Thursday, May 30, 2013

Telecoms Head Job in Nairobi Kenya

Head - Telecoms

Our client is headquartered in Kenya. 
They provide turnkey telecommunication outsourced services across Africa. The company envisions being a leader in the telecom outsourced market in Africa in Managed Services and Managed Capacities; and soon getting in the oil and Gas industry.

In anticipation of this growth and to further consolidate internal operations in Business Development our client is seeking a top- notch professional to drive all business development and commercial oriented strategies, as well as to oversee management of complex key account relationships for both telecom operators and equipment vendors.

The primary responsibility:
 
The position would be primarily based in Nairobi, Kenya. 
The candidate should be willing to travel to other locations in Africa as and when required.
  • Be the Architect and driver of the strategy for Business and commercial Development with a focus on enhancing the company’s reputation as a respectable telecom outsourced services brand, achieving business growth, and driving wider reach and penetration across existing and new geographies.
  • Identify and maximize revenue streams to meet revenue targets, working closely with the management team
  • Build the sales network team and manage the sales process: lead generation; credentials pitch; asking questions; solution pitch; negotiation; close; handover to the account management team.
  • Design and deploy appropriate strategies to maximize and increase market share.
  • Drive initiatives to identify and develop new product partnership opportunities in the market.
  • Identify and manage cultural influences that impact key accounts & deliverables.
  • Be responsible for meeting business targets for the Group and ensure profitable growth of the business
  • Working at senior Management level, you will need to be a part of the customer’s business planning process and you and your team will need to be seen as partners in enabling the realization of their business goals.
  • Strengthen and streamline the existing Business Development function, aligning key functions such as target prospecting, key account management and proposal & bidding
  • Provide leadership to the Business Development team and hire suitable resources in new business development teams catering to different geographies in Africa. Assist in defining career paths and training & development needs for the BD team Manage and assign targets for different BD team members across geographies and monitor performance
Service Delivery and Operational Excellence
  • Develop/Refine CS, NRO and C&SI delivery process for specific region
  • Define options for delivery & drive delivery excellence
  • Identify deployment competencies and skill sets needed per region.
  • Work with Customer to meet operational targets and requirements
Your Profile
  • A Graduate, possibly to Masters level from a premier institute and approximately 10-15 years of experience in key account management in B2B environment preferably in telecom services/ equipment or IT services space.
  • An Engineer with experience in sales and business development will have added advantage.
  • Experience in managing relationships at senior level and handling a senior level team are critical requirements
  • Preferred experience in the technology sales and business development function with global telecom equipment managed services providers or Fortune 100 global IT majors
  • Prior business development experience in the African continent is preferable – telecom services/ telecom equipment or infrastructure/ IT services
  • Training in post graduate professional courses relating to commercial, financial and marketing competencies, preferred.
Remuneration:

This is a senior level position and will attract remuneration suitable to it and matched by past experience and expertise of the candidates.
 
Significant upside in remuneration with achievement of sales targets.

To apply kindly profile yourself at http://goo.gl/vyRUw by 4th June 2013

Business Account Manager Job in Kenya

Job Title: Business Account Manager

Job Title Reports to:
Managing Director, Gap Marketing

Subordinates: Retail representatives, Team Leaders, Operations Executive, Training Manager.

Purpose of the Job

To maximise business and market share at National Level through efficient management of the entire Field Force and co-operation with Nokia personnel. 
The person is the direct link between Client and the Agency.

Main responsibilities
  • To ensure that all Field Force personnel understands clearly their Job descriptions, deliverables and Key Performance indicators/Targets.
  • To ensure that the Field Force is provided with and efficiently use the necessary resources (tools, equipments, trade materials) to be able to perform their job effectively and achieve targets.
  • To ensure quality, high standard and professional service delivery through planned Field visits (Back checks, Shadow calls).
  • Work closely with retail partners to promote strong mutually beneficial & strategic relationships.
  • To ensure regular, timely, relevant and validated feedback to client and the agency.
  • Participate in the weekly and Monthly business review /planning meetings with Client/Agency management and ensure that all agreed action items/activities are implemented in accordance with the standard operating procedures.
  • Evaluating the performance of the field force by conducting regular appraisal (individual & Team) to identify areas of improvement and making necessary recommendations/changes that would increase efficiency of the team
  • Motivate the team through coaching, empowering and ensuring payments of salaries & incentives
  • Ensure that all agreed systems and account management processes are implemented as mutually agreed between client and the Agency.
Key Job competencies

1. Leading and coaching

Ability to give clear direction & goals, Lead by good example, empower, motivate, coach and provides others with development opportunities. 
Ensure high calibre recruitment and effective induction of employees

2. Meeting customer expectations

Understands, anticipates and focuses on customer needs and satisfaction. 
Delivers agreed solutions or proposes alternatives based on customer needs. 
Keeps promise and sets high standards for quality. Seek & acts on customer feedback.

3. Value selling

Creates client value proposition that is tailored to the customers business and needs and sells it effectively in the customer organisation to increase the value of the customer, client and other business partners

4. Collaboration

Work closely & effectively with all business partners to promote strong mutually beneficial & strategic relationships to deliver results.

