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Daily Nation : February 5th 2014
46 | Appointment DAILY NATION Wednesday February 5, 2014 SALES AND MARKETING MANAGER CONTACT: Email; firstname.lastname@example.org MINIMUM 5 YEARS EXPERIENCE Tel: +254 20 213 4359. Email: email@example.com P.O. Box 51277-00100 Nairobi, Kenya EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT SLEC International a non-governmental organization that fosters Servant Leadership and promotes Environmental Conservation through sustainable development is seeking for a suitable person to fill the position of EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT. Purpose: To assist in all technical aspects of the organization and deputize the Executive Director. Desired qualifications and experience: • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or related social science. Knowledge and experience of accounting practice and QuickBooks will be an added advantage. • 3-5 years experience in a similar position. • Excellent organization and project management skills. • Ability to work independently and to handle a variety of task simultaneously within a multicultural team. • Good stewardship of resources and ability to serve with integrity. • Strong personal motivation towards servant leadership, environmental conservation, climate change and sustainable development in Kenya. • Impressive proficiency in English and Kiswahili languages. Duties and Responsibilities: • Coordinate and implement administrative strategies, evaluate financial statements on monthly basis and develop program grants and financial contracts. • Prepare and edit correspondences, reports and presentations. • Manage projects and conduct research. • Prepare program goals and objectives, provide support to members to achieve project deliverables within required timeframe and prepare work plans. VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTS Sector Leader WASH (1 position) & Associate WASH Advisor (1 position) SNV Netherlands Development Organisation seeks inspirational individuals to work with teams of advisors and clients/partners at SNV Kenya as a Sector leader and Associate Development Advisor respectively within the WASH Sector. SNV works to address poverty in Kenya by stimulating economic development and improving basic services. Building on local agendas and best international practices, we build and connect people’s capacities so that Kenyans can pursue their own sustainable development. You will see details of specific job descriptions in the links below. The successful candidates will be experienced capacity developers with excellent networking capabilities and demonstrated knowledge and experience in WASH Sector development. They MUST also have a business attitude that supports their entrepreneurial knowledge. For full details regarding these exciting opportunities, visit: 1. Sector Leader - WASH http://snv.devhire.devex.com/jobs/328834 2. Associate WASH advisor http://snv.devhire.devex.com/jobs/328833 • Administer everyday functions for organization, evaluate progress and effectiveness of various training and fundraising programs. • Make travel and guest arrangements. • Develop and maintain knowledge on non-profit and social justice organizations, manage communication with public and donors on various programs and prepare strategies to recommend organization with various social media. • To carry out additional related tasks and functions as assigned by the Executive Director. Applicants should submit a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae and copies of relevant certificates and testimonials alongside contacts of three referees (including telephone and email) to: Executive Director SLEC International Email: firstname.lastname@example.org SLEC International is an equal opportunity employer and ONLY shortlisted candidates shall be contacted. Closing date: Friday, February 14, 2014. TEACHING VACANCIES A school desires to hire high school teachers teaching the subjects highlighted below : English, Kiswahili, Mathematic,Business, Agriculture, Biology, Computer, Physics, French, Geography, History, Christian Religious Education and Music. Applicants may include Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science graduates. Address your application before Monday 17th February 2014 to address highlighted below. V.N.M PO BOX 404-10100, NYERI. responsAbility Investments AG is one of the world’s leading independent asset managers specializing in the development-related sectors of emerging economies such as finance, agriculture, health, education and energy. Founded in 2003, responsibility currently has assets under management of USD 1.8 billion which are invested in over 400 companies in around 80 countries. responsAbility is launching a renewable energy fund that will invest in, develop, own, and operate renewable energy projects in East Africa. Technologies to be considered for investment include small hydro, solar, wind, biomass and geothermal. For our office in Nairobi we are seeking to employ a JUNIOR PROJECT ENGINEER Summary Job Description: In early stage development projects, the Junior Engineer will work under the supervision of a Project Engineer to evaluate project proposals. Specifically, the Junior Engineer will be involved in evaluating technical viability of prefeasibility studies and feasibility studies. Under the guidance of a Project’s Engineer, the Junior Engineer will, gather technical data on projects, prepare cost estimates, draft project design drawings using AutoCad and provide general support as needed. During the execution phase of projects that we decide to invest in, the Junior Engineer will work under the supervision of the Project Engineer on the supervision of the construction of power plants and contractor work. While you will be based in Nairobi, a substantial amount of time is expected to be spent travelling in East Africa. To fulfil these requirements, you possess: • An undergraduate degree in an engineering discipline with top academic credentials • Proficiency in AutoCAD and Microsoft Project • Strong organizational and project management skills • Ability to grasp concepts and learn quickly • Strong communication and intercultural skills • Excellent oral and written English, additional African language skills would be an added advantage To apply for this position, please send your full application (CV, motivation letter stating possible starting date and salary expectation) to Joseph Nganga email email@example.com, not later than 28 February 2014. Only short listed candidates will be notified. The pay rise dilemma You are on the same job, but you feel that the salary you are being paid is no longer satisfactory. Do you peruse the vacancy pages in the presence of your boss to send signals so that you may be “enticed” with a pay hike to stay? Alternatively, do you discuss issues around your pay loudly with colleagues with the hope that your boss gets to hear and pick the hint? Or do you confront your boss with inflation statistics and then place a stiff demand? Although there is no standard method of asking for a pay hike while you are on the job, there is consensus among experts that you need to adopt a sober and mature approach to requesting for one. You need to lay the groundwork first, to circumvent any possible hard stance. A way to do this is to either ensure you consistently perform above par, and therefore use this as your bargaining chip, or ask for more work followed by a request for increased salary. Do this face to face, rather than through email or office memo. This means you need to request an appointment with your manager, and then state your case by seeking from your boss, the opportunities and options available for earning a better pay package. This approach is likely to subsequently roll out a friendly discussion, and hopefully, a fruitful one to your favour.
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