Monday, September 29, 2014

KPLC Business Planning Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

KPLC owns and operates most of the electricity transmission and distribution system in the country and sells electricity to over 2.6 million customers. 

The Company’s key mandate is to plan for sufficient electricity transmission capacity to meet demand; building and maintaining the power distribution and transmission network and retailing of electricity to its customers. 

KPLC is currently implementing a new organisation structure and seeks to recruit results oriented individuals with vision and creativity to fill the position of Manager Business Planning

Reference Number: 130-PEO00177

Department: People & Change Kenya
Job Type: Permanent

Location: Nairobi
Roles & Responsibilities

  • Facilitating development and implementation of corporate transformation agenda and supporting delivery of key objectives.
  • Developing Divisional and Regional plans.
  • Overseeing implementation of Divisional and Regional plans.
  • Preparing status reports on Company performance and projections.
  • Monitoring external macroeconomic indicators and assessing impact on corporate performance.
  • Maintaining key corporate performance data for planning and evaluation purposes.
  • Setting appropriate performance, service standards and developing KPI’s at the corporate level to track performance.
  • Recommending and monitoring suitable remedial actions to ensure organizational performance standards and service quality are maintained.
  • Liaising with government and the industry and disseminating information to stakeholders.
  • Collaborating with divisions and regions to formulate key strategic insights for business review and growth.
Appointment Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Economics
  • Advanced Degree will be an added advantage
  • Ten (10) years working experience, three (3) of which should have been at the level of Chief Officer and above.
Key Competencies
  • Understanding of energy sector policies and business environment
  • Analytical and strategic thinker
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Strong Communication and Interpersonal Skills
  • Commitment to Company Vision and Values
  • Drive for results and achievement
How to Apply

CLICK HERE to apply online

Deadline: 3rd October 2014

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

SunnyMoney Innovations Department Project Coordinator Job in Nairobi, Kenya (KES 30K)

Project Coordinator – SunnyMoney Innovations Department

SunnyMoney Kenya - SMbrains

Job Location: Nairobi, Kenya – with field work in rural Kenya

Overall purpose of the job: The Project Coordinator will be responsible for supporting the SunnyMoney Brains’ department (Innovation Unit of SunnyMoney). 

He/she will support the department in the multiple projects but particularly with the Pay-As-You-Go Solar Lamps project (planning and execution) in Kenya. 

He/she will be focused on carrying on field visit and managing the aftersales services (customer service and maintenance) and project learnings.

Position Responsibilities

Logistics and Operations
  • To manage communications with education officials, HTM’s and deliveries (and all other support necessary) of the PAYG lights
  • To maintain accurate stock records at all times
  • To create comprehensive and achievable work plans
  • To support all customers in after-sales service, this includes managing the helpline, frequent communication with head teachers, troubleshooting, and/or notifying SunnyMoney Brains in order to resolve all issues
  • To maintain accurate records of expenditure and to follow pre-defined budgets.
  • To complete the following reporting sturture: basic project reports; weekly report; helpline log; survey log; monthly report; financial report and all other reports pre-agreed with line manager
  • To maintain an uptodate shared calander at all times and to upload the folder with the work document in a share folder with the rest of the team.
Generating Learnings
  • To conduct the following surveys/questionnaires/interviews with the following: head teachers, end-customers (during purchase, during payback and post pay-back), members of school community who did not purchase, and all other associated people with the project deemed of value
  • To ensure all interactions are accurately recorded in detail, in such a way as to help SunnyMoney Brains strategies
Key Competencies:
  • Quick Learner;
  • Passion for growth;
  • Proactive;
  • Organised and Detail Oriented;
  • Independent
Qualifications & Skills:
  • Bachelor’s degree required;
  • Strong Analytical Skills;
  • Experience in customer service and/or in solar energy companies is a plus;
  • Fluent in English (both oral and writing);
  • Conversant in MS word, Powerpoint, Excel.
Compensation and Benefits:
Starting salary Ksh30,000 (during the probation period – 3months)
Working Laptop and smartphone provided
How to Apply: Submit cover letter and resume (in English) to

Equatorial Nut Processors Field Officer II Job in Lamu County, Kenya

Job Description: Field Officer II – Lamu County
Reporting to: Senior Purchasing Officer

About Us:  Equatorial Nut Processors is one of the leading edible nut concerns in East Africa. 

The company’s range of products, for both local and export markets, focuses on three principal nuts – Macadamia, Cashew and Peanuts. 

ENP was founded in 1994, and it has grown over the years to occupy a prominent position in the region’s nut sector. 