5. Business insight

Applies knowledge and insights to make business decisions in order to increase sales and client value

6. Business planning

Creates and implements business plans by analyzing relevant information and using resources, tools and processes in order to achieve targets

7. Influencing and persuading

Gains clear agreement and commitment from the team by persuading, convincing and negotiating. Makes effective use of network to influence and persuade others

Person Specifications

Education:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business
  • MBA
  • Professional qualifications in MSK
Experience

Two year’s working experience in middle/Senior Management positions in Sales in FMCG

Physical Demands

Working long hours and ability to handle pressure

To apply kindly profile yourself at by 3rd June 2013

Chief Executive Officer Job Vacancy in Kenya

Position: Chief Executive Officer

Job description

The CEO directly supervises :
  • The Head of Finance
  • The Head of Construction
  • The Head of Operations
  • The Head of Human Resources
Chief responsibilitiesThe CEO is responsible for:
  • Maintaining relations with relevant institutions of the Government of Kenya at all levels and interacting with them on a regular basis.
  • Providing a direct link between the Board of Directors of the Company and the Heads of Finance, Human Resources, Construction and Operation.
  • Creating annual operating plans that support the strategic direction set by the Board and correlate with consolidated annual operating and construction budgets. The CEO would also submit annual plans to the Board for approval.
  • Creating conditions that ensure optimal collaboration and trust between the senior management of the Company and regular employees.
  • Developing and monitoring strategies that ensure the long-term financial viability of the Company.
  • Overseeing the operations of the Company and managing its compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Evaluating the Company’s senior staff’s performance on a regular basis.
  • Protecting the Company’s image and obtaining the highest level of satisfaction from  visitors.
  • Achieving budgeted financial objectives and increasing revenues and income before expenses and debt repayment, helping to achieve approved gross margin percentages and ensuring that proper operational cost controls are in place in areas of staffing, supplies, etc.
  • Developing, in close collaboration with the different Heads of Departments, Profit and Loss Statements and Annual Forecasts.
  • Providing a direct link between the Board of Directors of the Company and the Heads of Finance, Human Resources, Construction and Operation.
  • Preparing, obtaining approval and overseeing implementation of Company policies, as well as policies for the management of The company’s , such as opening hours, admittance, pricing policy, etc.
  • Providing the Board with quarterly updates and representing the Company during meetings with the Board.
  • Engaging in an on-going dialogue with Geneva-based senior staff on daily construction-related and operational issues;
In order to ensure that the different Heads of the Company’s departments respect their budgets and implement agreed policies and procedures for construction and operation of The company’s , the CEO will:

With regard to the oversight of Finance:

 
in close collaboration with the Head of Finance, ensure that:
  • Budgets will be prepared within pre-determined timeframes.
  • Financial previews will be available in time for the Board to review.
  • The planning and management of the finance system is in compliance with international standards.
  • Software in place is fully compatible with company’s main system.
  • The Company complies with fiscal liabilities, where this might be applicable.
  • The Company’s assets are properly insured.
With regard to the oversight of Construction:
 
in close collaboration with the Head of Construction, ensure that:
  • The agreed timeframe for construction activities will be respected.
  • Budgets are prepared within pre-determined timeframes.
  • Tender procedures for budget items/activities above the agreed threshold will be respected and will be transparent.
  • Preference will be given to local/national providers where possible.
  • Every effort will be made to obtain necessary permits in time for the start of construction activities.
With regard to the oversight of Operations:
 
in close collaboration with the Head of Operations, ensure that:
  • Operational policies will be developed. Such policies would be based on ample consultation with representative Kenyan Civil Society organisations (Friends of City  in particular).
  • Budgets are prepared within pre-determined timeframes.
  • Revenues of operations are tracked and reported in conformity with conditions set by the Company’s main lenders and grant makers.
  • Maintenance is carried out in a timely manner to avoid any impression of deterioration of company over time.
  • Tender procedures for major maintenance activities above the agreed threshold will be respected and will be transparent.
  • Preference will be given to local/national providers where possible.
  • Appropriate monitoring and evaluation systems are in place for measuring visitation (visitors’ satisfaction, visitor numbers by amenity as well as in aggregate, financial turnover per amenity if applicable, etc.).
  • Ensure that the leases, issued to leaseholders of financially performing components such as the retail section, restaurants, caf├ęs and gym, are providing the Company with the best financial returns, while minimizing  risk exposure.
  • Areas of possible opportunity for revenue growth, cost containment and process improvement are identified. These areas would need to be analysed and recommendations for improvement would need to be made.
  • Organise the availability of Company members for media/PR events as required.
  • Oversee content, production and distribution of all marketing and publicity materials (posters, flyers, brochures, video clips, etc.).
With regard to the oversight of Human Resources:
 
in close collaboration with the Head of Human Resources, ensure that:
  • Proper job descriptions for all positions in the Company are in place.
  • Budgets are prepared within pre-determined timeframes.
  • HR policies covering all aspects of employment are in place and are adhered to.
  • Staff is properly trained in its outreach to the public.
  • Protocols are developed to educate Company staff entrusted with security how to engage with offenders within the ’s boundaries. 
  • Basic training on environmental aspects is provided to all Company employees.
  • Recruitment and contracting of Company staff will be done in compliance with the Company’s rules and regulations.
Specific responsibilities

