Tuesday, October 16, 2012

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The Job Search Experience is one of the hardest in Kenya. Some few individuals are lucky enough to secure employment right after college while some other simply get a job due to the connections that they have built during their lifetime.

Everyone has a different experience and thus has a different story to tell... Do you have a story to tell?

Daily Kenyan Jobs extends its services to Job seekers, Recruitment Agents, The employed and Human Resource Professionals to share their stories with us,and be seen by the rest. Write and let the world be aware of your trials, tribulations and joys. All articles will be accepted provided they deal with jobs and careers.

A Kenyan Job Search Experience

In the recent past finding a job in Kenya was like taking a walk in the park and the private and public sectors engaged their efforts to scout for human resource from learning institutions and training firms. That has however changed with time as the world has become a global village making the job market more competitive with an influx in diversity of jobseekers.
With the recent economic growth, rise in technology and the mushrooming of industries one might think that acquiring formal training through education guarantees them a direct entry to the careers they wanted to pursue. 

What I came to understand with the dynamics of the job market both locally and internationally after I finished my undergraduate degree is that your competitors will always look for an upper

Seven Reasons You Didnt Get the Interview

You sit and stare at the phone. You check your email. You check your text messages to see if perhaps you missed that all important call or text message inviting you over to your first appointment whit this company you’ve so wanted to join, but there is nothing. How can this be? You might wonder. Well today we look at some of the reasons why for a number of job seekers, getting that first foot in the door seems such an elusive task.

Cover letter
To start with, examine your cover letter.It probably looks decent enough seeing as you did spend quite some time writing it. Remember however that every else did spend quite some time writing theirs as well, so in the end the employer may have ended up with applications that were more or less the same. This unfortunately makes it that much easier for them to ignore nearly all of them.

30 Customer Service Representatives Jobs in horizon Kenya

Customer Service Representatives (30)
The Customer Service Representative is required to provide exceptional customer service experience to customers by handling incoming calls in a highly professional manner in a target based environment, where meeting Key Performance Indicators is important.
Duties and Responsibilities:-
  • Maintain customer experience levels within the quality standards stipulated.
  • Handle objections by building rapport with customers.
  • Update information onto the CRM.
  • Adhere to Data Protection policy with regards to confidentiality of customer details.
  • Recognize opportunities for cross selling to customers, by advising on new and existing services which may suit their requirements.
  • Patiently listens and responds to customer queries.

UAP jobs in Rwanda

Career opportunities at Union Insurance Rwanda Limited

UAP Group is a pan-African Financial Services Group with interests in Insurance, Investment Management, Property Investment, Securities Brokerage and Financial Advisory. 

Currently UAP has ten (10) businesses operating in Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan and Rwanda which are market leaders in their respective fields, and will be entering the Tanzania and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) markets before the end of the year. 

UAP is currently executing an ambitious pan-Africa growth and expansion strategy in order to extend its business into new geographical markets and to establish new business lines in high growth areas which complements its existing core business of Insurance.

UAP, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Union Insurance Rwanda Limited, has secured a licence to operate a general / non-life insurance business in the Republic of Rwanda. 

The company will offer excellent products and services available in the other UAP Insurance Companies in the Region. It is the intention of the Group to launch and commence operations before the end of October 2012.

In order to execute its ambitious growth strategy, Union Insurance Rwanda Limited would like to recruit an initial dedicated team of ambitious, focused and high performing professionals for the following key roles:


Reporting to Finance Manager, the jobholder will manage the financial affairs of the Company in a professional manner that helps the Company meet its financial obligations on a day to day basis.

Job Responsibilities
  • To manage the cash flow of the Company to ensure adequate cash resources so that the Company can meet its day to day obligations and investment of any surplus
  • To ensure that the Company’s credit policy is sufficiently adhered to by effectively and efficiently managing the debtors in order for the Company to meet its financial obligations and comply with the legislation
  • To ensure that accurate financial reports are delivered in time and the Company is compliant with all the relevant authorities
  • To ensure that there is an effective payment function and that the organization is able to meet its customers’ expectations
  • Handle bank correspondence and bank reconciliations
  • Prepare quarterly reinsurance accounts

Safety and Health Officer - Magnate Ventures Vacancies

Magnate Ventures Limited is the Leading Indoor and Outdoor Advertising Company in Kenya with operations extending to the region and beyond.

With continued growth, the need to promote and maintain a positive culture as far as occupational health and safety is concerned has become increasingly Paramount. 

It is in this spirit that we seek to recruit a Safety and Health Officer who will ensure that responsibilities for health and safety matters are effectively assigned, accepted and fulfilled at all levels within the organization.

Job Profile
Reporting to the HR Manager, the job holder will be charged with the responsibility of developing, implementing and fostering Health and Safety best practices, ensuring compliance with current legislation bearing on health and safety at the work place, approved codes of practice and Employer Guidelines.

Oxfam Pan Africa Director Vacancy

Pan Africa Director
Contract Type: Open ended
Salary Range: £33,107 - £53,456 Net per annum. A competitive salary package including benefits will be negotiated with the right candidate based on skill and experience. 

Benefits include Accommodation, Education, Medical and Pension among others

Are you passionate about working with African citizens, civil society and states to transform injustice, poverty and inequalities in Africa? 

If yes, this job might just be the one you have been looking for.
OXFAM is one of the world’s leading agencies enabling people affected by injustice, poverty and natural disasters to reclaim power over their circumstances. 

Senior Accountant Job in Kenya

Senior Accountant

Major Responsibilities And Key Tasks
  • Direct the organization’s financial goals, objectives, and budgets
  • Take responsibility for overall management and delivery of the business plan.
  • Ensure that appropriate financial regulations policies and controls are in place and in use at all times.
  • Prepare and review detailed budgets for approval by management.
  • Take up the role of implementing a new accounts/erp system
  • Maintain day-to-day financial and operational control of the service within budget
  • Make regular reports to the management on income, expenditure, and any variations from

Sales Executive Vacancy in kenya

We are a leading supplier to the hospitality industry. We seek to appoint dynamic and self-motivated individuals in the capacity of Sales Executive.

This person will primarily report to the Sales Manager, and will be based at our offices in Nairobi.

Role/Objective Summary

Responsible for the continuous attainment of the company’s revenue target in the assigned region through constantly identifying and securing new clients as well as maximizing sales from the current clients

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Achieve set sales target continuously.
  • Research, Identify and secure new clients or marketing opportunities from the assigned region.

Accounting Job in Kenya (60000 - 80000)


(Salary 60k-80k)

Our client is a fast growing pharmaceutical marketing company located in the CBD area of Nairobi. Due to the rapid growth, a position of senior accountant has been created.

The Accountant shall be responsible for executing systems, procedures and controls in the entire accounting function covering the accounting policies, procedures and control, manner of record maintenance and reporting requirements. 

The accountant will also be in charge of a small team.

Audit Assistant Job in Kenya

Audit Assistant

( Salary; 15k-20K)

Our Kenyan client is a rapidly growing Nairobi based audit firm in need of an audit assistant with one year experience in an audit firm.

The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting clients audits, preparing audit reports and highlighting issues relating to internal control weaknesses.

CCTV Project Manager job in Kenya

Company: A leading Facilities Security solutions provider is looking for a highly qualified and dynamic team leader for one of its core business service.

Title: CCTV Project Manager


  • Comprehensive understanding of the CCTV segment. 
  • Knowledge of market and competitors. 
  • Able to conduct site surveys and presentations for high level clients. 
  • Able to communicate with Executive level decision makers.