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Graduate Trainee Program in Kenya – Ericsson

Graduate Trainee Program


Ericsson is a world-leading provider of telecommunications equipment & services to mobile & fixed network operators. Over 1,000 networks in more than 180 countries use Ericsson equipment, & more than 40 percent of the world’s mobile traffic passes through Ericsson networks. Using innovation to empower people, business & society, we are working towards the Networked Society, in which everything that can benefit from a connection will have one. At Ericsson, we apply our innovation to market-based solutions that empower people & society to help shape a more sustainable world.

We are truly a global company, working across borders in 175 countries, offering a diverse, performance-driven culture & an innovative & engaging environment where employees enhance their potential everyday. Our employees live our vision, core values & guiding principles. They share a passion to win & a high responsiveness to customer needs that in turn makes us a desirable partner to our clients. To ensure professional growth, Ericsson offers a stimulating work experience, continuous learning & growth opportunities that allow you to acquire the knowledge & skills necessary to reach your career goals.

We welcome the opportunity to meet you!

 Job Summary

Our next Graduate program in Kenya starting in May 2018 and is open to all Engineering graduates (or similar), we encourage both males and females to apply. Our graduate programs offer on the job learning and a structured training program and you will be given a mentor as well as a buddy to give you a great start in your career.

You will be involved in analysing, preparing, implementing and verifying the configuration and integration of a node, network and/or system and your scope of work could include the scenarios of introduction, upgrade expansion, functionality and capacity.

Our Offerings

·         An opportunity to work for the Global leader in the Telecommunications industry.

·         Continuous learning and development.

·         On the job training and mentorship programs provided by senior experts in the industry.

·         Exposure to working in a multi-national and multi-cultural environment, as well as the most recent trends of global technology such as 5G, IoT, Cloud, etc.

·         Working in the area of:

·         Automated network operations

·         Cloud computing and Virtualization infrastructure

·         Core Network

·         Digital Business Support Systems (BSS)

·         Data entry and IT Infrastructure Operations

·         Networking

·         Internet of Things (IoT) Products and Solutions

·         Data Analytics

Responsibilities

·         Scope, define & design solution offerings; driving end-to-end technical solutions.

·         Analyze customer technology, define business requirements & participate in risk analysis.

·         Work with core team on list of potential activities & solutions.

·         Develop technical presentations & proposals, & perform customer presentations.

·         Supporting pre-sales activities, including pre-studies.

·         Plan the implementation of the product configuration / integration work.

·         Execute product configuration.

·         Execute integration and migration work.

·         Prepare system test, module test and accept test.

·         Support deployment of solution.

·         Provide feedback to Research & Development (R&D;).

·         Participate in knowledge transfer, documentation & information sharing.

·         Stay abreast of on new technology/technical areas & share information about solution to enable customer competence build.

Requirements

·         Minimum education level required: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Telecommunications, or Information Technology (or a degree in a relevant field).

·         Newly graduated individuals in 2017 or 2018 with the abovementioned qualifications are preferred.

·         Internship experience from technical roles focusing on integration is advantageous but not a must, e.g. experience from work as an Intern – Integration Engineer.

·         This is a full time graduate program.

Your Competencies

·         Broad Technical Acumen

·         Problem Solving Ability

·         Creative Thinking

·         Good planning and organizing skills

·         Creating & Innovating

·         Entrepreneurial & Commercial thinking

·         Presentation & Communication (written and verbal) skills

·         Team work & collaboration skills

·         Basic financial Understanding

Why is Ericsson a great place to work?

Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Society where every person and every industry is empowered to reach their full potential. Mobility, broadband and the cloud are transforming the world, enabling industries and society to provide better services, capture new opportunities, improve businesses, increase efficiency, and create new user experiences.

Our services, software and infrastructure support every major telecom operator in the world. The transformation that this brings allows people, business and society to fulfill their potential and create a more sustainable future.

With some 115,000 employees and customers in 180 countries, we combine global scale with technology and services leadership. We support networks that connect more than 2.5 billion subscribers. 40 percent of the world’s mobile traffic is carried over Ericsson networks. And our SEK 100 billion investment in research and development over the last three years ensure that our solutions – and our customers – are at the forefront of innovation.

At Ericsson, we give our employees the freedom to think big. Your ideas and innovations can turn into achievements that impact society and change the world. Are you ready to be a change-maker? Learn what makes YOU + Ericsson a powerful combination. Join us today.

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Ericsson Kenya Graduate Trainee Jobs,March 2018

Ericsson Kenya Graduate Trainee Jobs,March 2018

Ericsson is a world-leading provider of telecommunications equipment & services to mobile & fixed network operators. Over 1,000 networks in more than 180 countries use Ericsson equipment, & more than 40 percent of the world’s mobile traffic passes through Ericsson networks. Using innovation to empower people, business & society, we are working towards the Networked Society, in which everything that can benefit from a connection will have one. At Ericsson, we apply our innovation to market-based solutions that empower people & society to help shape a more sustainable world.

We are truly a global company, working across borders in 175 countries, offering a diverse, performance-driven culture & an innovative & engaging environment where employees enhance their potential everyday. Our employees live our vision, core values & guiding principles. They share a passion to win & a high responsiveness to customer needs that in turn makes us a desirable partner to our clients. To ensure professional growth, Ericsson offers a stimulating work experience, continuous learning & growth opportunities that allow you to acquire the knowledge & skills necessary to reach your career goals.

We welcome the opportunity to meet you!

Job Summary

Our next Graduate program in Kenya starting in May 2018 and is open to all Engineering graduates (or similar), we encourage both males and females to apply. Our graduate programs offer on the job learning and a structured training program and you will be given a mentor as well as a buddy to give you a great start in your career.

You will be involved in analysing, preparing, implementing and verifying the configuration and integration of a node, network and/or system and your scope of work could include the scenarios of introduction, upgrade expansion, functionality and capacity.

