to-end responsibility for developing and maintaining our technology base and testing of the user experience in the field.

Responsibilities

  • Create wireframe, storyboards and information hierarchies
  • Apply user-centered design process to efficiently create high quality user experiences
  • Suggest designs improvements based on suability research and findings
  • Communicate conceptual ideas and design rationale
  • Participate in all phases of the software development cycle
Qualifications

Education

A Bachelors’ Degree in UX Design, Computer Science or any related design field.

Experience

  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in software development and a strong portfolio of design work.
  • Must possess a thorough understanding of intersection design principles and best practices, with a strong understanding of how visual and interaction design work together to create a user interface.
Desired Characteristics and Skills
  • Attention to detail and exceptional organization skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Passion for outstanding, elegant design.
  • Understanding and appreciation of standard user interface design concepts and processes
  • Ability to develop new approaches to complex design problems.
  • Result-oriented, product focused.
  • Exceptional observation and listening skills; ability to recognize user experience needs and convert to product design.
  • Exceptional ability to work well with a team, values the project, company and co-workers.
  • Excellent communication (Oral and Verbal) and presentation skills.
  • Experience in web application framework.
  • Experience using new technology.
Note:

All applicants for the UX position must include a link to their portfolio and work samples in their application (Preferred), or bring a portfolio to the interview.

Samples should include mockups, wireframes, and information hierarchy documents.
Applicants without a portfolio will not be considered for an interview.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should apply for this vacancy, quoting the position/title as subject of the application and send resumes to nnamdi.nnadozie@kimberly-ryan.net or recruitkenya@kimberly-ryan.net on or before Monday, 22nd April 2013.

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Finance Manager Job in Nairobi, Kenya (KShs 200K)

April 19, 2013 in Jobs and internships

Finance Manager

Gross Salary:Kshs.200, 000

Availability:Urgently

Job description

Our client is one of the Africa’s leading IT solution providers that offers state-of-the-art, comprehensive solutions, custom software development, consultancy, support and training, both on the Oracle E-Business Suite and eHORIZON.

Over the last two decades, they have implemented its solutions and services across various business verticals including Financial Services, Manufacturing, Consumer Services, Public Services, Utilities, Energy, Transportation and NGOs.
They are seeking to recruit a suitably qualified candidate for the position of a Finance Manager.

The job holder will report directly to the Managing Director.

The Main purpose of this job is to provide strategic support to the Managing Director and Board of Directors by leading the financial planning and management processes so as to maximize profitable growth and shareholder value of the Company.

The Finance Manager’s duties and responsibilities will be;-
  • Formulate, execute and review corporate strategies, policies, plans and budgets in line with functional responsibilities of the Finance Department.
  • Provide leadership in the formulation, implementation, analysis and review of effective financial management policies and strategies.
  • Provide leadership in the preparation, monitoring and control of the budget in line with the Company’s strategic plan so as to enhance effective utilization of financial resources.
  • Ensure timely preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards.
  • Ensure efficient and effective management, utilization and control of Company’s assets and financial resources so as to maximize shareholder returns.
  • Manage the department’s staff, including responsibility for scheduling work, performance management, setting up of Key Performance indicators,(KPIs),mentoring, coaching and discipline.
  • Develop and maintain efficient system of monitoring working capital requirements so as to ensure that operating activities of the Company are optimally funded at reasonable cost.
  • Ensure proper internal control mechanisms are put in place.
  • Liaise with external auditors and ensure that the annual audit is conducted on time and timely implementation of audit recommendations.
  • Tax planning and management.
Qualification and Competencies;
  • Holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting from a recognized University.
  • CPA(K)  holder or ACCA
  • A relevant Masters Degree will be an added advantage.
  • A high degree of strategic and commercial aptitude as well as excellent communication skills.
  • At least six years relevant experience in a reputable organization, three (3) of which must be at a senior management level, preferably as head of the finance function.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work under pressure.
  • Strong leadership skills and computer literate.
  • Honest and trustworthy with sound work ethics.
Our client depends heavily on the passion, innovation and integrity of its people.

