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The Aga Khan Education Service, Kenya (AKESK) is a non-profit service company, registered under the Companies Act, and operates 11 private schools in various cities in Kenya, striving to provide affordable quality education.
 
It is part of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), a group of private development agencies working to improve living conditions and opportunities for people of all faiths and origins in specific regions of the developing world.
 
The Aga Khan Education Service, Kenya is now seeking to fill positions listed below within its establishment. 

All positions are based in Nairobi.
 
Finance Manager
 
Role Summary: The Finance Manager will be responsible for providing leadership in financial aspects of AKESK operations and ensure safeguarding of AKESK resources through effective execution of financial planning and management, accounting and reporting and implementation of strong risk management and financial control policies.

The Finance Manager is accountable for fiscal discipline assurance within the organization. 

The main responsibilities will include budgeting and planning, accounting and statutory compliance, monitoring financial systems, enforcing procurement policy as well as reporting and analysis.

This is a senior management position within AKESK.

Skills required for the job:
·                        Strong knowledge and understanding of contemporary financial management practices and analytical tools.
·                        Strong interpersonal skills and people management skills and the ability to contribute as a member of the senior management team.
Qualifications and Experience
·                        First Degree in Financial Management Discipline, post graduate degree will be an added advantage
·                        Full CPA K/ACCA qualifications
·                        Proven track record in finance management with 10+ years’ experience in a similar position in a busy environment
Business Analyst 
 
Role Summary: The Business Analyst (BA)’s primary duty is to support AKESK to enforce a culture of effective use of resources, both people and technology, and reports directly to the CEO. 

The BA reviews, assesses, and recommends changes to business processes at AKESK. 

The BA manages AKESK’s Education Management Information System and the data/information therein.
 
The role emphasizes horizontal-relationships with other departments at AKESK, and therefore demands expertise in business planning, as well as analyzing and translating departments’ business requirements into new systems and/or business process.
 
Overall, the BA acts as a change agent to help facilitate effective implementation/modifications to current practices at AKESK. 

A good summary of the BA role is: the ‘bridge’ between the systems challenges at AKESK and the solutions available to the organization.

Skills required for the job:
·                        The BA shall have both depth and breadth in problem identification, analysis and resolution. 
·                        The BA’s final products shall be known for business and technical soundness and appropriateness.
·                        High level of business acumen, numerate and with good Microsoft-office skills, very good interpersonal and leadership skills, proactive, self motivated, logical and objective.
·                        Seamless understanding of what internal-clients want and need from their organization.
Qualifications and experience:
·                        First degree in a business related discipline, post graduate qualification an added advantage
·                        5 year experience in a similar position
Administration Officer
 
Role Summary: The administration Officer will be responsible for planning, developing, organizing and directing all administrative activities at the Head Office. 

The position is also responsible for smooth running of the procurement department in liaison with the Head of Unit and Schools.

Skills required for the job:
·                        Very good interpersonal skills as well as the ability to work under pressure and on very tight deadlines
·                        Strong analytical competency with a strong understanding of business administration processes
Qualifications and experience:
·                        Degree in Business Administration or other relevant field
·                        Professional certification in Procurement with proven track record in procurement management
·                        Facilities management experience
·                        Fleet management experience
·                        Excellent safety, health and environmental standards awareness.
·                        Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar position in a busy environment
Human Resources Officer
 
Role Summary: Provides Administrative and Operational support to the Human Resources function and attend to employees related matters from various departments and Schools.

Skills required for the job:
·                        Excellent interpersonal and team management skills
·                        Strong communication skills both written and verbal
Qualifications and experience:
·                        Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management or Business Administration
·                        Higher diploma in Human Resource Management
·                        Institute of Human Resource Management Membership
·                        Strong understanding of labour laws
·                        Minimum of 3 years experience in a similar position in a busy multicultural environment
·                        Training/facilitation experience
Bursar
 
Role Summary: The Bursar will provide accounting and administrative support to one of the AKESK schools. 

He/she will ensure smooth running of school financial management programs and enhance optimal utilization of resources provided to the school.

Skills required for the job:
·                        Excellent interpersonal and Customer Service Skills
·                        Ability to prepare reports on school’s Financial operations
Qualifications and Experience:
·                        Diploma in Business Management / Business Administration or CPA 2
·                        Minimum 5 years experience in similar position
·                        Sound understanding of the Key Performance Indicators for Financial management in Educational Institutions
·                        Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
Application letters for the desired position, together with detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of relevant certificates, testimonials and names of three professional referees should be submitted by Friday January 22nd, 2016, to the address below. 

Only shortlisted applicants shall be contacted.

The Human Resources Manager
Aga Khan Education Service Kenya
P O Box 41440 00100
Nairobi

Email: hr@akesk.org

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