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Programme Assistant: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - UNESCO Jobs in Kenya

UNESCO contributes to peace and human development in an era of globalization by furthering international cooperation through its programmes in education, sciences, culture and communication.

With its 191 member States and 6 Associate Members, UNESCO has its Headquarters in Paris (France) and operates globally through a network of offices and several institutes.

Post title:
Programme Assistant
Education Programme Unit
Duty station:
UNESCO Office in Nairobi
Grade and Type of Contract:
L-5 (Service Contract)
Closing date:
5 March 2010

Purpose of post

Under the overall direction of the Director of the Office of the Regional Bureau for Science in Africa / Representative of the UNESCO Cluster Office for Burundi, Eritrea, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia and Uganda (hereafter referred to as the UNESCO Nairobi Office), and the direct supervision of the Programme Specialist in Education and the National Professional Officer in Education and in close cooperation with the Education Programme staff, the incumbent will work as Education Programme Assistant of the UNESCO Nairobi Office to provide broad based administrative and operational support to the activities of the Education Programme team.

In addition, the incumbent will provide administrative support to the Education Donors Coordination Group (EDCG) in Kenya as an assistant to its Chair and its Troika team.

Main responsibilities

UNESCO Nairobi

In close collaboration with the education programme team, he/she will:

  1. Assist the Education Programme Unit in programme conceptualization, planning and implementation through: Support to document preparation, consolidation and reporting; Preparation of, and follow up on, contracts and agreements, in conjunction with the Administration Unit by using the UNESCO programme administration and management tools; Development and consolidation of the Education Programme Unit's workplan
  2. Assist in the organization of meetings and consultations by preparing required materials, taking and distributing minutes and reports, in close collaboration with the Education Programme Secretary;
  3. Develop and maintain an education resource and documentation system for compilation and dissemination of materials, in close collaboration with the Librarian o f the UNESCO Nairobi Office;
  4. Support partnership building with education stakeholders in Kenya and other member states under the responsibility of the Nairobi Office;


In close collaboration with and reporting to the Troika Chair and the JFA Contact Point, he/she will:

  • Ensure that all relevant information concerning the Education Sector is updated and circulated to members of the EDCG group regularly and as requested
  • Maintain an accurate database and contact list of EDCG members, Ministries of Education and Semi-Autonomous Government Agencies (SAGAs);
  • Help to convene EDCG meetings, including the JRES, ABRW, and Annual Retreat, take the minutes of all meetings, and circulate them in a timely manner, including action points;
  • Facilitate communication and information (including e-mail flows) between the Ministries of Education and DPs in order for each party to complete tasks by the allotted times;
  • Liaise with the Ministries of Education to obtain the monthly and annual timetables for various meetings and the important deadlines within the KESSP structures, including the JRES and ABRW, continually revising it to be updated for the coming 3 months;
  • Maintain records of activities of EDCG Working Groups based on inputs from the lead persons of the EDCG Working Groups;
  • Ensure that venues for meetings are finalized and communicated in a timely manner to EDCG members, and Ministries of Education as appropriate;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • A recognized university first degree in education or social sciences;
  • At least 3 years of national / regional professional experiences in education or social sciences;
  • Technical knowledge in education and social development issues in Kenya and other East African countries;
  • Capacity to comprehend sector dialogue and make appropriate linkages.
  • Knowledge of working procedures of UNESCO, the UN, the Government of Kenya and education development partners is highly desirable
  • A demonstrated ability to work in harmony with staff members of different national backgrounds in a professional manner, especially in a mutually supportive team approach.
  • A high level of computer literacy and skills
  • Highly organized and self-motivated
  • A demonstrated high level of professionalism and maturity and an ability to work in high-pressure situations under tight deadlines.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to send their applications to education.nairobi @ (under the subject line, please mention 'Application for Education Programme Assistant.'

Alternatively, the applications can be sent in a sealed envelope clearly marking 'Application for Education Programme Assistant,' to

The Director,
UNESCO Nairobi Office,
P. O. Box 30592-00100,

The application should consist of a Curriculum Vitae, a most recent photograph and a covering letter explaining your suitability and ( motivation for the post.

