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Programme Support Assistant: The Aga Khan University - Faculty of Arts and Sciences - Career Opportunities

Chartered in 1983, the Aga Khan University (AKU) is committed to excellence in education, research and service. The Faculty of Arts and Sciences in East Africa (FAS EA) will form the main component of the Principle Campus of the Aga Khan University in East Africa.

This new regional institution, situated in Arusha, Tanzania, aims for academic planning, design and construction for opening by 2015. It will be by far the single largest investment of the Aga Khan Development Network in education in Africa to date. Planning is based in Nairobi, Kenya.

The FAS EA invites applications from appropriately qualified and competent individuals for the Nairobi based position of
Programme Support Assistant.

The Position

Reporting to the Executive Assistant/Designate, the Programme Support Assistant will be responsible for providing administrative support to the Faculty. S/he will carry out logistical and operational activities within the Department, as assigned.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the coordination, planning and execution of all FAS related conferences, regional meetings, workshops and lecture series. This includes making accommodation arrangements and liaising with the AKU Dispatch Department to provide transport logistical support to staff and participants during this time;
  • Liaise with the Budget and Planning Department of AKU on all travel, accommodation and conference/workshop budgets and needs regularly. This includes tracking all expenditures to ensure accurate charging and budget control are in place;
  • Assist in the preparation of welcome packs and the dissemination of conference related information to participants;
  • Oversee procurements related to FAS, which involves placing requests, budgeting and following up of in-house items, as well as external requisitions if required;
  • Participate in the creation and improvement of internal systems and procedures for FAS, as well as in liaison with other departments;
  • Assist in carrying out Market research for FAS, in relation to travel & operational mechanisms;
  • Maintain schedule of programme related deadlines and communicate these to the relevant persons;
  • Provide comprehensive assistance and scheduling of all FAS staff meetings, and take minutes when required;
  • Assist and advise departments on operational guidelines, ensuring these are within up-to-date policies;
  • Assist all staff and respond promptly to operational and logistical queries.

Requirements

  • Bachelors Degree in Arts or Social Sciences;
  • Excellent computer knowledge, preferably Microsoft Office, Internet, Excel, and Power Point;
  • At least one year of experience in office management, project management or administration;
  • In addition, the ideal candidate should possess strong customer service, analytical and communication skills.

Application Procedure

Applications for these positions, together with detailed Curriculum Vitae, names of three referees, telephone contact, e-mail address and copies of certificates and testimonials should be sent to:

The HR Officer
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Aga Khan University in East Africa
P. O. Box 30270-00100,
Nairobi

Email:
fas.recruitment @ aku.edu

Closing date for the position is 14th March, 2010.

Applications by email are preferred.


Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Area Coordinator: The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Jobs in Kenya

Position: Area Coordinator, LWF/DWS Kenya Program

Place of Assignment:
Based in Kakuma, Turkana District, Kenya

Starting Date:
As soon as possible

Duration of Contract:
Initial contract of one year

Qualifications

1. Experience:
Several years experience in managing refugee camps and host community development programs.

2. Personal Attributes:
Cultural sensitivity and adaptability. High degree of integrity and professional responsibility.

3. Education:
University graduate in management, development studies or other relevant qualifications.

4. Professional skills:
Knowledge of church structures and experience with related agencies, ecumenical partners, other NGOs and UNHCR. Awareness of the general political, economic and development dynamics of the region. Strong organizational and management skills. Knowledge of the reporting requirements of ECHO, USAID, UNHCR and government funding agencies. English is used as international working language. Kiswahili as local working language would be an asset.

5.
Commitment to train national staff and communities to increase their capacity for selfhelp and development.

6.
Applicants are required to be in sympathy with the core values of our organization.

Closing date:
Applications should be sent by e-mail, at the latest by 15 March 2010 to:

Mr. Rudolf Renfer
Director for Personnels
The Lutheran World Federation
e-mail: psl @ lutheranworld.org

Applications should be sent in English, accompanied by the names and e-mail addresses of three persons who know the applicant professionally.

Business Analyst: Plan International Jobs in Kenya

Plan International Inc. is a humanitarian, child-centered, development organization, without religious, political or governmental affiliation

Closing date:
18 Mar 2010

Location:
Kenya - Nairobi

Plan International Inc– Region of Eastern & Southern Africa (RESA)

Plan International Inc. is a humanitarian, child-centered, development organization, without religious, political or governmental affiliation

The following vacancy exists in the Plan Region Office based in Nairobi, Kenya. This will be administered under local terms and conditions.

Business Analyst

The purpose of the role is as follows:

  • To provide timely and reliable financial analysis that leads to effective decision making by the regional office finance team.
  • The Business Analyst will be involved in the analysis of financial data including cash flows, grants administration, and key financial indicators of the countries. The position is also expected to provide critical support to the RO.