The CEO ensures that:
  • A year calendar for general and specific activities and events within the  is prepared and regularly adjusted. This will be done in close collaboration with the Head of  Operations.
  • A suitable replacement(s) is on duty during the CEO’s absence.
  • Meetings involving all heads of departments take place on a regular basis.
  • Appraisals/evaluations of senior staff take place at least on a yearly basis.
  • He/She is available for visitors and staff whenever required.
  • He/She develops each year a roadmap toward a jointly defined goal or theme for that specific year.
  • He/She participates in the recruitment of senior staff, takes note of their training requirements and participates in their annual appraisal/evaluation.
Requirements for this position include:
  • Bachelor's Degree in marketing, accounting, management, finance, or related field required, Master's Degree or additional formal educations is preferred
  • Currently working as an executive (e.g. CEO, COO, CFO) or Director at a real estate, hospitality, retail, profitable public institution or , or related sustainable or for-profit enterprise
  • Minimum 15 years of experience working with a sustainable or for-profit enterprise
  • Working knowledge of operations and financial management and marketing methods.
  • Strong recruitment and relations experience required
  • Financial analysis and results driven (Revenue, costs and Profit)
  • Motivating and leadership qualities
  • Marketing diversification
  • Ethically and morally sound
  • Skilled in performing detailed review and analysis of real-time financial data to drive strategic business decisions and results
To apply kindly profile yourself at http://goo.gl/vyRUw by 4th June 2013

Head of Operations Job in Kenya

Head of Operations
 
Department: Technical
 
Reporting to: Chief Executive Officer
 
Position Summary   
 
Overseeing the operations in each of the countries where we operate and ensure that the performance objectives of the group both in terms of financial and meeting the expectations of customers
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Analyze the monthly performance of the various country operations and where performance requires special attention to take appropriate actions for improvement.
  • Work with the various country operations on cost savings initiatives and wastage avoidance strategies.
  • Support the corporate strategic planning initiatives for the growth of the business, monitoring the performance on cost savings initiatives and waste avoidance.
  • Work with the Business Development team in assessing the requirements for new market opportunities/ potential and setups and take appropriate actions to ensure seamless implementation of operations.
  • Develop processes and procedures including operational tools that will enhance operations efficiencies across the group and after monitor their implementation and impact.
  • Work closely with the other arms of the business that have projects that will be going operational and ensure that what is required for proper operation are included at the initial stage of the scoping of the requirements.
  • Assist the Country Managers to create and enjoy a good working relationship with our clients and that this relationship be translated into new business opportunities.
  • Work in the preparation of service contracts and ensure that they are well understood and that SLAs are fully complied to.
  • Define the need for a visit to the various operations and after monitor the impact of the visit on business. 
  • Assist the country manager in customer relationship management with key stakeholders.
  • Validate the budget for the various operations and ensure it is a true representation of what we need to grow the business.
Qualifications & Attributes
  • Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from a recognized institution.
  • Bachelors degree in Engineering from a recognized institution
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years managerial experience in a senior position in a telecommunications organization
Attributes
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative management style.
  • Demonstrated leadership and vision in managing the team
  • Must be a good team player
  • A good listening skill is required for the job.
  • Must be able to work towards meeting deadlines.
Competencies
  • To perform effectively in this position, the individual should demonstrate the following competencies. 
  • Must be highly analytic and pay attention to details.
  • Must have knowledge in telecommunications operations and maintenance
  • Must have a knowledge in Project Management
  • Must be able to read and understand financial reports
  • Knowledge of contract management is required.
  • Must have good knowledge in MS Projects and MS Power Point
  • Must be highly analytic and pays attention to details
  • He must be able to communicate technical issues with reasonable amount of authority
To apply kindly profile yourself at  http://goo.gl/vyRUw by 4th June 2013

Head of Finance Job in Nairobi Kenya

Head of Finance
 
Location: Nairobi
 
Work Type: Full Time
 
Salary: Not specified

Responsible for all financial and fiscal management aspects of company operations.

Provide leadership and coordination in the administrative, business planning, accounting and budgeting efforts of the company.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Create, coordinate, and evaluate the financial programs and supporting information systems of the company to include budgeting, tax planning, real estate, and conservation of assets.
  • Approve and coordinate changes and improvements in automated financial and management information systems for the company.
  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal budgetary reporting requirements.
  • Oversee the approval and processing of revenue, expenditure, and position control documents, department budgets, mass salary updates, ledger, and account maintenance and data entry.
  • Coordinate the preparation of financial statements, financial reports, special analyses, and information reports.
  • Develop and implement finance, accounting, billing, and auditing procedures.
  • Establish and maintain appropriate internal control safeguards.
  • Interact with other managers to provide consultative support to planning initiatives through financial and management information analyses, reports, and recommendations.
  • Ensure records systems are maintained in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards.
  • Develop and direct the implementation of strategic business and/or operational plans, projects, programs, and systems.
  • Assist in obtaining the necessary licenses and insurance required to start a business.
  • Analyze cash flow, cost controls, and expenses to guide business leaders. Analyze financial statements to pinpoint potential weak areas.
  • Establish and implement short- and long-range departmental goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures.
  • Serve on planning and policy-making committees.
  • Oversee financial management of foreign operations to include developing financial and budget policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Additional Responsibilities
  • Represent the company externally to media, government agencies, funding agencies, and the general public.
  • Recruit, train, supervise, and evaluate department staff.
Knowledge and Skill Requirements
  • Experience in strategic planning and execution.
  • Knowledge of contracting, negotiating, and change management.
  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Knowledge of automated financial and accounting reporting systems.
  • Knowledge of federal and state financial regulations.
  • Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements, and projections.
  • Work requires professional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to motivate teams to produce quality materials within tight time frames and simultaneously manage several projects.
  • Ability to participate in and facilitate group meetings.
  • This is normally acquired through a combination of the completion of a Masters Degree in Finance or Accounting, ten years of experience in senior-level finance or accounting position, and a CPA.
  • Work requires willingness to work a flexible schedule.
Working conditions are normal for an office environment.

