Monthly Archives: March 2016

Oshwal Academy Kenya Art Teacher Jobs

Oshwal Academy Nairobi is a private school owned and managed by the Oshwal Education & Relief Board offering IGCSE and GCE curriculum.
The Academy is seeking for an Art Teacher.
 
Reference Number: OAN/PRI 16/3
 
Category: Academics
Location: Nairobi – Primary

Skills and Competence:
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor degree in Education, specializing in Art.
  • Demonstrable enthusiasm for creative art.
  • Willing to work under high pressure and for flexible hours.
Experience and Competence:
  • At least two years practical teaching experience at Primary school level.
  • Exposure to the International Primary Curriculum and the British National Curriculum is an added advantage
  • Excellent organization and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to motivate and nurture young and artistic minds.

   How to Apply

   

  • If you meet our essential criteria and are looking for a role in a dynamic team where you can make a real difference, please submit your application to
  • HR Manager Oshwal Academy 
  • vacancy@oerb.org
  • The application closing date is 6th April 2016.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Front Office Job in Kenya

Systems Admin Jobs At Human Asset In Kenya 
Job Title : IT Administrator & Golf office Assistant
Department : Admin/ Golf office
Reports to : General Manager
Function Liaisons: Golf Administrator, Heads of Departments & all computers users

Systems Admin Job Responsibilities In Kenya 

  • Being in the systems to ensure that all systems are running properly.
  • Develop and continuously update Sigona Golf Club IT Policy.
  • Ensuring all the Club’s income is captured by the point of sale (PoS) system and making sure that appropriate taxes are levied namely:VAT – 16%, Catering Levy – 2%
  • Ensuring necessary reports are generated from the PoS. The reports should be accurate and they must be presented to the necessary management staff.
  • Such reports include: Sales mix, Product movement
  • Ensuring all the posting to the PoS are correct and making sure regularly continuous audit of the data captured against source document.
  • Work with approved suppliers in the installation of new I.T./Communication systems to ensure that contractual agreements are adhered to including the installation of any new software.
  • Maintain inventory of all IT equipment in the Club, organize and schedule preventive maintenance for all IT equipment. Preparing annual replacement/upgrade schedule of all I.T./ Communication resources.
  • Manage third party service providers such as e-mail/internet service providers, hardware and software suppliers, etc to ensure efficient service delivery.
  • Take custody of all computer software and ensure compliance to legal requirements such as licensing, etc
  • Identify computer users training needs in view of any system, and prepare and implement a training program that will ensure they have sufficient computer literacy skills to execute their duties efficiently.
  • Maintaining system log, updating it on a daily basis. Analyze and review the system log with the Club Accountant and come up with permanent solutions to frequent problems.
  • Training and assisting staff in using hardware & software efficiently.
  • Develop a Disaster recovery program and implement including regular computer systems backups. Performing backups of all Clubs’ computers and servers, making sure you maintain backups on a weekly and monthly basis and ensuring that backups are sent off site as necessary.
  • Making sure all computers in the network have virus protection software, Microsoft Windows patches & upgrades are up-to-date. This includes cleaning any viruses that infect Clubs’ computers.
  • Provide on-going systems administration support including systems integrity and security as per Sigona Golf Club security policy, basic network administration, interfacing, emails management, user accounts management etc
  • Provide first level technical/support services including trouble shooting when systems fail, basic hardware maintenance, etc
  • Provide technical support in preparation of departmental reports, budget preparation, creating basic databases/interfaces, etc
  • Coordinate and supervise data preparation ensuring timely processing and efficient workflow.
  • Assist in preparing Management reports in different forms like PowerPoint presentations.
  • Managing and maintaining Sigona Golf Club Members Database and generating various reports for both Management and Committees. Also generating ad hoc reports from the database.
  • Actively involved in any system implementation and ensuring that all systems are properly documented.
  • Managing Clubs’ PABX reporting problems to relevant parties.
  • Installing and testing new hardware, software systems, patches, etc before implementation.
  • Support Clubs’ LAN (both Structured Cabling & Wireless networks) , WAN & Internet system ensuring network, hardware & software components are working.
  • Monitor network to ensure network availability to all systems users & perform necessary maintenance to support network availability. This includes supervising other network support & Client Server specialists, plan, coordinate & implement network security measures.
  • Maintain logs related to network functions as well as maintenance & repair records.
  • Analyze equipment performance records in order to determine the need for repair & replacement.
  • Design, configure & test computer hardware, networking software & operating system before implementation of any system.
  • Gather data pertaining to users needs, & use the information to identify, predict, interpret & evaluate system and network requirements.
  • Maintain & administer computer networks & related computing environments including computer hardware, system software, applications software & all configurations.
  • Provide input into IT strategy plan, annual budget & IT acceptable use policy development.
  • Communicate effectively with all project participants (internal Club staff, contractors, Management, & relevant Committee Members).
  • Keep abreast of latest technological developments and make recommendations to management, taking into consideration the Club’s requirements and budgetary constraints. Ensuring all recommendations done is in alignment to the Club’s and I.T. long-term strategy.
    To ensure that the Club’s public address system both at the main and James Gichuru Lounges are functioning properly and to report promptly to the General Manager’s Office when repairs are needed.
  • To ensure the club website is well managed and fully and regularly updated i.e uploading of draws, weekly schedules, upcoming events, members statements download, newsletter and other requisite website updates
  • To assist the golf administrator/ assist in other golf office duties in liaison with the golf administrator and as may be assigned from time to time
    Perform any other related tasks that may be assigned by management from time to time as the need arises.

