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EXCITING CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
The Kenya Institute of Management – a leading not-for-profit membership-based management and business development organization seeks to fill the following positions.

1. MANAGER, CONSULTANCY SERVICES
Reporting to the Chief Manager Centre for Management Development, the Manager, Management Training and Consultancy Services will be overall responsible for the design, marketing and implementation of quality and customer driven short term management and leadership professional Development courses. The job will also be responsible for overseeing implementation of consultancy assignments including development of training manuals, job evaluation, strategic planning, baseline surveys among others.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
• Based in Nairobi he/she will undertake marketing and business development activities for consultancy and training programmes including preparing proposals and bids for both local and international jobs Oversee the training cycle for open and in-house programmes covering needs assessment process, design, marketing, implementation and evaluation of inhouse and open programmes
• Lead implementation efforts for client consultancy assignments
• Design and market local and regional conferences
• Design and develop training curriculum, manuals, materials and the annual programme prospectus
• Plan and co-ordinate seminars, workshops, conferences
• Evaluate and monitor the impact of training programmes on organizations
• Develop, monitor and control the training budget
• Give timely reports of all training activities in the department

REQUIREMENTS
• We are looking for an out-going, self-driven, and results-oriented professional capable of working long and sometimes odd hours with minimum supervision with the following minimum qualifications:.
• Over five years practical experience in professional management training or consultancy services
• Masters of Business Administration degree or related field
• Experience in designing and improving business processes
• Demonstrated track record of team leadership, client relationship management, and business development
• Postgraduate qualification in programme design and implementation is an added advantage
• Marketing and business development skills and competencies including experience in preparation of proposals, bids and report writing
• Good presentation, communication and organizational skills; Be an excellent team

Interested candidates who meet the above requirements for the said positions should submit their applications, enclosing a detailed CV, copies of certificates and testimonials, telephone and email contacts with three professional referees.
Chief Manager, Human Resource Department
The Kenya Institute of Management
PO Box 43706 – 00100
NAIROBI

OR
Drop your application at:
KIM Head Office, 2nd Floor, Luther Plaza, Nyerere Road/ University Way Junstioc

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
KEMRI/CDC Research and Public Health Collaboration
Opening date: 15th February 2010 Vacancy No.K27/02/2010
Program description: This program is collaboration between Kenya Medical Research Institute and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention whose remit is to conduct research in HIV and other diseases. Due to its continued growth, the Program has a vacancy in the GAP branch.

Position: GAP Administrative Officer II (MR 9) Job Group M
Location: KISUMU
Reporting to: GAP ADMINISTRATOR, Kisumu

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:
• Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting or Finance.
• Minimum 1 year of relevant work experience in administration, Accounting, project management, business or closely related field, with financial responsibilities.

DESIRED QUALITIES:
• Proven leadership, management, interpersonal, decision making and analytical skills.
• Knowledge of ERP, Sage and QuickBooks
• Proficiency in computer usage especially Microsoft packages
• Strong writing and communication skills
• Ability to collaborate with counterparts, including GOK, NGOs, community-based organizations and other donor supported projects.
Job Summary: The Administrative Officer will be responsible for coordinating administrative activities for GAP branch programs, including accounting, procurement, and personnel issues, with frequent travel to the program areas. S/He will be administrative liaison person between Gap section Nairobi and Kisumu.

Major Duties and Responsibilities
• Budget preparation ,analysis and tracking, proper management of imprest funds and facilitate request and receipt surrenders
• Requisitions and follows up on supplies, stationery, printing, maintenance and other services from relevant offices, e.g. Procurement office.
• Provides support and assistance to staff on HR issues and maintaining and updating confidential database containing employee job descriptions, CVs, certificates, contract dates, grading, appraisals and leave details according to the CDC/KEMRI policies.
• Liaise with project managers, administrative sections at the field station and Nairobi Office.
• Preparation of travel requests and travel orders for local and international travel and following up travel advances and reimbursement vouchers with Nairobi and Kisumu Accounts offices.
• Coordinates logistical arrangements for program activities that is, arrange for venues, training materials and any equipment required for workshops, meetings, seminars and other training programs.
• Coordinate program and administrative activities in order to ensure achievement of objectives in time and within an agreed budget, this includes periodic field visits.
• Supervise support services functions of Gap Branch programs including transport, supplies and logistics, general and personnel administration.
• Supervision of admin assistants and other project staff
• Schedules, coordinates, attends, takes minutes and follows up on Gap section meetings
• Undertake other administrative duties as may be assigned from time to time in line with the CDC/KEMRI regulations.

