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Job application where they are not recruiting

This is probably the first thing you will think of immediately after you finish higher learning. Locally we normally hear people talking of ‘dropping my CVs’ or ‘tarmac king’ and you may think this is only common among first time job seekers but wait till you get your first job, you will realize that this is common industry practice. Whether you have a job or don’t, this article is meant for you. While looking for a job you may want to give your CV to a friend or two who work in a specific company that you want to work for. So are you looking for a career or job opportunity? Is the career of your dreams eluding you? 

Job Searching or Career Change?

Such a situation may arise if you are without a job at the moment. It could also be that circumstances at your present job are driving you mad, and you just can't wait for a career change. People in such stages of their career often have the notion that the more jobs they apply for, the better are their chances of success in their job search. But there is a catch: is it worth applying to employers who are not recruiting at the moment? It is a question that haunts many desperate job seekers. 

The big secret to a successful interview: power and influence

Power and influence are commonly associated with political circles but in simple terms it means practicing authority and control on a subject. Did you know that this is a very important aspect of an interview? If you have been a keen follower of our articles, then by now you know that you can influence the outcome of an interview. If you really want a job and you have all the tenets that are required to nail the interview, then the ball is in your court. Today let us look at how you have the power to influence the outcome of an interview and if you have enough confidence then any job you want will be yours. Do not be surprised that even people already in the job market do not posses this very important aspect.

The classical thinking is that in an interview situation the interviewer has the authority and the power and the interviewee is the weaker one. Yet, the truth of the matter is that the situation is quite different. The interviewer controls the length of the interview, the questions asked and his/her own behavior, but the interviewer has no control over the outcome of the interview. The interviewer does not have in-depth prior knowledge about the job applicant, his/her past performance, his/her salient characteristics, is he/she a team player, etc.

9 reasons you won’t be getting an interview soon.

How many times have you thought you have the right qualifications for a job only to never hear from the hiring manager about the CV and cover letter you submitted? Might you be falling into these common traps?
1.            You only focus on the Googles of the world: Companies that grab headlines such as Google, Coca Cola, East African Breweries Limited, Kenya Airways and so on can be exciting places to work in. So are many other organizations you have never heard of. Big companies usually receive thousands of CVs for each opening. Why not consider exploring opportunities with small and mid-sized organizations? After all, they make up the majority of businesses in the country and can sometimes have good offers. The point is, it is good to have Google on your sights as your dream employer, but also keep your eyes open to other opportunities.

How to impress an interviewer and land that job

Candidates' experience and credentials, as detailed in the resume, are most often the frequently used criteria for determining which job applicants are deserving of a personal interview. Ultimately, though, the hiring decision is going to be heavily based upon the candidates' performance in the interview and their value to the organization. To impress an interviewer, you have to be able to distinguish yourself from other candidates and be prepared to 'sell' your qualifications to the interviewer. How can you do this?

Present a polished professional image

Remember that professional companies are looking to hire professional individuals, not the beach bum who just shook the loose sand from his hair. 

Get the best from the best

This week and the previous weeks, we have published various articles from professionals across the HR field and other motivational writers. You may have seen some, but there are others you may have missed. In order to live the experience in our career websites, we urge you to click this link below and go to the excerpts from various articles and live the experience.

Director/Senior Program Coordinator Job Vacancy

SAIDIA, a  Kenyan NGO, provides healthcare, assistance in improving livelihoods and education support to communities in Samburu county, Northern Kenya
SAIDIA seeks a new Director and/or a new Senior Program Coordinator for challenging  and rewarding positions in northern Kenya.
To head and manage the organisation, SAIDIA is seeking two excellent leaders/managers with proven strategic and implementation abilities.
1. The Director will be based in Nanyuki, with key responsibilities:
§  Providing strategic direction to the organisation

Site Agent and Foremen Jobs

A large reputable civil engineering company in Kenya with diverse project is looking for a skilled and competent site agent and foremen in their upcoming projects.
1. The site agent should have the following experience and qualifications:
§  Possession  of  bachelor  of  science degree   in   civil   engineering  from   a recognised, university. Be   registered   with the   engineers registration board.
§  Experience of at least 10 years in the field of road construction of which 7 years in rehabilitation works especially bituminous works.
2. Foremen for earthworks,  bituminous and concrete works.
Minimum Diploma in Civil Engineering with at least 10 years experience.

