Thursday, December 4, 2014

Ndege Chai Sacco Credit Manager, Business Development Officer and System Auditor Jobs in Kericho Kenya

Ndege Chai Sacco Ltd is a Medium size Society based in Kericho and covers other areas like Naivasha, Tinderet, Sotik Tea / Highlands and Lemotit in Londiani. 
The following vacancy has arisen in our establishment;
 
1. Credit Manager
1 Post

Key Duties and Responsibilities
  • Oversee the lending process with the approved lending policies and procedures
  • To develop and continually review loan monitoring and reporting systems
  • To continuously carry out gap analysis and provide feedback to the management team and the Board of Directors on the credit policy and procedures
  • Ensure compliance with the SACCO law and prudential regulations on loan management and quality.
  • Prepare and analyze on a regular basis SACCO’s loan portfolio reports including growth and quality indicators.
  • Providing support to all other functions to enhance organizational goals.
  • Provide professional guidance to the CEO and the Board on all credit decisions in the SACCO.
  • Supervision of credit staff and any other duty that may be assigned from time to time by the CEO.
  • Training and mentoring of credit officers
Qualifications, Experience and Skills
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a business related field preferably Accounting/finance, Economics or Business Administration
  • Age between 27 – 35 years
  • Professional qualifications in credit management
  • Minimum 5 years experience in a busy lending environment preferably a financial institution, 2 of which must at supervisory level.
  • Ability to carry out financial analysis, financial projections and budgeting.
  • Ability to analyze problems and provide solutions in line with established policies and procedures.
  • Superior knowledge and proficiency in computerized accounting operations
2. Business Development Officer
1 Post 
Main Duties and Responsibilities
  • Establish competitive marketing strategy;
  • Recruit new members to the society both BOSA and FOSA;
  • Branding SACCO products and services;
  • Marketing the SACCO products and services to the membership and assisting in public relations;
  • Conduct marketing surveys and advise the management on market needs;
  • Preparation of marketing budgets and programs;
  • Establish conducive customer relations through accurate information dissemination;
  • Prepare monthly reports for assessment by the management;
  • Attend to customer queries and complaints;
  • Ensure that customers/ guests are well received and properly directed;
Skills, Attributes and Competencies:
  • A degree in Business Management from a recognized institution.
  • At least three years’ experience preferably from a financial institution/Marketing and vilification mandatory
  • Professional qualification in marketing will be an added advantage
  • Age 27 – 35 years
  • Strong ICT skills;
  • Should demonstrate team building, interpersonal and good communication and presentation skills.
3. System Auditor
 
Main Duties and Responsibilities
  • Verify that payments made by society are fully supported by necessary documents;
  • Auditing the trial balances, vouching the entries into ledger accounts and ensure they are in line with accounting standards and procedures;
  • Appraise the efficacy of and if needed, redesign internal control systems;
  • Plan, execute and report on compliance and operational audits;
  • Assess adequacy of risk management practices and recommend improvements;
  • Discuss operational systems shortfalls with departmental heads and agree on a problem resolution plan;
  • Conduct scheduled and unscheduled cash analysis and verifications;
  • Monitor the implementation of agreed actions and initiate remedial actions where needed;
  • Review of business process to ensure efficiency and effectiveness;
  • Produce proactive and timely internal audit reports including liaison with external auditors and audit committee.
Skills, Attributes and Competencies:
  • Degree in Accounting or its equivalent
  • CPA K
  • CISA qualification mandatory
  • Should possess excellent ICT skills
  • Aged between 25-35 years
  • Have minimum 3 year work experience in auditing in a computerized financial institution
  • Should demonstrate team building, interpersonal and good communication and presentation skills
  • Thorough understanding of lending procedures, statutory and regulatory requirements;
  • Attention to detail.
A competitive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidates.

Those interested and meet the specified minimum qualifications are invited to apply in own handwriting and attach copies of relevant certificates and testimonials with at least two referees to reach the undersigned not later than 30th December, 2014.

Only successful applicants will be contacted.