Terms of Employment:

: A Six (6) 1 year renewable contract as per KEMRI scheme of service. Probation period for the first 3 months. Remuneration: Compensation is negotiable within a relevant grade, based on educational levels, relevant experience and demonstrated competency

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN: 1st March 2010
To: The Human Resources Manager KEMRI/CDC Research and Public Health Collaboration
P.O. BOX 1578, 40100, KISUMU

Applications MUST include the following:
• Letter of Application (INDICATE VACANCY NUMBER)
• Current Curriculum Vitae with telephone number and e-mail address
• Three letters of reference with contact telephone numbers and e-mail addresses
• Copies of Certificates, Diplomas or Transcripts
• Contact telephone number

Internal candidates interested in applying for this position are strongly advised to access an internal candidate application form available in the CDC Intranet; print and process it through their project Managers and attach it before forwarding their application to HR.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
KEMRI/CDC Research and Public Health Collaboration

Opening date: 15th February 2010 Vacancy No. K28/02/2010

Program description: This program is a collaboration between Kenya Medical Research Institute and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention whose remit is to conduct research in malaria, HIV and other diseases. Due to its continued growth, the program has a vacancy in the GAP BRANCH in NAIROBI.

Position: Administrative Assistant (1 position)MR 7 Job Group K

Reports to: Gap Admin Officer, Nairobi

Location: NAIROBI

Education: Must have at least mean grade of C plain in KCSE, Diploma in Secretarial Studies and/or Diploma in Business Administration. Must also posses Certificate in Computer Operations.
Experience: Must have one year experience in a similar position.
Language: Proficiency in English both written and oral.

Skills and Abilities:

• Must be able to write reports , keep records, and learn quickly to handle situations effectively
• Must maintain strict confidentiality
• Must be diligent, patient and able to work under pressure
• Excellent computer skills and office assistant skills.
• Good interpersonal and communication skills.
• Must be familiar with the principles of budgeting
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Provides support and assistance to staff on HR issues and maintaining and updating confidential database containing employee job descriptions, CVs, certificates, contract dates, grading, appraisals and leave details according to the CDC/KEMRI policies.
• Requisitions and follow up of cash imprest, supplies and travel request.
• Liaise with Gap administrative sections at the Kisumu office.
• Coordinates logistical arrangements for program activities such as workshops, seminars and other Gap Section training programs. Also assists in the preparation of training materials and booking resources and equipment.
• Manage and track program budgets.
• Schedules, coordinates, attends, takes minutes and follows up on Gap section meetings.
• Undertake other administrative duties as may be assigned from time to time in line with the CDC/KEMRI regulations.
Terms of Employment:
One year Contract, renewable as per KEMRI scheme of service with three months probation period.
Remuneration: Compensation is negotiable within a relevant grade, based on educational levels, relevant experience and demonstrated competency. The salary scheme is based on the KEMRI scales plus supplemental amounts.
Applications should include the following:
• Letter of Application (indicate vacancy number)
• Current CV, with contact information (telephone and e-mail address)
• Letters of reference from at least 3 referees (including current or most recent employer/supervisor)
• Copies of Certificates or transcripts

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN 1st March 2010
To: The Human Resources Manager KEMRI/CDC Program, P.O. BOX 1578, 40100, KISUMU OR E-mail to recruitment@ke.cdc.gov
Only short listed candidates will be contacted

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
The Company is seeking to fill the following position of Financial Advisor with individuals who are proactive and self-driven and who can apply their knowledge, diligence, and experience to contribute to the achievement of our mission to delight our customers with outstanding financial services.
The main role of the position of a Financial Advisor is to sell insurance products and investment funds to prospective and existing clients and service the accounts thus created. Specifically, the Financial Advisor is expected to do, inter alia, the following on a highly rewarding commission-paying remuneration structure:

1. Sell insurance and investment schemes to prospective and existing individual and corporate clients;
2. Relationship management for existing clients;
3. Meet and exceed exciting and aggressive work targets;
4. Work in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment within an entrepreneurial culture that offers minimum supervision.

