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Are you in a job or searching for one? If you already are in an office then this article will mirror directly what you see in the office in your every day routine and if you are searching for a job, you better read this to ensure shock absorption when you get that job you have always wanted. I want to hope that you read our article yesterday about ‘the truth in corporate world’ and if you did not please find it. When you get in an office for the first day, all may be smooth but wait till you settle in and start learning things like office culture and natural groupings or segmentations in the office. At this point you will realize what the world is made up of.

What is it made up of and how do I fit in?

Don’t sweat it especially after…………

Have you ever been in the following situations? 
  1. Your interview lasted for very few minutes  and you came out of the interview room with very low expectation of getting the job.
  2. The interview panel dismissed your answers by asking other questions while still answering the previous.
  3. The interview panel stopped you at the slightest of attempts to answer a question.
  4. The panel did not smile at any of your responses.
  5. One of the panellists was holding his chin midway the interview.

Community Development Officer Job in Kenya

Job Vacancy: Community Development Officer (CDO)

The Government of Kenya has received financial assistance from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) towards financing the Mt. Kenya East Pilot Project for Natural Resources Management.

The Project covers 5 Districts namely:
 Embu, Mbeere, Meru Central, Meru South and Tharaka (2004). The Project duration is 2004-2012.

The Project Management Unit (PMU) is based in Embu.

Chief Human Resource Officer Job in Kenya

Our client, Rift Valley Railways (RVR) is a private company, which provides both rail and marine services on Lake Victoria in the transportation of imports and exports cargo.

The company seeks to recruit a
 Chief Human Resource Officer.

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer and indirectly to the Board of Directors, you will oversee the Human Resources function for Rift Valley Railways, Kenya and Uganda offices.

The main purpose of the job will be development and implementation of HR strategy that is focused on assisting the business to meet its corporate objectives.

Project Assistant Job in Kenya

The UNODC Regional Office for Eastern Africa would like to recruit a Project Assistant on a Service Contract (SB2).

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is committed to achieving health, security and justice for all by tackling threats from illicit drugs, organized crime, corruption and terrorism worldwide.

UNODC provides legal and technical assistance in a variety of challenging areas, such as preventing and countering corruption, trafficking in drugs, persons, and firearms, money laundering and terrorist financing, among others.

Research Manager Job Re-Advertisement

The opportunity

Strengthening finance for agriculture is a priority for Kenya.

USAID’s Financial Inclusion for Rural Microenterprises (FIRM) programme and FSD Kenya have been working in partnership with leading financial institutions to develop new financial products based on detailed research and analysis of value chains.

Based on this success we have jointly establishing a Value Chain Finance Centre to help drive the development of agricultural finance ¡n the Kenyan financial services market.

We need an exceptional professional to join this exciting initiative as a
 Research Manager.

Research Associate Job Vacancy

The opportunity

FSD Kenya undertakes a considerable amount of research to support the development of more inclusive financial markets in Kenya.

The results have contributed to shaping Government policy, the strategy and operations of financial service providers and improving the design and impact of our own projects.

We are looking for a
 researcher to assist in developing our impact research.

Based full time in Nairobi, Kenya, and reporting to FSD’s Senior Research Specialist, the position will involve managing a range of research activities from quantitative surveys though to in-depth qualitative research; supporting the wider FSD team and our partners on research issues; and linking to the wider research community.

Field Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

Position: Field Officer, Dispenser Choice Evaluation Project

Work location: Nairobi/Various

Application deadline: 5
 PM, Monday, 4th November 2011

Start date:Immediately

About Innovations for Poverty Action

IPA is a nonprofit organization that creates and evaluates solutions to social and development problems, and works to scale up successful ideas through implementation and dissemination to policymakers, practitioners, investors, and donors.

Management Accountant Job in Kenya

Interconsumer Products Limited, a fast growing manufacturing company and a major player in personal care; hair and beauty consumer products with presence in over 10 African countries wishes to strengthen its operation by recruiting an additional associate as part of its expansive penetration program.

Management Accountant 

Job Summary

Reporting to the Finance Director, the successful candidate will be responsible for analysing and reporting on key financial data within the organisation ensuring that managers receive timely, accurate and relevant information..