   How to Apply

   Applicants Should send their CV to info@humanasset.co.ke

Head of Customer Service Jobs Kenya – Telecommunication (150-200K)

Head of Customer Service jobs in Telecommunications industry, Kenya
Job Title: Telecommunication Head of Customer Service
Industry: Telecommunications
Location: Nairobi
Salary: 150 – 200K

Our Client is a telecommunication company with a vision to enable affordable mass market voice and data communications by providing affordable access to content and the Internet to low income members of society. They are looking to hire a passionate and dynamic Head of Customer Service who will be responsible for the overall successful formulation and delivery of the Customer Service strategy for the company.

Key Responsibilities

  • Creation & Approval of the Customer Service Plan for each financial year
  • Successful Execution of the approved Customer Service Plan
  • Successful Management and overall performance of the Customer Service Team
  • Responsible for realizing the customer care KPIs of the company
  • Supports the General Manager operations with the rest of the team to develop and realize the strategy for the business
  • Act as liaison between the local team (customer care) and the COO in the UK
  • Manage the direct reports; act as first level of escalation. Assist in solving issues on a process or priority level
  • Efficiently manage the partners (outsourced HR partner)
  • Plan the team to ensure 24/7/365 monitoring of the customer care KPIs
  • Ensure trouble tickets within domain are solved within KPIs and that structural improvements are implemented
  • Review team output, align where needed
  • Identify learning requirements within team and act upon those
  • Assist in enabling and empowering the team to get the work done
  • Ensure compliance with established standard policies and procedures
  • Help set up and improve workflow processes when and where needed
  • Manage external vendors and agency partners as needed

Education & Desired Key Skills & Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or any other related field
  • 3 – 5 years’ experience in customer service roles
  • Internet and/or ISP experience is a MUST, telecommunications will be an added advantage
  • Excellent knowledge of customer support tools
  • Excellent (project) management and organizational skills
  • Operational and customer service management expertise
  • Must understand start up culture and specifics, experience working within early stage start up organizations will be an added advantage
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and balance multiple projects simultaneously
  • Comfortable with web-based trouble ticketing tools and collaboration technologies
  • Team leader and good people manager
  • Passion for customer delight
  • Getting things done
  • Consistency in quality of look and feel, tone of voice
  • Results driven, hands-on, proactive & able to work autonomously
  • Enjoys transferring knowledge to the team, enabling their performance improvement
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Must enjoy working under pressure, with challenging timelines and targets
  • Capable of delivering against KPIs
  • Problem solving attitude
  • Flexible, change embracing in rapidly evolving work and market environment
  • Ability to relate to and work with a wide variety of stakeholders

How To Apply
If you are up to the challenge, posses the necessary qualification and experience, please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Telecommunication Head of Customer Service) to jobs@corporatestaffing.co.ke on or before Wednesday 6th April, 2016. Kindly indicate current/last salary on your CV. N.B: We do not charge any fee for receiving your CV or for interviewing. Only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted.

