Monday, April 21, 2014

Vacancies for Project Officer and Extension Officer at Yala Swamp

Vacancies for Project Officer and Extension Officer at Yala Swamp

Nature Kenya (the East Africa Natural History Society) is a membership Society established in 1909 to promote the study and conservation of nature in eastern Africa.

Nature Kenya saves species, protects sites, conserves habitats, promotes ecological sustainability and empowers people for positive biodiversity impacts.

Nature Kenya invites applications for the positions of Project Officer and Project Extension Officer for a project “Balancing Development and Conservation in Kenya’s Largest Freshwater” funded by Darwin Initiative.

In this project Nature Kenya will work with government conservation agencies/institutions, local communities, and private companies to promote sustainable land management in the Yala Swamp.

Both vacancies are annual contract positions renewable for a maximum of three years and are based at Yala Swamp in Siaya County

Roles and responsibilities

The Project Officer: managing staff, coordinating field activities, and reporting

Required Qualifications:

Graduate in a relevant Natural Resource Management field; 5 years relevant field (including project management) experience and field technical skills; flavour for policy, advocacy and networking; excellent inter-personal and communication skills; computer literate;

The Project extension officer: community mobilization, extension and training

Required Qualifications:

Graduate in a relevant Natural Resource Management field; at least 2 years relevant field (including extension services) experience and field technical skills including community mobilisation and participatory appraisals; excellent inter-personal and communication skills; computer literate

If interested please send your cover letter and Curriculum Vitae to the Executive Director, Nature Kenya on office@naturekenya.org to reach the office by 25th April 2014.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For more information please visit our website www.naturekenya.org

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification


CIMMYT Research Technician (Doubled Haploid) Job Re-Advertisement

Vacancy Re-Advertisement

Research Technician - Doubled Haploid (DH) - CIMMYT

The Organization:
 

The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, known by its Spanish acronym, CIMMYT® (www.cimmyt.org), is a not-for-profit research and training organization with partners in over 100 countries, and through offices in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Through strong science and effective partnerships, we create, share, and use knowledge and agricultural technologies to increase food security, improve the productivity and profitability of farming systems, and sustain natural resources in developing countries.

We participate in an extensive global network of people and organizations who share similar research and development goals, including the public and private sector, non-governmental and civil society organizations, farmers, and the development assistance community.

About The Position:

The incumbent will work under the supervision of the CIMMYT Maize Double Haploid (DH)-Africa Operations Manager and Project Leader and in close interface with other team members and will be responsible for providing technical assistance to DH Project Management to ensure that all activities associated to the establishment and maintenance of the DH nurseries up to harvesting are executed in strict adherence to established guidelines and protocols to meet project performance targets on a timely
and cost-e efficient manner.

Duties and Responsibilities
  •     Assist in planning DH operations and in the establishment of the haploid induction, selfing, and haploid inducer lines nurseries, including seed preparations;
  •     Responsible for seedling potting, recovery management at the greenhouse, greenhouse maintenance, and seedling transplanting;
  •     Assist in planning the day-to-day DH nurseries’ work program, allocates and supervises field crew to various tasks;
  •     Assist in implementation of best agronomic-cultural management program of the DH nurseries;
  •     Assist in managing haploid seed selection;
  •     Assist in managing farm supplies inventory and allocating farm resources;
  •     Assist DH management team in the identification of technical problems and in the continuous improvement of protocols;
  •     In a timely manner, accurately capture and systematically organize field data for reporting and management purposes;
  •     Assist in the execution of the DH Quality Management System and in the strict compliance of Safety, Health and Environmental policies, and adherence to CIMMYT code of conduct and core values.