Customer Service Executives Jobs in Kenya

Our client is a reputable international insurance company, dealing with property and general insurance looking to engage four (04) Customer Service Executives to deliver on customer retention initiatives.

Key Responsibilities:-
  • Handle calls within pre-determined service guidelines.
  • Maintain customer experience levels within the quality standards stipulated.
  • Update customer information on the CRM.
  • Adhere to Data Protection policy with regards to confidentiality of customer details.

Direct Sales Agents Jobs in Kenya

We are looking for well-groomed and dynamic individual to join our sales team. 

The Direct Sales Agent must be a self-starter with sales as part of his/her DNA.

We are looking DSAs for the following towns

Western Region: Kisumu office, Migori, Kericho, Bomet, Kisii, Bondo, Siaya, Bungoma, Kakamega, Mumias, Busia

Rift valley Region;
 Eldoret office, Kitale, Kapsabet, Nakuru

Sales Executives Jobs in Kenya

Sales Executives


 24-30 Years

Commission Based Remuneration

Qualifications and Skills
  • A degree holder / a Sales and Marketing Diploma from a recognized institution and or Certification of Proficiency in Insurance
  • Computer proficiency minimum MS Office
  • Willing to work on a commission based remuneration structure
  • Proven sales experience an added advantage
Tasks & Responsibilities

Technical Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

Vacant position: Technical Officer

(medical Abortion and Focused Regional Support)

Fixed Term:
 1st January to 31st December 2012

The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), Africa Regional Office is looking to fill
 the position of Technical Officer. 

The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) is the world’s largest non-governmental organization working in the field of sexual and reproductive health information and services.

Electrical Technician Job Vacancy

Our client, a fast growing firm dealing with Electronics seeks to recruit a well qualified individual to fill in the position of an Electrical Technician.


Diploma in Electrical and electronics from a recognized collage

1 year experience will be an added advantage.

Self motivated person

High level of creativity

Grants Officer, Monitoring & Evaluation Officer and Administrative Assistant Jobs in Kenya

CARE International in Kenya is looking for experienced and highly motivated individuals who are results-oriented to fill the following positions:

Grants Officer - Global Fund HIV Program 


2 Positions

 Global Fund 

 Grants Coordinator 

Location/Duty Station:


Job Summary & Purpose:

Proposal Writer Job Vacancy in Nairobi Kenya

An established, high-growth agricultural services organization based in Nairobi is looking for motivated Proposal Writers to secure grant funding for agricultural livelihood projects and research in rural communities.

Proposal Writers are salaried positions with full benefits.

  • Develop a pipeline of proposal applications and achieve monthly targets for submissions and approvals.

Sales and Marketing Jobs in Kenya

We are a reputable company representing leading multinationals and distributing world-class brands.

We are looking for dynamic people for the following positions to further enhance our sales and marketing operations.

Sales Representatives

Educational Requirement

Chief Manager Finance Job in Kenya

Chief Manager Finance 

Lake Victoria South Water Services Board was established on 12th March 2004 vide gazette notice No.1714 under the Water Act 2002 as a State Corporation.

It is responsible for the provision of efficient and economical Water and Sanitation Services in its area of jurisdiction.

The Board wishes to recruit a self driven, result oriented, highly motivated and qualified person on a three (3) years performance based renewable contract to fill the above vacant post.

Required skills and Qualifications

General Manager Job Vacancy in Nairobi Kenya

A well established Savings and Credit Co-operative Society located in Nairobi with membership spread across the country wishes to fill the position of a General Manager.

The role holder will be in charge of the overall leadership of the sacco with the following key responsibilities;

 Aggressively drive the Sacco’s growth and profitability targets through cross-selling of the Sacco’s products, professional relationship management practices and providing sound leadership & mentorship to the Sacco staff.

 Identification of emerging members’ needs to aid innovative product development and service delivery.

Site Agent Jobs in South Sudan

Our client, a construction company with interests in South Sudan is looking for Site Agents who will be responsible for the day to day management of their projects on site.

