Monday, May 2, 2016

I CT Manager Job at Virtual HR, Kenya
Our client, Daraja Microfinance Bank was licensed by Central Bank of Kenya as a community Microfinance Bank for the Dagoretti Division, since January 2015. Daraja’s target market is the Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs), their owners and employees with the underlying goal being to help both individuals and groups achieve their financial goals. As part of its strategic plan, Daraja Bank is seeking to go national to be among Tier 1 MFBs in Kenya.
They are seeking to recruit a highly talented professional to fill in the following position in their Nairobi office:
ICT Manager
  • Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, this is a position responsible for leading and directing Information Technology strategy, product development, technology infrastructure and operations capability for the Company. The incumbent will also ensure that demands and requirements are balanced within the IT and business divisions.

ICT Manager Job Principal Accountabilities

  • Developing and executing an ICT Strategy and related ICT standards in support of and to enable the overall company strategy
  • Positioning ICT as a proactive technology driver, whilst maintaining a collaborative delivery focus
  • Recommending and motivating new services based on market trends, customer needs and the Company’s strategy
  • Taking responsibility for managing the relationships and processes with regulators, industry stakeholders and internal stakeholders and software vendors.
  • Aligning ICT objectives and programs/projects to enterprise – wide objectives and strategies
  • Establishing networking environment by designing system configuration; directing system installation; defining, documenting, and enforcing system standards.
  • Facilitating product development along the ABC module.
  • Risk identification and coming up with mitigations around the system
  • Designing and enforcing network systems policies and procedure

Qualifications, Experience and Knowledge for ICT Manager Job

  • Degree in Computer Science, IT, or any related field
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience with 2 years in leading a technology organization in financial services industry
  • Should have recognized professional certifications in IT
  • Experience in developing products, product positioning, launching new products and developing and executing go – to – market strategies.
  • Should have proven in IT innovations
  • Strong business case & analytical abilities
Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to recruit@virtualhr.co.ke by 9th May 2016 stating their current and expected remuneration, daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

USAID Senior IT Manager Jobs In Kenya

Senior IT Manager Job at USAID, Kenya
(Contract to run through 30th September, 2016)
USAID Transition Initiatives for Stabilization (TIS) Program: The Transition Initiatives for Stabilization (TIS) program is funded by USAID and responds to the complex crisis that has evolved in Somalia and Somaliland.
The overall program goal is to mitigate conflict; to promote stability and community cohesion, and to strengthen citizens’ relationships with government officials.
TIS implements quick impact activities linked to longer-term stabilization goals.
The TIS program is currently seeking a skilled, diplomatic, effective, and highly motivated Senior IT Manager.
As our senior IT Manager, you will work closely with the Operations Manager and supervise the team consisting of the Nairobi-based IT Manager and Assistant, the Garowe-based IT / Database Officer to support the project needs.
The work of the Senior IT Manager requires a good working knowledge of data security and the exercise of discretion, judgment, and personal responsibility. This position will be based in Nairobi.

Senior IT Manager Job Key Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Manages and oversees the project IT team to support the IT needs and functions of all offices.
  • Serves as focal point for all offices IT-related matters.
  • Ensures that appropriate network managers are monitoring system performance, including hardware and software usage patterns and modifying the network configuration accordingly.
  • Ensures that the network managers provide necessary support to colleagues in the performance of duties; contribute constructively to the project’s working environment with suggestions to improve the project’s effectiveness as a team
  • Supervises and provides ongoing support and training to IT/Database officers.
  • Maintains and manage structural integrity of IT systems for all offices.
  • Monitors file server and user memory requirements and disk usage to increase memory and/or disk space as needed. Develops and/or administers a network protection system.
  • Oversees the operations and maintenance of overall project information technology.
  • Conducts periodic trainings for all staff in the use and maintenance of Lotus Notes, Oracle and the Activity Database.
  • Ensures that the project IT managers provide regular office equipment maintenance and troubleshooting equipment malfunction as required.
  • Supports the inventory management of all IT related office equipment to include laptops, printers, scanners, digital cameras and photocopiers.
  • Perform other tasks as requested by the Chief of Party and Deputy Chief of Party.
  • Travel to the various field offices is mandatory, with security permitting.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications for Senior IT Manager Job

