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    Embu Water and Sanitation Company is a water service provider company fully owned by the Embu Municipal Council and an agent of Tana Water Services Board, mandated to provide water services within Embu Municipality and its environs in Embu County.


    The Board of Directors comprises representatives of stakeholders identified by Tana Water Services Board and the Municipal Council of Embu in accordance with the Water Sector Corporate Governance Guidelines issued by the Water Services Regulatory Board.


    The Board of the company has vacancies for representatives of the following stakeholders:

    • One (1) Director from Business community nominated by a registered organization.

    • Two (2) Directors from Religious organizations nominated by a main registered Christian/Muslim Organization.

    • One (1) Director nominated by Registered Women Organizations.

    This is therefore to invite applications from nominees of the above stakeholders. The applicants must meet the following criteria:

    • Be literate and numerate to at least O level.

    • Demonstrated experience and acumen in business or any profession for at least 7 years.

    • Demonstrated participation in local development initiatives.

    • Experience as a change management agent.

    • Suppliers and other trading associates of the company are not eligible for directorship positions of the company.

    The applications should be addressed to the Selection Committee in sealed envelopes marked “APPLICATION FOR DIRECTORSHIP IN EWASCO” at the address below on or before 6th August 2012 at 12.00 noon.


    Applications for the following vacancies should be submitted by 17th august 2012, with the post applied for indicated on the envelope:


    1. Electromechanical Technician.


    Key responsibilities:

    • Align fit and assemble Mechanical and electrical parts

    • Analyze and record test results and write report

    • Inspect equipment and parts

    • Install electrical and mechanical parts

    • Interpret diagrams and technical orders to determine methods and sequence of assembly

    • Conduct repairs to ensure systems meet operational specification

    • Verify conformance to specification

    • Develop and implement routine maintenance schedules

    • Any other duties that may be allocated from time to time

    Minimum qualifications

    • A craft certificate in electromechanical or a Diploma in Electrical Engineering.

    • A minimum of 3 yrs relevant experience preferably in management of electricity generation.

    2. Production Engineer


    Key Responsibilities:

    • Overseeing the overall production process and developing up a production schedule

    • Ensuring a cost effective production

    • Human and material resources planning

    • Ensuring adequate quantity and quality of water through setting of standards

    • Monitoring the production process and adjusting where necessary

    • Liaising among sections

    • Ensuring health and safety guidelines

    • Supervising subordinates

    • Reviewing performance of subordinates

    • Any other duties that may be allocated from time to time

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • B.Sc. in Civil Engineering or equivalent from a reputable university

    • Three years experience in Water Production or management of a water supply system.

    3. Audit Clerk


    Key Responsibilities:

    • Performing audit checks on petty cash and imp rest payments

    • Performing audit checks and verifying the correctness of all expenses accounts

    • Verifying the computation of the taxes

    • Organizing all the financial data for the audit team

    • Detecting the discrepancies in financial statements, reports and records

    • Verifying the bank deposits and bank payments

    • Verifying the accounts receivables and account payables

    • Verifying the bank reconciliation and other financial records

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Must be a holder of CPA (K).

    • Excellent problem solving and organizational Skills

    • 2 years experience in Audit in a big organization.

    • Demonstrate technical experience in audit process.

    • Must be a Certified Internal auditor

    4. Human Resource Officer II


    Key Responsibilities:

    • Assisting in the recruitment and selection process and conducting induction for new staff.

    • Assisting in handling staff grievances in a prompt and conscientious manner while taking heed to the company’s business needs and policies

    • Providing effective guidance and supervision of staff

    • Providing administrative support to the Human Resource Department including, but not limited to, distributing mail, filing, faxing, and copying

    • To guide, lead and manage the staff in various departments in a manner that will foster good employee relations and to co-ordinate their activities to ensure consistency with the overall business objectives and maximization of performance

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Must be a diploma holder of Human Resource Management, 

    • Excellent problem solving and organizational Skills

    • 2 years experience in Human Resource in a big organization.

    • Must be a member of a professional body preferably Institute of Human resource Management

    5. Geographical Information System (GIS) Assistant


    Key Responsibilities:

    • Acquisitioning of cadastral and other plans

    • Scanning, digitalizing and analyzing cadastral data

    • Collecting Geospatial data by GPS or other survey equipment

    • Updating and maintaining the company’s GIS database

    • Carrying out basic surveys for instance sewer/ water pipeline routes, leveling and any other surveys that maybe necessary

    • Advising the management on new trends in GIS that would be useful in the accomplishment of the company’s goals

    • Compile, update, store, analyze, distribute and map the data on monthly basis

    • Provide map analysis and support decision making

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • A diploma in survey and photogrametry or equivalent.

    • Five years experience in Building and managing a GIS System. Experience in water sector would be an added advantage.


    Send your application to:


    The Chief Executive Officer,
    Embu water and sanitation Company Ltd.
    Off Embu-Meru Road,
    Along Mutero Road Next to Kenya National Library
    P. O. Box 1242-60100, Embu


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    Office of the Principal


    Finance Manager - Grade XIII (REF/NO. AD/0006/12)


    Applicants should be Kenyan citizens with a degree in finance, economics or accounting together with relevant postgraduate qualifications from a recognized university. 


    They must, in addition be fully qualified accountants holding CPA (K) and be registered members of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya.


     They should be team-builders with demonstrable leadership skills and have at least seven years relevant experience.


    Assistant Registrar - Grade XII (REF/No. AD/0007/12)


    Applicants should be Kenyan citizens with a degree in social sciences from a recognised university.


    They should in addition posses relevant postgraduate and professional qualifications. 


    They should be team builders, with demonstrable leadership skills and have at least ten years administrative experience, five of them at senior level in a University, Government Department or equivalent institution. 


    They must also be computer literate with good interpersonal and report writing skills.


    Administrative Officers - Grade XI (REF/No. AD/0008/1 2)


    Applicants should be Kenyan citizens with a degree in social sciences from a recognised university.


    They should in addition posses relevant postgraduate and professional qualifications. 


    They should be team builders, with demonstrable leadership skills and have at least seven years administrative experience, five of them at middle level in a University, Government Department or equivalent institution. 


    They must also be computer literate with good interpersonal and report writing skills.


    Secretary - Grade VII/VIII (REF/No. AD/0009/12)


    Applicants must be Kenyan citizens with at least KCSE Grade C or equivalent with a credit in English language. 


    They should ¡n addition have necessary secretarial qualifications from the Kenya National Examinations Council or equivalent. 3 years experience as Secretary Grade B or comparable position in a University, Government Department or equivalent institution. 


    Knowledge of antivirus tools will be an added advantage. They must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and must be computer literate.


    Assistant Secretary — Grade V/VI (REF/No. AD/0010/12)


    Applicants must be Kenyan citizens with at least KCSE Grade C or equivalent with a credit in English language. 


    They should in addition have necessary secretarial qualifications from the Kenya National Examinations Council or equivalent. 


    Possession of relevant experience in large educational institution, Government Department or equivalent institution. 


    They must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and must be computer literate.


    Note:


    Applicants should forward ten (10) copies of their application letters accompanied by a similar number of certified copies of certificates and C.Vs giving details of their qualifications, experience, research activities and publications and the journals in which the publications appear. 


    They should ¡n addition, give names, current designations and addresses of three (3) referees. 


    They must request their referees to forward their reports directly to the University College Principal through the address below.


    Applicants should forward their documents indicating their current designation, salaries and other benefits and the current letters of appointment, through their respective Heads of Departments.
     

    The REFERENCE NUMBERS of Posts applied for should be clearly quoted on the envelopes and in the applicant’s cover letters.