UNESCO is committed to gender equality in its programming and to gender parity within the Organization. Therefore, women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Regional Sales and Marketing Manager Job in Kenya

A leading Tour & Travel Company operating in East Africa has an exciting opportunity for dynamic, result-oriented person with a commitment to excellent performance to fill the following position.

Regional Sales and Marketing Manager

Reporting to the Managing Director, the key responsibilities will include:

  • Ensuring targeted levels of profit are achieved in the region
  • Charged with responsibility of marketing regional products internationally and locally.
  • Setting goals and targets for the Sale and Marketing division in East Africa including the annual budgets.
  • Planning and implementing overseas marketing activities.
  • Responsible for high profile branding of the company's regional destinations and the products.
  • Work with the government to increase focus on Tourism Creating partnerships and alliances with overseas operators to ensure maximum market share.
  • Developing new business and growing existing clients as well as coming up with strategies and tactical campaigns.

Qualification and Experience

  • A University degree holder preferably in Marketing
  • Post graduate qualification in Tourism
  • Complete knowledge of the East Africa-Tourist Market, the destination and quality of facilities.

The candidate must have a broad range of international contacts and trust of overseas wholesalers, tour operators and Agents

A detailed knowledge of the region's geography.

  • Good negotiation and interpersonal skills.
  • Five-year experience in a position with similar responsibilities.
  • Good presentation and communication skills of the highest quality and with at least one additional language other than English.
  • Computer proficient and excellent working knowledge of the main software packages.

If you fit the above description, submit your application together with a detailed C.V, stating your current position, day telephone number and three referees not later than 03.03.2010 to:

Voucher No. TS/2083
P.O. Box49990-00100

Electrician Job in Kenya

A Company based in Industrial Area (Nairobi) specializing in Auto mobile parts manufacturing is seeking to recruit anElectrician

The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications and experience:-

  • Higher National Diploma in Electrical Engineering.
  • Ten (10) years working experience in machinery electrical installation and general maintenance. Motor rewinding will be an added advantage.
  • Good in communication and report writing.
  • Age above 35 years.

An attractive remuneration will be paid to the right candidate.

Hand-written application accompanied by a detailed CV, copies of relevant certificate and testimonials to reach the Advertiser by 24th February, 2010 on P. 0. Box 58855-00200, Nairobi

Management Accountant Job in Kenya


  • Bachelor's degree in Commerce or Business Administration
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA 3)
  • Practical management accounting and administration experience of over 10 years
  • Working knowledge of office computer packages and at least 2 accounting packages, Sage Pastel being a must.

Email: myjob.2010 @

Investment Advisors: Prudential Jobs in Kenya

If you have experience of marketing Financial Products, such as Pension and Unit Trusts, we have a challenging opportunity to offer you.


  • At least 3 years experience in selling investment products.
  • Motivated by success and the opportunity to earn commission.
  • A graduate of a recognized institution.
  • Highly self motivated, a team player and able to work without supervision.

Join our professional sales team of high achievers and be rewarded for your sales success; send us your CV to hr @ by 28th February 2010.

IFC: SME Solution Centre - Tailor-made financing and added-value solutions for entrepreneurs

You're an entrepreneur - and you want to startup your own business - or you're thinking of expanding.

Why not speak to us at Business Partners?

We've been investing in small and medium entrepreneurs for 28 years and working with self-starters is our specialty.

We understand the unique needs of small and medium enterprises, and we don't have the same capital or security requirements that many other financial institutions have.

We provide tailor made financial solutions of between KES 4 million - KES 40 million just for you.

When you think business, think Business Partners.

IFC: SME Solution Centre
1st Floor Africa RE Building Hospital Road,
Upper Hill, Nairobi, Kenya
Telephone: 20 280 5000

Email: enquiries @

Think Business. Think Partners.

Sustainable Water and Sanitation in Africa (SUWASA) USAID/ARD Inc Initiative Jobs in Kenya

Sustainable Water and Sanitation in Africa (SUWASA) is a new regional initiative of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), implemented byARD, Inc., with a mission of fostering the transformation of water and sanitation services delivery in sub-Saharan Africa to achieve long-term financial sustainability through the application of market-based principles.

