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Accountant Job Opportunity in Kenya

Job Vacancy: Accountant 

Salary: 50K – 60K

Job Description: Our client is looking to recruit an accountant who will be responsible for analyzing financial information to inform the business strategy, forecast, collect, maintain and provide accurate data and information to support management in making strategic business decisions, as well as bridge the gap between finance and organization’s operations.

 

Role Duties & Responsibilities

  • Coordinating and monitoring annual budgets for management’s decision making and to ensure that revenue and expenditure is kept in line with the budget.
  • Advising management on proper financial planning and control by preparing and producing monthly management accounting reports for decision making.
  • Determine and implement cost accounting procedures and methods.
  • Planning, studying and collecting data to determine costs of business activity such as raw material purchases, inventory and labor.
  • Responsible for the preparation and analysis of cost reports; providing management with reports specifying and comparing factors affecting prices and profitability of products.
  • Ensuring minimal variance between actual and standard costs
  • Advising on product profitability and pricing structures, evaluating sanctions and monitoring contract prices renewals
  • Performs various cost analysis procedures and perform cost allocations for distribution and manufacturing
  • Analyze changes in product design, raw materials and manufacturing methods to determine effects on costs.
  • Prepare, analyze and report weekly, monthly, quarterly and periodically gross margins by brand and by customer.
  • Prepare detailed account analysis and reconcile sales, cost and inventory and liability accounts by customer channel and category.
  • Assist is various projects aimed at identifying and realizing cost savings.
  • Preparation of financial reports for decision making including the Monthly Budget Control
  • Review standard and actual costs for variances and report variances to management for decision-making purposes.
  • Accumulate and apply overhead costs as required by generally accepted accounting principles
  • Participate in Work-In-Process, Engineering Stocks and Finished Stocks periodic stock take exercises verification of fixed assets and project evaluations; Overseeing inventory checks, obviously maintaining accurate accounts for Raw Materials/WIP/Finished Goods, Labor, Shipping, Customs & Duties, Overhead and everything else that goes into COGS.
  • Ensure timely submission, accuracy and validity of inventory and gross margin schedules to management.
  • Prepare collateral reporting.
  • Participate in TREO processing and liaison with Customs & Clearing agents for imports.
  • Coordinate with IT department for system issues, maintenance and development on functions such as production, purchasing, import/ export, accounts payable, accounts receivable, import/ export IT, receiving, shipping and others.
  • Support and assist internal department reporting requirements such as audit schedules, tax schedules and others.
  • Maintain internal control documentation and test internal controls.
  • Also helps in determining pricing of various product.
  • Assist in establishing and reviewing performance standards and measures with a particular emphasis on areas with cost implications.
  • Monitor on a continuing basis organization-wide KPIs to determine performance against targets on cost, productivity, efficiency, quality and timelines.
  • Undertake special projects as and when required to do so by management.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/ Business/ Finance or equivalent is mandatory
  • Minimum 6years’ experience in manufacturing industry mostly handling cost
  • Candidates must possess CIMA/ CPA(K)/ACCA qualification or equivalent
  • High numeric abilities
  • Advanced computer skills
  • Advanced working knowledge of SAP ERP

Other Desirable Attributes

  • Must demonstrate people management abilities.
  • Has ability to identify drivers of an issue and apply creative thinking in identifying and resolving opportunities.
  • Prior Financial Accounting and/or internal control framework experience is a plus for proper understanding of manufacturing accounts requirements.
  • Strong logical thinking, analytical and communication skills; Fluent English in listening, speaking and writing (very important).
  • Strong ownership, proactive and team work spirits.
If you meet the above qualifications, kindly send your CV to email protected with “management accountant” as the subject on or before 27th  September 2017.

Kenya: Economist/ Research Assistant- Resilience Pillar

Organization: Samuel Hall
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 15 Oct 2017

Samuel Hall is seeking a motivated Research Assistant to join its Resilience Pillar for six months to one year in Nairobi.

The responsibilities of the Research Assistant are to:

Support Project Lead on one or more research projects; conduct secondary research and literature reviews; assist in the design of research tools and research frameworks; participate in fieldwork and conduct qualitative interviews and data analysis; conduct advanced data analysis on SPSS, Stata or Excel; write draft report sections, concept notes and other research materials; cover various topics and themes under pillar 2 / resilience.

