Friday, January 30, 2015

AgResults Kenya On-Farm Storage Pilot Technical Operations Officer Job in Kenya

Position: Technical Operations Officer
Background: The AgResults Kenya On-Farm Storage Pilot is a multi-year project, anticipated to run until approximately December 2018, that aims to address post-harvest losses by facilitating the development, marketing and distribution of on-farm storage solutions to smallholder farmers. 
The AgResults Kenya On-Farm Storage Pilot is just one of many activities of the AgResults Initiative financed jointly by the governments of Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. 
Agribusiness Systems International (ASI) serves as Pilot Manager for the AgResults Pilot Project in Kenya, under contract with Deloitte Consulting LLP (United States), which serves as the Secretariat for the AgResults Initiative and reports to the Steering Committee of donor representatives.
The pilot aims to increase the economic welfare of smallholders through improved access to enhanced storage solutions that minimize crop losses and enable smallholders to store maize longer, help catalyze a sustainable long-term market for grain storage solutions in Kenya, and test an innovative approach to engaging the private sector to serve smallholder needs, with potential future applicability to the delivery of other goods and services to smallholders.

A key feature of this pilot is that pull mechanisms will create incentives for target private sector manufacturers of storage technology to innovate, adapt existing on-farm storage technologies and supply them to smallholder farmers. Note that pull mechanisms overcome market failures by using results-based payments to incentivize innovation and kick-start markets.
They offer ex post payments for results defined ex ante. The pilot will offer performance-based grants to those private sector companies (“Implementers”) for storage devices sold to smallholder farmers.
The role of the Technical Operations Officer is to oversee the work of an independently contracted firm(s) to verify the sales that Implementers make, ensure quality of data collection of verifier firm, support preparation of all project reports, and conduct administrative tasks as requested by the Team Leader.

Purpose / Overview of Assignment: The Technical Operations Officer fills a pivotal role in the Kenya On-Farm Storage Pilot requiring a wide range of technical, management and interpersonal skills. 
In general, the Technical Operations Officer will support Pilot planning, operations and communications among project stakeholders including maintaining the pilot work plan and reporting in the Secretariat’s project management portal. 
The Technical Operations Officer will be responsible for overseeing the Pilot Verification activities carried out by an external organization(s) contracted independently by the Secretariat.

The Technical Operations Officer will also be expected to conduct administrative activities such as inventory management, procurement and other tasks required to carry out pilot activities.

Responsibilities / Tasks:
Specifically, the Technical Operations Officer’s responsibilities will include the following: Project Activities:
  • Serve as Acting Team Leader when the Team Leader is absent.
  • Liaise closely and oversee the work done by the organization(s) hired for Pilot Verification services, which are anticipated to include a randomized rural household survey, two market share surveys, and two rounds of sales audits over a period of approximately three and a half years.
  • Responsibilities may include providing input, conducting spot checks and overseeing the following: sales audits and development of indicators to identify potential misreporting; fieldwork and data collection for the surveys; data cleaning, data analysis and reporting.
  • The Technical Operations Officer may also develop, in collaboration with the Verifier, any necessary templates for data collected from the Implementers.
  • Liaise with the Pilot Verifier organization(s) to ensure consistency in work plans and reporting.
  • Support analysis of LGB testing being conducted on the storage products in the Pilot, as needed
  • Support operations, particularly weekly, monthly and quarterly management reporting to the Secretariat and/or Steering Committee.
  • Provide operational support including: administrative tasks, communications & reporting, outreach and research as may be required.
  • In collaboration with the Team Leader, liaise with project stakeholders including Advisory Council members, Implementers, the Pilot Verifier organization(s), and government officials.
  • Maintain all project documentation at the Kenya country office.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor or his/her designee.
To perform the role of Technical Operations Officer successfully, an individual must be able to perform each activity described above with a high level of quality and attention to detail. 
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
  • Minimum of five years of experience overseeing surveys and data collection, preferably in the field of agriculture or agribusiness.
  • Bachelor’s degree required in research methods, statistics, economics or other related field; master’s degree preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience and effectiveness developing and overseeing surveys, data collection, survey protocols, data cleaning, and data analysis and reporting.
  • Excellent communicating and problem solving abilities.
  • Demonstrated excellence in oral, written and reading comprehension abilities.
  • Training and/or experience with SPSS, Stata, SAS, LIMDEP or other appropriate statistics software packages.
  • Proficient with Power Point, MSProject and other Microsoft programs.
Applicants should respond via e-mail to

Closing date for receipt of the applications will be Friday, 13th February 2015.