Key Responsibilities

  • Financial reporting and analysis
  • Business planning processes
  • Treasury
  • Grants Administration

Key Outputs and Deliverables

  • Support the RO finance team in the analysis of RO and CO financial reports
  • Provide expertise in identifying system strengths and weaknesses and suggest areas for improvement
  • Assist in communicating, facilitating and coordinating instructions and milestones relative to financial trends and results of financial analysis.
  • Prepare and analyze periodic fund requests.
  • Consolidate the analysis of cash flow forecast making sure that CO forecasts are within the approved limit
  • Update the list of authorized signatory of fund requests
  • Monitor and analyze the exchange rates.
  • Analyze the RO/COs budget vs. actual on monthly basis
  • Analyze the Income & Expenditure accounts. Follow up justification/clarification of KPI indicators, as necessary.
  • Analyze the Trial Balance accounts. Ensure that balance sheet, income and expense accounts are properly coded.
  • Validate and make sure that balance sheet accounts such as advances and payables are up-to-date and cleared on time. Follow up justification for significant cash balances.
  • Review CO third party payment (community and partner advances) reports. Ensure that advances are liquidated on time.

RO Grants administration:

  • Implement the grants financial management and reporting processes for RO GADs.
  • Prepare, review and submit grants financial reports as per corporate or donor requirements.

Technical support for grants administration in the region:

  • Communicate instructions and milestones on matters affecting grants business planning particularly budgeting, monitoring expenditures and NOs/donors' reports.
  • Develop, recommend and implement appropriate grant-funded projects financial administration procedures in keeping with NO/donor requirements.
  • Provide reliable and timely grants financial information and analysis.
  • Provide guidance, support and capacity building to CO/RO staff on grants-related matters.

Which teams/posts report into the post holder?

  • N/A

This position report to the Regional Financial Controller

Criteria for Success

  • Ability to analyze financial trends and implications to enable the RD/RFM meet accountability reporting for financial operations
  • Demonstrate high-level analytical skills

What are the primary linkages for this post?

  • Finance Managers
  • Country Accountants

Leadership Behaviours

  • Consultative
  • Supportive
  • Team builder
  • Diplomatic
  • Representative

Skills Specific to the Post

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Communication skills
  • Problem solving
  • Flexible to work in a multi-cultural environment
  • Team player
  • Computer skills

Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree in Finance
  • 3-5 years experience in similar role.

Applications should be sent to the following email addresses:
rose.ochieng @ plan-international.org and plan.resajob @ plan-international.org

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

The deadline for receipt of application and CV is Thursday, March 18th, 2010.

Plan takes active measures in recruitment and employment practices to ensure children are protected. Applicants are expected to comply with Plan’s Child Protection Policy and procedures

How to apply

Send your copy of your updated CV and application letter to the two email addresses below: rose.ochieng @ plan-international.org and plan.resajob @ plan-international.org by the stated deadline above.

Community Health Nurse Job in Kenya

A not-for-profit NGO based on Kuku Group Ranch in Loitokitok district is seeking application from qualified candidates to fill in the position of Community Health Nurse under its health programme.Under the supervision of the Health Programme Coordinator, the prospective candidate shall be charged with the treatment of patients at a government run dispensary supported by the NGO, participating in outreach health camps, and provision of preventive & promotive health (child immunization, distribution of insecticide treated nets, health education etc.)

The ideal candidate shall be female, a holder of a diploma in nursing from a recognized Kenyan institution with strong interest in public health, and willing to work in a remote area with minimal social amenities. Preference shall be given to candidates fresh from college, or with no more than two years working experience.

A cover letter and CV should be emailed to mwctdoctor @ iwayafrica.com on or before Thursday, 11th March, 2010. Shortlisted candidates shall be notified on Monday, 15th March, 2010.

Exhibition Stands Sales Jobs

An exhibitions organizer is looking for sales team or a company that can handle sale of exhibition stands.

Very attractive Commissions package.

Please send CV/expression of interest to exhibitionskenya @ gmail.com

Manager Finance and Planning

Details


Job Title Chief Manager, Finance and Planning

Deadline 09/03/2010


Job Description

Our client, The Sacco Societies Regulatory Authority was established under the Sacco Societies Act 2008 with a mandate to license, regulate, supervise and develop the Sacco sector in Kenya. The SASRA board wishes to recruit high caliber result-oriented professionals to provide leadership in the following positions.