Tasks to be performed under the contract

• PILLAR SUPPORT

Support the Resilience Pillar Lead and Team based in Nairobi and Kabul offices; put forward editorial ideas for dissemination and outreach; coordinate work with other pillars and country offices; support other Pillars as needed

• RESEARCH SUPPORT

Acquire research related skills relating to quantitative and qualitative research methods; support the design of research tools and research frameworks; conduct secondary research and desk reviews; participate in fieldwork – qualitative research will include case studies, focus group discussions, field observations, key informant interviews, as required in various locations; provide analysis and recommendations in line with policy and academic standards; under the supervision of the Project Officer and/ or Pillar Lead, transcribe interview notes, write field reports, and contribute to the draft/final report.

Applicants will need to possess and be able to demonstrate the following qualifications and transferable skills:

Proven experience in the field of economic research (preference to micro-economic analyses); B.A. degree in Economics (strict requirement); excellent spoken and written skills in English; keen attention to detail; ability to being patient and to work well within a team; ability to cope well under pressure, work occasionally irregular hours and meet tight deadlines.

How to apply:

All applicants should send their cover letter and CV in separate PDF files, each labelled: ‘CL/CV – Full name of Applicant’ with the e-mail subject line using the following format: ‘Name – Economist RA. Three samples of relevant work should also be included.

For more information on the job description, click on: http://samuelhall.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Vacancy-Announcement-Economist-Research-Assistant.pdf

Regional Sales Jobs in Kenya (100K)

Our client is looking for a good regional sales person for 3 different regions including; Nairobi, Rift valley and Coast.
 

Salary: 100K
 

Responsibilities

Key Competencies

  • A degree or diploma in Sales from a recognized institution
  • Minimum of 4 years working experience preferably in a SACCO, Micro Finance Institution, FMCG or a fast-growing start up
  • Proven ability to motivate and lead the sales team
  • Experience in managing a distribution region will be an added advantage
  • Problem-solving and analytical skills to interpret sales performance and market trend information
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Other requirements

  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Software and other relevant office software and devices
If you possess the above qualifications, kindly send your CV to email protected with the subject line “regional sales” including the region preference before or by 25th September 2017.

Kenya Bankers Association Legal and Human Resource Assistant Job in Nairobi

Our Client, The Kenya Bankers Association (KBA) is registered as an Industry Association whose mandate include promoting industry development and economic growth by engaging the government and sector regulator, Central Bank of Kenya (CBK). 

The main aim of the Association is to cater for the interests of the member banks in negotiating terms and conditions of service of its unionisable employees and as far as possible standardize management practices so as to ensure harmony in the industry.
 

They are now inviting applications for dynamic professionals to fill in the following position in their Nairobi office:
 

 

Legal and Human Resource Assistant
 

Reporting to the Head of HR, the Legal and Human Resources Assistant will be required to assist with the administration of the day-to-day operations of the human resources and legal functions and duties.
 

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Performing research on applicable regulations, laws, legal scholarship and discovering facts of cases
  • Keeping files organized and up to date in paper and/or electronic format and under the respective laws
  • Drafting formal legal documents, such as contracts as well as correspondence with clients and other parties
  • Attending to basic clerical tasks, for instance, preparing reports for lawyers in anticipation of trials
  • Maintaining the Human Resource Information System (HRIS) database and generating scheduled or requested reports and periodically auditing the database to ensure accuracy
  • Assisting in the development and updating of the Human Resources section of the website and organizing evidence for review
  • Tracking participants, training records, participating in planning and implementing various employee relations and employee satisfaction initiatives
  • Assisting with preparation of Board of Directors meetings
  • Participating in the HR and Ethics and Legal and Compliance Committees to provide support and monitor activities and completion of goals

Key Skills and Qualifications:

  • A Diploma in Law (Paralegal)
  • A higher national diploma in Human Resources Management or Business Management is an added advantage
  • At least 2 years of relevant experience in a busy department. Experience in a law firm will be an added advantage
  • Excellent knowledge of Kenyan Labour Laws
  • Proficiency in HRIS software   
  • Good understanding of business processes and controls to manage information, guide personnel, and facilitate decision-making       
  • Good understanding of the different contributions from other disciplines and working with colleagues from across the organization to achieve better results
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and organizational skills
  • Excellent oral and written proficiency in English