Clearing & Forwarding Sales Executive and Operations Assistant Job in Kenya

United (EA) Warehouses Limited
1. Sales Executive - Clearing & Forwarding and Warehousing.
Job Description:  
  • To grow sales volumes at optimum margins to achieve targets and provide customer care.
  • Prospect, recruit and retain customers to grow market share
  • Update and distribute key reports periodically.
  • Provide market information to the General Manager to assist in marketing strategy development in order to remain competitive
  • Maintain all sales /clients records
  • Conduct client visits based on target prospects and to maintain cordial relationships with clients
  • Follow up on payments with clients
  • Experience required: Degree/Diploma in Business Administration and a minimum of five years’ experience in a similar role.
2. Operations Assistant - Clearing & Forwarding
Qualifications, Skills and Competencies:

  • Secondary education with mean grade of at least C+.
  • Must have a certificate in Clearing & Forwarding.
  • Must have at least 5 years progressive experience in Customs Declaration of inbound goods and general port and airport cargo handling in a busy logistics company.
  • Must possess training in Orbus, Simba System and Eastern African Customs & Freight Forwarders Practising Certificate Course (EACFFPC), or any other relevant training.
  • Excellent Computer skills.
  • Possess initiative, be able to plan and prioritize roles.
  • Team player and have attention to detail.
  • Should have very high level of ethics and integrity
  • Must have good communication skills in both spoken and written
If you are the ideal candidate and are looking to build your career, send your application together with a detailed CV to the address below;

Human Resource & Administration Manager,
United (E. A) Warehouses Limited
Uganda Property Building, Shimanzi Road
P.O. Box 99350 -80107, Mombasa

Or Emailed to

Applications to be received not later than 13th February, 2015 at noon.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Wilmar Flowers Limited Jobs in Thika Kenya

Wilmar Flowers Limited a fresh produce company based in Thika is looking for self driven & result oriented persons to fill in the following positions:
1. Farm Manager 
(1 Position)
The farm manager will be responsible for planning, organizing and coordinating the production function. This will also include monitoring and evaluating the farms performance.
Key qualification includes University Degree (Bsc in Horticulture, Agronomy or Farm management) or Higher Diploma in Farm management with additional qualification in management,3-/years’ experience in farm management responsibilities, Strong analytical, problem solving, communication & interpersonal skills, a clean driving license class BCEFG

2. Sales and Marketing Manager 
(2 Positions)
The Sales and Marketing Manager will be responsible for planning, organizing and coordinating the marketing function. 
This will also include focusing on sourcing and shipping of quality flowers that meet the customers’ specification.

Key qualification Bachelor’s Degree in Horticulture and good business knowledge, 3 years of supervisory / managerial experience (preferably in a horticulture environment)

3. Product Co-ordinators  
(4 Positions)

The product coordinator will be responsible for the quality of flowers purchased, reconciliation of flowers purchased before departing each station and sorting out farmer’s claims and queries.

Key qualification includes Diploma in agriculture or horticulture, 1-2 years’ working experience with out- growers, Good communication and report writing skills.

4. New Product Development 
(1 Position)
Responsible for ensuring successful development of new flower varieties into, commercial products by implementing product demonstrations and programmes.

Key qualification includes University Degree (Bsc in Horticulture, Agronomy, 3-/years’ experience of research and development.

5. Packhouse Supervisor 
(1 Position)
Responsible for the management of flower grading and packing activities in the Packhouse, ensuring excellent quality output as well as health & safety. 
You will also coordinate the logistics of collecting flowers from the farmers. 
Key qualification includes Diploma in agriculture or horticulture, 1-2 years’ working experience in a packhouse management, Good communication and report writing skills.