Work may require occasional weekend and/or evening work.

To Apply kindly profile yourself at  http://goo.gl/vyRUw by 4th June 2013

Telecoms General Manager Job in Nairobi, Kenya

General Manager - Telecoms
Our client is headquartered in Kenya. 
They provide turnkey telecommunication outsourced services across Africa. 
The company envisions being a leader in the telecom outsourced market in Africa in Managed Services and Managed Capacities; and soon getting in the oil and Gas industry.

In anticipation of this growth and to further consolidate internal operations in Business Development our client is seeking a top- notch professional to drive all business development and commercial oriented strategies, as well as to oversee management of complex key account relationships for both telecom operators and equipment vendors.

The primary responsibility:
 
The position would be primarily based in Nairobi, Kenya. 
The candidate should be willing to travel to other locations in Africa as and when required.
  • Be the Architect and driver of the strategy for Business and commercial Development with a focus on enhancing the company’s reputation as a respectable telecom outsourced services brand, achieving business growth, and driving wider reach and penetration across existing and new geographies.
  • Identify and maximize revenue streams to meet revenue targets, working closely with the management team
  • Build the sales network team and manage the sales process: lead generation; credentials pitch; asking questions; solution pitch; negotiation; close; handover to the account management team.
  • Design and deploy appropriate strategies to maximize and increase market share.
  • Drive initiatives to identify and develop new product partnership opportunities in the market.
  • Identify and manage cultural influences that impact key accounts & deliverables.
  • Be responsible for meeting business targets for the Group and ensure profitable growth of the business
  • Working at senior Management level, you will need to be a part of the customer’s business planning process and you and your team will need to be seen as partners in enabling the realization of their business goals.
  • Strengthen and streamline the existing Business Development function, aligning key functions such as target prospecting, key account management and proposal & bidding
  • Provide leadership to the Business Development team and hire suitable resources in new business development teams catering to different geographies in Africa. 
  • Assist in defining career paths and training & development needs for the BD team
  • Manage and assign targets for different BD team members across geographies and monitor performance
Service Delivery and Operational Excellence
  • Develop/Refine CS, NRO and C&SI delivery process for specific region
  • Define options for delivery & drive delivery excellence
  • Identify deployment competencies and skill sets needed per region.
  • Work with Customer to meet operational targets and requirements
Your Profile
  • A Graduate, possibly to Masters level from a premier institute and approximately 10-15 years of experience in key account management in B2B environment preferably in telecom services/ equipment or IT services space.
  • An Engineer with experience in sales and business development will have added advantage.
  • Experience in managing relationships at senior level and handling a senior level team are critical requirements
  • Preferred experience in the technology sales and business development function with global telecom equipment managed services providers or Fortune 100 global IT majors
  • Prior business development experience in the African continent is preferable – telecom services/ telecom equipment or infrastructure/ IT services
  • Training in post graduate professional courses relating to commercial, financial and marketing competencies, preferred.
Remuneration:

This is a senior level position and will attract remuneration suitable to it and matched by past experience and expertise of the candidates.
 
Significant upside in remuneration with achievement of sales targets
 
To apply kindly profile yourself at http://goo.gl/vyRUw by 4th June 2013

Engineering Company Senior Manager Job in Kenya (KShs 200K - 300K)

Senior Manager
 
Our client is a leading mechanical electrical and ICT engineering is searching to feel this very competitive position.
 
Required Qualifications
  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Registered with the Engineers Registration Board (ERB) Kenya
  • MBA will be an added advantage
  • At least 5-7 years in a senior management position in the Building and Services Industry
  • Age 35-40 years
  • Experience in Project Management
  • Critical thinking and problem solving ability
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong planning and organizing skills including a thorough and methodical approach and ability to prioritize.
  • Ability to achieve results through others
  • Flexibility/Responsiveness
  • Ability to work well with others
Responsibilities
  • Ensure that positive PR and marketing of the Engineering firm is maintained
  • Present prepared Annual Budget to the Board for approval
  • Ensure suitable projects are progressed as per the Corporate Strategy to improve profits
  • Develop and grow staff capabilities for internal promotions and company expansion
  • Ensure that positive PR and marketing of the Engineering firm is maintained
  • Review Monthly Management Reports to determine if they are on target according to the forecast budget
Email: careers@kcr-hr.com
 
Salary Range: KShs 200,000 - 300,000

FMCG Sales Manager Job in Kenya (KShs 60K - 100K)

Sales Manager (FMCG)
 
Our client in the FMCG industry is looking for a pro active individuals to be heading their sales operations in different parts of the country.

