Saturday, 18 August 2018

Job Opportunity At Mother Goose Kenya-Team Leader

To provide professional guidance, monitor and evaluate a team of trainers conducting skills training.

Team Leader Job Responsibilities

A community-Based Organisation (CBO) engaged in the hospitality, childcare and food/nutrition sector is seeking a team leader on a part-time basis to oversee the implementation of a project that will deliver skills training, internship and placement in the formal sector. The job will entail:
  • Providing professional guidance to a team of trainers in hospitality, childcare and, food and nutrition.
  • Ensure that the trainers adhere to the established curriculum.
  • Prepare periodic reports as needed.
  • Attend project meetings and provide briefings as needed.

Qualifications for the Team Leader Job

  • Postgraduate degree in development studies, Community development, management or administration, regional planning, international development or related field.
  • At least ten (10) years of high-level professional experience in program design, coordination and/or management. Must have been team leader for at least one comparable assignment

How to Apply

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Job Opportunity At Komaza-Talent Acquisition Associate

Komaza is revolutionizing African forestry by unlocking the potential for small-scale farmers to serve booming wood markets. Headquartered in coastal Kenya, we have planted over 1 million trees with more than 10,000 farmers, making us Kenya’s largest commercial tree planter. By leveraging farmers’ contribution of land and labor, Komaza can access effectively limitless land and establish a hectare of trees for far less than big plantations – a powerful disruption to the traditional forestry model. We have been recognized with numerous awards and investments, including Forbes, Ashoka, Mulago Foundation, and Novastar Ventures.
Job description
About The Team
People are at the core of what we do and are a top strategic priority for Komaza. Our Talent Acquisition department is responsible for sourcing, attracting, identifying, and recruiting top talent across all functional areas and levels of the company. Komaza is planning to double our team over the next twelve months, and likely grow four-fold in the next three years. To fuel this growth, Komaza is building a strong in-house recruiting team and comprehensive recruitment pipeline. The Talent Acquisition Team will be working to attract the very best talent Kenya and the world has to offer, and effectively evaluate cultural and technical fit of candidates for roles across the company.
About This Role
As a Talent Acquisition Associate, you are at the forefront of growing our world-class team. You will touch all elements of this process, from workforce brand building and candidate relations to designing creative assessment methodologies and identifying needles in a haystack of great candidates. This role involves both art and science: the art of spotting talent aligned with our mission, vision, and values; the science of leveraging data to rapidly and rigorously evaluate soft and hard skills. Candidates for this role can come from a variety of backgrounds, such as marketing, recruitment, and management consulting.
What You Will Do
  • Grow our brand presence with the next generation of top talent to catalyze Komaza’s rapid growth and expansion
  • Leverage project management systems to achieve team targets
  • Design operational systems and dashboards for selecting great talents
  • Run a best-in-class service center facilitating our candidate recruitment experience and communications Design custom assessment processes to evaluate candidates’ technical and cultural fit
  • Design and launch “MVP” trials to test opportunities for continuously improving Komaza’s recruitment processes, tools and team
What You Have
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years of post-undergraduate experience; recruitment useful but not required
  • Experience working in fast-paced, demanding environment of a fast-growth company
  • Preferably a great network in Nairobi and rest of Kenya
How You Work
  • Build new systems through design-thinking lens and with a lean (“MVP”) approach
  • Manage projects using plans, budgets, RACI matrices and scenario BVAs
  • Leverage MS Office, GSuite, Asana & Google calendar to optimize productivity
You’re Also
  • High energy and enthusiastic
  • Flexible and self-motivated with the drive to do whatever necessary to get the job done
  • Willing and eager to learn and master new technical and professional skills
  • Self-directed and intellectually curious – you know how and when to seek feedback in the pursuit of continuous improvement
  • Proactive at identifying and communicating challenges and proposed solutions to successfully accomplish work
What We Offer
This role is based at our headquarters in beautiful Kilifi, Kenya for the foreseeable future, with regular travelling to Nairobi. The role offers competitive salary and benefits with potential for further career growth.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Komaza Kenya career website on to apply

Job Opportunity At Navitas-Student Recruitment Manager, Area Manager

Navitas is a leading global education provider that delivers an extensive range of educational services to over 80,000 students annually through more than 120 institutions in 31 countries. We are proud to be an ASX 200 listed organisation and strive for continuous growth and excellence with students at our forefront. Navitas creates life changing opportunities for learners around the world to realise their education and career ambitions; and we’ve been doing that since we began nearly three decades ago. Navitas promotes and embraces an inclusive and diversified workforce. We believe equality, flexibility and diversity in the workplace will deliver a rich and collaborative environment for our employees, students and clients. As such, we encourage applications from women, sexually and gender diverse people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, p