Suitably qualified Applicants should submit their applications citing the job title to, providing a C.V. that contains details of their qualifications, experience, present position, telephone contacts, email address and names of 3 referees before 6th February, 2015

AVU Programs Officer Job in Kenya

Job Title: Programs Officer
1. Introduction
i. The African Virtual University (AVU): The AVU is a Pan African Intergovernmental Organization established by charter with the mandate of significantly increasing access to quality higher education and training through the innovative use of information communication technologies. 
A Charter, establishing the AVU as an Intergovernmental Organization, has been signed so far by nineteen (19) African Governments - Kenya, Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Cote d’Ivoire, Tanzania, Mozambique, Democratic Republic of Congo, Benin, Ghana, Republic of Guinea, Burkina Faso, Niger, South Sudan, Sudan, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Ethiopia and Cape Verde. 
The AVU has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya and a Regional office in Dakar Senegal with Host-Country Agreements and Diplomatic Status with the two governments.

The AVU Business Plan 2009-2014 has two main thrusts: 
(a) Educational and support services provided on a fee basis; and 
(b) Not-for-profit development services. 
The Not-for-profit development services aims at building the capacity of AVU Partner Institutions (PIs) with an objective of increasing access to quality education through the following activities: 
  • updating and developing content; 
  • Open Educational Resources (OER) Development; 
  • AVU Capacity Enhancement Program (ACEP); 
  • set up/upgrade ODeL centers; developing professional networks through Communities of Practices; 
  • Research and Development; and 
  • Quality Evaluation and Benchmarking.
Some of the not-for-profit development services were delivered from 2005 to 2011 through the AVU Multinational Project I, funded by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and implemented in 10 African countries with 12 participating institutions.
ii. The AfDB-funded Multinational Support Project: The AfDB is funding a second phase of the Multinational Project which will build on the first phase and will extend its benefits to more countries. 
The overall objective of the AVU Multinational Project II is to strengthen the capacity of the AVU and a network of 27 institutions to deliver and manage quality ICT integrated education and training opportunities in 21 African countries. 
The project has the following activities:
(1) Establishment of new Open Distance and eLearning (ODeL) Centres and/or upgrading of exiting AVU Learning Centres as well as Internet connectivity provision at AVU Partner Institutions; 
(2) Development and/or improvement, and delivery of four ICT integrated Programs: AVU Capacity Enhancement Program (ACEP); Teacher Education, Computer Science, and Peace and Conflict Resolution; 
(3) Gender Mainstreaming 
(4) Research and Development; 
(5) Promotion and development of Open Education Resources (OERs); and 
(6) Enhancement of AVU Capacity .
The AVU Multinational Project II is being implemented in 27 AVU Partner Institutions in the following 21 countries: nine (9) Francophone African Countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal; four (4) Lusophone African Countries: Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau and Mozambique; and eight (8) Anglophone African Countries: Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, and Tanzania.

To successfully implement the activities related to the development of the education programs in the project, the AVU wishes to engage a Programs Officer to undertake the administrative tasks. 
The Programs officer will work with the Educational Technology and Learning Resources (ET&LR) unit in the implementation of the following programs: 
(i) Open Distance and eLearning Professional Development (ODeLPD); Teacher Education (TEP); Applied Computer Science (ACSP); and Peace Management and Conflict Resolution (PM&CR).