How to Apply


Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to
email protected with the subject LEGAL AND HUMAN RESOURCE ASSISTANT by 4th October 2017, stating their current and expected remuneration, daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees. 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Website: www.kba.co.ke

Kenya: Regional Reproductive Health Officer

Organization: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 31 Oct 2017

  1. General Background

The incumbent is responsible for all technical support, coordination, policy development, monitoring and evaluation, and advocacy for the UNHCR Reproductive Health (RH) and HIV programmes in the East and Horn of Africa.

The Regional RH & HIV Officer (RRH&HIV) for East and Horn of Africa, will be a member of the regional team in his/her duty station and region, will coordinate and provide technical support to a regional network of country level HIV and RH focal points, Health, Nutrition, Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV), community based protection staff as well as Protection and Programme Officers. The RRH&HIV Officer should ensure that UNHCR RH&HIV policies and programmes meet minimum UNHCR and international standards, to prevent infection and minimise reproductive health related mortality and morbidity among populations of concern. The RRH&HIV plays a major role among the regional team in the region, supporting all issues related to RH, HIV, including protection issues (e.g. HIV discrimination, stigma, mandatory testing, HIV testing for resettlement, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)), health response to SGBV, Programme issues (e.g. HIV and RH programme funds come from country as well as headquarter budgets), Technical Support Sectors (e.g. RH and HIV are cross-cutting issue that deals with protection, nutrition, food security, community services, gender and age, public health, water and sanitation, shelter, and the environment).

UNHCR became a UNAIDS cosponsor in June 2004. Together with this major opportunity for including refugees in global, regional and country policies and programmes, come obligations and responsibilities. The RRH&HIV Officer is the HIV focal point for the 11 UNAIDS cosponsors with respect to HIV and displaced populations in the region. He/she is responsible for coordinating and advocating for HIV and refugee issues with Regional/Sub regional bodies such as IGAD and major HIV donors such as the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM)). He/she will support country staff to advance refugee programming in coordination with National AIDS Control Programmes and UN Country HIV teams.

2. Purpose and Scope of Assignment

Reinforce coordination and implementation of quality and reproductive health and HIV activities, ensuring that the full minimum initial service package for reproductive health are provided in new refugee emergencies and that comprehensive quality reproductive health and HIV services are progressively integrated into the primary health care and provided to the refugee population.

Under the supervision of the Chief of Public Health Section, Geneva and working closely with the Public Health Officers and reproductive health/HIV staff at country level, the incumbent will be responsible for providing technical support, coordination, policy and planning, advocacy, monitoring and evaluation on reproductive health and HIV for refugees in the region.

These include:

  1. Act as focal point for RH&HIV in the region, provide technical support to UNHCR country operations and partners to improve all aspects of reproductive health and HIV services to refugees based on countries specific needs and resource assessments.

  2. Liaise with national and regional authorities of the host country when planning and implementing RH activities in refugee camps and among the surrounding population, where appropriate.

  3. Liaise with other sectors (protection, community services, camp management, education, etc.) to ensure a multisectoral approach to reproductive health and HIV.

  4. Create/adapt and introduce standardised strategies for reproductive health and HIV which are fully integrated within PHC.

  5. Take measures to support the operationalisation of UNHCR's guidance in maternal health, family planning and the adolescent reproductive health toolkit

  6. Introduce/enforce standardised protocols for selected areas (such as syndromic case management of STIs, referral of obstetric emergencies, clinical response to survivors of sexual violence, counselling and family planning services. etc.).

  7. Support the implementation of the regional grant for HIV and TB funded by the Global Fund through IGAD and similar subsequent grants

  8. Monitor all reproductive health and HIV indicators in the region and provide feedback to countries on improving quality of data collection as well as programming.

  9. Support the use of the Balanced Scorecard in monitoring the quality of RH services

  10. Support analysis of maternal death audits in the region along with the Public Health epidemiologist identifying gaps in maternal health programming and making recommendations to address these gaps and supporting their implementation

3. Monitoring and Progress Controls

· Undertake regular missions to refugee sites in order to analyse, monitor, evaluate and supervise the implementation of reproductive health and HIV services delivery.

