Tuesday, October 7, 2014

High Level PA to MD Job in Nairobi

High Level PA to MD

Industry: Security Services 

Location: Nairobi
Salary: Kshs 70,000 - 100,000 gross plus medical & Pension

Our client one of the leading Security Solutions provider for a wide host of clients in diverse industries offering manned guarding, K-9 guarding, investigations, VIP protection and Cash-in-transit. 

They seek to hire a Personal Assistant to the MD

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Provide an efficient and responsive administrative and logistical service to the MD
  • Handling very sensitive/ confidential security matters for the MD
  • Assisting the MD to manage and prioritize time
  • Accompanying the MD to meetings and flying out on official assignments
  • Manage travel logistics including air and hotel bookings, online checking in, transport, travel documents, visa applications, passport renewals, travel insurance etc.
  • Preparing and editing correspondence, reports, statements and presentations
  • Providing quality customer service
  • Manage and maintain the Managing Director’s diary and email account
  • Maintains MD’s diary, planning calendar to ensure all calendars are synchronized.
  • Ensure that the MD receives necessary background information on all matters he handles
  • Ensure all MD activities are effectively and efficiently organized
  • Prepare daily reports on the activities handled
  • Schedule appointments for the MD
  • Administrative duties at the busy establishment

Human Resource Officer Job

Our client is a Manufacturing Company currently recruiting a Human Resource Officer.

Roles and Responsibilities
  • Develop, implement and update human resource policies, procedures and programs
  • Prepare inputs for the HR budget and monitor expenditure against budget
  • Deploy performance management and follow through on performance outcomes
  • In collaboration with line managers develop the training calendar, source for trainers and ensure training programs are deployed and effectiveness is measured
  • Implement innovative strategies for timely acquisition of talent to support service delivery
  • In collaboration with line managers ensure new employees are on boarded smoothly into the organization
  • Manage benefits and compensation including medical, insurance and pension
  • Work with line managers to implement innovative retention strategies
  • Be a change agent and specifically coordinate the implementation of the company’s happiness culture initiative
  • Monitor and ensure statutory compliance of all applicable labour laws and other regulatory requirements
  • Supervise team to ensure that the leave administration is compliant with policy and proper management of HR data including staff files
  • Deploy appropriate communication tools throughout the organization, including communication with external parties and enhance the company’s brand
  • Generate accurate and timely HR reports in the required format
  • Assists in documenting policies and procedures, Creates and maintains the HR process workflow and handles the coordination of all HR driven events.
  • Creates personnel folders including benefit files, maintains the filing of all HR documents for the personnel folders in compliance with government regulations.
  • Compile payroll data records for approval from Group HR.

Marketing Executives Jobs

Our client, a Business Strategy Consultancy is in need of a Marketing Executives (4 Posts) for its Universal Financial Service Agent Brand

Salary: KShs 40,000 - 60,000

This role will involve the marketing executive meeting the different partners on our clients platform to convince them to run promotional activations at our client outlets to help boost their sales.
To hire and manage brand / promotional sales staff who will be hired on a need to basis, to come up with cost effective activation programs for new outlet opening.

To manage the brand at the outlets by constantly using a checklist to ensure all outlets are well managed.
Requirements and Key Competencies 
  • Bachelors Degree in Marketing, partial/full professional certification in marketing will be an added advantage
  • Experience of above 2 years of active retails sales in a service industry financial or any other or above 2 years in Customer service/relationship with an inclination to revenue. 
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Excellent presentation skills 
  • Advanced Microsoft office suite skills i.e excel, word, PowerPoint 
  • Team player 
  • Good Leadership skills 

Cargo Logistics and Transport company Jobs in Mombasa

Sales & Marketing Manager (1 Position)

Our client a growing Cargo Logistics and Transport company handling Sea, Land and Air freight  are seeking qualified and competent individuals to fill in the following vacancy in Mombasa

Job Description
  • Reports to the Managing Director
  • Formulate and implement the marketing strategy
  • Co-ordinate the sales and marketing activities
  • Ensure that sales and revenue targets are achieved
  • Drive Customer Relationship Management Initiatives
  • Conduct competitor analysis and market intelligence gathering
  • Monitor, review and report on the marketing function of the company
  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing / Business Field. MBA is a plus.
  • Min 3yrs Experience in marketing, business development.
  • Previous experience in Freight industry, shipping, transport logistics a must.
  • Proven track –record in achieving sales / marketing targets
  • Ability to conduct customer and market research
  • Commercial focus and understanding of international trade and business
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite

Sales and Marketing Manager Job

Our client is in the manufacturing industry currently recruiting a Sales and Marketing Manager.

