Thursday, September 1, 2011

Hilton Hotel Nairobi Restaurants Manager Job Vacancy in Kenya

A Career with the Hilton Hotel opens up the world of hospitality to you

Hilton Hotel provides a terrific range of career opportunities.

Whether you are a seasoned professional or just starting out in this very exciting industry, we would be delighted to welcome you to our family.

At Hilton Nairobi, we provide opportunities beyond your imagination. Our international presence, strong growth plans and personal development will help you achieve your career goals and more.

You can be part of a strong and growing company and you can join a special family, one dedicated to a positive, productive and diverse working environment.

We are currently looking for a truly outstanding individual with boundless energy and enthusiasm for Food and Beverage Operations to fill the position of:

Restaurants Manager
Job Ref No. 23/2011

Principle Responsibility & Position Purpose:

Reporting to the Food and Beverage Manager, the holder of this position will be responsible for managing, directing and organizing restaurant operations to maintain high standards of food and beverage quality, service and marketing to maximize profits through outstanding customer service.

Essential Functions:
  • Maximizes restaurants’ profitability; implements effective controls of food, beverage, and labour costs and monitors the restaurant’s budget to ensure efficient operations, including achieving budgeted revenue and labour expenses.
  • Develops and implements cost saving and profit enhancement measures for the restaurants.
  • Regularly reviews and evaluates the degree of customer satisfaction of the restaurant; recommends and implements new marketing and/or operational policies and procedures when necessary to keep up with demand and market changes; investigates and resolves food quality and service complaints. Interacts positively with customers.
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with all policies and procedures that relate to the restaurant as well as all laws and regulations; responsible for ensuring cleanliness and proper sanitation of all work and service areas.
  • Participates in the development, implementation and marketing of new and creative menus to attract a pre-determined customer market; promotes the cross-selling of other hotel outlets and the company.
  • Conduct all administration work including but not limited to attendance records, duty roasters, guests history records and log books.
Qualification Standards:
  • University degree in Hotel Management or equivalent.
  • At least five years experience in related field preferred. Hotel restaurant management experience preferred.
  • Experience with supervision of employees required.
  • Must be conversant with Micros POS.
  • Knowledge about the facilities of the Hilton Hotels worldwide and Hilton Nairobi in particular will be an added advantage.
Specific Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Outgoing, punctual, people oriented, excellent communication skills, customer focused, excellent administration skills.
  • Knowledge of restaurant operations including foods, beverages, supervisory aspects, service techniques and guest interaction.
  • Ability to communicate in English, both orally and in writing, with guests and employees, some of whom will require high levels of patience, tact, and diplomacy to defuse anger and to collect accurate information and to resolve problems.
  • Ability to work under pressure and deal with stressful situations during busy periods.
  • Interpersonal skills to provide overall guest satisfaction.
Application Process:

Excellent future career opportunities are available within the organization. Compensation and benefits are commensurate with background and experience.

Interested candidates are invited to strictly email their cover letter and CV, clearly detailing their current remuneration to Nairobi_Recruitment@hilton.com before end of day 14th September 2011.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Hilton Nairobi is an equal opportunity employer and as such, canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.

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Hilton Hotel Nairobi Driver Job in Kenya

A Career with the Hilton Hotel opens up the world of hospitality to you

Hilton Hotel provides a terrific range of career opportunities. Whether you are a seasoned professional or just starting out in this very exciting industry, we would be delighted to welcome you to our family.

At Hilton Nairobi, we provide opportunities beyond your imagination. Our international presence, strong growth plans and personal development will help you achieve your career goals and more.

You can be part of a strong and growing company and you can join a special family, one dedicated to a positive, productive and diverse working environment.

We are currently looking for a truly outstanding individual with boundless energy and enthusiasm for Food and Beverage Operations to fill the position of:

Driver (Over 3 Tonnes)

Job Ref No. 24/2011

Principle Responsibility & Position Purpose:

Reporting to the Chief Security Officer, the holder of this position will be responsible for responding to all guest requests for satisfactory shuttle service in a prompt, safe and courteous manner.

He/ she will be required to assists guests with luggage while boarding and off loading the vehicle. He/ she may be required to drive hotel catering van occasionally. He/ she may also be allocated hotel limousine.

Essential Functions:
  • Transport guests to and from the hotel using the designated vehicle.
  • Assist guests by lifting and carrying guest baggage on and off the van as needed.
  • Provide information and respond to guest enquiries regarding hotel services, attractions, directions, etc. in order to maximise guest satisfaction.
  • Respond to guest needs, special requests, and complaints as needed.
  • Ensure vehicle complies with requirements of the Traffic Act and is always roadworthy.
  • Ensure the vehicle is clean, with all auxiliary equipment in place.
Qualification Standards:
  • High school graduate. Diploma in Hotel management will be an added advantage.
  • At least five years experience in driving, preferably as a chauffeur.
  • Valid class B.C.E and PSV license.
  • Valid certificate of good conduct.
  • Must be conversant with the Traffic Act of Kenya.
  • Clean driving record or accident free.
  • Knowledge about the facilities of the Hilton Hotels worldwide and Hilton Nairobi in particular will be an added advantage.
Specific Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Outgoing, punctual, people oriented, excellent communication skills, customer focused.
  • Ability to communicate in English, both orally and in writing, with guests and employees, some of whom will require high levels of patience, tact, and diplomacy to defuse anger and to collect accurate information and to resolve problems.
  • Ability to work under pressure and deal with stressful situations during busy periods.
  • Interpersonal skills to provide overall guest satisfaction.
Application Process:

Excellent future career opportunities are available within the organization. Compensation and benefits are commensurate with background and experience.

Interested candidates are invited to strictly email their cover letter and CV, clearly detailing their current remuneration to Nairobi_Recruitment@hilton.com before end of day 14th September 2011.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Hilton Nairobi is an equal opportunity employer and as such, canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.

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Accountant / Administrator Job in Kenya - Media Production Company

We are a company involved in media production.