Our Offerings

  • An opportunity to work for the Global leader in the Telecommunications industry.
  • Continuous learning and development.
  • On the job training and mentorship programs provided by senior experts in the industry.
  • Exposure to working in a multi-national and multi-cultural environment, as well as the most recent trends of global technology such as 5G, IoT, Cloud, etc.
  • Working in the area of:
  • Automated network operations
  • Cloud computing and Virtualization infrastructure
  • Core Network
  • Digital Business Support Systems (BSS)
  • Data entry and IT Infrastructure Operations
  • Networking
  • Internet of Things (IoT) Products and Solutions
  • Data Analytics

Job Responsibilities & Tasks you will be involved in

  • Scope, define & design solution offerings; driving end-to-end technical solutions.
  • Analyze customer technology, define business requirements & participate in risk analysis.
  • Work with core team on list of potential activities & solutions.
  • Develop technical presentations & proposals, & perform customer presentations.
  • Supporting pre-sales activities, including pre-studies.
  • Plan the implementation of the product configuration / integration work.
  • Execute product configuration.
  • Execute integration and migration work.
  • Prepare system test, module test and accept test.
  • Support deployment of solution.
  • Provide feedback to Research & Development (R&D;).
  • Participate in knowledge transfer, documentation & information sharing.
  • Stay abreast of on new technology/technical areas & share information about solution to enable customer competence build.

*Job Requirements *

  • Minimum education level required: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Telecommunications, or Information Technology (or a degree in a relevant field).
  • Newly graduated individuals in 2017 or 2018 with the abovementioned qualifications are preferred.
  • Internship experience from technical roles focusing on integration is advantageous but not a must, e.g. experience from work as an Intern – Integration Engineer.
  • This is a full time graduate program.

Your Competencies

  • Broad Technical Acumen
  • Problem Solving Ability
  • Creative Thinking
  • Good planning and organizing skills
  • Creating & Innovating
  • Entrepreneurial & Commercial thinking
  • Presentation & Communication (written and verbal) skills
  • Team work & collaboration skills
  • Basic financial Understanding

Why is Ericsson a great place to work?

Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Society where every person and every industry is empowered to reach their full potential. Mobility, broadband and the cloud are transforming the world, enabling industries and society to provide better services, capture new opportunities, improve businesses, increase efficiency, and create new user experiences.

Our services, software and infrastructure support every major telecom operator in the world. The transformation that this brings allows people, business and society to fulfill their potential and create a more sustainable future.

With some 115,000 employees and customers in 180 countries, we combine global scale with technology and services leadership. We support networks that connect more than 2.5 billion subscribers. 40 percent of the world’s mobile traffic is carried over Ericsson networks. And our SEK 100 billion investment in research and development over the last three years ensure that our solutions – and our customers – are at the forefront of innovation.

At Ericsson, we give our employees the freedom to think big. Your ideas and innovations can turn into achievements that impact society and change the world. Are you ready to be a change-maker? Learn what makes YOU + Ericsson a powerful combination. Join us today.

How to Apply

Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here

Kenya: Project Management Specialist (Regional Energy) Re-advertisement

Organization: US Agency for International Development
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 07 Mar 2018

GENERAL INFORMATION

1. SOLICITATION NO.: 18-27 *(Re-advertisement)*

2. ISSUANCE DATE: February 21, 2018

3. CLOSING DATE/TIME FOR RECEIPT OF OFFERS: March 6, 2018 (4:30 PM East Africa Time)

4. POSITION TITLE: Project Management Specialist (Regional Energy)

5. MARKET VALUE: Equivalent to FSN-PSC 10**.** In accordance with AIDAR Appendix J and the Local Compensation Plan of USAID/Kenya and East Africa. Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value.

6. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Initial 1 year probationary period with renewable contract(s) contingent on performance, position need, and funds availability.

7. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Nairobi, Kenya; with possible travel as stated in the Statement of Work.

8. SECURITY CERTIFICATION REQUIRED: Prior to joining USAID, the selected candidate will be required to:

· Undergo a comprehensive background investigation and;

· Obtain and Retain an embassy issued Security Certification.

9. STATEMENT OF DUTIES: (See Below)

10. AREA OF CONSIDERATION: Open to qualified Kenyan Citizens and current employees of the U.S. Mission. Employees currently on probation are ineligible to apply. USAID provides equal opportunity and equitable treatment for employment of all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status or sexual orientation.

11. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The position requirements do not involve rigorous physical demands.

BACKGROUND

The USAID Project Management Specialist – Regional Energy is responsible for participating in the design, development, and management of Mission energy/power sector plans and programs to support energy sector development with a focus on clean energy. The Specialist reports to the Energy, Finance and Innovation (EFI) Team Leader and advises senior Mission management and others in the USAID/Kenya and East Africa Mission on regional energy/power development, with a major focus on energy efficiency, energy policy, and energy systems and infrastructure for generation, transmission and distribution.

The Specialist utilizes an in-depth knowledge of the countries in East Africa and regional energy/power sector and of economic growth issues in the region to help USAID achieve high impact programs. The Specialist works to improve energy policy and regulations and contributes to the design and implementation of programs/projects/activities that facilitate expansion of energy generation, transmission and distribution to increase access to reliable, affordable and sustainable electric power. Further the Specialist drafts and analyzes technical documentation (Requests for Application, Requests for Proposal, Statements of Work, etc.) needed to develop strategy, obligate funds, and award grants and contracts; and serves as a member on Technical Evaluation Committees, contributing to the review and selection of project proposals and USAID/Kenya and East Africa personnel.

The Specialist conceptualizes and articulates energy and economic growth strategies and implements, and monitors and evaluates existing and new energy/power programs. The Specialist will work with the Office of Acquisition and Assistance (OAA) as alternate AOR/COR or activity manager for grants and contracts. The AORs/CORs for these grants and contracts are based in Washington D.C. or Pretoria, South Africa, but the responsibilities of managing these activities are performed in Kenya. The Specialist is required to monitor and evaluate on-going programs, prepare performance reports, annual reporting documents, briefing papers, concept papers, and other periodic documentation for the Mission, USAID/Washington, USAID/Power Africa and the State Department.