Roles and Responsibilities
  • Ensuring that sales target are met
  • Ensuring accurate records of all pricings, sales and activity reports
  • Ensure competitive pricing of all company products
  • Ensuring good customer relationship
  • Ensuring that all sales and marketing budgets are prepared and submitted for approval
  • Ensuring that the sales team deliver optimally as per set goals
  • Identifying, qualifying and capturing new business opportunities supporting the Company.
  • Planning and achieving target sales volume and growth.
  • Tracking, analyzing and communicating key sales administration performance metrics.
  • Supporting the company’s sales team including managing sales schedules, creating sales documents and proposals, and prioritizing customer sales requests.
  • Liaising with the customers to develop and implement customer satisfaction and retention strategies.
  • Optimize the sales team talent and potential to achieve desired business objectives and results.
  • Develop and expand new customer base within the specific additional target volume.
  • Developing new revenue streams from new products and services, while optimizing income from existing lines through innovative marketing and rapid exploitation of changing customer needs and tastes.

Direct Sales Representatives Vacancies

Our client, a Business Strategy Consultancy is in need of Direct Sales Representatives (4 Positions) for its Universal Financial Service Agent Brand

Salary: KShs 40,000 - 50,000

This position requires individuals with high energy levels. 

They will serve in the retail arm of the clients business and their work will involve:-

  • Building relationships with businesses around client outlets to enhance number of transaction. 
  • Our clients retail model relies heavily on the number of transactions made at an outlet and the candidate for this position will need to maintain a relationship with companies/small business who bank daily who are mainly around or near the outlets to bank with our financial service and not the major banks. 
  • The candidate will not have financial targets but must be able to meet transactional targets. 
  • Candidates will be paid commissions where the target number of transaction is surpassed and the success of the outlet will be their own. 
  • This position will be field based but company will facilitate transport and airtime.
Requirements and Key Competencies 
  • Bachelors Degree in Sales/Marketing
  • Experience of above 2 years of active retails sales in a service industry financial or any other or above 2 years in Customer service/relationship with an inclination to revenue. 
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Excellent presentation skills 
  • Advanced Microsoft office suite skills i.e excel, word, PowerPoint 
  • Team player 
  • Good Leadership skills 

Custody and Registrars Services Ltd (C&R) Project Officer Job

Custody and Registrars Services Ltd (C&R), the leading share registrar in Kenya, is looking for a Project Officer, to be based in Nairobi. 

This position seeks a person with an ability to work well under pressure, exhibit competency levels in the field of data entry, customer care and also work well in a team. 

This is a contract position for two months only.

  • Diploma in Business related Course
  • At least one year work experience in a similar position or a combination of education, training, and experience which provides the desired knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the position’s essential duties and responsibilities.
  • Computer literacy and data entry experience

Site Supervisor Vacancy in Nairobi

Our client based in Nairobi Kenya, is a 40 Year old Steel Fabrication company with main product areas focused on Design Fabrication and all types of structural steel works for commercial, industrial and public buildings.

Due to Expansion and growth, we are looking for a Site Supervisor with the below detailed background for their growing business:

  • Supervise, coordinate and schedule the activities of structural steel and concrete related projects.
  • Inspect work progress, equipment and construction sites to verify safety and ensure that specifications are met.
  • Locate, measure, and mark site locations or placement of structures or equipment.
  • Coordinate work activities with other construction project activities.
  • Assign work to employees, based on material or worker requirements of specific jobs.
  • Estimate material or worker requirements to complete structural steel and concrete related projects.
  • Confer with managerial or technical personnel, other departments, or contractors to resolve problems & to coordinate activities.
  • Order or requisition materials or supplies.
  • Analyze worker or production problems and recommend solutions, such as improving production methods or implementing motivational plans.
The ideal candidate will be required to have;
  • A Diploma in Engineering.
  • 7-10 years’ experience in the management and execution of structural steel and concrete related projects.
  • Ability to manage and coordinate projects.
  • Good understanding of steel fabrication drawings.

Generator Operator Job

Our client is in the hospitality industry currently recruiting a Generator Operator

Roles and Responsibilities

install electricity generators to supply additional power where existing circuits are insufficient,

ensuring the generators are adequately fueled at all times

monitor the electrical output of the generator with a voltmeter to ensure that each leg of feeder is sending equal voltage and that the power consumption does not exceed the generators’ safe operating limits.
responsible for troubleshooting any mechanical or electrical problems associated with the power distribution systems and making the appropriate repairs. -


  • Minimum Diploma in Electrical Engineering {Power Option} from a recognized institution;
  • 1 Minimum Years of broad experience in Generator Maintenance of 100KVA .
  • Experience in Power Distribution and Controls.
  • Sound knowledge in Lister and perkin
  • A Driving Experience of at least 4 Years Experience.
  • Ability to manipulate data to generate reports weekly, monthly, quarterly & annually;
  • Good communication, interpersonal and time management skills;
  • Proactive, confident, energetic

Maintenance Technician Vacancy

Our client is in the hospitality Industry currently recruiting a Maintenance Technician