    ALL Applications should be addressed to:
    The Principal
    The Kenya Polytechnic University College
    P. 0. Box 52428 — 00200, City Square, NAIROBI.
    E-Mail : polymis@swiftkenya.com, principal@kenpoly.ac.ke


    Application deadline: Wednesday 15th august, 2012


    Executive Dean, Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies


    The Kenya Polytechnic University College seeks to fill the position of Executive Dean — Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies. The Faculty is organized in to the following academic units:


    School of Business and Management Studies: accounting andfinance, business administration, economics, and development studies, law and legal studies, management science and technology, and secretarial and office administration.


    School of Creative Arts and Technologies: design and creative media,fashion and textiles,journalism and mass communication, music and performing arts, and printing and media technology.


    School of Hospitality and Tourism Management: event and convention management, hotel and restaurant management, institutional catering and accommodation, and tourism and travel management.


    School of Social and Technology Studies: languages and communication studies, library and information studies, science and technology studies, and social and intercultural studies


    The Executive Dean of Faculty is the academic and administrative head of the Faculty. 


    The Executive Dean shall, under the general direction of the Principal, be expected to provide overall and strategic leadership to the Faculty and to this extent shall have overall responsibility for the direction, organization, and administration of the programmes within the Faculty.


    The Executive Dean shall be expected to provide academic leadership in her/his area of specialization and shall be required to dedicate at least forty percent of her/his time to academic pursuits including teaching responsibilities.


    The successful candidate shall thus be simultaneously appointed to the position of professor in the teaching Department of their respective field of specialization within the University College, and should thus In addition be qualified to be appointed as such.


    Candidates for this position should possess earned PhD or equivalent, and be senior scholars of at least the level of Associate Professor. 


    They should have extensive experience in university teaching and research, as demonstrated by supervision of postgraduate studies, and publications in scholarly journals. 


    They should also have at least five years of experience in university management or equivalent.


    Tenure of Appointment:


    The appointment to this position is tenable on contract for a period of five years and renewable under mutual agreement.


    Remuneration:


    The remuneration shall be in line with the general wage structure in the public university system in Kenya and shall be at job Group XVI. In addition, there shall be attractive allowances and other benefits as approved by Council.


    Note: Applicants should forward ten (10) copies of their application letters accompanied by a similar number of certified copies of certificates and C.Vs giving details of their qualifications, experience, research activities and journal publications together with the current designations and addresses of three (3) referees. 


    They must request their referees to forward their reports directly to the University College Principal through the address below. 


    The REFERENCE NUMBER of post applied for should be clearly quoted on the envelopes and ¡n the applicant’s cover letters. ALL Applications should be addressed to:


    The Principal I The Kenya Polytechnic University College P. 0. Box 52428-00200, City Square, NAIROBI. E-MAIL: principal@kenpoly.ac.ke
    Application deadline: Friday, 10th august, 2012


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    The National Cohesion and Integration Commission was established to facilitate and promote equality of opportunity, good relations, harmony and peaceful co-existence between persons of different ethnic and racial communities of Kenya and to advise the Government on all aspects thereof.

    The Commission intends to recruit highly professional self driven individuals to fill the following vacant positions:

    1. Assistant Director Civic Education and Advocacy – NCIC 3

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • In charge of the department of Civic Education and Advocacy.

    • Preparation of work schedules, plans and budgets.

    • Developing and updating NCIC Civic Education and Advocacy material and disseminating the same to the public.

    Requirements for Appointment:

    • Have served for a period of seven (7) years in a field relevant to Civic Education and Advocacy four (4) of which should have been at a senior supervisory level either in the Public Service, Private Sector, NGO or an International Organization or as an Assistant Lecturer.

    • Have a Masters Degree in Law, Education or any other relevant Social Science.

    • Have demonstrated professional competence in Civic Education and Advocacy or a related field.

     2. Assistant Director Reconciliation and Integration – NCIC 3

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Develop work plans and coordinate reconciliation and integration activities.

    • Responsible for peace-building, conflict management and inter community dialogue activities.

    • Spearhead the development of peace-building and conflict management advocacy materials in liaison with the Communications and Media Relations Office.

    Requirements for Appointment:

    • Have served for at least seven (7) years in the field of Peace-building, community education or advocacy three (3) of which should be at a senior supervisory level.

    • Have a Masters degree in Conflict Management or any other related field.

    3. Investigations Officer – NCIC 5

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Undertaking investigations into crimes related to the provisions of the NCI Act 2008.

    • Preparing reports of findings and making appropriate recommendations.

    Requirements for Appointment:

    • Over six years investigative experience.

    • Have a Bachelors Degree in criminology, Law or IT.

    • Possess excellent report writing skills.

    • Good understanding of the Criminal Procedure Code, Penal Code and the NCI Act.

    • No pending cases in court or before any disciplinary committee in the Police Force or any other body.

    Detailed job description and requirements for the positions are found on our website: www.cohesion.or.ke

    Applications attaching CVs, copies of certificates and testimonials should be forwarded not later than 17th August, 2012 to:

    Commission Secretary / CEO
    National Cohesion and Integration Commission
    KMA Centre, 6th Floor
    Mara Road, Upper Hill
    P.O. Box 7055 - 00100
    Nairobi


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    Fina Bank is the preferred Regional Business Bank with a strong presence in Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda. Fina Bank places great emphasis on a responsive and solution driven approach in providing services to its stakeholders.

    The Bank has a strong developmental emphasis especially in growing businesses, and aims to ensure excellence in service delivery in the East African Region. 


    The Bank is upgrading its technology infrastructure to a state of the art system and we are seeking to recruit highly driven and motivated professionals to partner with us in this exciting journey.

    Currently we are looking to fill the following position:

    Relationship Manager

    Two positions (2)

    Job Ref: 
    HR/RM/001

    To support the increased business we are looking for two dynamic, focussed and ambitious individuals to support business growth.

    The Job

    Reporting to the Head of Business – Assets, the jobholders will be responsible for managing and developing the Bank’s existing client base of corporate customers, and for identifying and growing new corporate clients along with an expansion in funded and non-funded corporate business volumes.

    Key Roles and Responsibilities:

    • Implementing our Bank’s strategy at branch level i.e. growth in new customer base with concurrent growth in branch assets;

    • Developing and implementing customer service ethos in line with our Bank’s standards;

    • Developing and retaining customer base and market bank products to new and existing customers;

    • Managing risks and internal controls affecting the branch and ensure that the necessary steps are taken to measure, monitor and control these risks;

    • Team Management, developing and managing performance of branch staff;

    • Relationship Management.

    Knowledge and Skills requirements:

    • Degree in Business/ Finance; Risk, Credit, marketing or Accounting qualifications will be an added advantage

    • Good understanding of Banking and Credit (at least 4 years experience in Relationship Management within a bank)

    • Good presentation and communication skills;

    • Well developed analytical, credit and numerical skills;

    • Attention to detail and a results oriented individual;

    • Must have the ability to work within strict deadlines and limited supervision;

    • Strong business development and relationship management skills.

    If you can demonstrate your ability to fill the above position, please submit your application along with your detailed CV stating your current position, remuneration, email, and telephone contacts to jobs@finabank.com . 


    Please quote reference number on the subject field and the position you are applying for. 


    Only applications that reach us on or before 10th August 2012 will be considered. 


    Address your application to:

    Head of Human Resources,

    Fina Bank Limited,

    P.O Box 20613-00200, Nairobi.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.



    IT Officer

    Two positions (2) 


    Job Ref: HR/ITO/001

    In line with the business strategy, Fina Bank is strengthening its ICT function in order to provide a more focussed and efficient service to its clients. 


    To support this, we are looking for dynamic, focussed, and keen to details and result oriented individuals to fill in the above positions.

    The Job

    Reporting to the Team Leader Networks, Infrastructure and Security, the jobholders will be responsible for Administration and management of our Bank’s network infrastructure, e-mail, intranet, internet, LAN, WAN, network security, SWIFT, MICR system, Clearing, CBK returns system & RTGS etc.