The Specialist also represents the Mission in discussions and negotiations with the governments in East Africa, other donors, and implementing partners (IPs); and represents USAID in donor meetings. The Specialist assists USAID staff including senior managers, visiting USG officials, and others in sector related public meetings, field trips, and discussions with regional officials and partner organizations. Finally the Specialist advises on the allocation of budget available for the energy/power portfolio and establishes and maintains senior-level contacts for Mission management in the energy sector, including individuals in the government, private and non-governmental institutions, and donor community.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Program Management and Monitoring (50%) The Specialist tracks clean energy projects in various countries in the East African region, collaborating closely with the team leaders in those countries, and with senior Mission management as required. The Specialist serves as the principal USAID Foreign Service National (FSN) employee responsible for interpreting, explaining, and clarifying US Mission policies, programs, and strategies in the energy sector, through regular contact with the government and utility officials, NGOs, IPs, other donors, and civil society organizations. The Specialist establishes and maintains senior-level contacts with government counterparts, donor agencies, the private sector, and a wide range of NGOs, research institutions, and universities. The Specialist ensures coordination with other USG and Government ministries agencies active in the energy sector, to the extent that these are complementary to or integrated with USAID-funded energy programs.

The Specialist directs, coordinates, and monitors activities necessary to achieve the desired policy reforms and energy sector results supporting clean energy; manages implementation mechanisms, provides advice and constructive feedback. The Specialist manages daily activities through: interface with Implementing Partners (IPs) and relevant governments; conducting on-site visits and inspections (as approved by the RSO and others); and ensuring IPs receive needed information on USAID regulations and policies, including audit regulations, USAID provided logistical support services, and assistance with country/regional-level issues. The Specialist monitors and evaluates progress of IPs towards achievement of results through regular field trips, and meetings with senior IP management and project officials. The Specialist provides technical support in establishing performance monitoring systems for results frameworks in coordination with Mission management and IPs; and, ensures appropriate accounting of resources by tracking quarterly accruals, maintaining project pipeline information, and providing leadership in meeting audit recommendations.

The Specialist provides regular analysis and reports on the energy situation in the East Africa region, with a focus on the status and impact of USAID and other donor programs in support of clean energy. The Specialist provides recommendations to Mission management on longer-term energy activities; prepares and submits regular progress reports, both on a periodic and ad hoc basis for situation updates, website updates; and maintains regular contact with selected offices in USAID/Washington in order to provide information and advice as required. The Specialist provides input on energy-related budgetary issues to Mission management, the Power Africa team, provides analyses of budgetary needs for the existing and planned OEG energy-sector portfolio, and participates in decisions about funding allocation within the energy portfolio., The Project Management Specialist (Regional Energy), working with the OAA as alternate AOR/COR is responsible for the development and implementation of annual energy work and operation plans, schedules for budget allocation, obligation, and expenditure, portfolio reviews, evaluation planning and implementation, audits, development and outreach communications, and closeouts. These responsibilities are defined in the AOR/COR letter issued by the Nairobi Office of Acquisition and Assistance. The Specialist will support OEG, Mission, and USG efforts to ensure effective, cost-effective, and responsible programming and reporting in compliance with USG and USAID regulations and ethics standards, including environmental compliance, and, ultimately, help USAID achieve its economic growth objectives in Kenya and/or the region.

Energy Policy and Technical Advise (30%) The Specialist serves as a recognized energy expert, with a strong knowledge of energy policy in the respective countries in east Africa; keeps abreast of trends and issues in the regional energy/power sectors; reviews and analyzes developments and advises Mission management and, as required, Embassy officials on highly specialized and complex issues relating to energy and power in the region, particularly those bearing on bilateral assistance or other USG interests. The Specialist assists the Mission officials, other USAID staff, Power Africa Initiative and visiting officials in preparing for and participating in field trips, public meetings, conferences, and negotiations with the governments in the region, occasionally involving planning the event, managing field activities and logistics, and serving as a control officer for the field visits. The Specialist maintains contact with USAID/Power Africa officials and provides them with information, advice, and feedback, as required.

Energy Strategic Planning and Program Design (20%)

The USAID Program Management Specialist (Regional Energy) provides substantive technical and managerial support to the conceptualization, planning, implementation and monitoring of significant components of the overall OEG regional energy strategy. The Specialist obtains support from and coordinates the involvement of IPs and major stakeholders (including Government ministries and boards, parastatal operators in power, independent power providers, and private companies, businesses and investors.) to identify components of effective clean energy strategies, proposals for new activities, and determinations of achievable results that will serve to improve the economic condition of women and men in Kenya and the region. The Specialist obtains Mission-level approval for the initiation of new activities; provides substantive support and input for the drafting of relevant OEG/ Regional Energy sections of Mission strategy statements, and other concept papers and relevant documents, such as results frameworks, activities packages, budgets, background documentation, and performance monitoring plans. The Specialist coordinates the drafting of activity design, analysis, and assessment documentation and related technical, policy, economic, and budgetary analyses; takes a leadership role in implementing changes to existing clean energy activities; and, serves as a member of Mission technical review teams for energy-related (and other) concept papers, solicited or unsolicited proposals, and proposed awards under USAID-funded activities.

Other Duties

The Project Management Specialist (Regional Energy) will work closely with the Team Leader, other OEG team members, Energy Team in Washington and Pretoria, the Program Office, the Mission Director's Office, and the U.S. Embassy on day-to-day Power Africa Initiative activities and reporting requirements. The incumbent will work closely with the Power Africa Energy Team Leader, and OEG M&E team to ensure regional energy activities reporting is cohesive, comprehensive, and compliant with the Agency’s requirements. The incumbent will be part of the Mission technical team responding to U.S. Congressional inquiries and other energy policy and operation requests; drafting briefing materials, speeches/talking points for high-level USG officials, press releases, and presentations; and contributing to Mission/Agency newsletters and other communications related to energy activities in the region. The incumbent may be called upon to support VIP visits and carry out ad-hoc assignments, as dictated by unforeseen operational requirements at the discretion of the USAID/Kenya and East Africa Mission Director, USAID/Kenya and East Africa Deputy Director, OEG Office Chief, or Power Africa Coordinator.

The Project Management Specialist (Regional Energy) will be required to assist in creating a supportive work environment that values diversity, and elicits the highest possible level of performance from all team members, including accomplishment of all other duties as assigned.