We pride ourselves in providing quality productions to our clients.

We are currently recruiting for the position of Accountant / Administrator

The Accountant/ Administrator will be in charge of all the administrative work including but not limited to handling all the planning, organizing, coordinating, staffing which will include sourcing new recruits, interviewing them and writing job descriptions and budgeting.

The Accountant/ Administrator will be in charge of all the accounting including but not limited to record keeping (contracts, payments vouchers, official letters, LPO’s etc), preparation of Financial statements, the employee will also be in charge of petty cash, payroll, invoicing and chasing after payments once their LPO’s are out.

The employee will be in charge of the budget making sure that all the monies are accounted for.

The Accountant/ Admin must have knowledge of KRA and how it works i.e Keeping records and receipts for Tax returns etc.

Qualifications & experience
  • Must have done CPA or ACCA
  • Practical Experience in accounting and admin work is desirable
  • High level of computer skills
Email: jobsmediahouse@gmail.com

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SAP Resources Career Opportunities in Kenya

SAP ERP Implementation and support.

The resources must have a valid passport (at least 5 yrs), Yellow fever certificate. Must be willing to travel at least 70% of the assignment.

The said applicant must have at least two years experience in SAP ERP implementation and support and should have SAP certification being an added advantage

The following are the areas of expertise are being sort
  • Sales and Distribution (SAP SD)
  • Integrated planning
  • Supplier management (SAP MM)
  • Inventory management(SAP MM)
  • Finance and controlling (SAP FICO)
  • Production Planning (SAP PP)
  • Service Management
They can contact us via hubertmanduku@yahoo.com

Please do not hesitate to contact me on the above email and 0724 407223 for any queries

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Workmanship Limited Transport and Logistics Manager Job in Kenya

Company: Workmanship Limited

Designation: Transport and Logistics Manager

Reports To: Chief Officer Operations

As this is a management position, the successful candidate will be:
  1. team leader for the Drivers and Loaders,
  2. contact person for sub-contractors
  3. liaison between Workmanship Production Limited and clients
Duties and responsibilities
  • Developing business by gaining new contracts, analysing logistical problems and producing new solutions.
  • Coordinating and Maintenance of fleet schedules.
  • Overlook tracking of fleet.
  • Develop and maintain repair, service and maintenance schedule.
  • liaising and negotiating with customers and suppliers;
  • Negotiate the best rates and terms with suppliers.
  • Ensure that the fleet in is good condition at all times.
  • Human Resource function of team members: drivers and loaders.
  • Issuing and collection of relevant paperwork from both drivers and clients.
  • Ensuring that timely delivery and safety of goods
  • Buying into the vision, mission and values of Workmanship Limited.
  • Any other duties
At least 5 years’ experience in transport and logistics of heavy commercial vehicles in the COMESA region.

Email: monica@workmanship-group.biz

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Two Prime Plots For Sale at Tassia, Nairobi

Two Prime Plots at Tassia/NSSF opposite Fedha 1 Estate Gate each measuring 33 x 66 ft are for sale.

They are located less than 150 Meters from the main road and ideal for development of high rise flats.

The area already is already connected to sewer and power.

Asking Price KShs 3,000,000/=.

Contact person for site visit 0722 677379.

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Sevenseas Technologies Head of Internal IT Job Vacancy in Kenya

We are a leading provider of integrated business and technology solutions across Africa, in the Financial, Telecom, Real Estate, Service Industries and Government.

We work in partnership with Global Technology Industry leaders and collaborative synergies with Domain & Technology centric Eco-system Partners.

We deliver business value to customers through a combination of process excellence, quality frameworks and Service Delivery innovation.

We are seeking a results oriented, highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to fill the following vacant position:

Head - Internal IT

Ref: SST/KE/HIT/2011

Key Responsibilities

Strategic IT Planning:
  • Developing new technologies, architectures and internal IT network systems.
  • Determining and managing all aspects of planning, designing, building and operating the SST IT infrastructure.
  • Developing and executing the information technology strategic plans and related budgets for the business.
Management of IT Operations:
  • Overseeing the management of information technology business support systems to ensure delivery of expected results to end users.
  • Ensuring the performance of the existing and any developed IT network infrastructure to ascertain effective implementation of business solutions to its internal customers
  • Ensuring all measures are in place to enforce security and integrity of data and information held in the business’ information system by putting in place the security measures based on best practices and accepted global standards.
Solution Development and Delivery:
  • Serving as a technical expert representative across internal functional teams and the information technology industry.
  • Suggesting alternative technical solutions to meet staff requirements more efficiently, and/or with greater reusability, and / or longer life.
  • Formulating and reviewing specifications and policies for purchase of internal IT solutions.
  • Preparing functional recurrent and development budgets and managing expenditure for the unit.
  • Defining, communicating and enforcing internal coding standards.
  • Identifying reusable internal code required for the company’s internal code library and ensuring the high quality creation of the internal code.
Relationship management:
  • Managing the interface of IT with the customer facing units, and integrating the internal customers' point of view within the information technology deliverables where justification has been established.
People Management:
  • Overseeing the attracting, recruitment, deployment and retention of “A” players for IT.
  • Undertaking all talent management activities and routines that ensure the internal IT team is continuously engaged, rewarded, developed and retained.
  • Monitoring the performance of all team members and provide on-going feedback.
  • Maintaining internal IT employees’ value proposition that engages the internal IT teams to deliver their best using optimized available resources.
Requirements/ Competencies

Qualification
  • A Bachelors in a Technology or related field.
  • Relevant Professional qualifications e.g. ITIL,ITSM,CISCO
  • Minimum of 7 years experience in a technical Telecommunications/ Engineering/ IT management position
  • Proven skills in running High Tech, agile and performance driven technical functions.
  • Project Management experience
For this position, you require to have strong planning and organization skills with excellent verbal and written communication. You must also demonstrate the ability to work in a highly driven environment, be a strong leader who is results oriented and an innovative and strategic thinker.