Sales Supervisor / Sales Manager and Driver Job Vacancies

Qualifications
§  At least 5 years sales experience.
§  Should be currently employed, working preferably in a multi¬national organization or recognized institution.
§  Should be in a senior/leadership position, delegating/ leading a team of 30 or more employees.
§  Should have a degree from a recognized institution.
§  Should be knowledgeable in the field of logistics, networking, distribution and marketing.
§  Be knowledgeable with GPRS mobile based sales systems, devices and ERP solutions e.g SAP.

Sales Supervisor / Sales Manager and Driver Job Vacancies

Qualifications
§  At least 5 years sales experience.
§  Should be currently employed, working preferably in a multi¬national organization or recognized institution.
§  Should be in a senior/leadership position, delegating/ leading a team of 30 or more employees.
§  Should have a degree from a recognized institution.
§  Should be knowledgeable in the field of logistics, networking, distribution and marketing.
§  Be knowledgeable with GPRS mobile based sales systems, devices and ERP solutions e.g SAP.

Senior Regional Nutrition Specialist Job Vacancy

The United States Agency for International Development’s Regional Mission for East Africa (USAID/EA) seeks to fill the position of Senior Regional Nutrition Specialist for its Regional Health & HIV/AIDS (RHH) Office.
The incumbent will be one of a team of senior staff providing technical assistance on health and HIV/AIDS technical and program issues in the region.
The primary duties will be to:
1) provide broad expertise on nutrition and food security in support of USAID/EA Mission’s nutrition programming, as part of the overall objectives of USAID, including the Global Health and Feed the Future Initiatives;

Environment Programme Co-ordinator Job in Kenya

Heinrich Boll Stiftung, East and Horn of Africa is a regional organization supporting projects in countries of the East and Horn of Africa Region.

The mission of the organization is to strengthen civil society in the values of ecology, gender democracy, human rights, sustainable development, solidarity and non-violence/conflict resolution through dialogue.

As a result, most of the program activities in the region are on issues of Environment, Gender and Conflict.

HBF seeks to fill the following senior position in its Environment programme.

Environment Programme Co-ordinator

Marketers/Sales Persons Jobs

A leading Christian Book Publisher is launching the Maximum Impact Expo Africa and is looking for marketers / sales persons

Are you an outgoing person, a Christian, a good marketer and want to earn extra income? If you answered yes to the above you are the person we are looking for.

We are currently recruiting marketers /sales persons for world class Christian ministry material. You do not want to be left out in this life changing opportunity.

If you are interested in this post kindly send your CV and a motivation letter to

Business Development & Operations Manager - East Africa Job Vacancy

The company supplies the Construction & Furniture Industry with wood based panel products and furniture components.

Business Development & Operations Manager- East Africa 

The ideal candidate should have the following portfolio.
  • A detailed technical knowledge of panel products such as MDF and Particleboard
  • At least 10 years Regional Management Experience and new business development
  • Detailed knowledge on CNC (computer numerically controlled) machines for wood processing.

Training Coordinator Job in Nairobi Kenya

Job Title: Training Coordinator 

Reports To:
 Head Of Training & Development

Location:
 Nairobi 

Closing Date:
 Open Till Filled

Summary
 

Our client is a Human Resource Company with a difference. They have done work on East Africa training 250 local and multinational companies and 7000 participants. The requirements of the individual are as weighted below.