The role would entail:
  • Administration on daily basis: grounds, public areas and the hotel
  • Liaise with housekeeping team on maintenance work necessary in the hotel. To this effect a daily journals has to be maintained and updates as work is concluded;
  • Liaise with front office for emergency maintenance as reported by guest;
  • Preventative maintenance must be performed to prevent breakdowns in accommodations availability: Common tasks include painting, electrical accessory replacements and repair, and some wiring.
  • Must respond to guest complaints or issues in a timely manner and must also fulfill work orders when issues cannot be resolved. 
  • Required to complete daily rounds, checking on basics and identifying and reporting any problems.
  • Cable, internet, telephone lines, satellite TV, CCTV cameras:  liaise immediately with the  service provider to limit the time the guest has to undergo without the service
  • Knowledge of Caterpillar Engines
  • Have knowledge of compressed air and steam equipment essential
  • Training of Mechanical is essential

ICAP HTC / Adherence Psychosocial Support Officer Job in Kisumu

ICAP of Columbia University is working in partnership with the Ministry of Health Kenya to strengthen HIV Care and Treatment services at County and Sub-County health facilities. 

This program is part of a US Government initiative against HIV in Kenya that receives funding from PEPFAR through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

Applicants are invited for the following position:
Position: HTC / Adherence Psychosocial Support Officer
Location: Kisumu with travel to ICAP-supported facilities in Nyanza
Overall Job Function: The HTC/ Adherence Psychosocial Support Officer will be responsible for the coordination of the Prevention activities in particular HIV Testing and Counseling, Prevention with Positives activities (PWP), Adherence and Psychosocial support.

The PWP activities are targeted at HIV-infected persons and include prevention of HIV-re-infection, prevention of Sexually Transmitted Infections, partner testing and disclosure, family planning and alcohol reduction counseling.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Oversee HIV Testing and Counseling (HTC) activities at ICAP supported sites Oversee implementation of Positive Health Dignity and Prevention (PHDP) activities with emphasis on adherence, disclosure, safer sex, STI screening e.t.c. Develop innovative strategies to ensure >80% retention for pre-ART and ART patients Assist in the implementation and evaluation of the PWP activities Train health care workers to implement prevention aspects of the National Care and Treatment Plan To work with the M&E team to develop material and indicators to describe prevention interventions and outcomes.

ICAP Financial Management Specialist Job in Mombasa

ICAP at Columbia University (CU) seeks a Financial Management Specialist for an upcoming health program in Kenya. 

Applications are invited for the following position:

Financial Management Specialist
Location: Mombasa, Kenya – Full Time
Overall Purpose: Under the supervision of the Chief of Party, the Financial Management Specialist will be responsible for ensuring the smooth operation of the administration and financial aspects of the project by providing accounting, administrative, management, and logistical support to facilitate the implementation of program activities. 

The Financial Management Specialist will ensure that financial management, human resources, administrative, and contractual operations are conducted according to ICAP regulations, Standard Operating Procedures, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, cost principles imposed by ICAP or the funder and good business practices.

Key Responsibilities 
  • Provide direction to Finance and Administration staff in the execution of all matters pertaining to Finance and Administration as required by the Standard Operating Procedures, and other applicable governing regulations.
  • Liaise with the Chief of Party on all matters relating to Finance and Administration. This includes periodic financial reports and all other reports as required by the Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Direct the management and execution of Human Resources function as per the Standard Operating Procedures and in compliance with local Labour Regulations on recruitment and remuneration to ensure that the best caliber personnel are hired as well as to maximize human capital retention.
  • Direct the management of Sub-awards to ensure that the required processes are executed timely in order to facilitate the operational continuity of the Sub-awardees.
  • Direct the management of IT and telecommunications functions, ensuring that they are efficiently and cost effectively deployed.
  • Ensure that all personnel are adequately resourced in order for them to be able to effectively execute their work plans.
  • Ensure that the procurement process is executed as per Standard Operating Procedures.

ICAP Driver Vacancy in Kisumu

ICAP of Columbia University is working in partnership with the Ministry of Health Kenya to strengthen HIV Care and Treatment services at County and Sub-County health facilities. 

This program is part of a US Government initiative against HIV in Kenya that receives funding from PEPFAR through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

Applicants are invited for the following position:
Vacancy: Driver
Location: Nyanza
Overall Job Function: Under the supervision of the Administrator, the driver will transport staff and supplies to different sites as assigned.

Key Responsibilities:  
  • Ensure cleanliness, safety and security of the vehicle at all times 
  • To document all vehicle movements and maintain up-to-date driver’s logbook 
  • To provide logistical support in dispatching of supplies to the facilities.