You should be a team player with proven dedication and commitment, persistent in approach and with a driving force. This position also requires a person of attested integrity.

If you believe you are the right candidate for the above position and can clearly demonstrate your ability to meet the above criteria, submit your application with a detailed CV, quoting the reference number to www.sevenseastech.com/careers or send it to talent@sevenseastech.com on or before 15th of September 2011.

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Data Entry Clerk Job Vacancy in Kenya - Education Sector

Dynamic People Consulting is recruiting for a Data Entry Clerk for one of its clients in the education sector. The Data Entry Clerk is responsible for collecting, collating, analysing, summarising and generally managing the Departmental Information System.

This begins with data entry and management, updating records, production and updating of process forms, production and updating process manuals, analysis of data and producing reports as is necessary for the smooth progress of departmental processes. Often it also includes interdepartmental data handling.

Duties & Responsibilities

Data Collection
  • Devise and prepare data collection mechanisms including forms and frequencies of collection.
  • Advice on the best form of data for ease of analysis.
  • Manage the collection of site data from the construction supervisors in a complete, accurate and timely manner.
Data Entry
  • Enter data into the IT systems and organise it in an appropriate manner suitable for analysis and reporting.
  • Device systematised methods of data verification for accuracy and correctness of data analysis and reporting.
Process Forms
  • Prepare, modify or update standard departmental and inter-departmental process forms for use in materials requisition, payments and accounting, etc.
  • Liaise with Construction Supervisors for production of materials requisition information and records.
Departmental Manuals
  • Prepare, modify or update the departmental manuals including process and product manuals, training manuals, etc.
  • Devise a systematic method of performing these updates and disseminating the new updates information throughout the department or beyond.
Departmental /Project reports
  • Prepare reports as necessary for starting at the project/school level right upto the departmental level.
  • Such reports shall include daily, weekly and summative reports on a regular basis.
  • Ad hoc reports may be required from time to time.
Qualifications
  • KSCE with overall C+ or above with C+ in Maths and English
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in data analysis in a busy business environment
  • Should have good hands on knowledge of IT systems and packages at least 25 words per minute typing speed.
  • Experience with Access database or similar package will be an advantage
  • Should be a good planner, well organized and able to meet deadlines without constant supervision
  • Should posses an analytical attitude, ability to think outside-the-box and be able to carry out detailed data analysis tasks.
  • Should be a quick learner able to adjust to new work environments with ease and enthusiasm.
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills are required including specifically correctness of grammar and language.
  • Good communication and relational skills that contributing in a positive, motivating manner to timely meeting of deadlines
  • Ability and willingness to accept instructions, accept criticism and positive feedback, while being very adaptable and flexible
  • Should be a person of high integrity and able to get a good reference. A certificate of good conduct is essential
Please apply to recruitment@dpckenya.com

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Leading Resort in Mombasa Sales Executives (3) and Senior Sales & Marketing Executive Jobs in Kenya

A leading resort in Mombasa is looking for the following positions in our Sales and Marketing department to be based in our Corporate office in Nairobi:

1. Sales Executives

3 Posts

The incumbents in this position will be responsible for managing the accounts/area of coverage assigned to him/her which includes making regular calls to assigned accounts, developing new accounts, negotiating contracts and maintaining good working relations with actual clients in order to meet and exceed the targets set and the overall hotel budget.

2. Senior Sales and Marketing Executive

1 Post

The incumbent in this position will develop and implement innovative and effective marketing and electronic marketing programs/opportunities to support the hotel in a competitive hospitality marketplace and manage the hotel’s electronic presence.

The incumbent will execute marketing campaigns (email included) from concept through completion, including analytics and recommendations.

Candidates should posses a degree specializing in marketing, communications or related field, with 3-5 years of experience in Sales, preferably for a 4-5 star hotel.

Applications are invited from qualified candidates to send their current CVs with relevant testimonials, salary expectations and references to llhjobs@gmail.com

Only qualified candidates who meet the stated criteria will be considered, and should apply no later than 15th September 2011.

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Support Officers Jobs in Kenya - Education Sector

Seeking Sales / Marketing Individuals in Operations

Dynamic People Consulting is recruiting for one of its clients in the education sector. We are seeking full-time Support Officers, who will help support and monitor the operations of a group of schools within our client's network.

Support Officers work with both the school managers and the teachers to ensure that the management and monitoring systems and tools that are part of the “School in a Box” are effectively implemented at individual schools both by school managers and teachers.

This position is also critical in providing feedback to the central headquarters as to ways to improve upon these systems.

Support Officers focus on all of the elements of the operations at the school site. These include:
  • Marketing & Recruiting New Students
  • Student Payment Systems
  • Monitoring instructional delivery by teachers (using guidelines and rubrics from our instruction team)
  • Personnel Management
  • Rules & Procedures
  • Facilities Management
This is a very hands-on job, with the Support Officers spending time mainly in the field working with schools about 80% of the time.

About the individual we are seeking:
  • You are a very process or system-oriented person.
  • You have experience implementing detailed systems, processes and rules in the field
  • You have experience managing and helping grow one or more small businesses in challenging environments.
  • You have proven that you are capable of motivating, supervising and supporting other managers, being supportive or tough when the situation is appropriate.
  • You have successfully mentored individuals over a long period of time
  • Experience in working in very poor communities (slums) is a real plus
  • You are not afraid of getting your hands dirty
  • You have experience managing projects with many moving pieces, and building and managing teams of people
  • You function well in a fast-paced informal environment where constant change is the norm and the bar for quality is set high.
  • You are extremely patient and have the ability to mentor & lead people who come from disadvantaged communities
  • Bachelors degree with a major in Marketing is highly desirable
Position Requirements:
  • 3 plus years experience in operations and sales and marketing
  • Franchise or chain management experience in Kenya is a real plus
  • Driven, disciplined, self-motivated, and entrepreneurial
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be a team player and open to new approaches and ideas
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and manage multiple tasks
  • Basic computer and web skills
  • Ability to dig deeper into issues and pay attention to detail
  • Being proactive in highlighting and addressing issues
Please send all applications to: Recruitment@dpckenya.com

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Moving the Goalposts (MTG) Finance and Administration Manager Job in Kenya

Job Title: Finance and Administration Manager

Reports to: Executive Director

Salary: Negotiable

Background

Moving the Goalposts (MTG) is an innovative Community Based Organisation that uses football to provide opportunities for GIRLS to fulfill their potential. MTG has built up a solid reputation as an effective grass roots organization, committed to the well being of young women and girls.