They focus on attracting, developing & retaining the best talent.

Their work environment nurtures these three values (passion, innovation & integrity). In addition to a competitive salary and a comprehensive range of benefits commensurate with the requisite, the company can offer a challenging and rewarding career.

If you are innovative, self-starter and results oriented individual, looking for a challenging career and you meet the above requirements, please send your application letter, detailed C.V to jobs@jantakenya.com by 20th April, 2013 indicating ‘Finance Manager’ on the subject line.

DO NOT attach any certificates.
Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.
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Ipsos Synovate High Profile Interviewers Jobs in Kenya (2 Months)

April 19, 2013 in Jobs and internships

Ipsos Synovate is currently recruitingField Interviewersto execute a High Profile study for a period of two months.
Below is the profile for the required candidates;
  • Must have a Business Degree
  • Must be eloquent and confident
  • Has to demonstrate sound understanding of business issues
  • Should be based in Nairobi but willing to travel to other Kenyan cities and towns
  • Should be available on short notice
  • Has to give two months commitment
Those who meet this requirements should send a copy of their Curriculum Vitae and application letter to careers-ke@ipsos.com by Friday 19th April 2012.
(Please don’t send copies of certificates).

Only short listed candidates will be contacted for the Interviews and training.

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Entry level Technical Sales Executives Jobs in Kenya

April 18, 2013 in Jobs and internships

Our client is a Group of companies offering end-to-end solutions in a diverse range of print and digital mediums, and is currently looking for Entry level Technical Sales Executives.

The role would mostly entail:
Assists customers with a wide array of services, including, but not limited to; responding to invoice; processing of warranties and repairs; and order inquiries.
Handles special projects as assigned and participates in cross functional process improvement
Builds relationships and networks with assigned clients
Travels throughout assigned territory to call on existing and prospective customers to seek orders, talks with customers on sales floor and by phone
Works with Product Support and Customer care teams to keep account activities up to date
Prepares reports of business transactions and keeps expense accounts
Exceeds or meets established sales quota
Requirements
Strong interpersonal skills
Advanced communication skills and the ability to maintain a positive disposition.
Ability to think quickly under pressure and resolve problems.
Ability to act independently on own initiative in an unstructured environment.
Superior PC knowledge to include MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).
Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment and manage a frequently changing workload.
Strong desire to learn, self-motivated, detail oriented team
Education and/or Experience

A Bachelor Degree/Diploma in ANY Engineering course from an accredited college/university is required.

Prior experience in sales is preferred BUT not required(Less than 2 years)

If you feel you fit the above role: Please send your CV to jobs@alternatedoors.co.ke indicating your salary expectations.

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Oracle Database Administrator Job in Kenya

April 18, 2013 in Jobs and internships

Position: Oracle Database Administrator

Responsibilities:

Establishing the needs of users and monitoring user access and security;

Responsible for Oracle Apps DBA and Oracle DBA tasks, such as Database & Application Tuning, Cloning, Patching, Upgrade & Installation of Oracle Applications, Applications sys admin tasks, Backup & Recovery

Mapping out the conceptual design for a planned database in outline;

Considering both back-end organization of data and front-end accessibility for end-users;

Refining the logical design so that it can be translated into a specific data model;

Further refining the physical design to meet system storage requirements;

Installing and testing new versions of the DBMS;

Maintaining data standards, including adherence to the Data Protection Act;

Writing database documentation, including data standards, procedures and definitions for the data dictionary (metadata);

Controlling access permissions and privileges;

Developing, managing and testing back-up and recovery plans;

Ensuring that storage, archiving, back-up and recovery procedures are functioning correctly;

Capacity planning;