POSITION ELEMENTS:

a. Supervision Received: The Specialist works under the supervision of the Energy Finance and Innovation (EFI) Team Lead. Assignments are made orally and in writing. Most assignments occur in the normal course of the work, but the Specialist is required to determine those that must be coordinated with the supervisor. The supervisor provides a review of the assignment, the goals and objectives to be achieved, and the results expected. The Specialist will seek advice and assistance as required. Work is reviewed in terms of results achieved.

b. Supervision Exercised: Supervision of USAID/Kenya and East Africa staff is not contemplated.

c. Available Guidelines: Available technical guidelines include clean energy guidance, energy program and initiative descriptions and program documents as well as sector analyses and strategies. General program and operation guidance comes from USAID Mission Orders, Mission strategies and other relevant reports, the Automated Directives System (ADS), USAID Mandatory and Standard Provisions, the FAR, AIDAR, and other published and unpublished guidelines. Guidelines are often general in nature and not specific to the situation at hand, requiring considerable interpretation.

d. Exercise of Judgment: Independent judgment is required for developing, implementing, managing evaluating and reporting major energy/power sector programs/projects/activities. Judgment is required in order to make decisions, based on a careful analysis of facts and variables, possible alternatives, and potential political and development implications and impact. The Specialist exercises good judgment, and completes work independently; and, monitors implementation of energy-sector activities and maintains accountability for results achieved.

e. Authority to Make Commitments: The Specialist exercises the authority given to all USAID activity managers and CORs/AORs, and may make administrative arrangements consistent with ADS guidance and Mission policy. The Specialist takes action and establishes priorities based on available guidelines and professional judgment. Guidance is sought when needed, and the supervisor informed of activity and project status. Within the scope of the authority delegated, the Specialist may indicate to ranking counterpart and IP officials that they will make a recommendation to USAID on a specific activity issue or problem. The Specialist may negotiate ad referendum for the immediate supervisor.

f. Nature, Level, and Purpose of Contacts: The Specialist directly oversees components of the OEG energy/power portfolio, requiring substantive contacts with senior-level political and civil service personnel of the Government ministries and energy sector parastatal organizations. The work includes frequent contact with private sector, regional organizations, non-governmental organizations, and research institutions up to the leadership level, and with other donor representatives as well as other USG agencies. Some contacts are for oversight of work carried out by IPs and grantees to ensure compliance with contract and grant agreements. The Specialist coordinates and participates in regular meetings with IPs, grantee representatives, banks, energy agencies and government ministries and relevant departments to review progress of programs/projects. The Specialist identifies implementation problems and recommends ways to strengthen program interventions.

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

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.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

a. Education: A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering and/or Energy Policy is required.

b. Experience: A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible, professional-level experience in an energy sector-related area are required. Experience must have provided the opportunity for development of sectoral and project documents, and performance of project design, program planning, and/or implementation work. At least two years of this experience should have been in development-related work for USAID, other donor agencies, Government ministries, or private-sector institutions. Experience should also include performance monitoring, and/or the analysis and interpretation of large amounts of data.

c. Post Entry Training: Familiarization training in USAID-specific procedures, regulations, and methods will be provided. Orientation to working from a donor-Agency perspective will also be provided. Completion of formal COR/AOR certification courses is required and the training will be provided. Additional training to maintain professional capability and qualifications in the energy and power field, as well as other courses offered for professional USAID staff, will be provided as appropriate, subject to availability of funds.

d. Language: Fluency in written and spoken English (Level IV), and fluency in one or more local languages, is also required. In addition ability of producing clear, grammatically correct and articulate and logical written reports

e. Knowledge : Strong knowledge of the Government ministries developmental agenda, developmental initiatives, and development priorities for energy sector and related areas, as well as the socio-political culture understanding in various geographical regions of Kenya is required. Also required is a thorough knowledge of issues relating to economic and clean energy development in Kenya and the region, and Kenyan and regional power strengths and vulnerabilities. Additionally, the Specialist needs an in-depth and expert knowledge of a broad range of issues of energy policy, generation, transmission, distribution and human resources capacity building as well as knowledge of private-sector development and competitiveness. Knowledge of strategies, programs, and the working methodologies of other donor agencies and banks in the energy sector in Kenya is required.

f. Skills and Abilities: A high level of technical expertise and ability in energy and private-sector development is required. The Specialist should possess the ability to advise senior Mission management on Kenyan power development and issues across a wide range of energy related topics (such as the regulatory environment for energy, key barriers to energy reform, etc.) and their implications on USAID programs. Program design, budgeting, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation skills are essential. The ability to effectively communicate complicated policy, strategy, and program issues orally and in writing is also required. The Specialist must have good interpersonal, coordination, and bureaucratic skills; be able to coordinate successfully with all parts of the USAID Mission and Embassy to advance program interests. The Specialist must be able to handle sensitive issues diplomatically, represent USAID authoritatively, and use good judgment in speaking on behalf of USAID in high-level meetings with the USG, the governments in the region, NGOs, and other donors and in conferences, seminars, and workshops. The Specialist must possess good organizational and management skills.

EVALUATION AND SELECTION FACTORS

Applicants must submit a cover letter of no more than one letter-size page, which describes how their relevant professional experience and education has prepared them to meet the specific challenges of the duties and responsibilities described above. As part of the interview process, those applicants ranked highest may be required to submit a timed writing sample on a topic provided. The selection committee may conduct reference checks at any time during the selection process.

Applications that do not meet the required minimum qualifications will not be scored.

  • Prior work experience (30 points)

  • Job Knowledge (35 points)

  • Skills and abilities (35 points)

Total possible points: 100

Candidates meeting the above required qualifications for the position will be evaluated based on information presented in the application and reference checks. References will be asked to assess the applicant’s technical knowledge, work performance, communication skills, and group dynamics, using the above criteria. USAID reserves the right to conduct interviews with the top ranked short-listed applicants. The interview will be one of the determining factors in the final selection.

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 cover letter explaining your qualifications for the position, updated curriculum vitae/resume (no more than five pages) including a minimum of 3 references with contact information, a copy of your most recent Performance Evaluation Report, and copies of all relevant certificates. Scan and attach all the documents as one attachment and upload to Myhotkenyanjobs.