Kenya: OPERATIONAL RESEARCH, DOCUMENTATION, DISEMMINATION, COMMUNICATION & RESOURCE MOBILIZATION STRATEGIES FOR THE QUADRO HELIX SUMMIT

Organization: I Choose Life – Africa
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 12 Apr 2016

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
BY
I CHOOSE LIFE-AFRICA

1.0 INTRODUCTION
I Choose Life – Africa (ICL) is a leading Kenyan NGO registered in 2004. ICL implements its programs using the Quadro Helix Model of partnering with the Government of Kenya, through the Ministries of Health, Education, Agriculture, Youth Affairs and Vision 2030 among others, Corporates, Universities and Civil Society Organizations, to design interventions to solve problems in different communities. ICL has programs around four pillars namely Jiimarishe (Health), Jiinue (Economic Empowerment), Jielimishe (Education), Jiongoze (leadership and Governance). The programs are anchored in over 234 learning institutions (Primary, Secondary and tertiary institutions) across 23 Counties in Kenya that reach over 1 Million youth annually. ICL’s Vision is “Healthy Africa, Empowered People!” and her mission it to create a movement of individuals that enhances the quality of life for communities through health initiatives, economic empowerment, academic & career mentoring and improved leadership & Governance.

OUR VISION
Healthy Africa, Empowered People!

OUR MISSION
To create a movement of individuals that enhance the quality of life for communities through health initiatives, economic empowerment, academic and career mentoring, improved leadership & governance and Institutional Strengthening.

OUR PILLARS
Health
Education
Economic Empowerment
Leadership and governance

2.0 BACKGROUND
In 2015, ICL organised a study mission to Sweden with an aim of twinning Machakos County with a Municipality in Sweden for knowledge exchange. The team focused on five sectors in its mission: Education, Agriculture, Waste Management and Leadership and Governance. Their goal was to identify the key catalysts for Sweden’s development and bring those to bear in Machakos County. The keys success factors became obvious. The first and the most obvious one was the Quadro Helix approach to development. From Sweden’s National government to the municipality, the four sectors (Government, Corporates, Academia and Civil society). Among the recommendations was the formation of the Quadro helix at three levels of government- Sub County, County and National levels . Kangundo county was selected as a model sub county to implement the quadro helix which is an on going process.

3.0 THE QUADRO HELIX- DEVELOPMENT APPROACH BY ICL
ICL has focused on the Quadro- helix approach to development using the sub county model. The organization uses the smallest units of the Kenyan devolved government structure to stimulate synergistic relationships between the actors in order to break the linear relations that have existed traditionally and to establish more nonlinear roles to stimulate internal transformation.

3.1 THE QUADRO HELIX SUMMIT 2017

The organization will host an international summit in February 2017 to among other things show case how a quadro helix approach accelerates the attainment of vision 2030 and SDGs. The topic of the summit is:

The Role of Quadro Helix in accelerating the achievement of Vision 2030 and SDGs in Health, Education and Governance through Technology, Digital Literacy, Green Energy & Curriculum Reforms

There will be different sub themes and one of the key presentations during the summit will be a presentation of a case study on ICL experience of working with different counties using the quadro helix approach.

4.0 OVERALL PURPOSE
I Choose Life – Africa is seeking to engage a Consultant to conduct an operational research in Kangundo Sub County, develop a case study and disseminate the results at the Quadro Helix Summit that is set to take place in February 2017. The Consultant will also develop and implement a marketing and communication strategy, mobilize key participants and resources towards the Summit.
5.0 EXPECTED OUTPUTS AND DELIVERABLES:

The following are the expected outputs and deliverables:

a. Mobilized KES. 30 Million towards the Quodra Helix Summit
b. Mobilized at least 20 key corporates and institutions for corporate sponsorship
c. Recruited 7 high level Key Speakers
d. Developed a Summit communication, marketing and Media plan and strategy
e. Conducted operational research for Kangundo Sub County and presentated a case study during the Summit

6.0 EOI PROPOSAL
Agencies or individuals interested in tendering for the I Choose Life – Africa consultancy for the Quadro Helix Summit process should complete an Expression of Interest proposal (maximum 5 pages) containing the following information:
• Short summary of individual/agency and status.
• CV of the firm or lead Consultant
• Proposed methodology, activities and workplan.
• Proposed budget
• Two samples of the best work done previously
• Contact details and 2 references related to the past relevant work done.

7.0 TIME FRAME

April 2016 to February 2017

How to apply:

DATE OF SUBMISSION

To be submitted before Tuesday 12th April 2016 to:
Email: hr@ichooselife.or.ke
cc: fkinyanjui@ichooselife.or.ke

Tel: 4442931/2/3

Cell: 0724-255822

Deputy Chief Nursing Officer Jobs in Kenya

Deputy Chief Nursing Officer Jobs at Moi Teaching & Referral Hospital

Moi Teaching & Referral Hospital (MTRH) is the second Referral Hospital serving western Kenya and neighboring countries. It is the first public Hospital to be ISO 9001:2008 certified. The Hospital acts as a teaching institution for Moi University College of Health Sciences.