    Key responsibilities will include:

    Infrastructure related activities

    • Maintain, administer and secure network servers – Physical and Virtual;

    • Install and Configure Operating environment including Windows and Unix Servers as well as Storage Boxes;

    • Setup and Maintain Telephony system;

    • Troubleshoot and debug Infrastructure-related problems;

    • Install, configure, and upgrade desktop hardware and peripherals including Voice Communication devices;

    Network related activities

    • Participate in the design and development of comprehensive and robust network standards in line with our Bank’s IT Strategy and policies;

    • Implement network designs according to stipulated policies;

    • Manage network directory services, including configuration of user identification, authentication and authorization;

    • Schedule and carry out periodic network maintenance activities;

    • Troubleshoot and debug network-related problems;

    Security related activities

    • Perform required maintenance for installation, configuration and update of firewalls and UTM;

    • Participate in design and development of network security standards;

    • Monitor end-user activity to ensure there are no security breaches;

    • Deploy and configure firewalls, Internet access standards and intrusion detection systems across the Bank;

    • Ensure all equipment are secured by antivirus software and the antivirus is up-to-date;

    • Implement network security standards and monitor networks for security breaches;

    Administrative Functions and Routine House-Keeping

    • Ensure high availability of IT services

    • Maintain and update documentation of network and hardware infrastructure – Including and inventory of the hardware and licenses of all software in the Bank;

    • Maintain a log of network access and activities for audit purposes;

    • Work closely with vendors and outsourcers to manage delivery of Service Level Agreements (SLAs);

    • Provide technical advice to management and staff on information technology Infrastructure issues;

    • Manage the helpdesk function and Support End users on day to day IT Issues as well as advise them on best practice;

    • Participate in the Disaster Recovery Planning, testing and improvement;

    • Follow our Bank’s defined IT processes and propose means of improving them;

    • Perform Daily Backups, End of Day Processing, Documentation, Storage and Retrieval of the data from the media;

    • Perform any other duties as may be assigned;

    Knowledge and Skills requirements:

    • Bachelor of Science in computer / Diploma in Computer Science;

    • Server / Desktop administration and troubleshooting skills (Preferably MCSE 2003/2008 track);

    • Cisco or Similar Network Certification with good grasp of LAN / WAN Networking is mandatory;

    • Good grasp and appreciation of current IT security matters;

    • 2 Yrs experience in busy support environment handling Hardware, Network and Software troubleshooting;

    • Good interpersonal and communication – verbal and written skills;

    • A good appreciation of Banking Operations.

    If you can demonstrate your ability to fill the above position, please submit your application along with your detailed CV stating your current position, remuneration, email, and telephone contacts to jobs@finabank.com . 


    Please quote reference number on the subject field and the position you are applying for.


    Only applications that reach us on or before 8th August 2012 will be considered. 


    Address your application to:

    Head of Human Resources,
    Fina Bank Limited,
    P.O Box 20613-00200, 

    Nairobi.
     

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.



    Human Resource Officer

    One position (1)


    Ref: HR/HRO/001

    In line with the business strategy, Fina Bank is strengthening its Human Resources function in order to provide a more focussed and efficient service to its employees. To support this, we are looking for a dynamic, focussed, and a result oriented individual to fill in the above position.

    The Job

    Reporting to the Head of Human Resources, the jobholder will be responsible for technical and administrative support in Learning and Development, Talent Management, HRMIS and Employee Relations.

    Key responsibilities will include:

    • Facilitate induction trainings for all new staff;

    • Management of the recruitment and selection function in consultation with the Head of HR;

    • Provide support to HHR in preparation and implementation of succession/development plans for all staff;

    • Payroll management and Supervision of the staff benefits administration;

    • Facilitate staff promotions and transfers in liaison with the line managers ;

    • Provide support to Head of HR in review and implementation of HR policies and processes;

    • Management of the internship and Graduate Trainee programmes;

    • Industrial and employee relations, participate in Union matters and advice the management;

    • Effectively manage the training function in the Bank;

    • Management of the HRMIS.

    Knowledge and Skills requirements:

    • A degree in Social sciences or business related studies ;

    • Post graduate qualification in HRM or training;

    • Should be a member of HR professional body;

    • Minimum of 4yrs experience in a busy HR environment;

    • Good communication and interpersonal skills;

    • Computer Literate;

    • Good analytical skills;

    • Good time management skills;

    • Good leadership skills

    If you can demonstrate your ability to fill the above position, please submit your application along with your detailed CV stating your current position, remuneration, email, and telephone contacts to jobs@finabank.com . 


    Please quote reference number on the subject field and the position you are applying for. 


    Only applications that reach us on or before 10th August 2012 will be considered. 


    Address your application to:

    Head of Human Resources,

    Fina Bank Limited,

    P.O Box 20613-00200, Nairobi.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.



    Database Administrator and Developer 


    One position (1)

    Ref:
     HR/DBA/001

    In line with the business strategy, Fina Bank is strengthening its ICT function in order to provide a more focussed and efficient service to its clients. To support this, we are looking for a dynamic, focussed, keen to details and result oriented individual to fill in the above position.

    The Job
    Reporting to the Team Leader Databases and Systems, the jobholder will be responsible for analyzing our Bank’s business and technology environment and advising on suitability of computer hardware, software and networks for Bank’s business needs.

    Key responsibilities will include:

    Software and Database Development

    • Map requirements into formal software requirements specifications that are consistent with existing software architecture.

    • Translate requirements into high level project briefs;

    • Collect information to analyze and evaluate existing or proposed systems;

    • Prepare detailed flow charts and diagrams outlining systems capabilities and processes

    • Identify options for potential solutions and assess them for both technical and business suitability;

    • Create logical and innovative solutions to complex problems;

    • Draw up specific proposals for modified or replacement systems;

    • Produce project feasibility reports;

    • Work closely with developers and a variety of end-users to ensure technical compatibility and user satisfaction;

    • Draw up a testing schedule for the complete systems with a followup on post implementation review;

    • Oversee the implementation of a new system and provide training to users of the new system.

    • Liaise with the software development manager or project manager in subsequent phases of the software development life cycle;

    Database Administration

    • Create and configure databases while maintaining balance between needs and resources available

    • Administer databases to provide high availability, Integrity and Confidentiality of the information held therein.

    • Schedule and Plan database fine-tuning to improve performance.

    • Write scripts and design reports using Jasper and Crystal Report writer

    • Plan and work flexibly to a deadline;

    • Operate in a team environment with defined deliverables, reviews and sign-offs;

    • Optimize Database utility in a Shared Storage Environment;

    • Write and maintain system documentation – including continuous update of systems inventory

    • Conduct technical research on system upgrades to determine feasibility, cost, time required, and compatibility with current system;

    Administrative Activities and Routine House keeping

    • Maintain and update documentation, Systems and Databases;

    • Maintain a log of key System and Database activities for audit purposes;

    • Work closely with application vendors as per the Systems Service Level Agreements (SLAs);

    • Provide technical advice to management and staff on Information Technology Systems and Database issues;

    • Manage the helpdesk on Systems and Database and ensure timely closure of issues;

    • Participate in the Disaster Recovery Planning, testing and improvement;

    • Facilitate Enterprise Backups, End of Day Processing, Documentation, Storage and Retrieval of data/Information

    • Follow the Bank’s defined IT processes and propose means of improving them;

    • Perform any other duties as may be assigned.

    Knowledge and Skills requirements:

    • At least a Bachelors’ Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field with strong technical focus;

    • At least 5 years relevant experience in DB Administration and development;

    • Thorough knowledge of database management systems technologies especially Sybase, Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle;

    • Thorough knowledge of and experience in writing scripts using Transact-SQL;

    • Knowledge of and experience in software development methodologies and languages especially NET, C# or JAVA;

    • Experience in managing critical and multiple RDBMS on large systems;

    • Practical experience in monitoring and tuning a database to provide a high availability service;

    • Ability to work independently and think strategically;

    • Good communication and interpersonal Skills;

    • Strong problem solving and analysis Skills;

    • Good Project Management Skills;

    • A deep appreciation of Banking Operations is desirable.