Qualifications and training required:
Education – BS in IS or related field.
2-3 years in Information Technology implementation, depending on experi¬ence and performance.Strong experience in supporting RAC and ASM is required
Strong experience in Oracle 10g and 11g installations, administration
Strong experience with Linux and Sun Solaris.
Excellent skills in PL/SQL
Must have worked with large databases with heavy user activity
Implement and support experience in High availability database operations
Desired Qualifications:
Experience with tools like TOAD, OEM and Ignite a plus.
Oracle Certification is Mandatory.
Experience in working in a hosted environment a plus.
Key skills for database administrators:
Candidates must be patient, meticulous and logical in their work and capable of prioritizing tasks.
Good problem solving, analytical, administrative, organisational, communication and interpersonal skills are also important.
Familiarity with computer operating systems and database technology (design, software and structure) is essential. Technical expertise and previous computer industry work experience is often necessary.
Email: africajobs@dhanushinfotech.com

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I Choose Life – Africa (ICL) Jobs in Kenya

April 18, 2013 in Jobs and internships

I Choose Life – Africa (ICL) is one of the leading Non-Governmental Organizations that has contributed greatly to HIV prevention efforts among the youth in Kenya today.

ICL’s vision is to see a ‘Healthy Africa, Empowered People!’

ICL’s mission is to create a movement of individuals that enhance the quality of life for communities through health initiatives, economic empowerment, academic & career mentoring and improved leadership & governance.

The organization has programs around four pillars: Health, Economic Empowerment, Academic and Career mentoring and Leadership and Governance (HEAL).

The organization has programs spread across 13 Counties around the country.

We invite applications to for the following positions:

1. Project Monitors (2 positions)

2. Grants Manager (1 position)

3. Project Manager ( 1 position)

4. Grants officer (1 position)

5. Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Manager (1 Position)

6. Resource Mobilization officer (1 position)

7. Human resource Manager (1 Position)

8. Project Officer (2 Position)

9. Assistant Project Officer (5 positions)

10. Finance officer (1 position)

11. Monitoring and Evaluation officer (1 position)

For full job descriptions and application procedure details, please check our website www.ichooselife.or.ke

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Livestock Manager Job in Kenya

April 18, 2013 in Jobs and internships

Our client in the agriculture industry is looking to urgently fill the position of Livestock Manager.

The incumbent must have;

1. Have a B.Sc. Degree in Veterinary, animal health or animal science.
Our client in the agriculture industry is looking to urgently fill the position of Livestock Manager.

The incumbent must have;

1. Have a B.Sc. Degree in Veterinary, animal health or animal science.

2. Must have 3+ years’ experience at a supervisory level.

3. Excellent in range and livestock management

4. Sound knowledge and past experience in sheep/doper/goat rearing

5. Conversant with tropical diseases affecting livestock

6. Valid driving license.

7. Certificate of good conduct.

Interested and qualified applicants should send their applications and CV’s stating their current and expected salary to recruit@idp-ea.com not later than 24th April 2013.
2. Must have 3+ years’ experience at a supervisory level.

3. Excellent in range and livestock management

4. Sound knowledge and past experience in sheep/doper/goat rearing

5. Conversant with tropical diseases affecting livestock

6. Valid driving license.

7. Certificate of good conduct.

Interested and qualified applicants should send their applications and CV’s stating their current and expected salary to recruit@idp-ea.com not later than 24th April 2013.

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Access Afya Full-time Nurse Job in Mukuru Nairobi Kenya

April 18, 2013 in Jobs and internships

Posting: Full-time Nurse

The Organization

Access Afya is a social enterprise committed to bringing low-income communities in Kenya accessible, high-quality healthcare.

We are a private sector model delivering pay-per-use clinical services including curative consultations, wellness counselling, first aid, antenatal care, and family planning.

Access Afya operates one clinic in Mukuru near the South B Shopping Centre, and its vision is to expand into a chain of mini-clinics selling affordable services to communities across Kenya.

Access Afya empowers nurses and local health workers to be community caretakers.

The clinic is equipped with electronic medical records and online learning modules.

Our staff engage with the surrounding community through outreach events and health talks.

We are passionate about getting reliable information, supplies, and simple diagnostics into underserved communities.

Find out more at: www.accessafya.com

The Position

Access Afya is hiring full-time nurses in Nairobi, Kenya.

The clinic is located in Mukuru.

The nurse will be responsible for delivering accurate, compassionate care to patients while also helping with the management of the clinic.