· Write mission reports with main findings and actionable recommendations

· Organise the collection, analysis and distribution of epidemiological information regarding the reproductive health status of the refugees. This includes support for evaluations, surveys and studies.

· Maintain regular email and telephone contact with staff in the field including organising regular teleconferences on specific themes 4. Qualifications and Experience

a. Education

University degree in medical studies (e.g. medical doctor, nursing,midwifery) highly desirable with Masters of Public Health or similar qualification desirable.

Consideration will be given to candidates without a clinical qualification if they have relevent social sciences, anthropology or related degree with substantial reproductive health related field experience and a Master Degree in Public health or related

b. Work Experience

· At least two years experience working in clinical practice or related work

· At least six years’ experience in Reproductive Health and HIV programming mostly in resource limited settings

· Experience working with refugees and/or in humanitarian settings desirable

· Experience in East Africa region is an added advantage

· Excellent writing and reporting English skills

c. Key Competencies

· Strong knowledge of reproductive and HIV programming in resource constrained settings

· Project or grant management skills

· Analytical and report writing skills

· Good communicator with strong interpersonal and negotiation skills to deal with different country contexts with persons of diverse cultural backgrounds

· Strive to live up to high ethical and professional standards;

· Team player with service-oriented attitudes

Contract duration: 01/01/2018 – 31/12/2018

Supervisor: Snr. Reproductive and HIV Officer

How to apply:

Please send your application (Resume and Cover Letter) to vargasj@unhcr.org

IPSL Executive Personal Assistant (Reliever) Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Our Client, Integrated Payments Service Limited (IPSL) a subsidiary of Kenya Bankers Association is a bank-owned banking services company providing high volume inter-bank transaction switching and settlement services. 

IPSL is active in the financial services industry and at the strategic level is held together by a shared business philosophy.
 

They are now inviting applications for dynamic professionals to fill in the following position in their Nairobi office:
 

Executive Personal Assistant (Reliever)
 

 

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, this is a position responsible for providing high level administrative and operating support to the Executive to manage workload and activities.
 

Note: This is a maternity reliever position
 

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Screening and managing all incoming calls and emails and handling business correspondences
  • Organizing logistics for face – to – face and conference call meetings
  • Communicating to team or project members all relevant details regarding meetings
  • Coordinating the development of meeting agendas and assisting with setting up sub – committee meetings and calls
  • Organizing a minute – taker for meetings and maintaining Virtual Boardroom documents
  • Maintaining product and project calendar
  • Providing a variety of information to assist workflow throughout the organization
  • Supervising support staff and maintaining office supplies

Qualifications, Experience and Knowledge

  • Degree in any relevant field
  • At least 7 years’ relevant experience for a large and busy organization. Experience in a financial institution will be an added advantage.
  • Basic knowledge in human resource management, logistics, accounting, and procurement
  • Proven experience in customer service
  • Strong business writing and presentation skills
  • Excellent communicator who is politically savvy and a team player

How to Apply


Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to
email protected with the subject EXECUTIVE PERSONAL ASSISTANT (RELIEVER) by 29th September 2017, stating their current and expected remuneration, daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees. 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 Website: www.ipsl.co.ke

Kenya: Manager – Resource Development (World Vision Kenya)

Organization: World Vision
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 01 Oct 2017

Manager – Resource Development

To develop Strategic Direction for Branding World Vision and coordination of technical engagement & intelligent research on Corporate donor strategies, products focus and forecasts, prepositioning for solicited and unsolicited opportunities and generate set annual Local income for World Vision Kenya through Development and implementation of the National Resource Development Plan for World Vision Kenya.

The incumbent shall contribute strategically to development and implementation of a WVK Brand Strategy, National Resource Development strategy, corporate donor engagement plans, grant acquisition and donor retention strategies. The Manager will serve as a main link between World Vision Kenya and focused corporate donors.

Major Responsibilities

Grow Local Income; strengthen GAM Processes & Ensure Effective Donor Retention

  • Develop and regularly review and update the National Resource Development (NRD) strategy & Coordinate its implementation.