Student Recruitment Manager (ANZS)

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Location Nairobi
  • Job Field Administration / Secretarial   Human Resources / HR
Reference number SRC256
Job description
  • Create life changing opportunities for learners in 31 countries
  • Work for one of the most trusted learning organizations in the world
  • Be surrounded by driven, passionate, respectful and adventurous individuals
Position Details
The Student Recruitment Manager (Australia, New Zealand, Singapore), located in Nairobi, is a product sales role that will execute Navitas’ regional and division student recruitment strategies throughout East Africa. A key responsibility of the SRM is to provide services to agents on behalf of the regional businesses within East Africa. This role will play an important role in driving leads/enquiry & conversion activities through agencies & other channels and delivering support services in conjunction with the business teams to support conversion from enquiry to enrolment.
The sort of person that will be successful in this role is someone who is intelligent, fun and a team player. Being organised and driven with close attention to detail and process is also key to the success in this role.
The candidate we seek will ideally have the following:
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English
  • Tertiary qualifications in Marketing, sales or a related discipline
  • Salesforce experience desirable
  • An understanding of the international education industry and visa process
  • Strong presentation skills with the ability to tailor the message to various types of audiences, i.e. Presenting benefits of Navitas to a student vs. parent vs. business partner
  • Experience in building and managing internal and external relationships, particularly with agents
  • Proven ability to work in a multi-cultural matrixed environment
  • Demonstrated team player with excellent relationship management skills in a commercial, fast paced environment
  • Ability to articulate the benefits/value proposition of Navitas products
  • Emotional intelligence – ability to build relationships and influence
  • Responsive – acts with urgency and outcome driven
  • Results oriented – driven to succeed
Working at Navitas
At Navitas we recognise that our success is driven by our people. Your professional development, health and wellbeing is very important to us, and we take pride in offering a range of programs to celebrate our talent, develop capabilities and support our staff. We offer competitive remuneration packages, a generous incentive payment plan that rewards an individual’s high performance, flexible working arrangements and outstanding long-term career opportunities, both within Australia and abroad.
NaviGROW, is an extensive range of professional development programs for employees
NaviLEAD, is a leadership development program that encourages succession planning;
Virgin Pulse Global Challenge, is a wellness initiative that aims to improve the health, performance and engagement of our employees
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a voluntary and confidential counselling service
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a vehicle for Navitas to partner with charitable and not-for-profit organisations by providing annual funds]

Area Manager (East Africa)

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Location Nairobi
  • Job Field Sales / Marketing
Job description
Reference number SRC242
Position Details
The Area Manager (AM), located in Nairobi, is responsible for pro-actively driving agent and direct channel performance throughout East Africa. They will work closely with product specialist training and ensure support to all channels. The AM will support the Regional Manager in relationship management of all the agent channel partners. They will support the development and execution of the strategic marketing plan with the aim of driving market development, diversification and achieving student enrolment targets for all Navitas business units. To do this they will work closely with their Regional Manager and the product sales team. The role requires a practical knowledge of marketing and sales within the international education environment and specifically student recruitment through agent networks for study abroad.
The candidate we seek will ideally have the following:
  • Can be understood in written and spoken English and preferably one local language
  • Understanding of the international education industry
  • Successful sales and marketing experience
  • Has used CRM tools to drive business decisions
  • Customer focussed
  • Demonstrated innovative thinking and proactive work habits including an eye for detail and for new sales opportunities
  • Demonstrated and proven ability to support marketing campaigns and sales tactics which have made a strong contribution to sustainable business growth
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver to tight deadlines, changing priorities and to take accountability for decisions and outcomes
  • Good interpersonal, negotiation, presentation and communication skills
  • Demonstrated flexible attitude to work (e.g. in hours and content), including a willingness to work weekends and evenings in support of recruitment activities both locally and internationally
  • Demonstrated and proven ability to work autonomously and collaborate as a team player
  • Relevant tertiary education
  • Is an advocate of the benefits of
  • Collaborative
  • Culturally sensitive, ethical and globally aware
  • Creative yet analytical, organised, structured

How to Apply

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to and include reference number and the position title

