Title: Account Manager- 10 posts
An International Company based in Nairobi is seeking to employ an Accounts Manager. The primary responsibility is of the Account Manager is developing and maintaining of long – term relationships merchants.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Build and improve relationship with merchant.
  • Drive and enhance customer applications.
  • Contribute to merchant business growth.
  • Create weekly reports and daily updates.
  • Other tasks as required by the company management.
Skills Required.
  • Management – The incumbent must have managerial experience and proven experience of performance management.
  • Retail experience – It is highly desirable that the individual to have previous retail. experience to ensure they can speak the same language as the retailer.
  • Financial experience – A sufficient level of finance to understand the product is preferred. Previous experience of store cards or credit cards is an advantage.
  • Technology – The individual should be conversant with IT to allow the appropriate creation of report, using Excel and Word.
  • Articulate – The individual must be sufficiently articulate to converse with a small trader to the management team of an established corporate.
Monthly gross salary: Ksh. 50,000/= depending on experience
Deadline: 10th January 2014

Send your CV and cover letter kate@summitrecruitment-kenya.com
Summit Recruitment & Training, Blixen Court, Karen road, Karen

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please indicate in your email which position you are interested in. Only candidates stating current salary will be considered.
*****please do not apply if you do not meet the requirements of the job*****
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Title: Data Quality & Information Management Specialist
Evaluation Management Unit for the Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund
Company Profile: 
Kimetrica’s mission is to improve the quality and accountability of service delivery in the non-profit sector through the provision technical support in monitoring and evaluation, baseline and impact surveys, evaluations, training, and performance management information systems.

We are a US small business with corporate offices in the US, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, and Moldova. Kimetrica’s main focus is on monitoring and evaluation and disaster risk management.
Our clients include USAID, DfID, European Union, World Bank, and many international and local NGOs. Our commercial web-based performance management system, called ki-projects, is used by 100s of organizations around the world for monitoring and evaluation and performance management.
Position Summary:
As part of a team, the Data Quality & Information Management Specialist will provide assistance in instituting M&E and Evaluation best practices and provide technical assistance in data collection, quality and usage.

Specific tasks may include:
  • Contribute to the evaluation design and implementation of mid-term and impact evaluations
  • Conduct regular reviews of M&E data for both quality control and use in evaluation activities
  • Ensure that information systems are in place to collect data on all evaluation indicators for both M&E an evaluation processes
  • Monitor data quality through the processes of collection, collation, storage, analysis, and reporting, ensuring that data is audit worth
  • Where problems exist, support the identification and implementation of solutions
  • Conduct data quality training for partner staff
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of experience with evaluation and research design, data collection and analysis, indicator construction, and computer software, i.e., MS Office, SPSS or other statistical analysis package
  • Minimum three years of experience in the design and implementation of large impact assessments, familiarity with DCED standards a plus
  • Strong understanding of quantitative and qualitative evaluation methodologies, surveys, and econometric/statistical analysis
  • Experience of working on evaluations of private sector activities, including challenge funds management programmes.
  • Experience with evaluations and impact reporting to donors and to project managers
  • Strong analytical, writing and training skills
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Work experience in Kenya and Africa
  • Bachelor Degree in related field, Masters preferred in statistics, research methods, political science, development or related field
Location and Terms: The position is based in Nairobi, Kenya with frequent regional travel.
To apply, please send cover letter and CV to jobs@kimetrica.com.
Please put in the subject line of your e-mail: Data Quality and Information Management Specialist.
We will contact only eligible candidates to further discuss their availability.
Closing Date 15 January 2014
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Title: Project Manager
Deadline to Apply: January 10th, 2014
Start Date: February 2014
Location: Bungoma / Kakamega
Eligibility: Position open to local Kenyan hires only

