Thursday, November 28, 2013

PTA Bank Chief Risk Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

The Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank, commonly known as the PTA Bank, is a development financial institution established as part of the COMESA economic arrangements. 

The Bank’s vision is to become a world class financial institution contributing to the economic growth and prosperity of the Eastern and Southern African region through provision of trade, projects and infrastructure finance.

PTA Bank aims to attract and retain exceptionally talented professionals by offering a conducive working environment and attractive salaries and benefits. 

In line with its growth strategy, the Bank is looking for self-motivated and results oriented professionals to join a team committed to building a world class financial institution.

Interested and qualified candidates from the Bank’s member states are therefore invited to apply for the following position:
Chief Risk Officer (CRO)
Job Summary: As a member of the senior management team, the Chief Risk Officer ( CRO ) is responsible for facilitating the execution of the Enterprise-wide Risk Management (ERM) framework in the Bank. 

The position holder is expected to lead and own the Bank’s risk strategy and is expected to drive various risk management initiatives covering numerous risk areas commensurate with the Bank’s risk appetite.
Under the direct supervision of the President & CEO of the Bank, The CRO is also expected to 
  • define, implement and monitor the Bank’s ERM framework and internal controls as well as set guidelines for the development of supporting policies and procedures;
  • establish an efficient and effective control environment to monitor risk; 
  • oversee and enforce risk management policies to close gaps in risk capabilities; 
  • monitor the Bank’s compliance with risk management regulatory provisions; 
  • ensure prompt reporting of risk exposures and provide advice on resolution, in line with best practices.
Job Specifications:
  • A Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Banking, Finance or Economics with a relevant professional qualification such as ACCA, CPA, CISA; certified risk and compliance accreditations shall have added advantage;
  • A minimum of 10 years relevant professional experience in risk management and risk supervision in financial institutions; experience with accounting and risk management in banks and financial institutions such as pension funds and insurance companies will have added advantage;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of ERM concepts, financial systems and process audit and thorough knowledge of regional and international financial service industry dynamics including regulations, legislations and operating environment;
  • Ability to think strategically and appreciate the systemic impact of policies, issues and solutions on ERM;
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct reviews and development of policies and procedures and align them with best practices including IFRS, Basel rules and other statutes;
  • Robust analytical and interpreting skills on exposures data and problem solving skills;
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, presentation and facilitation skills with ability to work in a multicultural setting;
  • Language proficiency in English and or French, ideally bi-lingual (English / French).
Applications should include a resume, recent passport size photo, full contact address and the names and addresses of three referees. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. All inquiries can be sent to
Applications can be sent directly to the above e-mail address or to the following physical address, on or before 12th December 2013:
The Director, Human Resources and Administration
The Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development (PTA Bank)
197 Lenana Place, Lenana Road
P. O. Box 48596 00-100
Nairobi, Kenya

Unigroup Transporters General Manager, Transport Officer and Workshop Manager Jobs in Mombasa Kenya

Unigroup Transporters is a leading transport firm with its offices located in Mombasa. 

We are looking to fill the following positions;
General Manager
Reporting to the Managing Director
The General Manager will be responsible for maintaining smooth and efficient operations of the company.
Key responsibilities include:-
  • Develop criteria, procedural manuals and contracts for commercial transportation programs.
  • Ensure relationships of the company with key customers in order to further the company business interests.
  • Optimally manage the company finances in order to sustain the operations while focusing at the interests of the investors in order to reap maximum return on investment.
  • Prepare a long-range strategic plan in marketing, business development and general operations of the organization.
  • Manage and motivate the personnel in order to synergize their efforts towards the company’s targets and goals.
  • Prepare management reports such as proposed tariff increases or schedule.
  • Analyze expenditure and other financial information in order to develop plans, policies and budgets for increasing profits and improving services.
  • Must be an MBA holder, or a Degree in a Management related field.
  • Understanding of the transport and logistical industry.
  • Minimum 5 years experience in the trucking business.
  • Thorough knowledge of the East & Central Africa road network coupled with upto date understanding of cross border regulatory requirements.
  • Outstanding time management skills
  • Demonstrate a proven track record in developing and driving business strategies.
Transport Officer
Reporting to the General Manager
The Transport Officer will be responsible for effective running of the fleet and ensuring that laid down standards of service are maintained at all times

