Thursday, January 31, 2013

CfBT Education Trust Jobs in Kenya - Project Director, Project Lead, Education Coordinators, Logistics Officer, Grant Manager and Accountant

Education Programme Management Vacancies
CfBT Education Trust seeks to recruit the following positions described below for a large new project which will strengthen girls’ education in the Arid and Semi Arid Lands (ASALs) and urban slums.
1. Project Director
The Project Director is responsible for overall project management, supervision, administration, and implementation of the requirements of a high-quality programme. 

S/he will establish and maintain systems for project operations; 

ensure that all partner agreement deadlines are met and targets are achieved; 

maintain working relationships with project stakeholders (including sub- grantees and/or subcontractors); and 

oversee the preparation and submission of technical and financial reports to CfBT.
  • A minimum of a Masters degree in Education, Gender or a related field; 
  •  Experience working with the Ministry of Education in Kenya; 
  • Analytical and communication skills;
  • In-depth knowledge of education and training;
  • Demonstrated evidence of strategic planning skills; 
  • Experience managing complex and complicated education programmes with time sensitive deliverables; 
  • Technical leadership and operational experience in education programmes; 
  • Experience in managing the administrative, contracting, hiring, recruitment, financial, and logistical aspects of contracts; 
  • Successful experience of managing large-value programmes on budget.
2. CfBT Project Lead
The Project lead is responsible for the Behaviour Change technical aspect of the programme.

S/He will lead responsibility for implementation of the Behaviour Change component; 

Escalation of any delivery issues and lead contact with CfBT Operations Manager; 

Oversee partner implementation down the delivery chain, from office to field level; 

Prepare project training and facilitation schedules; 

Work with the procurement /contracts/finance teams to assess progress and provide reports.

  • Masters Degree in Education, Counselling or related field; 
  • Three years experience in Behaviour Change programmes; 
  • Analytical and communication skills; 
  • An in-depth knowledge of education and training; 
  • Five years experience in training.
3. CfBT Education / Regional Coordinators 

3 Posts

Based in Nairobi, Coast and North Eastern
The Education / Regional Coordinator will be a key part of the team with primary responsibility for providing support and training for all the training and education programmes across the regions: 

Support and strengthen the capacity of instructional coaches and other interventions; 

Provide leadership services to instructional coaches and teachers; 

Provide advisory services to coaches and teachers in lesson planning and teaching with emphasis to early grade reading skills and behaviour change; 

Provide support input in the development of coaching and learning materials in English and Kiswahili, in accordance with the KIE curriculum; 

Overall programme management including monitoring and evaluation.
  • Minimum B. Ed degree; Background in Teacher Education; 
  • Experience in the area of Early Primary Education; 
  • Experience in teacher support and management; 
  • Proven experience in teaching language Kiswahili/English; 
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills; 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
4. Logistics Officer
The Logistics Officer will participate in field-level planning formulation and participate in programme planning and advising on logistics considerations. 

S/he will provide technical and operational support to the field office, as well as advice on application of logistics management best practice, systems and procedures. 

Take initiative in management improvement for the logistic function; initiate, justify, account for all logistical expenses; 

Conduct special management reviews and/or follow-up on audit observations to assist in the improvement of office procedures and practices related to logistics. 

Assist in Human Resources administration.

  • Bachelors degree in Business Administration, Management, Transport or related field; 
  • Five years of progressively responsible professional work experience at national and international level in logistics; 
  • Varied supply/logistics functional background an asset, from procurement to warehousing, transport management and distribution to beneficiaries
5. Grant Manager
The Grant Manager will provide leadership in grant management to the partners for the project while ensuring compliance with rules and regulations and CfBT. 

S/he will be the day-to-day contact with partners and help ensure programme delivery. 

S/he will manage the grant-making process, including training the partners on proper recording keeping; 

Analyse quarterly and annual reports from the partners and ensuring all partners are adhering to requirements. 

Conduct monitoring visits to partners to check on compliance; consolidating all reports from partners.

  • Masters in Social Sciences or Education; 
  • substantial experience in International Not for Profit organizations
6. Accountant
The Accountant will manage programme finances including: preparing quarterly and annual reports; budgeting and forecasting; cash flow management and forecasting; analysing partner expenditure and funds requests; preparing funds request to the donor; maintain full audit trail from donor reports to underlying transactions.
  • Bachelors’ degree in finance/accounting; 
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA-K) with five years experience in international Not for Profit organization; 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships across teams and organizations. 
  • Audit experience an advantage.
Interested and eligible candidates should submit a CV and Cover letter including current remuneration and three referees to with the subject line job application and the name of the post applied for. 