Essential Qualifications
  •     MSc in Plant Breeding or Agronomy/related field or MS Project Management;
  •     Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture or Agronomy;
  •     Minimum 3 years of experience in maize-based production research, especially at the field level
  •     Knowledge on soil-crop-environment relationships, and maize reproductive biology, growth and development and cultural requirements;
  •     Hands-on experience in establishment and maintenance of maize research plots, data capturing and data management;
  •     Working experience in supply-chain management in a multi-stakeholders environment, quality management system, technology management and continuous process improvement, and occupational Health, Safety and Environmental compliance in the seed industry;
  •     Ability to analyze and interpret data and body of knowledge;
  •     Track record of farm labour relations;
  •     Problem identification and solving skills;
  •     Ability to spot deviations from standard protocols and initiating corrective actions in close interface with peers and supervisors;
  •     Operational-mechanical skill on data recording equipment, small farm implements and environmental monitoring tools;
  •     Computer literate.

Terms of offer

The World Agroforestry Centre is an equal opportunity employer and offers a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment.

We believe that staff diversity promotes excellence and strongly encourage applications from qualified women.

This position is on local terms and will be for an initial period of three (3) years renewable, subject to six (6) months’ probation period, assessment of performance, continued relevance of the position and availability of resources.

The position will be based at the CIMMYT Office at Kiboko.

How to apply

Please combine into one document the following:
  •     A cover letter illustrating your suitability for the position against the listed requirements and salary expectations;
  •     A detailed curriculum vitae;
  •     The names and addresses of three referees, including telephone, fax numbers and email addresses;
  •     A copy of driving licence.

Go to http://worldagroforestry.org/working-for-icraf/vacancies

Applications will be considered until 29th April 2014.

Please note that only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.

About ICRAF: The World Agroforestry Centre (also known as the International Centre for Research in Agroforestry or ICRAF) is an independent research institution which generates science-based knowledge about the complex role trees play in agricultural landscapes and rural livelihoods.

As part of the Centre’s work to bring tree-based solutions to bear on poverty and environmental problems, researchers, working in close collaboration with partners, are developing new technologies, tools and policy recommendations for increased food security and ecosystem health.

The Centre’s headquarters are located in Nairobi, Kenya, and research is conducted in 34 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

We are supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and receive funding from over 50 different donors.

We invite you to learn more about CIMMYT and World Agroforestry Centre by accessing our websites
www.cimmyt.org and www.worldagroforestry.org.

World Food Programme Monitoring & Evaluation Programme Officer Jobs in Naiorbi Kenya

Vacancy Announcement

Programme Officer, Monitoring & Evaluation

Fixed Term, NOC

(VA Issued on 16th April 2014, closing date 30th April 2014)


The World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide.

The WFP Kenya Office is currently looking for qualified candidate to fill the position of Programme Officer, Monitoring and Evaluation, to be based in Nairobi Kenya.

The position is open to qualified Kenyan candidates.

Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit online applications ONLY, according to the following procedures:


Note: You must complete Step 2 in order for your application to be considered for this vacancy.

If you have any queries relating to this VA, please send them to: nairobi.hr@wfp.org

WFP is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge fees from applicants at any stage of the recruitment process.

Only short listed applicants will be contacted.


Vert Limited Operations Coordinator, Field Agronomy Supervisor and Pack House Manager Jobs in Kenya

Vert Limited an agro-business company, want filing the following positions

1. Operations Coordinator

Based in Nairobi with frequent travel to the field

Duties and Responsibilities

  •     Planning, coordinating and supervising field agronomy as well pack house.
  •     Training and implementation of growing and processing standards.

Minimum Qualification
  •  University Degree in agriculture/horticulture or food science with advanced training on food safety systems management e.g. ISO 22000, BRC, HACCP, GLOBALGAP, fairtrade with at least 5 year experience in senior management position.

2. Field Agronomy Supervisor

3 positions


Field based

Duties and Responsibilities

  •     Coordinating, planning, training and supervising small scale farmer’s group activities in designated regions with the help of Field Technical Assistants to achieve planting, production set targets and certification - Global GAP and fair trade

Qualification;
  •     Training in BASIS, FACTS Global gab, fair-trade etc.
  •     Degree/diploma in agriculture with minimum 5 years relevant field experience

3. Pack House Manager

Based in Nairobi

In charge of daily pack house planning and management.