The Chief Executive office
Ndege Chai Sacco Ltd, 
P. O. Box 857, Kericho

Marketing Officer Job Vacancy in Kenya

Vacancy: Marketing Officer
 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Preparing, planning and project managing the publication of all publicity material to maximize brand promotion
  • Creating marketing campaigns and working with the company’s external PR agency to see them executed
  • Creating and developing new innovative ways to communicate the company message to their existing customers
  • Contributing to the annual sales and marketing plan
  • Planning and project managing marketing events and evaluating their success
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of all marketing activity
  • Developing and implementing an internal marketing programme
  • Supporting the brand manager in day to day marketing activities
  • Plan, develop and deliver campaigns as agreed within timelines
Requirements of the Role

  • Previous experience in a similar marketing role
  • Ideally a degree in marketing although not essential
  • Strong and confident communicator
  • Excellent copywriting skills and experience
  • Design skills including graphic and web design
If interested kindly send your CV to recruitment@careerdirections.co.ke by C.O.B 10th Dec 2014. 
Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Public Private Partnership Unit Financial Expert Job in Kenya

Republic of Kenya
 
The National Treasury
 
Infrastructure Finance & Public Private Partnerships Project
 
Recruitment of a Financial Expert
 
For The Public Private Partnership Unit (PPPU) in Kenya
 
IFPPP/PPPU/FE/2014-15
 
Credit No. 51570 KE 
 
Project ID No. P121019
 
The Government of Kenya (GoK) in conjunction with the World Bank is implementing a four-year Infrastructure Finance and Public Private Partnerships Project (IFPPP) whose overall development objective is to increase private investment in the Kenyan infrastructure market by improving the enabling environment to generate a pipeline of bankable PPP projects. 
This objective will be achieved through the provision of technical expertise and building capacity to implement the Government’s Public Private Partnerships (PPP) National program.
The Public Private Partnerships Unit (PPPU) at the National Treasury is looking for a full-time highly motivated international expert, for a period of one (1) year (renewable), to fill the position of:

Financial Expert (1 Post)

The Financial Expert is expected to perform the following tasks:
  • Provide the requisite advice and support to the PPP Unit to carry out its mandate to assist Contracting Authorities to identify, select, appraise, approve, negotiate and monitor PPP projects throughout their life cycle
  • Advise the PPP Unit on financial aspects of planning, designing, structuring, negotiating and implementing PPP transactions in a variety of infrastructure sectors;
  • Develop, review and advise the PPP Unit on financial models, economic and social cost-benefit analyses, value-for-money and affordability analyses, as well as on PPP financing mechanisms proposed by consultants and/or PPP contractors and sponsors.
  • Advise on the capacity building requirements for the PPP Unit and PPP nodes and support in their implementation.
  • generally provide expert input into all aspects of the PPP Unit’s activities
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • A degree in Finance, Economics, Accounting or related field. Post graduate qualification in any of the fields mentioned will be an advantage;
  • A Senior Financial executive, preferably with an accounting, banking or financial advisory background with at least 15 years of professional experience;
  • At least 5 years of experience in the field of PPPs and private financing of infrastructure;
  • Demonstrated experience of PPP transactions; and
  • Fluency in spoken and written English is essential, as are strong interpersonal and team skills.
Evaluation Criteria:

CVs will be evaluated taking into account the following criteria: 
  • Academic and professional qualifications; 
  • Relevant experience; 
  • Language skills; 
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and team leadership and team participation skills; 
  • Geographical extent of PPP experience – credit will be given to experience of working with successful PPP programmes, both internationally and in markets similar to Kenya’s; 
  • Breadth of sectorial experience; 
  • Experience of PPP transactions and of closing PPP transactions; 
  • Experience of different types of PPP structures and payment mechanisms.
Complete Application documents (curriculum vitae with details of your qualifications, experience, day and evening telephone numbers, email address and names of three referees) with Position reference and name clearly marked on top should be emailed or sent to the address below.

Postal Address:

Project Implementation Unit
Attention: Procurement Specialist
P.O. Box 30007-00100
Nairobi, Kenya.
   
Physical Address:

Project Implementation Unit
Attention:  Procurement Specialist
7th Floor, Anniversary Towers, North Tower.
Building No.19 Monrovia Street/University Way
Nairobi, Kenya.

Telephone No.: 254 - 20 - 2210271/4
   
E-mail: procurement.ifppp@piu.go.ke; info.ifppp@piu.go.ke;  info@pppunit.go.ke
   
Deadline for submission of Applications is Thursday 11th December 2014 at 1600 hours Kenyan local time.

Director, Public Private Partnerships Unit
For: Principal Secretary

Automotive Industry Sales Manager (Nairobi) Job Re-Advertisement

Re-Advertisement: Sales Manager - Automotive Industry
 
Industry: Automotive
 
Location: Nairobi
 
Salary: Based on Experience

Our client, who manufactures, and sells highly durable, highly affordable vehicles for Africa’s mass market are looking to hire exceptional early-mid career professional Sales Manager to drive sales in their rapidly growing market.