2. Scope of Work
The Programs’ Officer will be responsible for the following tasks in the ET&LR Unit:
  • Coordinating the engagement process of the required consultant in the unit
  • Ensuring the consultants and Subject matter experts have been issued with contracts in a timely manner
  • Processing the payments of the consultants
  • Managing the communication in terms of drafting letters and or emails in the programs
  • Assisting in compiling Unit’s Reports
  • Meticulously keeping all records of the processes in the unit, that is, managing the filing (electronic and manual) system of all processes’ records.
  • Drafting letters, scheduling appointments and providing support in development of presentations and public awareness materials
  • Making logistical arrangements for seminars, workshops, study tours, conferences and coordinating travel arrangements for the unit
  • Liaising with procurement and finance offices for timely acquisition of goods and services required
  • Coordinating the translation of Unit’s documents and modules in the unit by external firms(s)
  • Translating short administrative documents
  • Arranging and taking notes in Unit’s meeting and file them accordingly
  • Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.
3. Deliverables and Expected Outcomes
  • Well-coordinated and documented processes in the ET&LR unit
  • Contracts and payment of consultants and SMEs done in a timely manner
  • Well-arranged and documented meetings
  • Timely and relevant communication with stake holders in the Unit’s activities
  • Reports drafted and finalized as needed
  • Units seminars and workshops (virtual of face to face) meticulously planned and implemented
  • Units travel logistics efficiently arranged
  • Units required goods and services acquired in a timely manner
  • Well-coordinated translation process for the Units documents and modules
  • Short administrative documents translated as requested
  • Other duties requested accomplished as agreed
4. Qualifications of the Programs Officer
  • University degree in Languages and Literature/Social Sciences/Business studies or a related subject is required.
  • At least five years relevant working experience
  • Good understanding of budgeting and financial management procedures
  • Proficiency in database applications and MS office suit
  • Experience in an NGO or international organization environment is an added advantage
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated experience in planning, organizing and co-ordination of meetings and workshops
  • Demonstrated office Management skills and experience gained in a busy office
  • Ability to work under tight schedules and willingness to put in extra hours
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision
  • Excellent oral and written bi-lingual communication skills in English and French; or English and Portuguese. Tri-lingual skills in English, Portuguese and French are an added advantage.
5. Modalities of Work and Timelines: The officer will work full time dedicating 8 hours in a day for 5 days a week
6. Duration: The successful candidate will be appointed for 12 months.
7. Reporting: The Programs Officer will report to the Manager, Educational Technology &Learning Resources or any other person that the AVU may appoint from time to time.
8. Payment: The officer will be paid at a monthly rate commensurate with his/her education and experience

How to Apply

Application must include an application letter and detailed curriculum vitae with: a telephone number; email and residential addresses; and names with contact addresses of three professional references. 
Applications should be sent to and must have Programs Officer as the email subject. 
The successful candidate will be based at the AVU Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. 
The organization requires to fill this position urgently and therefore applications will be reviewed as they are received.
The African Virtual University (AVU) is an equal opportunity employer.

Note: ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Cash Flow Accountant Job in Nairobi Kenya

Job Title: Cash Flow Accountant
Job Code: CFA/S/150130
Number of Positions Open: 1
Reports To: Finance Manager
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Summary: Our client is a global and diversified healthcare leader, discovers, develops and distributes therapeutic solutions focused on patients’ needs.

Job Purpose: To prepare and provide support to the Finance Manager in planning and driving the periodical Cash Flows for Actuals, budget and forecasts, Internal control and reporting of the Cash Flow activities as well as the optimization of working capital.

The cash flow manager is also responsible for managing the treasury processes and policies to secure the cash management in full respect of the Group principles. 
To prepare periodic analysis and reports for inputs to decision making by senior management. Customer accounts follow up and reconciliation, management of credit limits, managing payments to creditors

Primary Responsibilities:


  • Play active role in preparation and analysis of cash flow Forecasting, Budgeting and monitoring against Actuals periodically
  • Managing Payment process for Accounts Payable
  • Follow up of Customer accounts, reconciliation, computation of rebates and commercial conditions, 
  • Managing credit limits, 
  • Managing approvals for Order release and organize monthly credit committee meetings
  • Manage Internal control process related to cash flow management and credit management
  • Manage SOP’s related to areas of responsibilities
  • To ensure Error free and timeliness of reporting (actual, Forecasts, Trends, Budget/LRP)
  • To analyze, generate and consolidate cash flow and financial information and be responsible for preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual cash flow reports periodically (monthly) to provide stakeholders and decision makers with relevant data aiding decision making and compliance reporting.
  • On-going development of automated processes to enable faster and more efficient processes and greater controls
  • To provide service to internal & external customers per defined SOPs, provide communication, user support and to gather feedback and partner with the user group to improve processes and comply with stipulated regulations.
Experience and Skills:
  • Should be a degree Holder with CPA with 4-5 years of post-qualification experience
  • Should have some experience in Cash flow management, treasury, Reporting, Liaising with customers for Credit Control
Additional Attributes:
  • Ability to use and manage large integrated financial systems
  • Advanced knowledge in MS office applications especially Excel and Power point
  • Knowledge of business operations in a consumer facing industry ex: Pharma, FMCG in Accounting & Financial domain
  • Knowledge of SAP preferable
  • Knowledge of Hyperion preferable
How to Apply:
Interested candidates holding the necessary requirements, good performance and / or references are encouraged to apply with detailed CV’s, inclusive of names and contacts of 3 referees, current telephone number and email address by scrolling down and clicking on: Cash Flow Accountant