For you to be shortlisted for this position you should meet the following requirements:-

Small Business Franchise - Opportunities in the Fast Food Sector

The proven trend worldwide in the food service industry is for people to pick and take away. It’s a growing industry especially during recession times when food prices increase significantly.

Have you dreamt of setting up a food business with great location and revenue prospects?

Look no further as we have the right solution that requires a small capital investment, easy set up and guarantees a daily income.

A definite recession buster that appeals to any ambitious entrepreneur with the following qualities:

Programme Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya - BBC

Programme Manager, based in Nairobi, Kenya

(with regular and frequent travel to Hargeisa, Somaliland)

Fixed-term contract

Closing date: 4th November 2011

The BBC World Service Trust (BBC WST) is the international development agency of th
e BBC, using media and communications to improve people’s lives. 

The BBC WST is c
urrently seeking an experienced Programme Manager to take responsibility for the delivery of a new health media project, which will encompass a weekly radio drama and interactive discussion programme; a community outreach component; and comprehensive research activities. 

Human Resources Manager Job Vacancy

Develop HR strategies which are aligned to the overall corporate strategies and implement programmes and policies which support these strategies as well as provide leadership across the full range of HR activities.

 B.A. in HRM or Social Sciences with at least 5 years experience in senior HR Management role.

Interested applicants should submit their CV by Friday 4th November 2011 to:

Sales Managers, Operations Managers, Accountants and Salesmen / Drivers Jobs in Mombasa

FMCG Company in Mombasa is looking for motivated young people to work as:

Sales Managers: At least Diploma in sales and 3 years’ experience

Executive Officer Job in Kenya

The Aga Khan University (AKU) is committed to international standards of excellence in education, research and service. 

The University strives for quality, access, impact and relevance in all its programmes and selects its faculty, staff and students on the basis of merit, irrespective of gender, race, religion or domicile.

AKU is currently planning a major expansion of its existing work in East Africa, in medicine, nursing and teacher education.

Planning is also underway for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences in East Africa (AKU – FAS, EA) which aims to be an innovative, responsive, accessible and world-class institution, partnering with major international academic institutions.

Education Adviser Sub Saharan Africa Job in Kenya

Our client, The British Council, is UK’s leading international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations, seeks to recruit a mature, experienced, self driven, dynamic and result oriented individual able to grow the portfolio business in the education sector, managing multiple relationships with external and internal stakeholders.

Education Adviser - SSA (Sub-Sahara Africa)

The individual, who must be able to work with a high level of autonomy, drawing on previous practice and policies to solve current operational and technical problems, will work closely with the Business Director and other Portfolio Managers to ensure successful delivery of ambitious business targets, network extensively with relevant sector, industry and client stakeholders.

Deputy Chief of Party / Livestock Specialist Job in Garissa Kenya (Re-Advertisement)

**Candidates who applied earlier are requested to REAPPLY**

CNFA is a Washington, DC-based, non-partisan, not-for-profit international development organization dedicated to stimulating sustainable economic growth and to reducing poverty around the world by nurturing entrepreneurship, agricultural enterprises and market linkages.

Applications are invited from qualified candidates for a three-year USAID funded program for the position of
 Deputy Chief of Party / Livestock Specialist based in Garissa, covering North East Province and Tana River District.

Projects Manager Job Vacancy

We are a construction company offering services in Building & Civil Works, Real Estate and Water & Sewerage Projects with operations in Kenya, South Sudan and looking to grow into Rwanda.

We are looking to recruit a highly qualified and motivated individual, to fill the position of
 Projects Manager.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the incumbent will head the technical / projects department and will be responsible for the overall planning, execution and monitoring of all projects so as to ensure that all project timelines, budgets and profitability projections, have been met to the highest possible quality standards within the project specifications.

Coca Cola Distributors Business Opportunity

Equator Bottlers Limited (EBL) is a franchise of the Coca-Cola Company and is based in Kisumu, Kenya.

Equator Bottlers Ltd has opportunities for distributors in Kakamega, Vihiga, Kericho, Bomet, Siaya, Busia and Kisumu Counties.