Successful candidates will need to possess the following skills and experience:

• An appropriate qualification/training in sales and marketing;
• Work experience in the financial services sector e.g. bank, insurance companies, fund manager, stock brokers etc would be an advantage;
• Proven experience and success in selling financial services products: experience of selling unit trust investment or insurance products would also be an added advantage;
• Computer literate (evidence will be an added advantage)
• A good working knowledge of financial markets and financial products;
• A high sales drive and a strong will to succeed;
• Mature, confident, articulate and with strong communication skills;
• Results oriented with ability to work under strict deadlines and meet sales targets;
• Well groomed, presentable and strong interpersonal skills;
• Outdoorsy

If this position is of interest to you, please email your detailed curriculum vitae and covering letter explaining how you would meet the demands of this challenging position giving full names and contacts of 3 referees to bmuthama@british-american.co.ke

Hard copies will not be accepted.
Applications should be received not later than 19th February 2010.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

ILRI

Agricultural Economist (Value Chains and Development)

Vacancy Number:
AE/MK03/02/10
Posted On:
Closing On:
Thursday, 11 February 2010
Monday, 01 March 2010
Department:
Location:
Marketing opportunities
Nairobi, Kenya
Duration:
3 years
Job Description:

The globally-networked International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) helps to reduce poverty, hunger and environmental degradation by enhancing animal agriculture in developing countries. ILRI positions its work at the dynamic interface of poverty alleviation and sustainable livestock livelihoods. Our staff works in partnerships and alliances with diverse organisations in developed and developing countries, including some of the finest universities and research institutes in the world. ILRI’s headquarters are in Nairobi, Kenya, with a second principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Staff members are also based in 7 partner institutions in other parts of Africa, in Asia and in Latin America. We employ more than 700 staff from about 40 countries and are one of 15 centres around the world sponsored by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).

ILRI seeks to recruit a professional for its Livestock Market Opportunities Theme. The Agricultural Economist (Value Chains and Development) will contribute to on-going and new research in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia on the development and use of Value Chain Analysis in the context of smallholder livestock production, and small scale and informal sector processing, trading and retailing. He/she will engage in the preparation of research papers and reports, briefs, and other strategic communication products. He/she will contribute to the formation of strategic research and development partnerships and be involved in resource mobilization for research for development.

Preferred Skills:

Applicants should possess:
A passion for the generation of scientific knowledge that advances pro-poor development;
A Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, Economics, or other Social Science with application to agriculture or rural development, with a minimum of 5 years of experience post-PhD;
A proven research record extending to study design, use of quantitative and qualitative analytic methods (including econometric and mathematical modeling),
Familiarity with institutional analysis of public and private sector actors, alternative exchange and vertical co-ordination mechanisms, Value Chain performance, and policy;
Experience with analysis of smallholder household production and/or marketing and trading (experience in modeling of risk is an advantage);
Familiarity with aspects of livestock production, products and/or marketing systems in developing countries;
Ability to work in multidisciplinary teams;
Strong English language skills, both written and spoken (proficiency in other languages is an advantage); and a strong publications record, including peer-reviewed journals;;
Willingness and ability to travel frequently, sometimes to rural areas in developing countries.

The position requires supervision of post-graduate and post-doctoral staff, and participation in resource mobilization, and in project cycle management.

Post location: Preference will be given to locating this position at Nairobi, Kenya. However, depending on the interests and qualifications of the selected candidate, consideration can be given to posting in another location in Southern or West Africa, or in South Asia, where appropriate institutional support in available.

Terms of appointment: The above is an internationally-recruited fixed term appointment for three years. ILRI offers a competitive international remuneration package paid in US dollars including pension, allowances for education, housing and security, and full medical coverage.

Applications:Applicants should send a cover letter explaining their interest in the position, what they can bring to the job and indicating earliest availability, curriculum vitae and the names and addresses (including telephone, fax and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to email: recruit-ilri@cgiar.org. Agricultural Economist Ref: AE/MK03/02/10 should be clearly indicated on the subject line of the email application – Screening of applications will commence on 1 March 2010.

To find more about ILRI, visit our Website at http://www.ilri.org

ILRI is an equal opportunity employer and is keen to further diversify its staff in terms of both gender and nationality.
Qualified professionals from developing countries are particularly encouraged to apply.

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