Ref. No: ADPG/SASRA/004

This position is responsible for developing and overseeing the implementation of a prudent financial management system.
Key Responsibilities and Duties will include:
� Developing and installing effective financial management systems and procedures.
� Planning and co-ordinating the timely preparation of annual work plans and budget estimates in line with the Authority's strategic plan and desired targets.
� Establishing and enforcing effective expenditure monitoring and control procedures.
� Ensuring proper utilization and investment of the Authority's fund; Co-ordinating and monitoring the organization's investment of surplus funds.
� Liaising with the relevant government ministries and agencies on public financial management regulations.
� Ensuring timely compliance with the financial and fiduciary obligations of SASRA.
Minimum Qualifications:
� At least eight (8) years experience in strategic and operational financial management within a reputable organization.
� Bachelor's degree in finance and/or accounting.
An MBA or equivalent will be an added advantage.
� Professional qualifications such as CPA, ACA, ACCA, ACMA and membership of a relevant professional body.
� A proven track record and reputation for outstanding financial management, and high integrity.

If you believe you are the right candidate for any of the above positions and can clearly demonstrate your ability to meet the criteria given above, please submit your application along with a detailed CV, stating your current position, current remuneration, 3 professional referees, e-mail address and telephone contacts quoting the reference number
for the specific position applied to be addressed to the unersigned:
Executive Recruitment Services,
Africa Development Professional Group,

Note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Africa Development Professional Group
PO Box 9390 - 00100, Nairobi, Kenya.

Online Researchers Jobs

Details

This position involves conducting research especially online research.

To be admissible for this position, one must be:

Requirements
• A graduate from a recognized institution
• Be computer literate; Ms office.
• Have a good command for English both written and spoken,
• Be dedicated, a fast learner and able to work under minimal supervision.
• Possession of a personal computer and a modem will be an added advantage.
Salary: Negotiable

If you feel that you qualify for this position, please send your resume attaching the relevant documents to allmaina07@yahoo.com not later than 15th March , 2010.

Job Vacancies for Drivers and Conductors

Jupiter limited has decided to venture into public transport business.

We are looking for drivers and conductors with at least 2 years of experience license/PSV and certificate of good conduct.

If you meet the above description, please send your application
to jupiterconsultea @ gmail.com

Tour Company Jobs in Kenya

Our client, a Leading Tour Company based in the country wishes to recruit the following individuals:

1. Executive Sales and Reservations Manager

Key Responsibilities:-

  • Direct Sales
  • Account Management
  • Handle Reservations

2. Transport Manager

Key Attributes

  • Experience & knowledge of Kenya and Tanzania Road Regulations & Laws
  • Experience in handling a busy transport unit with a fleet of vehicles

NB: All other requisite details to be provided in the course of the recruitment process.

If you meet the above requirements, you can post, drop or forward your CV to the following address

Deadline 11/03/2010

Recruitment
Sublime Concepts Management Consulting Ltd
Email:
recruitment @ sublimeconceptsmgt.com

Only short listed candidates will be contacted

Head of Distribution - Retail Banking, East Africa Job Vacancy

CA Global Africa Recruitment is currently looking for a Head of Distribution for an international Retail Bank in Africa.

The role is responsible for alignment and delivery of distribution strategic agenda, performance and standards set by CB Head & Group Head based on segment strategy & participation model. Distribution includes branches, non-hubbed contact center, ATMs, internet and mobile banking.

The Candidate’s responsibilities will include (but are not limited to);

  • Lead the overall development, implementation and delivery of business strategy via channel optimisation to meet the financial plans within regulatory framework and the group’s policies and risk guidelines
  • Optimise resource allocation and identify opportunities for growth to deliver ambitious performance goals of the Bank through maximizing distribution capability and delivery of customer centric customer experience by branch, contact centre staff and the e-channels team.
  • Accountable for the country branch banking P & L & standard KPIs.
  • Align and deliver strategic agenda, performance and standards set by Group Head & CB Head. This entails daily management of all channels encompassing the following key areas: strategy, franchise development, processes and governance, performance management, people management, sales management, customer service.
  • As part of top management team, contribute to establishing the strategy and priorities for the consumer banking business in country
  • Manage the overall profitability across different channels in the country. Align key performance drivers with group & country CB priorities.
  • Optimize the overall channels P&L and balance sheet performance as well as other financial KPIs
  • Manage sales & service channel configuration & accountable for branch foot print strategy (expansion, relocation, closure etc).
  • Drive new sales revenue and total revenue through acquisition, deepening & retention of customers across all segments
  • Ensure effective execution of rigorous sales, service & operations management disciplines across the branch network
  • Oversee alliances with external associations and partners
  • Develop a people culture which encourages and champions change among employees in the daily workplace. This will facilitate product innovation and process improvement with the objective of delivering superior Customer & Frontline experience
  • Drive delivery of the Bank’s brand promise to our customer, tailored across segments (including ensuring overall branch presentation and ambience as per brand standards)
  • Continually partner with segment and product partners, provide customer feedback and suggestions for continuous improvement as well as competitive advantage. Identify opportunities for process improvements based on VoC and VoF and drive for gap resolutions.
  • Collaborate with Segment to facilitate up- streaming of customer
  • Ensure sustained efforts of RMs & PFCs in deepening customer relationships and portfolio management
  • Leads the interface with support functions to ensure the best possible customer satisfaction and end to end delivery.
  • Ensures that organisation structure and people programmes are appropriate for the delivery of plans and targets ie. Clear lines of command and control, delegation of authority etc.
  • Develop and build a strong local talent pipeline for future business growth and continuity
  • Achieve strategic people requirements and build bench strength in the team
  • Coach direct reports and key talents to deliver on individual performance
  • Manage employee engagement, motivation and attrition issues