    If you can demonstrate your ability to fill the above position, please submit your application along with your detailed CV stating your current position, remuneration, email, and telephone contacts to Jobs@finabank.com . 


    Please quote reference number on the subject field and the position you are applying for. 


    Only applications that reach us on or before 8th August 2012 will be considered. 


    Address your application to:

    Head of Human Resources,

    Fina Bank Limited,

    P.O Box 20613-00200, Nairobi.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


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    Oxfam’s Kenya Programme is a complex programme that incorporates both rapid and slow onset emergencies as well as longer term development and policy work. 


    Oxfam Kenya applies a one programme approach which means it has multiple activities that support a holistic approach to humanitarian, development and advocacy for long lasting change in poverty reduction.


    Oxfam in Kenya works in the north, principally in Turkana, Dadaab and Wajir, the Nairobi informal settlements and on national level advocacy and coordination issues in multi stakeholder fora. 


    To this end, we are seeking to fill the following positions:


    Project Officer - Echo Consortium (La Lanina 3) 


    Ref: PROG 0009
     

    Location: Nairobi
     

    Contract: Fixed Term, 18 months; 


    National Level D1 (Ksh 168,462.00 Gross)
     

    Submission Deadline: 10th August 2012
     

    Reporting to the ASAL Coordinator, the post-holder will ensure proper communication of consortium issues between the Program Management Unit (PMU) the Technical Support Unit (TSU), and the project sites (Wajir and Turkana) as well as develop partnership relations with implementing partners and ensure that the project is implemented in a consultative, participative manner.


    S/he will coordinate to ensure the development of project strategy, plans and service agreements between Oxfam, implementing partners and the donor within the overall program framework. 


    The incumbent will encourage unique, innovative and experimental solutions to complex problems using judgement to manage risks to the program success as well as ensure that gender is fully taken into account in all aspects of the program implementation.


    The Officer, will be expected to manage project learning processes, produce relevant documentation as well as liaise effectively with other implementing organisations and the Regional Pastoral Livelihoods Advocacy Project (REGLAP).
     

    S/he will support the partners and Oxfam staff in mainstreaming the project components through humanitarian and developmental projects and programs as well as act as a point person for Oxfam component of the project both internally and externally.
     

    To be considered for this role, you will require a degree in Social Sciences or other development related field, a proven record of designing, managing and reporting on complex programmes across dispersed locations and various implementing partners as well as an understanding and experience of working in a Consortium and collaborating with the lead roles (i.e. Water lead) and as a partner.


    You will be expected to have an understanding and experience of programming in humanitarian and/or development sector and be familiar with community managed, disaster risk reduction (CMDRR) and have experience in developing and managing complex relationships and teams across a wide variety of actors. 


    Experience in managing EC/ECHO funded proposals is desirable as well as an understanding of research methodologies and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning,


    Project Communications Officer, Echo Lanina 


    Ref: PROG 0010
     

    Location: Nairobi
     

    Contract: Fixed term, 18 months; 


    National Level D2 


    Entry Level Salary Ksh 121,468.00
     

    Submission Deadline: 10th August 2012
     

    Reporting to the national Campaigns Advisor, the project communication officer will be responsible in consultation with the line manager for the development of a communication plan for the consortium and ensure continuous communication & feedback to communities/beneficiaries. 


    The post holder will ensure the development of ECHO La Nina publications including information summaries, annual reports, policy briefs, promotional materials as well as act as the focal point for internal communications work for the Consortium and work in tandem with the Kenya Communications Officer and the Regional Media Officer. 


    S/he will be expected to accompany journalists on programme visits where appropriate. 


    The incumbent of this position will be expected to develop the capacity of the ECHO Consortium team in relation to media and communications.


    The post holder will constantly innovate and pioneer new tools for communicating consortium work and the voices of the beneficiaries as well as support events organization & coverage of ECHO Consortium and partner activities such as campaigns, dissemination forums etc.


    To be considered for this role you will have a degree in a relevant field (e.g. Communication, Journalism or Public relations) with proven experience of working in communications, public relations or media as well as demonstrable knowledge of humanitarian/development work and the ability to digest large amounts of complex information and produce clear, well written summaries.
     

    You will have excellent English writing skills and working knowledge of Swahili, demonstrable ability to identify and write compelling human-interest stories as well as an ability to present and package information in attractive, accessible formats. 


    Tenacity, drive for results and tactfulness are key for this role as well as the ability to juggle large number of projects simultaneously, work to tight deadlines, knowledge of Desk Top Publishing and Multimedia (video, photography and web 2.0)


    Urban Coordinator


    Ref INT5603
     

    Location: Nairobi
     

    Contract: Fixed term, 6 months (short term cover for leave of absence); 


    National Level C1 (Entry salary Ksh 272,382.00)
     

    Submission Deadline: 17th August 2012
     

    Covering for a leave of absence, the post holder will provide leadership and direction for the overall urban programme strategy implementation and is expected to ensure the integration of long term development, advocacy as well as humanitarian interventions within the program as well as cross learning between the urban program and other country programs.
     

    S/he is expected to play a significant role supporting networking activities with government, private sector, civil society and other special interest groups in the formulation and development of urban poverty programme plans. 


    The incumbent will be expected to work with partner organizations to develop proposals and enable them to develop their humanitarian capacity in line with Oxfam’s Humanitarian strategic direction.
     

    The post holder will ensure that donor reports and internal reports are of good quality and submitted in a timely manner as well as provide line management to the urban program team.
     

    To be considered for this role, you will be expected to possess a degree in Program management, social sciences or other relevant area of study with substantial experience of managing urban development programmes, long-term, multiyear, multi-sector development programming. 


    You will be required to have high-level strategic, analytical and conceptual ability coupled with excellent communication & capacity building skills and excellent knowledge and understanding of the causes of urban poverty and a commitment to the poverty eradication.


    You will have demonstrated experience of integrating gender and diversity into programme work, Community liaison and development skills with a proven record of financial management – including experience of proposal writing and donor reporting, budgeting. 


    An understanding of livelihoods work, public health, and protection is essential.
     

    A more detailed job description and Person Specification can be found online at www.oxfam.org.uk/jobs using Ref: INT5603
     

    To apply


    If you believe you fit the profile, please submit your application and CV detailing your experience for the post that you are applying for and including daytime telephone contact and two referees, preferably your current line managers to kenyajobs@oxfam.org.uk quoting the title and the reference number of the position you are applying for or apply online. 


    For candidates responding to the Urban Coordinator position, you can also apply online at www.oxfam.org.uk/jobs quoting the reference number of the position.


    We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization


    Disclaimer
     

    Oxfam is an equal opportunity employer.
     

    You are not required to pay any fees to apply for jobs at Oxfam.
     

    Oxfam does not conduct recruitments through agents


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    RF / Communications Technician / Engineer
     

    Country of assignment and location
     

    South Sudan, Juba                                 
     

    Project / Field of activity
     

    GIZ supports the South Sudanese Police (SSPS) to establish and run their radio communications network. 


    Providing advice and technical support to the SSPS ICT unit, the projects’ focus is now on a workshop and training center that has been set up to maintain equipment and train and develop a nucleus team of police officers specialized in communications.


    Responsibilities
     

    You will be deployed in the fields of RF communications and maintenance, as well as training. 


    In a team of technicians employed by GIZ, you will advise and train the newly formed Police ICT Department. 


    You will be responsible for the professional installation of and provide training in the radio equipment and repair processes.


    This includes the programming, tuning, installation, maintenance and repair of HF-Codan base and mobile facilities; HF-Codan-SCS-PTC-Pro radio data transmission systems; Motorola VHF repeaters, VHF mobile and VHF portable radio installations and computers, as well as the installation and repair of photovoltaic systems and the training of SSPS technicians to perform these tasks.


