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Jobs and Vacancies in Watervale Investments, Kenya

Who we are:

Watervale is transforming Kenya’s furniture industry by putting quality living within everyone’s reach.  Joining us combines the stability of a mid-sized company with the growth opportunity of a start-up.  Here’s what our team has accomplished in the few years since our founding:
·         More than doubled in size each year, growing from a start-up to mid-sized company

·         Reached hundreds of thousands of Kenyan homes with our products
·         Supported the growth of over 200 micro and small businesses across the country
·         Attracted global investment to continue fueling our growth and vision

What you’ll make happen:
We are looking for an individual with an eye for talent. You will support organization-wide efforts in sourcing for and retaining the best talent. An ideal fit will also enjoy the challenges of a rapidly growing company.  You’ll take pride in helping a group of general workers in our factory work better together in the morning and training a group of new recruits on our values in the afternoon. You’ll be at ease both interviewing a prospective candidate and walking a new senior manager through their first hiring process.
Talent Officer
The role in brief:
Managing the recruitment process end-to-end
·         Identify great potential members of our team through a variety of strategies – LinkedIn searches, leveraging our existing networks and building new ones, direct outreach to prospective candidates
·         Consider candidates for roles by evaluating their skills and culture fit in-depth, using detailed interviews, role plays and practical assessments
·         Support hiring managers in reviewing responses and narrowing down the candidate pool toward the perfect fit
·         Accurately track the progress of all applicants through our hiring pipeline, keeping everyone participating in the hiring process in the loop
Management and Training of our staff
·         Ensure that all staff members receive effective mentorship to promote career growth
·         Personally, lead training sessions for staff members
·         Assess staff development and training needs and support the creation of training programs
Team and Culture
·         Serve as a leader and role model to the team at large. Live the Watervale values.
·         Lead diversity and inclusion work for the Company.
Career growth: 
Watervale invests in building the capacity and skills within our team. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship from the management team.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for those who are ready to take up the challenge.
As a dream candidate:
At Watervale Investments, we seek new team members who are first and foremost eager to learn and grow in their roles. We put less of an emphasis on formal qualifications and look carefully at candidates’ abilities, experience and character. Any candidate who feels they can undertake the responsibilities above to a high standard is welcome to apply. Candidates should demonstrate the following in their application materials:

·         Candidates with at least 3 years’ experience of finding, hiring and managing talent will have an advantage.
·         Believe in yourself. Our team is growing quickly as we work to build a leading home interior brand for Africa’s rising class. You should see yourself shaping the talent strategy of quickly growing company.
·         Quality focus. Just getting the job done is not enough for you. You set high standards and share them with the team.
·         Knowledge of Kenya employment laws
·         Strong attention to details and ability to deliver on assigned tasks with independence and little supervision
·         Strong professional references demonstrating professional accomplishment and trustworthiness
·         Eagerness to join a young, quickly-growing organization and team
Benefits
Competitive salary for a junior management position, participation in a private pension scheme, opportunity for advancement and coaching by the company’s senior management.
How to Apply
Accounting Officer
The role in brief:
Accounting activities and controls:
·         Reviewing accounting documents to ensure the accuracy of information
·         Daily posting of financial transactions in Quickbooks and checking ledgers for accuracy
·         Ensures that statutory payments are timeously made
·         Implements and enforce internal controls
·         Attend to audit issues
Manage Electronic and Hard Copy Inventory/Sales Records:
·         Promptly input stock transfers, purchase orders and other movements of goods
·         Prepare and properly file invoices and delivery notes for customer orders
·         Track and follow up on customer payments
Assist with Other Administrative Tasks:
·         Ensure the office is organized, orderly and stocked with necessary commodities
·         Support customers via telephone and in person when needed
Career Growth:
Watervale invests in building the capacity and skills within our team. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship from the management team. Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for those who are ready to take up the challenge.
As a Dream candidate:
We’re looking for new team members who are first and foremost eager to learn and grow in their roles. We put less of an emphasis on formal qualifications and look carefully at candidates’ abilities, experience and character. Candidates should demonstrate the following in their application materials:
·         A preference for a candidate with a minimum of CPA/ACCA II, Diploma or Degree in Commerce and at least 1 year of experience or any level of accounting training with at least 3 years on-the-job experience.
·         Proficient in Microsoft Office applications especially, word and Excel
·         Good knowledge of any accounting software e.g Sage, SAP, Pastel & Quick Books
·         Must have a high level of integrity
·         An enthusiastic individual with outstanding problem-solving skills.
·         Strong analytical skills and attention to detail—ability to analyze data and proactively identify and address issues
·         An initiative taker who enjoys working independently once you receive clear directions from the manager
·         Eager to join a mid-sized and quickly-growing organization and team
How to Apply

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