Friends of Rangi Education & Social Work Facilitator Job in Homa Bay

Friends of Rangi: Increasing access to local quality education and improving living standards of vulnerable children
Job Title: Education & Social Work Facilitator
Reports to: Program Manager / CEO
Project Location: Gem Central Location - Rangwe Division, Homabay County.
Purpose of the Role: To assist with planning, developing and execution of education and social programs using integrated community development initiatives within the community.
Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
  • Prepare and sublimit weekly work plan, monthly and annual budgets on activities and determine allocation of funds for all sponsored students.
  • Maintain inventory of school needs of each student; purchase and distribute at appropriate times.
  • Work closely with FoR learning institutions by conducting school community consultative meetings to help improve the standards of education and its programs within these institutions.
  •  Organize joint activities, holidays, excursions and educational visits etc for all sponsored students alongside holiday tuition.
  • Develop sponsorship correspondence forms and information sheets for Board, donor & stakeholders interaction.
  • Follow upon sponsored students and partner community schools, which includes attending all education related meetings on behalf of the organization, also liaise with the Program Manager to send school circulars and student reports to Sponsors/donors
  • Submit monthly reports and weekly work plans on the department’s activities.
  • Submit both academic and social reports, provide recommendations on the welfare of students including; Academic performance, Health, Development & Upbringing.
  • Maintaining a family profile for each child, he/she will be responsible for looking at alternatives on how the children in their case studies can be reintegrated back to their families.
  • Come up with a student exit strategy and Implement the same. 
  • Make regular visits to the Schools and report on progress of each student.
  • Offer counseling service to students facing social and academic difficulties.
  • Assist in conducting, in servicing; capacity building and professional development of teaching staff and social groups in the community.

Swimming Pool Attendant Job

Our Client is in the hospitality Industry currently recruiting a Swimming Pool Attendant.

The candidate will be responsible for maintaining an attractive, hygienic and safe swimming pool. 

The position involves making recommendations to the Maintenance Technician on issues related to the swimming pool.

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) or equivalent

Certificate in Swimming Pool Attendance
2 years experience in similar position

Good communication and interpersonal skills

Mature and courteous

Quantity Surveyor Job

Our client is in the construction industry currently recruiting a Quantity Surveyor.

Key Accountabilities

Preparing tender and contract documents, including bills of quantities and other documents with the designers and/or the client;

Undertaking costs analysis for project work and providing advice and forecasts about costs;

Assisting in establishing a client’s requirements and undertaking feasibility studies;

Preparing and analyzing costing for tenders;

Providing advice on contractual arrangements and claims;
Valuing completed work and following up on payments in liaison with the accounts team;

Maintaining awareness of the different ongoing contracts/projects;

Supervising staff.

Minimum Qualification

  • Bachelors Degree in Quantity Surveying/ Building Economics or related field.
  • 3-5 years’ experience; experience from the design field or construction preferable
  • Experience in project management will be an added advantage
  • Registration with a professional body e.g. IQS(K)
  • High levels of integrity
  • Keen eye for detail and demonstrable follow up skills
  • Demonstrable ability to work within set deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Report writing skills
Salary  KShs 80,000 – 120,000.

Orange Telkom Head of Corporate Sales Vacancy

Position: Head of Corporate Sales
Reporting to: Chief Business Market Officer
Range: R1L
Department: Business Market

Role Purpose: She/he will be responsible for the management of an aggressive multi-million dollar sales quota in a highly competitive environment. 

She/he will oversee the conceptualisation, planning, development and implementation of Sales functions within the sector.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develops and implement business plans and sales strategy for the market and ensures attainment of assigned targets that would build up to company sales goals and profitability
  • Foster and build good customer relationships for revenue growth and customer retention. Engage customers up to CXO level; Build senior level relationships in assigned accounts and expertise within the market
  • Understand and identify customer's ICT/telecommunication needs through in-depth account planning and profiling.
  • Understand and appreciate market trends, competitors' movement and industry information so as to serve customers better.
  • Achieve high customer satisfaction with decision makers.
  • Play a key ambassador role for Telkom Kenya.
  • Oversee successful execution at every stage of the sales process
  • Identify business opportunities and synergy with customers in areas of cooperation.
  • Identify reciprocal businesses and areas of cooperation whenever there are opportunities.
  • Provide one-stop ICT experience to customers regarding all Telkom services. lead bids or RFPs to ensure proposals are submitted in order to win; ensure that all customers' pre-sales & post-sales enquiries and works orders, commercial documents, dealings with customers are promptly attended to, documented and kept.

Swissport Security Coordinator Job

This job is only open to Kenyan Citizens

Swissport is an international organisation that provides ground handling services for around 118 million passengers and 3.5 million tonnes of cargo a year on behalf of some 650 client-companies in the aviation sector. 

Swissport is active at 192 airports in 38 countries on 5 continents.  

Swissport Kenya Limited is recruiting for the following position based at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

Security Coordinator
Do you believe you have what it takes to manage a team of third party providers in maintaining acceptable security standards, procedures and safety of our warehouse?  

