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The Jomo Kenyatta Foundation is a Company Limited by guarantee and having no share capital. It is a leading educational publisher established by the Government of Kenya in 1966 and mandated to advance education and knowledge through competitive publishing and provision of scholarships.

The latter are extended to bright needy secondary school children.

In pursuit of its mission and guided by the vision of being the top publishing house in Eastern Africa and a leading scholarship provider in Kenya, The Foundation is looking for suitably educated, trained, experienced and self-driven and motivated individuals with exceptional creativity, enthusiasm and energy to fill the following vacant positions.


Job Title: Management Accountant I 
(One Position)

Job Ref: JKF/HR/FIN/2011/001

Reporting to the Deputy Finance Manager, the Officer will be responsible for generation of quality management reports and analysis that will facilitate decision making and cost control in JKF.

Key Responsibilities

  • To prepare long-term plans, budgets and cash flow forecasting within set deadlines.
  • Preparation of monthly management reports by the 10th day of each month.
  • Preparation of quarterly GOK report by 10th day of each month following the end of the quarter.
  • Monthly analysis and reconciliation of balance sheet and profit and loss accounts.
  • Costing of all goods and services and regularly review and test its reasonableness
  • Preparation of variance analysis of expenses and stock items and explanation of the causes of such variances and possible ways of avoiding them.
  • To perform any other relevant duty assigned by the Finance Manager.
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelors degree preferably in Business.
  • Full accountancy qualifications (CPA, ACCA or equivalent).
  • Proficiency in use of computerized accounting packages (preferably Syspro)
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, inter-personal relations, team building, leadership and organizational skills.
  • At least 4 years relevant experience in management accounting or its equivalen
Job Title: Financial Accountant I 
(One Position)

Job Ref: JKF/HR/FIN/2011/002

Reporting to the Deputy Finance Manager, the officer will be responsible for Maintaining main cash book, general ledger and timely preparation of monthly bank reconciliation reports in JKF.

Key Responsibilities
  • Maintain and update the general ledger.
  • Check all allocations of invoices, debit notes, credit notes and other source documents
  • To ensure that all VAT returns are correctly and timely filed.
  • To check and approve all purchases, salaries and wages journal vouchers before inputting.
  • To assist in the preparation of quarterly and final accounts.
  • To Ensure that the cashier at the Book Distribution Centre give you the sales figures for each week.
  • To maintain the main Cash book and timely prepare monthly reconciliation reports and submit the same to the Finance Manager and Deputy Finance Manager by third Tuesday of each month.
  • To work in close cooperation and due consultation with other sections in all matters of common interest. In the event of any divergence of opinion between yourself and another operational department or section head, immediate reference should be made to the Finance manager.
  • To effectively, efficiently and timely respond to external and internal auditors’ queries.
  • To supervise all staff under you and ensure that they report on duty punctually and perform their work properly.
  • To perform any other relevant duty assigned by the Finance Manager.
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelors degree preferably in Business.
  • Full accountancy qualifications (CPA, ACCA or equivalent).
  • Proficiency in use of computerized accounting packages (preferably Syspro)
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, inter-personal relations, team building, leadership and organizational skills.
  • At least 4 years relevant experience in Financial accounting or its equivalent
Job Title: Editor II, Humanities 
(One Position)

Job Ref: JKF/HR/PUB/2011/003

Reporting to Senior Humanities Editor, the position holder will work closely with various authors of respective book titles to ensure that books are of high standards and relevant to the target market.

Key Responsibilities
  • Assesses manuscripts for content and relevance to established lists.
  • Copy–edits manuscripts and other projects as assigned
  • Designs manuscripts for page layout and illustrations
  • Co-ordinates writing workshops
  • Prepares author-publisher contracts in consultation with section editors.
  • Commissioning authors
  • To perform any other relevant duty assigned by the Publishing Manager
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelors Degree in Education (CRE/History& Government) or its equivalent from a recognized university.
  • A post graduate Diploma in Mass Communication
  • At least 4 years teaching experience in a secondary school or 2 years relevant experience in a publishing house.
  • Be proficient in Ms-office suite.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, inter-personal relations, team building, leadership and organizational skills.
Job Title: Internal Auditor I / Monitoring & Evaluation Officer 
(One Position)

Job Ref: JKF/HR/IA/2011/004

Reporting to the Deputy Chief Internal Auditor/ M & E Manager, the position holder will be responsible for ensuring compliance and internal controls within the Foundation.