MTRH is an equal opportunity employer and it seeks to recruit a highly, competent, dynamic, visionary, results-oriented and experienced professional to fill each of the the following positions:

Deputy Chief Nursing Officer, Scale M4 (2 Posts)

Deputy Chief Nursing Officer, Administration & Training
Deputy Chief Nursing Officer, Nursing Clinical Services
REF: MTRH/HR/13/03/2016
The two (2) officers will report to the Chief Nursing Officer.

Chief Nursing Officer Job Duties & Responsibilities in Kenya

  • Co-ordinating implementation of nursing interventions and evaluating outcomes;
  • Implementing application of the nursing process at the health service delivery point;
  • Co-ordinating the provision of appropriate healthcare service designing health education and counselling interventions for patients/clients and community on identified health needs;
  • Providing consultation services on safe and quality health care managing the health service delivery department;
  • Monitoring and evaluating health care services;
  • Ensuring effective utilisation and safety of assigned medical supplies and equipment;
  • Co-ordinating training and mentorship programs.

Specifications for Chief Nursing Officer Jobs in Kenya

The successful candidate should possess the following:

  • Served in the grade of Assistant Deputy Chief Nursing Officer/Senior Nursing Officer for a minimum period of ten (10) years, five (5) of which must be at the level of Assistant Deputy, Nursing Officer or its equivalent;
  • Masters Degree in Nursing/Psychological Counseling, Public Health Helath Management Services or its equivalent;
  • A Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from a recognized institution;
  • Attended Strategic Leadership Development Programme(SLDP) or Senior Management Course lasting not less than six (6) or four (4) weeks respectively;
  • Been registered by the Nursing Council of Kenya; and
  • Demonstrated competence and capability in work performance.

Salary Attached To The Scales
Scale M2
Kshs. 150,866 x 7,403 – 158,270 x 7,623 – 165,893 x 7,843 – 173,736 x 8,062 – 181,798 x 8,946 – 190,744 x 17,110 – 207,854 x 18,766 – 226,620p.m
Scale M3
Kshs. 136,841 x 6,842 – 143,683 x 7,184 – 150,867 x 7,403 – 158,270 x 7,623 – 165,893 x 7,843 – 173,736 x 8,062 – 181,798p.m
Scale M4:
Kshs 112,580 x 5,628 – 118,208 x 5,911 – 124,119 x 6,206 – 130,325 x
6,516 – 136,841 x 6,842 – 143,683 x 7,184 – 150,867p.m
Scale M5:
Kshs. 97,250 x 4,843 – 102,113 x 5,106 – 107,219 x 5,361 – 112,580 x 5,628 – 118,208 x 5,911 – 124,119 x 6,206 – 130,325p.m.
Scale M6:
Kshs. 73,809 x 3,951 – 77,760 x 4,140 – 81,900 x 4,139 – 86,039 x 4,140 – 90,179 x 4,139 – 94,318 x 4,140 – 98,458PM

In addition to the basic salary, the successful candidates will get generous house allowance, risk allowance, commuter allowance and be a member of a contributory Staff Pension Scheme.

   How to Apply

   Suitable qualified candidates are requested to submit 12 copies of their applications together with updated curriculum vitae, Copies of certificates, current remuneration and day time telephone contacts and names of three (3) referees. Please indicate the Job Reference on the envelope. Candidates are advised to contact their referees for recommendation letters to the undersigned. Applications should be forwarded to the undersigned not later than 21st April 2016. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. Chief Executive Officer, Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, P O Box 3-30100 Eldoret

Barclays Bank Analyst Jobs in Kenya

Analyst MI & BI Barclays Life Assurance Jobs at Barclays Bank, Kenya
00232954

Analyst Job Key Accountabilities in Kenya

Accountability: Create Reports / Dashboards / Scorecards (65%)

  • Convert data extracts from SQL server and disparate data sources into relevant information with relevant reporting tools (Excel, Power Point, Word, Oracle OBIEE, HTML) that enable reporting as required. This includes compiling management information (MI) and any other ad-hoc queries while adhering to agreed deadlines.
  • Support in delivering relevant Management Information (MI) reports and Business Dashboards across strategic projects for business and operations to enable decision making. These include requests for structured or unstructured reports with automation via SAS, Microsoft HTML, or Oracle OBIEE.
  • Assist in Identifying new sources of data via requirements gathering and investigation when required by the business and ensure the data is developed into existing structures for future use.
  • Maintain all existing reports on the system by ensuring relevance for decision making and sound data governance practise
  • Understand key business drivers and develop MI reports to track and monitor for the purposes of decision making