Phlebotomist and Marketing Assistant Jobs

Pathcare Kenya Ltd is on an expansion and restructuring program and is looking for applications for the following positions:
A female Phlebotomist with a Phlebotomy certificate from a recognized institution – to be based in Nairobi and Eldoret.
A Marketing Assistant with a medical laboratory background
Please do not apply if you do not satisfy these conditions
Applications to be sent to

Accountant and Administrative Manager Job in Kigali, Rwanda

Nuru Energy is a for-profit social enterprise that provides clean and affordable off-grid lighting to households without electricity. We have established operations in Rwanda, and we are opening up offices in Kenya and Uganda.

We seek a qualified candidate to handle our bookkeeping and accounting responsibilities in Rwanda, while assisting our COO in office administration. This position is an excellent opportunity for candidates to work for a fast growing company while obtaining regional work experience.

The candidate would be based in Kigali, Rwanda and would report directly to the COO and CFO.

Nuru Energy offers comprehensive health insurance, paid annual home leave (airplane tickets to and from Rwanda to Nairobi), and a competitive salary.

Latest Nation Media Group Jobs

Nation Holdings Rwanda Ltd (NH RL) is a subsidiary of The Nation Media Group, the largest independent media house in East and Central Africa with operations in print, broadcast and digital media. It attracts and serves unparalleled audiences in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda.

We are seeking to enhance and consolidate our market leadership by recruiting dynamic, creative, self-driven and results oriented individuals for the following positions tenable in Kigali, Rwanda.

Senior Radio Reporter

Ref:
 HR-SNR-07-2011

ICT Corporate Sales Executive Job in Kenya

Job Title: ICT Corporate Sales Executive

Company Profile:

Our Client is an Internet service provider (ISP) and one of the largest iWay distributors in Kenya providing corporate communication solutions to corporate clients.

Reports to:
 Asst General Manager – Sales

Main Purpose of the job
  • To generate revenue through direct sales of all products

Payroll Officer Job Vacancy in Kenya

Job Title: Payroll Officer

Reports to:
 Human Resource Manager

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Manages and maintains existing company’s payroll system
  • Manages and oversees the administration of the company’s compensation policy and benefits programme
  • Record and implement salary and wage variation as they occur
  • Preparation of termination and redundancy payments
  • Ensure all staff entitlements are accurate and up to date
  • Prepare correspondence reports and statistics s required
  • Develop, update and maintain payroll file, databases spreadsheet on regular bases e.g. salary register

Brooke Regional Representative Job in Kenya

Brooke

healthy working animals for the world's poorest communities

The Brooke is the UKs leading overseas working equine welfare charity, dedicated to improving the lives of horses, donkeys and mules working in some of the poorest communities in the world.

Regional Representative

Salary:
 Generous package on national terms and conditions

Location:
 Nairobi, Kenya with some national and international travel

Shop (Retail) Managers Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

Job Title: Shop (Retail) Manager 

Number of Positions Open:
 2 

Location:
 Nairobi, Kenya 

Closing Date:
 Open Until Filled

Summary

Our client is a hardware (tools, building materials, industrial equipment) and home-ware (garden and home accessories) super store.

ICT, Credit, Supply Chain, HR, Marketing, Audit and Administration Jobs in Kenya

Women Enterprise Fund is a Semi Autonomous Government Agency under the Ministry of Gender, Children & Social Development.

The Fund was established under the Government Financial Management (Women Enterprise Fund) Regulations gazetted on 3rd August 2007 and is a flagship project under the social pillar in Vision 2030.

The Fund’s mission is “… to mobilize resources and offer access to affordable credit and business support services to women entrepreneurs”, our vision is “… to socially empower Kenyan women entrepreneurs for economic development”.

The Fund’s mandates are: provision of credit, capacity building of women borrowers, facilitation of local and international marketing, support linkages of women enterprises with big businesses and facilitation of development of infrastructure like markets, business incubators etc to support women businesses.

Volunteers Career Opportunities in Kenya (157 Positions) - Women Enterprise Fund

Women Enterprise Fund is a Semi Autonomous Government Agency under the Ministry of Gender, Children & Social Development.