Education
  • University degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or appropriate field.
Work Experience
  • Five years’ experience working in Information technology
  • Experience working in a complex and challenging field environment
  • Experience in data security.
  • Previous experience working in Somalia highly sought.
  • In addition, must be flexible, willing to perform assigned and additional duties and work irregular hours under unpredictable conditions.
Skills
  • Managing complex ICT networks and overcoming challenges
  • Demonstrated IT expertise working in Somalia.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to manage a diverse range of professional relationships essential.
  • Languages: English and Somali language fluency required.
Supervisory Responsibilities: Manage and oversee the project IT Managers and Assistant.
Base of Operations: Nairobi, Kenya with possible travel to Somalia
Reporting: The Senior IT Manager will report directly to the Operations Manager.
Duration: 5 Months, through September 2016
Do you have the above qualifications and skills?
If so, please send
  • a CV that includes 3 references in PDF format
  • A cover letter explaining why you are eligible for the position,
  • A filled and signed copy of the 1420 bio data form which can be downloaded here
Forward your application to tisdairecruitment@gmail.com and copy tis@dai.com.
Closing date: Wednesday, 4th May 2016.Please note only short listed candidates will be contacted. Please put Senior IT Manager as the email subject.

Oshwal University Jobs. Admin Assistant

Administrative Assistant Job at Oshwal University, Kenya
The Oshwal University Trust is in the process of applying to the Commission for University Education (CUE) to establish the proposed Oshwal University whose main campus will be in Thika, 3km off the Nairobi-Thika super highway along the Thika-Naivasha Road.
As part of the staff development the Oshwal University Trust wishes to recruit dynamic, skilled, committed, self-driven and results oriented individuals to fill the following posts:
Administrative Assistant
Grade OUM 3SIX (6) Positions – Ref. OU/OUM/07/2016

Administrative Assistant Job Duties and Responsibilities

Administrative Assistants shall work under the general guidance of more experienced administrators at Faculty, Schools, Academic & Administrative Division of the University where he/she will be exposed to broad Administrative duties which includes but not limited to:
  • Assist in the implementation of administrative functions of the division/ Department/institute/centre or school. Taking clear and accurate minutes in various committees
  • Ensure efficient and accurate student/staff records
  • Supervision of staff under them Preparation for meetings and documents
  • Maintain University property Maintain an up-to-date student statistics
  • Arrange and facilitate examination matters
  • Any other relevant duties as may be assigned to them by the supervisor.

Requirements for Administrative Assistant Job

  • Must have a Bachelors degree in Public Administration, Education, Diplomacy, Human Resource Management, Planning, Social Sciences or in a related field.
  • Must have three (3) years relevant work experience as administrative assistant, in a busy office.
  • Must be proficient in computer applications CPS (II) or any other professional registration in training or related field will be an added advantage.
Application Procedure
Two (2) copies of applications should be submitted together with a cover letter and an updated Curriculum Vitae giving details of the applicant; age, marital status, academic and professional qualification, working experience, present post and salary, gross salary expectation, telephone contact, email address, names and referees plus copies of the certificates and testimonials. The reference number of the position applied should be clearly indicated.
All applications to be addressed to:
The University Project Manager
Oshwal University Trust
2nd Avenue Parklands
P. O. Box 44691-00100, Nairobi, Kenya
So as to reach him not later than Friday 13th May 2016. Applicants are advised to send one soft copy of application documents to info-oshwaluniversity@oerb.org and request their referees to send their letters of reference to the above address and/or email by the close of business on Friday 13th May 2016. Note: Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Administration Officer – Telecommunication Jobs In Kenya (60-80K)

Administration Officer jobs in telecommunication industry, Kenya
Job Title: Administration Officer – Telecommunication
Industry: Telecommunication
Location: Nairobi
Salary: 60 – 80K
Our client is a communications infrastructure company whose core business is to provide innovative products, solutions and services that build, support and maintain telecommunication networks. They seek to hire a very professional and well seasoned administration officer to be in charge of manning the front desk.