Accountability: Requirements Gathering / Relationship Building (20%)

  • Engage with teams both daily and through standard team meetings to ensure that objectives and priorities are reflected in the agreed solutions and according to the project needs.
  • Actively engage with stakeholders e.g. Corporate banking, Operations and project stakeholders, through formal and informal meetings to be fully involved in the development process and delivery of MI reporting solutions

Accountability: Governance and Compliance (5%)

  • Adhere to the core Data Governance disciplines as defined by the DGO (Absa Data Governance Organisation) when performing business intelligence activities. This includes: data quality management, information lifecycle management and information security and privacy.
  • Conduct integrity checks regularly both when developing new reports and executing existing scripts to ensure correct data is incorporated into the reports and all data quality principles are adhered to.
  • Escalate issues identified to the Operations Lead and Migration Lead and work with them to improve data quality and definitions.

Accountability: Project Management (10%)

  • Support in creating project plans when necessary in order to better manage required outcomes by gathering all the necessary information from all sources such as IT, Product Managers across the Business etc.
  • Manage workload according to created plans to ensure timeous delivery of projects by constantly communicating timelines to the relevant internal/external stakeholders.

Education and Experience for Analyst Jobs in Kenya

  • Four (4) years experience in management information role
  • Three (3) years experience with the use of analytical tools such as SAS or MS SQL
  • Three (3) years experience in requirements gathering and documentation
  • Three (3) years experience in a multi project environment
  • NQF Level 6: B Degree in Business Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Studies, or similar with a focus on either systems or databases.

Preferred

  • Four (4) years Experience in the Financial Services Industry
  • Four (4) years Experience in BI toolsets advantageous
  • B.Com Informatics
  • B.Com Information Systems

   How to Apply

   Click here to apply

Sous Chef Jobs In Kenya – 5 Star Hotel

Sous Chef jobs in Hospitality industry, Kenya
Job Title: 5 Star Hotel Sous Chef
Industry: Hospitality
Location: Nairobi
Salary: Negotiable based on experience

Our client is a unique golf resort in Kenya & Africa and enjoys the goodwill of the international tourist market, as well as a diverse local individual and corporate clientele. They seek to hire 4 innovative and dynamic Sous Chefs to maintain the resort’s food standards and ensure consistency.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with the executive chef to produce diversified menus in accordance with the resort’s policy and vision
  • Come up with new dishes which appeal to the clients, whenever required
  • Establish the working schedule and organize the work in the kitchen so that everything works seamlessly
  • Produce high quality dishes that follow up the established menu and level up to location’s standards, as well as to clients’ requirements
  • Plan the food design in order to create a perfect match between the dish’s aspect and its taste
  • Discover talented chefs and train them in order to reach the high standards of the resort’s standards
  • Train the auxiliary kitchen staff in order to provide best results in minimum time and using at the maximum the available resources
  • Maintain order and discipline in the kitchen during working hours
  • Create tasting menus for clients interested in contracting the food for different events (wedding, banquets, corporate dinners, birthday parties, etc.)from their kitchen
  • Developing a cross-marketing strategy in order to increase profit, such as pairing drinks with the food served
  • Make sure the hygiene and food safety standards are met in all stages of food preparation, starting with the ingredients and ending with the finished dish which leaves the kitchen door
  • Make sure that the professional equipment is in good condition and signal any malfunction before it affects the staff or the clients.

Desired Qualifications & Skills

  • Diploma in Food and Beverage production from a reputable institution
  • At least 3 years experience in a busy 5 star Kitchen or high end catering establishment in the same capacity, out of which at least 3 years managing a team.
  • Good knowledge of HACCP and HACCP Certificate
  • Demonstrated ability to perform training and coaching of junior kitchen staff on regular basis and perform refresh courses as well as appraisals
  • Good knowledge in hygiene and sanitization
  • Demonstrate honesty and integrity,
  • High level of discipline and cleanliness
  • High end food preparation skills, an outstanding attitude and very good people

How To Apply
If you are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualification and experience; please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (5 Star Hotel Sous Chef) to jobs@corporatestaffing.co.ke before Wednesday 6th April 2016. Kindly indicate current/last salary on your CV. N.B: We do not charge any fee for receiving your CV or for interviewing. Only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted.