  • Actively engage a portfolio of diverse corporates & local foundations;

  • Local Income fundraising targets for all WVK’s priority sectors set and reviewed annually in line with National Office Strategy, GAM strategy and Technical Approaches.

  • Identify corporate donor priorities and intelligence on possible opportunities.

  • Raise Local Income Grants as per WVK set Targets for each Financial Year as per the National Resource Development Plan.

  • Communicate Local income funding opportunities & other relevant information to relevant stakeholders; Technical Specialists in Quality Assurance, Grant Finance etc.

  • Develop appropriate products to market to corporates, individuals, and local foundations eg Banks, Communication organizations, among others.

  • Coordinate all key sectors and functions and conduct proposals writing as per donor/Corporates or Support Office and government guidelines and timely submission.

  • Coordinate concepts and proposal feedback mechanisms with donors/Corporate and SOs;

  • Conduct quarterly analysis on the success rate of all applications to specific donors assigned.

  • Coordinate WVK Local income tracking metrics and ensure fundraising data base is in place to track achievement of targets;

  • Coordinated contractual processes with partners, donors, SOs or other stakeholders;

  • In collaboration with PE and Operations technical staff, maintain updated WVK Capacity Statements for sectors as per Corporates, /SO & or Donor interests.

    Enhance Donor Attraction, Communication and Retention

  • Coordinate the National Office in designing programs that leverage unique, high value contributions of foundations, individuals, local and multinational companies

  • Proactively provide donor updates on existing grants and keep the donor relations on course;

  • Build and maintain relationships with stakeholders and other corporate bodies to maximize value.

  • In collaboration with Operations, coordinate donor exposure to WVK’s work with an aim of expressing our wide capacity;

  • Coordinate leadership interaction with donors both new and existing;

  • Coordinate donor engagement meetings and ensure representation of WVK at all high profile meetings.

  • Actively network and initiate strategic meetings between Corporates/donors representatives and National Director/designee

  • Coordinate development and review of appropriate sectoral marketing products for key Corporates/donors

  • Facilitate Internal & external engagement business processes & communication protocol and provide updates as may be required;

  • Research new and innovative projects and ideas that will be developed further into products, opportunities, concepts and proposals.

  • Identify key donor trends, near- and far-term program opportunities.

  • Support the search for donor intelligence and information that will facilitate prepositioning and establishment of partnership for opportunities Develop clear understanding of donor expectations regarding grants acquisition and implementation.

  • Ensure good donor and World Vision International Support Office relations by ensuring that WVK meets all contractual obligations and achieves high quality planning and implementation levels;

  • Identify and establish key relationships that will strengthen WVK positioning and elevate WV’s profile with relevant donors.

  • Work with and through PE, Operations, finance & Other Support Functions and in collaboration with Support Offices (SOs) to maintain strong donor relationships.

  • Develop and roll out donor acquisition and retention strategies.

  • Develop & coordinate engagement and communication plans in collaboration with relevant departments e.g. PE, communications and Private public partnership functions to engage Support Offices, existing and potential donors.

  • Maintain and update Donor database regularly.

  • SO and donor expectations met through a well-coordinated donor promise delivery model.

  • Coordinate and facilitate initial contacts for donor and grants Support Office staff visits to National Office and projects.

  • Visit at least one grant on quarterly basis to establish what works and adopt promising practices for proposal/concept development.

  • Introduce/Market WVK Products to corporates, individuals and local foundations eg local sponsorship initiative.

  • Implementation and roll out of key Local income Initiatives

    Monitoring, Reporting, Documentation and Knowledge Management

  • Manage Partnership and funding Agreements and relationships.

  • Identify, establish and manage partnerships with potential development actors and facilitate signing of Agreements.

  • Coordinate with EARO & SOS in working with regional & International corporates, Banks, industries

  • Update, maintain and improve electronic Grant information on WV Central site, M Drive among others.

  • Coordinate with Operations & PE to ensure timely and accurate grants reporting and documentation of best practices.

  • Maintain and update the Proposal Resource Guide on a regular basis.

  • Analyze and develop presentations for internal and external audiences on trends, focus and developments among corporates/donors for policy and strategy review.

  • Maintain an up to date record of proposals, concepts, expression of interests, funding agreements and other relevant documentation for ease of access.

