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Monday, April 9, 2012

Del Monte Kenya Limited Senior Research Agronomist Job Vacancy

Exciting Career Opportunity – Del Monte Kenya Limited

The Company

Del Monte Kenya Limited wishes to fill existing vacancies for the position ofSenior Research Agronomist.

He or she will join a high achieving management team, in our Research & Development Department.

The Job

Reporting to the Research & Development Manager, the person will be responsible for: -
  • Study factors affecting nutrient uptake and utilisation by plants.
  • Identify ways in which plants productivity can be enhanced by more efficient use of nutrients.
  • Develop diagnostic tools for rapid detection of nutrient deficiencies.
  • Study plant water requirements and develop efficient irrigation scheduling tools.
  • Develop field/crop monitoring techniques for soil fertility, plant nutrition, water requirement, plant growth, fruit development and fruit quality.
  • Identify knowledge gaps and carry out field and laboratory experiments in plant nutrition, soil fertility, plant water requirement, and cultural practices such as planting densities, seed materials, and spacing.
  • Development/improvement of agronomic packages required for optimum pineapple production.
  • Coordinate activities of the analytical chemistry laboratory.
  • Supervising, motivating and training of field workers on experimentation and data collection.
  • Health/safety of the worker, environment, and product.
The Person

The ideal candidate should meet the following requirements: -

  • Aged 30 - 35 years.
  • Must have a B.SC. Degree in Agriculture or related field and at least M.Sc. degree in Soil Science, Integrated Soil Fertility Management, or any other related course.
  • Substantial experience in soil fertility, plant nutrition, and integrated soil-plant-water-nutrient management .
  • Experience in irrigation scheduling.
  • Good data utilization and analytical skills.
  • The ability to work meticulously and accurately under pressure of deadlines.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • A flexible approach and an ability to work within a team.
  • Computing skills (experience of word processing, Excel spreadsheet, presentation, and database package).
  • Clean driving license.
  • Working in a research institution or research department of a large scale farming business.
  • Experience on implementation of the Global GAP certification requirements at the farm level.
  • Experience in chemical analysis.
  • A self motivated team player.
Applications to be submitted to

Human Resources Manager,
Del monte Kenya Ltd,
P.O. Box 147 - 01000,

Email:, by 20th April, 2012.

Academic Research Writing Job in Kenya

We are looking forresearch writerswho are able to write Dissertations, Research papers and Term papers.

Candidates must be:-
  1. Proficiency in English language if it is not their first language.
  2. Acquaintance with the mainstream writing styles: MLA, Chicago / Turabian, Harvard, APA.
  3. Unrestricted internet access.
  4. Ability to meet strict deadlines
All qualifying candidates wishing to be considered for this position should send their resumes to

Bayer HealthCare Medical Director Job in Kenya

Bayer HealthCare (BHC), a division of Bayer East Africa Ltd, is one of the leading pharmaceutical companies worldwide with research and business activities focusing on: Diagnostic Imaging, General Medicine, Specialty Medicine and Women's Healthcare. In Middle Africa, BHC is present in 40 countries, with its head office in Nairobi, Kenya.

To maximise our commitment to sustainable medical health development, provide innovative products, medical solutions and stewardship through product life-cycle management, we seek to recruit qualified and result oriented individuals to fill the following positions:

Medical Director

Ref No. 2012/HR/BHC-001

Reporting to the Head of Medical Affairs EMEA Sub-region, the Medical Director’s position purpose will be the overall accountability for the medical governance in Middle Africa, encompassing all Pharma business.

The Medical Director will be expected to lead, develop and direct the medical function in the region by installing medical structures, ensuring medical governance and compliance with International Pharmaceutical Standards, BHC Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), IFMA Code of Pharmaceutical Marketing Practice and others as applicable pharmaceutical codes.

Support the business and foster the business growth of the Country subsidiary by developing and implementing medical and clinical processes and activities in alliance with the overall BSP strategy

Major Tasks of the Position

1. Accountable for the Medical Governance within the region and responsible for setting and maintaining a culture of the highest ethical and medical standards for any activity that BHC is involved in.

2. Manage and implement all medical activities in the region eg medical training, medical information services, continuing medical education activities, clinical studies, etc in accordance with BHC SOPs.