Kindly include your current and expected remuneration in your resume

Pan Africa Christian (PAC) University Jobs in Kenya

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Friday, January 30, 2015

Pan Africa Christian (PAC) University Jobs in Kenya

PAC (Pan Africa Christian) University, a Chartered Private University, is seeking to fill the positions outlined below from suitable candidates. 
Applicants must be born again and active members of a local Church.
Job Title: Deputy Vice Chancellor – Finance and Administration
The DVC Finance and Administration shall be responsible for setting the strategic direction of the Finance and Administration Division through the development and implementation of sound financial and administrative policies and strategies in order to realize the University’s vision, mission and strategic objectives. 
The position also assists the Vice Chancellor in the administration of the University.

Job Titles: Senior Lecturers (5 Positions)  & Lecturers (5 Positions)
The purpose of these jobs is to strengthen academic leadership and innovation in Business, Bible & Theology, Community Development, ICT and Communication Departments and other University level initiatives.

Job Title: ICT Administrator / Trainer

The ICT Administrator will be responsible for the efficient operations of the university systems, databases and networks ensuring effective service delivery to the users. 
The position also includes teaching responsibilities as assigned by the department head.

For details of the full profiles for these jobs, please visit our website

If you believe you are the right candidate for any of the above positions, kindly send your application letter and detailed Curriculum Vitae to The Human Resource Officer, Pan Africa Christian University on; not later than Friday, 20th February, 2015. 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Pan Africa Christian University is an equal opportunity employer and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

HR Assistant Assistant Job in Mombasa Kenya (30K)

HR Assistant Assistant 
Location: Mombasa

The candidate should be a holder of  Diploma in Human Resource
Should have at least 1- 2 years experience in HR Management
Salary is 30,000/- per month
A contract of 3 months
Applicant should be a Mombasa resident


Tropical Heat Brands Marketing Coordinator Job in Kenya

Position: Marketing Coordinator
Purpose of the Position: Markets products by developing and implementing marketing and advertising campaigns; tracking sales data; maintaining promotional materials inventory; planning meetings and trade shows; maintaining databases; preparing reports. 
Functional Responsibilities:
  • Implements marketing and advertising campaigns by assembling and analyzing sales forecasts; preparing marketing and advertising strategies, plans, and objectives; planning and organizing promotional presentations; updating calendars.
  • Tracks product line sales and costs by analyzing and entering sales, expense, and new business data.
  • Prepares marketing reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing sales data.
  • Keeps promotional materials ready by coordinating requirements with external suppliers; inventorying stock; placing orders; verifying receipt.
  • Supports sales staff by providing sales data, market trends, forecasts, account analyses, new product information; relaying customer services requests.
  • Researches competitive products by identifying and evaluating product characteristics, market share, pricing, and advertising; maintaining research databases.
  • Plans meetings and trade shows by identifying, assembling, and coordinating requirements; establishing contacts; developing schedules and assignments; coordinating mailing lists.
  • Monitors budgets by comparing and analyzing actual results with plans and forecasts.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading trade publications.
  • Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments. 
Required Qualifications
  • Holder of a Degree or Diploma in Sales and Marketing.
  • Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) professional course will be an added advantage
  • Have 2-4 years’ experience in FMCG as a Marketing Coordinator 
  • Proven experience in Customer relations 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Detail oriented and works with a high degree of accuracy
  • Highly organized and flexible
  • Must be self-directed and able to complete projects with limited supervision
  • Direct Marketing, Market Segmentation
Excellent skills in
  • Marketing Research, 
  • Coordination, 
  • Project Management, 
  • Reporting Research Results, 
  • Understanding the Customer, 
  • Process Improvement,
  • Initiative, 
  • Planning, 
  • Financial Skills 
How to Apply
 If you are interested in the position and have the skills and competencies we are looking for, please forward your APPLICATION LETTER AND AN UPDATED RESUME indicating your current and expected salary to 
Deadline for application is 6th February, 2015.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Primary / High School Teachers and Music Brass Band Instructor Jobs in Kenya

An upcountry based institution would like to employ individuals to fill the following positions:
I. Experienced primary school teachers.
II. High school teachers for: C.R.E, Geography, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Computer, English, Kiswahili, Agriculture and History. Experienced teachers are advantaged.