Position Requirement

  •     Degree / diploma in food science with at least 3 year experience as pack house manager dealing with fresh fruits and vegetables.
  •     Training in food safety management system, HACCP,

All Applicants to include their CV and testimonies addressed to

VERT Limited,
P.O Box 10132-00100,
Nairobi


or hr@vertltd.co.ke and reach us not later than April 22nd, 2014


Microfinance Bank Operations Manager, IT Manager and Business Development Officers Jobs in Kenya

A fast growing dynamic Micro finance Bank, licensed and regulated by Central Bank of Kenya, is seeking a competent, focused and results oriented person’s to fill the following positions:

Operations Manager - Microfinance Bank

Qualifications and Competencies


  •     Minimum of a degree in business, accounting, finance or related fields.
  •     A minimum of 3 years’ experience in Bank operations with proven track record.
  •     Non degree holder with extensive experience in banking and Microfinance bank deposit taking operations will be considered.

IT Manager

Qualifications and Competencies
  •     Degree in IT or Computer Science
  •     Diploma in IT or Computer Science plus 3 years proved working experience in ICT department preferably in a financial institution.
  •     Be detailed and have strong analytical and monitoring skills
  •     Highly motivated and have the ability to work with culturally diverse groups of people
  •     Be honest and reliable
  •     Have good communication skills

Business Development Officers - Microfinance

    Experience of 2+ years in Business development in microfinance

Interested candidates are requested to submit their CVs by e-mail to
careers@uni-microfinance.co.ke not later than Tuesday 30th April 2014.

More details are available at our website www.uni-microfinance.co.ke

Tel 0713 112791 / 020 2367388


Automotive Distributor Head of Finance and Support Services Jobs in Kenya

PWC - Passionate about Creating Value
Our client is one of the region’s largest automotive distributors. In its quest to remain competitive and provide excellent services to customers, the company has embarked on a number of initiatives aimed at repositioning itself as a lead player.

To support the company on this journey, the company recognises the need to recruit a results oriented individual with vision and creativity to fill the position of Head of Finance and Support Services (ESS 522).

Reporting to the Managing Director, the jobholder will be responsible for providing effective and efficient management of all financial / accounting and support services matters of the company’s operations.

He/She will undertake thefollowing responsibilities:

    Provide leadership for the company’s finance and accounting strategy, to optimise financial performance, bring about cost savings and revenue optimisation and help strategic growth of the company;
    Make recommendations for continuous improvement of financial performance and implement relevant policies within the business;
    Implement and maintain sound internal control procedures;
    Facilitate and ensure budgetary controls in accordance with company and statutory guidelines;
    Responsible for all statutory financial statements for the business, management reporting, all budgets, forecasts, all submissions and returns for revenue authorities and any other financial and revenue reporting;
    Drive continuous improvements in financial processes and systems and ensure effective management of costs;
    Responsible for working capital and treasury management, banking relationships, funds availability, timely reporting to banks and management, timely corrective actions and strict control over finance cost;
    Responsible for tax planning (direct and indirect taxes), co-ordination, management and compliance by implementing relevant policies and procedures in that respect. He/she should also create a mechanism to monitor management of government and regulatory requirements in this area;
    Play an oversight role for support functions i.e. IT, legal and facilities management and provide relevant support for the effective performance of their responsibilities within the company; and
    Develop and nurture the finance team in the organisation.

The successful candidate should possess a Bachelors’ Degree in Commerce, Finance or Business Administration from a recognised academic institution with at least 10 years’ experience in Finance and Administration five of which should be in a management position.

Possession of a Masters’ Degree will be an added advantage.

He/She should hold professional Accountancy qualifications i.e. CPA or ACCA.

