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Applying for a job? The way to do it

When applying for a job especially through email, you need to ask yourself two questions: "What's the best subject line for an email in response to a job ad?" and "Should you attach the cover letter to the email, or copy and paste it into the body of the email?"

I always wondered this myself, so I did some research and here's the consensus:

Best email subject line:

Technical Advisor Job in Juba South Sudan

VSF-Belgium is a recognized developmental International NGO founded in 1995 working with disadvantaged communities to increase their standards of living, improve food security and livelihood sustainability through improved animal health and animal production.

In East Africa, our programmes focus on community based animal health services, capacity building of local institutions and governments, conflict mitigation and sustainable natural resource management.

 Technical Advisor to the Livestock Epidemio-surveillance Southern Sub-Project (LESP)

Project Coordinator and Legal Officer Job Vacancies

Women’s Rights Awareness Programme (WRAP) is a non – governmental Organization based in Nairobi and whose core objective is to provide shelter for abused Women and Children.

Wrap is seeking to recruit dynamic, self driven and result oriented persons to fill in the following vacant positions;

Project Coordinator

Qualities and Competencies include and are not limited to:

Solution Lead - IN/VAS Design and Planning Job in Nairobi Kenya

The sky is the limit

We are a leader in the international telecommunications industry and are looking to recruit dynamic, first class professionals to fill the following position in our office in Nairobi, Kenya but working towards our offices across Sub-Saharan Africa.

We offer an excellent working environment, good training prospects and an attractive compensation structure.

Job Description

Solution Lead - IN/VAS Design and Planning

Senior Solution Architects (Packet Core) Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

The sky is the limit

We are a leader in the international telecommunications industry and are looking to recruit dynamic, first class professionals to fill the following position in our office in Nairobi, Kenya but working towards our offices across Sub-Saharan Africa.

We offer an excellent working environment, good training prospects and an attractive compensation structure.

Job Description

Senior Solution Architect, Packet Core (incl. SASN)

Savannah Cement (EPZ) Massive Recruitment 2011 (10 Positions)

Our client, Savannah Cement (EPZ) Ltd, is in the final phase of completing a new state of the art, green field cement factory specializing in the manufacturing and distribution of high quality cement and cement products at Athi River.

This is an opportunity for highly motivated professionals, seeking a thrilling and fulfilling experience and desirous to leave a mark in the industry to join the key front line staff of the company as hereunder:

IT Administrator Job Vacancy in Kenya


 Extensive database experience across at least 3 different database platforms (Oracle, PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL are preferred) The experience should include but is not limited to database Administration and maintenance.

 Adequate Network experience: Installing, Administration and Maintenance. LAN, WAN, VPN, Firewall administration.

Latest Government Jobs for Everyone - Office of the Vice President (577 Positions)

Republic of Kenya

Office of the Vice President and Ministry of Home Affairs


Applicants are invited from suitably qualified Kenyans for the following vacancies:

1. Senior Support Staff III

Job Group

Eighty Three (83) Posts

Executive Director Job Opportunity

Applications are invited from qualified citizens of East Africa for the following position in the East African Community Safety and Security Oversight Agency (CASSOA).

Eligible applicants for this position are from Uganda, Kenya, Burundi and Rwanda only.

Executive Director



Reports to:
 Board of CASSOA

Senior Finance Officer / Team Leader Job in Nairobi Kenya

Job Title: Senior Finance Officer / Team Leader

Job Family:
 Financial Sector

 Nairobi, Kenya

 Local Hire

Job Posted:

Closing Date:

Language Requirements:
 English [Essential]; French [Desired]; Portuguese [Desired]

Background / General description

Appearance Vs. Reality

Here’s the deal: I’m judging you based on appearances, and so is everyone else. Not only is it happening, but I argue that it should happen, that it’s right to judge people based on appearances. It doesn’t matter if you think it’s unfair, or you think I’m cold-hearted.  I’m talking about your outward appearances.

Your clothing. Your style. Maybe your hair.

Who judges you based on appearances?


Music Teacher and Assistant Chaplain Jobs in Kenya

Moi Primary School - Kabarak is a Christian based co-educational Institution within Nakuru County.

We are seeking to fill the following positions.

1. Music Teacher

Apart from classroom teaching, the music teacher will train the school choir.


Territory Manager Job Vacancy in Kenya

Our client is a reputable and reliable internet and satellite TV provider offering services across the East African Region, looking to fill the position of a Territory Manager - Kenya.

The Position

The Territory Manager will be responsible for the day to day sales & distribution activities in the assigned territory.

S/He will direct dealer and re-seller teams and provide stewardship towards the achievement of sales targets and growth in line with company vision and values.