Key Responsibilities

  • Open and close the office
  • Coordinate all communication between third parties and the internal team
  • Be present at the reception desk and operate switchboard
  • Welcomes visitors and handle all inquires
  • Ensure office phones and internet are functioning
  • Answer and make telephone calls as necessary
  • Arrange official travels and make ticket booking for employees
  • Manage the office cleanness
  • Arrange necessary office supplies and inform senior management of requirement
  • Make hotel and airport pick up arrangement for visitors
  • Arrange sample dispatch and other couriers
  • Assist in general office administration
  • Create and maintain proper filing record

Job Requirements

  • A Degree in Business or a related field
  • At least 3 years work experience in a similar position
  • Excellent telephone handling skills
  • Microsoft Office Skills
  • Excellent communication Skills
  • Mature and well groomed
  • Very high standards of professionalism and extremely polished
  • Team player
How To Apply
If you are up to the challenge, posses the necessary qualification and experience, please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Administration Officer – Telecommunication) to jobs@corporatestaffing.co.ke before Friday 25th March, 2016. Kindly indicate current/last salary on your CV. N.B: We do not charge any fee for receiving your CV or for interviewing only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Employment Opportunities in IEBC - VOTER REGISTRATION ASSISTANTS



The IEBC offers temporary positions of Voter Registration Assistants (VRAs) to carry out the mass voter registration exercise from February-March, 2016. The exercise will take 30 days and will involve a total of 2,878 officials who will be based at the Ward level. The VRA’s will support the Constituency Registration Officers and Deputy Registration Officers to register new voters.
Requirements
  • The requirements for the Voter Registration Assistants are as follows:
  • Be a Kenyan citizen of high integrity, and be non-partisan
  • Be holder of a minimum of Diploma qualifications in ICT or other IT related field.
  • Access to an android smart phone and basic operation of the same is an added advantage.
  • Should have effective communication skills and good report writing skills
  • Must be available for the entire period of voter registration
  • Age: 21years and above
  • Must be residents in the constituency and ward in which they apply for and must quote the same on the application letter and envelope
Duties of the Voter Registration Assistant
  • The Voter Registration Assistant expected to work within a particular ward and perform the following duties:
  • Publicize the registration activities and movement of the kit within the ward.
  • Opening and Closing the registration Centre at the designated time
  • Ensure security of the BVR kit Conduct voter registration
  • Report the Registration progress to the Registration Officer
  • The Voter Registration Assistant MUST meet the weekly registration targets.
Applicants who strictly meet the above requirements should fill the IEBC standard application form available at IEBC offices countrywide and on the Commission's website: www.iebc.or.ke Fully filled Application Forms should be sent to Regional Elections Coordinators (REC).

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Mass Recruitment At Kenyatta University Kigali Campus (Over 100 Positions)

Proposed Kenyatta University
 

Kigali Campus
 
Career Opportunities in a Fast Growing Institution
 
Kenyatta University, a leading Public University in Kenya invites applications from qualified persons for the following positions in the proposed Kigali Campus, Rwanda, to start soon after authorization. 
The University has applied for license to operate and is currently undergoing assessment to be considered for accreditation by the Rwanda’s Education authorities.
 

Applications for Full-Time and Part-Time teaching jobs are invited.
 
A. Academic Staff:
 
1) School of Environmental Studies
  • Environmental Studies and Community Development
  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Planning and Management
2) School of Education
  • Bachelor of Education (Arts)
  • Bachelor of Education (Special Needs Education)
  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Studies)
3) School of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Bachelor of Arts (Counselling Psychology)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Gender & Development Studies)
  • English & Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Kiswahili & African Languages
  • Geography
4) School of Business
  • Business Administration
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Management Sciences
5) School of Economics
  • Economics and Finance
  • Applied Economics
  • Econometrics & Statistics
  • Economic Theory
Requirements:
 
i) Professor
 
Qualifications:
  • PhD Degree in the relevant field from a recognized University
  • At least twelve (12) years of university teaching, five (5) of which as full-time Associate Professor
  • At least four (4) articles in refereed journals since being appointed as Associate Professor
  • Successful supervision of at least four (4) Masters students and at least two (2) PhD students since being appointed Associate Professor
  • Evidence of successfully applying for a grant either individually or as a group since being appointed as Associate Professor
  • Evidence of active participation in departmental activities and good quality teaching
  • Evidence of attendance and contribution at learning conferences, seminars or Workshops
ii) Associate Professor
 