3. Responsible for Pharmacovigilance working towards excellence to ensure the safe and appropriate use and the long-term medical potential of BHC medicinal products and assuring compliance with national and relevant international drug safety regulations.

4. Has the duty of supervision and due diligence for clinical studies conducted in the region.

5. Responsible for promoting cross-functional support between the Medical Department and the Local Marketing and Sales Departments.

6. The Country Medical Director is responsible together with the Country Divisional Head to ensure that the personnel of the local organisation are adequately trained and resourced to perform their activities related to Pharmacovigilance, Regulatory Affairs and Product Quality (handling of adverse effect reports and / or product quality complaints).

7. Act as a scientific expert between Bayer and the Medical Community through dissemination and education of scientific data and material. To establish long term scientific/strategic relationships with physicians/scientists and with related major medical associations and academic centers of excellence.

8. Together with the regional functional heads, manage and implement pharmacovigilance, regulatory and quality activities in accordance with BHC SOPs.

  • Degree on Human Medicine (MBChB or equivalent).
  • Registered to practice as a medical doctor by the Medical Practitioners & Dentists Board
  • A Postgraduate degree in health or health management related field
  • At least 5 years work experience in the pharmaceutical sector in Medical Affairs, Clinical Development or related positions.
  • At least 3 years experience in managerial functions and in leadership of interdisciplinary teams.
  • Experience (at least 5 years) in the field of medical support of a product portfolio of at least 20 different products.
  • Experience (at least 5 years) in the field of maintenance of legal product information (Summary of Product Characteristics and Patient Information Leaflet) for a product portfolio of at least 20 different products.
  • Advanced knowledge of international pharmaceutical laws, standards and codices.
  • Outstanding leadership and inter-personal skills, ability to work well in teams
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills. Excellent negotiation skills and high credibility
  • Good administrative and organisational skills
  • Strong focus on achievement of goals
  • Highly committed, complexity-solving personality, with demonstrated ethical medical decision making skills
  • Excellent relationship with members of the Medical and Pharmacy professions
  • Knowledge of French is an added advantage.
How to apply: 

If you meet the above requirements, please send your application letter, a detailed CV with three professional referees including daytime contact, copies of certificates and testimonials (quoting the reference number on both application letter and envelop) not later than 18th April 2012 to:

Legal Aid Assistant Jobs in Kenya

Legal Aid AssistantPositions (2) 

Location: Nairobi and Naivasha

Our client, a nongovernmental organization whose major position is to promote and uphold women and girls in society through advocating for opportunities that explore their potentials is looking for suitable candidates to fill the position of a Legal Officer who will be reporting to the Legal Aid & Litigation Program Officer–

Duties and Responsibilities 
  • Support in providing legal advice to clients who are women and girls survivors of Gender based violence
  • Provide trainings on legal representation to clients who are women and girls survivors of Gender based violence
  • Participate in preparation of pleadings, proofs of evidence and legal briefs
  • Intervene and petition on behalf of the public in gender related issues.
  • Take up public interest litigation cases for advocacy
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with other NGO’s,Government departments and relevant bodies in gender related cases
  • Offer Legal Aid to women survivors of violence and undertake legal research
  • Undertaking any other duties appropriate as may be assigned from time to time
Minimum qualifications 
  • Bachelor’s degree or Diploma in Law
  • Advocate of the High court of Kenya added advantage
  • Should have knowledge of program planning, designing, monitoring and evaluation
  • Should have at least 2 years hands on experience in a similar position
  • Must be 35 years of age and below
Skills and Competencies 
  • Must possess strong writing skills, proficiency in computers, organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Self-motivated, extremely organized, and collegial and have the ability to function
  • Must have proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, and Word), as well as impeccable field and internet –based research abilities.
  • Strong interest in the area of women’s rights and a commitment to the empowerment of women.
  • Good interpersonal skill, co-operative attitude, cultural sensitivity, and positive attitude to work.
To apply, send your CV ONLY to before Friday 6th April 2012.

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

Java Developer Internship Opportunity in a Local StartUp

Wanted: Java Developer for Internship with Local StartUp


(i) Demonstrable experience in JAVA development, Web Services (SOAP), JavaServer Faces (JSF), using NetBeans v3.0.