The Fund was established under the Government Financial Management (Women Enterprise Fund) Regulations gazetted on 3rd August 2007 and is a flagship project under the social pillar in Vision 2030.

The Fund’s mission is “… to mobilize resources and offer access to affordable credit and business support services to women entrepreneurs”, our vision is “… to socially empower Kenyan women entrepreneurs for economic development”.

The Fund’s mandates are: provision of credit, capacity building of women borrowers, facilitation of local and international marketing, support linkages of women enterprises with big businesses and facilitation of development of infrastructure like markets, business incubators etc to support women businesses.

Regional Finance Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

Job Title: Regional Finance Manager 

Number of Positions Open:
 1 

Reports To:
 Regional General Manager

Location:
 Kenya 

Closing Date:
 Open Until Filled

Summary

Our client is is an award-winning company that designs and distributes solar and other products for sale to low-income people in developing countries around the world.

Finance and Administration Manager Job Vacancy

Ref: F&AM/7/2011

Job Title: Finance and Administration Manager

Department/Location: Program Support, Dadaab

Supervisor/Title: Senior Program Manager

Grade: H

Job Summary
Reporting to the Senior Program Manager, the Finance and Administration Manager will ensure that all administration and financial processes are functioning effectively and efficiently, monitor administration and financial results to detect risks and opportunities and draw them to the attention of Management and Program.

Auto Electrician Job in Kenya

Ref: AE/7/2011

Job Title: Auto Electrician

Department/Project: MSU/ERO

Supervisor: Workshop Foreman

Location/Duty Station: Daadab

Grade: D

Job Summary & Purpose:

Brand Public Relations and Sponsorship Manager Job in Kenya

The Strategic Marketing Department is driven by creativity and innovation and fosters a culture of high-performing marketers who deliver outstanding results to our entire subscriber base.

To reinforce our position as clear market leaders, we are looking to fill the following position:

Brand Public Relations and Sponsorship Manager
Ref:
 SM_BPRSM _ JULY 11

Reporting to the Head of Department Strategic Marketing, the job holder will be required to develop, implement and maintain Strategic Corporate Communication that influences all go to market Communication of the Company.

Marketing Officer and PR Management Trainee Jobs in Western Kenya - NSC

Nzoia Sugar Company Limited, a Sugar Manufacturing Company situated in Western Kenya invites suitable candidates for the position below.

1.0 Marketing Officer (Re-Advertisement)

The successful candidate will report to the Sales & Marketing Manager. He/she will be involved in handling field marketing operations.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Take Charge of consumer/trade promotions, retail data Management and intelligence gathering.
  • Drive sales initiatives for Branded sugar and ensure availability in Key Accounts.

Production Supervisor Job in Kenya - GM

General Motors East Africa Ltd the franchise holder for Isuzu and Chevrolet is a subsidiary of General Motors Company, the world leader in Automotive Technology.

Due to the expansion the company has the following vacancy:

Production Supervisor

Reporting to the Production Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following functions:
  • Developing production objectives
  • Monitoring and taking necessary corrective actions to meet set production objectives

Project Manager Job in Kenya

Ngare Ndare Forest Trust, based on the southern boundary of the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy encompasses the Ngare Ndare forest on the northern foothills of Mount Kenya and acts as a critical wildlife corridor between the Mount Kenya and Laikipia – Samburu ecosystems.

We are looking for a high caliber, self-driven Project Manager.

Ref:
 PM
Project Manager

Reporting to the Chairman of the Board of the Ngare Ndare Forest Trust, this position is responsible for the day to day running of the Trust’s activities to ensure that the set goals and objectives are achieved.

Latest NGO Job in Nairobi Kenya - ICF International

Health, Education and Social Programs Administrative Assistant / Receptionist

Nairobi, Kenya

About ICF International

ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI) partners with government and commercial clients to deliver professional services and technology solutions in the energy and climate change; environment and infrastructure; health, human services, and social programs; and homeland security and defense markets.