OR

External Applicants/Not Current USG Employees: Attach a cover letter explaining your qualifications for the position, updated curriculum vitae/resume (no more than five pages) including a minimum of 3 references with contact information, and copies of all relevant certificates. Scan and attach all the documents as one attachment and upload to Myhotkenyanjobs .

Note to Applicants:

  1. Applications must be received by the closing date and time specified above**,** and submitted through myhotkenyanjobs.com.

  2. To ensure consideration of applications for the intended position, applicants must prominently reference the Solicitation number in their cover letter submission.

  3. Submissions will only be accepted through www.myhotkenyanjobs.com/usaid. Late and Incomplete applications (those that do not contain a cover letter, the applicant’s most current and up to date detailed CV, relevant education certificates and three (3) to five (5) references with contact information) will not be considered for the position. The closing date for receipt of applications is indicated above.

African Development Bank Principal Power Engineer

African Development Bank

Position title: Principal Power Engineer
 

Grade: PL4
 

Position N°: 50065416
 

Reference: ADB/17/461

Country: Kenya

 

THE BANK: Established in 1964, the African Development Bank is the premier pan-African development institution, promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent. There are 80 member states, including 54 in Africa (Regional Member Countries).  

The Bank’s development agenda is delivering the financial and technical support for transformative projects that will significantly reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth. 

In order to sharply focus the objectives of the Ten Year Strategy (2013 – 2022) and ensure greater developmental impact, five major areas (High 5s), all of which will accelerate our delivery for Africa, have been identified for scaling up, namely; energy, agro-business, industrialization, integration and improving the quality of life for the people of Africa.

THE COMPLEX: The Vice Presidency for ‘Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery’ is responsible for operational relevancy, efficiency and effectiveness of the Bank Group’s operational programs, and activities. 

The Vice Presidency will  ensure  that  the  Bank  operates  successfully  across  its  Regional Member Countries and will oversee the full implementation of all aspects of the Bank’s Regional Directorates.

The Hiring Department: The functional relationships of the job reside with the Directorate in charge of Power Systems Development including the “Power Utilities” Division which supports the Bank’s Regional Member Countries, Utilities, Regional Economic Communities, Power Pools, Regulators and other stakeholders to develop and improve their power systems for both sovereign operations (SO) and non-sovereign operations (NSO).  

The Hiring Department shall be the East Region (RDGE) – Directorate in charge of Power Systems Development.

The Position: The Power Engineer will ensure the technical strength of the Bank’s activities in the support of transactions linked to investments in the electricity sector. 

He/She will provide deep sectoral expertise related to the planning, development, structuring and financing  of national and regional power systems, including power generation, transmission and distribution / retail. 

The job contributes to the delivery of flagships as required.
 

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the Regional Operations Manager – Power (RDGE.1), the Principal Power Engineer will perform the following:

Business Development and Client Management

  1. As per the guidelines of the New Deal on Energy for Africa, contribute towards developing a strong pipeline of good quality investment opportunities through leading business development missions, anticipating market trends and employing sector/country knowledge;
  2. Build and maintain strong relationships with clients, especially regional IPP developers and sponsors, utilities, service providers, banks, multilateral partners, regulators and government officials  to develop and execute specific investment opportunities;
  3. Have a thorough understanding of the power and utilities industry, including markets, major contractors / operators and technologies and provide advice to PEVP team members in the regional hubs concerning the processing of transactions linked to IPP / PPP investments.

Project Finance tasks

  1. Contribute to the delivery of flagships as required to ensure delivery of the New Deal on Energy objectives;
  2. Act as in-house advisor to investment staff in appraising new private sector proposals for investments in the power sector.
  3. Liaise with client’s technical staff, project engineers and lenders’ engineers and participate in due diligence missions and other project meetings, as necessary.
  4. Review major contracts, including PPA, EPC, FSA, O&M, GCA, and other project agreements and advise on alignment of performance obligations; and adequacy of buffers, procurement mode and risk allocation.
  5. Assess investment programs and project capital costs, and advise on value for money.
  6. Provide financial analysts with key performance and expenditure (operational and capital) assumptions and scenarios; for incorporation in financial models.
  7. Assist in the supervision of African Development Bank’s portfolio of power sector investments, review of relevant M&E Reports and field inspections as necessary; and in resolving operational weaknesses.
  8. Hire and supervise specialized engineering agencies as necessary.
  9. Assist with the development of new power projects, particularly those using renewable energy.
  10. Support and provide advice on utility performance management systems.
  11. Develop suitable industry knowledge and performance benchmarks to share within African Development Bank and with external clients.

Portfolio Management

  1. Manage an array of projects within the portfolio of the Bank’s investments within the area of responsibility.
  2. Provide effective periodic reports to Management on the disposition of the portfolio under management.
  3. Identify synergies and propose interventions that promote the sustained feasibility of the projects under management.
Selection Criteria

Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience

  1. Hold at least a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or its equivalent.
  2. Have a minimum of six (06) years of relevant professional experience in the power sector projects development and implementation, power utility operations and power sector planning.
  3. Broad range of responsibilities within the industry in several of the following areas: Thermal generation, hydro generation, systems planning, distribution operations, commercial operations, transmission, tariff setting, renewable generation, power plant construction and environmental compliance.
  4. Up-to-date knowledge of capital costs and operating parameters of diverse generation technologies and T&D networks.
  5. Experience in Africa and emerging economies.
  6. Professional engineer with advanced degree.
  7. Significant work experience in the private sector.
  8. Experience as Owner’s or Lenders’ engineer will be a plus.
  9. Experience with regional power pools / projects will be a plus.
  10. Proven ability to interact competently with the staff of project sponsors, government and donor agencies on issues relating to aid coordination, as well as with the private sector;
  11. Proven ability to work within a team of professional staff, and utilize talent and expertise of team members in a productive way;
  12. Capacity to initiate and manage innovations and change
  13. Competencies for Business Development, Project Origination, and portfolio Management
  14.  Communication
  15. Problem-solving
  16. Client orientation
  17. Team working and relationship management.
  18. Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other language.
  19. Competence in the use of standard software (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) and knowledge of SAP.

