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Career Opportunities in Jomo Kenyatta Foundation (JKF), Nairobi, Kenya

The Jomo Kenyatta Foundation (JKF) 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 scholarships are extended to bright and needy secondary school students.

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

Job Title: Assistant Editor (Humanities)

Job Ref: JKF/PUB/AE/2015/003
 

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Job Group: 6
 
Reports to: Editor II
 
Supervises: None
 
Key Responsibilities
·                     Assist in copy-editing manuscripts and other projects as assigned or as instructed by the section editor;
·                     Assist in proof-reading manuscripts;
·                     Designs manuscripts for page layout and illustrations;
·                     Assist in co-ordinating writing workshops;
·                     Assists in preparing author-publisher contracts in consultation with section editors;
·                     To perform any other relevant duty assigned by the Publishing Manager.
To be appointed to this position, one must have:
·                     Bachelor’s degree in Education with the following subject combinations: History/CRE or History/IRE.
·                     Computer proficiency.
·                     A post graduate Diploma in Mass Communication will be an added advantage.
·                     Leadership training from a reputable institution.
·                     At least 3 years classroom experience or 1 year editing experience in a publishing house.
Additional Information

The position is permanent and pensionable and a competitive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate.

Those who had previously applied for the position need not apply.

Job Title: Research & Development Officer I

Job Ref: JKF/PUB/RD/2015/002.


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Job Group:
 8
 
Reports to: Senior Research & Development Officer
 
Supervises: None
 
Key Responsibilities
·                     Assist in carrying out market research.
·                     Collaborate with editors and Senior Research & Development Officer in coming up with new publishing ideas.
·                     Assist in preparation of new title proposals
·                     Assist with budget development and reviewing the same for accuracy before submission to the Management.
·                     To perform any other relevant duty assigned by the Publishing Manager
To be appointed in this position one must have:
·                     Bachelors’ degree in Social Sciences or Information Science.
·                     A diploma in research and development studies or its equivalent.
·                     Computer proficiency
·                     Excellent communication, negotiation, inter-personal relationship, team building, leadership and organizational skills.
·                     At least 2 years’ experience in research and development in a publishing / communications environment or as Editor II.
Additional Information

The position is permanent and pensionable and a competitive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate.

Those who had previously applied for the position need not apply.

Job Title: Manager, Finance

Job Ref: JKF/FIN/MF/2015/001
 

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Reports to: General Manager, Finance & ICT
 
Job Group: 10
 
Supervises: Senior Accountants
 
Key Responsibilities
·                     To deputize the General Manager Finance & ICT.
·                     To ensure timely preparation of long-terms plans, budgets and cash flow forecasts.
·                     To liaise with the Kenya National Audit Office during statutory audits and assist in managing all statutory audit queries pertaining to overall financial management and control at the Foundation in consultation with the Finance Manager.
·                     To ensure all internal controls are adhered to while examining all payments by the organization.
·                     To ensure procurement procedures are adhered to while examining LPO’s by the organization.
·                     To ensure periodic maintenance and updating of the fixed asset register and testing the accuracy and reasonableness of the rates of depreciation charged.
·                     To ensure generation of quality management reports and analysis that will facilitate decision making and cost control in JKF.
·                     To ensure practice of good quality stock management controls and reporting.
·                     To ensure proper management of the Foundation bank accounts and that bank reconciliation and cash position are done on a daily basis.
·                     To ensure that all revenue realizable to JKF is timely and accurately.
·                     Recorded proper management of debtors within reasonable debtor days.
·                     To assist the ERP users in maintenance of the various modules in liaison with the IT Manager.
·                     To ensure adequate liquidity position at all times to facilitate prompt payment of suppliers, authors, and employees.
·                     To ensure VAT refund claims are paid within a reasonable period.
·                     To perform any other relevant duty assigned by the Finance Manager.
To be appointed to this position, one must have
·                     Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce or its equivalent from a recognized university.
·                     CPA(K)/ACCA qualification
·                     Master’s Degree in Business Administration will be an added advantage
·                     A member of ICPAK or any other internationally recognized accounting body in good standing.
·                     Proficiency in use of computerized accounting packages (Preferably Syspro)
·                     Must be conversant with International Financial Reporting Standards
·                     Excellent communication, analytical and problem solving, negotiation, inter-personal relations, team building, effective time management, leadership and organizational skills.
·                     At least 5 years as Senior Accountant or equivalent.
Additional Information

The position is permanent and pensionable and a competitive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate.

Those who had previously applied for the position need not apply.

Job Title: Manager, ICT

Job Ref: JKF/FIN/MICT/2015/002 


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Reports to: General Manager, Finance & ICT 

Job Group: 10
 
Supervises: ICT staff
 
Key Responsibilities
·                     Formulates ICT strategies and policies and ensures their implementation.
·                     Evaluates ICT systems, and advices on their upgrading/modernization.
·                     Initiates and conducts ICT project feasibility studies.
·                     Formulates and implements ICT systems.
·                     Develops and enforces information systems security, data back-up and disaster recovery plans in JKF.
·                     Maintains/administers all ICT systems, e.g. desktop publishing infrastructure.
·                     Maintains/updates the JKF website.
·                     Evaluates and recommends suppliers of ICT products and services.
·                     Carries out ICT staff capacity building.
To be appointed in this position, one must have:
·                     Bachelor’s Degree in ICT or its equivalent from a recognized university;
·                     Master Degree in ICT or its equivalent will be an added advantage;
·                     MCSE certification;
·                     CCNA certification;
·                     Information systems security certification will be an added advantage;
·                     Excellent communication, analytical and problem solving, negotiation, inter-personal relations, team building, effective time management, leadership and organizational skills;
·                     At least 5 years relevant experience, 3 of which should be at a senior level.
Additional Information

The position is permanent and pensionable and a competitive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate.

Those who had previously applied for the position need not apply.

Job Title: 
Senior Editor - Sciences
 
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Job Ref: JKF/PUB/SE/2015/001.
 
Reports to: Manager Publishing, Research and Development
 
Job Group: 9
 
Supervises: Editors
 
Key Responsibilities
·                     Coordinating Editors in his/her section to ensure production of quality manuscripts;
·                     Assessing manuscripts for content and relevance to established lists;
·                     Copy-editing manuscripts and other projects as assigned;
·                     Designing manuscripts for page layout and illustrations;
·                     Co-ordinating writing workshops;
·                     Preparing author-publisher contracts in consultation with section editors;
·                     Preparing regular section reports on work progress;
To be appointed to this position, one must have:
·                     Bachelor’s Degree in Education with the following subject combinations: Mathematics / Chemistry or Biology / Chemistry);
·                     Computer proficiency;
·                     A post graduate Diploma in Mass Communication will be an added advantage;
·                     Leadership training from a reputable institution;
·                     At least 4 years as an editor in a book publishing environment;
·                     Excellent communication, negotiation, inter-personal relationship, team building, leadership and organizational skills.
Additional Information

The position is permanent and pensionable and a competitive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate.

Those who had previously applied for the position need not apply.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should CLICK HERE to download and fill in the JKF Job Application Form

eMail the filled-in application form to: hra@jkf.co.ke 

Please note that the Application Forms should not be accompanied by testimonials. 

The closing date for receipt of the forms is Friday, 10th July, 2015.
 
Persons living with HIV and AIDS, disabilities and women are encouraged to apply.

The Jomo Kenyatta Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.



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