Job Purpose:- They are seeking a long term commitment from an exceptional early career sales professional, to run day-to-day sales operations. The role will cover sales across Kenya and longer-term potentially the East Africa region. 
The main function of this role is to support the Commercial Director, Sales Manager, other Sales Officers and local agent partners in generating vehicle sales and delivering an exceptional customer experience throughout the sales process. 
They should also be focused on delivering accurate and timely administrative support from the initial order process through vehicle delivery and the ownership experience.

Job Responsibilities:-
 
Sales Generation & Administration
  • Manage the identification/close of sales and the process for entering sales orders to ensure data integrity and accuracy in a timely manner:
  • Generate new leads, manage and prioritize comprehensive database of target buyers both with existing customer contact information and newly interested customers from various marketing initiatives, including agent contacts.
  • Schedule product demonstrations with target customers and deliver a polished, professional and compelling sales message.
  • Support the identification and evaluation potential local vehicle agent partners in specified locations throughout Kenya. On-board agents and support consistent brand messaging within this network.
  • Follow-up with interested buyers to arrange payment for pre-orders/sales; liaise with relevant financing institutions to connect customers to appropriate finance options.
  • Process payments, refunds and confirm receipt of payment, verifying accuracy and completeness of documentation on sales.
  • Support Product Associate to deliver primary and secondary research that helps define market assumptions and consumer behavior/profiles.
  • Support Marketing Manager to develop customer promotions/contests and motivational initiatives to focus on business sales objectives.
  • Scheduled visits and feedback collection on possible product changes and improvements to better suit the market needs.
  • Identification and use of opinion leaders to better introduce our product into the market.
Vehicle Registration, Compliance & Support
  • Support the customer to register their vehicle with the KRA in conjunction with the Procurement and Regulatory Department obtain an associated license plate:
  • Develop full understanding of local compliance and registration requirements and identify any potential conflicts/issues within organization and with customer.
  • Ensure proper and accurate documentation during the sales process (customer quotation, purchase order, invoice, VIN, configuration).
Vehicle Production Services
  • Provide comprehensive vehicle production services throughout sales lifecycle:
  • Work with Production and Sales & Marketing teams to ensure timely flow of vehicle orders to meet customer demand requirements and production schedules.
  • Manage and develop sales planning documentation and processes to “fulfill” production-planning requirements.
Qualifications / Requirements:-
 
An ideal candidate should combine outstanding technical skills in sales with excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with a multidisciplinary team. 
They should possess a strong skill set in creative and strategic thinking along with excellent perception, wide latitude for independent actions (including independent judgment) and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and take initiative regularly. 
They should be rigorous, pragmatic and on-the-ground solution focused – not overly academic.

Required
  • Education from a top university in Kenya with an undergraduate and/or graduate degree
  • 2 years related experience in sales or marketing
  • Ability to lead cross-functionally; coordinating, leading and communicating information clearly
  • Exceptional attention to detail and high quality deliverable outputs
  • Ability to grasp complex concepts and systems quickly, and express them in simple ways
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment and to remain graceful under pressure
  • High degree of resourcefulness; looking beyond the normal channels of information to dig out data necessary to understand the market potential of the opportunity 
  • Ability to take ownership and accountability of project timeline and results
  • Proficiency in Excel, Project, Power Point and Word
  • Strong presentations skills, including excellent oral communication skills
  • Ability to create a compelling message and persuade others
  • High sense of drive and urgency in achieving our vision
  • Ability to adapt to a dynamic working environment and work within a diverse team
  • Extreme patience and a good sense of humor
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively with others
  • A start-up personality; entrepreneurial, ambitious, independent, systematic attention to detail, structured thinker, goal-oriented, flexible and able to deal well with setbacks
  • Comfort with extensive travel throughout Kenya and longer term throughout East Africa
  • Kenyan citizenship or permanent residence
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili
Desired
  • Master’s degree (or higher) in Business Administration (MBA), Marketing, Sales or similar
  • 3 - 5 years related experience in sales or marketing
  • Passion for the automotive industry and social enterprise in Africa
  • Valid driver's license
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 (Sales Manager - Automotive Industry) to jobs@corporatestaffing.co.ke before 15th December, 2014.

