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Kwale International Sugar Co. Ltd Jobs in Kenya

Located in the South Coast of Kenya, between Kwale and Ramisi, Kwale International Sugar Co. Ltd. (KISCOL) is in the process of establishing a greenfield sugar cane estate of 15,000 acres as well as a processing complex with a capacity of 3,000 TCD.

Our vision is to achieve world class standards by applying modern best practices such as drip irrigation on our sugar cane estate and cane processing plant (with residues being used in the co-generation and distillery plants).

KISCOL intends to integrate sound environmental guidelines as well as community values as part of its management policy. In addition, KISCOL aims at benchmarking itself with the best as a socially good employer, caring for its workers and being sensitive to the welfare of the many farmers supplying their produce to the factory.

KISCOL's challenge is to uplift the economic status of the communities in the South Coast and improve the livelihood of nearly 2,000 families directly involved in running the estate and factories and supply of cane to the complex.

In line with this vision, Kwale International Sugar Company hereby invites applications from qualified and experienced individuals for the following positions:

Civil Engineer

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Minimum of B.Sc. Civil Engineering, postgraduate qualifications in project management is highly desirable
  • Must be a registered engineer with relevant certification
  • At least five years relevant experience preferably in execution of large building and civil engineering projects
  • Excellent knowledge and use of MS Project, MS Office as well as relevant software packages used in project design
  • Strong communication skills both oral and written

Responsibilities:

  • Provide overall leadership in the management and implementation of all civil works related to the project
  • Contribute to plan evaluation as well as in drawing up scopes of work, bills of quantities and technical specifications
  • Discuss, negotiate and co-ordinate project work with consultant engineers/firms
  • Prepare and implement measures with respect to the environment, health and safety awareness
  • Demonstrate strong management skills
  • Propose and implement measures to ensure cost efficiency in the entire project

Surveyor/GIS Specialist

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Minimum of B.Sc. in Geography, Surveying, Cartography. Post graduate training in GIS/Remote sensing highly desirable
  • At least three years working experience involving the use of remote sensing and GIS in engineering survey works for feasibility studies to aid in project planning
  • Strong practical experience in using GIS software packages for e.g ArcView, Arclnfo, ERDAS Imagine etc in addition to working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite. Ability to use GRASS software is highly desirable
  • Must be able to accurately capture, interpret and present complex data in a format that is readily usable and understood by management for guidance in decision making
  • In addition to having excellent organisational skills, pay keen attention to precision and detail
  • A proven team player with the ability to relate well across all levels and within different cultural backgrounds

Responsibilities:

  • Develop, manage and update a computerised GIS for the project using appropriate software
  • Oversee the production, collection, interpretation, maintenance and dissemination of reports, aerial photographs, satellite images, digital data to assist in project planning and implementation
  • Offer training and support to users of GIS data within the project

Environmental & Community Relations Manager

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Minimum of B.Sc. in Natural Resources Management, or Environmental Management. Postgraduate training in Environmental Health/Science higly desirable
  • At least three years of relevant work experience in community based project(s) and hand on experience in participatory approaches to development
  • Good understanding of current, as well as emerging environmental issues, at the local, regional and international level
  • Must possess a thorough understanding of NEMA guidelines on environmental management/ environmental management tools such as EIA and Environment Audit
  • Demonstrate experience in the use or application of science based knowldege in community development
  • Computer literate with working knowldege of MS Office
  • Good interpersonal skills both oral and written

Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring compliance with environmental legislation
  • Ensuring the implementation of all mitigation measures identified in the environmental and social impact assessment
  • Overseeing/undertaking engagement with affected local communities and other key stakeholders (e.g. local authorities) regarding environmental and social issues related to the Project
  • Maintaining the Stakeholder Engagement Plan and list of stakeholders designed as part of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment
  • Developing and implementing environmental and social procedures as per the Environmental and Social Management System e.g. coordinating all aspects of environmental pollution control, waste management, recycling, etc.
  • Monitoring social and environmental performance as per indicators developed in the ESIA and ESMS
  • Adjusting environmental and social procedures/mitigation measures in response to the results of monitoring data collected;
  • Overseeing/implementing social investment activities; and
  • Liaising closely with KISCOL management to provide regular updates on social and environmental issues and their resolution.