How to Apply

Closing Date: 29/12/2017

NRC Market and Value Chains Analysis

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
 

Consultancy Title: Market and Value Chains Analysis for Digital Services and Home Decor in Dadaab
 

Terms of Reference

Duty Station: Kenya, Nairobi and Dadaab    

Reporting To: Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) – Kenya, Head of Programme

 

Duration: 3 months from the signing of contract
 

Ref. nr.: 3651670535

Temporary, Contract

Start date: 01/01/2018

End date: 31/03/2018

Background: The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation providing assistance, protection and long-term solutions to displaced persons worldwide.

The International Trade Centre (ITC) is the agency of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the United Nations (UN) through the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). 

ITC’s is to foster inclusive and sustainable economic development, and contribute to achieving the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development. ITC works towards creating ‘trade impact for good.’

In September 2017, ITC and NRC launched, in partnership, the Refugee Employment & Skills Initiative (RESI) Kenya – Dadaab project, funded by the Government of the Netherlands, which deploys innovative ways to address livelihoods development in protracted humanitarian situations.

Building on the successful ITC/NRC joint pilot initiative carried out in Dadaab in 2016, RESI harnesses market-based incentives to enhance livelihood opportunities for refugees during their displacement in Kenya while contributing to the economy of the host communities.

Central to RESI’s approach is its two-fold intervention; the project promotes the development of commercially viable skills for refugees and host communities alike while supporting Kenyan small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) – social businesses in particular – in creating value and employment in the host countries through increased national, regional and international business.

The project focuses on sector value chains with confirmed potential and demand, namely digital services, and facilitates access to direct freelancing work.

Furthermore, the project will explore home décor as a potential sector to be confirmed through value chain and market analyses.

The ultimate aim of the project is to enhance sustainable livelihood for refugees and host community to promote self-sufficiency and increase resilience, both in host country and in case voluntary repatriation.

Objectives

NRC and ITC intend to recruit a consultant for three months to conduct a market mapping and value chain analysis in Dadaab refugee camps and host communities with specific focus on 

a) online jobs in the digital service sector, 

b) hand made products in home décor sector.

The overall purpose of this assignment will be to undertake a research to map the market system and value chain analysis through conducting of desk review, baseline surveys, interviews, and field visits.

The proposed study will focus on analysis of the current market models as well as the value chain online jobs – digital services and home décor.

The assessment would specifically involve conducting a field survey, interviews with stakeholders, market survey and looking at the market environment (local regional and national), value chain and market services, not limiting to the situation in the camps areas. 

It will also involve review and analysis of relevant policies of market liberalization, institutions for credit, insurance, transport, taxation, for both refugees and host communities and all relevant Government policies that affect refugees’ access to market, employment, business, credit and free movement.

The consultant will develop a value chain development strategy with practical action points for the two identified value chains – sectors.

The study will additionally identify and recommend to NRC value chains with high potential which will then be analyzed further.

Key Tasks

Digital Services sector: ITC and NRC want to analyse the potential for digital services in Dadaab, with a special focus on online freelancing. In 2016, ITC and NRC, together with Samasource, developed a pilot initiative testing the potential for BPO work in the camp (initial assessment attached). 

Based on the learnings of the pilot, ITC and NRC have decided to focus attention on online freelancing – as opposed to implementing a traditional BPO model in the camp.

For the development of the online freelancing capacity in Dadaab, ITC and NRC will be engaging a partnering social enterprise. In this direction, the parties want to use the study to guide the work with the partners. 

The study will accompany the delivery of a pilot freelancing capacity development initiative in the camp and assess need for course correction.

Home Décor sector: ITC and NRC want to analyse the potential for market oriented, mid to high-end handmade products in Dadaab, with a special focus on Home Décor. In 2017, ITC Home Décor consultant visited Dadaab for an initial assessment. 

The consultant assessed the existence of self-organized artisan women groups currently producing standard products for the local market.

ITC and NRC want to develop the capacity of these groups to add value to production and connect to mid to high-end markets in Nairobi and internationally. 

Following the RESI model, ITC and NRC will engage a partnering social enterprise for the development of the production capacity in Dadaab and connection to markets. 

In this direction, the parties want to develop a study to guide the work with the partners. 

As such, this study is to be developed in close collaboration with the chosen social enterprise.

The specific tasks for the consultant are to conduct:

Market Assessment: 

1) Mapping of value chain; 

2) Assessment of growth markets, including national and international potential markets, 

3) Market System maps that describe the products-services movement – availability in Dadaab and the surrounding areas to national (focus on Nairobi) and international markets. These market system maps should be descriptive of the market integration / segmentation; 

4) Key opportunities – including for strategic partnerships; 

5) Key challenges – including barriers related to regulatory environment.


The Market system maps should include:

Assessment of Value Chain: 

a) Understand the existing market situation and nature of bargain taking place between different market players within the market system mapped (relationships, attitudes and behaviours); 

b) Identify and understand the capacity of buyers for the two value chains, 

c) Economic analysis of value chains to assess performances in terms of economic efficiency. This includes determining the value added along the stages of the value chain, the cost of production and to the extent possible, the income of operators.

The market environment: legal framework for regulating the two value chains in relation to engagement of refugees in employment, business and income generation activities, institutions, norms & trends

The market chain: market actors and their linkages.

Key infrastructure, inputs and market support services: 

a) Analyze current market trends in terms of market demand and supply, prices scheduling mechanisms, market determinant factors, supply chains and government market regulatory and control mechanisms 

b) Analyze possible potential risks the project beneficiaries may face in market and suggest possible mitigation measures 

c) Explore micro financing institutions, banks, cooperatives and other institutions in the area and illustrate how the two value chains can be linked with them, 

d) Document barriers faced by refugees in accessing financial and credit services, information and resources.

Business Model Assessment:  

1) Assessment of proposition/differentiation strategy – including in terms of product development and branding/marketing; 

2) Assessment of inputs needs and sourcing; 

3) assessment of operational processes and requirements – including management structures, human resource needs and operational procedures and processes (e.g. for quality control); 

4) Assessment of distribution and sales channels; 

5) Investment requires and profitability/sustainability analysis; 

6) ownership strictures and financing requirements; 

7) Key risks for implementing actos and mitigation strategy.

Key Deliverables

The study will be completed within 3 Months from the signature of the contract.