Or for further information, please contact Talent Acquisition by phone at +61 2 8236 8080

Job Opportunity AtWorldFood Programme-Senior Procurement Associate

National Roster Talent Pool
The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.  The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes.  Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.
WFP’s greatest strength is its workforce of 16,000 dedicated humanitarians, who work tirelessly around the world to achieve Zero Hunger, often under difficult conditions. Working for WFP is a chance to serve the world’s most vulnerable people through modern humanitarian approaches, in a dynamic, global environment where life-changing experiences are the norm. Joining WFP is a gateway to a creative, and professionally and personally rewarding humanitarian career.
The National Roster Talent Pool is an entry point for a professional national career with WFP. The National Roster Talent Pool is a collaborative proactive talent mapping initiative of Regional Bureau-Nairobi, WFP Kenya Country Office and WFP Somalia Country Office as they seek to build a pool of highly qualified and dynamic professionals interested in working with WFP, when the need arises.
Selected applicants will undergo a rigorous process, which includes screening against the job requirements, a technical test and a panel interview.
Successful national roster applicants will be notified and placed on the pool for a period of up to 2 years during which he/she and will be engaged for fixed term national positions in any of the three WFP offices ( Kenya Country Office , Somalia Country Office or The Regional Bureau  in Nairobi when the need arises.
These jobs are found in Headquarters (HQ), Regional Bureaux (RBs) and Country Offices (COs), and report to a Head of Unit, Chief, or Procurement Officer.
Job holders at this level have independent responsibility for technical, specialised work including planning, organization and coordination, and setting objectives. They deal with issues that are often undefined and involve areas of uncertainty and complex inter-relationships. The instructions received are broad, and the job holders consistently demonstrate a high degree of responsibility and initiative to independently manage activities and respond to queries. Job holders have the technical expertise and knowledge required to develop systems and processes in order to continually improve the level of support provided. Job holders are expected to motivate and develop a team of support staff and/or are responsible for specialised support service(s) where the work is undertaken with the help of specially designed techniques, methods and processes.

To lead a comprehensive range of procurement support activities, performing research and analysis, and providing recommendations to support the efficient and effective procurement services.
Education: Completion of secondary school education. Post-secondary paraprofessional training or certification in Procurement or other related field.
Language: General Service (Headquarters): Fluency (level C) in English language. Fluency (level C) or intermediate knowledge (level B) of another official language may be required depending on the location of the post or area of responsibility.

General Service (Field): Fluency in both oral and written communication in the UN language in use at the duty station and in the duty station’s language, if different.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
1. Provide operational coordination and guidance, to support procurement projects and activities following standard processes and contributing to the effective procurement of goods and services.
2. Identify, assess and recommend potential suppliers, and ensure necessary data/documents are distributed to support the selection of suppliers, ensuring standard processes are followed.
3. Review, amend and prioritise purchasing requests, and provide recommendations to requisitioners, to support the procurement of goods and services, at lowest cost to WFP.
4. Contribute to negotiations with new suppliers on terms and conditions of orders, with guidance from a Procurement Officer, in order to obtain the best terms and lowest costs for WFP.
5. Review and prepare Purchase Orders, contracts and any supporting documentation for approval by the appropriate stakeholder, and approve purchases within delegated authority, in order to enable the swift purchase of goods and services.
6. Conduct research and analysis on a range of data, and produce substantive reports providing insight and recommendations to Procurement Officers and enabling informed decision-making.
7. Design, develop and oversee the maintenance of databases and records, to ensure information is accurate, organised, and available for others to access, and supports reporting requirements.
8. Act as an escalation point, liaising with suppliers and providing solutions to complex issues related to delivered goods, using initiative and following process, to ensure timely resolution of problems.
9. Work in collaboration with internal counterparts, in order to align procurement activities with wider programmes and ensure a coherent approach to meeting food assistance needs.
10. Manage a team of staff, providing advice, guidance and training, to ensure individual and team objectives are delivered to agreed standards and deadlines.
11. Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to support WFP to quickly respond and deploy food and needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.