Human Resource and Administration Manager Job in Industrial Area, Nairobi, Kenya (KShs 70K - 85K)

We are a staff recruitment agency

Our Client, a medium sized well established Company in the Industrial area, is looking for a
 HR & Administration Manager urgently

Reporting to:Directors (3)

 40 employees

Economic and Women Empowerment Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Kenya serves vulnerable populations in the Turkana region and refugees in the Kakuma, Dadaab camps and in the Eastleigh, Nairobi.

The IRC implements programs in the areas of comprehensive primary health care, nutrition, protection, peace building, sanitation and hygiene and HIV/AIDS and prevention and response to gender based violence issues.

Applications are invited for the position of:

Economic and Women Empowerment Manager - Nairobi

Logistics Engineer Job Vacancy

Our client is an independent oil and gas company with over 90 licenses in 25 countries.

The Company is principally engaged in the oil and gas exploration, development and production and the sale of hydrocarbons and related activities. It also operates within four geographical markets: Europe, Africa, South Asia and South America.

Through successful exploration and consistent delivery of major projects, the company has become Africa’s leading independent Oil Company.

The company seeks to recruit a
 Logistics Engineer who will supervise all Logistics functions in support of Logistics Manager.

Commercial Manager and Security Information & Data Analysis Manager Career Opportunities

Senior level executive positions in a fast growing strategic risk management company specialising in providing effective solutions to delicate or complex security situations not only in Kenya but also in the region.

With the following two appointments, our client wishes to not only grow their customer base but also the quality of services rendered to clients.

Given the current security situation in the country, the need for strategic risk management solutions is greater than ever before.

Commercial Manager

Ref. No:

Massive Recruitment by NEMA 2011 (10 Positions)

The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) is established under the Environmental Management and Coordination Act (EMCA) No. 8 of 1999, as the Principal Instrument of Government in the implementation of all policies relating to the environment.

The Authority invites applications from qualified and experienced candidates for the following vacant positions:

SI Associate - HMIS Specialist Job in Kenya

An international NGO, implementing comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment programs to facilitate the Kenya Ministries of Medical Services and Public Health to control the spread of HIV and rapidly scale up HIV services, institute continuous quality improvement methods as well as the M&E infrastructure necessary to support these services, is seeking suitably qualified Kenyans able to fill the following position:

SI Associate - HMIS Specialist

Reporting to:
 Senior SI Advisor

Position summary:

Latest Government Jobs - CIC Kenya (Massive Recruitment)

The Commission for the Implementation of the Constitution (CIC) is a Constitutional Commission established under Section 5 of the Sixth Schedule to the Constitution and section 4 of the Commission of the Implementation of The Constitution Act, 2010.
The function of the Commission is to monitor, facilitate and oversee the development of legislation and administrative procedures required to implement the Constitution. The Commission’s monitoring, facilitative and oversight roles involve scrutinizing the development and application of all policies, laws, systems and administrative procedures to ensure compliance with the letter and spirit of the Constitution.

Program Quality Assurance Manager Job in Kisumu Kenya

KEMRI / CDC Program

Vacancy Announcement

Opening date:28/10/11

Vacancy No.K128/10/11

Program description:
 This program is a collaboration between Kenya Medical Research Institute and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention whose remit is to conduct research in malaria, HIV and other diseases.

Assistant Financial Controller and Assistant Engineer Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

Hilton Nairobi

A Career with the Hilton Hotel opens up the world of hospitality to you.

Hilton Hotel provides a terrific range of career opportunities.

You can be part of a strong and growing company and you can join a special family, one dedicated to a positive, productive and diverse working environment.

We are currently looking for truly outstanding individuals with boundless energy and enthusiasm to fill the following positions:

Assistant Financial Controller

Surveyor Job in Kenya

Brief Description

We are seeking an experienced
Surveyor with a background in managing multiple sites and a high workload, who can visit sites and lay beacons, obtain maps from surveys of Kenya and manage day to day duties in a variety of locations.


About Bridge International Academies

Bridge International Academies is a for-profit startup company revolutionizing education across Africa with a unique business model.

Resource Mobilisation Officer Job Vacancy

Resource Mobilisation Officer

Closing date:
 12 noon, Friday 11th November 2011

Job reference: PFD/048/JG

We are working with partners across Africa on programmes that are addressing a range of issues; from conflict and governance to food insecurity and health.

For this position, we are looking for someone to lead our fundraising work (including developing proposals and budgets) for diverse programme sectors; focussing on health and nutrition.