The requirements for Distributors are;
  • Ability to obtain appropriate bank guarantee of Kshs 2 million.
  • Ability to raise appropriate start-up capital of between Kshs 3 to 4.5 million.
  • Ability to avail distribution vehicles with adequate carrying capacity as stipulated by EBL.

Country Director (Uganda) Job Vacancy

Heifer International is a global nonprofit with a proven solution to ending hunger and poverty using sustainable practices.

Since 1944, Heifer has helped empower millions of families in more than 125 countries to lift themselves out of poverty and hunger to self-reliance through gifts of extensive training, livestock, seeds and trees, providing a multiplying source of food and income.

Heifer International is seeking a
 Country Director who will manage and operate the Heifer Uganda country office.

The Country Director will lead and be responsible for all programmatic and financial operations and will ensure the country program’s projects and programs are executed with quality and accountability.

Project Assistants (2) Job Vacancies

UNODC Kenya would like to recruit a Two Project Assistants on a service contract (SB3).

One of the strategic intervention areas of United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Eastern Africa is to contribute to the building of sustainable structures to strengthen justice and the rule of law for all citizens in the region.

As part of this commitment, in 2009, UNODC launched a joint programme with the European Commission to support the prosecution of piracy suspects.

Protocol Assistant Job Vacancy

UNDP Kenya would like to recruit a Protocol Assistant on a service contract (SB3).


The Protocol Assistant will act as liaison between UNDP and the Kenya Government Departments, namely, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Immigration Department, Kenya Revenue Authority and the Registrar of Motor Vehicles, handling documents and issues related to immigration, duty-free and tax provisions of the Host Country Agreement for UNDP, as well as its eligible staff.

Position Information

Operations Supervisor and Call Centre Customer Service Representatives Jobs in Kenya

We are a blue chip company. a leader in the ICT sector.

Due to expansion and growth, the following positions have arisen in our organization:

Operations Supervisor

Service delivery requirements include:
  • Effective management of the call centre and reception area
  • Efficient management of all activities in a very busy banking hall
  • Resolution of customer queries

GIS Specialist Job Vacancy

We are a private agricultural services company at the forefront of agricultural development in East Africa.

We are looking for a dedicated
 GIS specialist who meets the following criteria:
  • 2 years experience using ARC GIS
  • Experience in remote sensing and ERDAS
  • Work experience in the agricultural sector
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Motivated, organized and able to work under pressure
  • A passion for agricultural development
Send applications to:

Graphic Designer Job Vacancy

About our organization

The World Agroforestry Centre is an independent research institution which generates science - based knowledge about the complex role trees play in agricultural landscapes and rural livelihoods.

As part of the Centre’s work to bring tree-based solutions to bear on poverty and environmental problems, researchers – working in close collaboration with partners – are developing new technologies, tools and policy recommendations for increased food security and ecosystem health.

The Centre’s headquarters are located in Nairobi, Kenya, and research is conducted in 23 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. We are supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and receive funding from over 50 different donors.

NGO Massive Recruitment - Pathfinder International

Pathfinder International is an international non-profit organization that is dedicated to supporting high-quality comprehensive reproductive health services in Kenya.

We are currently recruiting for the following positions to join our team in APHIAPlus Nairobi coast project.

Project Engineers Jobs in Juba South Sudan

A Construction & Engineering company with operations in Kenya and South Sudan, offering services in building & civil works is recruiting Project Engineers to manage their projects in Juba and other parts of South Sudan.

The incumbent will be reporting to the Projects Manager- Building & Civil Works

Job Requirements

Field Officers and Accounts Assistant Job Vacancies

CARE International in Kenya is looking for well organized and highly motivated individuals who are results - oriented to fill the following positions.

Field Officer - Water Sanitation and Hygiene

2 Positions


 Drought emergency response – Northern Kenya. 

 Project Officer – Engineer. 

Location/Duty Station:
 Moyale and Marsabit 


Job Summary & Purpose:

Distribution Manager Job Vacancy

We are a hardware (tools, building materials, industrial equipment) and home-ware (garden and home accessories) super store located in Nairobi and Uganda.

The person we are looking for, should have a strong Business development / Marketing Background.