Crop Production Manager - Sugarcane

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Minimum of B.Sc. in Agriculture
  • At least three years of relevant work experience, exposure to sugarcane production and fertigation highly desirable
  • Being a management position one must posess good supervisory and overall managerial skills
  • A basic understanding of the current Kenyan labour laws
  • Excellent analytical as well as report writing skills
  • Good communication skills both oral and written
  • Must be a team player and be able to work well within a multicultural environment

Responsibilities:

  • Forecast, plan and implement crop production output to match factory output requirements/targets
  • Provide leadership and support to the Outgrowers Association with respect to crop management
  • Participate in consultation with the management tearn in the preparation and implementation of budgets for crop production with respect to farm inputs - seed, fertilizer, herbicides, pesticides etc
  • Oversee the Environment, Health and Safety related issues within the area of specialisation
  • Identify knowledge and information gaps, provide training through extension visits or discussion forums to the Outgrowers Association
  • Ensure that all aspects of crop production meet standard requirements
  • In collaboration with the Finance Department, manage credit as per Company policy

Soil Technician

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Minimum of B.Sc. in Agronomy or applied agricultural sciences
  • At least three years of relevant work experience, exposure to sugarcane farming is an added advantage
  • Sound experience in soil science as a core component of the crop production cycle
  • Well grounded in the use of analytical software as well as MS Office suite
  • Good communication skills both oral and written

Responsibilities:

  • Working together with the Crop Production Manager, setup and operationalise soil sampling with a view to optimising crop yield
  • Establish and implement best practices with respect to soil management
  • Carry out basic training and education for farmers with respect to crop production
  • Prepare accurate reports based on statistical analysis of collected data to guide present and future decision making in sugarcane production

Accountant

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Minimum of B.Com. CPA (K) or ACCA qualification, added advantage
  • At least three years of relevant work experience
  • Demonstrable management and supervisory skills
  • Excellent knowldege of accounting software packages and MS Office suite
  • Must be able to work independently as well as be a team player
  • Demonstrate high level of integrity and honesty from past references
  • Good communication skills both oral and written

Responsibilities:

  • In consultation with management, prepare and implement a financial management policy guide for the Company
  • Formulate, establish and continually evaluate internal financial controls
  • Ensure that all statutory returns, payments and tax requirements are settled in time
  • Oversee the preparation, maintenance and review of budgets
  • Prepare analysis reports with respect to costs, revenue, obligations etc to guide decision making at the management level

Accounts Clerk

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Minimum of B.Com. CPA I qualification would be an added advantage
  • At least two years of relevant work experience
  • Good working knowledge of common accounting packages and MS Office suite
  • Good communication skills both verbal and written

Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Accountant in preparation of financial reports as well as in processing of statutory requirements in an accurate and timely manner
  • Maintain accurate books and records of accounting
  • Manage debtors and creditor accounts and-advise management on status

Draughtsman

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Minimum National Diploma in Civil Engineering
  • At least two years of relevant work experience in a busy civil engineering office
  • Good working knowledge of CAD software packages and MS Office suite
  • Good communication skills both verbal and written

Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Civil Engineer in preparation of drawings and plans to specification
  • Ensure set standards and procedures are strictly adhered to
  • Contribute to the execution of project plans by providing technical support and guidance to the engineering component
  • Any other responsibilities that may be assigned by the Engineer in charge

Qualified individuals who meet the above minimum requirements, should send their applications along with current CV, and recent passport size photo and a daytime telephone contact to careers @ kwale-group.com

Deadline for applications is Monday 15th March, 2010

Tsavo Securities Job Opportunities in Kenya Fixed Income and Corporate Finance Departments

Our client, Tsavo Securities Ltd is licensed by Capital Markets (CMA) as an Investment Advisor.

During the year 2009, the company advised, structured and executing business turnover of over Kshs 65 billion in equities and bonds listed at the Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE).

The company estimates that in 2010, the industry turnovers may hit Kshs one trillion. In order to keep up with the market leadership, the company is looking to fill the following two positions.

Dealer - Fixed Income Securities

Job Ref. MN

Job Profile

  • Sourcing, structuring, executing fixed income trades.
  • In charge of the company’s bonds Business and ensures efficient operations to the satisfaction of our clients. Processing of daily trading slips coordination of payments (both in and out) and settlement of client accounts.
  • Other related activities.

Financial Analyst - Corporate Finance

Job Ref. MN

Job Profile

  • Sourcing, structuring, executing and scout on corporate finance assignments.
  • Other related activities.

Person Profile for Both Positions

  • Minimum university degree on finance, economics or accounting.
  • Professional qualifications on CFA, ACCA or CPA is an added advantage.
  • Minimum 2 to 5 years experience in the money markets, insurance, banking or capital markets.
  • Age below 35 years.

Send your application with a detailed CV and a daytime telephone number.

You MUST disclose your current or past salary. Failure to disclose may disqualify your application.

Send your application by hand, courier or post so as to reach us by 5th March 2010.

Mark Job Ref. No. on top left of the envelope.