Finance Co-ordinator - Cash Consortium Job Re-Advertisement

Role: Finance Co-ordinator - Cash Consortium

 12 months contract

We are the world’s leading independent children’s charity; we inspire really dramatic change for children around the globe. We work with children in vulnerable situations. Providing safeguards for them against any form of abuse is a priority in all our work.

Combining short-term relief with long-term development, our programmes represent a huge undertaking. And this is why we need you.

Role Purpose

Sales & Marketing Manager, Project Manager and Graphics Designer Jobs in Kenya

An International Organization with offices in most major towns in the country is looking for suitable candidates to fill the positions below urgently.

A) Sales & Marketing Manager

Key Responsibilities
  • Sales force management
  • Formulate and implement strategic and tactical sales and marketing plans.
  • Identify and approach potential new clients, convert enquiries from potential clients to sales.

Teaching Jobs in a New School in Nyahururu Kenya

A newly established school commencing its services in January 2012 would like teachers for the following high school subjects: Math, English, Kiswahili, Agriculture, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, C.R.E, Business, History, and Geography.
Applicants ought to have taught an examination class in their respective subject.

Band Instructor Job Vacancy

A band instructor is needed.
He/she should be able to play a range of wind instruments which include the trumpet, the cornet, the trombone and the bugle.
Preference may be given to persons who have served in the uniformed service as instructors.
Applications may be made not later than 1st December 2011 to the address below.

Occupational Therapist Job Vacancy

BethanyKids is looking to fill the positions of an Occupational Therapist
BethanyKids is also known as Bethany Relief and Rehabilitation International (BRRI). BRRI is a compassionate evangelical medical mission committed to improving the physical and spiritual health of disabled children and their families in developing countries by providing services for rehabilitation and treatment, prevention of disease and disability, health education and training.
BRRI has a well established project in Kijabe known as Bethany Kids at Kijabe Hospital.
And is currently in partnership with the S.A. Joytown Special Primary School in Thika

Programme Coordinator (Gender) Job Vacancy (KShs 100K – 150K)

Urgent Application deadline: 31/10/11
 Short term contract announcement
Heinrich Böll Stiftung, East and Horn of Africa is a regional organization supporting projects in countries of the East and Horn of Africa Region. The mission of the organization is to strengthen civil society in the values of ecology, gender democracy, human rights, sustainable development, solidarity and non-violence/conflict resolution through dialogue.
The Foundation seeks to fill the following senior position in its Gender programme on a short term contract as a maternity replacement:.
Programme Co-ordinator Gender
A degree in social sciences or any gender or human rights related field and/or at least four years working experience on gender issues.

Information Technology Assistant Job in Dadaab

World Food Programme
Internal Vacancy Announcement  WFP/44/11
This Vacancy is open to Kenyan male and female candidates.
Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
Date of issue: 26.10.2011
Deadline for application: 08.11.2011
Job Title: Information Technology Assistant

Post Grade: SC4 (Service Contract)
Duty Stations: Dadaab and other duty stations

Internship Opportunity at the UN

UNOPS helps its partners in the United Nations system meet the world’s needs for building peace, recovering from disaster, and creating sustainable development. UNOPS is known for its ability to implement complex projects in all types of environments around the globe.
In an effort to promote organizational excellence, UNOPS seeks highly qualified individuals for the following position:
Vacancy Details

Vacancy Code UNOPS/2011/AFO/KEOC/Interns/02
Post Title Programme Support Unit Assistant – unpaid Intern

National Programme Associate Job in Garowe, Puntland

Post Title: National Programme Associate

Type of Contract: SSA

Level: GS6

Duration: 3 Months

Duty Station: Garowe, Puntland

Date of Issue: 25 October 2011

Closing Date: 15 November 2011

Organisational Unit: UNFPA Somalia Country Office
Organizational Context

Administrative Assistant Job in Nairobi Kenya

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) is a bilateral aid agency of the Korean Government.
The KOICA Kenya Office works in close conjunction with the Kenyan Government to implement grant and cooperation programmes in the areas of agriculture & fisheries, education, environment, health, industry & energy, and public administration.
KOICA currently has operations in 44 countries.
Job Title: Administrative Assistant

Sales and Marketing Manager Job Vacancy

Our client, a leading Pan-African communications solutions provider is looking to recruit a Sales and Marketing Manager.
Reporting to the Head of Business / General Manager, the main purpose of the job is to drive Revenue Generation and Business Development.
The job holder will be responsible for developing and implementing the company’s overall commercial strategy as well as advising the management on the various aspects of sales and marketing.
These include; market research, sales and marketing strategy, advertising, promotion, pricing, product development and public relations. He/she with the support of the sales team will be responsible for achieving maximum profitability and growth in line with company’s vision and values.

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