Education and Social Programs Office Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

Health, Education and Social Programs Office Manager

Nairobi, Kenya

About ICF International

ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI) partners with government and commercial clients to deliver professional services and technology solutions in the energy and climate change; environment and infrastructure; health, human services, and social programs; and homeland security and defense markets.

The firm combines passion for its work with industry expertise and innovative analytics to produce compelling results throughout the entire program life cycle, from research and analysis through implementation and improvement. Since 1969, ICF has been serving government at all levels, major corporations, and multilateral institutions. More than 3,500 employees serve these clients worldwide.

ICT Manager Job Vacancy in Kenya

A leading agro-based organization is looking for an ICT Manager to develop and facilitate implementation of efficient and effective ICT strategies, policies and systems for the organization.

Responsibilities
  • Develop and implement the organization’s Computerization Strategy
  • Liaise with the all departments and regional offices to continuously identify, review and update existing ICT requirements
  • Facilitate the selection and procurement and installation of computer hardware and software
  • Facilitate the development and maintenance of systems access controls to enhance security of information

Programme Officer Job in Dadaab Kenya

Program Officer

Based in Dadaab, Kenya Programme

Temporary Contract up to June 2012

Who we are

Oxfam GB, Kenya Programme is currently partnering with the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to deliver water, sanitation and hygiene promotion services to refugees in Dadaab Refugee camp. Parallel to this, Oxfam would like to work with the host community living within 50km radius of the refugee camps to address their humanitarian needs.

To achieve this, Oxfam seeks to recruit a
 Program Officer for a period of one year.

Finance Manager Job in Kenya

Ref: FM/7/2011

A leading exporter of horticultural produce with own farms and pack houses is seeking to fill the position of
 Finance Manager

Job Objective

Reporting to the Chief Executive, the incumbent will lead, manage, and develop the services of the Finance unit such that all the financial management processes of the company are delivered in accordance with highest governance and professional standards, and all company decisions, those of its Members and Officers are made with the benefit of clear and timely financial information and advice.

Marketing Manager and Operations Manager Jobs in Kenya

A.I.C. Kijabe Printing Press is a Christian establishment, an affiliate of the Africa Inland Church (A.I.C.) Kenya. The company offers printing services to educational institutions, non governmental organizations and to both the Church and Para-Church organizations in Africa and other parts of the world.

1. Marketing Manager

Overall Responsibilities:
  • Identifying new business growth opportunities and effective implementation.
  • Direct the expedition of correspondence, credit collection as per company policy.
  • Prepare and submit appropriate market intelligence report on a timely basis.

Data Manager Job in Kisumu Kenya

Impact Research and Development Organization (IRDO) is a national NGO with its head-quarter in Kisumu and mostly funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

We are looking for qualified and experienced personnel to fill the position of
 Data Manager to be based in Kisumu, Nyanza Province.

Key Responsibility:
 Overall management of all data and information generated by IRDO’s programs and research studies. Prepare large databases, supervise entry of data and collation, analyze data and write reports.

Minimum Requirements:

Product Development & Research Manager Job in Kenya - Housing Finance

Housing Finance (HF), Kenya’s largest and leading mortgage company with country wide operations has an exciting opportunity for talented, dynamic, self-driven and result oriented individuals with a commitment to performance excellence.

Reporting to the Assistant General Manager Marketing, the 
Product Development & Research Manager will be part of a successful team and will be expected to support strategy implementation through management of the Product Development process and Market Research.

The successful applicant will be responsible for the following key result areas:

Assistant Manager Compliance Job in Kenya - Housing Finance

Housing Finance (HF), Kenya’s largest and leading mortgage company with country wide operations has an exciting opportunity for talented, dynamic, self-driven and result oriented individuals with a commitment to performance excellence.