The Candidate must have;

  • Substantial experience in the financial services industry, including demonstrated success in a similar role.
  • In depth knowledge of products, sales, services, delivery channels and customer segments.
  • Proven experience in sales, service management and operational risk management.
  • Proven capability of managing large teams of people.
  • Excellent business acumen in business risk assessment.
  • Strong leadership qualities, excellent interpersonal skills and ability to manage in a geographically and culturally dispersed environment.

Please send your CV to Camilla at CA Global (camilla @ caglobal.co.za) or visit our webpage (www.caglobalint.com) for further information.

Closing date: 15th March 2010

Should you not be contacted within two (2) weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Grants Management Accountant Job Vacancy - Baptist Aids Response Agency in Africa (BARAA) Careers

Baptist Aids Response Agency in Africa - BARAA is a faith-based organization whose main objective is to prevent HIV/AIDS and other common diseases that hinder development of a healthy generation and nation by providing leadership based on biblical principles and approaches that affect health and community development through the promotion of positive behaviors/choices making and the empowerment of vulnerable groups including children, youth and orphans.

Position:
Grants Management Accountant
Duration:
1 Year

Overall Role

To fully understand the BARAA overall program mandate, particularly the component that is to be contracted to partner organization, formulate a clear grand contractual budget, develop contracts for partners, monitor progress and adherence to the contract rules and finally produce partner accounts reports to the finance and administration Manager.

Qualifications and experience required

  • Degree in a Business related field and Minimum CPA Part Two
  • 3 Years work experience in an NGO. Those from the Grants Management department will have an added advantage
  • Knowledge of computer systems. Word processing and spreadsheet applications.
  • Conversant with USG rules and policies in regards to sub-contracting
  • Team player
  • Christian and God fearing

All applications should be sent by close of business of 17th March 2010 to:

The Finance & Administration Manager,
Email - mmadzanza @ baptbara.org / bara @ wananchi.com

For more details check our website -
www.baptbara.org

Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) Kenya - Quality Manager Engineering Job Vacancy

MAF Kenya delivers subsidised air services to Christian Church, Mission, and relief agencies working in remote areas.

We require an experienced, committed Christian Engineer to join our team.

The position requires excellent communication and management skills, A Type rating on the C206 or C208B, a KCAA approved Quality Management Course and a willingness to split time between maintenance and quality management.

Closing date: 19th of March 2010

Please hand your CV addressed to the HR Manager to the receptionist, mail to the address below or email directly.

MAF: Wilson Airport, Nairobi
Mission Aviation Fellowship
P.O Box 21123 Nairobi, 00505
Tel: 020-606020, 607051
Email: mafk-hr @ maf-europe.org

TechnoServe - Regional Senior Business Advisor/Agronomy, Kigali Rwanda

TechnoServe, Inc. is an international non-profit economic development organization founded in 1968. Its mission is to help entrepreneurial men and women in poor rural areas of the developing world to build businesses that create income, opportunity and economic growth for their families, communities and countries.

For more information, visit
www.technoserve.org

A Regional Senior Business Advisor/Agronomy is being recruited to support the country teams to implement and document all stages of the agronomy program, track the impact of program in terms of best practice adoption and yields, aggregate and evaluate figures to ensure that targets are met and also support the environment and certification program.

Applying candidates should possess:

  • Bachelor's degree (Master's degree preferred) in Agronomy or relevant major.
  • 5+ years of project management experience in an agronomy project, preferably coffee.
  • Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural skills
  • Willingness to travel throughout the East African region.
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills in English essential, Swahili skills also preferred.
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook

TechnoServe offers a competitive remuneration package in comparison with private-sector salaries for similar positions.

Apply (by email only) to the Recruitment Coordinator at recruitment @ tns.org with the position title placed in the subject line.

Please include

  • a cover letter describing your interest,
  • your curriculum vitae,
  • your salary history, and
  • telephone contacts of three referees.

Please include all requirements in one document.

Applications will be treated confidentially.

Deadline for applications is 19th March 2010.

Note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

No phone calls please.

TechnoServe is an equal opportunity employer.


Women are encouraged to apply.

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