VACANT POSITIONS EXTERNAL ADVERT

 

 

VACANT POSITIONS

EXTERNAL ADVERT

 Advertised on: September 27, 2017                                    Dead line: October 10, 2017

1.    PROJECTS OFFICER (CONSULTANCY UNIT): UNES /CONSULTANCY /PJO /09 / 2017

    Location:  Nairobi

Contract Duration: One Year

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Reporting to the Consultancy Manager, the incumbent shall be tasked with the following responsibilities:

  1. Purchasing, Preparation and submission of bids and provide reports on the same
  2. Maintain record of all the projects and ensure compliance to the respective terms and deliverables.
  3. Identification, preparation and submission of Expression of Interest, Request for Proposals, Request for Quotations, Bids and Concept Papers.
  4. Coordination of the implementation of Consultancy Assignments
  5. Liaising with Project Stakeholders on an ongoing basis.
  6. Servicing Project meetings and workshops and preparing project reports
  7. Coordinate trainings capacity building assignments by providing logistics, preparation of training materials and provide the final training reports at the end of the training
  8. Production of Monthly Progress Reports to Update on status of ongoing projects.
  9. Management of Client Relationships. Maintaining customer feedback register
  10. Maintain filed Records and Neat Working Space on a Regular basis
  11. Perform any other Duties Assigned by the Supervisor

JOB SPECIFICATION:

  1. Must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Project Management, Business Management or equivalent
  2. At least Three years hands on experience in consultancy assignments
  3. Proven track record of proposal writing/research
  4. Possess good communication and interpersonal skills
  5. Possess good analytical, oral and written communication skills
  6. Be highly computer literate
  7. Qualification in M&E will be an added advantage

 

 

2.   PROJECT DRIVER (USAID HEALTH-IT PROJECT): UNES/HLIT/PJD/09/2017

Location:  Nairobi

Contract Duration: Two Years

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Reporting to the Finance Manager, the incumbent shall be tasked with the following responsibilities

  1. Delivery of correspondences within the CBD
  2. Mail delivery and collection from UNES and University Offices and Offices within Nairobi Central Business (CBD)
  3. Driving project staff to various destinations
  4. Maintain cleanliness of motor vehicle.
  5. Maintaining the fuel records
  6. Ensuring that the vehicle/ motor cycle is always in a serviced condition
  7. Running office errands
  8. Performing any other duties assigned by the Supervisor

 

JOB SPECIFICATION:

  1. At least KCSE grade D+ aggregate
  2. Possess a clean valid driving and motor cycling licenses
  3. At least 3 years satisfactory vehicle and motor-cycling experience after obtaining license
  4. A certificate of good conduct.
  5. Must be a person of high integrity
  6. Good communication skills in both English and Kiswahili.
  7. Possess basic vehicle maintenance skills.
  8. At least 3 years accident free -driving experience.

3.   SALES EXECUTIVE (HOSPITALITY UNIT): UNES/HOSP/SE/09/2017

Location:  Nairobi

Contract Duration: Six Months

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Reporting to the Manager Hospitality Services, the incumbent shall be tasked with the following responsibilities;

  1. To develop and implement a sales action plan to increase revenue
  2. To develop and grow unit’s target customer base mainly for conference/ outside catering
  3. To promote the units products and services
  4. Prospecting and conducting daily sales calls to acquire new business
  5. Develop professional long term business relationships with clients for repeat business

 

JOB SPECIFICATION:

  1. Diploma in Sales and Marketing
  2. Minimum of 3 years’ experience in sales in a busy hotel and restaurant
  3. Proven track record of growing targeted customer portfolio and sales
  4. Good communication and customer service skills
  5. Confident, approachable and hospitable personality
  6. KCSE C

    4. LEAD SYSTEM DEVELOPER (USAID HEALTH-IT PROJECT): UNES /HLIT /09 /17 (ONE POSITION) – RE ADVERTISEMENT

Contract Duration: 2 Years

Reporting Relationship:

The incumbent shall report to the Deputy Chief of Party, Technical Services

Position Summary:

The Lead System Developer shall work closely with project stakeholders, other developers, quality assurance specialist and business analysts to design, develop, and maintain the HIS systems.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The duties and responsibilities shall be as follows:

  1. Utilize established development tools, guidelines and conventions to design, develop, and test HIS systems
  2. Enhance existing HIS systems by analyzing business requirements, preparing an action plan and identifying areas for modification and improvement
  3. Maintain the existing HIS assigned to you and by identifying and correcting software defects.
  4. Facilitate and contribute to HIS systems integration.
  5. Collaborate and share ideas with the developer team members.
  6. Learn and develop skills to keep abreast with new Technologies
  7. Conduct systematic HIS system testing and document these.
  8. Engage users and the technology team in order to prioritize system feature Requests
  9. Provide insight regarding usability and user experience to guide the development and impact of the products for our customers.
  10. Leverage knowledge and contribute to proper knowledge management within the Project
  11. Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  12. Develop and maintain both user and technical documentation for Systems
  13. Facilitate capacity Building
  14. Be willing to meet new challenges with enthusiasm and meet deadlines in fast paced Environment
  15. Review the technical development and maintenance work in terms of output, planning and budgeting in liaison with the DCOP – Technical
  16. Set Targets, mentor, monitor and evaluate the performance of software Developers
  17. Identify skill gaps within the team of developers and recommend the appropriate actions to the Management
  18. Undertake additional task that will be allocated the supervisor

