Chemonics is seeking long - and short - term professionals for an anticipated USAID -funded project in Kenya focusing on improving the nutritional status of people living with HIV and orphans and vulnerable children by promoting good nutrition and preventing malnutrition.  
The project will focus on the introduction of effective nutritional products, building a robust supply chain, and improving the performance of health facilities. 
We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.
We are seeking specialists in the following areas:
  1. Nutrition
  2. Nutrition and health training and capacity building
  3. Clinical training and capacity building
  5. Behavior change communications
  6. Production and distribution of ready-to-use therapeutic foods
  7. Health supply chain management
  8. Health accountability and advocacy
  9. Procurement
  10. Health program monitoring and evaluation
  11. Human capacity development and quality improvement

  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred in public health, nutrition, or related field
  • Minimum of four years of experience working in health and development projects/programs with substantial expertise in HIV/AIDS interventions and food and nutrition support
  • Experience working at county level in health delivery
  • Successful record in delivery of technical assistance
  • Strong understanding of the nutrition and HIV/AIDS situation and challenges in Kenya
  • Experience working collaboratively with the government of Kenya, international donors,  and local organizations
  • Proven managerial/supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Experience with USAID highly preferred
  • Experience working with gender, development, and vulnerable groups is an asset
  • Fluency in English is required

Application instructions:
Send electronic submissions to by August 16, 2013
Please include the name of the position in the subject line. 
No telephone inquiries, please. 
Finalists will be contacted.
In addition, please download and complete Chemonics’ equal employment opportunity self-identification form and submit it separately to with only “Technical specialists - PLHIV” in the subject line. 

If you prefer not to disclose your sex, race, or ethnicity, you may check “I do not wish to complete the information requested.” Thank you for completing the form and supporting our equal employment opportunity reporting requirements.

Chemonics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

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Preferred reporting date:.As soon as possible.
Proposed salary guide: Competitive, and in line with qualifications and experience.
Job Title: Tour Manager
Department: Sales& Marketing
Reports to: Managing Director

The Organisation
Our client, a leading tour and travel company is looking for a Tour Manager to handle strategy formulation, business development, relationship management, operations, performance management, of tour staff, and recruitment.
The Location: The successful candidate will be based in the offices in Mombasa Kenya. (Nairobi office position filled)

Job Purpose
  • To develop, establish and maintain business and marketing strategies to meet organizational objectives.
  • Effective management of the marketing, advertising and promotional activities of the organization. This role monitors, analyzes, and understands customer behavior. In addition, he or she will create or modifycustomer segments for targeted selling, and will creates and manages campaigns and promotions.

Key Roles and Responsibilities
  • Reporting to the Managing Director, the Tour Manager will be responsible for:

Strategy Formulation
  • Developing and implementing business and marketing s4trategy.

Business Development and Operations
  • Developing domestic and international holiday packages.
  • Designing flexible tour packages to meet the needs of different clients.
  • Costing tours and travel packages.
  • Exploring and identifying new business opportunities in a competitive and rapidly changing industry.
  • Developing and implementing Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Managing the company’s fleet and ensuring that documentation and condition of the vehicle is sound.
  • Making sure all travel arrangements run according to plan & that accommodation and service are excellent.
  • Welcoming the groups at the starting point to greet, brief and communicate itineraries.
  • Liaising with hotels, KWS etc and signing rate contracts on behalf of the company.
  • Making accommodation bookings, flight reservations and restaurant bookings.
  • Writing reports and maintaining records.

Performance Management, Recruitment and Relationship Management
  • Hiring well qualified staff in Tours department and train the same staff.
  • Supervising transport and tour department staff
  • Dealing with emergencies e.g. illnesses, accidents and answering questions from holiday makers.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the managing director.
  • General Requirements
  • Role will cover East Africa
  • Direct the hiring, training, and performance evaluations of Tours and Travel team and oversee
  • their daily activities for the local office and branches
  • Be involved in the selection and hiring of sales executives

Education and Experience
Key Competencies
  • Team building
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Key result areas
  • Attainment of sales target
  • No of tours
  • Business development
  • Quality of relationships with clients and staff.