Key Responsibilities
  • Implementing and evaluate internal control frame work as well as managing & profiling organization risk factors, fraud and malpractices.
  • Review and appraise the economy, efficiency and effectiveness with which the company’s resources are employed.
  • Continuous Systems Audit and quality assurance reviews of both financial and non-financial transactions/procedures.
  • Monitor and review all the company’s plans, contracts and services to ensure the practices and other procedures are in compliance with approved guidelines.
  • Conducting follow up audit to evaluate the progress and effectiveness of action taken to implement approved audit recommendations.
  • preparing timely and accurate reports
  • To perform any other relevant duty assigned by the Internal Audit/Monitoring and Evaluation Manager.
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce or its equivalent from a recognized university.
  • CPA (K) qualification or its acceptable equivalent.
  • CIA, CFE or CISA Certification will be an added advantage.
  • Be well versed with computerized accounting.
  • At least 4 years relevant experience.
  • Must be conversant with the international standards on Auditing (ISA) and International Financial Reporting Standards (I FRS’s).
  • Excellent knowledge of audit procedures, including planning, audit techniques, testing and sampling methods and tools used in conducting audits.
  • Must have good decision making, report writing and excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently, remain focused and maintain highest integrity and objectivity.
Job Title: Sales Executives, South Rift /Nyanza 
(Two Positions)

Job Ref: JKF/HR/SM/2011/005

Reporting to the Sales & Marketing Manager, the position holders will be responsible for sales activities that create demand for JKF titles within these regions.

Key Responsibilities;
  • Monitor competitors’ activities and provide necessary feedback.
  • Carry out promotion activities with a view to creating demand for JKF titles
  • Cover the entire sales territory and give regular reports detailing sales activities
  • Conduct seminars and workshops to promote JKF titles within his/her territory
  • Liaise and co-ordinate all activities between JKF and education officials
  • Carry out research to determine areas of improvement
  • Develop customer relationships from call to repeat orders
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Education or related discipline.
  • Diploma in Marketing or Entrepreneurship
  • Computer proficiency
  • Management training from a reputable institution
  • Excellent communication, negotiation skills, inter-personal relations and team building skills
  • At least 3 years experience in a competitive sales environment.
Job Title: QMS Coordinator
(One Position)

Job Ref: JKF/ISO/2011/006

The position reports to the Quality Management Representative and is responsible for the day-to-day co-ordination of the Quality Management System within the Foundation. The position holder will be expected to ensure that the ‘ISO way of life’ is upheld and that the Foundation continually strives to improve its processes & systems.

Key Responsibilities;
  • In liaison with the QMR, plan and coordinate internal and external quality audits
  • Monitor compliance of operating procedures in all departments
  • Periodically review various procedures and quality manuals
  • Review, update and recommend revisions of various procedures
  • Organize and facilitate internal auditors’ trainings
  • Ensure monthly meetings are conducted as per the ISO calendar
  • Maintain ISO Quality Management files and correspondence
  • Guide the ISO core team in improving quality standards within the Foundation
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelors degree
  • Demonstrate training in Quality Management Standards
  • At least three (3) years working experience in an organization which is ISO 9001:2001 certified
  • High level of organizational ability, analytical, inter-personal relations, team building, leadership and excellent communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office suite
Job Title: Assistant ICT Officer 
(One Position)

Job Ref: JKF/HR/FIN/2011/007

Reporting to the ICT Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for provision of technical and software support to users of ICT within the Foundation.

Key Responsibilities
  • Provide technical and software support to users of ICT, and coach them on the same.
  • Maintain network and servers, including ERP, email, internet, etc
  • Install hardware, software and computer equipment.
  • Carry out data back-up
  • Maintain/update computer software.
  • Service and maintain computers, printers and peripherals.
  • Update/maintain JKF’s website.
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in IT or its equivalent from a recognized University.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, inter-personal relations, team building, leadership and organizational skills.
  • At least 3 years experience as ICT assistant or its equivalent.
  • MCSE certification. CCNA qualification will be an added advantage.
Terms and Conditions of Service

The positions are permanent and pensionable and a competitive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidates.

Interested applicants should submit their applications together with current curriculum vitae (CV) with details of their current employer, remuneration, names and contact addresses of three referees (one of whom must be the current or last employer) and copies of academic certificates.

Kindly address your application to:

The Managing Director,
The Jomo Kenyatta Foundation,
P. O. Box 30533 – 00100,
Nairobi

Email: hram@jomokenyattaf.com

The closing date for receipt of applications is 31st March, 2011.

Canvassing by or on behalf of any applicant will lead to automatic disqualification of the applicant concerned.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Any applicant who does not hear from us by 30th May 2011 should consider him / herself unsuccessful.

The Jomo Kenyatta Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

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