    Qualifications
     

    You are an RF/communications engineer/technician with expert knowledge in your field and profound knowledge in:

    • HF and VHF voice and data-transmission systems, repeaters and their programming

    • HF and VHF electrical measurement, fault diagnosis and troubleshooting

    • Professional use of spectrum analyzers, mobile phone testers, oscilloscope etc. particular SSB operating mode as well as HF and VHF antenna technology

    • Technical documentation and reporting

    Experiences in training and advice of trainees are expected.


    You are able to work in challenging situations, have experience in working in a multicultural environment and you are fluent in English.


    Juba-Arabic, Arabic or any South Sudanese Languages are an asset.


    Experience with communication system applications design for large radio networks, particularly of authorities with security tasks such as police, is an asset. 


    Expertise in TCP/IT networking; hybrid communication networks; TETRA; VSAT/satellite broadcast; microwave links; or GSM is an asset.


    Duration: ASAP until March 2013. Extension possible.
     

    Application Deadline:15th August 2012
     

    Email: giz-suedsudan-buero@giz.de


    Expert in RF / Communications Technology / Engineering
     

    Country of assignment and location
     

    South Sudan, Juba
     

    Project / Field of activity
     

    GIZ supports the South Sudanese Police (SSPS) to establish and run their radio communications network.
     

    Providing advice and technical support to the SSPS ICT unit, the projects’ focus is now on a workshop and
    training center that has been set up to maintain equipment and train and develop a nucleus team of police officers specialized in communications.
     

    Responsibilities
     

    You will be deployed in the field of RF communications and maintenance, with a focus on training. 


    In coordination with the Project Coordinator you will lead and organize the department of technicians employed by GIZ to advise and train the newly formed Police ICT Department. 


    You will be responsible for the professional installation, commissioning and quality management of the radio facilities. 


    You will be in charge of repair processes, the technical management of the workshop as well as the training center. This includes particularly the programming, tuning, installation, maintenance and repair of HF-Codan base and mobile facilities; HF-Codan-SCS-PTC-Pro radio data transmission systems; Motorola VHF repeaters, VHF mobile and VHF portable radio installations; computers; as well as the installation and repair of photovoltaic systems and the training of SSPS technicians to perform these tasks. 


    You will advise the project and the Police on the network’s optimization process and organizational development of their ICT department.


    Qualifications
     

    You are an RF/communications engineer/technician with expert knowledge in your field and profound knowledge in:

    • HF and VHF voice and data-transmission systems, repeaters and their programming

    • HF and VHF electrical measurement, fault diagnosis and troubleshooting

    • Professional use of spectrum analyzers, mobile phone testers, oscilloscope etc. particular SSB operating mode as well as HF and VHF antenna technology

    • Technical documentation and reporting

    Experience in training and instruction of trainees and leadership of small teams are expected. 


    You are able to work in challenging situations, have experience in working in a multicultural environment and you are fluent in English.


    Living and working conditions in Juba require a good physical health and the ability to cope with stress.


    Experience with communications systems applications design and spectrum management for large radio networks, particularly of authorities with security tasks such as police, is an asset. 


    Expertise in TCP/IT networking; hybrid communication networks; TETRA; VSAT/satellite broadcast; microwave links; or GSM is an asset.
     

    Duration: ASAP until March 2013. Extension possible.
     

    Application Deadline: 27th August 2012
     

    Email: giz-suedsudan-buero@giz.de


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    Project Manager
     

    Location: Nairobi
     

    Industry: ICT
     

    Our Client, an Information Communications Technology firm providing Custom Software Development, Mobile Banking, web solutions, alongside other ICT based services, seeks to recruit a Project Manager.
     

    We are specifically looking for a candidate with 3 years experience with programming languages and tools e.g. Java SE, Java EE, PHP, J2ME is a bonus with Rapid Program Execution Skills and procedures is also a bonus

    Key Tasks and Responsibilities

    • Create and execute project work plans and revise as appropriate to meet changing software needs and requirements.

    • Identify resources needed and assign individual responsibilities to self and project team towards achievement of objectives

    • Manage day-to-day operational aspects of a project and scope of work and coordinate project reporting

    • Review deliverables prepared by team and conduct quality control and analysis before passing to client

    • Ensure highest quality standards are maintained within the project work flow and the deliverables

    • Document all project workflows and deliverables for easier follow up, coordination, maintenance and support

    • Design, develop and implement sound programmatic solutions to clients with no supervision

    • Provide full information to the other departments of the organization with regard to the project being engaged in including the top management, accounts

    Qualifications and Competencies

    • A degree course in a relevant discipline (ICT, Project management or Software development related)

    • At least 2-3 years experience working in similar position with similar responsibilities

    • 3 years experience with programming languages and tools e.g. Java SE, Java EE, PHP, J2ME is a bonus with Rapid Program Execution Skills and procedures is also a bonus

    • Experience with financial management software and financial accounting packages and Graphic design skills (Photoshop, illustrator, Fireworks etc) is a bonus

    • Good human interaction and interpersonal skills

    To apply, send your CV ONLY and cover letter to recruit@flexi-personnel.com before Friday 3rd August 2012. 


    Clearly indicate the position applied for and the minimum salary expectation on the subject line.


    Special Projects and Business Development Head

    Location:
     Nairobi
     

    Industry: ICT

    Our Client, an Information Communications Technology firm providing Custom Software Development, Mobile Banking, web solutions, alongside other ICT based services, seeks to recruit a 
    Special Projects and Business Development Head.
     

    The ideal candidate will have at least 2-4 years of experience in technical sales engagements in a relevant corporate industry and experience with enterprise software solutions in large complex organizations.

    Keys Tasks and Responsibilities

    • Carefully develop business plans, business cases and leads for new ventures and pitch them internally within the organization for their adoption and buying. Also pitch and discuss the same business cases with relevant parties and organizations to jointly come up with an acceptable solution.

    • Engage thoroughly in Research and Development of both technical and business needs to come up with and generate business leads and opportunities as well as potential business partnerships / alliances that the organization can take active part in and converting them into prospects and viable engagements that contribute to the overall company objective, revenue generation and attaining the company goals and objectives thereof.

    • Document viable projects, write project proposals and presentations, write project requirements documents, engage in deliberations with other organization and stakeholders, make presentations, pitch solutions to the relevant parties and close sales / partnership agreements for new businesses and joint ventures for the viable solutions

    • Build and maintain viable business relationships with clients and colleagues in the internal organization structure to ensure that there is smooth execution of project workflow and development of business cases and evaluation of the same

    • Build and grow a team of Business Development Executives that he/she shall manage and be accountable for (their performance) to the management and the entire organization with regard to target attainment

    • Identify trendsetter ideas by researching new technology, industry, market and related events, publications, and announcements; tracking individual contributors and their accomplishments to potentially position the organization to develop relevant products that will ensure business leadership, growth and continuity.

    • Support marketing activities, including trade/ scientific shows, mailings on mailing lists etc.

    • Conducting relevant workshops, meetings and seminars to drive the business development objectives of the organization as a whole

    Qualifications and Competencies

    • A Bachelor’s degree course in a relevant technical discipline

    • At least 2-4 years of experience in technical sales engagements in a relevant corporate industry and experience with enterprise software solutions in large complex organizations

    • Good technical background with an understanding of software solutions development and life cycle

    • Result oriented and a high performer of duties

    • Strong interpersonal skills and human relations

    • Analytical and ability to make sound judgment on viability of ventures

    • Flexibility to travel away from the city to meet prospective clients and work

    • Proven leadership and ability to drive Business development team.

     To apply, send your CV ONLY and cover letter to recruit@flexi-personnel.com before Friday 3rd August 2012.


    Clearly indicate the position applied for and the minimum salary expectation on the subject line.


