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Jobs and Vacancies in Jomo Kenyatta Foundation, Kenya

The Jomo Kenyatta Foundation (JKF) was established by the Government of Kenya in 1966 as a Company Limited by guarantee and having no share capital. 

We are a leading educational publisher and scholarship provider in Kenya. 

In pursuit of our vision of realizing an enlightened and empowered society and our mission of developing customer focused publications and scholarship provision, the Foundation is looking for a suitable candidate to fill the following vacant position:

Job Title: Assistant Editor (Sciences)

1 Position

Job Ref: JKF/AE/2016/001
Job Group: 6
Reports to: Editor
Supervises: None
Key Responsibilities
  • Assist in copy-editing manuscripts and other projects as assigned or as instructed by the section editor;
  • Assist in proof-reading manuscripts;
  • Designs manuscripts for page layout and illustrations;
  • Assist in co-ordinating writing workshops;
  • Assists in preparing author-publisher contracts in consultation with section editors;
  • To perform any other relevant duty assigned by the GM-Publishing & Research.
To be appointed to this position, one must have:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Education (Mathematics/Chemistry or Mathematics/Biology)
  • A post graduate Diploma in Mass Communication will be an added advantage
  • Leadership training from a reputable institution
  • Computer proficiency
  • At least 3 years classroom experience or 1 year editing experience in a publishing house.
The position is permanent and pensionable, and a competitive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate.

Job Title: GM - Sales & Marketing
1 Position

Job Ref: JKF/GMSM/2016/001.

Job Group: 11
Reports to: Managing Director

Supervises: Manager - Sales & Marketing
Key Responsibilities
  • Defining and implementing the overall company policies within the department.
  • Liaises with internal and external stakeholders on matters related to the Sales and Marketing Department.
  • Coordinates market research and sales promotion reports from all Sales Administrators.
  • Monitors stock levels in all JKF stores and Distributors/Agents and compiles data on stock levels on a regular basis for the purpose of replenishment.
  • Coordinates the supply of stocks to all JKF distribution outlets including Distributors/Agents.
  • Ensures proper and accurate packaging and loading of stocks to delivery to JKF outlets and customers.
  • Monitors stock levels and places replenishment orders with the relevant departments.
  • Prepares annual sales plans, budgets, targets, sales and forecasts.
  • Supervises and monitors the work of sales representatives against targets.
  • Gives guidance to all sales staff, defines and implements the departmental incentive and motivation policy.
  • Deals with customer issues regarding JKF products/services.
  • In liaison with the Finance Department coordinating issues related to customers transactions and any other business associated with the trade.
  • To perform any other relevant duty assigned by the Managing Director.
To be appointed in this position, one must have:
  • Masters Degree in Business Administration - Sales & Marketing
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing or a relevant field
  • Computer proficiency
  • Membership to relevant professional bodies
  • Strategic Leadership Course
  • Certification in Corporate Governance will be an added advantage
  • At least 7 years in a sales and marketing environment
  • Excellent communication, analytical and problem solving, negotiation, interpersonal relations, team building, effective time management, leadership and organizational skills.
The position is permanent and pensionable, and a competitive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should apply by emailing us a copy of filled-in respective ‘JKF Job Application Forms’ which is available HERE to 

Please note that the application forms should not be accompanied by testimonials. 

The closing date for receipt of the forms is August, 4th 2016.
Women, Persons living with HIV and AIDS, disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The Jomo Kenyatta Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

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