Key job tasks


1. Set objectives
  • Plan, organize, direct and control your sales staff to meet these objectives.
  • Use these to help your salespeople maximize their potential.
  • At the beginning of each month, counsel with each salesperson to establish realistic sales objectives for the month and action plan.
  • Establish a sales objective for the department each month and submit it to the dealer.
  • Achieve forecasted sales by following (and, if necessary, adjusting) your written plan of action.
  • Monitor each salesperson's daily performance and compare it with that month's objective.
  • Understand departmental financial data to determine what is happening in your department. Review financial data that affects your department's profit centers.
2. Coaching sales people
  • Meet daily with salesman.
  • Offer them the coaching, counseling, advice, support, motivation or information they need in order to help them meet their sales objectives.
3. Manager sales department
  • Making every effort to maximize both present and long term sales and gross profits.
  • Keeping face-to-face contact with your sales people and you must stay current on financial data and inventory.
4. Maintain inventory control
  • Review the entire inventory daily.
  • Be sure that each unit that is available for immediate delivery as soon as possible, and select units for special displays
  • Maximize your merchandising efforts by seeing that units are attractive and attention getting. Use effective displays, and select appropriate options and accessories.
5. Supervise the sales floor
  • Make sure your salespeople are doing everything they should be doing to successfully sell your dealership's products.
  • Ensure that the sales floor operations functions smoothly.
6. Develop sales forces
  • Recruiting, hiring and training your people.
  • Developing the most well trained, professional sales force possible.
7. Handle complaints from customer, sales agents
  • Constructively handle (or supervise the handling of) all customer complaints related to your department.
8. Conduct sales meetings
  • Prepare in advance and conduct regular sales meetings.
  • Review the performance of your salespeople and to motivate and stimulate them to even greater achievements.
9. Maintain a self development program
  • Constantly strive toward continuing professional growth.
  • Work to improve your sales skills, managerial skills, business skills and product knowledge.
10. Involve in customer follow up
  • Supervise the proper use of the Customer Log by each salesperson.
  • Also review the Customer Log for trends that indicate where additional assistance might be needed.
11. Assist salesman in the selling operation
  • Assist your salespeople in selling by stimulating floor traffic.
  • Motivate them to perform well.
  • Assist them in the selling process whenever needed.
Job specification of sales manager job description
  • Degree or Diploma in Business related field.
  • 2-3 years of experience in sales management in FMCG.
  • Extensive experience in all aspects of Supplier Relationship Management.
  • Proven track record in managing and directing a highly skilled, motivated, successful and results-oriented sales force
  • Strong leadership qualities with good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong understanding of customer and market dynamics and requirements.
  • Willingness to travel and work in a global team of professionals.
  • Proven leadership and ability to drive sales teams.
  • Able to operate in a fast-paced and changing market environment
Contact Email: careers@kcr-hr.com

Salary: Kshs 60,000 - 100,000

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Wananchi Group Cable Sales Administrator Jobs in Kenya

Post Title: Cable Sales Administrator

Vacancy Announcement Number:
WGK/001/2013

The company
 
Wananchi Group is the first Triple Play operator in Kenya and on the African continent, offering cable & satellite TV; high speed broadband Internet and telephony, under the brand name Zuku. 
As we continue to expand our network footprint, we are constantly seeking qualified individuals who have the talent, passion and desire to be part of a great team. 
 
Cable Sales Administrator
 
The successful candidate is primarily responsible for complete administration of the sales processes and provision of support to the cable sales organisation.
 
Job Objective / Summary

To co-ordinate the activities of the sales teams and to provide up to date reports on market dynamics for sales performance improvement.

Description of Duties
  • Produce daily reports on sales trends and performance analysis for the sales teams.
  • Coordinate with internal team’s finance/admin/dispatch to administer sales support processes.
  • Coordinate with other all departments to ensure the sales teams are given full and continued support while conducting their duties.
  • To provide administrative support to the Sales Team Leader, Sales Manager and all the sales teams.
  • Liaise with marketing team and suppliers to ensure accessibility of required materials for day to day selling activities.
  • Work closely with sales manager to provide data analytics for driving sales including Formulation and evaluation of Sales targets for team members.
  • Accurately Compute commissions as per schedule and structure provided.
  • Continuously provide data detailing trend in sales on a daily or need basis.
  • Custodian of the sales database
  • Develop plans in conjunction with related internal teams as it relates to advertising, sales promotion, public relations, Personal selling and sales management.
  • To carry out any other duties that may be assigned by the immediate Manager from time to time
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum 2 year sales administration experience or business analysis.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office suite or IT analytical and reporting tools/software
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and database tools
Skills
  • Project management Skills
  • Good Planning Skills
  • Good Leadership skills
  • Understanding numeric data and analytical ability
  • Excellent reporting and Communication skills
  • Customer service or client management skills
  • Being proactive and flexible
  • Being courteous and professional
  • Being confident, thorough and collaborative
Closing date is 3rd June 2013
 
If you are qualified and up to the challenge submit your application together with detailed curriculum vitae, copies of academic certificates to hr@ke.wananchi.com quoting the VA Number and title of the position in the subject line.
 