Preliminary report that reflects achievement of all the above mentioned objective and tasks will be delivered as follow:

  • Preliminary report / findings (summary) – by 7 weeks
  • Interim Report after incorporation of comments – by 10 weeks
  • Final report – by 13 weeks

Given the need to conduct the study within a short time frame (between 2 -3 months) the deliverables dates are tentative and it will be further revised and agreed with the selected candidate

 How to Apply

Visit www.nrc.no to apply online

Search Criteria:

  • Location: Kenya
  • Industry: Emergency Relief
  • Special field: Consulting
  • Role: Consultant

Deadline for application: 27/12/2017

Heavy Engineering Limited Technical & Administrative Jobs in Kenya

Dairy Industry Mechanical / Utility Engineer Vacancy in Nakuru, Kenya

Our client in a dairy industry is seeking to recruit a Mechanical / Utility Engineer to join their dedicated team in Nakuru.

Job Description: Provides engineering and technical support to the Utilities Operation and Maintenance team in support of utility plant and utility distribution systems (steam, chilled water, hot water, and water / sewer) needs; perform related engineering analysis to assist in planning and ensure efficient operations; assist in the development of design standards; provide design review for both utility system and utility plant projects

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Inspect and monitor safety systems and HVAC equipment
  • Supervise, maintain contractors and coordinate water treatment service contracts for plant.
  • Work closely with plant Engineering, Maintenance and Production departments to provide reliable support systems for operations.
  • Directly supervise a crew of licensed union boiler operators. Duties included training and coaching personnel, reviewing data and making required process changes for efficiency and operations, procurement of operating supplies, scheduling and prioritizing maintenance activities.
  • Consult equipment manufacturers and appropriate specialists to resolve equipment problems.
  • Performed routine maintenance to ensure all systems worked properly and served on-call 24/7 in the event of emergency
  • Provided Fire safety awareness throughout all department

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineer.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in relevant field
  • Experience in Dairy /FMCG/Beverage/Bottling Industry
If you meet the qualifications kindly send your application to email protected clearly indicating ‘Mechanical / Utility Engineer’ on or before 1st December 2017.

Sanergy HR Admin Intern Job in Kenya

Sanergy 

HR Admin Intern

Sanergy is an award-winning social venture that builds healthy, prosperous communities by making hygienic sanitation accessible and affordable in Africa’s urban informal settlements. 

Our systems-based approach to solving the sanitation crisis involves five key steps: we build a dense network of franchised micro-entrepreneurs, who operate low-cost, high-quality waterless sanitation facilities – called Fresh Life Toilets. 

 

We provide critical support services – such as access to finance, business analytics, training, and marketing. 

We collect the waste regularly and safely remove it from the community. We convert the waste into valuable end products, such as organic fertilizer, insect-based animal feed, and renewable energy.

 Finally, we sell the end products to Kenyan farms under the brand name Farm Star.

Since November 2011, we have launched over 750 Fresh Life Toilets to a network of more than 350 Fresh Life Operators. 

We have collected and converted over 9,000 tons of waste. At the same time, we have built a team of over 250 people. 

For our work, we have been recognized by Fast Company as one of the 10 Most Innovative Companies in the World Doing Social Good and one of the 10 Most Innovative Companies in Africa.

Job Purpose Statement

We are an increasingly sophisticated, highly intricate organization with many moving parts. 

This Program seeks accomplished, driven individuals who will make substantive contributions to the organization.  

The interns will work in Talent department.

More qualitatively, we are looking for people who have the desire to take on a new challenge in a pioneering context.  

We believe that we are on the cusp of transformative change and we seek people who believe their knowledge and skills will bring about that change.

Job Requirements

  • Undergraduate Degree or Diploma in Human Resource Management.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Strong time management, organizational, and prioritization skills
  • Excellent communication skills on all levels
  • Relentless desire to improve yourself, your team, and your organization;
  • A collaborative mentality

As Sanergy expands, many new projects are on the horizon. 

While the Sanergy Interns are not provided monetary compensation, the experience gleaned from their time at Sanergy will benefit them for many years to come. 

We are looking for interns with the desire, determination and energy to spend at least 3-6 months  at Sanergy pushing the frontiers of innovation.  

The successful candidate should be joining us in January 2018. Join us!

How to Apply

Mercy Corps Digital Financial Services Manager Job Vacancy

Mercy Corps

Vacancy Announcement: Digital Financial Services Manager

The AgriFin Accelerate program will operate in three African countries (Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia) utilizing a market ecosystem approach, working with carefully selected partners to build sustainable models, where farm and crop management tools and financial services are “bundled” in affordable, unified platforms on mobile phone channels to promote mass uptake commercially. 

 

The program involves three interrelated components that seek to address low farmer productivity and capability, and improve institutional ability to deliver appropriate products and build ecosystems to drive scale. 

We work with farmers, banks, mobile network operators, MFIs, research institutes and other ecosystem players in well-defined partnerships to sustainably bundle services, leveraging the offer and outreach of all partners, while increasing the range of services, access points and value for farmers. 

The program works with partners to identify, prototype, test and scale successful mobile-enabled services for smallholders, with a key focus on expanding access to financial services, using a rapid iteration approach to product development and client-centric design techniques.
 

We are presently looking for a committed and dynamic individual to take up the position of a Digital Financial Services Manager
 

General Position Summary: Working within the AFA technical matrix team, the Digital Financial Services Manager (DFSM) will provide technical support and direction on engagements with AFA financial service provider partners across all three countries, including banks, MFIs, insurance companies, mobile-network operators, agfintech companies and agribusinesses. 

The DFSM will assist with digitally-enabled product development and delivery designed to enhance the financial inclusion, productivity and income of smallholders in Kenya, Tanzania, and Zambia. 

The DFSM will work under the direct supervision the Program Director, as a member of the Technical Matrix Team, while providing support to Country Managers and country level teams, and the Director of Strategic Learning and Manager for Monitoring and Evaluation. 

The DFSM will tailor technical assistance to the needs of each Agrifin Accelerate partner engagement based on program strategies and partner roadmaps, ensuring their specific needs are met; identify and support external consultants as needed. 

The DFSM will also support the overall program learning agenda through technical contributions to program research, publications and communications activities.
 