Applications must be received on or before 6 February 2013. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
All these posts have a possible interaction with children, youth and disadvantaged communities and hence a background check will done and a certificate of good conduct will be mandatory for every applicant.

Safaricom VAS Manager Job in Kenya

VAS Manager

RF: CBU_VM_Jan_2013
Reporting to the Head of Internet and Content, the position holder will be responsible for implementing approved VAS strategy to drive growth in revenue and delivering sustained usage of existing and new VAS products within Internet and Content Department. 

The job holder will also be responsible for the development and execution of activities to ensure growth, innovation, competitiveness and leadership of the specific VAS portfolio in the market.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Delivery of forecasted revenue targets and growth in distinct usage of existing VAS services;
  • Identification, development and commercialization of new revenue generating VAS in conjunction with the products team;
  • Develop VAS marketing campaigns in liaison with Marketing communications and agency and execute the same via different media channels;
  • Drive the positioning of VAS within the market place through strategic marketing and PR;
  • Delivery of brand perception and loyalty amongst existing customers based on preference, ease of access and innovations to maximize customer experience with VAS;
  • Drive the customization of VAS for key market segments and ensuring that commercial partners adhere to Safaricom standards on QoS and VAS service accessibility;
  • Increase usage of VAS to address customer needs, service information, customer convenience and ease access by customers to the business;
  • Develop and implement innovations that enable customers to derive more satisfaction from VAS;
  • Create awareness on VAS support services and innovations.
Role requirements;
  • Degree in Sales and Marketing or a business management discipline;
  • 5 years hands on brand or product management in a highly competitive commercial environment;
  • Technical Knowledge, skills or experience will be an added advantage;
  • Innovative and creative;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • Team player and Customer focused;
  • Strong experience in project and business management;
  • Confident, intelligent and presentable
  • Highly organized, conscientious and detail oriented.
If you feel that you are up to the challenge and possess the necessary qualification and experience please send your resume with your cell phone contact indicating your experience and why you are the most suitable candidate for the role clearly quoting the job title and job reference to the address below. 

The deadline for application is Thursday the 7th January 2013.

The Senior Manager – Talent Acquisition
Safaricom Ltd
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Safaricom EBU Customer Value Manager Job in Kenya

EBU Customer Value Manager

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Reporting to the Senior Manager-Enterprise Planning & Pricing, the job holder will provide insights into the Enterprise customer behavior and develop usage stimulation strategies and implement action plans that will improve Customer retention.

Key Responsibilities
  • Conduct Customer and Subscriber profiling with an objective of providing insights key in growth of existing revenue streams;
  • Segmentation of EBU Subscribers into HVC and Base using a scientifically defined matrix, maintain data base this subscribers and monitor movement regularly;
  • Segmentation of EBU Customers into Commtechs scientifically defined matrix, maintain data base of such customers and monitor movement regularly;
  • Define clearly rules of customer acquisition with an aim of ensuring EBU acquires quality customers as measured by cost of acquisition, ARPU and Churn levels;
  • Using the CVM Models, identify opportunities and implement viable revenue and usage stimulation initiatives;
  • Assess impact of various promotions/usage stimulations on revenue and make viable recommendations to the business;
  • Conduct regular analysis on customer trends;
  • Define, Review and Maintain EBU loyalty program in line with business changes by ensuring proper churn management across all segments;
  • Report on Management of EBU Customer Contract Cycle process detailing all expiring customer contracts and proposed value proposition to ensure renewal of contract;
  • Annual Benchmarking on Industry Loyalty programs with a view of maintaining EBU leadership in customer retention.
Minimum Requirements
  • A Post graduate degree in MBA Economics,  BCOM,  IT or Actuarial Science with at least 5 years’ experience in strategic planning and customer management;
  • Project management skills will be an added advantage;
  • Highly organized, conscientious and detail oriented;
  • Innovative and creative;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • Team player and Customer focused;
  • Strong experience in project and business management;
  • Confident, intelligent and presentable.
If you are up to the challenge, posses the necessary qualification and experience, please send your resume and application letter indicating why you are the most suitable candidate for the role clearly quoting the job title and Ref No to the address below by Thursday 7th  Feb 2013.

Senior Manager - Talent Acquisition
Safaricom Limited
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Mercantile Insurance Sales Executives and Unit Manager Jobs in Kenya

Career in Commission Sales

Mercantile Insurance invites mature, business-minded and ambitious persons to build a rewarding commission sales career as either a Sales Executive or a Unit Manager - in Mombasa, Nakuru, Thika & Nairobi.