Specific Duties Include:
Providing consultations with patients
Maintaining electronic records of all visits, patient data, and diagnoses
Working with expectant and new mothers on pre- and postnatal care
Providing information on preventative care
Maintaining clinic management systems including supplies and communications
Participating in outreach and community mobilization activities.
Working closely with Community Health Workers to improve health outcomes in the community.
Administer first-aid and facilitate emergency referrals as needed
Oversee continuum of care making sure patient needs are looked after holistically
Providing regular feedback to the entire Access Afya team on treatments, patterns, challenges, and ideas for improvements in service delivery
Desired Qualifications and Skills:
Registered Community Nurse with a diploma from a recognized nursing college
Passion for improving health in underserved areas
Innovative thinker interested in a new healthcare delivery model
Computer literate and excited about the potential for using technology to deliver better healthcare
Extremely organized; experience managing systems and teams preferred
To Apply

Apply through this website

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1FoMRyr7k92PyY2wnmAr3oI_WINkPNpgq4873nSxjtMo/viewform

All applications to be received not later than 19th April 2013 at 5 pm.

Interviews will be conducted week starting 22nd April 2013.

Starting date 2nd May 2013.

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Bradegate Holdings Limited Processing Plant Production Manager Job in Nyeri Kenya

April 18, 2013 in Jobs and internships

Bradegate Holdings Limited is urgently seeking to recruit a Processing Plant Production Manager.

The Holder of this position should meet the below requirements.

Job Purpose Statement

The incumbent should coordinate, account, and offer leadership in the operations of the processing Plant instituting proper operating procedures that will result in maximum throughputs and timely execution of customers’ orders; low breakdowns;( factory time efficiency above 95%); reduced wastage and losses (product recovery above 99%); zero tolerance to accidents, high quality products (Zero damage on raw material in store and Zero complaints from the customers’).

The incumbent should have the following Academic Qualifications
Should possess a Degree in Food Science, Animal nutrition, Post-harvest or any other related fields. ( Most preferably a Food Science Degree)
Must be computer literate
Should have good knowledge in plant maintenance and business Management
Working Experience

Any person applying for this position must have a minimum of a five years progressive working experience in a similar setup and on a similar position. ( preferably in a meat production set up)

Personal Qualities
The candidate must have excellent communication skills and inter personal skills
Must portray very high levels of integrity and must be a good planner.
Must have good problem solving skills, well-disciplined and must be a good team leader.
Applications are hereby invited from candidates who qualify.

They should be sent through this Email address: hr@bradegatepoultry.com, to reach us on or before 25th April, 2013, giving names of three professional referees and their day time contacts.

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Restaurant Manager and Chef Jobs in Kenya

April 18, 2013 in Jobs and internships

Our Client is looking to fill the following positions:

Restaurant Manager

The suitable candidate must have at least 4 years restaurant management experience from a reputable establishment.

The candidate must possess excellent communication skills, people management skills, must be great at client service.

Chef

The suitable candidate must have experience in a fast food restaurant.

The candidate must be very keen on kitchen hygiene, and must be a good people and time manager.

Send your application and CV indicating current and expected salary to info@echelonhc.com before 24th April 2013

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Customer Care Executive Jobs in Dar es Salaam and Nairobi

April 18, 2013 in Jobs and internships

Customer Care Executive

4 Positions

Our products and solutions, sold in 165 countries, make food, drink and facilities safer, more hygienic and more sustainable.

The role:

Reporting to the Business Development Director, the successful candidate

Job Specification:
Service the existing customers
Expand and consolidate the business within existing customers
Prospect for new accounts and convert the accounts held by the competition
Develop a strong relationship with both the operations staff and the decision makers in the key accounts
Qualifications Desired (Skills, Experience and Knowledge)
A University degree in Sciences or any other related discipline with a minimum of 3 years relevant experience.
Experience handling major accounts in a B to B selling environment will be an added advantage
In-depth understanding and experience in Hospitality industry (hotels, lodges, hospitals, institutions) will be a key advantage.
He /she must be self driven with a “can do” attitude and passion to achieve results under minimum supervision.
Must possess great interpersonal and communication skills
Must possess a valid driving license
Applicants who meet the requirements stated above should send their applications and detailed CVs with a day – time telephone number to the email address below so as to reach us on or before May 1st May 2013: cvs@careerdirections.co.ke the vacancies are three Tanzania (Dar re salaam) and one in Kenya.