It is based in Kilifi district but carries out its activities in Kilifi, Kaloleni and Ganze Districts in Coast Province. Started in 2001 with one volunteer staff member and six girls’ football teams,

MTG is now a strong and accountable organization reaching out to approximately 3000 girls in more than 150 girls’ football teams (www.mtgk.org) with a core value of girls’ participation in programme planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

MTG has 22 staff members with 16 working directly on programmes and 4 support staff.


MTG is looking to recruit a Finance & Administration Manager to lead the organizations’ financial and administrative functions.

Purpose of the job

To provide Financial and Administrative leadership and oversight to MTG’s multiple donor funded projects.

Main Responsibilities:
  • Manage the administration of all grants
  • Review and monitoring of MTG financial records
  • Provide timely and accurate financial reports in line with Organizational and Donor requirements
  • Ensure MTG’s compliance with statutory and international accounting policies as set out in the international reporting standards handbook.
  • Responsible for the everyday finance and administrative management of MTG
Person specification
  • A graduate with a degree in administration, financial management 2. Experience in managing an administrative function, with adequate exposure to project accounting, financial management including budgeting, grants and contracts.
  • Strong accounting background
  • At least five years work experience in finance and administration
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills and computer skills in MS Office
  • Strong experience in grants and contracts management is a must
Application process

Please send your CV with a covering letter explaining how you meet the specifications for the post to info@mtgk.org not later than September 5th 2011

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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CARE Kenya Auto Mechanic Job Vacancy in Dadaab

Auto Mechanic

Ref: AM/08/2011

Based in Dadaab

Reporting to the workshop foreman, the primary role of the Auto Mechanic is repairing and servicing fleet booked into the workshop, diagnosing faults on the fleet and determining the extent of repairs required. Stripping, fitting and replacing components on fleet of various makes, types and kinds.

She/he shall undertake inspections, repairs and routine preventative maintenance for fleet in Dadaab region and ensure that all vehicles, plant and equipment meet or exceed set repair and maintenance standards.

The emphasis on quality control and customer centered attitude will be the hallmarks of her/his day to day work. She/he will be required to comply with the Workshop Standard Operating Procedures, Internal Control Procedures and CARE Kenya vehicle operation & maintenance management policy.

Tasks and responsibilities.

R 1: Preventive and Maintenance of Motor vehicles and Equipments
  • Carry out the Mechanical / Electrical Preventive maintenance and repair of vehicles, plant and equipment including but not limited to Isuzu trucks, 4x4 vehicles, tractors, Agro - trailers, Backhoe loaders, and heavy vehicles of various makes, types and models
  • Overhaul engines, transmissions, differentials, hydraulic pumps, repair electronic and computerized vehicle gadgets, air brakes, EFI and A/C systems
  • To be competent in a range of technical skills covering mechanical, pneumatics, modifications, welding, fabrication and electrical disciplines
  • Completion of work orders / job cards and time sheets of the assigned repair jobs
  • Test and operate vehicles and equipment as required and observe evidence of abnormal or normal operation
  • To input breakdowns, root cause and actions taken into the breakdown database
  • Repairs and maintenance of agricultural equipment and modifications to suit our operational needs
R 2: Safety Precautions and Quality Control
  • To consistently deliver high quality repairs in the required time frames, which, ensure our clients needs and requirements are met. As a valued employee of Auto Mechanic Technicians you are considered to be an important factor in the continuing growth and development of this Organization. We encourage innovation and believe commitment to quality is both a team and an individual responsibility
  • Work must be performed to the standard required by International standards and as per estimate of repairs. Any additional work must be sighted, approved by Supervisor & preceeding if necessary. All additional parts are to have the job numbers recorded on them and be retained for inspection as required. No Vehicle or Equipment shall be released to the customer until repairs meet quality standards
  • Work orders to be completed with all additional repairs and parts recorded. Any mechanical problems or other observations must also be recorded. On completion of repairs the job checklist must be performed
  • Observe and follow all safety rules and procedures including housekeeping activities
R3: Mechanical and Electrical Diagnosis and Interpretation of Repair Manuals
  • Interpret instructions, technical manuals, illustrations, specifications, diagrams, schematics and other guides to conduct repairs and modifications
  • Skilled usage of measuring instruments and test equipment such as engine analyzers, injector testers, ignition timers, lactometers, ammeters, ohmmeters etc
  • The job holder will interact with all staff within the department, end users of the vehicle in a professional manner
  • During repair, the Mechanic will refer to manufactures manual and guide Assistant Mechanics staff within the section on specific tasks
  • Knowledge of vehicle computer-controlled systems, engine fuel and ignition, ABS braking and transmission functions
Authority:
  • Spending Authority: This position does not have spending authority
  • Supervision: Will directly supervise and provide technical assistance to two assistant mechanics
  • Decision Making: Deliberations on repairs can be done in consultation with the Supervisor
Contacts / Key Relationships
  • CARE Sectors, and Implementing Partners' drivers
Working Conditions

The position is based at Dadaab Main Office (DMO) with frequent movements to Hagadera, Ifo and Dagahaley camps as well as any other extension camps and program sites.

This is a non-family working station. Hot weather is prevalent throughout the year with limited basic amenities. Road movement to and from work station to Garissa as well as inter-camp movement must be under police escort (Scheduled convoys).