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a U.S. non-profit organization dedicated to creating, evaluating, and replicating innovative solutions to poverty and policy problems worldwide. IPA specializes in using randomized impact evaluation to assess the effectiveness of development programs.
IPA seeks a Project Manager for immediate hire, who will assist with implementation of a project to position IPA’s soapy water hand washing station for scale up and track respondents from the main WASH Benefits study who have migrated outside the study area.
This position will be based in Bungoma, and will require travel within Kenya.
The Project Manager will work closely with the project associate and other field staff to perform a variety of tasks including, but not limited to:

Attrition Tracking of WASH Benefits Subjects
  • Oversee and monitor the process of locating respondents, ensuring compliance with protocols
  • Implement project guidelines governing field staff who work remotely and locally
  • Train and manage the field teams that conduct the attrition visits
  • Under the guidance of the Project Associate, develop field visit schedules
Plan for staffing and hardware needs
  • Aid in planning for field visit logistics including making transportation arrangements and implementing camping protocols
  • Aid in modifying existing behavior change materials for use during attrition visits
SW-HWS Redesign:
  • Support field visits by the Catapult and SweetLab teams
  • Aid in preparation and review of data collection/interview materials,
  • Design field work schedules and manage supporting field staff
  • Oversee field testing of SweetLab sensors and ensure installation protocol is followed by field staff
  • Plan and implement field visit logistics
Willingness to Pay Study and Scale-Up Pilots:
  • Train and manage the field teams that conduct the data collection
  • Ensure all data quality protocols are followed
  • Manage field logistics, including staffing and scheduling data collection activities
Human Resource Management:
  • Aid the project associate with implementing human resource procedures
  • Participate in the selection process for local hires
  • Assist with training as needed
  • Assist with staff evaluations twice annually; make recommendations regarding renewal of staff contracts
  • Enforce all IPAK policies and work with IPAK management to execute staff disciplinary action.
  • Communicate regularly with management team.
  • Assist in the writing of quarterly reports
  • Other duties related to project implementation and administrative tasks as needed.
The commitment sought for this position is a minimum of six months with the possibility of extending contract.
Applicant must be willing to live in Bungoma or Kakamega depending on the project needs, for atleast six months.
IPA is seeking candidates who meet the following requirements:
  • BA, BSc. or Masters in development economics, or field related to public health.
  • Strong oral and written communications skills in both English and Kiswahili.
  • At least two years of project management experience. Extensive experience supervising, designing and implementing data collection and/or field work activities, and managing teams of field workers, is preferred.
  • Well organized, detail-oriented, able to prioritize, and manage multiple tasks simultaneously with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Interest in pursuing a career in non-profit management, public health or related fields.
  • Advanced user of Microsoft office suite (Excel, Word, Power Point), and the internet.
If you are interested in applying, please follow the instructions below:
To Apply: Please send a cover letter and detailed CV, 3 references, daytime phone number(s), and email address. Your CV should include your scores or grades and other measures of academic achievement, and details about any relevant work experience.
Applications can be submitted to any of our branch offices, or by email to jobs-kenya@poverty-action.org, or by post office using P.O Box 373, Busia area code 50400 Kenya.
If you submit by email, please ensure that the subject line reads: “PROJECT MANAGER.” REF NO: WASH-2013-12-01.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted
  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the Project Manager-Wash Benefits Project.
  • The statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all possible duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary.
  • Please note that IPA will never request any form of payment from an applicant.
  • Applicants are encouraged to confirm the information listed above with IPA prior to releasing any extensive personal information to the organization.
Please direct questions to jobs-kenya@poverty-action.org.
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Title: Sales Representatives

We are looking for a sales people for the following regions:

  1. Mombasa
  2. Nakuru
  3. Kisumu
  4. Nairobi

Job Purpose: Serves customers by selling
products(Designer Colognes); meeting
customer needs.