Kindly advise the exact country you are applying for.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Eve Hygiene Solution Sales Executives Jobs in Kenya

April 18, 2013 in Jobs and internships

Eve Hygiene Solution is one of Kenya’s fastest growing Sanitary Bin service provider.

We special in providing sanitary bin services to Cleaning companies, corporates, school, small businesses, single offices, you name it !

Offering unmatched quality Sanitary bins and service to you.

We encourage creativity and productivity while working closely with our customer base to create a communication channel that is functional and easy to implement between the client and the company, for the satisfaction of the customer.

We are looking for high caliber individuals to fill the posts of Sales Executives in the following towns :-

Nairobi, Nakuru, Kisumu, Eldoret, Mombasa, Thika, Machakos.

He/She will responsible for the direction and management of all sales and business development operations in that particular town, including marketing of the Companies Services,Brand development and customer relationships.

Responsibilities
Achieve and exceed companies sales benchmark for that particular region.
Customer satisfaction, by making ensuring their complaints are met promptly.
Requirements
Exposure to target driven environment.
Personal attributes – eloquence & corporate present-ability
Must be able to fit in a corporate sales environment in terms of personality and grooming.
Based on marketing reports and sales performance revise strategies accordingly
Lead on customer satisfaction surveys and report to management to Inform on Implications/future sales strategies.
Maintain key customer relationships and develop and implement strategies for expanding the company’s customer base.
Contributing to and developing marketing plans and strategies to meet organizational objectives
Generating of weekly marketing and sales reports to the management.
Qualifications
Age between 25-35years.
Must have 3 years experience in the cleaning Industry.
Minimum education, Diploma in sales or business related course.
Must be residing near or in that particular town he/she is going to apply for.
Ability to work with minimum supervision.
Hardworking and self driven.
If you meet the above requirements and qualifications please email your CV to recruit@evehygiene.com

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HR Volunteers Opportunities

April 17, 2013 in Jobs and internships

We seek to recruit HR volunteers to market HR services.

The ideal candidates should have a HR background and result oriented.

Priority will be given to candidates who can close sales.

If you meet the above mentioned requirements, kindly send your cover letter and CV detailing why you are the preferred candidate.

Indicate job title on subject line.

Qualifications
Business degree preferred
Person specifications
Ability to confidently interact with clients.
Excellent written & spoken communication skills.
Duty station: Nairobi

Commencement date: Immediately

How to apply:

Email your cover letter and updated CV to: recruitment@covenantexecutives.co.ke

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Equity Bank Credit and Operations General Managers Jobs in Kenya

April 17, 2013 in Jobs and internships

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 Southern Sudan, Equity Bank is now home to nearly 8 million customers – the largest customer base in Africa. Currently the Bank is seeking additional talent to serve in the roles outlined below:

General Managers, Credit- 12 Positions

The Position

Reporting to the Director of Credit, the role holders will be in charge of leadership of the Credit Department with an overall responsibility for growth of a high quality Loan Portfolio.

He/She will, be expected to aggressively drive the business on a balanced score card and deliver Loan growth and portfolio quality targets by identifying, developing and maintaining relationships with the branch network as well as providing leadership to the branches and key Head Office support units.