(ii) Demonstrable experience in GlassFish v3.1 Application Server.

(iii) Demonstrable experience in PostGreSQL v9.0.4 Database.

(iv) Demonstrable experience in PHP development.

(v) Demonstrable experience in CentOS or Red Hat Enterprise Linux Operating System.


Some experience in customisation or implementation of Open Source PHP based Shopping Portals e.g. PrestaShop.


Nairobi Women’s Hospital Procurement Officers Jobs in Kenya

Urgent Recruitment -Procurement Officer 

2 Positions

Nairobi Women’s Hospital is trusted with the healthcare of Women in Africa, and with passion, we deliver healthcare.

We are recruiting for the following high caliber individuals to join our team of healthcare professionals.

The key responsibilities for this role are
  1. Sourcing and negotiating for goods and services
  2. Developing Cost benefit analysis
  3. Ensuring documentation of the tendering process
  4. Custodian of hospital shopping smart cards.
  5. Monitoring capital budgets within the agreed parameters.
  6. Maintaining updated records for capital equipment, quotations and contracts.
  7. Training and mentoring new staffs.
  8. Receiving profiles and quotes from suppliers and analyze them.
  9. Ordering for imports/local purchase after receiving purchase requisition from various departments.
  10. Receiving imported items in the system and maintaining stock inventory.
  11. Conducting audits to confirm expiry dates and stocks held for long.
  12. Confirming stock shelf balances, expiry dates for LPOs raised.
  13. Ensure Superior Customer Experience to all internal and external clients
Qualifications and Skills
  • At least 3 years procurement experience in a healthcare setting.
  • Diploma in purchases and supplies or related field
  • CPA II is an added advantage
Interested applicants are invited to send their applications detailing current and expected salary and CV with contact details of three referees ONLY (DO NOT attach certificates) to the

General Manager Human Resource
P.O. Box 10552-00100

clearly marking the application with position applied for.

Applications can also be emailed to with position applied for as the subject line by 06 April, 2012.

Due to the urgency of this positions, short listing will begin before close of this advert

Training Content Developer Job Vacancy in Nairobi Kenya

Position Title:Content Developer

Duty Station:Nairobi, Kenya

Basic Purpose:

To ensure that content for training delivery is created at the stipulated time, cost and quality norms.

Expected End Results 

Creation and customization of Content as per the business and people requirement of the region one is operating in.

Major Activities
  • Understand and study the business challenges and the market reality of the region operating in. Should create effective content on Product, Process and Skills for both Sales and CS staff working at different levels.
  • Update one’s knowledge on country’s laws and regulation so as to create content that enables the sales and CS staff to sell products and service clients while complying with the local laws.
  • Get an in-depth understanding of the training requirements of the sales and CS staff so as to create the content accordingly.
  • Have thorough knowledge of the competition, company products, pricing and the industry so as create useful and effective content.
  • Liaise with Sales and CS trainers to get feedback on the training programs conducted so that relevant changes can be made.
  • Construct learning solutions while ensuring quality.
  • Create facilitator and participant guides as well as other training material.
  • Conduct field study as and when required to obtain ground level data.
  • Conducting pilot programs and Training of trainers on the content created
Essential Skills & Knowledge: 


The ideal candidate should be in possession of a Post Graduate qualification, preferably an MBA, especially in English Literature/Mass communication from a recognised university

Relevant Experience:

Have a minimum of 8 years experience in operations or training in a medium to large sized organization, preferably in a telecom/FMCG industry.

Personal Characteristics & Behaviours:
  • Have strong and creative written communication skills
  • Have proficiency in MS- Office
  • Be a team Player
  • Be strong on logic and analytical ability
  • Possess sound visualization skills
  • Have an eye for detail
  • Have research orientation.
  • Have the ability to work within deadlines
  • Experience in writing, editing, proof-reading for tutorials and technical articles would be added advantage.
  • Ability to explain complex issues in simple language to a broad consumer audience
  • Familiarity with online publishing and active online blogging will be a strong plus
Application Process

Interested candidates are requested to submit their applications on e-mail, together with the latest copy of CV, day time telephone number and details of their current remuneration to: to be received on or before Tuesday 10th April 2012.

Only candidates who meet the minimum requirements will be contacted.