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Recruitment at UNES Kenya

UNES Management invites a suitably qualified person to apply and competitively fill the following vacant position:


Chief Manager, Consultancy & Partnerships

Ref: UNES/CONS/CM/08/15

1 Position

3 Years Contract

The Chief Manager, Consultancy & Partnerships (CM-CP) shall report to the Managing Director

Job Summary:
 The role of the CM-CP is to develop and manage a successful Consultancy Business Unit by planning, executing and timely delivery of Consultancy Assignments, Professional Trainings and Commercialising Intellectual Capabilities resident in the University. 

He/She will provide objective advice; develop Business Networks, co-ordinate Experts and Specialists with the aim of creating value, maximising growth and improving overall business performance of the unit.

Duties and Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities will include:
  • Providing Strategic direction for the Consultancy Strategic Business Unit
  • Sourcing for New Consultancy Projects
  • Identification, sourcing and coordination of resource persons for Consultancies and Trainings
  • Identification and Marketing of  Professional  Short Course  trainings
  • Development of Consultancy Business Proposals and Presentations to Clients
  • Growing Consultancy Networks, Partnerships and other Growth Opportunities
  • Ensure compliance with Statutory and  Regulatory Requirements
  • Ensure Compliance with the MOUs and Contracts by both the Clients and Consultants
  • Instituting Sound Systems  and Controls in the Consultancy Unit
Job Specification:
  • Masters Degree,  preferably in  Business Administration, Engineering, Finance, Economics, Project Management or Equivalent
  • At least five (5) years hands on experience in leading and managing consultancy
  • Proven experience  in Government and Development Partners Proposal Guidelines
  • Experience with Donor/ Development Partners funded Projects
  • Proven  record of Proposals Writing/Research and Project Management
  • Ability to develop Budgets and Financial Proposals
  • Good analytical and interpersonal skills
  • Hands on Experience in monitoring and evaluation of Projects

Assistant Manager Bookstores

Ref: UNES/BKS/AST/07/15 

1 Position

3 Years Contract


Reports to
 Bookstore Manager

Duties and Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities will include:
  • Implementation of the developed Growth Strategies and Processes to achieve the desired cash flow and profitability
  • Implement the Bookstore’s Annual Plans and Budget to support Business Goals and Objectives
  • Direct and Supervise Staff to achieve the set Performance Targets
  • Implement Bookstore’s Credit Administration
  • Implement Bookstores’ Sales Strategies and Activities
  • Carry out market research and price surveys
  • Coordinate shop floor activities and timely servicing of customer orders
  • In- charge of customer care operations
  • Analysis of daily sales and preparation of Management reports
  • Any other duties assigned by the Bookstore Manager
Job Specification:
  • A degree in Commerce/Business Administration or equivalent
  • At least 3 years management experience in a busy commercial organization.
  • Experience in Sales/Marketing will be an added advantage
  • Ability to work under pressure with minimum supervision to meet deadlines
  • Good communication, interpersonal and analytical skills
  • Computer literate

Cooks - Arziki Restaurants

Ref: UNES/ARZ/C/08/15 

2 Positions

3 Years Contract

Reports to: 
 Kitchen Supervisor

Duties and Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities will include:
  • Working with the Kitchen Supervisor to plan menus, taking into consideration factors such as costs and special customer needs
  • Preparation and production of high quality food that meets the desired customer satisfaction.
  • Provision of efficient service of food orders and as per specifications
  • Preparing and cooking food in adherence to  standard recipes and menu given by the Head Cook
  • Maintaining high standards of hygiene and safety at work.
  • To account for all production resources provided by the Head cook and issued from the stores
  • Proper handling and use of kitchen equipment as provided for by the Head cook and the Manufacturer.
  • Provision of world class customer service to the customers.
  • Any other duty assigned by the head cook.
Job Specification:
  • Certificate in food production from a recognized Institution
  • Possess minimum of two years   practical culinary experience in a 3 or 4 star hotel/restaurant
  • Able to work long hours
  • Computer literate
  • Good food  presentation skills
  • Innovative.
  • KCSE C-

Waiters – Arziki Restaurants

Ref: UNES/ARZ/W/08/15 

2 Positions

3 Years Contract

Reports to:
 Food and Beverage Supervisor

Duties and responsibilities      

The duties and responsibilities will include:
  • Receiving customers and providing timely service of food and beverage
  • Maximizing sales  and achieving targets set by the supervisor
  • Taking food and beverage orders and service of meals to customers.
  • Providing product information to customers on menu items,  cooking methods and ingredients making recommendations upon request
  • Providing excellent customer service and reporting customer concerns/complaints to supervisors for action.
  • Accounting for crockery and equipment used in the restaurant and outside catering services
  • Bill settlement
Job Specification:
  • Certificate in food and beverage &sales from a recognized institution
  • Minimum of 2 years work experience as a waiter/waitress in a  3 or 4  star restaurant or hotel
  • Good interpersonal and Communication skills
  • Up selling skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Computer literate
  • KCSE C-
  • Ability to work under pressure& long hours.
How to Apply 

Applicants interested in the above positions should submit the following:
  • Cover letter detailing why they want to be considered for the position applied, as well as current and expected gross salary.
  • Detailed CV including at minimum:
  1. Biographical data including: Full names, current mailing address, current telephone contacts, email address
  2. Employment history to date.  Ensure that specific start and end dates are included.
  3. Educational history to date, clearly detailing the program, certificate obtained, and completion date.
  4. Names of 3 referees.
  • Copies of ALL Academic and Professional Certificates and testimonials.
  • Completed Personal Data Form (CLICK HERE to download).
  • Indicate the Job Reference Number on the Envelope.

Submit 5 copies of all the documents required; Applications, detailed current CV highlighting qualifications and experience, Academic and professional certificates.

All applications to reach the undersigned on or before 21-Aug-2015

Senior HR Officer
UNES Limited
P.O.Box 68241-00200

Only shortlisted applicants shall be contacted.

UNES is an equal opportunity employer,

Persons with disabilities meeting the indicated criteria are encouraged to apply

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