ENP intends to recruit for a Field Officer II for Lamu County with day to day assignments aimed at ensuring ENP gets enough cashew nuts sourced during the buying season, undertake registration and organizing cashew farmers for sustainable business relations, improved productivity and quality of nuts and sustainable income earnings for farmers. 
Keys Performance Objectives: 

  • Sourcing of Cashew during the season through the identified company procurement strategy;
  • Registration of farmer’s data and trade information data using the tool provided for creation of farmer’s aggregations in allocated areas;
  • Hold strategic forums with the farmer towards building aggregations to share the results of the analysis and diagnostics carried out including how efficiencies can be generated on the institutional level, yield, captivity, logistics and quality (humidity and outturn);
  • Plan trainings to strength farmers and connect farmers to a processor in a sustainable way and based on the tasks the farmer aggregation wants to/ can assume.
  • Deliver key messages for farmers based on the training received on farmers organisation, record keeping, leadership supply chain contracts, good agronomic practices
  • Undertake farmers training s at the farmer’s group levels on various topical issues on good agricultural practices,  quality management, strengthening organizational and institutional capacity, financial management, understanding supply chain partnership model agreed upon by private sector sectors, cost benefit analysis, market linkages and contracting and child labour issues
  • Any other assignments as may be allocated from time to time.
Qualification and Values for position holder
  • A diploma holder preferably in agribusiness management, agriculture education and extension, community development or other related courses;
  • Ability to deliver trainings to farmers groups essential
  • Past experience in organizing community groups is desirable
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Good relationships with stakeholders
  • Commitment to work within defined deadlines
  • Willingness to ride a motorbike is key
  • Excellent, formal and courteous communication skills
If you possess the above skills, abilities and competencies, we are happy to engage with you. 

Please provide us with a cover letter and a resume, clearly stating your availability and salary expectations. 

All applications should be emailed to on or before COB 30th September 2014. 

This position is only open to qualified persons from Lamu County. 

Administrative Manager Job in Kenya

Job Title: Administrative Manager 
Overview: Our client is the world’s largest chain of primary and pre-primary schools with more than 300 academies and 100,000 pupils in Kenya. 

They democratize the right to succeed by giving families living in poverty access to the high-quality education that will allow their children to live a very different life. 

We leverage experts, data, and technology in order to standardize and scale every aspect of quality education delivery, from how and where academies are built to how teachers are selected and trained, and how lessons are delivered and monitored for improvement. 

We are vertically-integrated, tech-enabled, and on our way to profitability. 

Our client expects to continue rapid expansion in Kenya, and will be launching operations in Uganda and Nigeria in 2015.
Job Purpose: Supports operations by supervising staff; planning, organizing, and implementing administrative systems 
Administrative Manager Job Duties:
  • Maintains administrative staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees; maintaining a safe and secure work environment; developing personal growth opportunities.
  • Accomplishes staff results by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; initiating, coordinating, and enforcing systems, policies, and procedures.
  • Provides supplies by identifying needs for reception, switchboard, mailroom, and kitchen; establishing policies, procedures, and work schedules.
  • Provides communication systems by identifying needs; evaluating options; maintaining equipment; approving invoices.
  • Purchases printed materials and forms by obtaining requirements; negotiating price, quality, and delivery; approving invoices.
  • Completes special projects by organizing and coordinating information and requirements; planning, arranging, and meeting schedules; monitoring results.
  • Provides historical reference by developing and utilizing filing and retrieval systems.
  • Improves program and service quality by devising new applications; updating procedures; evaluating system results with users.
  • Achieves financial objectives by anticipating requirements; submitting information for budget preparation; scheduling expenditures; monitoring costs; analyzing variances.
  • Maintains continuity among corporate, division, and local work teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; benchmarking professional standards; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Tracking Budget Expenses, 
  • Staffing, 
  • Quality Management, 
  • Managing Processes, 
  • Organization, 
  • Coaching, 
  • Communication Processes, 
  • Disciplining Employees, 
  • Motivating Others, 
  • Promoting Process Improvement, 
  • Reporting Skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or equivalent combination of training & education desirable
  • 3-5 years related administrative management experience, including superb word processing skills and solid experience with 3 or more computer applications (including Microsoft Office, Sharepoint, Dropbox, Adobe, presentation software)
  • Demonstrated capacity to take initiative and follow through on tasks to timely completion
  • Strong organizational & analytical skills and aptitude for details
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple, competing priorities and deadlines
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Punctuality and presence in the office
Qualified candidates to send in their applications to