Over the four-year life of the project, SUWASA will support at least 12 reform initiatives in multiple countries of sub-Saharan Africa. ARD, Inc. - SUWASA seeks to fill the following positions based in Nairobi:

Water Sector Reform/Finance Specialist - Kenya

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the design of SUWASA activities to support water sector reforms and implementation of innovative financing approaches to water and sanitation investments.
  • Assist the Chief of Party in managing SUWASA activities involving sectoral and financial reforms,
  • Provide technical assistance to individual SUWASA activities involving sectoral and financial reforms,
  • Coordinate with the international donor community and financial institutions involved in water and sanitation reform and finance.


  • A minimum of 10 years of professional experience, with a proven track record in infrastructure and utility reforms, particularly in the water and sanitation sector;
  • Experience in designing, structuring and implementing infrastructure projects for water supply and waste water management, preferably with private sector participation in finance, construction, and management;
  • Demonstrated experience in in-depth feasibility analysis, particularly in financial modelling, for medium to large-sized infrastructure construction projects and familiarity with concepts of financial and operational risk management;
  • In-depth knowledge of approaches to partial risk guarantees in the context of structuring complex projects for Private Participation in Infrastructure (PPI), from 'take-or-pay' and demand-based guarantee mechanisms to more advanced performance-based models.
  • Advanced degree in Economics, Finance, Master of Business Administration, or any other relevant financial degree;
  • Experience in working in a donor-funded environment will be an advantage;
  • Working experience in Sub-Saharan Africa, particularly with regard to reforms in water and sanitation will be an advantage;
  • Ability to plan, direct, manage, control and take initiatives independently, communicate fluently, work as a team member at a matured level of sensitivity and diplomacy in dealing with key stakeholders;
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English is essential. Fluency in French is desirable.

Water Utilities Operations Specialist - Kenya

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the design of SUWASA activities to support utility reforms that improve service delivery, particularly to the poor,
  • Assist the Chief of Party in managing SUWASA activities involving utility reforms and service delivery improvements,
  • Provide technical assistance to individual SUWASA activities involving utility operations and management,
  • Coordinate with the international donor community in water and sanitation utility and service delivery reforms,
  • Draw on existing professional networks and further develop professional network of utility operators in support of SUWASA objectives.


  • A minimum of 10 years of professional experience, with a proven track record in utility management and operations improvements;
  • Experience in designing, structuring and implementing infrastructure projects for water supply and waste water management;
  • Advanced degree in Engineering, Business Administration, or other degree relevant to utility operations and management;
  • Experience in working in a donor-funded environment will be an advantage;
  • Working experience in Sub-Saharan Africa, particularly with regard to water and sanitation utility operations and management;
  • Ability to plan, direct, manage, control and take initiatives independently, communicate fluently, work as a team member at a mature level of sensitivity and diplomacy in dealing with key stakeholders;
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English is essential. Fluency in French is desirable.

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist - Kenya

Key Responsibilities:

  • Implement the Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP);
  • Manage reform performance, data collection and analysis;
  • Maintaining data quality; (d) Prepare monitoring reports to accompany narrative report.


  • Masters Degree in social sciences, or equivalent;
  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience, with a proven track record in monitoring and/or evaluating economic development and/or social development projects, preferably in a donor-funded context;
  • Experience with USAID Results Framework and USAID Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP) are essential for this position, specific knowledge of utility performance measurement is desirable;
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office;
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English is essential. Excellent analytical and writing skills.

Interested candidates should send their CV, 3 references and a cover letter to:

P. O. Box 38454 - 00623,

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview and the successful candidate will be hired as soon as he/she is available.

Compensation will be commensurate with qualification and relevant experience.

For more information about ARD, Inc. please visit

Direct Sales Agents - General and Health Insurance: APA Insurance Jobs in Kenya

APA Insurance was formed in 2003 following the merger of Apollo and Pan-Africa General divisions to form the largest insurer in East and Central Africa - APA Insurance Limited.

In the six years APA Insurance has been in business, we have seen our turnover grow fivefold.

APA Insurance is known for its innovativeness having been the first insurance company in Kenya to undertake HIV/AIDS cover. We believe in providing affordable insurance for all Kenyans.