Job Duties:
Services existing accounts,
obtains orders, and establishes
new accounts by planning and
organizing daily work schedule
to call on existing or potential
sales outlets and other trade
Adjusts content of sales
presentations by studying the
type of sales outlet or trade
Focuses sales efforts by
studying existing and potential
volume of dealers.
Submits orders by referring to
price lists and product
Keeps management informed
by submitting activity and
results reports, such as daily
call reports, weekly work plans,
and monthly and annual
territory analysis
Monitors competition by
gathering current marketplace
information on pricing,
products, new products,
delivery schedules,
merchandising echniques, etc.
Recommends changes in
products, service, and policy by
evaluating results and
competitive developments.
Resolves customer complaints
by investigating problems;
developing solutions;
preparing reports; making
recommendations to
Maintains professional and
technical knowledge by
attending educational
workshops; reviewing
professional publications;
establishing personal
networks; participating in
professional societies.
Provides historical records by
maintaining records on area
and customer sales.
Contributes to team effort by
accomplishing related results
as needed.
Skills/Qualifications: Customer Service,
Meeting Sales Goals, Closing Skills, Territory
Management, Prospecting Skills,
Negotiation, Self-Confidence, Product
Knowledge, Presentation Skills, Client
Relationships, Motivation for Sales.

Suitable candidates can send their CV’s and
availability, current and expected salary to
bugash6@gmail.com by 15th
January 2014.
Indicate the position applied for on the
subject line.
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted
within a week of the closing date
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Title: Internal Auditor

Reports to: Group Chief Executive Officer
Duty station: Chester House – Nairobi

Key Task: To manage the internal audit function of the Monarch Group in a manner that ensures that Company assets are safeguarded against financial risk through the implementation of effective internal controls, adherence to accounting standards and compliance to the legislature.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Draw up the annual audit plan in consultation with the GCEO, schedule work and implement such plans.
  • Continually review the business operations in the Group to identify potential business risk and make recommendations on corrective action.
  • Carry out internal control audits and advise the management on the adequacy of internal control systems of the Group, giving recommendations on improvement and monitor implementation.
  • Ascertain the effectiveness with which the Company’s assets are accounted for and safeguarded from all kinds of losses arising from fraud and other offences, waste, extravagance, inefficient administration, poor value for money and other causes.
  • Review the suitability and reliability of management information produced within the organization.
  • Analyse the outcomes of audit activities, draft or review reports for discussion with management
  • Liaise with external auditors on the annual audits and ensure that the External Auditors’ reports are followed up and implemented.
  • Ensure that the internal audit recommendations are implemented by the concerned parties and advise the Directors/management accordingly.
  • Performing special investigations as directed by management.
  • Witness the handing over of Company assets so as to ensure accountability and security.
  • Maintain relevant confidential documents e.g. audit reports.
Job specification of Internal Auditor
  • Accounting or finance degree
  • CPA (K)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • 5 years experience as Senior Auditor or above
  • Auditing skills
  • Systems and policy review and development
  • Accounting skills
  • Compliance monitoring skills
  • Investigation skills
  • Planning and organizing
  • Reporting skills
  • Business risk assessment
Email your application and CV to: jobsatmonarchgroup@gmail.com
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Title: IT Officer
Deadline to Apply: 3rd January 2014
Start Date: 15th January 2014
Location: Kisumu
Eligibility: Position open to local Kenyan hires only