Applications are invited from internal and external candidates to fill the above position in the Corporate Safety and Security department.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Oversee day to day activities of the sub-contracted security services provider to ensure that security is effectively and efficiently provided at all times.
  • Ensure strict compliance with all security standards and procedures of Swissport and its customer airlines in line with the National Civil Aviation Security Program (NCASP) and National Civil Aviation Quality Control Program (NCAQCP). 
  • Institute investigations by collecting and compiling all details / data for effective documentation, reporting and closure of a case as soon as an incident / accident occurs.
  • Work closely with the Duty Officers and Team leaders to ensure there is a secure & safe warehouse operation.
  • Attend operational briefings.
  • Ensure proper reporting of shift operations to the Corporate Safety and Security Manager.
  • Education:  KCSE Mean C+
  • Professional Experience:  Aviation industry experience, ex N.Y.S or any security firm preferred.
  • Experience: At least 3 years in a busy operational environment.
  • Proven track record in managing teams is an added advantage.

METL Group Recruitment Team Leader Job

Vacancy: Team Leader - Recruitment

The incumbent should fulfill the following criteria:
  • Should be a recruitment specialist / head hunter / recruitment consultant having serviced mostly manufacturing industry for not less than 5 years
  • Should have managed a team of recruiters
  • Should have exposure to social media recruitment (viz. Facebook and LinkedIn)
  • Should be good in communication skills (spoken and written)
  • Knowledge or certification in psychometrics is preferred
  • Candidate should be able to hire for all levels
  • Very good knowledge of Tanzanian and International markets
  • Should be an MBA or Post Graduate in HR
Job Description
  • Work with Unit Heads and HROs to get Manpower Requisitions
  • Partner with the Organization Development team to ensure proper fitment of the position in the Organisational charts
  • Source candidates and organize interviews with the Unit Heads within the given timelines
  • Liaise with Branch Managers to conduct up-country interviews.
  • Invite candidates for interviews at Dar es Salaam for senior positions
  • Ensure complete and accurate Interview Assessment Forms from HROs
  • Develop a pool of candidates in advance for future needs

Head of Operations Vacancy

Our client is a well-establishment company involved in commercial operations and one of the fastest growing organisations within its sector. 

In order to achieve it ambitious growth plans, the organisation is recruiting highly experiences, self-driven individuals with the ability to think strategically and develop long term plans.
It is currently seeking to fill the following position:
Head of Operations
The Head of Operations will be responsible for planning, developing and implementing efficient petroleum logistics and engineering services to effectively support company initiatives, throughput arrangements with third parties to efficiently optimize installed capacity at the Terminal and cater for supplies to company sites where requisite infrastructure is not in place.

Key responsibilities will include:-
  • Carrying out strategic reviews and aligning business plans in order to translate the company’s strategy into medium and short term implementation plans and objectives;
  • Developing and implementing departmental objectives/plans through adequate monitoring for budgetary, EHS and quality compliance;
  • Ensuring legal compliance in all operational activities and adherence to the company’s policies and standards;
  • Preparing and reporting on required parameters by all sections of Operations;
  • Managing depots and terminals to ensure that operations are efficient and that procedures are adhered to for safety, quality, efficiency and security;

Insurance Company Unit Managers Jobs

Vacancy: Unit Managers

Our client a leading insurance that offers Life Insurance services is looking to grow its team by recruiting an energetic and very ready to work Unit Managers in Eastern, Western, Coast and Nairobi.

Key Responsibilities
  • Leading a team of agents, grow and recruit more team members.
  • Train, motivate and help the agents with production.
  • Preparation of weekly and monthly targets, reviews, activities, etc.
  • Contacting clients and setting up meetings, either within an office environment or in clients’ homes or business premises;
  • Conducting in-depth reviews of clients’ financial circumstances, current provision and future aims;
  • Researching the marketplace and providing clients with information on new and existing products and services;
  • Researching information from various sources, including providers of financial products;
  • Promoting and selling financial products to meet given or negotiated sales targets;
  • Negotiating with clients for the best possible rates;
  • Liaising with other professionals, market research and intelligence
  • Keeping up to date with financial products and legislation;
  • Contacting clients with news of new products or changes to legislation that may affect their savings and investments;
  • Meeting the regulatory aspects of the role, e.g. requirements for disclosure, costs of the services provided and also the advised products.

Sous Chef Vacancy

Our client is in the catering industry currently looking for a Sous Chef

Roles and Responsibilities

1. Responsible food production

2. Develop menus, food purchase specifications and recipes. Supervise staff. Develop and monitor food and labour budget for the department.

3. Maintain highest professional food quality and sanitation standards.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Plans menus
  • Schedules and coordinates the work of, cooks and other kitchen employees to assure that food preparation is economical and technically correct and within budgeted labour cost goals.
  • Approves the requisition of products and other necessary food supplies.
  • Ensures that high standards of sanitation, cleanliness and safety are maintained throughout all kitchen areas at all times.
  • Establishes controls to minimize food and supply waste and theft.
  • Safeguards all food preparation employees by implementing training to increase their knowledge about safety, sanitation and accident prevention principles.
  • Develops standard recipes and techniques for food preparation and presentation which help to assure consistently high quality and to minimize food costs; exercises portion control for all items served and assists in establishing menu selling prices.
  • Prepares necessary data for applicable parts of the budget; projects annual food, labour and other costs and monitors actual financial results; takes corrective action as necessary to help assure that financial goals are met.
  • Attends food and beverage staff and management meetings

COOPI (Cooperazione Internazionale) Program Assistant Administrator Job in Nairobi

Organization: COOPI – Cooperazione Internazionale is a relief and development organization founded in Italy in 1965. 