Credit Manager Jobs In Kenya – 5 Star Hotel (120-170K)

Credit Manager jobs in 5 Star Hotel, Kenya
Job Title: 5 Star Hotel Credit Manager
Industry: Hospitality
Location: Nairobi
Salary: 120 – 170k

Our client is a unique golf resort in Kenya & Africa and enjoys the goodwill of the international tourist market, as well as a diverse local individual and corporate clientele. They seek to hire a qualified and highly experienced Credit Manager who will be responsible for period credit reviews of existing customers, assess creditworthiness of potential customers with the goal of optimizing the mix of company sales and bad debt losses.

Key Responsibilities

  • Review credit worthiness and approve or deny direct billing requests
  • Maintains security of credit documents such as credit applications and write-offs
  • Maintains and ensures detailed listing and documentation of all credit and collection calls to document all possible steps were taken to avoid write-offs of uncollectible accounts
  • Stays current on all Hotel policies regarding provision of credit and collection of debts
  • Instructs departments as to the correct procedures regarding credit policies, and ensures adherence to established credit policies
  • Attends pre and post function and sales meetings where billing arrangements are involved
  • Prepares and distributes, pre arrival group credit procedure materials for all departments
  • Reviews in-house bills daily to ensure proper application of charges and that credit limit is not exceeded
  • Works closely with Sales Department, Catering and Conference Services, Front Office Manager and Front
  • Office personnel to service all group billing requirements.
  • Reviews daily high balance report, makes contact with transient guests as necessary to ensure adherence to established credit policy and procedures
  • Schedules and oversees the work of support staff engaged in credit activities, trains and instructs employees, reviews their work for accuracy (to ensure proper preparation of Guest Billing Statements and proper application of payments received)
  • Follows up with client, whenever necessary, to verify receipt of billing statement, answers any questions that might arise
  • Researches and resolves discrepancies or disputes in billing
  • Prints and reviews Aging Report on a daily basis. Ensures all Ledger accounts are accurate (no check-out guests with balances, and no positive balances for advanced deposits)
  • Prepares Accounts Receivable Aging report, and reviews with Finance Manager for determination of appropriate action steps and communication of: phone contact, continued hotel level collection efforts, collection agency, write-offs and reporting to credit authority
  • Attends required hotel meetings to keep informed of in-house activities/promotions and events, and maintains communications with other departments throughout the hotel
  • Conducts departmental meetings as required to communicate effectively with all credit department personnel to ensure that they are kept current with pertinent hotel information and activities
  • Evaluates changes in guest needs and the resort’s guest mix and industry competitive set to recommend appropriate product/service and operational changes necessary to ensure guest and employee satisfaction, while maintaining market dominance and exceptional financial performance
  • Prepares any requisite analytic reports to assist with the month end close.

Desired Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelors Degree in Business, Finance or Accounting
  • 3-4 years prior supervisory experience in hotel accounts receivable or collections
  • Knowledge of collection and credit reporting procedures
  • Proficiency in computer software applications including all Windows based Accounting systems
  • Strong organization and maintenance skills
  • Effective management, leadership, organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to work flexible schedules
  • Sustains performance and achievement oriented
  • Confident with customers.
  • Inspires cooperation and commitment.
  • Adapts work style and ethics appropriately.
  • Good written and verbal skills.
  • Has energy and drive.
  • A sense of urgency and makes things happen
  • Open to feedback and learning.
  • Generates innovative options and has positive impact and influence
  • Operates ethically with high level personal integrity
  • Emotionally stable and mature

How To Apply
If you are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualification and experience; please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (5 Star Hotel Credit Manager) to jobs@corporatestaffing.co.ke before Wednesday 6th April 2016. Kindly indicate current/last salary on your CV. N.B: We do not charge any fee for receiving your CV or for interviewing. Only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted.

Kenya: USAID Project Management Assistant (Governance and Stabilization)

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 14 Apr 2016

BACKGROUND

The Project Management Assistant will provide project management support USAID/Somalia's $130 million stabilization and governance portfolios. The incumbent will support the Stabilization and Governance Teams' Contracting/Agreement Officer Representatives (CORs/AORs) on day-to-day project management duties, including performance monitoring; maintaining the official and working files; drafting project documents , meeting minutes , letters and other necessary documentation ; and will perform other programmatic and administrative functions as required. The incumbent must have: a thorough understanding of performance monitoring, administrative skills, work planning processes, superior organizational skills, excellent interpersonal skills, superior communication skills (oral and written), and able to make independent decisions and take action as required without supervision.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The incumbent is responsible for a full range of project management support responsibilities for the
Stabilization and Governance Teams:

Project Management Support – 50%
The Project Management Assistant shall serve as the primary administrative liaison with other USAID/KEA staff and external partners, including international NGOs, international donor organizations, implementing partners, and visiting government delegations. The incumbent shall, in consultation with the CORs/AORs, ensure that performance monitoring systems are in place, and that measures and indicators of portfolio impact are established. The incumbent shall contact implementing partners to collect and monitor performance data, prepare status reports and program/project reports for use within Office, and provide information on partner's progress in achieving outputs and results for selected activities, as needed. The incumbent shall draft documents related to program planning, implementation and management including memoranda , letters, performance reports, trip reports, analyses, etc., and follow up on the process of clearance of program documents from relevant offices until action has been taken.

The incumbent shall, in consultation with AOR/CORs , undertake all administrative actions related to program management of activities including preparation of action memorandums , justifications for less than full and open competition, modifications and budgets, and routine implementation letters (including those activities for which the incumbent acts as AOR/COR) . The incumbent manages the data and financial information required for Operational Plan and FACTS submissions. S/He ensures that indicator data, data quality assessment and budget information is obtained in a timely manner and is accurate, prior to submission to RFMO for input into FACTS database.

The incumbent shall, in consultation with AOR/CORs, consolidate, document, and track programmatic, procurement planning and financial information including budgets, pipelines, accruals, evaluations, and audit requirements. Assists in the correction of any problems noted, such as information recorded in the PHOENIX financial tracking system. Creates and disseminates weekly and/or monthly reports on procurement and pipeline of social services and economic growth activities.

Project Administrative Support – 50%

The incumbent shall develop and maintain permanent filing systems, including an electronic and central, hard copy filing system that is up-to-date and easy to retrieve in accordance with agency regulations on records management. The incumbent shall maintain orderly records of USAID reference materials, regularly used forms, and update various office publications. The incumbent shall contribute to office strategy development, specifically support related to program monitoring and tracking, as well as to drafting of communications products, such as success stories and fact sheets, briefing materials, and annual reporting. The incumbent shall assist the office with production of technical PowerPoint presentations and, where necessary assist in presentations.

The incumbent shall be responsible for tracking, documentation, and priority setting for closeouts of all social services and economic growth agreements, programs, grants, and contracts including those for personnel. Incumbent shall assist in securing the approval of equipment disposition plans and closeouts by obtaining inventories of equipment purchased with USAID funds and final vouchers, reports, and any other documentation required for close-outs. The incumbent shall participate in office team meetings and conferences, takes notes/minutes and assure that obligations and commitments are upheld and deadlines are met. The incumbent shall maintain up-to-date contact details for office contacts and ensure that the Mission contact list is regularly. The incumbent shall make travel and logistical arrangements for staff and high-level visitors on international travel and field sites visits and facilitate their contact with our partners as well as for other international other NGO officials. The incumbent shall prepare travel vouchers, work orders, purchase orders, and other documentation for office staff, and coordinate events held outside the U.S. Embassy.
Other duties as required or assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Any application that does not meet the minimum requirements stated below will not be evaluated. Only short listed applicants will be contacted. If you have not been contacted within one month from the closing date of this advertisement, please consider your application unsuccessful.

A. Education: A two-year College Diploma in business management, social sciences, public administration or a related field is required.

B. Prior Work Experience: Three to five years of professional experience as a program manager or technical support officer for a public or private organization is required, preferably including time as a project assistant with USAID or a similar U.S. Government or donor agency. Experience in Somalia or the Horn of Africa is preferred. Previous experience on development, economic development, conflict resolution, democracy and governance, international law, human rights activities, and/or political analysis is desirable.

C. Post Entry Training: This position requires the following USAID trainings – PDA and PDM.

D. Language Proficiency: Complete Level IV fluency (written/spoken/reading) in English and Level Ill fluency (written/spoken/reading) in Somali is required.

E. Knowledge: Broad knowledge of Somalia's political, security, and social environment is required.

F. Skills and Abilities: Advanced competency in using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint) is a requirement. Must be proficient in the use of e-mail and internet. Good interpersonal skills and personal maturity is critical. The incumbent must be able to relate well to a variety of professionals and to prioritize efforts to serve all interests. The ability to maintain clear and open office communication is essential and to work with minimal supervision in a fast paced environment.

POSITION ELEMENTS

A. Supervision Received: Incumbent is directly supervised by the Governance Team Leader. The incumbent's progress against objectives is evaluated by the Governance Team Leader with 360 degree input from other Mission colleagues.