Key responsibilities include:-
  • Participate in budget formulation process.
  • Maintain and update vehicle inventory in liaison with the Workshop Manager to ensure seamless service delivery.
  • Manage staff and ensure a high degree of motivation, efficiency and discipline.
  • In liaison with the Workshop manager ensure vehicles and properly maintained.
  • Prepare regular reports on vehicles mileage, fuel consumption, repairs and maintenance thereof
  • Maintenance of the fleet management system and generation of reports.
  • Follow-up proper reporting and documentation of accidents and claims and statutory requirements.
  • University degree from a recognized institution
  • Minimum 5 years working experience in a commercial environment of which 2 years should be in a similar position
  • Good customer care and coordinating skills
  • Well developed communication skills, both written and verbal at all levels
  • Strong analytical skills, ability to make decisions and to solve problems
  • Ability to work long and odd hours and meet strict deadlines
Workshop Manager
Reporting to the General Manager
The Workshop Manager will be responsible for the effective running of the workshop and optimal utilization of assets
Key responsibilities include:-
  • Ensuring all trucks are well maintained and down times minimized.
  • Developing a preventive maintenance schedule for the trucks.
  • Managing expenditure and providing monthly cost reports
  • Providing technical support on fault diagnosis and solution finding.
  • Liaise with procurement department on stock planning and procurement of spares
  • Receiving and issuing maintenance reports on vehicles requiring mechanical attention.
  • Overall supervision of the workshop department.
  • Accident management and handling of related emergencies.
  • University Degree in relevant field
  • Minimum 5 years working experience in a similar position
  • Prior experience in dealing with Heavy Commercial vehicles
  • Good communication, management and leadership skills
  • Excellent levels of quality control
If you believe that you are the right candidate for this position, please email your CV only to 

In addition send your letter of application, CV and related documents to 

The Human Resources Officer, 
Unigroup Transporters, 
P.O. Box 21210, 00505, 

to be received not later than Monday 9th December, 2013.

Safaricom Business Analysis & Architecture Analyst Job in Kenya

Safaricom Limited is the leading mobile telecommunications company in Kenya. 

We are at the forefront of the industry and always seek to attract and retain talented, creative and innovative team players who are excited by the opportunity of pushing the frontiers of this evolving technology, growing our services, exciting our customers and contributing to our community. 

At Safaricom, we take pride in our talent and develop them to realize their maximum potential!

Analyst - Business Analysis & Architecture

We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the Product & Services Development Department within the Technology Division. 

In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below:

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Business Systems Analysis & Architecture the role holder will be the liaison between business system users and the information technology team in as far as creating automated business solutions is concerned. 

The role holder will also be responsible for gathering, detailing and documenting business requirements in a format that is useful to business end users and technical developers, proposing ways in which the existing processes and systems can be used or changed to meet new business requirements as well as point out and identify new systems needed to meet business requirements, within the context of a well-established Enterprise IT Architecture.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Carry out full business requirements discovery that includes interviewing relevant stakeholders and end-users;
  • Collect, classify, analyze and document business requirements as per set standards;
  • Create high-level solution designs to meet business requirements by exploiting the functionality available in IT systems already in Safaricom, or by filling missing gaps with appropriate new systems, in accordance with enterprise architecture;
  • Collaboratively develop test-driven business requirements and functional specifications with business, technical, and testing team members;
  • Participate in technical/functional evaluation of bids for new systems;
  • Generate process documentation that clarifies and validates how the organization utilizes business systems to meet business requirements;
  • Ensure that IT systems are aligned with Safaricom business processes, and engage business stakeholders in process reviews to ensure development costs for new business applications/products are reduced; there is Improved user/customer experience and quality assurance; and a quick reaction to urgent business needs, and any new regulations is observed;
  • Promote proper release planning, guaranteeing adherence to business needs and priorities and as a consequence, contribute to the reduction of development costs in future;
  • Follow a prioritization process that is transparent and understandable for all parties involved
  • Keep stakeholders constantly up-to-date on progress
Role Requirements
  • Degree in Science/computer science/Engineering/Business related;
  • 5 years of experience as a systems developer/business analyst in a busy IT development environment, 2 years of which must include experience in systems analysis.
  • Business analysis skills ( Advanced level);
  • Excellent systems analysis skills;
  • Knowledgeable on Logical and physical data modeling, relational databases;
  • Experience in writing formal Use Cases and other UML tools;
  • Demonstrated experience producing requirements that support test-driven development;
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to listen to customers, document requirements quickly & accurately, and review written materials for accuracy. Must also be able to communicate specifications to persons at all technical levels;
  • Expertise in enterprise architecture;
  • Problem solving skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Desire to continually learn new skills
  • Experience in cloud and managed services will be an added advantage.
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 by Thursday 5th December 2013.