Key Responsibilities
Developing organizational & departmental objectives and participating in policy formulation.
Formulation and execution of the Bank’s lending strategy.
Drive portfolio growth across all the business sectors.
Drive and maintain a high quality loan portfolio.
Manage the Bank’s Lending operations by ensuring the branch units deliver on the growth and quality of the loan book targets.
Ensure 100% compliance to the Bank’s policies and procedures.
Build and develop a high performing culture for all team members through embedding performance development and coaching.
Measure and evaluate staff performance against key performance indicators.
Establish and maintain close working relationships with other departments and ensure smooth running of credit operations in the Bank.
Participate in the Executive Credit Committee.
Manage and create relationships with key customers and external stake holders like development partners, auditors and regulators.
Participate in credit systems review, development and implementation of new credit innovations.
Ensure continuous quality training, mentorship and capacity building for all the team members.
Provide leadership and ensure total employee engagement in the department.
Evaluate and lead on ways of achieving quality, effective and efficient credit operations.
Ensure high standards of customer service, create and maintain lasting business relationships and partnerships with both new and existing clients.
Promote the Bank’s brand image.
Candidate’s Profile and Qualifications
A Bachelors and a Masters degree in an appropriate discipline from a recognized institution
At least 10 years banking experience, 3 of which must have been at a senior level or as the Head of Credit in a Commercial Bank.
Extensive experience in Credit administration, Credit Underwriting and Credit Risk management.
Proven track record in achieving targets.
Desired Knowledge, Skills and Ability
Excellent people management skills
Excellent credit analysis skills
Strong relationship/ marketing skills
Good financial analytical skills
Strong leadership and communication skills
Good influencing and negotiation skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Highly developed coaching and feedback skills
World class customer service skills
Proven organizational, team-working and resource management skills
Performance development skills
Strategy formulation and execution skills
Motivation and inspiration skills
General Managers, Operations -5 Positions

The Position

Reporting to the Director of Operations, the role holders will be in charge of leadership in the department with overall responsibility for growth of the balance sheet, P&L, Agency Banking, Risk Management and compliance.

He/She will be expected to aggressively drive the business on a balanced score card and deliver business growth and profitability targets by identifying, developing and maintaining relationships with the branch network as well as providing leadership to the branches, key head office support units and staff.

Key Responsibilities
Develop organizational & departmental objectives and participate in policy formulation.
Drive business growth and development of the bank.
Manage Bank operations by ensuring that the units deliver on the balance sheet, P&L, quality loan book and Agency Banking targets.
Ensure 100% compliance to the Bank’s policies and procedures.
Budget planning, control. and evaluation of operations department.
Understand and provide clear direction of the department.
Ensure continuous quality training, mentorship and capacity building for all team members.
Build and develop a high performing culture for all team members through embedding performance development and coaching.
In conjunction with the Bank’s leadership agree on challenging performance objectives and measures for the team while providing regular feedback on honest assessment and achievement.
Provide Leadership and ensure total employee engagement in the department.
Evaluate and lead on ways of achieving quality, effective and efficient operations.
Work cross functionally with other departments and key service providers to ensure seamless service to our customers.
Complete and maintain balance score card statistics.
Promote the Bank’s brand image.
Candidate’s Profile and Qualifications
A Bachelor and a Masters degree ¡n an appropriate discipline from a recognized institution
At least 10 years banking experience, three of which must have been at a senior management level of a commercial bank.
Holders of professional banking qualifications such as AKIB, ACIB will have an added advantage.
Proven track record in achieving targets.
Desired Knowledge, Skills and Ability
Excellent people management skills.
Good financial, Analytical, skills.
Strong leadership and communication skills.
World class customer service skills.
Ability to motivate others to adopt new ideas and bring about change.
Must be computer proficient
Must have an innovative and result oriented attitude necessary to succeed in a dynamic environment
Strategy formulation and execution skills
Motivational and inspirational skills If you meet the above requirements, please submit your application with a detailed Curriculum Vitae, current remuneration, e-mail address and daytime telephone contact to jobs@equitybank.co.ke by 30th April 2013.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Equity Bank is an equal opportunity employer.

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

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Mathematics & Physics Editor Job in Kenya

April 17, 2013 in Jobs and internships

Mathematics & Physics Editor

Target Publications Ltd is an educational books publisher operating in the African market.

It publishes leading brands which are approved by KIE.

The company wishes to strengthen its market presence by filling the above position.