Please note that only qualified candidates will be contacted.
 
Wananchi Group (k) Ltd is an equal opportunity employer

Oxfam Regional Accountant Job in Nairobi Kenya (KShs 247K)

Regional Accountant
 
Location: Regional Centre, Nairobi – Kenya
 
Level: C2 National 
Starting Salary: Ksh 247,713 gross per month
 
Contract Type: Open Ended
 
Are you a highly motivated finance professional looking for a challenge? 
We have an exciting opportunity for you in the Horn East and Central Africa (HECA) regional centre. 
This region comprises Ethiopia, South Sudan, Somaliland, DRC, Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.
 
The Role
 
As Regional Accountant your role will entail supporting the finance managers in the region in all aspects of financial management including budget preparation, monitoring and reporting. 
You will ensure that all donor financial requirements are met and that donor reports are timely and accurate and ensure compliance to policies and procedures in all areas. 
You will also contribute to capacity building of finance staff in the region in financial management and interpretation of financial information for management decision-making.
 
The Person
 
You will require knowledge and experience of institutional donor funding requirements particularly DFID, EU, ECHO and UN to be able to advise programme staff accordingly. 
In addition you must have strong analytical and numeracy skills as well as be able to demonstrate experience of working with computerised accounting packages and spreadsheets with ability to transfer these skills to other users. 
An effective communicator with demonstrated experience in an advisory role within the region. 
Good knowledge of local and regional laws and statutory requirements is essential for this role.
 
The scope of this position makes it very challenging, thus requiring a dynamic and organized individual. 
You will be a CPA (K) or equivalent and have an undergraduate degree in a related field. 
You will have intensive working experience, preferabley in an NGO. 
You will have highly developed interpersonal skills and a proactive approach to issues. 
A working knowledge of French will be an added advantage. 
The role will involve travelling within the region for extended periods.
 
This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional, with a strong commitment to Oxfam's values and beliefs. 
If you think you can deliver in this role please read the full job description and submit your application and CV including a day time contact by applying online at http://www.oxfam.org.uk/what-we-do/about-us/working-at-oxfam Using INT6268
 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
 
Closing date: 14th June 2013
 
We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization

Food & Beverage Manager Job Vacancy

We are seeking a highly competent and motivated Food & Beverage Manager with a strong background in the hospitality industry.

Qualities such as excellent leadership skills, the drive to accomplish above and beyond and a passion to make the business succeed are absolutely vital for this role.
 
Job purpose: Develop, innovate and deliver a product mix which is quality driven whilst maintaining aggressive financial returns.

Responsibilities:
  • Work and develop relationships with external suppliers to ensure the very best reputation within the industry. Ensuring that the operational food & beverage team can deliver the highest quality product and the highest financial return.
  • Work closely with the manager to ensure correct stock levels are available from central distribution area 
  • Ensure strict compliance with all relevant health & safety legislation and requirements
  • Create a training culture within the food & beverage team to ensure succession planning
  • Reviewing the product range to ensure that all key quality standards are maintained.
  • Act as the department representative for special events – from planning through to delivery
  • Responsible for all trade press subscriptions
  • Liaising with the sales & marketing team to collate and respond to all customer correspondence
  • Ensuring income per head is increased year on year, without jeopardizing guest satisfaction and quality
  • Act as a purchasing officer and budget controller for the restaurant, creating a professional relationship with all suppliers – ordering equipment within financial constraints
  • Must provide an environment of openness and trust, with constant feedback and performance coaching
Requirements:
  • A SOLID food and beverage managerial background spanning at least 3 years within a reputable hotel establishment.
  • Must have team leading experience
  • A bachelors qualification in business management
  • Any additional qualifications in the hospitality industry
  • Extremely good communication and relationship building skills
  • Honest, personable and responsible.
Please submit your curriculum vitae tz.employ@gmail.com
 
Your CV MUST detail previous experience in carrying out the responsibilities listed above. 
Kindly do NOT apply if you do not possess the required work experience and qualifications.

Closing date for Applications: 19th June 2013.   
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

ACTED Area Logistics Officer Job in Rhamu, Mandera, Kenya

Department: Logistics
 
Position: Area Logistics Officer
 
Contract duration: Open Ended
 
Duty Station: Rhamu- Mandera
 
Starting Date: June 17, 2013

ACTED is a non-governmental organization whose vocation is to support vulnerable population world wide and to accompany them in building a better future.
ACTED was created in 1993, is governed by the French law and has its head quarters in Paris, France.

ACTED Kenya / Somalia is looking for an experienced self driven and a self oriented professional to fill the post of Area Logistics Officer based in Mandera County.