COOPI’s envisions a world without poverty where diverse cultures live together sharing equal rights and equal opportunities. 

COOPI’s mission is to reduce poverty in the global South through interventions of long-term sustainable international cooperation. 

COOPI also conducts advocacy activities in Italy, to fight the cause of the serious economic gap between the North and South.
Position: Program Administrator Assistant
Reporting To: Program Administrator and Regional Administrator

Duration: 3 Months with possibilities of extension
Location: Nairobi Regional Office
Key Tasks
  • Management of accountancy software;
  • Apply the correct use of administrative procedures;
  • Prepare and classify all documents and forms necessary for the correct implementation of the projects according to COOPI administrative procedures;
  • Provide solutions and define work processes for all planned interventions;
  • Reporting tasks;
  • Any other tasks required by the Program Administrator

Ringier Kenya Front End Designer Vacancy

Vacancy: Front End Designer 

About Ringier: Ringier Kenya is poised to be the hub serving our East African expansion, bringing quality digital products to the sub-region. 

It was founded in December, 2010 with Rupu as its flagship brand and has grown to become Kenya’s largest and most successful eCommerce platform. 

It also runs Pigiame a horizontal classifieds platform and offline magazine currently functional across East Africa. 

Role Purpose

We are looking for an experienced and qualified Frontend Designer to join our Creative Team. 

They will be tasked with coming up with the design and frontend development of all our online assets. 

We are looking for a flexible, hardworking individual with the ability to work within tight deadlines.
You will be joining a team of passionate, fun-loving and motivated creatives in a fast-paced, demanding and exciting environment.

Key Responsibilities
1. Manage the HTML and CSS design and development of online marketing assets including:
  • Newsletters
  • Landing pages
  • Microsites
2. Ensure visual and web best practices are followed for all our platforms
3. Provide design support for our technology and development team
4. Develop and review design work created for all our platforms

Save the Children International Area Programme Manager Job in Dadaab

Vacancy: Area Programme Manager
Position Code: SCI-APM

Status: New

Team / Programme: Programme Operations

Location: Dadaab
Grade: 1

Post Type: National
Child Safeguarding: Level 3 - the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people

Role Purpose: The Area Programme Manager has overall responsibility for providing leadership which produces effective delivery and development of programmes in his/her area of operations.

The APM is responsible for the efficient management of all Dadaab Area Office resources (grants, awards, staff and assets) and leads the representation of Save the Children with UNHCR, county level authorities, INGOs and NGOS, and visitors. 

His/her management of programme implementation and operations will ensure that the Dadaab Area Office is in accordance with Save the Children’s policies and practises its Mission, Vision and Values.
Scope of Role:

Reports to:
Director of Programme Operations

Dimensions: Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since the 1950s, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered both directly and through local partners. 

Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, health, HIV/AIDS, livelihoods, nutrition and WASH. In 2012, as part of a global reorganization process, Save the Children combined the programmes of SC UK, SC Canada and SC Finland to create a single operation in Kenya. 

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Medical Doctor, Surgeon Job in South Sudan

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Switzerland is an international, humanitarian, non-governmental organisation providing assistance to people in need as a result of natural and man-made disasters, irrespective of race, religion, ideology or politics.

MSF Switzerland (MSF-CH) is currently seeking to employ a qualified candidate for the following position:

Function: Medical Doctor, Surgeon

Number of Vacancies:

Location: Agok, South Sudan

Duration: 1 year Fixed Term

Scope of Responsibilities:

The Medical Doctor will be supporting the Agok project in South Sudan under the supervision of the Medical team Leader (MTL). He/She will have the following scope of responsibilities;

  • Ensure and organise medical activities for patients and/or a population in accordance to the context, to MSF protocols and to universal hygiene standards taking into consideration quality and continuity of care
  • Ensure supervision and training of a team
  • Be responsible to the medical team in OT
  • Apply medical knowledge and skills to diagnosis and prevention (helped by clinical examination, laboratory results and exams available)
  • If necessary prescribe relevant treatment according to MSF guidelines and protocols
  • Ensure a medical follow-up of quality and if necessary (and possible) refer to other health facilities
  • Apply hygiene standards in all medical activities
  • Keep informed the patient and his family about any development
  • Collaborate with nurses and team supervisor in indicating the needs in medical equipment and drugs
  • Has an obligation to contribute and monitor the ward pharmacy: availability of the relevant drugs and medical material
  • Has an obligation to contribute and monitor the quality of the disinfection and sterilization process of the material and medical equipment
  • Is in charge of new needs identification, in terms of drugs and medical equipments, in line with pathologies met in his/her medical practice