Strict adherence to security instructions all the time. It is a six days work station with a compensatory time off according to CTO policy.

The incumbent will be required to travel to Nairobi office and perform official responsibilities as will be required. The incumbent shall reside in the CARE compound while executing official duties and shall obey and adhere to residential compound regulations.

Qualifications
  • Diploma in Auto/Mechanical Engineering and must have a Valid driving license preferably with Class B, C, E
  • 3 years demonstrated experience in repairs and maintenance of vehicles and equipments especially 4WD and tractors in the automotive field
  • Good troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Computer literate with good knowledge of MS office
  • Experience with a reputable franchise holder or a busy garage is a plus
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, in English and Kiswahili
  • Demonstrated Multi skilling in Mechanics, auto Electrical, Auto Electronics, welding and fabrication works a great advantage
Competencies:
  • Ensures high quality
  • Dependable
  • Demonstrates honesty
  • Maintains effectiveness
  • Show respect for and learns from diversity
  • Responds quickly to situations
  • Interpret information and willing to share with others.
Applications:

Qualified candidates are invited to send their application letters, indicating the reference number in the subject line together with a detailed CV with three professional referees and daytime telephone contacts by 3rd September, 2011 to the

Human Resources & Development Manager,
CARE International in Kenya,
Email: vacancies@care.or.ke.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

CARE is an equal opportunity employer and promotes gender equity.

Women are encouraged to apply. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Warning to all applicants:

CARE International in Kenya does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. (Application, interview, meeting, processing, training or any other fees).

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Quantity Surveyors Jobs in Kenya

Professional firm of Quantity Surveyors invites applications from suitably qualified Kenyan citizens for the above post.

Duties and Responsibilities

The candidate should be well versant and proficient in accomplishing the following tasks;
  • Preparing Budget Estimates
  • Preparing Feasibility Studies including Developer’s Budgets
  • Cost Planning and Elemental Cost Analysis
  • Preparing Bills of Quantities
  • Preparing Contractual Documentations
  • Preparing Interim Payment Valuations
  • Preparing and Settling Final Accounts
  • Advising on Resolution of Contractual Claims & Disputes
  • Advising on Economics of various Building types, materials and modes of construction and life cycle costing of materials.
  • Project Co-ordination Services
Professional Qualifications
  • A Degree in Quantity Surveying from a recognized University or Institute of Higher learning
  • Be a registered member of Board of Registration of Architects and Quantity Surveyors
  • Excellent computer skills particular Microsoft Office and Microsoft Project
  • Basic Knowledge of project coordination and management
  • Excellent negotiation, presentation and communication skills
  • Be a Team player with interpersonal skills
Experience
  • More than 6 years Quantity surveying experience after graduation.
  • Have very high Ethical, moral and Integrity values
Remuneration

The candidates should state their current gross earnings and their expected salary package.

The successful candidate will be offered an attractive salary package with benefits depending on the skills and experience.

Submission of Application/ Documents

CVs and relevant documents can be delivered as follows not later than 15th September 2011 to:

(i) P O Box 39363 – 00623 Nairobi

(ii) Email application to qsapplications@gmail.com

All applicant must include their Email Address, Daytime telephone No. and names of 3 professional/character referees

Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview

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KFS Forest Conservancy Committee Chairperson – Coast Conservancy Area Job in Kenya

Kenya Forest Service is a State Corporation established by an Act of Parliament for the management and conservation of all types of forests.

The Service seeks to recruit a self motivated, dynamic and results oriented individual to fill the following position:

Forest Conservancy Committee Chairperson – Coast Conservancy Area

1 Post

Ref: KFS/FCC/01/11

Background

In accordance with Section 13 of the Forests Act 2005, each Forest Conservancy Area will have a Forest Conservation Committee (FCC) to assist Kenya Forest Service Board of Management in the running of the Service at regional levels as well as perform specific duties related to the implementation of the forest legislation.

The ten - member Forest Conservancy Committee will be led by a Chairperson appointed by the
Board of Management.

The FCC Chairperson will provide overall leadership of the FCC to ensure quality performance and effective execution of its mandate and functions.

He / She will work closely with representatives from other Government agencies, representatives of the Forest industry and Community Forest Associations.

Overall Responsibility
  • Guide strategy and help define key issues for the FCC.
  • Chair FCC meetings and ensure preparation of papers, reports and decisions.
  • Bring goodwill and enthusiasm to the FCC.
  • Maintain independence and objectivity in deliberating all FCC matters.
  • Encourage high standards of propriety, ensuring that FCC members comply with the Code of Conduct.
  • Provide an assessment of performance of individual FCC members.
  • Ensure succession plans are in place for the FCC.
  • Ensure government policies, legislation and sustainable forest management practices are adhered to
Required Qualifications and experience
  • A minimum of Bachelors degree in a relevant knowledge area i.e. Forestry, Environmental Science, Business Management or Natural Resource Management.
  • At least 10 years experience in Forestry OR General management activities.
  • Sound communication and leadership skills.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Forest Act 2005.
  • Understanding the principles and application of good corporate governance is required.
  • Residence in Coast Forest Conservancy Area is desirable.
Declaration

In order to observe high ethical standards, candidates must declare in their applications:
  • Whether there is anything in their personal histories that may make their candidacy for the FCC Chairperson appointment inappropriate.
  • Whether they have any interests, associations or relationships that could give rise to conflict of interest in the execution of their duties and responsibilities as Chairperson of the FCC.
Interested and suitably qualified candidates should send their detailed CV with daytime contacts and copies of academic and professional certificates to the undersigned so as to reach him on or before September 15th, 2011.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

The Director
Kenya Forest Service
P.O. Box 30513-00100 Nairobi.
www.kenyaforestservice.org

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ReelForge Media Monitoring Client Service Executive Job in Kenya

An excellent opportunity has arisen with an expanding and progressive organisation based in Nairobi. We are looking for a bright and confident individual to support an ever growing and successful team. This is a temporary position for 2 - 3 months.