    Software Engineer (2)
     

    Location: Nairobi
     

    Industry: ICT
     

    Our Client, an Information Communications technology firm providing Custom Software Development, Mobile Banking, web solutions, alongside other ICT based services, seeks to recruit Software Engineers.
     

    The ideal candidates shall be responsible for maintaining existing software solutions as well as come up with new software solutions / products for the company’s consumption as well as that of the company’s clients. 


    The successful candidates will also be informing the management on the progress of the team’s activities and the situation on the ground with relation to the business - client relationship and achievement of set targets.
     

    Qualification and Competencies

    • A degree in a relevant ICT discipline preferably majoring on Software development

    • A  course in project management and / or database administration and management

    • At least 2-5years experience in developing and handling commercial projects that have been used by corporate organizations for commercial and production purposes – preferably to run their mainstream business

    • Must have experience with financial management software and financial accounting packages

    • Proficient in desktop and web development with  Java SE, J2ME, php, Javascript, HTML, ASP.Net, C#, VB.Net and  Ajax

    • Must have working knowledge of database platforms including Oracle, SQL Server, MySql, XML, Sybase, foxpro and Postgres

    • Graphic design skills e.g. Photoshop, illustrator, fireworks, coreldraw e.t.c.

    • Ability to deliver top quality software working solutions within set deadline limits and specifications

    • Human and project organization and management skills

    Key Tasks and Responsibilities

    • Carry out research and development using various tools and strategies and come up with requirement specification as well as statement of work (SoW) documents and tools relevant in the software development life cycle

    • Analyze current systems and create, test, implement, maintain and document programs through knowledge of the system-development cycle.

    • Software modeling and simulation as well as front end graphical user interface design

    • Use good practice to come up with appropriate software designs for solutions that can be easily developed and implemented

    • Use relevant documentation standards to come up with various necessary project documentations prior to, while at and also after software development processes to correctly document software projects for easier follow up, coordination, hand over, maintenance and support

    • Program / develop software according to specifications given and come up with deliverables within time deadline and resources constraints

    • Integrate various software solutions with other pre-existing or new software and hardware solutions to ensure that they work together as planned on blueprint

    • Deploy, install, configure, set up and test systems at clients site and to offer support and solutions to clients on matters that concern the products offered to them

    • Make use of project management skills to manage a project and a project team and be responsible and accountable for the outcome of the project and the overall performance of the project team

    • Software analysis, code analysis, requirements analysis, software review, identification of code metrics, system risk analysis, software reliability analysis

    • Manage project workflow and ensure that projects are conducted in the best way possible with prudence and minimization of waste of project resources being key objectives

    To apply, send your CV ONLY and cover letter to vacancies@flexi-personnel.com before Friday  3rd August 2012. 


    Clearly indicate the position applied for and the minimum salary expectation on the subject line.


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    The University of Washington Global Assistance Program - Kenya is seeking to hire a Project Coordinator under the PRONTO program.

    Ref Number: CO 06

    Position Title:
    Project Coordinator

    Reports to:SPO/Programme Manager/Zonal Coordinator

    A. Job Objective
     

    Management of day-to-day activities and implementation of project activities in a specific project.
     

    B. Management Responsibility

    • Provide managerial support to the project team.

    • Responsible over all project matters such as day to day management, resource management

    • Responsible for project reporting to PRONTO International headquarters

    C. Description of Duties: 


    1. Provides management leadership in the project though co-ordination and supervision of the implementation of project activities and supervision of staff in the project.
     

    2. Provides management and supervision of data collection staff hired by AMREF.
     

    3. Responsible for ensuring data quality, including the preparation and submission of data quality assurance reports on a trimester basis.
     

    4. Plans, implements, monitors and evaluates project activities including:

    • Preparing project work plans and budgets on annual and ad-hoc basis.

    • Assigning work on project implementation and undertaking continuous coordination and monitoring of the project activities.

    • Implementing research and development activities.

    5. Supports dissemination of project information by preparing project reports on a regular basis, including financial and technical reports to donors and all required project information to PRONTO and other program partners.
     

    6. Provides financial management for the project including:

    • Preparation of budgets on annual basis or on ad-hoc basis.

    • Control of project resources.

    • Approve and monitor project expenditures for other project staff.

    • Submit timely financial progress reports.

    7. Acts as the key contact for the project to:

    • Maintain regular communication with members of the project management team and other members of the country Programmes.

    • Initiate and maintain collaboration with other actors on the ground.

    • Submit progress reports to key partners.

    8. Ensures programme integration and growth by participating in country meetings and developing new project initiatives.
     

    9. Undertakes other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.
     

    D. Accountability:
     

    i. Supervision: Work independently on tasks related to project management with periodic reporting and direction from supervisors.
     

    ii. Decision Making: Make decisions on the project implementation and its daily management.
     

    iii. Responsibility over data or information: Has access to important information as regards the project, its budget and the general trend and performance of the project.
     

    iv. Responsibility over assets: Proper management of financial resources, equipment and project utilities like vehicles.
     

    v. Responsibility over Staff: Responsibility over Research Assistants, Assistants, Technicians and Drivers,

    A. Job Specifications and Required Qualifications

    Professional / Qualifications
     

    Minimal: Degree or HND in nursing, medicine or relevant field
     

    Desired: Masters level degree in relevant clinical field

    Relevant Experience
     

    Minimal

    • Hands on training and knowledge in relevant project and management responsibilities.

    • Experience working in public clinics or hospitals

    • Experience with clinic-based data collection and monitoring

    • Experience with Implementation Research (Operations Research).

    • Clinical understanding of obstetrics and neonatal care

    Desired:

    • Experience working in Public Level 2 or 3 clinics.

    • Clinical experience in obstetrics and/or neonatal care.

    • Data base management skills

    • Experience managing other team member activities

    Length of Experience
     

    Minimal: At least 2 years

    Desired: At least three years
     

    Key Skills:

    Minimal

    • Ability to work independently, good leadership and communication skills

    • Ability to work with people from all backgrounds

    Personal Attributes
     

    Minimal: Mature, personable

    B. Performance standard for this job


    Quality of work as indicated by achievement of specific outputs as detailed in the Country Programme work plan.
     

    If you meet the above requirements, please follow the following link to complete the application form: 


    In addition, send an application letter with your current CV that contains details of your qualifications, experience, full time telephone number and names and addresses of 3 professional referees and copies of certificates to jobs@uwkenya.org. 


    Your application should reach us by 12th August, 2012.


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    Business Development Officer at Wema Centre in Mombasa – Kenya 

    The Wema Centre is a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) that runs various projects providing comprehensive care for street children and educational opportunities for orphans and vulnerable children in the Coast and Central regions in Kenya. 


    We provide shelter, clothing, food, healthcare, psychosocial support and education for former street children and run weekly outreach programs. 


    Our vision is a society where all street children and other vulnerable young people are transformed into fulfilled and responsible adults.

    Business Development Officer

    Closing date for applications: 10th August 2012

    We seek a motivated, creative, articulate, smart-working individual to work as our Business Development Officer in Mombasa.
     

    The Business Development Officer shall be in charge of supervising and expanding the Wema Centre’s Income Generating Activities (IGA) with the aim of reducing our reliance on charitable funding, ensuring the sustainability of the organisation and increasing the amount of unrestricted funds that can be used to support our beneficiaries.
     

    The Role

    1. To manage the day to day operations of the IGA department which currently consist of a tailoring unit, a dairy and fish farm, hostel accommodation and an education department providing cookery, tailoring and IT training for the local community.
     

    1.1  To support and supervise the lead staff member for each department
     

    1.2  To ensure that each department has a complete and up to date set of operational procedures and that these procedures are adhered to
     

    1.3  To be responsible for record keeping, stock management and quality control
     

    1.4  Alongside departmental staff, to keep track of the cash flow and profit/loss of each department
     

    1.5  Alongside the accounts department, to ensure that customer accounts are up to date and cash is available for inventory management
     

    1.6 To manage administrative tasks such as order processing, delivery and invoicing
     

    1.7 To manage relationships with suppliers and donors in order to source goods and materials at the lowest possible price
     

    1.8 To supervise the work of any volunteers allocated to the IGA department

    2. To increase the profitability of each section of the IGA department by creating and implementing marketing and sales plans.
     