Reporting to the Project Officer, the Logistics officer’s will be responsible for the following:
  • Logistic activities management:
  • Perform efficient, transparent and timely procurement of goods and equipment and delivery for ACTED programmes in Kenya thorough following up with Nairobi Logistics Office.
  • Liaise with contractors, contact new potential contracts and write contracts to be submitted for approval to Nairobi logistics department and Area Coordinator.
  • Staff management:
  • Control and check daily the work of all the persons under his responsibility e.g guards, drivers etc.
  • Organise the weekly and the daily work of his department
  • Filing/Reporting
  • At the end of each month, collect all information regarding each activity of his department and submit them to head of Logistics in Nairobi.
  • Present a monthly report on activities of his department (transportation, fuel consumption, and purchasing done (order follow-up).
  • Compliance
  • To ensure full compliance of ACTED procurement and supply activities with the guidelines and procedures on procurement implemented by ACTED’s donors.
  • Perform other duties requested by his/her supervisor
Qualifications/Skills Required
  • University degree or Higher Diploma in Purchases and Supplies Management / Business administration from a recognized Institution
  • Strong team player of high integrity, pleasant personality, ability to work under least supervision and meet strict deadlines.
  • Computer literate and with excellent I T Knowledge.
  • Strong people management and leadership skills;
  • Three years of experience in overall responsibility and accountability for the logistical management of an organization preferably an NGO.
  • Good public Relations with strong negotiation skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; must be able to communicate effectively in English language and Somali language, Swahili and Borana Language.
Application Procedure

Qualified persons with the required skills are invited to submit their applications accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, three work related referees, contacts and expected salary to kenya.jobs@acted.org or drop your applications in ACTED Rhamu offices in Mandera on or before 5.00PM on 12 June 2013.
 
Kindly note that due to the urgency of the position, CVs will be shortlisted on ongoing basis.
 
ACTED reserves the right to hire prior to the application deadline.
 
Please note that only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
 
ACTED is an Equal Opportunity Employer, qualified female applicants are highly encouraged to apply.

DO NOT ATTACH CERTIFICATES!! 

ICAP of Columbia University Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer - Research Job in Nairobi Kenya

ICAP of Columbia University is working in partnership with the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation and the Ministry of Medical Services to strengthen HIV Care and Treatment services at provincial and district health facilities. 
This program is part of a US Government initiative against HIV in Kenya that receives funding from PEPFAR through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Applications are invited for the following positions:
 
Title: Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer - Research
 
Location: Nairobi with travel to ICAP sites
 
Overall Job Function:
 
To provide technical support in the planning and implementation of Evaluation and Research activities within ICAP HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment program in coordination with the Kenyan Ministries of Health. 
The Senior M&E Officer is accountable for the planning and conduct of evaluation and research development of tools and training. 
S/he will also be responsible for analysis of data for key conference presentations and manuscripts.
 
Key Responsibilities:
 
The Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer-Research will report to the Director of Strategic Information and Research.
He/she will be responsible for M&E activities, in particular:
  • Provide technical research support in writing of research protocols, ethics approvals, research abstracts and manuscripts using program M&E data
  • Provide mentorship of program staff in the analysis, interpretation and use of program M&E data
  • Provide technical support in the analysis and presentation of program M&E data
  • Assist in the strategic use of program data for program improvement
  • Provide technical input for program evaluation
Requirements:
  • Minimum of a Master level degree in either epidemiology, biostatistics, public health, or related discipline
  • At least 5 years of experience in biostatistics and/or program M&E, preferably in a HIV related field.
  • Strong data management and analysis skills
  • Expert knowledge of data analysis programs such as SPSS, STATA, and/or EPI INFO
  • Research background with significant publications (minimum of 2 peer reviewed manuscript publications as first author)
All applications including a current CV, telephone number and 3 referees (one who should be at least your current/previous supervisor) should be sent to the HR and Administration Manager, ICAP icap.vacancies@gmail.com before 7th June 2013. 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

ICAP is an equal opportunity employer

African Economic Research Consortium Administrative Assistant Job in Kenya (5 Months)

African Economic Research Consortium
 
Position Announcement

The African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) is a not-for-profit Pan-African institution, dedicated for the last 20 years to enabling the advancement of economic policy research and training in Africa. 
The Consortium’s mandate and strategic intent is built on the basis that sustained development in sub-Saharan Africa requires well-trained, locally based professional economists. 
AERC agitates the provision of capacity building in economic policy in Francophone and Anglophone African countries through provision of support in the areas of policy research and training.

AERC is seeking to recruit a suitable individual to fill the following temporary position.  
The position will assist the Training Department in the Joint Facility of Electives (JFE), a facility that runs for 4 months from June to November.  
The JFE caters for the electives component of graduate training at Masters and PhD level for students from various participating universities in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). 
To overcome the inability of most SSA universities to mount a reasonable choice of elective courses, resources are pooled by teaching of electives in a joint facility known as the JFE, which is usually held every year in Nairobi, Kenya.

This year, the JFE will be held at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies (KSMS) from June 24 to November 2, 2013. 
About 65 Masters and 18 PhD students are expected to attend the JFE. 
The students will be taught by a combined team of about 30 visiting professors/lecturers recruited internationally from within and outside Africa.

Administrative Assistant 
(Temporary Position for 5 Months)
 
The Administrative Assistant assists with the day to day management of the JFE.
 