  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Coaches team in the most effective ways to communicate WFP’s Strategic Objectives to WFP team and partners in the field.
  •  Be a force for positive change: Implements new methods or tools to improve team’s work processes and productivity.
  •  Make the mission inspiring to our team: Maps team’s activities and tasks to specific successes in beneficiary communities to showcase positive impact.
  •  Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Explains to teammates how each unit contributes to the overall WFP mission.
  • Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Identifies skill development opportunities such as training modules or on-the-job experiences for self, colleagues and direct reports.
  •  Create an inclusive culture: Facilitates team building activities to build rapport in own unit.
  •  Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Facilitates the pairing of junior colleagues with coaches within own team.
  •  Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Proactively anticipates potential challenges and develops mitigation plans to ensure that team meets goals and targets.
  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Identifies opportunities to be creative in own work and to help team be more innovative and accurate in their respective tasks and areas of work.
  •  Focus on getting results: Monitors team’s deliverables and provides feedback to ensure outcomes are delivered consistently and accurately.
  •  Make commitments and make good on commitments: Provides accurate guidance to team on expected responsibilities and tasks, whilst also upholding own commitment to the team.
  •  Be Decisive: Sets an example and provides guidance to junior team members on when to escalate issues when faced with challenging issues in the workplace or in the field.
  • Connect and share across WFP units: Facilitates partnerships with other WFP units to accomplish missions in the field.
  •  Build strong external partnerships: Sets an example and provides guidance to team on how to build relationships with external partners.
  •  Be politically agile & adaptable: Articulates to colleagues or direct reports the value of contributing to other WFP teams and agency partnerships in fulfilling WFP’s goals and objectives.
  •  Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Organizes, monitors, and prioritizes own and team’s efforts to ensure that they will fulfill the needs of internal and external partners.

How to Apply

Job Opportunity At Workforce Management Consultancy-Operations Manager

Job title: Operations Manager
Location: Dar-es-Salaam
Reporting To: Managing Director
Industry: Insurance

Role Purpose
Play a lead role in the day to day running and marketing activities of the firm including providing direction and leadership toward the achievement of the organisation’s marketing strategy, objectives and annual goals.

Key Responsibilities

1. Product and systems knowledge:
a) Ensure full understanding of the operating systems and applications and become the custodian of insurance products and systems knowledge

2. Deal inflows and processing:
a) Ensure that all relevant staff is appropriately trained and understand the chain process.
b) Ensure that all client applications and documentation received per branch and per sales point are appropriately processed and that volumes and speed of processing is regularly monitored and managed.
c) Ensure that client’s database is maintained.

3. Collections functions:
a) Maintain overall responsibility for effective management of the entire business throughout.
b) Make sure that there is a proper balance of the product mix.
c) Daily monitoring of the sales/sales team.
d) Daily, weekly and monthly reporting on returns.

4. Operational management:
a) Maintain overall responsibility for the entire team and their respective functions.
b) Operationally monitor internal and external customer service levels, in consultation with the principle Insurer (s).
c) Recommend strategies for improving operations of the department.

5. Staff management:
a) Conduct/ arrange for staff training from time to time and provide ongoing support.
b) Management of the performance of all members of your team, including drafting, monitoring and evaluating key performance indicators for each role within the team.
c) Aligned with this, you will also be responsible for regular assessment of individual performance, including formal performance appraisals and management of poor performance

Academic qualifications and Work experience
 Bachelor’s degree in Business administration is preferable.
 Must possess 3 to 6 years work experience.
 Extensive experience in the Financial and Marketing sectors is essential.

 Experience in the Insurance industry will be advantageous.

Send your CV to; 

Deadline: 22nd August 2018

Friday, 17 August 2018

Job Opportunity At Un Women-Program Specialist

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. Placing women’s rights at the center of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality are translated into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts while building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
Reporting to the Team Leader-Democratic Governance, the Programme Specialist exercises overall responsibility for planning, implementing, and managing UN Women interventions under his/her portfolio.  She/he works in close collaboration with the programme and operations team, UN Women HQ staff, the UN Women regional office, Government officials, multi and bi-lateral donors and civil society to ensure successful UN Women programme implementation under this portfolio.