The ideal candidate should have experience in financial management, planning and budgeting, project management and various other financial disciplines.

He/She should also have a strategic mind set and demonstrate visionary leadership with an ability to influence and manage initiatives across various functions, and ensure a coordinated approach.

If you believe you fit the required profile, please send your applications in confidence to

www.pwc.com/ke/en/executive-search

by Wednesday 30 April 2014 quoting the job reference number and the title of the position you are applying for.

In addition, please attach a curriculum vitae that contains details of your qualifications, experience, present positions and copies of professional / academic certificates.

Include your day and evening telephone numbers, email address and names and address of three referees.

Only applications received online will be processed and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.




Doto Lako Investment Sales and Marketing Officer Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

Doto Lako Investment Ltd is a Lending Micro finance company based in Nairobi.

Our mission is to mobilize resources and offer credit facilities in order to economically empower our customers.

We finance both short term and long term facilities for individuals and businesses.

Due to growth and expansion, we are seeking to recruit passionate individuals to strengthen our business development team.
 
Sales and Marketing Officer

Description: Sales and Marketing officer

Reporting to: Marketing supervisor.


Sales and Marketing officer: Accomplishes business development activities by researching and developing marketing opportunities and plans; implementing sales plans
 
Duties and Responsibilities


  • Achieves marketing and sales operational objectives by contributing marketing and sales information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews; preparing and completing action plans; implementing production, productivity, quality, and customer service standards; resolving problems; completing audits; identifying trends; determining system improvements; implementing change.
  • Meets marketing and sales financial objectives by forecasting requirements; preparing an annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions.
  • Determines annual and gross-profit plans by forecasting and developing annual sales quotas for regions; projecting expected sales volume and profit for existing and new products; analyzing trends and results; establishing pricing strategies; recommending selling prices; monitoring costs, competition, supply, and demand.
  • Accomplishes marketing and sales objectives by planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating advertising, merchandising, and trade promotion programs; developing field sales action plans.
  • Identifies marketing opportunities by identifying consumer requirements; defining market, competitor's share, and competitor's strengths and weaknesses; forecasting projected business; establishing targeted market share.
  • Improves product marketability and profitability by researching, identifying, and capitalizing on market opportunities; improving product packaging; coordinating new product development.
  • Sustains rapport with key accounts by making periodic visits; exploring specific needs; anticipating new opportunities.
  • Provides information by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends.
  • Protects organization's value by keeping information confidential.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Accomplishes marketing and organization mission by completing related results as needed.

Skills / Qualifications:
  •     Financial Planning and Strategy,
  •     Marketing Concepts,
  •     Positioning,
  •     People Management,
  •     Territory Management,
  •     Sales Planning,
  •     Competitive Analysis,
  •     Understanding the Customer,
  •     Product Development,
  •     Client Relationships,
  •     Creative Services

If you are up to the challenge, posses the necessary qualification and experience, please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (SALES AND MARKETING OFFICER) to recruitment@dotolakoinvestment.com before 25th April, 2014

Note: We do not charge any fee for receiving your CV nor for interviewing and only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted

Doto Lako Investment Loan Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

Doto Lako Investment Ltd is a Lending Micro finance company based in Nairobi.

Our mission is to mobilize resources and offer credit facilities in order to economically empower our customers.

We finance both short term and long term facilities for individuals and businesses.

Due to growth and expansion, we are seeking to recruit passionate individuals to strengthen our business development team.