Essential Job Functions:
 

DFS Service Development for Smallholders

  • Take leading role in developing program learning in best practices and innovation in digitally-enabled financial services to ensure that the full program team across all countries are informed and working optimally.
  • Support the external learning and communications agendas around financial services best practice and innovations for partners and ecosystem players.
  • Conduct ongoing desk review of global best practice as well as ongoing learning meetings with program stakeholders related to financial services, working in coordination with country managers.
  • Prepare field reports and blogs for mass communication regarding the financial services aspects of the program.
  • Engage in the development of new partnerships, relationship building and product roadmaps related to financial services and channel development.
  • Provide technical support to these engagements across all program countries, liaising directly with the Deputy Program and Country directors.
  • Draw on rapid product iteration approaches and support Country Managers to identify technical consultants as needed in this area and provide support and oversight for consultants as required.
  • Assist in development of partner business and work plans related to financial services, reviewing research, operational manuals, product and technology specifications and financial statements to do so.
  • Engage with program partners to ensure that adequate marketing strategies and resources are in place, including go to market plan, market entry & scaling, customer acquisition branding, incentive & commission structures, advertising and risk mitigation strategies.
  • Support the initiative to identify alternative data sources to drive the development and expansion of products and services, including conducting research, identifying and selecting prospective data partners and framing and implementing pilot tests of alternative data with partners.
  • Work with country managers to structure and implement market assessments to drive meaningful financial product and service development, including agricultural value chain payments.
  • Ensure that market assessments focus on the “pain points” of small holder farmers to guide product and service development to overcome the barriers for the small holder farmers so they can increase their access, usage and utility of services;
  • Support the work of the Farmer Capability Lab in all efforts to develop financial capability building materials for SHF related to the delivery of financial services and channels.
  • Support the work of the Director of Strategic Learning around implementation of the learning agenda.

Program Representation and Stakeholder Engagement:

  • Serve as a representative for the program in matters related to financial services for SHF.
  • Proactively engage with program stakeholders to inform coordination and collaboration.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with financial services providers and link relationship management to country management.
  • Actively support program planning and reporting efforts related to financial services delivery for SHF.
  • Provide partnership recommendations with existing financial services programming both within and outside Mercy Corps programming.
  • Ensure that programming works within Mercy Corps’ M4P rubric for financial services programming.
  • Provide technical leadership within the team in the financial service sector, including regular trips to the radial offices to support Country Managers and Program Officers to build their capacity in the sector.
  • Organize and maintain all technical team documentation in agreed program files. Support overall project documentation in consultation with the Technical team and Program Director

Organizational Learning: As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve – we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.
 

Accountability to Beneficiaries: Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts towards accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.
 

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • Direct supervision of: N/A
  • Reports Directly To: Program Director
  • Works Directly With: Technical teams, Director of Strategic Learning, M&E Manager, Country Managers and Program Officers, Consultants, Finance and Operations staff.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • MA/S or equivalent in finance, business, international development, accounting or related field of study
  • 8 years’ experience in relevant financial services implementation including three years in a senior management position, ideally with a commercial bank focused on agriculture and bottom of the pyramid markets
  • Strong understanding of the financial services sectors in Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia including commercial banks, MFIs, insurance companies, and others.
  • Demonstrated experience in digitally-enabled financial services
  • Demonstrated experience in financial product design and implementation
  • Understanding of and experience with improving financial inclusion for smallholder farmers
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English, including report development, writing and editing
  • Terrific sense of humor and of self
  • Experience in Kenya, Tanzania, and Zambia preferred

Success Factors: The most successful Mercy Corps members possess: a positive, flexible attitude; a strong commitment to teamwork, impact, and accountability; an entrepreneurial spirit; and a nearly fearless devotion to building a better world.
 

Living Conditions / Environmental Conditions: This position is to based in one of the AFA offices, either Nairobi, Kenya, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania or Lusaka, Zambia. 

Travel is estimated at 40% to 50%. 

Mercy Corps Team members represent the agency both during and outside of work hours when deployed in a field posting or on a visit/TDY to a field posting.
 

How to Apply

The email subject line must clearly show the job title. 

Applications without the right subject heading will be automatically disqualified. 

Please do not attach any certificates.
 

(Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We will only get in touch with shortlisted candidates)
 

NB: Mercy Corps does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process
 

WE ENCOURAGE QUALIFIED CANDIDATES TO APPLY.
 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Samura Engineering Production Supervisor Job in Kenya

Samura Engineering
 

Job Vacancy: Production Supervisor
 

Job Summary: Under the Supervision of the Managing Director, Direct, Guide and Monitor Machine Operators and assistant Machine Operators in regards to Quality, Productivity, Maintenance, Costs / Wastage minimization and Safety Standards in order to achieve and constantly improve on the set productivity targets in line with Overall Equipment Efficiency.
 

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure swift and smooth plant start-ups and shutdowns through effective Supervisor handovers at the start/end of every shift.
  • Under the direction of the Production Manager, review production special orders and schedule earliest delivery.
  • Monitor process output to ensure that client product specification, quality and plant efficiency is sustained.
  • Initiative and supervise product changes to ensure product specification is achieved and maintained by controlling and stoppage of non- conforming products from further processing.
  • Timely generate material requisition, and material return notes to ensure sustained plant productivity.
  • Through effective production line balancing, ensure employee skills progression for maximum output and plant optimization.
  • Make timely requisitions for machine maintenance during breakdowns and generate maintenance Job Cards.
  • Allocate and reallocate manpower on the production line and revising production schedules and priorities as needed in order to maximize productivity.
  • Investigate/ escalate customer complaints and provide timely feedback for management action.
  • Constantly undertake plant inspection and report any unsafe conditions and risks/hazards in line with the Occupational Safety and Health Act

Job Competences:

  • Diploma in production, mechanical or electrical Engineering.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a similar capacity in a busy manufacturing environment (Preferably plastics).
  • Working knowledge of Health, Safety and Quality management process
  • Demonstrated forward planning ability.
  • Capable of making fast and sound decisions.
  • Leadership, analytical and communication skills.
  • Requisite knowledge of basic computer packages.
  • Excellent communication skills

How to Apply

MUST indicate your last/ current and expected salary.