  • Conduct routine field support visits, for the purposes of assessing if and ensuring that programs are managed in accordance with internal procedures and in a manner that will promote good practice, maximize impact and encourage learning.

  • Work with the Operations & PE teams to provide timely, detailed and quality program and financial reports to Support Offices and donors on grant funded programs by ensuring timely, accurate reporting which addresses the needs of various donors.In collaboration with IP and Finance team, ensure accurate, accountable reporting of donor resources.

    Capacity Building for Enhanced WVK Brand

  • Increase awareness of World Vision's brand / work among the public and/or corporate officers and employees through the print and broadcast news media.

  • Coordinate identification of WVK staff capacity gaps at all levels (NO, Regional & County) in regard to brand management & Local resource acquisition.

  • Work closely with communications team and other partners to develop and produce corporate marketing material.

  • Work closely with other departments to identify marketing needs and develop materials for the same.

  • Provide technical support in the procedures for managing new opportunities (e.g. the go/no go decision).

  • Prepare written materials, internal newsletters (Vision Talk), press releases, media briefings, Questions & Answers, training documents, presentation materials and other communications products.

  • Produce communications resources for World Vision web and social media outlets

  • Work closely with the Communications leader in setting strategic direction for engaging media.

  • Build media relationships, developing media relations materials and counseling leadership and staff on media matters.

  • Build and nurture strategic relationships with reporters, editors and producers of local and international media organizations.

  • Coordination, status reporting and stability of media relations campaigns of project-oriented work efforts, ensuring that project goals and objectives are met within agreed upon time, scope and resource requirements.

  • Work closely with the communications & Technical teams in lobbying the government to support legislation in WV’s best interest

  • Carry out public affairs activities and events including civic and educational services

  • Work with the communications team to create and maintain a single message for WVK.

  • Work with the communications team leader to offer advice on sound decision making that will protect WV Kenya image.

  • Support the development and review of PDGA strategy.

  • Coordinate dissemination/training of different donor requirements and ensure the relevant internal functions are well abreast with donor requirements/ guidelines.

  • Lead/participate in knowledge transfer/knowledge sharing processes in the NO.

  • Research, develop & implement new initiatives that make PDGA’s function more efficient and effective;

  • Support the orientation of new staff

  • Monitor and be up to date with the changes in grants acquisition and donor world

    Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Public Relations, Mass communications or other related training with post graduate qualifications from a recognized university is desired.

  • At least six years’ experience in NGO resource development.

  • Previous experience in a busy corporate entities in communications, public relations, print, and or electronic media is preferred

  • Professional membership in Marketing Association of Kenya; Public Relations Society of Kenya, Chartered Institute of Marketing or other relevant professional body.

  • Must have a good command of both spoken and written English.

  • Ability to write creatively and edit communication narratives or resources and reports with good photography skills

  • Established good media contacts

  • Excellent computer skills; Graphic Design and desktop publishing skills an added advantage

  • Should be computer literate and experienced in the use of basic software programmes.

  • Must have ability to work programmatically

How to apply:

For more information on the job and application procedure, please visit: http://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-africa and submit your online application including a detailed CV with names of three referees. Application deadline is October 1, 2017 at midnight. If you had applied in our recent advert, you need not re-apply. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted**.**

World Vision Kenya neither uses employment agencies nor does it charge money for recruitment, interviews, or medical checks.

World Vision is a child focused organization and upholds the rights and wellbeing of children. Our recruitment and selection procedures include screening and background checking for child abuse related offenses. World Vision is an equal opportunity employer.

Olivine Technology Project Manager Job in Kenya

We are hiring a Project Manager!
 

About Olivine Technology: Olivine Technology Ltd is Kenya’s leading provider of field salesforce automation solutions for small and medium enterprises (SME) distributors of fast moving consumer goods (FMCG). 

Our flagship product, ASiM®, provides mobile applications that enable field salesforces to perform the most important sales and inventory management transactions, such as outlet mapping and auditing, and sales / sales-orders.
 

 

The company’s solutions are affordable for SME distributors, integrate seamlessly with their existing back-office accounting/ERP applications, business process, and controls, and enhance its customers’ competitiveness, decision support reports / analytics, KYC (know-you-customer), and reduce operational risks.
 

