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The East African : February 24th 2014
The EastAfrican ADVERTISEMENT FEBRUARY 22-28,2014 EXCITING CAREER OPPORTUNITY IN TRADE & REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) is funded by a range of development agencies with the aim of growing prosperity in East Africa through trade. We believe that enhanced trade contributes to economic growth, a reduction in poverty and subsequently increased prosperity. TMEA works closely with East African Community (EAC) institutions, national governments, business and civil society organisations to increase trade by unlocking economic potential through: • Increased market access; • Enhanced trade environment; and • Increased product competitiveness. TMEA has its headquarters in Nairobi with branches in Arusha, Bujumbura, Dar es Salaam, Juba, Kampala and Kigali. FINANCE MANAGER – BUDGETS AND REPORTING TMEA is seeking to recruit a high calibre, results-oriented and self-driven experienced professional to join our Corporate Services team in the position of Finance Manager. VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTS FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology– creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories. We seek qualified candidates for the following positions to be based in Nairobi, Kenya. Chief of Party Location: Nairobi, Kenya Requisition ID: FHI360-COP-084 Basic Function: The Chief of Party (COP) will be the project’s senior supervisor and will oversee all aspects of performance for the anticipated USAID/ Kenya Nutrition and Health Program Plus in Kenya aiming at improving the nutritional status of Kenyans. Under the supervision of the Country Director, the COP will serve as the project’s principal contact point for funder, government, civil society, and implementing partners. The COP will supervise and oversee project staff and consultants. S/he will have overall responsibility for ensuring that procedures are established and adhered to for activity development, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, procurement, budgeting, and financial accounting. S/he will provide overall supervision of implementing partners and ensure timely progress against schedules, achievement of deliverables, and quality of results Associate Director, Technical Location: Nairobi, Kenya Requisition ID: FHI360-ADT-085 Basic Function: The Associate Director, Technical provides technical leadership and oversight to the anticipated USAID/Kenya Nutrition and Health Program Plus in Kenya aiming at improving the nutritional status of Kenyans. Under the supervision of the Chief of Party, the Associate Director, Technical will oversee technical staff and implementation activities across the intermediate results. The Associate Director, Technical will be responsible for leading a broad spectrum of activities, including strategic planning, overall program execution and evaluation, technical thought leadership and facilitation of global knowledge sharing. The Associate Director, Technical will ensure the program is well executed per high quality standards. In the absence of the COP, the Associate Director, Technical will assume full responsibility for the project. Associate Director, Operations Location: Nairobi, Kenya Requisition ID: FHI360-ADO-086 Basic Function: The Associate Director, Operations provides operational leadership and oversight to the anticipated USAID/Kenya Nutrition and Health Program Plus in Kenya aiming at improving the nutritional status of Kenyans. Under the supervision of the Chief of Party, the Associate Director, Operations will be responsible for all aspects of operations, including administration, commodity management and procurement, human resources, and grants administration, if relevant. Associate Director, M&E Location: Nairobi, Kenya Requisition ID: FHI360-ADM&E-087 Basic Function: The Associate Director, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) will lead the design and implementation of a comprehensive M&E plan and activities to the anticipated USAID/Kenya Nutrition and Health Program Plus in Kenya aiming at improving the nutritional status of Kenyans. Under the supervision of the Chief of Party, the position overseas implementation of data management and M&E activities in accordance with guidelines stipulated by the funder and the Government of Kenya and regularly updates project staff on progress towards implementation of the work plan and designing methods for demonstrating program outputs, outcomes and impact. Commodities and Distribution Manager Location: Nairobi, Kenya Requisition ID: FHI360-CDM-088 Basic Function: The Commodities and Distribution Manager will provide management of procurement, distribution and monitoring of supplemental nutrition support to the anticipated USAID/ Kenya Nutrition and Health Program Plus in Kenya aiming at improving the nutritional status of Kenyans. Finance Manager Location: Nairobi, Kenya Requisition ID: FHI360-FM-089 Basic Function: The Finance Manager will provide overall financial management to the anticipated USAID/Kenya Nutrition and Health Program Plus in Kenya aiming at improving the nutritional status of Kenyans. Under the supervision of the DCOP, Operations, the Finance Manager responsibilities will include monitoring project finances, preparing project budgets, managing financial reporting to clients, ensuring adherence to funder rules and regulations, coordinating with headquarters on financial information, providing financial technical assistance to develop the capacity of FHI 360 partner organizations and entities in the country, and acting as a resource for project staff on finance-related issues. Senior Technical Officer, Partnerships Location: Nairobi, Kenya Requisition ID: FHI360-STOP-090 Basic Function: The Senior Technical Officer, Partnerships will provide overall leadership and oversight on Public Private Partnerships to the anticipated USAID/Kenya Nutrition and Health Program Plus in Kenya aiming at improving the nutritional status of Kenyans. Under the supervision of the DCOP, Technical, the position will be responsible for the initiation and expansion of Public Private Partnerships for sustainability, promotion of innovation, incorporation of private sector expertise and capitalize on corporate social investment into the program. FHI 360 has a competitive compensation package and is an equal opportunity employer. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply via email to: Kenya-HR@fhi360.org and can also visit the FHI 360’s career page website. Please specify source in your application and quote the Requisition ID provided on the subject line while sending your application, CV/resume including salary requirements, to be received not later than March 7, 2014. Kindly note that only shortlisted persons will be contacted. Offers are contingent upon receipt of award and funder key personnel approval. For more information read yesterday’s ( 21/02/2014 ) Daily Nation The Finance Manager will be responsible for the preparation of budgets in accordance with TMEA guidelines. S/he is responsible for financial and management reporting in line with both internal and external stakeholders’ requirements. S/he will implement, monitor and evaluate budget policies and procedures and make recommendations. The ideal candidate will possess an undergraduate degree preferably a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting or Finance and be a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (CPA-K) or possess an equivalent professional accounting qualification. S/he will have a minimum of seven years’ experience in financial management and at least three years’ experience in middle level management. The ideal candidate must be highly analytical, organized, conscientious, with high attention to detail and possess the ability to communicate effectively. The Finance Manager will be based in Nairobi, Kenya with occasional travel within East Africa. The detailed job profile for this post can be accessed on our website www.trademarkea.com. APPLICATION DETAILS The position is available on an initial 2-year contract with attractive salary and benefit packages. Please send us your cover letter and detailed CV, including your qualifications, experience, present position and current remuneration. Your application should also include names and addresses of three referees, a working e-mail address and daytime telephone contacts. The forwarding e-mail and cover letter must clearly indicate the position title on the subject line. Send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, 14 March 2014 by 5.00pm East African time. Interviews will be conducted on Thursday, 24 April 2014 in Nairobi, Kenya. Please note that we can only accept applications received by email. Applications received after the deadline time and date will not be accepted. We reserve the right to accept or reject any application. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. TradeMark East Africa is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to open and transparent recruitment processes. 43 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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