Send to:

Executive Selections Division,
Manpower Service (K) Ltd,
3rd Floor, Landmark Plaza,
Directly Opposite Nairobi Hospital Entrance,
P.O. Box 50736 - 00200, Nairobi.

Gianchore Tea Factory Jobs in Kenya

Gianchore Tea Factory Co. Ltd is seeking to recruit suitably qualified persons to fill the following vacant positions.

Factory Accountant I

Reporting to the Factory Accountant - the successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring maintenance of proper books of accounts;
  • Preparing monthly financial and management reports;
  • Preparing timely and accurate reports;
  • Participating in and ensuring sound management of stores;
  • Preparing the staff payroll;
  • Assisting in the management of bank accounts and tea cess accounts
  • Participating in stock taking.

The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications, skills & experience:

  • A first degree in Finance, Accounting, or Commerce from a reputable university and CPA part II;
  • Non degree holders with CPA(K) qualifications may also be considered;
  • Working experience of not less than two (2) years;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft and accounting packages;
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines;
  • Aged less than 32 years.

Factory Supervisor I

Reporting to the Production Manager - the successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Maintaining accurate production records.
  • Supervision of staff in the assigned production lines.
  • Ensuring production of tea within set standards.
  • Ensuring maintenance of hygiene standards in the production floor.
  • Constantly liaising with the factory management on production floor issues.
  • Performing any other duty as may be assigned.

The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications, skills & experience:

  • ‘0’ level Division II or KCSE C plain;
  • Diploma in Food Science and Technology from a recognized institution;
  • At least three (3) years working experience in a tea or food processing establishment
  • Be computer literate;
  • Aged between 25 and 40 years.

Boiler Operator

Reporting to the Plant Technician - the successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Operating the steam system equipment as per approved procedures;
  • Reporting malfunction of boilers;
  • Carrying out boiler water treatment as per procedures;
  • Carrying out planned preventive maintenance for the boilers as per procedures;
  • Ensuring that the boilers are safe for use at all times;
  • Recording and keeping boilers’ operations and maintenance data;
  • Ensuring that the factory maximizes on the use of firewood boiler.

The ideal candidate should possess the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • ‘0’ level division II or KCSE C plain;
  • Certificate in boiler operation;
  • At least three (3) years experience in boiler operations;
  • Be computer literate;
  • Aged less than 35 years.

Interested candidates who meet the minimum requirements for these jobs are requested to send their applications accompanied with detailed CV’s, copies of testimonials/certificates, names and addresses of at least three (3) referees to the address below to reach not later than 12th March 2010.

The Factory Unit Manager,
Gianchore Tea Factory Co. Ltd,
P.O. Box 36,
Nyamira

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Sales Executives Job in Kenya

A leading company in the field of supply of medical and laboratory equipment is interested in recruiting for the positions of sales executives.

Reporting to the Sales Manager these positions require energized individuals with an eye for new business opportunity and attention to detail.

The candidates must also be able to demonstrate ability to network and inter phase at different levels. The successful candidates will be required to prospect and generate sales for their respective product lines as well as meet set business targets and ensure business growth within their designated accounts.

Requirements:

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • A university degree is preferred
  • At least 2 years work experience in a challenging sales environment
  • Computer literate with a good working knowledge of computer packages such as MS word, PowerPoint and excel
  • Assertive and persistent with high energy and initiative
  • Ability to deliver results in a high pressure environment
  • A team player with good interpersonal skills and integrity
  • Excellent communication skills - verbal and written

In addition to the above qualifications, the ideal candidate should have the ability to establish and maintain excellent, mutually beneficial working relationships with customers as well as demonstrate an up-to-date knowledge of the Company’s market place and competition.

A competitive remuneration package will be offered to the successful applicants.

Interested candidates should send their application and CV no later than 8th March 2010 addressed to:

The Sales and Marketing Manager
P.O. Box 101535 – 00101
Nairobi

Or email: labmedjobs @ gmail.com

Lutheran World Federation Department for World Service Kenya Programme Jobs in Kenya

LWF is a founding member of ACT — Action by Churches Together

Lutheran World Federation/Department for World Service Kenya Program is seeking to recruit a Kenyan national for the following position, to be based in Nairobi Office.