    2.1  To seek out and communicate with potential new customers in order to develop new business relationships and generate and negotiate new income streams
     

    2.2 To manage the presentation of Wema products to new clients and ensure that all potential sales opportunities are captured and explored
     

    2.3. To ensure LPO’s and requests for information from new and existing customers are processed and followed up in an efficient and timely manner
     

    2.4 To maintain and develop the IGA website and web presence on external portals

    3. To oversee the creation, approval and development of ideas for diversifying and expanding IGA operations and to make sure that each section of the IGA department has an up to date business development plan
     

    3.1 To meet regularly with staff and other stakeholders in order to generate new ideas for income generation
     

    3.2 To actively seek out and research new business opportunities and create comprehensive business plans and profit/loss forecasts to test them before they are implemented
     

    3.3 To make and maintain networks with corporate, charitable and nongovernmental organisations in order to share knowledge, opportunities and skills

    The Person

    The business development officer is an enthusiastic and self motivated individual with a high degree of creativity and initiative. 


    A good understanding of business and marketing is necessary along with experience of customer service and project management.

    The successful candidate will:

    • be a person of high moral integrity, commitment and honesty with a genuine desire to help transform the lives of rescued street children

    • Have a good standard of education

    • Have a sound knowledge of business, sales and marketing and be able to provide evidence of an aptitude for business planning and development

    • Be strongly self motivated, able to achieve results with a high degree of autonomy and initiative and with proven experience of overseeing and managing projects

    • Have good supervisory skills with at least 1 (one) year’s experience in a management position

    • Be computer literate and proficient at website maintenance, all MS Office Packages and preferably have some Accounting knowledge

    • Be a confident and articulate negotiator with an ability to build relationships with customers and ‘close the deal’

    • Be capable of hands on problem solving with an ability to generate ideas and solutions

    • possess a valid Driving License

    • be available immediately

    Interested persons should send their applications giving full details of their age, qualifications, experience, present and expected remuneration, full contact address including daytime telephone numbers, detailed C.V, copies of certificates and testimonials and contact details of three referees to The Director, Wema Centre via Email on jobs@wemacentre.org before Friday 10th August 2012.
     

    All applications should be titled Business Development Officer Post.
     

    Please do not attach Testimonials at this time.


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    An Egyptian teenager, who was allegedly raped by her older brother several times, is now pregnant with his child.

    According to an Ana report, the 13-year-old girl claimed that her 40-year-old brother summoned her to his room every night on the pretext of having his room cleaned and raped her. He threatened her with dire consequencs if she were to speak of the incident.

    However, after a while the girl fell sick. Her parents took her to the doctor who revealed the shocking news to the family. Her 70-year-old father fained on hearing the news.

    The father lodged a complaint and the suspect has been arrested.


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    A 21-year-old student from Birmingham posed as a gynaecological researcher in an online advert and lured women to his flat in exchange for £500.

    According to a Daily Mail report, more than 200 women responded to the Gumtree ad. But only three agreed to be examined by Liam Ryan.

    However, when he failed to handover the cash one of them informed cops.

    Ryan pleaded guilty to two charges of sexual assault and three charges of engaging in sexual activity without consent at Birmingham Crown Court on Thursday, reported the website.

    He was jailed for four and a half years, ordered to sign the Sex Offenders' Register for life and was made the subject of a ten-year sex offender prevention order, Daily Mail added.


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    A minor girl in Northern India was allegedly kidnapped, raped and sold to a prostitution den by a couple.

    According to a 'Times of India' report, cops received a tip-off claiming that a 15-year-old girl was solf off to traffickers by her neighbours.

    The girl said the man and wife, her neighbours, took her to a den's owner. Initial investigation revelaed the girl has been raped. She claimed the neighbours beat her up, too. The couple confessed to the crime.


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    A 59-year-old grandmother has been jailed for four years for kidnapping and drugging her daughter after she refused to marry the man her family chose for her.

    According to a Daily Mail report, Shamim Akhtar had lined up Naila Afsar's marriage to one of her cousins. Naila, then 23, unable to bear the sustained pressure from her family in Bradford fled to Newcastle and entered in a relationship with Afsar Saddiq whom she is now married to.

    However, the family traced her down in Newcastle and began threatening her. She was made to drink a milky liquid which contained the drug lorazepam - described in court as a 'date rape drug' and bundled into a car.

    The granny's son and son-in-law are also jailed. 


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    Saturday, the 28th of July 2012 - Narc-Kenya presidential aspirant Martha Karua has said that unlike other presidential aspirants who appear to have almost bottomless resources to spend on the campaign, her efforts will be financed by well meaning Kenyans through contributions.


    Karua made the statement at a 10,000 per plate fundraiser at the Carnivore last night which was meant to launch her people-financed campaign for the presidency.

    Karua told those who attended the event that her campaign will be financed by her friends;

    “You my dear friends are the ones who fund my campaign,” she said urging for more support.

    Adding that she was confident of going all the way;

    “I am more than convinced that we are on the right track and truly this race is unstoppable,” she stated.

    Former National Oil Corporation MD Mary Mukindia echoed Karua’s sentiments saying her campaign is driven by the support that she is getting from like-minded Kenyans in form of money and even volunteering.

    Mukindia also said that Karua’s work ethic on the campaign trail is also showing Kenyans she wants the job;

    “In our team, we think about the details, she is the most travelled around the country and she gets to see more travelling by road,” she said.

    The Kenyan DAILY POST

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    Saturday, the 28th of July 2012 - DPM Musalia Mudavadi has reignited rumours of a brewing alliance around him for the presidency by hinting that he is in talks with fellow ODM alumnus William Ruto who is himself campaigning to be the next occupant of State House on a United Democratic Forum (UDF) ticket.


    Mudavadi made the comments on one of the stops in his three-day tour of the South Rift that started yesterday. He appeared to suggest that he and Ruto had something in the works;

    "Ruto is a good friend of mine and I am comfortable working with him to transform the country. This country needs new leaders who are focused on development,” he said.

    Mudavadi also used an analogy from Kenya’s athletics history to suggest that it was time for older politicians (read Raila Odinga perhaps?) to leave the scene;

    “Athletes like Kipchoge Keino also contributed greatly to the athletic prowess that Kenya is now well known for.”

    "They have now passed on the baton to younger runners like Asbel Kiprop who are faster than them,” said Mr Mudavadi.

    He urged Kenyans to uphold peace during the polls.

    “Let us unite as Kenyans during this election period and ensure that no one is hurt for any reason,” said Mr Mudavadi.

    Ikolomani MP Boni Khalwale was however more direct with his attacks on Odinga;

    “Raila kicked William (Ruto) and Mudavadi out of the Orange Party once he got what he wanted from them. We cannot trust him,” he said.

    The Kenyan DAILY POST

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    Saturday July 28, 2012 - Samuel Kamau Wanjiru was a super talent, an Olympic Champion and a two time winner of World Marathon Majors.


    Between 2008 and 2010, Wanjiru cashed marathon jackpots than any other Kenyan athlete.Wanjiru was a world class sportsman alongside Jamaican sprinters Usain Bolt and Yohane Blake.


    Despite his sporting achievements, everything fell apart on May 15, 2011 when he died in mysterious circumstances that shook the global sports fraternity.


    Running on Empty: the Life and Triumphs of Samuel Kamau Wanjiru brings you the tragic story of a world class sport star felled by fame, money, women and alcohol.


    Here are some excerpts from the book….