About Innovations for Poverty Action: Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a non-profit research organization that creates and evaluates approaches to solving development problems. IPA disseminates the results of its evaluations to policymakers, practitioners, investors and donors around the world.
About the IT department: IPA’s IT department supports 5 field offices in Kenya namely Nairobi, Kisumu, Kakamega, Bungoma and Busia.
The IT Department’s mission is to provide IT support required for the fulfilment of the IPA’s mission in an efficient and effective manner through building competencies in the technical analysis, design, procurement, implementation, operation and support of computing infrastructure and services.
The IPA IT Department is a highly demanding computing environment, offering support to over 200 users countrywide.
Duties and responsibilities of the IT Officer:
  • Installing and configuring computer hardware operating systems and applications.
  • Monitoring and maintaining computer systems and networks.
  • User support, offering assistance to users on IT technical related issues.
  • Hardware and software by troubleshooting and solving hardware/software faults.
  • Supporting the roll-out of new I.T technologies and applications.
  • Assistance in setting up new users’ accounts and profiles as well as offering IT orientation, IT best practices and IT policies.
  • Network support by troubleshooting network devices (switches, routers and wireless access points) whenever necessary.
  • Internet management by ensuring the internet is always available and liaising with Internet service providers whenever the internet goes down.
  • Bandwidth management, ensuring internet is used for work purposes only.
  • IT inventory management by ensuring all and any new IT equipment is captured in the IT asset register.
IT Skill sets, qualifications and expectations
  • Knowledge in Windows and Linux server environments – Active Directory, File and Printer sharing, Application server, Server backup scheduling.
  • Knowledge in programming Apache, PHP, SQL and MySQL servers.
  • Should have CCNA certification.
  • Ability to support a vast number of users.
  • Knowledge in Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8 platforms.
  • Knowledge in Office applications Office 2007, Office 2010 and Office 2013
  • Knowledge in helpdesk support systems such as Zendesk.
  • Good communication skills and report writing skills.
  • Academic qualifications, at least a Diploma in IT.
  • Work experience should be minimum 2 years working in a busy IT department.
  • Ability to work and deliver on or before deadlines.
To Apply: 
Please send a cover letter and detailed CV, 3 references, daytime phone number(s), and email address. Your CV should include your scores or grades and other measures of academic achievement, and details about any relevant work experience.

Applications can be submitted to any of our branch offices, or by email to jobs-kenya@poverty-action.org , or by post office using P.O Box 373, Busia area code 50400 Kenya.
If you submit by email, please ensure that the subject line reads: IT OFFICER.” REF NO: FK-2013-12-01.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.
Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as applications will be reviewed on a ROLLING BASIS
Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the (IT Officer). The statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all possible duties, tasks, and responsibilities.
Management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary.
Please note that IPA will never request any form of payment from an applicant.
Applicants are encouraged to confirm the information listed above with IPA prior to releasing any extensive personal information to the organization.
Please direct questions to jobs-kenya@poverty-action.org.
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Title: Financial Manager (1 Position)

In Kenya, SI is implementing a WASH and Food Security/LVH program in Marsabit and Mandera Counties (pastoral north of Kenya), and a Food Security program in the Nairobi slums (currently suspended sue to funding constraints).
The Kenya program strategy is DRR orientated, while maintaining a significant emergency response component.
SI has been implementing projects in Sothern Somalia since 2007. SI’s program in Somalia focuses on resilience and emergency response in the sectors of WASH and Food Security/Livelihoods.
The resilience program includes rehabilitation and construction of water points, agricultural training and inputs (drought resistant seeds etc.), rehabilitation of infrastructure, training/inputs for livestockhealth, food/cash for work and various livelihoods interventions.
Position Objective
  • The Financial Manager supports the Administrative Coordinator in processing accounting and financial transactions.
  • He/She is in charge to implement and to monitor in close collaboration with the Administrative Coordinator, administrative and Financial procedures on the different bases.
  • He/She manages the cash processes (cash transfer, donor payment etc) at the mission level under the supervision of the Administrative Coordinator.
  • He/She takes on the functions of the Administrative Coordinator in case of absence.
Line manager: Administrative Coordinator
Duration: 6 months(with possibility of extension)
Start date: 1st February 2014

Key responsibilities
List of primary activities:

Financial and budgetary management:
  • Elaborate and import budget parameters in SAGA after validation of the Desk Financial Officer
  • Check the monthly projects budget follow ups according to Solidarit├ęs format
  • Prepare the monthly global budget follow up document
  • Prepare the financial reporting requested by authorities (government, ministries…) to be validated by the Administrative Coordinator and/or the HoM before submission
  • Supervise the monthly closing, review and integration of the accounting for his/her mission
  • Supervise the Verification of the accounting files before they are sent to HQ
  • Prepare for and support audits or possible inspections
Accounting management:
  • Control of the enforcement of cash payments rules and of good registration of the transactions in Saga
  • Send the monthly accountancy package to the Headquarter after validation with the Administrative coordinator and direct manage the monthly integration at Headquarter level with the Desk Financial Officer and his/her assistant
  • Centralise the bases accountancy in Saga software
  • Supervise the check of the bases accountancy (descriptions, accounting codes, financial lines, lettering, monthly exchange rate),
  • Supervise the physical check of the invoices and cash inventories in each Balzac,
  • Management of the mission bank Balzacs
  • Send Saga after integration to the different bases
  • Supervise the control of the vouchers and other back up documents to be sent to Headquarter on a 6 months basis
  • Lead the semi-annual and annual accountancy closure with his administrative team and under the supervision of the Administrative coordinator and/or the Desk Financial officer(accrual expenses, balance of holidays, situation of the debts, assets purchases, donation in kind, etc)
Cash Management:
  • Centralize the monthly cash forecast of each base and prepare the consolidate document under the supervision of the administrative coordinator
  • Proceed and follow the cash transfer done from the Headquarter in Paris
  • Manage the cash-flow at mission level and ensure that banks and cash boxes are well supplied for each base
  • Monitor the security of funds and propose improvement of the internal cash transfer process at mission level to the Administrative Coordinator
  • Follow the donor instalment at the field level (if any)
Administrative follow up
  • Monitor the implementation of the administrative, financial rules and procedures,
  • Monitor the respect of the administrative calendar by him and the administrative team.
  • Follow up the lease agreement
  • Ensure completion of paper and digital filing, as well as securing administrative documents on all bases
  • Supervise the back up of all files at coordination level on a regular basis and ensure the filling of these documents
Legal follow up
  • Follow the evolution of the national laws and policies
  • Prepare and control the tax payment (income taxes, VAT…)
Team management
  • Training of the base administrators
  • Do regular field visits on the different bases
  • Help the Administrative Coordinator with creating operations proposals and drawing up financial reports
  • Establish and maintain relationships with the administrative authorities at the national level
  • Maintain relationships with other NGO & INGO, authorities and other partners on request
  • On request, participate in meetings (donor, authorities, NGO forum…) and workshops relating to his/her field of activity and write up minutes to the Administrative Coordinator.
Qualifications and experience required:

  • Minimum “O” level with a Business/Bachelors of Commerce degree or equivalent with a strong financial background
  • Workshop training on financial procedures and reporting to donors such us the EC and UN will be a strong advantage
  • Member of ICPAK professional body a must
  • 3 years minimum experience in similar capacity with INGOs
  • Experience in development and implementation of administrative and financial procedures
  • Experience in financial budgetary reporting to international donors such as EC, UN and French donors
  • Experience in managing and assisting in coordination of teams in a cross cultural environment
  • Experience in financial team planning, management and control.
Person Specification:
Skills and competences

  • Financial budgetary control and management
  • Strong arithmetic accuracy and analytical skills
  • High professional integrity
  • Hard working under pressure
  • Leadership and management skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Innovative skills for the development of administrative and financial procedures
  • English and Kiswahili oral and written, French is an added advantage
  • Excellent Computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook and SAGA).
Personality traits
  • Good stress resistance
  • Keen attention to details
  • Rigorous and autonomous
  • Calm and diplomatic
  • Strong working capacity
  • Sense of initiative and autonomy
  • Ability to work and manage in a multicultural team
How to apply:
Send a cover letter and CV with 3 referees to the following email address: jobapplication@solidarites-kenya-som.org

Please indicate the job title and location in the email subject line. Deadline for applications: 6th January 2014. Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview. Solidarit├ęs International is an equal opportunity employer
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