Internal Controller

The Internal controller will report to the LWF Kenya Country Representative or her/his designate.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure all basic LWF, Kenya program logistical/procurement and financial systems are being followed by the related sections based on local finance/procurement and administrative guidelines.
  • Liaise programmatic issues with logistics and financial procedures and ensure that all there correlate properly.
  • Frequent routine test check in all field finance offices and head office, to ensure materials/services received & disbursed follow proper documentation and procedures as per LWF. Kenya financial/procurement guidelines.
  • Frequent physical verification of materials/cash in the field and head office, to ensure on update record keeping of cash book where major transactions are being made in cash.
  • Coordinate closely with program in charges and responsible staff to resolve financial! administrative issues.
  • Carry out a regular internal audit of payments vouchers in the field and Nairobi office.
  • To advise Country Representative on policies, systems, and procedures to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and internal control, quality assurance of finance, administration and Store.
  • To accept special assignments to investigate issues, resolve problems, collect information, prepare reports, and undertake liaison works and similar tasks, as instructed by the LWF Kenya Representative.
  • Wherever possible, assist Nairobi finance unit to provide training, advice and guidance to all field program finance/ admin staff in the area of bookkeeping, inventory management,ACCPAC operation, administration and periodic financial reporting as required.
  • Under take any other duties delegated by Country Representative or his designate

Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in a business related field in addition to CPA II orACCA.
  • Experience in NGO financial management/administration
  • Experience in banking, auditing, financial and internal control methodologies.
  • Experience in procurement procedures and stores management
  • Knowledge of ACCPAC operation and inventory management will be an added advantage
  • Excellent skills in MS Office (excel and word) and experienced in computer based accounting software
  • Good interpersonal and team playing skills with strengths in discretion and maintaining confidential information

Procurement Officer

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To receive Demand Forms, record, and together with the logistics officer, aggressively seek best prices for items requested by getting quotations from different vendors, taking into consideration quality of goods.
  • To generate Purchase Orders (POs) based on the above considerations, and issue them to the vendor after they have been properly approved as per the Procurement Procedures.
  • To maintain a filing system for all procurement documents.
  • Processing of invoices, getting them authorised and taking them to finance for payment. This will also involve maintaining an invoice register.
  • To ensure prompt delivery of project goods to the project sites by arranging for either air or road transport.
  • Process all VA.T exemptions and forward to finance department in a timely manner.
  • Together with the Logistics Officer, update and circulate the tracking report on a weekly basis.
  • Together with the storekeeper, maintain an up to date asset register for all assets in the expatriates’ houses/LWF office.
  • Ensure that all LWF/DWS assets are coded/tagged appropriately.
  • To assume such other responsibilities as may be assigned to him!her by the LWF/DWS Logistics Officer

Qualifications

  • Diploma in purchasing and supplies management
  • Previous NGO experience with at least 3 years working experience in procurement and logistics in a busy set up
  • Proficiency in computer applications more specifically excel
  • CIPS is essential

Personal Attributes:

  • High level of motivation, integrity, commitment and professional responsibility.
  • Ability to tolerate cultural, educational and religious diversity in the work place;
  • Ability to work for long hours with minimal supervision.
  • Good team player with excellent interpersonal communication skill.

LWF/DWS is an equal opportunity employer, irrespective of gender, race or religious affiliation. Female candidates are encouraged to apply. LWF/DWS is a signatory to the Code of Conduct for humanitarian agencies. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect the organization’s commitment to the prevention of abuse and exploitation of beneficiaries.

Applications and detailed CV must include email address and telephone contacts of 3 referees, one of whom must be your supervisor in your current/former employment. They should reach the undersigned by close of business on 5th March, 2010:

C/o Office Administrator,
P.O. Box 40870, GPO-DO 100, Nairobi, Kenya
Or e-mail to: hr @ lwfkenya.org

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

For more details, visit our website www.lwf-kenya.org

Hospitality Jobs in Kenya

A Group of Companies in the hospitality industry in East Africa is seeking dynamic and enthusiastic individuals to fill up the following management and departmental positions:

  1. Assistant General Manager
  2. Operations Manager
  3. Maintenance Manager
  4. Executive Chef
  5. Assistant Executive Sous Chef
  6. Pastry Chef
  7. Waiters
  8. Bartenders

positions should be hospitality professionals who have the following qualifications:

  • Graduate of a reputable Hotel Management Institution or Equivalent
  • Minimum of fours years experience in the same position in a four or five star establishment
  • Proficiency in Micros/Fidelio (for those applying for Assistant General Manager, Operations Manager, Waiters and Bartenders)
  • Ability to work independently and exhibit exceptional customer care qualities
  • International exposure and knowledge of an additional foreign language will be an added advantage.

If you feel that you have the skills and qualifications you are requested to send your detailed resume with a one page summary only on how your qualifications match the positions that you are applying for, current and expected salary, as well as the name and full contact details of three referees to:

DN/A.551
P.O Box 49010-00100,
GPO, Nairobi

The deadline for receiving applications is March 12, 2010.

We wish to inform you that only short- listed candidates will be contacted.

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