Human Resource Internship Opportunity in Nairobi

Human Resource Internship

Location: Nairobi, Kenya
This position consists of short listing, scheduling of interviews and assisting in administrative duties related to HR.
Key Responsibilities
  • Assisting in the recruitment needs of various clients
  • Supporting in the short listing of candidates for various roles
  • Responding to incoming telephone enquiries
  • Assist in conducting of interviews over the phone and face to face
  • Any other HR duty assigned
  • Diploma or degree in Human resource from recognized institution
  • Strictly fresh graduate
  • Computer literate

Save the Children International Chief of Party Job in Nairobi

Vacancy: Chief of Party
Position Code: SCI-COP

Status: Re-Advertisement

Team / Programme: SMT

Location: Nairobi
Grade: Executive Grade

Post Type: National (1 year contract)
Child Safeguarding: Level 3 - the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people

Role Purpose: Save the Children is seeking a qualified and experienced Chief of Party for an anticipated large USAID funded project for Orphan and Vulnerable children in Nairobi and Coast regions. 

The Chief of Party (COP) will work with Save the Children’s existing country office in Kenya, but will be solely responsible for overall management of the USAID award. 

S/he will provide strategic and operational leadership to develop and implement a successful and integrated multi-sectoral program that builds upon existing USAID and Government of Kenya investment and will achieve lasting outcomes.
Scope of Role: The Chief Of Party will liaise closely with USAID/Kenya, Government of Kenya representatives, Save the Children’s Office of HIV/AIDS and Child Protection, Kenya Country Office, and partner organizations.

The COP will be the principal representative of the project. 

Save the Children International Country Programme Internal Audit Manager Job in Kenya

Vacancy: Country Programme Internal Audit Manager - Kenya
Position Code: SCI-CPA

Status: New

Team / Programme: Internal Audit

Location: Nairobi (with up to 40% travel to field sites in Kenya)
Grade: 2

Post Type: National (12 months)
Child Safeguarding: Level 3 - the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people.
Role Purpose: Reporting directly to the Country Director, the internal audit position will independently evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of the governance, risk management and control systems within the country programme. 

The post holder will provide regular feedback to the Senior Management Team on the effectiveness of these systems, together with costed and detailed action plans to address any areas of weakness or non-compliance. 

The position will play a lead role in supporting internal and external audits and in coordinating fraud investigations as required.

Scope of Role: The post holder will work closely with all senior managers in the Kenya programme and will have a direct reporting line to the Country Director. 

Working on independently, as well as part of a team, he/she will carry out audits, reviews and investigations to deliver feedback on the effectiveness of the controls and risk framework operating across the country programme to the various stakeholders. 

Specific requirements include:
  • leading on and completion of audits, reviews, investigations and other work assigned to  agreed professional standards and stakeholder expectations, on time and within budget.

Save the Children Business Development Manager – Programme Development and Quality (PDQ)- Job

Vacancy: Business Development Manager – Programme Development and Quality (PDQ)

Position Code: Re-Advertisement

Status: SCI- BDM

Team / Programme: Programme Development and Quality (PDQ)

Location: Nairobi
Grade: SCI (Competitive Package)

Post Type: National (1 year contract with possibility of extension)

Child Safeguarding: Level 3 - the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people

Role Purpose: The position is reponsible for helping the Kenya Country Office achieve greater programme scale by successfully positioning for and acquiring new donor funding. 

The BDM will lead the coordination of proposal development from the initial identification of opportunities and design of concept notes, through to the final drafting nd submission of proposals. 

The postholder will ensure that proposals are compliant with internal and donor standards and will lead efforts to strengthen the CO's systems and capacities for resource moblization.

The position will also support research and documentation of lessons learnt and ensure utilisation of evidence in the design process.

Scope of Role:
Reports to: Director of Programme Development and Quality (DPDQ)

Dimensions: Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since the 1950s, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered both directly and through local partners. Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, health, HIV/AIDS, livelihoods, nutrition and WASH. 

In 2012, as part of a global reorganization process, Save the Children combined the programmes of SC UK, SC Canada and SC Finland to create a single operation in Kenya. 

In February 2014, we completed a second transition, which saw us join forces with the British INGO, Merlin, and merge their health and nutrition programmes with our own. Save the Children now has an operational presence in Bungoma, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Nairobi, Turkana and Wajir. 

We work through partners in many other parts of the country. We have a staff complement of around 300 staff and an operating annual budget of approximately US$25 million in 2014.

The country office is actively developing or revising an average of 5-10 proposals at any given time, all of which must adhere to internal procedures and meet both donor compliance standards and external deadlines.

Staff Directly Reporting to this Post: N/A.