The Head of Talent and Resourcing,
Safaricom Limited

via E-mail to

Save the Children Child Welfare Centre Officer Job in Dadaab Kenya

CP – Child Welfare Centre Officer  – Dadaab Office
Team / Programme: Programmes

Location: Dadaab
Grade: TBC

Post Type: National 
Child Safeguarding: Level 3 - the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people

Role Purpose: 
The Child Welfare Centre Officer is responsible for overseeing activities in 10 Child Welfare and Education Centres in Dadaab Refugee camps and host community. 

S/He will coordinate, monitor and evaluate activities as well as providing leadership and guidance to Assistants, Supervisors and community workers in the CWEC. 

Ensure community participation and management of the CWEC. Deliver capacity building training for incentive workers and programme staff and staff from partner agencies.

Scope of Role: 

Reports to: 
Child Protection Manager

Dimensions: Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since the 1950s, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered both directly and through local partners.

Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, health, HIV/AIDS, livelihoods, nutrition and WASH. 

Save the Children has an operational presence in Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Meru and Wajir – with plans to expand into Bungoma and Turkana in 2014. We work through partners in many other parts of the country. 

Currently, we have a staff complement of approximately 240 staff and an operating budget of approximately US$21 million this year.

Staff directly reporting to this post:  
Child Welfare and Education Centre Assistants/Supervisors/Community workers

Key Areas of Accountability:
  • The Child Welfare Centre officer will be responsible for the overall management of the Child Welfare and Education Centres in the refugee camps (Hagadera, Ifo, Dagahaley and Ifo 2) and the immediate host communities in Fafi and Lagdera districts.
  • Establish/capacity build Child Welfare and Education Centre management committees and ensure they paly a key role in management of CWECs through active participation in the day to day running of the same.
  • Support the development and implementation of a programme of training and capacity building for Child Welfare and Education Centre Supervisors and Community workers, ensuring that training needs are proactively assessed and built within ongoing design.
  • Document programme learning from the “Desert Flower strategy”, ensuring it contributes to organisational advocacy.
  • Participate in the development of emergency strategies for the wider child protection programme in Kenya.
  • Comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to child protection, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies.
  • Preparation and submission of monthly, quarterly and annual reports capturing activities in the Child Welfare and Education Centre implemented in accordance with “Desert Flower Strategy”.
  • Conduct community sensitization campaigns on services available at the CWECs and the general refugee operations.
  • Maintain an up to date attendance records and updated workplans of activities in the CWECs.
  • Ensure timely implementation of budgeted activities in addition to budget tracking and control.
  • Ensure strong links with the overall child protection and education work that SC is undertaking in the refugee camps.
Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency
Qualifications and Experience
  • Good communication skills with fluency in written and spoken English and Kiswahili
  • Graduate degree in Psychology, social work / social sciences or equivalent with preferably 2 year work experience in working with children and Adolescents in educational, recreational and psychosocial programmes.
  • Knowledge of community based child protection approaches, preferably including experience in participatory approaches (PRA/PLA) and child participation methodologies.
  • Good IT skills including the use of powerpoint, Word and Excel
  • Demonstrable ability to adapt to changing programme priorities and emergency priorities that may arise
  • Strong self-starter, able to take initiative and adapt to changing circumstances and priorities
  • Positive attitude towards community work with emphasis on the ability to learn from communities and support innovative approaches to problem solving
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s Child Protection Policy.
  • Experience and skills in management of staff
  • Experience in designing and facilitating training sessions
  • Understanding of the East Africa and the dynamics of the conflict
  • Experience in working in an insecure environment
How to Apply

The application process is now open and will close on 16th December 2013 at 5.00 p.m. 