Qualifications:
  • PhD Degree in the relevant field from a recognized university
  • At least eight (8) years of university teaching, four (4) of which as a full-time Senior Lecturer
  • Successfully supervised at least four (4) Masters students and one (1) PhD student, since being appointed as Senior Lecturer
  • At least four (4) articles in refereed journals since being appointed as Senior Lecturer
  • Evidence of successfully applying for a grant either individually or as a group since being appointed as Senior Lecturer
  • Evidence of active participation in departmental activities and good quality teaching
  • Evidence of attendance and contribution at learned conferences, seminars or Workshops
iii) Senior Lecturer
 
Qualifications:
  • PhD Degree in the relevant field from a recognized University
  • At least five (5) years of university teaching, three (3) of which as full-time Lecturer
  • At least three (3) articles in refereed journals since being appointed as Lecturer
  • Successful supervision of at least three (3) Masters students since being appointed Lecturer
  • Evidence of applying for a grant either individually or as a group since being appointed as Lecturer
  • Evidence of active participation in departmental activities and good quality teaching
  • Evidence of attendance and contribution at learning conferences, seminars or Workshops
iv) Lecturer
 
Qualifications:
  • PhD Degree in the relevant field from a recognized university
  • University teaching experience
v) Tutorial Fellow
 
Qualifications:
  • Masters Degree in the relevant field from a recognized university
  • Registered for PhD Degree
B. Non-Academic Staff:
 
i. Administrative Assistant
Grade C/D
 
Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree from a recognized university
  • Additional qualification in Management, CPS or equivalent will be an added advantage
  • At least three (3) years relevant post qualification work experience in a busy organization preferably an institution of higher learning
  • Computer literate
  • Work experience in the Rwanda University Admission system will be an added advantage
ii. Library Assistant 
Grade C/D
 
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor Degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent professional qualification from a recognized institution
  • At least three (3) years relevant post-qualification work experience
  • Computer literate
iii. Procurement Assistant 
Grade A/B
 
Qualifications:
  • Form Four Certificate Division III or KCSE Mean Grade C (Plain) or equivalent and above
  • Diploma in Procurement/ Supplies and Logistics or equivalent from a recognized institution
  • At least three (3) years experience in Purchasing and Supplies Management, one (1) of which must be in a public institution
iv. Accounts Assistant 
Grade A/B
 
Qualifications:
  • Form Four Certificate Division IV or KCSE Mean Grade D+ (Plus) or equivalent and above
  • KATC Final or CPA Part I or equivalent from a recognized institution
  • At least three (3) years work experience in a busy organization
  • Computer literate
v. Secretary 
Grade A/B
  • Form Four Certificate Division III or KCSE Mean Grade C (Plain) or equivalent and above
  • Type writing speed of 50 wpm
  • Shorthand speed of 60 wpm
  • Office practice II
  • Office management
  • Business English III
  • Computer literate
  • At least three (3) years relevant work experience in a busy organization preferably an institution of higher learning
vi. Receptionist
Grade A/B
  • Form IV Certificate Division IV or KCSE Mean Grade D+ (Plus) or equivalent and above
  • Diploma in Front Office Operation/ Reception/ equivalent from a recognized institution
  • At least three (3) years experience in a busy office environment
  • Good communication skills in English and Kiswahili
  • Computer literate
  • Work experience in the Rwanda University Admission system will be an added advantage
vii. Computer Technician
 Grade A/B
  • Form IV Certificate Division III or KCSE Mean Grade C (Plain) or equivalent and above
  • Diploma in ICT related field from a recognized institution
  • At least three (3) years relevant work experience in a busy ICT environment
viii. Clerk
Grade A/B
  • Form IV Certificate Division III or KCSE Mean Grade C (Plain) or equivalent and above
  • Diploma in Data Entry/ Data Management from a recognized institution
  • At least three (3) years work experience in Data Entry and analysis
  • Computer literate
  • Work experience in the Rwanda University Admission system will be an added advantage
ix. Security Officer
Grade III/IV
  • Form IV Certificate Division IV or KCSE Mean Grade D (Plain) or equivalent and above
  • At least over three (3) years relevant work experience
  • Served in the discipline force or has over three (3) months security training
  • Valid Certificate of Good Conduct
  • Computer literate
x. Caretaker
Grade III/IV
  • Form IV Certificate Division IV or KCSE Mean Grade D (Plain) or equivalent and above
  • Discharge certificate from the Discipline forces or Security firm
  • At least three (3) years relevant work experience
  • Valid certificate of Good Conduct
xi. Cleaner
Grade III/IV
  • Form IV Certificate
  • Certificate of Good Conduct
  • Pleasant personality
C. Terms of Service:
 