Olivine has received recognition over the years, including Village Capital Fintech Africa 2017 Winner, Demo Africa Top 40, Pivot East Mobile Enterprise Winner, CIO Top 100 and Google Innovation Award Overall Winner. 

Currently operating in Kenya, we have ambitious growth prospects across East Africa in the coming months. We are looking for entrepreneurial people to join our small and growing team.
 

About the role: The project manager (PM)plays a vital role in contributing to Olivine Technology’s success and growth by facilitating a robust customer engagement process. 

You will oversee the planning, implementation, monitoring, tracking, control and closure of specific projects within the stipulated timelines and specified deliverables.
 

As a project manager, you need to have a passion for developing people, have a strong work ethic, and can manage multiple workflows and projects simultaneously. As a team leader, the role holder must have excellent technical skill and subject matter expertise and serve as a coach to their team.  

You will be responsible for ensuring employee satisfaction and productivity, to deliver strategic and operational business excellence. 

He/she should also be willing to take up other management responsibilities as required to provide cover or support within the business.
 

Responsibilities will include:
 

Scoping, Managing and Delivery of Client Projects

  • Visit client sites to map the business processes which will be automated through ASIM. Engage users to understand the workflows in depth.
  • Identify shortfalls in current processes and propose changes and improvements where relevant.
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to define project scope, goals and deliverables
  • Propose application designs considering user-adoptability, performance, scalability, sustainability, and commercial viability for the client as well as the company. Balance utility of proposed product features with the complexity of designing and maintaining them. This includes engaging business development and research and development associates.
  • Develop comprehensive project delivery plans, keeping in mind availability of internal tech team and client.
  • Track project timelines and milestones. Research and develop systems, processes and tools that enable effective and efficient project execution and management.
  • Coordinate UX associates’ activities to ensure high user adoption during the application roll-out at the client site (train and coach users, help them see the advantages of the product).
  • Ensure completion of projects within the agreed timelines and budget. This includes: ensuring the successful execution of project activities, acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of team members and third-party contractors/consultants in accordance with the project plan.
  • Liaise with project stakeholders on an ongoing basis.
  • Conduct project post mortems and create a recommendations report to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements.

Documentation and Risk Management

  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential risks, and initiate any appropriate contingencies.
  • Prepare and deliver comprehensive project plans, progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, presentations and closure documents.
  • Determine and assess need for additional staff and/or consultants and make the appropriate recruitment requests if necessary during project cycle.

Contribute to developing the product and company

  • Stay abreast with industry trends
  • Contribute opinions to strategic decisions on product, packaging, pricing, marketing etc.
  • Make suggestions for product features based on research, user feedback and observations at client site.
  • Coach and mentor UX associates for their professional and career growth.

Who we are looking for:

  • You are passionate about improving operations of SMEs around East Africa and believe that ICT is the key for doing so. Getting into the nuts and bolts of processes around distribution of products excites you.
  • You have been a member of various project teams, preferably incl. large ICT-related projects.
  • Minimum 2-3 years’ experience in designing or improving operational processes, analysing systems, or in similar roles – preferably in an ICT-related environment.
  • You have engaged users during product development and customer training and support stages.
  • You have strong analytical skills and pride yourself in finding and fixing inefficiencies and making continuous improvements with clear demonstrated business outcomes.
  • You put the customer first; their success is your success. Strong ability to drive customer satisfaction and retention.
  • A savvy relationship builder with excellent interpersonal and communication skills with excellent written and spoken English and fluent spoken Kiswahili.
  • Ability to develop or utilize tools and metrics to manage, track and improve project performance, e.g.MS Project, Share point, Project Initiation Documents (Statement of works, Communication plan, Risk Management Plan).
  • You have a good understanding of a variety of business processes and functions (or you are excited and able to learn quickly).
  • Good project management skills. A qualification such as PRINCE 2 or PMP is preferred.
  • You require minimal supervision and thrive in unstructured environments.
  • You are diligent and pay attention to detail
  • Bachelor’s Degree in BBIT or related course with at least introductory courses in programming, computer science, or database management systems.