To apply for this position, please send a short cover letter and CV to  indicating the position title on the subject line. 

Hass Petroleum Internal Auditor (System Auditor) Job in Kenya

Vacancy: Internal Auditor (System Auditor)
The Company: Hass Petroleum is a regional oil marketing company with a significant presence in East Africa and the Great Lakes region. 

We have fully fledged operations in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, South Sudan, Somalia and the DRC, dealing with sale and distribution of white oils (Diesel, Petrol & Kerosene), Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) and our own brand of lubricants blended to world class standards.
The Job: We seek to recruit qualified and experienced system auditor as part of the internal audit team to assist the Audit manager in the planning, execution and conclusion of operational analysis and system audits throughout the Group by providing independent analysis, appraisals, advice, and recommendations concerning activities reviewed. 

This job is based in Nairobi, Kenya. 

Key responsibilities include;      

Internal Risk Strategy and Planning (% of Time: 30)  
  • Assist the Line Manager in the design, development and implementation of Internal Audit Strategy and annual risk-based Audit Plan;
  • Provide Internal Audit Strategic Advice to various  Business Units;
  • Assist in the review of business plans to address emerging issues and risks and recommend appropriate management strategies to the Line Manager;
  • Make recommendations for update of  the Internal Audit Manual and compliance with its provisions;
  • Assist in the appraisal of the group wide internal control and compliance systems and making recommendations to the Line manager and respective Units for improvement.
Internal Audits and Technical Support (% of Time: 70)
  • Performing specific reviews of business process controls and security within the ERP environment;
  • Reviewing the ERP security environment, including critical access and segregation of duty design
  • Designing and implementing security and control solutions within the ERP environment
  • Enhancing the controls environment, including developing integrated risk and control frameworks;
  • Collect and analyze data to detect deficient controls, duplicated efforts, extravagance, fraud, or non-compliance with laws, regulations, and management policies;
  • Examine and evaluate financial and information systems, recommending controls to ensure system reliability and data integrity;
  • Assist in the analysis, and verification of annual reports, financial statements, and other records, using accepted accounting and statistical procedures to assess financial condition and facilitate financial planning;
  • Undertake independent objective reviews of Business Units and associated risks  and advise the Line Manager of any exceptions;
  • Perform audit work in accordance with applicable audit standards and provide the necessary corrective recommendations when deficiencies are discovered;
  • Assist in the monitoring and assessment of  quality of internal controls and make recommendations to the Line Manager  for improvements;
  • Assist in the measurement of  the degree to which various functions of the Group adhere to stated managerial policies or requirements;
Desired Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Software engineering, IT, Law or related fields from a recognized university
  • CPA (K), CA, ACCA, CISA or equivalent professional qualification
  • Minimum of three year experience in a similar position preferably in an audit firm
  • Excellent report-writing and presentation skills
  • Sound analytical, interpersonal and communication skills
To Apply:
If you are interested and meet the required profile, please send us your cover letter and detailed CV, including your qualifications, experience, present position and current remuneration to on or before December 6, 2013. 

Your application should also include names and addresses of three referees, a working e-mail address and daytime telephone contacts. 

Applications received after the deadline date will not be accepted. 

We reserve the right to accept or reject any application. 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

ZETECH College IT Part Time Team Leader Job in Kenya

ZETECH College is a professional training institution offering Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Degree programs. 

Our mission is to provide high quality education of international standards and recognition. 

We are seeking to recruit a suitably qualified candidate to fill the position of Part Time Team Leader - Information Technology

Ref: ZC/HR/02/13/PT-IT/01

Proposed Zetech University
Key Responsibilities
Among other duties, he/she will be responsible for:
  • Lead the establishment of the proposed Zetech University Information Technology Department as per C.U.E requirements;
  • Assist in operations of the department on part time basis;
  • Lead in developing structures, processes and procedures of the department;
Qualifications, Skills and Experience
  • A minimum of a Doctorate Degree in Information Technology or a related area from a recognized university;
  • A Bachelors and Masters degree in IT or related course from a recognized university;
  • A good understanding of the national policies and international trends in education;
  • A track record of raising standards, managing and embedding organizational change preferably in an academic institution;
Applications (quoting the reference number in the subject line) including an updated CV, names of three referees, their email addresses and telephone numbers to reach the undersigned not later than 10th December 2013.