III. A music brass band instructor. Individuals experienced in trombone, trumpet and euphonium who have served in the uniformed service have an added advantage.

Applications should be made before 31st December 2014.

Apply in confidence to:

Voucher No.
N.G.N. 404-10100

Chai Sacco Branch Manager Job in Kenya

Chai Sacco is a leading Savings and Credit Co-operative Society Ltd with branches in Nairobi, Litein and Mombasa Counties. 
We are looking for a self-driven and results-oriented person to fill the following position:-

Branch Manager
1 Position
Reporting to the Head of Business Operations, the holder of this position will be responsible for ensuring continuous development and effective management of products, services with a view to achieving set goals and objectives of the Society at the Branch Level.

Duties and Responsibilities:-
  • Oversee operations in the branch and ensuring branch compliance with operational guidelines and procedures.
  • Ensure proper and efficient management of branch treasury.
  • Supervision and monitoring of staff at the branch level.
  • Oversee performance management of staff at the branch level
  • Facilitate loan approval, disbursement and monitoring the recovery.
  • Foster customer relations and safeguarding the organization’s corporate image.
  • Monitor and approve payments in accordance with approved budgets and authorized expenditure.
  • Ensure preparation of accurate monthly reports and any other report if and when required.
  • Adequate implementation of internal controls to safeguard the members funds, property and assets of the Society.
  • Facilitate marketing of the Society’s products and services at branch level.
  • Implement and sustain branch strategies for growth in line with the Society’s strategies and set targets.
  • Authorize and approve transactions, and other services within the delegated authority and countersigned by another authorised officer when necessary.
  • Implement control mechanism that will ensure operations in the Branch are in accordance with basic operational risk principles, and department manuals.
Knowledge and Skills
  • A bachelors degree in business Administration, Finance or Marketing or equivalent;
  • A minimum of five years work experience in a similar set up
  • Must be computer literate
  • Strong interpersonal skills with excellent communications and presentation skills.
  • Ability to focus and execute on defined projects, with the potential to grow the business
How to Apply
Interested candidates who meet the set criteria may submit their applications with a detailed CV, copies of their certificates, and names and contacts of three referees, expected remuneration and daytime telephone contacts to:

The Chief Executive Officer,
Chai SACCO Society Ltd,
4th Floor, KTDA Plaza,
P.O Box 278-00200, 

Application deadline:
Tuesday, 30th December 2014.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Chai Sacco is an equal opportunity employer.

ILRI Legal Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya (KES 166K)

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) seeks to recruit a Legal Officer to provide legal expertise and support in a range of fields including management of Contracts, Organizational and Corporate Law, Labour Laws, IP Law to deliver high quality, result-oriented and efficient services to the Institute. 
The Legal Officer will Report to the Intellectual Property & Legal Counsel and will work closely with Research and other Support Units of ILRI.

ILRI works with partners worldwide to enhance the roles that livestock play in food security and poverty alleviation, principally in Africa and Asia. 
The outcomes of these research partnerships help people in developing countries keep their farm animals’ alive and productive, increase and sustain their livestock and farm productivity, find profitable markets for their animal products, and reduce the risk of livestock-related diseases. 

ILRI is a not-for-profit institution with a staff of about 700 and in 2014, an operating budget of about USD83 million. A member of the CGIAR Consortium working for a food-secure future, ILRI has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, a principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and offices in other countries in East, West and Southern Africa and in South, Southeast and East Asia. 