Managing client communications is the chief responsibility of a Client Service Advisor.

These professionals interact directly with potential, new and existing clients.

They work to provide quality customer service, while increasing the company’s revenues through increased sales. Their jobs are usually challenging, involving high demand situations and constant job stressors. However, they employ stress management and coping skills in their daily activities.

A Client Service Advisor usually performs many of the following tasks:
  • Handling enquiries
  • Answering incoming calls
  • Offering customers products and services
  • Performing administrative functions
  • Updating client accounts
  • Processing customer correspondence
  • Customer relationship management
  • Sales & marketing management
  • New business development
  • In depth knowledge of media monitoring solutions
  • Management of advertising and PR solutions
  • Project management
  • Financial management
  • Presentation skills
Description
  • Source for new business for all Reelforge products
  • Have constant client visit and ensure reconciliation of reports between client/agency and media-houses
  • Management and innovation of analysis products
  • Hold regular meetings on RF products and provide regular feedback on the same.
  • Collect and integrate industry information into client analysis reports and share the same with team and management
  • Have regular meetings with operations and quality control departments on delivery and efficiency
  • upgrade ad hoc clients to contract clients
  • monitor competitor activities and give reports to management
  • Ensure clients are invoiced on time and any ad-hoc jobs are paid for.
  • Assist accounts in debt collection and report on outstanding debts
  • Handle client complaints that may arise from time to time within the department
  • Invite clients interested in RF services for orientation sessions and conduct them
  • Prepare reports and present findings on the results to clients for projects that you take on.
  • Service all clients that will personally assigned to you( answer to client queries, requests and follow up on invoicing)
  • Maintaining detailed recordings of client contact sessions
Qualification
  • Degree in Commerce (Marketing Option) or related field.
  • Professional qualification e.g. MSK or CIM – Diploma
Experience
  • 2 – 3 years practical experience as a Client Service Advisor
  • Experience in Advertising set up essential
  • Proven history of meeting and exceeding sales goals
Core Competencies
  • Knowledge & Skills
  • Behaviour & Attitude
  • Communication Skills
  • Presentation Skills
  • Selling skills
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Digital Signage Solutions
  • Customer Management
  • Basic Finance
  • Customer Oriented
  • Results oriented
  • Team player
  • Business Ethics
Additional Requirements

Send your application with a detailed CV and a daytime telephone number, so as to reach us by 30th September 2011.

Kindly disclose your current or past salary. Failure to do so may disqualify your application.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

How to apply

Click here to apply online

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Handicap International Logistics Assistant Job in Nairobi Kenya

Position: Logistics Assistant

Location: Nairobi

Closing date: 7th September,2011

The Organization

Handicap International is an independent and impartial international Humanitarian organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster.

Working alongside persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups, our action and testimony are focused on responding to their essential needs, improving their living conditions and promoting respect for their dignity and their fundamental rights.

The Position

Based in Nairobi, you will locally assure the purchase of material in accordance with all HI purchase procedures. As an assistant support logistician, you will organize, centralize and file all the procurements files and ensure an efficient following of the items till the delivery.

You will also support the Nairobi logistician in all his routine jobs, including the Nairobi base management.

Hierarchical Relationships
  • Line manager: Capital Logistician
  • Line manager+1: Logistic coordinator
Responsibilities and Tasks Description

1. To purchase items needed by the programs or the logistic department
  • Purchase items needed by the program and to respect Handicap international procurement procedures.
  • Identify suppliers, and collect quotations, according to purchase services requests
  • Ensure all the needed information are identified on the quotations
  • Negotiate the price, delivery time and others terms with suppliers
  • To give all necessary information on suppliers, items, to the logistician
2. Administrative compliance of purchases files
  • Ensure the adequate filling of purchases files: signatures, presence and validity of the documents.
  • Maintain well organized records of the orders according to the HI purchase procedures.
3. Base management
  • Plan the request in advance for all stock material needs in offices and accommodations.
Security
  • Keeps awake of the security situation in the area of activity of the mission and the region in which it is located and transmits this information to his hierarchic superiors.
  • Report any incident inside or outside the base to his immediate superior.
Required Profile

Education: Logistic diploma

Experience
  • Previous experience as an Assistant logistic
  • NGO experience an asset
Skills
  • Fluent English
  • Swahili
  • Good practice of excel and word
Personal qualities
  • High attention to details
  • Thorough
  • Conscientious
  • Reliable
  • Ability to work within a team
  • Ability to work under short deadlines / high pressure
  • Adaptable and flexible
If you feel you are the right candidate, kindly send your application along with an up-todate
CV indicating your salary history and including 3 (three) referees with their current
contacts by email to : recruit010@handicap-international.or.ke.

The email subject line should be marked: “Application for Logistics Assistant - NBI position”

For all positions please do not send your academic and other testimonials they will be requested at a later stage.

Only short listed candidates with the above qualifications and skills will be contacted.

Any kind of lobbying on behalf of applicants or canvassing will lead to immediate disqualification.

Important Notice

It has come to our attention that there are some fraudulent advertisements circulating on behalf of Handicap International. Be fully aware that Handicap International Does Not request for any fees from applicants during the application and/or induction process. Any occurrence of this kind is to be reported without delay to hrmanager@handicap-international.or.ke for further action.

Handicap International is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply

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UNOCHA Eastern Africa Humanitarian Reports Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Vacancy Announcement – UNOCHA/EA-01-11

Deadline: 02 Sept 2011

Job Title: Humanitarian Reports Officer

Duty Station: Nairobi

Contract Type: Individual Contract – Consultancy

Duration: 4 months

UNOCHA Eastern Africa works in support of the Humanitarian Country Teams in East and the Horn of Africa to mobilize and coordinate effective humanitarian action in partnership with national and international humanitarian actors.

Under the supervision of the P4 Public Information Officer, the Contractor will compile relevant information from government, UN, non-governmental and other humanitarian organizations, verifying the validity of that information and then writing clear and well-presented reports that need little editing prior to circulation and doing this against tight deadlines and under sometimes demanding circumstances.