You have the cultural fit to work with the team at Olivine, if you:

  • have highest integrity: honesty, transparency, courageousness
  • work well in cross-functional teams: collaborative, collegial, humble, respectful
  • are driven: self-learner, proactive, flexible
  • are intellectually curious and innovative

Why work with us

  • Join a committed team that solves challenges related to doing business with pen and paper
  • Important level of responsibility and autonomy. All team members are recognized as integral to the company’s success
  • Work directly with the entrepreneurs, participate in professional and career development programs
  • Our culture strongly engenders a congenial, respectful, ethical, professional environment, and has zero-tolerance for discrimination or harassment

Competitive remuneration and benefits
 

Other information: The Project Manager reports to Chief Marketing Officer and manages UX associates. Although based at the headquarters in Nairobi, the PM often travels across the country. 

The PM may occasionally work late hours and on weekends depending on the nature of the customer’s operations.
 

We strongly encourage interested female candidates to apply, to improve the gender balance in our team.
 

How to apply
 

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Kenya: Regional Anti-Corruption & Investigations Adviser

Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 05 Oct 2017

The Regional Anti-Corruption & Investigations Adviser is a new position at NRC in the Horn of Africa, South Sudan & Yemen (HoASSY) Region. The position is responsible for supporting and conducting administrative investigations across 9 countries in the region, in coordination with the Head Office based Senior Advisor, Anti-Corruption and Investigations, and mitigating against the need for future investigation. The Regional Anti-Corruption and Investigations Adviser will conduct internal investigations into allegations of misconduct, such as mismanagement, fraud, corruption, workplace harassment, SEA, abuse of authority and other potential violations of NRC’s rules and regulations and, be responsible for prevention measures including the delivery of training and capacity building. The incumbent will work closely with the Regional Senior Management Group, NRC Country Directors and a variety of staff across NRC programmes in the region.

Job descriptionGeneric Responsibilities

• Contribute to the effective implementation of, and compliance with key organisational policies and procedures in NRC
• Ensure a strategic and compliant approach to investigations procedures in the region accordance with the NRC investigation guidelines
• Ensure the effective implementation of, and compliance with, key organisational policies including Counter-Terrorism and Fraud, Bribery and Corruption
• Prepare investigation plans and coordinate investigations with the Senior Advisor Anti-corruption and Investigations, Head Office
• Conduct investigations in accordance with the approved investigation plan
• Complete investigation team reports, for review by the Senior Adviser Anti-corruption and Investigations, Head Office
• Support country offices with corruption risk mapping and identifying mitigation measures
• When requested lead on managing the response to any investigation

Specific Responsibilities
• Assess initial reports of possible misconduct
• The Regional Anti-Corruption and Investigations Advisor is expected to travel extensively to the country offices in the region and provide direct investigation support services, and provide remote support advice and guidance to country offices managing investigations
• Prepare management implication reports
• Train, coach and mentor country office staff with investigations responsibility
• Develop and deliver training and capacity building programs for the country offices, including but not limited to Code of Conduct and Anti-Corruption
• Facilitate and promote the sharing of best practices and positive behaviors identified in country operations
• The position is expected to form part of the Head Office pool of investigators and support Head Office lead investigation outside of the region when needed

Qualifications• University degree in investigations, law or other related field, or significant training and experience in the field of investigations

• University degree in investigations, law or other related field; or signifcant training and experience in the field of investigations

• Formal training and or certification in investigative methodology

• At least 5 years relevant experience
• Excellent command of written and spoken English
• Knowledge of the context in the HoASSY Region desirable
• Experience in administrative investigations in the United Nations or INGO sector
• Experience of finances and logistics in a humanitarian context
• Relevant international work experience

Education field

  • Law, investigations, or related field

Education level

  • College / University, Bachelor's degree

Personal qualities• Analytical thinking

• Communicating with impact and respect
• Initiating action and change
• Handling insecure environments

• Analytical thinking

We offer• Duty station: Nairobi with 40% travel

• Contract period: 24 Months with possibility of extension
• Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s standard package
• Approved health certificate will be requested before contract start
• NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners and to check that its partners have not been involved in illegal activities. NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose

*This is a readvertisement. Previous candidates need not apply*

How to apply:

To apply, please visit our website: https://www.nrc.no/vacancies/