    Wanjiru had secured a  Sh 2.1 million loan from his manager Federico Rosa and he was heading to Nyahururu to bribe the police to drop the gun charges he was facing  so that he could fly out to the US and Italy, the book states.


    “Despite the prohibition by his coach, Wanjiru decided to go to Nyahururu on Sunday May 15,”


    The athlete’s journey was not driven by the health of his wife.


    “He was nervous, the lawsuit in connection with illegal possession of fire arms was approaching and he wanted the police to withdraw the indictment so that he could free again,” writes Dutch journalist Frits Conijn who is the author of the book Running on Empty.


    Three weeks earlier his manager, coach, lawyer had taken him to a camp in Eldoret to rescue his floundering career following claims  that he was  spending more time in bars than on track or at home.


    The writer says Wanjiru was so anxious about the case that he wanted to physically confirm the amount was credited to his account.


    “If that had been done, the case in court could be completed speedily. He wished and longed for his freedom. With enough money, he could conclude this itchy issue with the police and have it withdrawn from the court,”


    As a precaution, his coach Claudio Bardalelli and Mr Rosa had organised for Wanjiru to drive in a convoy to ensure the star would head home straight from Eldoret.


    “Wanjiru himself would use the trainer’s car, while Daniel Gatheru drove Triza’s car. In this way he was trying to build a return guarantee because as a car enthusiast, the athlete would appreciate the honour and return the car by himself,” Conijn writes.


    However this precaution would only last for ten minutes. No sooner had they left the vicinity of the broader Uashin Gishu County than Wanjiru, stopped at roadside pub to buy some beer.



    He drowned a few half litre bottles down his thirsty throats and took away others. These would make him company on the journey.


    After 150 Kilometers Wanjiru decided to visit one of his many girlfriends in Nakuru town.


    Conijn says Wanjiru was a talented sports icon with a wealth estimated to be over half a billion shillings. Despite this, he still behaved like most of his fellow villagers who had nothing to spend.


    His investments were not returning any profit, and the animosity between his wife and mother was suffocating him.


    “The worst of all was the spiky relationship between his relationship between his more or less official wife, Triza and his mother Hannah. Daughter-in-law and mother-in-law always disagreed and scrambled over him, each constantly pulling him to their camp,” the writer says.


     Wanjiru was on the verge of becoming an alcoholic. Although his liver was still intact, says Conijn, recent medical reports revealed evidence of his drinking habits in his blood.


    Winning Olympics medal turned Wanjiru into a prisoner of his own success.


     “Wanjiru became a celebrity and he found it difficult dealing with his new status. He received invitations to expensive parties, attended interviews and even appeared on televisions commercial for a Kenyan Insurance Company”


     Wanjiru became a household name.


    “He did not feel at ease in a world that until then had remained to be a mystery. Some of the conversations he was engaged in were complex and he lacked flair to hide that in a flexible way. Wanjiru was increasingly becoming a prisoner of his own success,”


    With fame came a train of sycophants whose biggest agenda was to make quick money by stoking his fragile ego.


    Like many young men, he liked partying but unlike them he had no financial constrains. And this was his biggest undoing.

    Tomorrow we will have a comprehensive serialisation on how Wanjiru’ got his millions and how he became a prisoner of his own success….only on the DAILY POST.

    The Kenyan DAILY POST

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    Saturday, the 28th of July 2012 - Former Manchester United star who is currently signed on to Manchester City has been spotted training with the Queens Park Rangers team igniting speculation that he might soon sign for the club.


    The player has been plagued by persistent injury woes in recent years that were responsible for his short stint at United before he was released on a free contract. His stay at City has been equally fraught, the player making just four appearances last season.

    Asked recently, Hargreaves, 31, said he wanted nothing more than getting back to his past form;

    "I am not forced to do anything and if I can't get back to the level I used to, I don't want to play," the midfielder recently said.

    QPR boss Mark Hughes, a United alumnus himself, said that the club wanted to help Hargreaves recover his form;

    "Owen is training with the group. There is no obligation for either party. He is keen to retain his fitness and we are more than happy to help him by allowing him to train with us and use our facility at Harlington."

    The Kenyan DAILY POST

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    Saturday, the 28th of July 2012 - Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas has insisted that the club has not received any more new bids for unhappy star Luka Modric even as rumours continue to circulate that Real Madrid were preparing to up their offer to £33 million. If true that offer would represent the nearest bid to Spurs’ asking price of £40 million from any club so far.


    Given that Modric has made his desire to leave plain, Tottenham have been accused to using their ‘unreasonable’ asking price as a way of holding on to the player. Villas-Boas however refutes that and insists that the reason is that no club is yet to make any new offer;

    "There is no news at the moment," said Villas-Boas.

    "The player is training in London. There have been no further bids, no improved bids. The value hasn't been met for what we think is correct."

    "We have a big squad and we are fielded in most of the positions, so we just have to wait and see how that deal goes or doesn't go. If the player eventually stays, he is a player of fantastic talent for us and will certainly add to our squad."

    Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho, has for his part decided to remain tight-lipped on the matter;

    "I don't talk about players from other clubs"

    The Kenyan DAILY POST

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    Saturday, the 28th of July 2012 - Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has aimed a sharp barb at the Chelsea players he previously coached saying his new charges are a better group to work with. The barb seems to suggest that the Portuguese manager still has some unresolved feelings about his premature sacking by Chelsea last March.


    Villa-Boas sacking came as result of what many saw as his failure to take charge in the dressing room. He made the comments while heaping praises on his new players;

    "From my perspective I've been adapting to the players," Villas-Boas said. "They are a great group who are enjoying what they are doing.

    "I think the warmth of the group is excellent to see, and you know two different groups react differently. And we've that the spirit within this group has been fantastic - it's different from what I had in the last year."

    Villas-Boas also made light of Gareth Bale’s absence due to his involvement at the Olympics;

    "I can understand the frustration for missing a player of Gareth's dimensions involved with Team GB, but everything was done as it should be," Villas-Boas said.

    "It was approved by the FA doctors regarding his injury, so for me it is the end of story.

    "[Blatter] has decided to speak, maybe not knowing the full extent of the situation. They are unfortunate comments, but I can't make any more comment because he is the FIFA president."

    The Kenyan DAILY POST

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    Many reasons have been given as to why Kenya has so many leaders who seem, at every turn, to put their own interests before those of the ordinary mwananchi. (Just think of the many times that MP’s have passed salary hikes for themselves while our teachers and doctors continue to suffer. )


    Some seem to think that this has something to do with our implicit sanctioning of corruption under the guise of ‘it is our time to it’. Others think that it has something to do with how MP’s spend so much money (on bribes and what not) while campaigning to get into parliament that they have to pay themselves back once they get in.

    I think all the theories that attempt to explain this sad phenomena, that Boniface Mwangi has called an ‘ over-abundance of vultures’ avoid the simplest explanation of all; our current leaders (well at least the majority of them) just don’t care.

    That’s why I think that in the next election we need to elect leaders that have demonstrated some level of feeling for the plight of the ordinary Mwanachi. 

    It is for this reason that I would like to endorse the young activist and writer Kingwa Kamencu to be the next president of Kenya.

    Hear me out. It is easy to dismiss this young lady as inexperienced (owing to her lack of years) but I think this is good thing. She has none of the baggage of the past to weigh her down. 

    What she offers is a clean slate for Kenya to start on. Her opponents who speak so often of their ‘experience in Kenyan leadership’ are the same people who are holding us back since all they know are the old ways. As they say ‘you cannot go to new places with the same old maps.’

    But above all the main reason I think we should vote Kingwa Kamencu as the next President of Kenya is because of the depth of feeling that she showed for the plight of the ordinary mwananchi when she was announcing her presidential bid.

    She wept. 

    This for me demonstrated that she has great affection for Kenya and wants more than anything to help its people improve their lot. 

    But if that still doesn’t work for you, just think about what the money will look like once she is on it.

    Denise

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