Key Areas of Accountability:

New business development
  • Ensure that the country office has a comprehensive, senior management team-endorsed Business Development Strategy in place, which is in line with the Country Strategy, and is implemented and monitored effectively.
  • Identify, research, and disseminate information on new funding opportunities – particularly long term - from bilateral, multi-lateral, and other institutional donors.  Use creative approaches to link programme aspirations to donor priorities, while also effectively influencing the strategies of donors.
  • Coordinate closely with the Technical Advisors and DPDQ to cultivate business relationships with external stakeholders and potential partners for large scale or strategic funding opportunities, either as a prime or sub-recipient in joint ventures.
  • Track up-coming funding opportunities, donor engagement and proposal development process.  Provide regular updates to the Director of Programme Development and Quality and senior management team on the status of the funding portfolio and key trends to monitor.
  • Assist in developing funding strategies for thematic programme plans and cross-sectoral integration.  These strategies should reflect our ambitions and new creative thinking to achieve more for children.
  • Participate in key donor meetings, when necessary, to foster long-term collaboration and engagement.
  • Examine and evaluate innovative new partnerships, and ensure that they maximize the opportunity to showcase and replicate the Theory of Change.
  • Explore and test potential private sector partnerships.
  • Pro-actively seek donor intelligence on prospective new opportunities or partnerships.
  • Ensure key contacts, required formats and donor strategies are kept up-to-date at the country office level.
  • Represent Save the Children in meetings, working groups, clusters, task forces, as needed.
Coordinate Proposal Development
  • Contribute to or participate in field assessments as needed.
  • Participate in conceptualizing and designing cost effective, innovative and high quality programs to serve children in Kenya in development and emergency contexts.
  • Draft and/or solicit proposal concepts by identifying and clarifying opportunities and needs; studying calls for proposals, and sharing information with relevant sector teams.
  • With the Technical Advisors and DPDQ, facilitate the development of development and humanitarian proposals or bids. 
  • Facilitate engagement of consultants on large-scale proposals, or when technical specialists are needed. 
  • In collaboration with Members (and Member Support Services), broker technical assistance and other resources to support proposal development.
  • Produce proposal development schedules and track timelines, ensuring and facilitating coordination amongst teams – PDQ, Programme Operations, Finance, HR, Security and Member Services.
  • Ensure sector teams follow proposal development SoPs, in particular on processes/tools, full cost recovery and the involvement of the right teams at the right time.
  • Check that all concept notes and proposals follow internal procedures and are compliant with internal and donor standards. Process all documents through the Save the Children award management system and ensure approvals are in place prior to submission.
  • Work closely with the field operations team to ensure quality proposals and compliance with SoPs for all program development.
  • Communicate with relevant Save the Children member contacts to review and approve concept notes and proposals.
  • Ensure that Programme Quality Framework and Theory of Change is addressed in all new proposals and that key elements of programme quality are included (e.g. child participation, child safeguarding, gender, lessons learned from past proposals, accountability, risk assessments, effective and sustainable partnerships, etc.).
Documentation and Learning
  • Develop capacity statements on Save the Children’s experience in specific sectors and sub-sectors to support positioning for future funding.
  • Draft standard text for proposals, with particular focus on cross-cutting issues to ensure that these areas are addressed in new projects.
  • Capture and document learning from ongoing projects to be applied to project design.
  • Ensure that all documents are properly filed within the award management system and country office shared drives.
Staff Capacity Building – Program Development and Quality
  • Assist the DPDQ in regularly communicating and training on program design processes and requirements. 
  • Develop and carry out training for field staff and Nairobi staff on their respective roles in proposal development. Proactively monitor performance and support.
  • Ensure all PDQ and key programme staff proactively build and maintain proposal development skills required for developing first class development and emergency programs.
Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
  • Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency
Qualifications and Experience
  • Minimum four years’ of experience with a master’s degree or six years’ experience with a bachelor’s degree, in an NGO or similar environment, including experience developing programmes for children in both emergency and development contexts.
  • Preferred degree in programme or NGO management, development studies, or related field.
  • Solid experience in more than one of the Save the Children priority sectors: Heath, HIV/AIDS, Nutrition, Education, WASH, FS/L, Child Protection, Child Rights Governance, in development and emergencies
  • Practical experience and successful track record in writing and leading proposals for a variety of donors, particularly USAID, DFID, private sector foundations, UNICEF, and EU/ECHO.
  • Excellent demonstrable writing and editing skills in English.
  • Good knowledge of the development and emergency donor environment and expectations in Kenya, with solid experience cultivating positive relationships with donors and managing partners during proposal processes.
  • Good knowledge of the landscape of implementing partners and government structures in Kenya, and proven experience in developing local partnerships for projects.
  • Familiarity with project design methods and tools (including assessments, logical frameworks, and work planning) and strong appreciation for innovation and partnership as part of project development.
  • Good analytical skills, effective negotiator, with proven ability to positively influence cross departmental and cross sector working.
  • Experience with developing capacity building tools and coaching teams.
  • Strong results orientation, with ability to meet deadlines and produce high-quality products.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming proposal development teams to meet deadlines.
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches

How to Apply

Interested candidates are required to submit a CV and mandatory Cover letter to kenya.jobapplications@savethechildren.org indicating the Position Code & Title on the subject line by 21st October 2014 COB. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.