The objective of this role is to build and sustain relationships with hardware stores (large and Small) in order for them to stock our products.

The role should ensure that efficient distribution network across Kenya translates to our products being easily accessible – everywhere.

Their key roles will include;

Program Quality Coordinator – Global Fund Job Vacancy

CARE International in Kenya is looking for a well organized and highly motivated individual who is result-oriented to fill the following position.

Program Quality Coordinator – Global Fund 


Based in Nairobi

Reporting to the Global Fund Program Manager, the incumbent shall have overall technical responsibility for day to day program management and technical support, provide leadership in quality improvement of Global Fund Round 7 HIV and AIDS CSOs component by ensuring that program quality is embedded in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of CARE’s GF 7 program.

Want a good salary? How to go about it ...

By Juliah Karimi.
Most job seekers in Kenya tread carefully when it comes to asking for more pay. It’s understandable — after the relief of landing a job, negotiating a salary can be the last thing from your mind. I recently got an email question and frankly it has not been the first. So I thought about it and I have gone through the same where I felt I should be earning higher but I really didn’t know the steps.

It can even feel awkward as most Kenyan professionals not used to placing a value on the skills, knowledge and abilities we bring. Once in a while, asking for higher salary can even put you out of the running.

Boeing Operator Jobs

Boeing operator seeks

Experienced Boeing 727-200
  1. Captain
  2. First Officer
  3. Flight Engineer
  4. Load Master
Experienced Boeing 737-200
  1. Captain
  2. Load Master.

Road Show Planner Job Vacancy in Kenya

Position Purpose: To enforce Distribution and Logistic Routines


Reporting to Customer Service and Logistics Manager, the successful candidates main responsibilities will be:
  • Daily Road show planning
  • Daily follow-up on out of plan loads and contingency
  • Customer service and management in regard to deliveries.
  • Maintain compliance to Company Performance Management Guidelines,
  • Ensure compliance to internal and external audits as per The Coca-Cola Quality Management Systems.
Selection Criteria

Kenya School of Law Massive Recruitment (10 positions)

The Kenya School of Law is a Postgraduate Training Institution run under the auspices of the Council of Legal Education Act, Cap. 16A of the Laws of Kenya.

The core mandate of the Council of Legal Education is inter alia to train for legal professional development and in particular to train lawyers for entry into the legal profession as Advocates of the High Court of Kenya.

For over 40 years the School has discharged this mandate under the leadership of the office of the Attorney General and the Ministry of Justice National Cohesion and Constitutional Affairs.

From 2006, however, the School became a Semi-Autonomous Government Agency (SAGA) with an expanded mandate and reviewed terms of service for its staff.

Cadbury Kenya Massive Recruitment

Business Introduction

Cadbury Kenya & East Africa (CKL) is establishing the Nairobi Plant as a Centre of Excellence for manufacture of dry powders. This includes Cadbury Drinking Chocolate and Cadbury Cocoa.

Aligned to this strategic journey we are seeking to fill some roles based at our Nairobi Factory.

We are offering exciting career opportunities for someone with sound judgement, drive and a passion for winning.

If you are interested in joining us, apply for these positions.

Career Opportunities

Latest Government Jobs - Witness Protection Agency

Positions for top and middle level management staff

Our client, a Government Security Agency, seeks to recruit top and middle level management staff to fill various vacant positions in the agency.

Applications are invited from qualified Kenyan professionals of high integrity, are self-driven and committed to delivering results.

The applicants must have good communication skills, proficiency in computer application packages, high conceptual skill, as well as decision making and managerial skills.

Gender Policy Advisor Job in Nairobi Kenya

Job Title: Gender Policy Advisor

 Pan-African Programme

 Acord Headquarters- Nairobi- Kenya

Reporting To:
 Pan-African Head of Policy and Advocacy

Organisational Context

ACORD (Agency for Cooperation and Research in Development) is a Pan-African organisation working for Social Justice and Development in Africa.

ACORD is implementing a Pan-African Programme mainly focused on food sovereignty and cross-cutting thematic programmes on Conflict, HIV & AIDS and Gender.

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