Key responsibilities
  • Contract lifecycle management, including preparation, review, negotiation and advise on all research agreements (including donor agreements, partnership and host country agreements, MoUs, research collaborations, consultancies, material transfer agreements, licensing agreements etc) and other institutional agreements and contracts; monitoring finalisation and submission/return of completed contracts, appropriate follow-ups and archiving of all research and other institutional agreements.
  • Maintaining and updating the ILRI Contracts Management System.
  • Keeping abreast with legal and policy developments at national, regional and international level and providing updates and advise on such developments in law that are of relevance.
  • Contribute to the development of implementation guidelines for and support the implementation of ILRI’s IP Policy and other Research Policies;
  • Contribute to the development and improvement of the Legal Unit including the implementation of new systems.
  • Research and preparation of legal opinions and briefs
  • Provide advice and guidance to staff members in order to build capacity, leverage knowledge and ensure effective and consistent management and provision of legal services;
  • Coordinate the organization of meetings including teleconferences and serving as secretary to such meetings by taking, preparing and sending minutes to the participants;
  • Assist with issues related to the CGIAR Consortium and governance issues.
  • Performing such other tasks as Management and Legal Counsel may assign from time to time.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in law (LL.B) from a recognized institution. Candidates with relevant post-graduate or other qualifications in IP Law will have an added advantage.
  • Post-graduate diploma in Legal studies from the Kenya School of Law.
  • An Advocate of the High Court of Kenya.
  • Be of good standing and possess a current LSK practicing certificate.
  • Have at least two year’s post-admission experience in legal practice in a busy environment, preferably in a corporate environment or an international non-profit organisation.
  • Demonstrate good grasp of relevant laws including but not limited to Laws governing International non-profit organisations; Kenyan Law and the Constitution of Kenya 2010; IP Law and related International Laws and Treaties, Labour Laws and Corporate Governance.
  • Possess excellent communication, research, presentation and analysis skills.
  • Proactive and self-motivated individual able to work with minimum supervision.
  • Proficiency in basic Computer and Typing skills ( Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint)
Other competencies
  • Demonstrates commitment to ILRI’s mission, vision and values.
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
  • Ability to perform work of a confidential nature and handle large volume of work.
  • Commitment to personal learning and development and applies newly acquired knowledge and skills.
  • Ability to provide input to implementation of new systems.
  • Ability to provide helpful feedback, advice and support to ensure effective teamwork in meeting the organization’s objectives.
  • Good knowledge of personnel administration rules and regulations.
Terms of Appointment: This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position based at ILRI’s Nairobi campus.  It is open to Kenyan nationals only.  The position is on a 3-year contract renewable subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

Job level and salary: This position is job level 2D with a starting gross salary of KES 166,536 per month. The benefits package includes pension, medical and other insurances for ILRI’s Nationally Recruited Staff. 

Location: The position will be based at the ILRI, Nairobi campus.

How to Apply

Applicants should send a cover letter and CV combined as one document addressed to the Director, people and organisational Development explaining their interest in the position, what they can bring to the job and the names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience.  
CLICK HERE to submit your application online before 26 December 2014.

REF: IP/ LO/12/2014 should be clearly marked on the cover letter. 
Only online applications will be considered, and only short listed candidates will be contacted.
To find more about ILRI, visit our Website at

To find out more about working at ILRI visit our website at

ILRI is an equal opportunity employer.

International Medical Corps Nutrition Capacity Development Officer Job in Nairobi, Kenya

International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. 
Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide.
International Medical Corps currently implements projects in various counties in Kenya. International Medical Corps is seeking candidates to fill the following positions to support Nutrition Program.