B. Available Guidelines: The incumbent is required to understand Mission and Agency-specific policies and procedures which govern project activity management in addition to USAID/East Africa-established administrative and operating procedures, policies and formats. Oral guidance from the immediate supervisor and specific detailed instructions will be given when necessary for carrying out unique assignments.

C. Exercise of Judgment: Exercise independent judgment in task prioritization, completing tasks, bringing program and administrative issues to the attention of leaders.

D. Authority to Make Commitments: None.

E. Nature, Level, and Purpose of Contacts: Contacts will be maintained in person, by phone, or by written or electronic communication with Office and Mission staff, and with relevant Somalia Government officials, private-sector representatives, and staffs of other foreign donor institutions. The nature of these contacts will be principally administrative.

F. Supervision Exercised: It is not expected that the incumbent will supervise any staff.

G. Time Required to Perform the Full Range of Duties: One year.

NOTE
Current USG employees must meet the "time-in-grade" requirement of 52 weeks in the previous lower grade to qualify for the position at the level in this vacancy announcement or be at the same grade for which the position is being recruited.

Third Country Nationals will be hired under the U.S. Embassy Nairobi Local Compensation Pay Plan and paid in Kenyan Shillings. This position offers medical benefits to the employee and his/her immediate family – spouse and children only. Third country nationals will not receive a pension plan. Relocation to Kenya (including Entry Visa/Pass) is at the employee’s expense and will not be reimbursed by the U.S. Government.

How to apply:

HOW TO APPLY

Step 1: Register in Myhotkenyanjobs at www.myhotkenyanjobs.com

Step 2: Complete the job application questionnaire at www.myhotkenyanjobs.com/usaid. The applicant must answer all the questions in the Questionnaire.

Step 3: Internal Applicants/Current USG Employees: Attach a memo explaining your qualifications for the position, updated curriculum vitae/resume (no more than five pages), a copy of your most recent Performance Evaluation Report, and copies of all relevant certificates. Scan and attach all the documents as one attachment.

OR

External Applicants/Not Current USG Employees: Attach a letter explaining your qualifications for the position, updated curriculum vitae/resume (no more than five pages), and copies of all relevant certificates. Scan and attach all the documents as one attachment.

Note: All applications MUST be submitted online With a COVER SHEET. Incomplete application packages will not be considered. The closing date for receipt of applications is Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 4:30pm East Africa Time.

Research Officer Jobs in Kenya

Research Officer Kenyan Job

We are an international training and consultancy organization offering technical training and education services designed for individuals, and organizations working in the agriculture, climate change and environment; disaster management; education; food and nutrition; health; humanitarian relief; logistics and telecommunication; recovery and reconstruction; safety and security; water sanitation and hygiene sectors .

Research Officer Job Responsibilities In Kenya 

  • Developing consultancy proposals in response to EOI and Expression of Interest.
  • Assists with budget preparation and budget revisions for assigned projects.
  • Maintains communication with client on project progress.
  • Maintains communication with project team using e-mail and team meetings as needed.
  • Monitors expenditures to ensure that projects stay within budget.
  • Coordinates with Managing director regarding scheduling or resource problems affecting timely completion of assigned projects and any issues affecting survey quality.

Qualifications For Research Officer Jobs In Kenya 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Economics, Agricultural Economics and a Masters degree in Monitoring and Evaluations(Another area may be considered if the candidate has a professional certification in M&E)
  • Minimum of two (3) years’ experience in the fields of Agriculture, Food Security, Livelihoods, Health, Education or related areas preferably in the development sector.
  • Proven track record in research and data analysis (qualitative and quantitative).
  • Excellent report writing skills including publications in a revered journal.

Competencies

  • Understanding of project management procedures
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of personal information and data in accordance to the research ethics
  • Demonstrate competency in Excel, SPSS, Stata, NVivo or any other statistical software
  • Ability to pay attention to details, prioritize projects and set and meet deadlines
  • Ability to retain learned knowledge

Skills

  • Consultancy Proposal development skills
  • Excellent data analysis skills
  • Proficient in MS Word, PowerPoint , Excel and Project
  • Effectively communication skills
  • Demonstrate strong organizational skills and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent analytical skills

   How to Apply

   If you meet the above criteria, please send your application to hr@indepthresearch.org before 5th April, 2016. Note: Use the job title as the subject line in your application email. Indepth Research Services is an equal opportunity employer and female candidates are encouraged to apply.