Key Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Assisting in the setting up and closure of the JFE.
  • Providing administrative and secretarial support to the JFE Administrator and the JFE programme in general.
  • Updating and maintenance of the JFE records.
  • Issuance of stationery to JFE participants and maintenance of an updated inventory of office supplies and stationery.
  • Assisting in preparation of documentation and/or reports for the programmes.
  • Assisting lecturers in preparation of documents as requested and facilitating their printing.
  • Assisting with preparation of payment vouchers for JFE participants.
  • Assisting with the follow up of airline reservations, tickets and airport transfers for JFE participants.
  • Assisting with data entry and analysis of the students course and lecturer evaluations.
  • Assisting in invigilating of examinations.
  • Any other tasks that may be assigned.
Requirements
  • Diploma in Business Administration or equivalent, a Degree would be an added advantage
  • 2-3 years in an administrative function;
  • Proficiency in Computer Applications – MS Office
  • Good Communication, analytical, problem solving and Interpersonal skills
  • Ability to interact and work in a multi cultural environment
  • Good team player
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines.
  • Willingness and readiness to be a resident of the JFE campus
Interested candidates should submit their application with a detailed CV, including email and telephone contacts. 
To be considered your application must be received by 30 May, 2013 addressed to:

The Manager, Human Resources and Administration
African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)
Email: recruitment@aercafrica.org

Human Resources Manager Job in Mombasa Kenya

Job Purpose
 
Our client is a Group of companies and a leading manufacturer of a wide range of food items and beverages & packaging material for Food Industry. 
The Group is looking to fill Human Resources Manager position for their company based in Mombasa.

The HR Manager will manage the human resources function in a manner that ensures that there is a working environment and a skilled and motivated workforce to facilitate the achievement of business objectives. 

Responsibilities
  • Develop, review and implement HR policies and procedures to ensure legal compliance and best practice.
  • Liaise with COTU, FKE and Ministry of Labour on all issues relating to Employment laws and Practice and take part in CBA negotiations.
  • Support interface between the business, industry, government regulations and CBA staff relating to staff issues.
  • Liaise with legal section and company lawyers on all legal issues relating to industrial relations.
  • Drive industrial relations programs.
  • Monitor and manage the administration of all disciplines/grievance issues as per discipline/grievance policy.
  • Facilitate building of managerial capability on employee relations and coach managers to handle disciplinary issues through facilitation of training programs.
  • Coordinate and support the recruitment and selection process including job description development, recruitment and selection, and issuing of contracts.
  • Provide leadership in HR management and guide other managers in staff development, training, mentoring and coaching to improve staff performance, motivation and morale.
  • Develop, implement and monitor compensation and benefits policies to attract, retain and motivate staff.
  • Coordinate and monitor performance management activities including objective setting.
  • Identify staff training needs, and lead in implementing training plans.
  • Manage payroll processing and ensure statutory returns computations are submitted on time.
Requirements
  • Degree in Social Sciences or Business Administration with a bias in Human Resources Management
  • Higher Diploma in Human Resources Management
  • At least eight to ten years relevant Human Resource Experience preferably with a bias to Industrial relations.
  • Extensive knowledge of labour laws, collective bargaining and CBA negotiations
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills
  • Computer literate
How to apply
 
Send your application including a cover letter and detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees by close of business on Friday 14th June 2013 to:
 
Adept Systems
Management Consultants
P O Box 6416, 
Nairobi, GPO 00100
 
Email: recruit@adeptsystems.co.ke

Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 
Please note that we do not charge fees for receiving or processing job applications.

Hygiene Services General Manager Job in Kenya (KShs 100K - 140K)

Our client is a  leading hygiene services provider is looking for a dynamic, proactive manager to take the company forward and facilitate growth and expansion.
 
General Manager
 
Job Role
  • Managing a team of approximately 8 people
  • Responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of the company including: customer relations, complex service scheduling, quality control including staff supervision and ensuring services provided meet the appropriate standard expected by the company,
  • Budgeting and allocation of resources as appropriate,
  • Supervision of administrative issues including credit control and company finances, maintaining efficient supply chains from importation or products and stock control right down to installation on clients premises.
  • Monthly management reports including evaluation of KPI's, financial analysis and p&L breakdowns
  • Delegation of duties, management of all HR issues pertaining to the team and recruitment of additional staff as required
In addition to the above, a key element of your role will involve focusing on the growth of the company and developing innovative strategies to facilitate this. This will involve:
  • Identifying  untapped markets and clients and directly target them with the aim of expansion and growth
  • Establishing and implementing practical and efficient sales and marketing strategies with measurable outcomes
  • Overseeing all advertising and branding for the company
  • Carrying out market research into new products that will appeal to the Kenyan market with a view to expanding the range of services that the company provides.
The ideal candidate must:
  • Have extremely strong organisational skills and the ability to work independently
  • Degree level education:Preferably with a background in business or marketing
  • At least 4 years of experience in a managerial role
  • Excellent written and spoken English is mandatory and additional knowledge of Kiswahili would be an advantage
Salary: Consolidated gross salary of 100,000 -140,000/=; incentive bonus depending upon qualifications/experience

Please email your CV, including up to date references and a covering letter explicitly stating why you are the best person for this position to jobs@alternatedoors.co.ke