If you are a versatile, innovative and highly creative critical professional with at least a B.Ed, Upper Second class degree, specialising in Mathematics and Physics, then you could be the person we are seeking to connect with.

Teaching, editing and/or writing experiences will be a competitive edge.

The key responsibilities of this job are:
Commissioning, evaluating, editing and proofreading manuscripts to meet desired quality.
Co-ordinating authors, book designers, illustrators and other suppliers to meet set production deadlines.
If you meet the above requirements, send your application letter (by post or email), with copies of certificates and transcripts and a detailed CV stating age, current salary, names and contacts of three work-related referees, to be received by April 25, 2013, to:

The Human Resource Manager
Target Publications Limited
RO. Box 13433-00800 Nairobi Kenya
Email: info@targetpublications.co.ke

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Engineering Underwriting Job in Kenya

April 17, 2013 in Jobs and internships

African Reinsurance Corporation

Engineering Underwriter (PS 2)

The African Reinsurance Corporation (Africa Re), a pan-African International Financial Institution, announces a vacancy for the position of Engineering Underwriter in the Nairobi Regional Office.

A. Main Duties / Responsibilities

This position is for an Engineering Underwriter who will manage a portfolio of accounts (treaties and facultatives) for cedants in East Africa.

B. Detailed Duties/Responsibilities

The successful candidate will have the direct responsibility of underwriting and developing the portfolio he/she is in charge of and shall report to the Regional Director.

The duties of the Underwriter shall comprise :
Negotiation for new and renewal of Reinsurance contracts;
Portfolio management and business relations;
Monitoring premium and claims payments;
Insurance Risk Surveys and assessments;
Assessment and Rating of Engineering risks;
Managing relationships with Cedants;
Compiling Performance Progress reports.
C. Key Performance Indicators
Premium production in line with budget and growth potentials;
Good claims management;
Good relationship with cedants;
Underwriting profitability in the class of business written;
Market/ Product expansion;
Reliability of forecast made on premium, claims and underwriting results;
Accuracy of data provided to management.
D. Technical Competencies Required For This Position
Applies the core principles of insurance to everyday situations;
Demonstrates an understanding of standard policy wordings, extensions and limitations;
Applies knowledge of what is needed for an insurance contract to be legally valid;
Demonstrates an understanding of underwriting capacity;
Knows and applies organizational underwriting philosophy;
Identifies data sources which can be used for pricing decisions and factors that can affect pricing;
Provides complete and accurate quotations for risks and apply the underwriting policy and guidelines;
Demonstrates awareness of the data that indicates how an underwriting portfolio is performing for own area of business;
Knows how claims notification information is used in the claims handling process for own area of business;
Manages the claims handling process to achieve timely settlement and minimize leakages;
Advanced technical competence in reinsurance & retrocession;
Good skills in business software tools: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, RMS;
Very good technical knowledge of reinsurance and retrocession.
E. Minimum Qualifications and Experience

Applicants not older than 40 years and should hold the following qualification:
First University degree in relevant field (Engineering) plus Masters plus 5 years post qualification relevant qualitative work experience with emphasis on risk surveys, underwriting/rating engineering risks and Reinsurance underwriting;
Or
First University degree in relevant field (Engineering) plus full professional qualification plus 5 years post qualification relevant qualitative work experience with emphasis on risk surveys, underwriting/rating engineering risks and Reinsurance underwriting;
Or
First University degree in relevant field (Engineering) plus 9 years post qualification relevant qualitative work experience with emphasis on risk surveys, underwriting/rating engineering risks and Reinsurance underwriting.
F. Additional Requirements For Candidates For This Position:

Applicants must be:
Nationals of member States of Africa Re;
Additional professional qualifications would be an added advantage;
Bilingualism (English/French) would be an added advantage;
Relevant work experience in a Reinsurance company or in the department of Reinsurance of an insurance company would be an added advantage.
G. Other Information

Salary and other conditions of service are competitive and comparative to what is obtainable in similar international organizations.

H. Procedure

Interested candidates for this position are requested to complete and submit the employment form online.

Closing date for submission of applications: 3rd May 2013

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