Applicants should have a minimum C at O-level, be confident, smart with good communication skills and aged 23 - 50 years. 

Those with family, experience, retrenchees, early retirees and holders of insurance qualifications will have added advantage. 

Note, applicants for the Unit Manager’s position must possess COP and current IRA License. 

Indicating your town of preference & position desired, e-mail/post your Application and CV to one of the addresses below by 15 February 2013

Head of Life,
Mercantile Insurance,              
P. O. Box 20680
Nairobi (00200).          

or e-mail: or    

I Choose Life (ICL) Assistant Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Job in Kenya

I Choose Life – Africa (ICL) is one of the leading Non-Governmental Organizations that has contributed greatly to HIV prevention efforts among the youth in Kenya today. 

The organization has programs in over 150 institutions (tertiary institutions and high schools) across 13 counties in Kenya and reaches over 1 million youth annually with behavior change communication messages. 

ICL's vision is to see a ‘Healthy Africa, Empowered People!’

The organization seeks to support to the implementation of Vision 2030 through cascading it to the Counties. 

ICL's mission is to create a movement of individuals that enhance the quality of life for communities through health initiatives, economic empowerment, academic & career mentoring and improved leadership & governance. 

The organization has programs around four pillars: Health, Economic Empowerment, Academic and Career mentoring and Leadership and Governance (HEAL)

 I Choose Life Africa is seeking to recruit an Assistant Monitoring &Evaluation Officer will be responsible of ensuring effective management of the project resources, implementation of program activities, and compiling of project monthly reports.

Main Responsibilities:
  • Plan projects in consolidation with the PM in order to accomplish its goals within constraints such as time, cost and agreed quality standards
  • Schedule tasks, deadlines and milestones for all stakeholders and resources
  • Create Program and departmental work plans
  • Create detailed chart of milestones for all program Outputs
  • Develop and maintain relevant database of data and serve as a hub of data that may be required by the engaged Auditors and or other stakeholders
Evaluation, Reporting & capacity building: 
  • General Monitoring and Evaluation on assigned projects
  • Participate in the Design, data collection and analysis of surveys and routine data
  • Support end of Project Evaluation focusing on M&E aspect of projects close out
  • Participate in innovative and standardized research
  • Spearhead and coordinate the development and timely submission of monthly reports for the donor, as well as other required reports by synthesizing the project activity reports from all the project activities.
  • Track progress of Project implementation and make recommendation to the Management
  • Synthesize, analyze data and write summary reports by program based on the M&E results and provide a monthly M&E report to the project manager
  • In accordance with donor requirements, create or maintain procedures for capturing and publishing monthly, quarterly, and annual project reports
  • Ensure evaluations of trainings and outreach activities are conducted and reports written and submitted to the Project Manager and the relevant persons
  • To work closely with M & E colleagues to design activities to strengthen the capacity of ICL staff in Project M&E methodologies through provision of technical support e.g. skills assessment, training and appraisals. Hence, the M& E Officer will be expected to conduct internal capacity-building programs for ICL staff on Monitoring & Evaluation.
  • Execute M&E activities included in the Annual Work Plan, with particular focus on results and impacts as well as in lesson learning.
  • Grant proposal writing
  • Work with the Program team to estimate costs & budgets
Partners Management
  • Obtain, discuss and follow-through with feedback from Head office and partners
  • Work with head office and Partners to keep project focused within scope
  • Ensure Partners’ expectations are met and exceeded in terms of quality of product and service delivered.
Required Qualifications, Competencies and Skills
  • Bachelors Degree in Statistics, or other related fields
  • Minimum two (2) years experience with participatory monitoring and evaluation which may include designing and conducting survey exercises, data collection (key stakeholder interviews, focus groups, surveys, and secondary data analysis techniques), and data management
  • Experience in donor-funded projects
  • Demonstrable experience in performing statistical analysis and interpreting results correctly
  • Excellent command of computers and statistical software, especially experience with MS Access and SPSS or STATA. Ability to manipulate large data sets.
  • Ability to work independently and to take initiative
  • Service-oriented attitude towards work-- providing positive and timely feedback to colleagues and staff of partner institutions
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, including the ability to present materials in meetings and at conferences and to write project documents (including evaluation design plans, results frameworks, data collection and data analysis plans, and progress reports)
If you feel you are the right candidate, please send your CV and cover letter quoting your current and expected salary to to reach us on or before 4th February, 2013 .

The subject line of your application should be ‘Assistant Monitoring and Evaluation Officer’. 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

I Choose Life Africa is an equal opportunity employer.