Loan Officer

Reporting responsibility: Operations supervisor

Duties and Responsibilities


  •     Recruiting clients and maintains a relationship with each client with frequent visits
  •     Meet with applicants to obtain information for loan applications and to answer questions about the process.
  •     Analyze applicants' financial status, credit, and property evaluations to determine feasibility of granting loans.
  •     Explain to customers the different types of loans and credit options that are available, as well as the terms of those services.
  •     Obtain and compile copies of loan applicants' credit histories, corporate financial statements, and other financial information.
  •     Review loan agreements to ensure that they are complete and accurate according to policy.
  •     Compute payment schedules.
  •     Submit applications to credit committee for verification and recommendation
  •     Collection of timely loan repayment through the approved loan repayment method & procedures
  •     Review and update credit and loan files.
  •     Management of quality customer services and relations
  •     Handle customer complaints and take appropriate action to resolve them
  •     Compliance with DLI lending policy and procedures.
  •     Marketing of products & recruit potential borrowers within the communities where we work.
  •     Loan disbursements that meet defined growth and quality targets
  •     Ensure monthly quarterly and yearly targets are achieved as projected.
  •     Prepare reports to send to customers whose accounts are delinquent, and forward irreconcilable accounts for collector action
  •     Any other duties assigned by the supervisor from time to time.

If you are up to the challenge, posses the necessary qualification and experience, please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (LOAN OFFICER) to recruitment@dotolakoinvestment.com before 25th April, 2014

Note: We do not charge any fee for receiving your CV nor for interviewing and only candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted


East African Portland Cement Chief Finance Officer (CFO) and Chief Operations Officer (COO) Jobs in Kenya

PWC - Making your skills count

Our client, East African Portland Cement Company “EAPCC”, has been one of Kenya’s leading cement manufacturers since 1933, helping build Kenya in areas such as housing, education, health, tourism, transport and communication.

Guided by its core values of teamwork, integrity, customer focus, innovation and commitment, the company has made significant strides towards achieving its mission of becoming a regional leader in the provision of cement, innovative cement products and solutions.

To support its objectives of growth, expansion and sustained profitability, EAPCC is looking for performance driven, results oriented and innovative leaders to fill the positions of Chief Finance Officer (CFO) and Chief Operations Officer (COO), to lead two of its key organisational functions - Finance and Operations as follows:

Chief Operations Officer
(Ref: ESS 522)


Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the COO will be responsible for production operations, production engineering, product research and development, sales and marketing.

The successful candidate will have an undergraduate degree in engineering or relevant technical field, training in organisational management approaches such as Total Quality Management.

S/he will have a minimum of 15 years’ experience in operations management, seven of which should be at senior management level in a comparable organisation.

A Masters’ degree in business administration and experience working in a cement manufacturing industry will be an added advantage.
 
Chief Finance Officer (Ref: ESS 523)


Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the CFO will be responsible for the organisation’s financial management including management accounting, credit management, cash flow management and financial reporting as well as end-to-end supply chain management, process controls and business risk management.

The successful candidate will have an undergraduate degree in commerce or any other business related field and professional qualification in accounting (CPAK or ACCA Finalist).

S/he will have a minimum of IS years’ experience in finance and accounting, seven of which should be at senior management level in a comparable organisation.

A Masters’ degree in business administration and experience working in a cement manufacturing industry will be an added advantage.

All candidates are required to obtain clearance from the Criminal Investigations Department, the Kenya Revenue Authority and the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.

The original copies of these clearances should be presented by the candidates during interviews.

Ifyou believe youfit the required profiles, please apply online in confidence at

www.pwc.com/ke/en/executive-search

by Friday 2 May 2014.

The detailed job profiles for the two positions are available on the same web page.

Only applications received online will be processed.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.



Nairobi Java House Graphic Designer Jobs in Kenya

Nairobi Java House is currently recruiting for a young, dynamic and experienced Graphic Designer, who is able to conceptualize creatively and actualize design solutions!

You will handle in-house design work of all marketing collaterals from creative brief, conceptualization to production.

You must possess good commitment and initiatives to complete any urgent tasks urgently when needed.

You will have a Diploma in Graphic Design and 3 years experience in a similar capacity.

A passion for brands is essential for this role!

To apply, please visit our website, www.nairobijavahouse.com and click on “Jobs”.

From there, follow the link to”Nairobi Java House - Kenya Jobs”.


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