The Human Resource Manager, 
via Email address:

ZETECH College is an equal opportunity employer.

Hass Tanzania Finance Manager Job Vacancy

Vacancy: Finance Manager – Hass Tanzania Ltd
The Company: Hass Petroleum Group is a regional oil marketing company with a significant presence in East Africa and the Great Lakes region. 

We have fully fledged operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo, dealing with importation and distribution of white oils (Diesel, Petrol & Kerosene), Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) and our own brand of lubricants blended to world class standards.
In Tanzania, we own and operate a terminal facility in Dar es Salaam with a capacity of 25 million litres. The terminal offers hospitality to a number of OMCs in Tanzania and forms part of our revenue streams in the region. 

The Job: We seek to recruit a qualified and experienced Finance Manager to lead the Finance team in our Tanzania operations. 

He/she will be expected to
  • Drive the business performance by identifying and analyzing key performance drivers;
  • Prepare financial statements and reports;
  • Oversee the automation of fixed assets register and maintenance of the same;
  • Actively participate in Budgeting and planning process with a view of identifying saving opportunities;
  • Negotiate with the banks for reasonable exchange rates;
  • Coordinate internal and external audits for the business unit
  • Provide robust financial analysis & support for sales and marketing;
  • Develop and embed rigorous risk and opportunity analysis and  link the same  to Sales & Operations processes;
  • Provide financial advice to support the commercial teams and functions;
  • Manage quality of financial timelines, budgets, and milestones;
  • Assess  and advise on financial implications of new or existing ventures;
  • Monitor the financial position in relation to goals and objectives and provide reports and advice to the Management Committee;
  • Approve payments as per the approved Chart of authority.
Desired Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Business related field and full CPA/ACCA professional qualifications.
  • A minimum of 7 years’ working experience in Finance, Audit or Accounts preferably in a multi-national Company.
  • Must have held a supervisory role for a minimum of 3 years.
  • Strong leadership and people management skills
  • Must have a strategic mindset and good negation skills
  • Must be a person of high integrity and a high fiscal discipline
  • He/she must be proficient in Oracle ERP and MS Office suite
To Apply:
If you are interested and meet the required profile, please send us your cover letter and detailed CV, including your qualifications, experience, present position and current remuneration to on or before December 6, 2013. 

Your application should also include names and addresses of three referees, a working e-mail address and daytime telephone contacts. 

Applications received after the deadline date will not be accepted. 

We reserve the right to accept or reject any application. 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Abt Associates Marketing Technical Coordinator Job in Kenya

Abt Associates is an international development organization composed of dedicated professionals who provide technical assistance, research, analysis, and practical training services in more than 128 countries. 

Abt seeks candidates for the USAID Strengthening Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) project to be based in Kenya. 

SHOPS project in Kenya aims to increase the role of the private health sector to deliver sustainable and high quality information, products, and services.

Marketing Technical Coordinator
The Marketing Technical coordinator will provide support and guidance in the design, development, and implementation of health communication campaigns under the SHOPS project. 

Responsibilities include the following:
  • Provide direct technical assistance to private sector organizations in the area of health communication and education.
  • Manage advertising, PR, and marketing communications agencies to ensure delivery of quality products in timely manner.
  • Assist in documentation and dissemination of SHOPS project activities, key successes, and lessons learnt.
  • Collaboratively work to develop high quality programmatic reports to client.
  • Degree in business, marketing, communication, or marketing related field.
  • At least 5 years of experience working in communications, marketing of FMCG, or public health related fields.
  • Experience with development and placement of multimedia interventions.
  • Experience with development and implementation of interpersonal communication approaches with health products.
  • Experience working on donor/development programs, preferred. USAID experience highly preferred.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation experience/skills, with ability to capture program successes and challenges to contribute to global knowledge an added advantage
  • Self-Starter, able to work with limited supervision
  • Excellent communications and presentation skills.
To Apply: 

Send cover letter and CV to by COB Friday 6th December, 2013. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted