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Technical Out-Grower Network Supervisor in Kenya , Kenya

HM CLAUSE KENYA LTD IS AN INTERNATIONAL VEGETABLE SEED COMPANY BASED IN NANYUKI. IT PRODUCES VEGETABLES SEEDS FOR EXPORT.

HM.CLAUSE represents approximately 2,300 employees around the world (North America, Latin America, Pacific, Europe, Asia, Africa).
Simplicity, humility and changing environment are the key words for our international company, belonging to Limagrain Group.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:
HM CLAUSE KENYA is looking for a Technical Out-Grower Network Supervisor for production center in Nanyuki, Kenya

Main responsibility is to supervise and help out-growers to ensure seed production (from sowing / transplanting to seed extraction) according to targets of quality, quantity, timelines and costs for farm-allocated crops and to record all production data.

MAIN MISSIONS :
Main responsibilities are
•Providing production advice to the growers on optimum use of fertilizer and pesticide
•Responsible for providing follow up reports by crop for each plot
•Responsible for controlling and guaranteeing purity levels during pollination and harvesting.
•Ensuring regular control during the crop cycle to guarantee the germination
•Creation and updating of operation protocols
•Implementation of a production report for out growers
•Visit out-growers with Cucurbit and Solanum Supply Chain Manager

PROFILE :
• The chosen candidate will have a strong agronomical profile and passion for plants.
•A strong personality with vision.
•Must be proactive and be able to work autonomously
•Should be a team player and motivator.
•Should be flexible and willing to learn.
•Holder of a valid driving licence

Proficient in English and Kiswahili.

Expiring: Jan 12, 2018
Senior Commercial Manager in Kenya , Kenya

Dudutech is Africa’s leading Integrated Crop Management (ICM) business, employing over 300 scientists and technicians. Dudutech operates across the globe with affiliate offices in South Africa, Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Dudutech’s mission is to develop innovative crop management tools to meet the needs of current and future growers worldwide. We develop, produce, supply and provide technical support for an extensive range of biological control agents for crop pests and diseases.

Our products and Integrated Crop Management (ICM) methods reduce pesticide use and residues, break pesticide resistance cycles in crops and improve soil health – it’s an approach we call Environmentally Intelligent Farming™. At Dudutech we have always promoted a close collaborative working relationship between our scientists and customers and it is this heritage which makes Dudutech unique, an ICM company set up By Growers for Growers™.

Working with internationally esteemed scientific researchers, biological producers, government agencies, farmers and backed by global investment partners Sun Capital Investments, Dudutech has developed and bought to market over 20 biological pesticides, and with an exciting product pipeline we aim to be to be the global company of choice providing reliable and practical Environmentally Intelligent Farming™ solutions developed by Growers for Growers™.

We are looking for a highly qualified & motivated individual who can easily travel to Europe and US and interface at a senior level with directors and growers of distributors and farming organisations and farmers as well as dealing with director level relationships in Kenya. He or she should be skilled, committed, self-driven and result oriented individuals the position will be based in our Dudutech division in Naivasha Region in Kenya.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
• The individual will be responsible for overseeing the successful running of the commercial team in Dudutech.
• Develop a coherent commercial strategy that supports the operational, procurement and commercial needs of the business.
• New business development – identifying and developing new external customer relationships.
• Facilitate external & internal customer visits to FHK.

COMPETENCIES & DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

 A good agronomic knowledge in chemical, fertiliser & integrated pest management
 Flexible to spend a significant amount of time travelling both locally and abroad
 Team player
 Integrity and Honesty
 Good Communication skills
 Positive attitude
 Fluency in 2nd language (Spanish, Dutch)

Expiring: Jan 11, 2018
New Market Development Intern in Kenya , Kenya

Job Title : New Market Development Intern
Location : 80% Nairobi; 20% Kenya (New market development will require some travel)
Company Name: Victory Farms Ltd.
Company Url : http://victoryfarmskenya.com/
Start date : 1 December 2017
Duration : 6 months

Qualifications:
We are looking for a recent university graduate with education in business, sales & marketing to come in and immediately make an impact on the organization. We are rapidly growing and in we therefore have a variety of tasks that need to be performed. In addition to the daily workload, we expect the professional can support in creating processes and supporting other functions, including development of distribution channels.

Ideal candidates will possess:
• Between 22 years and 28 years old
• University level degree with some combination of business, economics, sales & marketing (supply chain elements a plus)
• 0 - 4 years’ experience working in fast moving consumer goods, FMCG, with preference for candidates with some cold chain experience or knowledge
• Capable in MS Word, MS Excel, Google, latest Android OS knowledge, and Apps.
• High energy and positive spirit, will be working alongside range of skill and experience levels as we build a new channel in Kenya (amazingly, fresh fish is not available in most parts of Kenya today)

Job Description:
• Travels to markets and interfaces with potential new customers, existing customers and various channel sales reps. Markets include wet markets, fish and meat markets, slum-based markets, and small town markets
• Will meet with hotel, restaurant, and other premium potential customers (United Nations, government, etc.)
• Able to work with modern web tools to develop new methods of communicating with customers, keeping tabs on their growth and development, etc.
• Works closely with Sales Operations department and Finance department to ensure daily accuracy of records, and helps improve processes and controls on an ongoing basis
• Updates company database by inputting data from field sales, compiling, consolidating, formatting and summarizing information, graphs and presentations and distributing reports.
• Capable of generating marketing and training literature
• Compiling account and competitor analysis
• Expected to spend considerable effort and time training local team on controls, processes, and new market development
• Expected to travel throughout Kenya to new cities, markets, and help develop new distribution strategies, and execute on those pilots and ideas
• Work weeks are expected at 5.5 days per week — of course we will also want you to take some time to enjoy Kenya, too, but the workweek itself is rather intense in Kenya and we have to follow the local market practices since we operate 300 days per year

Compensation:
VF will provide the following in compensation for the role, with associated values:
• Housing, $800 / month (housing unit provided near headquarters in Nairobi)
• Airfare, $1,000 budget for airfare to/from Europe once
• Work permit, $1,500 for 6 months
• Phone and laptop if needed (can also bring your own if you prefer)
• In-country Uber budget, $100 / month (any additional travel to new cities will also be covered by company)
• Living allowance, $500 / month gross pay

About Victory Farms:
Victory Farms is an integrated fish farm established in 2015. VF is building its operation on the Kenyan side of Lake Victoria and distribution capacity throughout Kenya. VF is rapidly expanding its farm operation, fish processing, and sales & marketing capabilities. VF is employing world-class technologies, people and processes to build the leading tilapia farm globally. The Company has the highest standards for performance, execution, culture, and integrity.

VF is the largest aquaculture farm in East Africa and is on track to be the fastest growing aquaculture company in Africa in mid 2018. The company will also likely be among the fastest growing companies in Kenya in 2018. Given this rapid expansion, very capable and thoughtful leaders are required to build the human capital and physical infrastructure to sustain the rapid growth.

Are you interested in becoming a New Market Development Intern in Kenya? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Nov 20, 2017
Legal Counsel in Kenya , Kenya

Reports to: Managing Director, Group Operations
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Start date: 2017- Q1 2018

Job description
The Sunbird Group is a UK incorporated, sub-Saharan Africa focused, integrated construction and support services platform operating in Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda and South Africa.
As Legal Counsel, you will work closely with our commercial, finance and executive team to support our continued growth across a range of jurisdictions and sectors from our Nairobi HQ.
You will ensure that the Sunbird Group operates within the applicable legal and regulatory framework and offer counsel on a variety of commercial and legal matters. Duties and responsibilities

Your duties and responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:
• devise, implement and monitor effective governance, legal and risk management strategies
• draft, negotiate and review legal documentation including:
- debt documentation such as loan agreements and security agreements
- equity investment documentation such as share purchase agreements, share subscription agreements and shareholders’ agreements
- framework and partnership agreements
- preliminary deal documentation such as heads of terms, letters of intent, memoranda of understanding and non-disclosure agreements
- real estate leases and licences
• coordinate and liaise with external parties such as external counsel, public authorities and regulators
• provide accurate and timely counsel in relation to a variety of legal topics including anti-trust law, company law, employment law and litigious matters
• support debt and equity fundraising processes to include document preparation and execution

Job Description
• manage the Sunbird Group’s company secretarial function by providing guidance and ensuring all appropriate documentation and filings are in place
• maintain current knowledge of updates to legislation throughout all jurisdictions within which the Sunbird Group operates
• manage all aspects of M&A processes, including due diligence, structuring, document preparation, document negotiation, acquisition financing and post-completion matters
• coordinate new country expansion including incorporation and regulatory compliance, accounting for the Sunbird Group’s overall corporate structure Person specification
• Excellent academic credentials (minimum 2:1 or equivalent)
• Common law qualified lawyer (Kenyan, South African or UK)
• Training from a leading law firm
• Corporate/commercial background
• Two to three years post-qualification experience
• In-house experience, including a client secondment, is advantageous
• Ability to work autonomously
• Ability to instruct and lead internal and external counsel/teams
• A passion for living and working in Africa
• Ability to travel throughout East and Southern Africa

Are you interested in becoming a Legal Counsel in Kenya? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Nov 18, 2017
Policy Analyst in Kenya , Kenya

The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization that carries out high quality, policy-relevant research on population, health and education issues facing sub-Saharan Africa. Our goal is to generate evidence for meaningful action to improve the lives of all Africans.

APHRC is looking to recruit a policy analyst with a firm grasp on the continent’s approach to population health and wellbeing to join its Policy Engagement and Communications (PEC) division.

Duties and Responsibilities
 Provide a landscape of opportunities, key players, existing policies and policy gaps related to the signature issues that anchor the 2017-2021 Strategic Plan, cutting across all six Research Units and incorporating APHRC’s commitment to improving research leadership around the continent
 Understand the current policy environment at regional and national levels with respect to APHRC’s signature issues; identify and determine where there are potential entry points for engagement
 Collaborate with APHRC’s research leaders, particularly at the Unit level, to ensure a holistic approach to our mission of generating evidence and engaging policy to inform action on population health and wellbeing
 Generate recommendations as to how achievement of long-term policy goals can be incorporated into research proposal development
 Strengthen internal capacity for policy analysis
 Support the PEC division’s outreach efforts by leading and/or contributing to campaigns and projects to bring greater awareness to the opportunities availed by evidence-informed approaches to decision-making

Skills and Qualifications
 A Master’s degree in public policy, health policy, international relations, economics, health sciences, political science or any related field. PhD desirable
 Demonstrable track record in policy analysis and review, including landscaping, mapping and trend analysis
 Demonstrated interest in issues related to global health and social policy
 Excellent analytical skills
 Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, and able to transfer those skills to others
 At least five years of work experience in policy analysis, landscaping and mapping, strategy development, preferably at an international or research organization
 Excellent writing and editing as well as strong presentation skills
 A resourceful self-starter with good organizational and networking skills
 Ability to work independently to fulfill team goals and manage multiple deadlines
 Experience conducting literature reviews and qualitative research, with a publication track record
 Proficiency in French desired

How to Apply
Your cover letter should include a 600-word writing sample exploring one of the APHRC signature issues contained in the 2017-2021 Strategic Plan, available on the APHRC website. Deadline for applications is October 25, 2017. Only successful candidates will be contacted.

For more information about APHRC visit www.aphrc.org
APHRC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the protection of children.

Are you interested in becoming a Policy Analyst in Kenya? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Nov 17, 2017
Construction App Product Development Consultant , Kenya

We’re on a mission to elevate the careers and livelihoods of millions of blue collar professionals, artisans, and other informal workers through the use of technology. Join us.

ABOUT LYNK:

Lynk is a startup which builds technology to connect blue collar workers in Kenya - from carpenters to cleaners - to jobs. In June 2017, we were awarded three of the four prizes by the Global Center for Youth Employment in NYC, for the most promising solution to youth unemployment globally. Our suite of products seeks to satisfy a breadth of consumer needs, which provide multiple channels to increased incomes for workers:
- Lynk Requests: A marketplace product enabling customers to request services in over 75 categories from cleaners, to masseuses, to plumbers, and tailors, and receive shortlisted bids.
- Lynk Discover: An e-commerce product enabling workers on the platform to sell ready-to-buy products or services.
- Byld: A tech-based platform for the recruitment and management of workers on large construction sites.


ABOUT BYLD:
Byld is new product being launched by Lynk, enabling employers to recruit and manage large amounts of workers on building and construction sites. It seeks to provide a career identity for workers, whose profiles grow over time through the jobs they do. Byld has the potential to increase the regularity of work and incomes for the millions of informal workers in the construction sector across Africa, while improving productivity for construction firms. The product has applicability beyond the construction sector too, and we have interest from a number of companies in using the underlying technology for the recruitment and management of day labourers.


ABOUT THE CONSULTANCY:
​Lynk recently agreed on a partnership to pilot the Byld platform in Kenya, and is seeking a Consultant to spearhead the pilot, product development and business model. This consultancy has a high chance of transitioning into a fulltime role if the consultancy/pilots go well.

CONSULTANCY ACTIVITIES:
- Recruit an assistant to support in consultancy activities.
- Work with Lynk’s in-house construction team to adapt the existing prototype for practical rollout
- Work with engineering team to develop live app v1: Based on feedback from above, ensure that app v1 contains the right features & UX.
- Test App on Lynk-managed construction sites, and iterate.
- Lead partnership with partner(s) to adapt Byld product for external partnerships.
- Design & manage partner pilot: Design modality for pilot & questions to answer. Oversee the on-the-ground piloting, which maintain strong partnerships with the pilot partner while providing valuable insights into the product.
- App enhancement: Based off pilot(s), work with engineering team to implement adjustments to the app for change.
- Business model development: Flesh out business model canvas and propose pricing and operational model for Byld product.
- Relationship mapping & development: Identify further partnerships to grow the Byld initiative.

COMPENSATION:
The consultant will be paid on a monthly basis at a fixed rate commensurate with experience.

IDEAL CANDIDATE SHOULD POSSESS THE FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS:
- MBA (or related field: Social Enterprise, Human-Centered Design, etc.).
- Entrepreneurial personality / self-starter – able to take responsibility and undertake tasks with minimal supervision.
- Experience conducting market research, product design, and/or business modeling in Kenya.
- Excellent writing and presentation skills.
- Knowledge of construction sector a major plus.
- Flexible work attitude: ability to multi-task in a fast-paced and quickly evolving work environment.

More about us:
At Lynk we make it easier for households and businesses to connect with high quality professionals. Currently we have verified professionals in over 140 categories ranging from cleaners, to masseuses, to plumbers, and tailors. Through the use of technology we unlock important career tools such as digital profiles, product galleries, customer reviews, and more.

As a company, we’re a tight-knit and highly-collaborative team of developers, hustlers, planners, and doers. We provide the freedom and tools necessary for people to be comfortable and successful in their work and in return expect high performance and a culture of excellence. We value ambition, curiosity, candor and most of all an uncontrollable desire to create amazing things.

Are you interested in becoming a Construction App Product Development Consultant in Kenya? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Nov 09, 2017
Project Manager in Kenya , Kenya

We are currently looking for an experienced Project Manager for Kenya office.