Reporting to the Assistant General Manager Risk, the
 Assistant Manager Compliance will be part of a successful team and will be expected to monitor and report on compliance of company operations to existing laws, regulations and internal guidelines so as to minimize compliance risk.

The successful applicant will be responsible for the following key result areas:

Tax Accountant Job in Kenya - KenolKobil

KenolKobil is the leading oil marketing company in Kenya.

We have established a very vibrant regional presence, with strong subsidiaries in Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Burundi, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

We are looking for a qualified individual to fill the position of
 Tax Accountant 

Qualifications & Competences
  • A University Degree in Business Accounting or Commerce
  • ACCA/CPA qualifications
  • At least 5 years working experience in Tax environment in a medium to large organization dealing with corporate taxes and custom taxes

Head of Programs Job Vacancy

Kenya Women Holding is a women membership based non-profit organization limited by guarantee that pursues a number of sustainable activities.

Kenya Women Holding focuses on empowering, positioning and advocating for women and their families.

Kenya Women Holding is looking to recruit a self driven and dynamic person for the position of
 Head of Programs.

The position holder will report to the Group Chief Executive Officer and will be responsible for the research, consultancy, marketing and training of all KWH programs.

Key Responsibilities

Operations Officer, Property & Facilities Department Job Vacancy

Deacons Kenya Limited, the leading fashion retailer in East Africa over the last fifty years, is seeking to recruit a focused, self-driven professional of high integrity in the position specified below.

Deacons operates nine exciting brands namely, Woolworths, Truworths, Identity, Mr. Price Home, Mr. Price Clothing, 4u2, Angelo, Adidas and Lifefitness; through twenty seven retail outlets in Kenya , Uganda and Tanzania.

The business has a central Head office and warehousing operation located in Kenya.

Deacons is continually sourcing brands to address lifestyle needs in the markets it operates in, and will soon be launching the new Baby shop brand in Nairobi.

Director / Senior Program Coordinator Job in Kenya

Samburu Aid in Africa (SAIDIA) seeks a new Director and/or a new Senior Program Coordinator for challenging and rewarding positions in northern Kenya.

To head and manage the organisation, SAIDIA is seeking two excellent leaders/managers with proven strategic and implementation abilities.

1. The Director will be based in Nanyuki, with key responsibilities:
  • Providing strategic direction to the organisation
  • Managing the various development programs: planning, budgeting, monitoring and reporting
  • Supervising and coaching of the SAIDIA team
  • Overseeing the finances

Regional Administrator Job Vacancy in Kenya

Regional Administrator 

Ref:
 RESA001

Region of Eastern and Southern Africa

Based in Nairobi, Kenya with international travel 30%

In this important role you shall lead the regional administrative staff network and provide oversight to the Regional Administration Strategy by ensuring that relevant systems and processes are ¡n place across all the 12 countries in the region.

Head Teacher (Kisumu) and Deputy Head Teacher(Mombasa) Jobs in Kenya

The Aga Khan Education Service, Kenya wishes to invite applicants for the following positions:

Head Teacher - The Aga Khan Nursery School, Kisumu

Established in 1948, the school teaches the Early Childhood Program and is pleased to invite qualified candidates for the position of Head Teacher.

Requirements:

Candidates should have a minimum of a M.Ed, relevant qualifications in Early Childhood Development, over five years experience as a Head Teacher with special qualifications in educational administration, a proven track record in school leadership, efficient management of human and financial resources, and the ability to provide strategic direction to the school.

Deputy Head Teacher - The Aga Khan Primary School, Mombasa

Administrative Assistant Job in Kenya

The European Union’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO) is seeking an Administrative Assistant

Role:

The Administrative Assistant based in Nairobi will be working closely with ECHO’s Sector Support Team of international technical experts to ensure the quality of European Commission’s development policies by:
  • Providing secretarial support to the international technical staff (i.e. write correspondence in English and French languages, phone calls, arrange appointments, taking meeting notes, compiling background material (including basic data analysis), photocopies, filing, etc.).

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