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Daily Nation : February 21st 2014
54 | Jobs DAILY NATION Friday February 21, 2014 MicroSave Financial Sector Consultants’ Database Established in 1998, MicroSave is an expanding international consulting company with ten offices in Africa and Asia. MicroSave provides consulting services to leading commercial banks, telcos, microfinance institutions and SACCOs as well as international and bilateral donors and foundations. MicroSave seeks consultants in East Africa with experience in financial services to preregister for potential future short and long term consulting opportunities. Consultants should have at least three years’ experience in consulting, a Master’s Degree and direct experience in microfinance, banking or digital financial services. The following skillsets are sought: • Qualitative and/or quantitative market research including use of statistical packages for data analysis • Researching, developing and pilot testing financial products • Business process re-engineering within financial institutions • Strategic business planning, including balance score cards; • Agricultural finance, including value chain analysis • • SME finance • Governance for financial institutions Financial analysis / projections • Risk management • Human resource management • Credit and delinquency management including cash flow based individual lending • Marketing strategy for financial services including brand strategy and execution • Digital financial services, including bank agency management and mobile payments • Financial education, social performance management, client protection • Project / programme management, monitoring and evaluation • Challenge fund design and management French language, project management and other professional qualifications are an added advantage. The applicants should send the following to bd@MicroSave.net, with subject marked as ‘Application to MicroSave’s Consultant’s Register’: • A CV showing detailed experience of their consulting assignments and any capacity statements. • A covering letter which highlights the relevant experience of the consultant. Consultants meeting the minimum standard will be acknowledged by email, and may be contacted for further meetings. More information on MicroSave and its services can be found on www.MicroSave.net. Due date: 14th March 2014 CAREER OPPORTUNITY Head of Market Engagement, Kenya Full-time, Permanent Location: Nairobi with significant national travel and some international travel Salary: Competitive, dependant on skills and experience Farm Africa’s mission is to reduce poverty permanently by unleashing African farmers’ abilities to grow their incomes and manage their natural resources sustainably. A core part of our strategy is to ensure that our interventions are both economically sustainable and scalable. The systematic integration of market linkages in implementing programmes is crucial to our ability to scale our interventions cost-effectively. We are seeking an agricultural value chain and market engagement expert who will take forward our increasing focus on linking smallholder farmers to demand-driven value chains. Ideally from a private sector background, the Head of Market Engagement will help Farm Africa advance the idea that a successful and growing engagement with agricultural markets and agri-business is vital for helping smallholders grow their incomes sustainably. We are looking for someone with the ability to drive and prioritise innovative engagement with the private sector and other stakeholders in the agricultural sector. You will have lived and worked in sub-Saharan Africa, have excellent hands-on programme management experience. Exceptional multi-tasking, networking, relationship-building and management skills are pre-requisites. If you are interested in this role more information can be found in the job description. If would like to apply, please send a CV and one page covering letter detailing how you meet the person specification to email@example.com by 5pm on Friday 7 March 2014. If you have any questions regarding this role, please submit them in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. *Note: we will not be answering telephone enquiries about this role, all questions must be emailed. Register with job alert sites The Internet is well endowed with sites that offer free job alerts. Many of these sites give subscribers the option of narrowing down their alerts to regions and careers of choice. It’s time to give them a try. Most of these sites don’t charge for the service, so there is nothing to lose (apart from a few adverts that will cram your inbox) by subscribing to them and getting frequent notifications. You may just get a good job out of the arrangement. Make impressive presentations Impressive presentations on a subject, idea, design, product and service can yield splendid responses, and even become the turning point of your career. If you are in a position that will at one point or another require that you make VACANCY ANOUNCEMENT The Lutheran World Federation / Department for World Service Kenya / Djibouti Programme is seeking to recruit a Kenyan national for the following position, to be based at Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya. PEDIATRIC COUNSELOR Reporting directly to the Child Protection Officer Duties and Responsibilities • Providing direct counselling Services for children identified/referred by BID and other partners. • Build the capacity of both national and refugee staff to perform duties in the social and protection aspects for children • Monitoring and evaluation activities as well as provide leadership and guidance to the Child Development Workers. • Manage/maintain documentation and records of psychosocial support cases for purposes of follow up and referral. • Collaborate with other sectors and IPs in order to ensure smooth implementation and coordination of activities. Professional Qualifications • A degree in counselling and/social work (sciences) with a strong bias towards counselling and social work. • A minimum of 2 years work experience in child protection, care and development in an INGO • Knowledge of Child Protection and HIV/AIDs issues in the Kenyan context, • Knowledge of international and national legislation and policies on child protection. • Ability to tolerate cultural, educational and religious diversity in the work place. • Excellent communication, organization and presentation skills Personal Attributes for the above posts • Strong interpersonal and a good team player. • High level of integrity, commitment and professional responsibility. • Ability to tolerate cultural, educational and religious diversity in the work place. • Excellent communication skills. • Good analytical and problem solving skills. LWF/DWS is an equal opportunity employer, irrespective of gender, race or religious affiliation. Female candidates are encouraged to apply. Applications and detailed CV must include email address and telephone contacts of 3 referees, one of whom must be your supervisor in your current/former employment. They should reach the undersigned by close of business on 3rd March, 2014: Human Resource Officer, P.O. Box 48 Kakuma, Or e-mailed to: email@example.com Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. presentations, then you need to acquire good oral skills, if you haven’t done so already. Start by understanding who your audience will be, so that you specifically design the content of your presentation to their needs. Develop a relevantly captivating approach to the presentation, and rehearse this in front of a mirror, or before friends and family. You could record your rehearsal to listen to later, and make improvements, as necessary. During the actual presentation, capitalise on your strongest skills. This will ensure that any shortcoming is overshadowed. Dress sharply to stand out, but don’t overdo it as this may divert attention. Express confidence, even if you have to act it. Be pleasant and remain calm. Dramatise your examples. Speak as if you are addressing the person furthest from you, if you are not using a microphone. Obviously, you must be heard, which also means that you must speak clearly.
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