Other requirements
  • Must be proficient in English and Kiswahili.
  • Three professional references
  • Travel throughout East Africa and globally if required
  • Kenyan Driving License
  • Selected Individual needs to be honest, self motivated, hard working team player who can work with little or no supervision.

Interpersonal skills and competencies
  • Innovation.
  • Good organization and planning.
  • Team leadership.
  • Excellent formal presentation skills.
  • Persuasiveness and easy adaptability.
  • Ability to tolerate stress.
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines.
  • Decision making and clear judgment.
  • Innovativeness.
  • Problem analysis and solving capability.
  • Computer Skills
  • Working knowledge /good use of MS Word and Excel.

The Organisation’s Culture
  • Equal opportunity employer
  • Staff with high levels of Integrity
  • Hard working staff, working mainly independently and without supervision
  • Able to work in a multicultural environment

How to Apply
If you believe you have what it takes to handle any of this challenging position, kindly and urgently
email your one page Application Letter, together with your detailed CV (placed in one file, please) as an attachment in Word or rtf format to, clearly indicating the position applied for in the subject line of your mail to enable automated email sorting. Only applications specifying the position applied for will be considered.
Kindly also indicate details of your current and expected salary, names & addresses of 3 business referees, current and previous employers, roles and responsibilities handled to date, together with your day and cell contacts. Original Certificates and copies of the same will be required for those interviewed.
We regret that only Short Listed Candidates will be considered. Kindly send one application to avoid disqualification.
Deadline: on identification of suitable candidate or deadline 16th August 2013 whichever comes earlier. “The Early Bird Catches the Worm” You are encouraged to apply early
Notes: Priority will be to suitable candidates on our CV Placement Service
We regret that only applications sent for this specific vacancy will be considered

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About the organization
The African Forest Forum (AFF) is an association of individuals who share the pursuit and commitment to the sustainable management, use and conservation of the forest and tree resources of Africa for the betterment of the socio - economic wellbeing of its people and for the stability and improvement of its environment. 
The purpose of AFF is to provide a platform and create an enabling environment for independent and objective analysis, advocacy and advice on all relevant policy and technical issues pertaining to achieving sustainable management, use and conservation of Africa’s forest and tree resources as part of efforts to reduce poverty, protect the environment and promote economic and social development.
About the position
The African Forest Forum is recruiting for the position of Accounts Assistant to be based at its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, to support AFF in managing and reporting on its finances while reporting directly to the Executive Secretary.

Duties and responsibilities
  • Administer, monitor and keep clear records of all AFF accounts;
  • Monitor incomes and expenses and produce relevant financial reports;
  • Produce monthly financial reports for each project/programme and for the AFF Secretariat;
  • Liaise with ICRAF on all financial matters related to AFF;
  • Provide support in the preparation of budgets and financial reports;
  • Follow up and monitor the disbursement of AFF funds and related financial agreements between the AFF, donors, liaison offices, and other institutions and individuals collaborating/working with AFF;
  • Follow up payments for consultancy/expert contracts;
  • Maintain AFF assets in good condition, including their records;
  • Liaise with procurement and finance offices for timely purchase of goods and services;
  • Monitor AFF’s expenses for internal tracking;
  • Handle all financial aspects related to organisation and execution of meetings, workshops and conferences;
  • Manage AFF’s petty cash kitty;
  • Prepare monthly reconciliations for all bank, petty cash and advances returns;
  • Ensure proper filing and archiving of AFF’s financial documents, including contracts with donors, minutes of meetings with donors;
  • Provide inputs and secretarial services to the AFF Finance Committee;
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Executive Secretary.

  • First Degree in Business Administration or Commerce and a minimum of CPA (II) or its equivalent.
  • At least 5 years’ progressive experience in a similar organization;
  • Experience in an NGO or international organization environment will be an added advantage;
  • Good understanding of budgeting and financial management procedures with good knowledge of an accounting software - use of Sun System is desirable;
  • Experience interacting with people of different backgrounds, nationalities, cultures, etc.;
  • Proficient in following up issues and resolutions from meetings;
  • Proficient in taking notes and minutes of meetings;
  • Be computer literate;
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English; working knowledge of French will be an added advantage;
  • Exceptional attention to detail;
  • Team player and highly motivated;
  • Outstanding presentation of initiative.