Duties and Responsibilities
- Planning, monitoring, controlling and reporting on the following project matters
- Preparation of project implementation plans and ensuring adherence to them
- Advise on contractual arrangements and tender procedures to be followed
- Coordination of project designs
- Cost estimates, cost plans, management of project scope and changes
- Preparation and presentation of tender and contract documentation
- Managing tendering and negotiations
- Project scheduling and planning activities
- Planning and managing meetings and taking minutes of meetings
- Preparation and submission of regular progress reports
- Preparation and presentation of post-contract documentation
- Perform project management and coordination roles
- Planning and implementing Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC) on projects in accordance with HH Quality Management System
- Contract administration and other Post Contract activities and services including close outs.
- Involvement in resolution of issues
- Management of Defects Liability period activities

Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. We build long-term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of our ideas.

Qualifications

Academic
- Bachelors and/or Master of Science/Arts (MSC/MA) in the relevant discipline.
- Technical training in building and civil engineering construction preferred
- Specialized training in project management will be an added advantage

Professional
- Bachelor’s Degree in Quantity Surveying, Architecture or Engineering faculties.
- Registration with BORAQS or ACEK as Quantity Surveyor, Architect or Engineer.
- Membership in Professional Societies such as AAK, IQSK, IEK

Required Experience
- Must have minimum of 8 years or relevant experience in the area of specialization and Minimum 4 years as Project Manager.

Relevant Skills
- Use of computers and knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, MS Project and Primavera Project Planner
- Bid documents preparation and checking skills.
- Possess proficiency in use of other technical software and applications such as WinQS, ArchiCAD, AutoCAD etc.
- Have strong management skills including leading and coordinating project teams, negotiating and problem solving.
- People skills including interpersonal, communication, presentation skills and report writing skills.
- Knowledge of contract management and administration.

Are you interested in becoming a Project Manager in Kenya? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Oct 21, 2017
Senior Engineer in Kenya , Kenya

Job Description Senior Engineer – Roads & Bridges

Duties and Responsibilities
- Carry out engineering design related to the area of academic qualification.
- Conduct Surveys and site investigations to gather field data and design information.
- Perform project management and coordination roles.
- Perform construction site supervision, contract administration and management of project issues.
- Coordinate the activities of the design and construction teams including multi-disciplinary project inputs to ensure quality of work and timely delivery of projects.
- Prepare and manage project budgets and schedules.
- Prepare and manage project reports and documents, Monthly, Quarter basis.
- Prepare and administer project tender and contract documents.
- Liaise with external project team members including the Client and attend meetings.
- Carry out Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC), implement and ensure Quality Management System (QMS) (internal QMS systems) is adhered to on projects.
- Prepare bid documents for projects.
- Marketing and business development of the service line and the company in general as directed by the SLM.
(Candidate identification) Desirable
- May be assigned the role of a Project Manager, Project Coordinator, Resident Engineer (RE), and/or Lead Engineer on projects.
- Any other duties assigned.

Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. We build long-term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of our ideas.

Qualifications

Academic
- BSC Civil Engineering and/or Master of Science (MSC) in the relevant engineering discipline

Professional
- Registration with relevant engineering bodies, and with ERB as a Registered Engineer. (Essential)
- Membership in Professional Societies – Institution of Engineers of Kenya.

Required Experience
- Must have minimum 6 years or relevant experience in the area specialization, Road Engineer).

Relevant Skills
- Use of computers and knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, and Ms Project Civil 3D tools and 3D modelling. Road Design Software. (Mandatory). Civil 3D to manage drawings and preparation for printing.
- Preparation and interpretation of Terrain Models
- Preparation and interpretation of analysis of surface and use of break-lines
- Horizon & vertical alignment geometry and calculation of super elevations
- Creating and use of design criteria.
- Creation of customized subassemblies and assemblies using subassembly
- Modelling of intersections; junctions and roundabout
- Possess expertise in relevant engineering software and applications.
- Engineering design, drawing preparation and checking skills.
- People skills including interpersonal, mentoring, negotiation, delegation and control, communication and presentation skills
- Knowledge of contract management.

Are you interested in becoming a Senior Engineer in Kenya? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Oct 21, 2017

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