Other duties include:- Weekly and monthly regional situation reports and humanitarian updates; briefing notes, internal reports, appeal documents, press releases, key messages, talking points and other duties as may be as required.

Qualifications, experience and Language:-
  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in journalism, communications, political or social sciences, international studies/relations, public administration or related field.
  • A combination of a relevant first level university degree and qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required, with relevant communications and public information related experience in humanitarian emergencies.
Application Procedure:- Interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by sending in a Signed P11 Form and an application letter to vacancies@irinnews.org by the closing date.

Late applications will not be accepted.

Click here for a P11 Form http://www.irinnews.org/jobs.aspx

Note: Only short-listed candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

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Caritas Switzerland / Luxembourg WASH Specialist Job in Nairobi Kenya

Organisation

Caritas Switzerland and Caritas Luxembourg are non-governmental aid agencies and members of Caritas Internationalis.

Caritas works worldwide and adheres to international humanitarian principles (NGO code of conduct).

Caritas Switzerland and Caritas Luxembourg act in the frame of a MoU as a consortium in the region East and Horn of Africa.

They operate a joint office in Nairobi and country offices in Hargeisa (Somaliland) and Torit (Sudan).

Caritas Switzerland / Luxembourg is currently seeking to recruit a WASH Specialist to complement the WASH Unit.

The WASH Unit in Nairobi provides technical assistance, training and advise to WASH projects in the region (Eastern Africa and the Horn of Africa).

Position: WASH Specialist

Reporting to: WASH Unit Coordinator

Location: Nairobi, Kenya with regular travel to Sudan, Somaliland and Ethiopia

Start: As soon as possible

Duration: Open

Key tasks & responsibilities
  • Providing technical assistance to the Swiss Water Consortium’s projects and activities in Eastern Africa and Southern Africa and promote knowledge sharing between consortium partners and projects;
  • Providing strategic and technical assistance to Caritas’ WASH projects in the region (at different phases of the project management cycle: e.g. project design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation);
  • Training, capacity building and workshop facilitation on WASH related topics and development of WASH related participatory methods and tools; and
  • Acting as WASH Unit Coordinator when the WASH Unit Coordinator is out of office.
Qualifications
  • Advanced University degree in a relevant field (e.g. public health, water supply, social sciences, environmental sciences or a field relevant to international WASH related development assistance);
  • At least five years professional work experience with a non-governmental organisation, including fieldwork experience preferably in Somaliland and/or South Sudan;
  • Proven track record in training, capacity building, PM&E, and PRA methodologies;
  • Strong analytical capacity – working and thinking on an academic level;
  • Outstanding communication and advisory skills (e.g. experience with (technical) advisory services, facilitating meetings, workshops and training for varied audiences);
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, knowledge of German will be an added advantage;
  • Flexibility, good interpersonal and networking skills, ability to work in multi-cultural environment and sensitivity to cultural values;
  • Knowledge of the Caritas network and the structures and activities of the Catholic Church is an added advantage.
Special Remarks:

This is a national position. Qualified women are especially encouraged to apply.

Application

If you feel you fit the required profile, please let us know how your qualifications, experience and career aspirations match the requirements of this position.

Send your application latest by 15th of September 2011 via email to jobs.nairobi@caritas.ch indicating ‘WASH Specialist Nairobi’ in the subject line.

Please provide an updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) with details of your qualifications, experience, present position and remuneration, earliest date of availability, telephone contacts and names of three referees.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Website: www.caritas.ch and www.caritas.lu

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Teachers in Early Childhood Development Jobs in Kenya

Dynamic People Consulting is recruiting for one of its clients in the education sector, who are looking to hire Teachers in Early Childhood Development (EDC) .

The ECD teachers should be able to create the curriculum elements of our client's “School in a Box” model.

The Teachers will be responsible for developing and researching curricular materials, including schemes of work, detailed lesson plans, Direct Instruction scripts, student exercises, and student assessments.

They will be responsible for ensuring that the curriculum that our client uses delivers a high-quality education—a world-class education—to children in slum and other impoverished environments.

Position Requirements:
  • Excellent writer, especially in English.
  • Enjoys receiving feedback and making continuous revisions to ensure the best possible product.
  • Meets every deadline without fail.
  • 3-5 years of experience as a primary school teacher. (Preferred)
  • 3-5 years of experience writing curriculum/instructional materials. (preferred)
  • Ability to function well in a fast-paced informal environment where constant change is the norm and the bar for quality is set high.
  • Bachelors Degree in Education
Please send all applications to: recruitment@dpckenya.com

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Customer Care Training - Preferred Personnel Africa

The Customer Is Always Right?

Get yourself ahead of the pack with Preferred Personnel Africa Ltd

Preferred Personnel Africa is proud to bring you this limited opportunity to separate yourself from the pack by giving you skills to make you an excellent customer care professional.

In today’s business environment everyone deals with customers from the top to the bottom of any organization.

Being excellent at customer care is easier than you think and we at Preferred Personnel will give you the best skills, strategies and techniques to ensure that you can create a unique customer care experience no matter your job or industry.

Who Is Eligible for the Course?
  • If you talk to people then you want to take this course
What Will You Gain From the Course?
  • You and your team; it comes from the inside
  • Understanding Your Customers' Points Of View, Unhappy Customers
  • Building Rapport With Your Customers
  • Hearing And Listening, Talking without words
  • Customer Care On The Telephone
  • Setting Customer Service Standards
  • Building Relationships not Sales
  • Writing to your Customers
  • Assertion without aggression,
Venue: Preferred Personnel Africa

Date: Starting September 2011

Time: 08.30 – 16.30 Hours

Your Investment: Ksh. 5,000/= inclusive of two teas & lunch

This is a very highly subsidized course that leads to joining the Preferred Personnel Outsource team.

To see if you qualify for this exciting opportunity please send your CV with updated contact details to outsource@preferredpersonnel.co.ke.