Nutrition Capacity Development Officer - Nairobi

Scope of Work – Essential Duties
  • Provide coordination and technical support in finalization, dissemination and Launch of the draft nutrition capacity development framework both at the national and county levels
  • Provide technical and coordination role to strategically roll-out of Capacity Development Framework implementation plan
  • Representation of IMC at the MoH human resource working group and other health and nutrition capacity building and training related forums
  • Documentation of lessons learned, best practices and results regarding nutrition capacity development in the country
  • Conduct IMC internal capacities in nutrition and develop strategies to address nutrition gaps within the organization.
  • Ensures effective communication and networking is developed and maintained through partnership and collaboration, with particular emphasis on understanding nutrition capacity development challenges and needs and on mainstreaming capacity development in programme design and implementation where relevant.
  • Actively engage in other stakeholders’ nutrition capacity development activities and ensure their plans are inline with sector capacity development strategies;
  • Actively participate in resource mobilization for capacity development in nutrition
Qualifications and Experience
  • Graduate degree in nutrition or public health.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in field work and coordination with international agencies and organization in the field of nutrition
  • Good knowledge of the Ministry of Health including nutrition sector coordination structures.
  • Knowledge of nutrition and health policies, strategies and guidelines
  • Experience in provision of training is an advantage
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills. Must be able to work with many different functions from high level decision makers to technical specialists to nutrition experts and program managers
  • Able to manage and work in or with a multidisciplinary team of nutrition practitioners
  • Must be able to work in respect of deadlines
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Flexible for Frequent travel to the field
Qualified and interested candidates to submit applications BY E-MAIL ONLY which should include:-

(1) Application Letter;
(2) Current C.V. with telephone number and e-mail address;

(3) Three referees with contact telephone numbers and email addresses not later than 11th December, 2014 to 
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Chai Sacco ICT Manager Job in Kenya

Chai Sacco is a leading Savings and Credit Co-operative Society Ltd with branches in Nairobi, Litein and Mombasa Counties. 
We are looking for a self-driven and results-oriented person to fill the following position:-

ICT Manager
1 Position
Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the holder of this position will be responsible for planning and coordinating ICT activities of the Sacco, to ensure timely availability and reliability of required services.
Duties and Responsibilities:-
  • Evaluate user needs and system functionality and ensure that all IT infrastructure and related applications, services are implemented and managed to meet the business’ requirements.
  • Develop and manage a team as well as implement processes, systems and tools to provide timely and comprehensive support to internal business users on issues relating to IT systems and services.
  • Ensure alignment to major IT standards to governing Support & operations
  • Coordinate implementing all computerized information systems within Chai Sacco network.
  • Implement computer systems in accordance with the business strategies.
  • Liaise with the policy makers to determine hardware, software and access requirements for Chai Sacco staff members.
  • Consult with the Management team, advising and assisting in design and training of Chai Sacco staff on the implementation of new ICT procedures, software or ICT changes within the Society’s core business.
  • Create computer use best practices for Chai Sacco staff and coordinating sensitization on the same within the Society.
  • Introduce new online platforms and technologies such as e-learning, online discussion forums, conference registration etc.
  • Coordinate the development, implementation and expansion of social media strategy to raise the Society’s profile and market its activities.
  • Ensure that all systems are integrated and operates efficiently in accordance with global IT guidelines.
  • Ensure application of best practice in Service Delivery Models for Chai SACCO
  • Co-ordinate training activities in office automation, hardware and software installation.
  • Participate in preparation of budgets and implementation of effective controls to achieve financial targets.
  • Responsible for the provision of ICT infrastructure services including desktop, laptops etc
  • Drive adoption of ISO and ITIL into Business delivery models in Chai SACCO
  • Formulation and review of disaster recovery plan
  • Ensure proper maintenance of all electronic records
  • Arranges for software maintenance services for packages and application systems as well as repairs and servicing of hard wares
  • Formulation and implementation of ICT Policy
  • Management of IT procurement as per the budget and society’s policies.
  • Ensure development and analysis of relevant management reports on various key aspects of the department’s responsibilities
Knowledge and Skills
The job holder must possess:
  • Masters degree in Computer Science/Information Technology or related field
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/ Information Technology
  • Five years work experience in a similar set up; at least 3 years of which should be in a senior leadership position
  • CISA Certification
  • Technical Knowledge in Software, Hardware installation, Systems Administration & Support, Service Management, Network Technology and Project Management.
  • Experience in managing content and production for high traffic websites.
  • Conceptual, analytical and creative skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must have the drive to continually improve processes and seek new challenges.
How to Apply
Interested candidates who meet the set criteria may submit their applications with a detailed CV, copies of their certificates, and names and contacts of three referees, expected remuneration and daytime telephone contacts to:

The Chief Executive Officer,
Chai SACCO Society Ltd,
4th Floor, KTDA Plaza,
P.O Box 278-00200, 

Application deadline:
Tuesday, 30th December 2014.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Chai Sacco is an equal opportunity employer.