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Saturday, June 14, 2014

NGO Jobs in Kenya – MEEMA

Meema Back Ground

Mutonguni Ecosystem Management Alliance was started in 2007 by a womens group called MEEMA Self Help Group. It brought together various players with a common interest of improving the management of Mutonguni hills ecosystem.

The aim was to:
(a) Provide adequate sources and supply of water for domestic and productive uses;
(b) restore health of Mutonguni hills ecosystem through rehabilitation;
(c) enhance local incomes of through additional/alternative sources of income; and
(d) strengthen the capacity of community for project management and ecosystem restoration.
Most of these objectives were accomplished through support of CDTF that further supported the initiative of establishing a multi-purpose agro processing/value addition facility for horticultural crops.

The processing unit targeted the processing of fruits, vegetables and honey.

Multi-Fruit Processing Unit

MEEMA established a multi- fruit processing unit in Mutonguni that requires the following:

Production Supervisor

Professional and Academic Qualifications

The supervisor should have the following qualifications:
  • A degree/  diploma  in  food science and technology
  • A minimum of two years experience in juice/processing.
  • Should be fast learner with skills in leadership,
  • Training in business management will be an added advantage.          

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reporting directly to the chairperson through project manager, the duties and responsibilities of the appointment will include and not limited to the following:-
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  • Duties and responsibilities shall include but not limited to:
  • Recruiting of factory staff, and casuals in liaison/consultation with project manager, BOD and PIC based on identified and mutually agreed gaps.
  • Preparation of work plans to ensure that factory staff and casuals are effectively utilized.
  • Formulate and instill standards within the working environment, so as to ensure adherence to ‘good manufacturing practices’ – GMP.
  • Laying down of policies and strategies in liaison with project manager,BOD and PIC to ensure continued training and appraisal of both staff and casuals, so as to be at par with employees in other companies; such as organizing capacity building workshops with other players, including Kenya Bureau of standards(KEBS)& the Department of Public Health.
  • Give technical advisory services to the BOD/PIC and help streamline technological challenges’ so as to ensure improved and sustained product quality, & long term minimization of production costs and ensuring product conformity.
  • Ensure accurate documentation of all production processes for subsequent audit of quality and any product recall measures.
  • Ensure consistence of products quality by timely analysis of key product ‘quality indices’ & subsequent rectification where appropriate;
  • Preparation of daily, weekly & monthly inventory of physical stock and overseeing of requisitions.
  • Put in place mechanisms to minimize on the cost of production, so as to ensure that the plant is self sustainable within the shortest time possible.
  • Formulating and laying down of strategies aimed at creating a customer base, sustaining and expanding it, to ensure a continuous flow of company goods into the market.
  • Customer care, public relations and complaint management.
  • Put in place measures to ensure a smooth cash-flow, on the basis of which the viability of the plant can be gauged.
  • To oversee the setting up of a proper book-keeping mechanism within the factory, so as to allow proper audit of various vote-heads; for the purpose of timely optimization of process activities.
  • Developing best waste management systems both liquid and solid in line with EMCA , food and water based processing regulations to address bad smells/odor and associated contamination
  • Developing and documenting HACCP- Hazard analysis critical control points modules to systematically identify and monitor the points-QMS-Quality management systems
  • Setting marketing targets, modules and strategies

Project Assistant Accountant

The project requires a project accounts assistant   to assist in the implementation of the   project.

Professional and Academic Qualifications

The preferred candidate   should have the following qualifications:
  • A Bachelor’s  degree in  of commerce, economics, business administration or any other related course (Finance and accounting option) or with equivalent of CPA 2 and above
  • A minimum of two years experience in accounting world
  • Experience in working   with projects will be an added   advantage .           

Duties and Responsibilities:

Reporting directly to the chairperson through project manager, the duties and responsibilities of the appointment will include and not limited to the following:-
  • Preparation of cheque and cash payment vouchers, taking them for authority to pay and issuing out cheques.
  • Procurement of standard items and consumables for the project office
  • Handling all project daily cash transactions and keeping petty cash float.
  • Maintenance of stores ledger
  • Maintenance of capital (asset) items inventory
  • Responsible for the processing of payroll for the project
  • Preparation of financial reports
  • Handling the payments of statutory and other payroll deductions and filing annual returns to the relevant government bodies
  • Doing banking duties and collecting funds for project activities.
  • Assist in the handling all Insurance matters as relates to project assets
  • Support project manager in management of community project

Production Technician

Professional and Academic Qualifications

The position requires the following:
  • A degree/ diploma in food science production/plant or civil engineering or any other related course (Plant repair and matainance) or with equivalent of course,
  • Minimum of two years experience in juice/water processing company.
  • Should be fast learner with skills in leadership,
  • Training in business management will be an added advantage.          

Reporting directly to the chairperson through project manager, the duties and responsibilities of the appointment will include and not limited to the following:-

Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties and responsibilities shall include but not limited to:
  • Operating juice & water processing machines, including: the fruit pulpier, the pasteurizing machine, motor pumps, the mixing tank, the water softener, together with the filter systems, the UV water sterilizing machine; plus any other machine that may be purchased towards the improvement of the factory operating systems.
  • Adhere to set procedures & requirements of machines as per the manufacturer’s manuals, as well as factory in-house operating standards.
  • Ensure high degree of hygiene and cleanliness in all products’-contact surfaces within the machines to avoid product contamination during processing.
  • Regular checking of product and storage facilities, such as the freezers & water tanks, to remove product spillages and sediments within water tanks.
  • Prepare a repeatable, operating procedure for the each machine to ensure product-quality compliance.
  • Advise  the  management  on  servicing  of machines
  • Oversee the periodical calibration of all weighing machines in liaison with the management, and the relevant bodies such as KEBS & the Kenya Scale (Avery Co. Ltd


NB: please submit your application (CV and cover letter) in hard copy to Project Office - Musengo Market Kitui West District (Mutonguni) or email:joshma20@yahoo.com or meemaproject@yahoo.combefore 30th June 2014.