This is achieved through our tailor-made solutions which are Grafted in consultation with our clients. We have a Countrywide representation - Nairobi, Nyeri, Mombasa, Nakuru, Kisumu,, Naivasha, Jhika, Meru, Eldoret, Kisii and soon Embu.

We are looking for aspiring and energetic self-starters with the necessary competencies, abilities and entrepreneurial skills for the following job opportunities in the areas where we have branches.

Direct Sales Agents - General and Health Insurance

The successful candidates will report to the Unit Manager and will be responsible for providing a professional and objective service to our current and future clients.

The key performance areas for this position are centred around the effective sales and marketing of the company's range of products, focussing on the incumbent's ability to:

  • Sell our range of General and Health Insurance products to customers in specific markets;
  • Build a customer base within a defined market;
  • Ensure an ongoing network of existing and prospective customers;
  • Expand our company's market share in defined markets;
  • Provide continuous after-sales service to our customers;

To be considered, you will need:

  • A degree or diploma from a recognized University or college;
  • A passion for customers and service delivery;
  • The ability to prospect and network in a defined market, and to market our products;
  • Integrity, honesty and a high degree of professionalism;
  • Excellent all-level communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Proven experience in direct sales, selling General & Health Insurance or other financial products will be an added advantage.

In return, we offer training, a well-structured remuneration and adequate tools for the job. COP certification will be an added advantage.

All applications should be forwarded to the Head of Direct Sales Force, APA Insurance, Hughes Building 6th Floor for Nairobi applicants.

Those interested in working in a town near them should forward their application to the Branch Managers in the branches indicated above.

Applications should reach us by 5th March, 2010.

APA Insurance Limited,
Apollo Centre, Ring Road Parklands, Westlands
P O Box 30065 GPO 00100

Web site:

Bayer HealthCare - Bayer Schering Pharma Jobs in Kenya

Bayer Schering Pharma (BSP) is a worldwide leading specialty pharmaceutical company, with research and business activities focused on Diagnostic Imaging, General Medicine, Specialty Medicine and Women's Healthcare. In Middle Africa, BSP is present in 40 countries, with its head office in Nairobi, Kenya.

To maximise our commitment to sustainable medical health development, provide innovative products, medical solutions and stewardship through' product life-cycle management, we seek to recruit qualified and result oriented individuals to fill the following positions:

Regulatory Affairs Specialist
Ref No.

Reporting to the Head of Regulatory Affairs, this position requires an analytical person with excellent organising and communications skills and a good working knowledge of MS Word and MS Excel

The key result areas:

  • Ensure timely submission and approval of registration applications of all BSP products in applicable countries
  • Ensure maintenance and update of registrations in accordance with the relevant legislations, regulations and guidelines
  • Co-ordinate the general regulatory activities within specified countries as planned
  • Assist in performing QC work on all artwork and printed packaging materials and promotional materials prior to final printing

Personal/Professional requirements:

  • A Registered Pharmacist with a minimum qualification of Bachelors degree in Pharmacy
  • 2-4 years of experience in Drug Development and Regulatory Affairs
  • Fluent in English (French is an added benefit)
  • High self-motivation to complete processes even in countries where registration is difficult
  • Aged below 30 years

Medical Representative
Ref No.

Reporting to the Sales Manager, the Medical Representative's role will be to promote and sell Bayer Schering Pharma products to various healthcare service providers.


  • Able to build sustainable relationships with key healthcare customers
  • Self-motivated, confident and capable of working independently and within a team
  • Attention to detail and ability to prioritize tasks
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Good interpersonal and communications skills
  • Have a valid drivers license and willing to travel
  • Be willing to work beyond normal working hours
  • Age below 30 years

Education /Experience:

  • Medical/Biological sciences qualification from a recognized institution
  • Minimum of 2 years of pharmaceutical product promotion and Sales
  • Computer skills using Microsoft Office especially Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Fluent in English

How to apply:

If you meet the above requirements, please send your application letter, a detailed CV with three professional referees including daytime contact, copies of certificates and testimonials (quoting the reference number on both application letter and envelope) not later than 5th March 2010 to:

The Human Resources Officer,
Bayer East Africa Ltd,
P.O Box 30321 - 00100 GPO,

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

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