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.

30,000 jobs for Kenyans in Standard Gauge Railway

China Road and Bridge Corporation will give employment priority to Kenyans when the construction of the Sh327 billion standard gauge railway starts next month.
CRBC, which has been contracted to build the railway, said the number of Chinese expatriates would be capped at about 2,500. A total of 30,000 local workers will be engaged at peak construction of the project.
“About 2,000 to 2,500 Chinese technical and managerial personnel will work on the project,” said Mr Julius Li, who is in charge of corporation and liaison affairs at CRBC.
“This translates to 10 per cent Chinese workers against 90 per cent Kenyan employees contracted for the project.”
LOCAL FIRMS
The agreement was reached by the company and the Transport ministry, which has a supervisory role on the project. Local firms are also set to supply materials to the project valued at Sh1.5 billion, as long as they meet specifications set by the contractor.
“We will ensure transfer of technical knowhow and training programmes for professional development of Kenyan employees engaged,” Mr Li said.
Currently, about 600 Chinese workers have arrived while 3,000 Kenyans have been employed in readiness for the project.

Monday, December 1, 2014

MFI Accountant Job in Nairobi Kenya (KES 50 – 70K Gross)



Job Title: MFI Accountant
 
Industry: Accounting
 
Location: Nairobi
 
Salary: Ksh 50,000 – 70,000 Gross.

Our client is a fast growing microfinance institution that provides micro credit solutions to positively transform the lives of their customers and other stakeholders by offering high quality financial services. 

They are looking to hire a dynamic and self motivated Accountant with proven experience in microfinance accounting, to join their team of professionals.
 
Job Purpose:- The incumbent will be responsible for all payables and receivable accounts, financial budgeting, financial planning and other related accounting duties. 

This position requires a good knowledge of accounting with proven experience in a busy microfinance institution

Duties and Responsibilities:-
  • Compiles and analyzes financial information to prepare entries to book of accounts, such as general ledger accounts, documenting business transactions
  • Maintain and audit company financial records.
  • Oversee budget and financial management.
  • Perform duties related to bookkeeping, preparation of government audits, taxes, and financial planning.
  • Cash flow management
  • Work with tax returns and analyze financial information to ensure taxes are paid on time.
  • Assist in auditing accounts for errors, misinformation, fraud, and overspending.
  • Report financial information to management.
  • Create and analyze budgets.
  • Advise management on tax ramifications of business decisions
  • Act as a consultant in areas such as compensation, benefits, and asset protection.
  • Oversee accounts payable and receivable.
  • Forecast revenue and analyze ledgers.
  • Identify and investigate variances.
  • Participate in strategic planning, fraud prevention, and budget development.
  • Analyze daily banking transactions and journal entries
  • Payroll reconciliation
  • Prepare monthly sales reports into excel spread sheet for analysis
Qualifications & Skills:-
  • Must be a Certified Public Accountant with at least 3 - 4 years of working experience in MFI
  • Preferably with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • Should have good Financial Management, Accounting, Budgeting and financial forecasting Skills.
  • Must have worked as an Accountant in a busy Microfinance Institution
  • Self starter, who is organized, disciplined and goals orientated.
  • Full Knowledge of Accounting package software skill.
  • Good organization and Management skill.
  • Cash Disbursement and Records Keeping, Good analytical and reasoning skills.
  • Good leadership and supervisory, Preparation of Financial statement skills.
  • Honesty and integrity.
  • Can be able to achieve targets under strict timeframe.
  • MUST pay keen attention to details.
  • Good team player.
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 (MFI Accountant 50 – 70K Gross) to jobs@corporatestaffing.co.ke before 12th December, 2014.

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.

Sales Executives Jobs in Meru Kenya



Vacancy: Sales Executives

A fast growing company in the communication sector with various sales outlets spread across the country wishes to fill the above position within its existing establishment.

Required Minimum Qualifications
  • K.C.S.E mean grade C- Minus
  • Should be between 18- 35 years.
Required Skills and Experience;
  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English and Kiswahili.
  • Diploma in sales and marketing is an added advantage.
  • Sales experience is an added advantage
  • Able to work under minimum supervision
NB: Candidates should be familiar with Meru County and its environment.

Candidates who believe they are well fit for the above position should email their CV and cover letter to;

hrmsmart@gmail.com

Or post to;

The Human Resource Manager,
P.O Box 3140-60200.
Meru.

To reach us on or before 5th December, 2014.