Responsibilities for the Programme Specialist – Gender Statistics Job

  • Under the supervision of the Team Leader-Democratic Governance, the Programme will have the following responsibilities and tasks:
  • Design and develop programme strategies in the area of Gender Statistics:
  • Design and formulate programme/ project proposals and initiatives;
  • Draft inputs to country strategy documents, briefs, policy dialogue and other documents related to Gender Statistics.
  • Manage the implementation and management of the Making Every Woman and Girl Count (MEWGC) project:
  • Finalize the annual workplan and budget and manage their implementation;
  • Manage the technical implementation of the project; ensure synergies with other teams;
  • Oversee and review the budget and proposed activities as needed ensuring consistency with the objectives of the MEWGC and in compliance with agreed timelines;
  • Develop procurement plans and oversee procurement processes in accordance with corporate rules and regulations;
  • Provide guidance to staff and partners on Results Based Management tools and performance indicators;
  • Organize Project Steering Committee, project review and/or evaluation meetings, as needed.
  • Manage technical assistance and capacity development to project/programme partners:
  • Build and manage relationships with national partners to support implementation and expansion of the Gender Statistics programme; respond to any potential problems;
  • Facilitate coordination mechanisms of the project by providing technical assistance;
  • Provide technical assistance in the capacity development initiatives to implementing partners.
  • Manage the monitoring and reporting of the programme/project:
  • Manage the monitoring of programme/ project implementation and finances using results-based management tools;
  • Oversee field missions and review reports on monitoring missions;
  • Write quarterly reports and donor reports, focusing on results, output and outcomes;
  • Contribute to office donor and UN Women reports.
  • Manage the people and financial resources of the Gender Statistics programme:
  • Manage the programme budget and resources, and draft financial reports;
  • Supervise Programme Analysts and Technical Specialists; Mentor and coach staff and conduct performance assessments;
  • Oversee recruitment processes, as necessary.
  • Build partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies:
  • Develop and manage the partnerships needed to implement MEWGC in Kenya, including with governments, donors, international agencies, civil society and philanthropic organizations and the private sector;
  • Strengthen UN Women’s partnerships with key regional and national stakeholders, including KNBS, UN agencies, civil society organizations and other data collecting organizations in the country in order to present a wide range of relevant data on gender equality and women’s rights to contribute to the regional and thematic monitoring of SDGs, other publications and other associated communications materials;
  • Participate and/or represent UN Women in regional inter-agency statistical forums;
  • Develop and implement partnerships and resource mobilization strategies;
  • Finalize relevant documentation on donors and potential opportunities for resource mobilization;
  • Analyze and research information on donors, prepare substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for cost sharing.
  • Contribute to inter-agency coordination to achieve a coherent and aligned presence for Gender Statistics in Kenya:
  • Provide technical inputs to technical inter-agency discussions related to SDGs indicators and monitoring in the region;
  • Provide technical support to the Representative and Deputy Representative on inter-agency coordination related activities by attending meetings, events, and participating in groups and committees as needed;
  • Coordinate with other UN agencies, government departments, donors and NGOs to ensure the projects’ capacity development programme is harmonized and aligned with other in-country efforts;
  • Participate and/or represent UN Women in national inter-agency statistical forums.
  • Manage advocacy, knowledge management and communication efforts:
  • Develop and review background documents, briefs and presentations related to the Gender Statistics;
  • Represent UN Women in meetings and policy dialogues on issues related to Gender Statistics as necessary;
  • Develop advocacy strategies and oversee their implementation;
  • Identify best practices and lessons learned to guide project improvement and strategy planning;
  • Develop knowledge management strategies, products and methodologies on Gender Statistics.
Key Performance Indicators:
  • Timely and quality implementation of regional MEWGC activities against set workplans, timelines and budgets, in line with the Strategic Note;
  • Timely and quality monitoring and reporting of activities;
  • Quality of reporting, including best practices and lessons learned documented and circulated;
  • Quality of advocacy, communication and knowledge management initiatives;
  • Adherence to UN Women rules, regulations, policies and procedures in all operations;
  • Strong relationships with various partners and stakeholders as relevant to role;
  • Relations with partners and stakeholders;
  • Effective initiative and participation in further resource mobilization of the gender statistics project;
  • Regular communication with other agencies and partners.
Functional Competencies:
  • Strong programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills;
  • Strong knowledge of Results Based Management;
  • Ability to synthesize program performance data and produce analytical reports to inform management and strategic decision-making;
  • Strong knowledge of Gender Statistics;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Ability to identify and analyze trends, opportunities and threats to fundraising and develop strategies.

Programme Specialist – Gender Statistics Job Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in social sciences, human rights, gender/women’s studies, international development, or a related field is required.
  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible work experience at the national or international level in design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development projects;
  • Technical experience in Gender Statistics is an added advantage;
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset;
  • Experience working in the UN System is an asset;
  • Experience in leading/managing a team is an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required;
  • Working knowledge of another official UN language is an asset;
  • Knowledge of any of the Kenyan local language is an asset.

How to Apply