A. Full - Time Appointment:
 
The terms of service for the above include a generous medical scheme, house allowance and commuting allowance.
Successful candidates will be offered two (2) year renewable performance - based contract. 
Gratuity will be paid at the end of the contract.

B. Part – Time Appointment:
 
Lecturers interested in Part – Time teaching should clearly indicate so in their application.

They will be engaged on pre-determined hourly rates.

Applicants should submit application letters and curriculum vitae (CV) and give full details of educational and professional qualifications, work experience, present post and salary, applicant’s telephone number and e-mail address.

Copies of certificates and testimonials should also be enclosed giving the names and addresses of three (3) referees who are conversant with the applicant’s competence in area of specialization.

Applicants and Referees should write to:

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration)
Kenyatta University
P. O. Box 43844 – 00100
Nairobi

Applications should be sent directly to the above address OR be placed in the designated box at the proposed Kigali Campus premises in Kenyatta University, situated at Nyabisidu, next to Controle Technique, Remera, Kigali, Rwanda.

Applications and letters from the referees should be received not later than, Tuesday, 19th January 2016.


Kenyatta University is an equal opportunity employer and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Hashi Energy Research & Development Assistant (Engineering Background) Job in Nairobi Kenya



Hashi Energy is a leading regional energy company with presence in seven countries and with a vision to be the leader in energy solutions for Africa. 

We seek to recruit a dynamic and results oriented individual to fill the below vacant position:

Research & Development Assistant (Engineering Background)

Main Purpose of the Job: This is an entry level position of which the successful engineer will be responsible for fulfilling a range of research, administrative and support tasks, carrying out fieldwork, and participating in analysis and reporting, and assisting in the management of the R&D process. 

The position is based at the Nairobi Head Office.

Key responsibilities include:-
  • To work with the Commercial Director in designing research methods and materials, sampling, conducting literature searches, conducting interviews, analysing qualitative and quantitative data, contributing to reports and presentations.
  • To fulfil a range of research administration tasks including; organising fieldwork, booking interviews and focus groups, data inputting and supporting general project administration.
  • To agree with the Commercial director the appropriate tasks and processes for carrying out projects and disseminating information.
  • To effectively communicate project related information to the Commercial Director.
  • To support the process of proposal writing (e.g. through conducting background research into policy and other drivers relevant to the focus of the specification in question).
  • To undertake any other appropriate duties as requested.
Knowledge, skills & experience requirements:-
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering a MUST (Mechanical, Electrical, Mechatronic, Production or Civil Engineering)
  • This is an entry level position that doesn’t require prior engineering working experience. However, prior experience in research projects especially data collection and analysis is a MUST.
  • Excellent computer skills including data input and analysis packages – SPSS, STATA
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a team and to work with minimal supervision
  • To be self-motivated and good at managing time and workload in a fast-paced commercial environment
  • Willingness to travel and stay in different parts of Kenya during the course of research.
If you believe your experience, competencies and qualifications match the job and role specifications described; send your application and detailed CV(with details of at least 3 referees and indicating your current and expected salary) )to reach us on or before Tuesday 18th August 2015 by email to: hr@hashienergy.com

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Hashi Energy is an equal opportunity employer and its Recruitment Policy addresses itself to the core values of best practice, diversity and equality.