Job Specification:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or Software Engineering or Related specialization
  2. A least 3 years’ experience in enterprise Software Development.
  3. Extensive experience with Java and Python programming languages coupled with practical experience with test-driven development and automated testing frameworks.
  4. Demonstrable proficiency in modern software development Frameworks or methodologies such as RAD, JAD, and DSDM
  5. Experience in the Kenya Health Sector with expert knowledge in DHIS2 and related systems will be an added advantage
  6. Good team Leader
  7. Ability to train the users on the developed systems

Applicants interested in the above position should submit the following:

  • Cover letter detailing why you want to be considered for the position, as well as current and expected gross salary.
  • Detailed CV including at minimum:
    1. Biographical data including: Full names, current mailing address, current telephone contacts, email address
    2. Employment history to date.  Ensure that specific start and end dates are included.
    3. Educational history to date, clearly detailing the program, certificate obtained, and completion date.
    4. Names of 3 referees with their contacts.
  • Copies of ALL academic and professional certificates and testimonials.
  • Completed Personal Data Form (Download here) fully filled and signed
  • Indicate the Job Reference Number and Title in your email

All applications to reach the undersigned on or before October 10, 2017 strictly via the following email unes-hr@uonbi.ac.ke. Hard copies shall not be accepted.

 

N/B: Only shortlisted applicants shall be contacted. UNES does not require any payment in order to process your applications.

UNES IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. PERSONS WITH DISABILITY ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

CONTRACT SIGNING & INCEPTION MEETING BETWEEN UNES AND THE REGIONAL CENTER FOR MAPPING OF RESOURCES FOR DEVELOPMENT (RCMRD) ON 22/8/2017

UNES is to offer Consultancy services for feasibility studies & development of conceptual master plans. The general objective is to establish competitive modern business parks for the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD).

The contract signing and inception meeting took place at the Regional Center for Mapping of Recources for Development (RCMRD) offices located along Kasarani Mwiki road, opposite Kasarani police station off Thika Superhighway on exit 8.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Short Course on Reference plagiarism publishing course june 2017

Short Course on Reference plagiarism publishing course june 2017

UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI
LIBRARY DEPARTMENT

Dear All,

1. Introduction

University of Nairobi Enterprises and Services (UNES) Limited in collaboration with The Library Department will be running Short Course Training from 21st to 23rd June 2017 on the following topics:-

1) AUTOMATED REFERENCING SYSTEM to be conducted on 21st June 2017
2) PLAGIARISM AND THE USE OF TURNITIN DETECTION SOFTWARE to be conducted on 22nd June 2017
3) PUBLISHING IN HIGH IMPACT JOURNALS to be conducted on 23rd June 2017
2. Target audience
 The course targets Researchers, Academics, and Postgraduate students, Librarians, Authors and Managers.

3. Course Background

The emergences of automated citation and referencing software have now made it easier for all those who venture into scholarly writing. Writing and presenting quality academic papers take time. There are diverse online open source software that make citation and referencing a bliss. There is therefore need for researchers and scholars to have the requisite search and citation skills for effective research output and adherence to academic integrity.

Plagiarism is considered a major academic malpractice, therefore the Automated Referencing and Plagiarism Detection short course training, is aimed at addressing the vice. The short course also intends to build the capacity of the participants in terms of equipping them with necessary skills to effectively cite to avoid plagiarism.

Publish or perish holds true in most research and academic environments, but a single publication in a high impact journal can make a huge impact on one’s academic career path. The course will equip researchers and postgraduate students on writing skills and on how to publish in high impact journals and books

4. Objectives of the short course training are to
1) Equip participants with citing and referencing skills using Zotero and Mendeley Bibliographic Management software
2) Train participants on how to use Turnitin to detect plagiarism.
3) Enhance academic writing.
4) Equip participants on how to publish in high impact commercial and open access journals and books

5. Learning outcomes:

At the end of the short course training, the participants should:

1) Download, install and use Zotero and Mendeley to cite and reference their work.
2) Produce quality scholarly write-ups.
3) Publish scholarly articles and book chapters in high impact journals and books

Course structure:

The training will cover the following broad thematic areas: Zotero, Mendeley, Turnitin and publishing in high impact journals.

Mode of instruction:

Presentations will be delivered through PowerPoint presentations, interactive sessions and practical. Participants will be required to have an internet enabled computer.

Duration:

1) The course will take place from 21st to 23rd June 2017.
2) Participants can select to attend any or all of the three courses.

Venue: Computer Lab, Jomo Kenyatta Memorial Library, UoN.

Cost: Ksh. 7,000 per course (Including Meals)

Please note that all payments shall be made to UNES Consultancy Account;
Account Number 03-073-2252452, Barclays Bank of Kenya, Westland Branch

For more information please contact the following Coordinators:

Library Department
Rosemary Otando: Email: rosemary.otando@uonbi.ac.ke
Phone: 0736881793
Esther Obachi: Email: eobachi@uonbi.ac.ke
Phone: 0724804541

UNES Limited:
Seith Abeka E-Mail: seith@uonbi.c.ke; unesconsultancy@uonbi.ac.ke
Phone: 0720877674
Paul Njoroge E-Mail: pthumbi@uonbi.ac.ke
Phone: 0717300006

Angela Mumo
Ag. Director, LIS

UNES Participating in a Workshop on Elements of Effective Customer Experience Organised by Kenya Literature Bureau and DGMB on 29th April 2016 at Weston Hotel

UNES Participating in a Workshop on Elements of Effective Customer Experience

UNES Participating in a Workshop on Elements of Effective Customer Experience

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