Great customer care starts with you.

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Selling Strategy and Skills Course - Preferred Personnel Africa Ltd & BTL Consulting Ltd

Invest in your future with Preferred Personnel Africa Ltd & BTL Consulting Ltd

Be the best salesperson you can be.

Preferred Personnel Africa & BTL Consulting Ltd are offering a limited opportunity to select candidates to get ahead of the competition.

This customized course will help you realize your untapped potential and hone your skills, strategies and techniques.

This Selling Strategy and Skills Course will ensure that you become a creative thinking, problem solving, and financially aware sales person who closes the deal every time.

Who Is Eligible for the Course?
  • Anyone selling anything
  • Fresh graduates looking to get a head start
What Will You Gain From the Course?
  • Understanding the role of the sales person
  • How to identify your customers needs
  • Negotiation skills
  • How to make the right first impression
  • Relationship management skills
  • Selling steps
  • How to sell effectively every time.
Venue: Preferred Personnel Africa

Date: Starting September 2011

Time: 08.30 – 16.30 Hours

Your Investment: Ksh. 5,000/= inclusive of two teas & lunch

This is a very highly subsidized course that leads to joining the Preferred Personnel Outsource team.

To see if you qualify for this exciting opportunity please send your CV with updated contact details to outsource@preferredpersonnel.co.ke.

www.preferredpersonnel.co.ke / www.btl-consulting.com

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Food for the Hungry WASH Officer and Admin Assistant Jobs in Kenya

FH / Kenya (Food for the Hungry, Kenya) a Christian Development and relief agency seeks to fill in the following vacant positions at their Marsabit office:

Job Title: WASH Officer

Department: Health and Nutrition

Reports To: Nutrition Coordinatorr

Contract Duration: September 2011 – 30th June 2012

Closing Date: 8th September 2011

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Identify WASH gaps and develop proposals for recovery operations
  • Work closely with the community members to identify training needs
  • Develop training and capacity building modules in collaboration with other project staff as well as other stakeholders.
  • Organize and carry out community training activities
  • Prepare relevant reports as required including compilation of success stories and development of knowledge sharing information.
  • Link the H1N1 components of Health and Nutrition to WASH program.
Qualifications
  • A strong Christian committed to serving the poor in full agreement with FH’s foundation and beliefs as expressed in our Vision, Mission and Values.
  • Must be a holder of BSc degree in Water and Environmental Engineering, Public Health, Environmental Science or its equivalent from a reputable institution.
  • A minimum of 3 years working in community based WASH program in an NGO set up.
  • Practical knowledge in design of community WASH systems.
  • Excellent report writing skills.
  • Good computer skills with hands on experience
  • Should possess a motorbike rider’s license with 3 years experience.
Job Title: Admin Assistant

Department: Health and Nutrition

Reports To: Nutrition Coordinator

Contract duration: September 2011 – 30th June 2012

Closing Date: 8th September 2011

Duties and Responsibilities
  • To assist in provision of administrative and logistical support to team members.
  • To coordinate and maintain records for staff, office space, telephones and office keys.
  • Receive and vet all incoming calls before transferring them to relevant persons. Your will also be expected to make telephone calls for the Health and Nutrition team as required.
  • Perform general clerical duties including but not limited to photocopying, faxing, emailing and filling.
  • Handle documents such as invoices, memos letters etc.
  • Arrange to repair of and maintenance of office equipment.
  • Collect and maintain inventory of office equipment and supplies
  • Make travel arrangements for the staff
Requirements and Qualifications

Qualifications
  • A strong Christian committed to serving the poor in full agreement with FH’s foundation and beliefs as expressed in our Vision, Mission and Values.
  • Must be a holder of Diploma in Administration or its equivalent from a reputable institution.
  • Should possess a high level of organizational and management skills with at least two years relevant experience.
  • Should posses good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated competencies in MS packages (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Treats people of all cultures and faiths with dignity and respect.
  • Manages time wisely and works diligently on assigned responsibilities.
Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications, updated CV with three referees and day telephone contacts to:

Human Resources Manager,
P.O Box 14978 - 00800
Nairobi

or email address hr_fhkenya@fh.org

NB: Only short listed candidates will be contacted

These are urgent positions and short listing will be done on first received basis.

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Safaricom Power Utility Engineer Job in Kenya

We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the Western Regional Network Department within the Technology Division.

In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below:

Power Utility Engineer
Ref: TECHNICAL_SDMPE_AUGUST 2011

Reporting to the Senior Manager-Regional Network Rollout-Western; the holder of the position will be responsible for power connection and dimensioning for BTS sites within Safaricom and KPLC specifications and Safaricom CAPEX Budget.

Key Responsibilities
  • Oversee commercial power contractors during installation and commissioning of KPLC power lines;
  • Verification of site power connection costs to ensure conformity to contract and actual scope;
  • Coordinate power dimensioning for existing BTS sites required in optimization and upgrade projects;
  • Ensure timely application for commercial power and approval by KPLC;
  • Acceptance of all completed power works to ensure they satisfy all Safaricom requirements, KPLC’s Technical specifications, and are done in accordance with KPLC code of practice;
  • Database management and administration.
Minimum requirements
  • A Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineer with a bias in Power Systems;
  • A minimum 2 years relevant experience in Electrical Power Installations, Switchgear, and Control systems part of which should be in power utility company;
  • Electrical experience in a Telecommunications environment is an added advantage;
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision;
  • Project management skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and report writing skills.
If you feel that you are up to the challenge and posses the necessary qualification and experience please send your resume and application letter indicating your experience and why you are the most suitable candidate for the role clearly quoting the job title to the address below.

The deadline for application is Thursday the 8th September 2011.

Note: This position is located in the Western Region of Kenya- Kisumu (Kiboswa area).

The Senior Manager – Talent Acquisition
Safaricom Ltd
Nairobi

Via email to: hr@safaricom.co.ke

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