Terms of offer
  • The African Forest Forum is an equal opportunity employer and offers a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment. 
  • We believe that staff diversity promotes excellence and strongly encourage applications from qualified women. 
  • This position is on local terms and will be for an initial period of three (3) years, renewable subject to six (6) months’ probation period, assessment of performance, continued relevance of the position and availability of resources.

How to apply

Applications will be considered until 10 August 2013

Please note that only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.
We invite you to learn more about AFF and ICRAF by accessing the following web sites: and

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Job Location: Nairobi
Salary: Negotiable

OpenCastLabs Consulting
OpenCastLabs partners with government and commercial clients to deliver professional services and technology solutions in environment and infrastructure, health, human services, and social programs, business processes and telecommunications markets. The firm combines passion for its work with industry expertise and innovative analytics to produce compelling results throughout the entire program life cycle, from research and analysis through implementation and improvement. Since 2008, OpenCastLabs has been serving government at all levels, major corporations, and multilateral institutions.
OpenCastLabs specializes in delivering Advanced Microsoft Excel Training, Business Intelligence Software, and Data warehousing solutions
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Your responsibilities:
  • Develop a robust commercial strategy, sales plan and tactics to unlock the revenue potential for OpenCastLabs;
  • Deliver revenue by building and maintaining relationships with senior level clients; consistently multi-tasking between new business acquisition and account management;
  • Understand OpenCastLabs business model, build and measure key KPIs
  • Craft partner and industry vertical specific pitch decks, that reflect a deep understanding of the OpenCastLabs business model, strategic impact and understanding of OpenCastLabs product;
  • Be an active member in  the product development process, gathering partner feedback and communicating it to the Product & Marketing Team;
  • Work with Marketing and Product teams in developing partner commercial aimed at maximizing ROI and balancing client and user base requirements. This includes policies around pricing, trading terms;
  • Prepare and manage the sales budget,  pipeline tracking & reporting, forecasts and attainment of revenue objectives;
  • Create an efficient sales and partner development function through the adoption of professional sales approaches and processes;
  • Monitor the client industry developments and OpenCastLabs’s competitive landscape, identify key trends and developments and regularly update the Senior Management Team, bringing ideas on new business opportunities to the table.
  • This role is perfectly suited to an entrepreneurial and motivated Business Development professional who enjoys the challenge of creating a commercial roadmap and closing the initial deals to help an ambitious technology consulting firm to achieve something great. Tenacious describes your approach to execution and you can’t imagine not rolling-up your sleeves to be in the details of the solution. The ideal candidate should have a strong understanding of KPIs and the ability to create comprehensive solutions.
You'll be a field based person visiting existing and prospective partners, but spend some of your time on the web, updating the client database, sending out emails, analyzing performance of our sales performance and social accounts and CRM. You will be required to travel to Eastern Africa countries in this role

Experience and skills:
  • A salesman
  • Minimum BA/BSc degree.
  • Knowledge of SAP, Microsoft Dynamics, SAGE or related ERPs a plus
  • Knowledge of any business intelligence software
  • Five plus years experience in business development/technical sales
  • Business development, strategic sales (B2B or B2C) or account management in the training & consulting space, preferably at a consulting or corporate business or consulting firm
  • Brand management, customer marketing, category management or business development in a training and consulting company;
  • Strategy consulting with domain experience in corporate business;  
  • A proven track record in acquiring new business and achieving targets, as well as the experience in managing a portfolio of accounts;
  • Distinctive skills in analysis and problem solving and impeccable business judgment;
  • Entrepreneurial drive, high motivation, and goal-orientation ability to deliver to tight deadlines and work calmly under pressure;
  • Excellent sales, negotiation, communication, networking and writing skills; experience in developing marketing materials; experience in pitching to decision makers of large blue chip companies;
  • Network of contacts in the corporate Kenya and beyond;
  • Budget management and forecasting experience; good planning and organisational skills;
  • A broad grasp of internet technologies and an understanding or background with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software;
  • Positive attitude, consultative approach and self-motivation are all essential;
  • Team player, ability to line manage and be seen as a mentor to others;
  • Strong computer skills with Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Battle scars and sense of humour requisite.
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