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UNES LTD PARTICIPATES IN THE KABARAK UNIVERSITY BOOK FAIR AND EXHIBITION HELD ON 13-15TH SEPTEMBER, 2017 AT KABARAK UNIVERSITY GROUND IN NAKURU COUNTY

UNES LTD participated in the just concluded Book Fair and Exhibition organized by Kabarak University on 13-15th September, 2017 at Kabarak University Ground in Nakuru County. It brought about major competitors under one roof where the Deans, Head of Departments, Librarian, Staff and Students got to identity and purchase books of their choice and even recommend the much needed titles to their libraries and departments. UNES had a cutting edge and made a lasting parting shot when it displayed and showcased not only bookstore products but other solution services especially Consultancy, Hospitality, Dental Services and other commercial initiatives as part of its service delivery and customer experience. It extended its market share and communicated a strong presence across the Rift Valley Region with a view of business development and growth.

Traditionally, exposition (expo) or exhibition are normally organized so that companies in a specific industry can come together and showcase or demonstrate their latest products and services, meet with industry partners and customers, study activities of rivals, and examine recent market trends and opportunities.

Kabarak University Book fair and Exhibition was one of its kinds and this marked the beginning of a partnership that will see UNES LTD supply different titles to the institutions including other products and services and extend the consumer patronage in the entire region.

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The Corporate Training for Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) Senior Staff on Communication Crisis organized by UNES at the Lukenya Gateway from 6th-8th September, 2017.

UNES Consultancy organized a three day off-shore corporate training to the Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) Senior Staff on Communication Crisis. It was led by lead consultant Dr. Hezron Mugambi and Leah Muchemi both from School of Journalism University of Nairobi (UON). The training runs from 6th -8th September, 2017 at Lukenya Gateway Arthi River.

It is a common knowledge that a Crisis can have a negative effect on brand image. Crisis Communication experts are employed to save an organization’s reputation against various threats and unwanted challenges. Brand identity is one of the most valuable assets of an organization. The main purpose of Crisis Communication team is to protect the brand identity and maintain the organization’s firm standing within the industry.

Crisis Communication specialists strive hard to overcome tough situations and help the organization come out of difficult situations in the best possible and quickest way. Organizations hire crisis communication specialists to overcome tough times as well as to maintain their reputation and position in the market.

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The Press Briefing led by National Disaster Management Unit Deputy Director Pius Masai on Moi Girls High School inferno at Chiromo Funeral Parlour on September 5, 2017.

A team of pathologists led by Government Pathologist Dr Johansen Oduor and officials from Government Chemist took specimens from family members of nine students who died during the inferno. Earlier Tuesday morning, the relatives DNA samples were collected ahead of a two weeks postmortem exercise, whose outcome will help them identify their loved ones as explained by National Disaster Management Unit Deputy Director Pius Masai. The fire is said to have started from the cubicle before it quickly spread to adjacent ones and eventually destroyed the entire dormitory housing more than 300 Form One students on the wee hour of Saturday 2nd September. The school has a population of more than 1,000 students. Chiromo Funeral Palour is a one stop shop for Funeral Pre-planning and it is known for disaster management and Counseling. Read more

1. Pastry Cook: UNES/HSP/ARZ/PC/9/2017 , Barista: UNES/HSP/ARZ/BRT/9/2017 –TWO POSITIONS

VACANT POSITIONS

 Advertised on: September, 1 2017                          Dead line: September 15, 2017

1.    Pastry Cook: UNES/HSP/ARZ/PC/9/2017

    Location:  Nairobi

Contract Duration: Three Years

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Reporting to the Kitchen Supervisor, the incumbent shall be tasked with the following responsibilities:

  1. Diploma in Food Production or Hotel Management from a recognised institution
  2. Minimum three (3) years’ work experience as a Kitchen Supervisor or equivalent in a busy 3 to 4 star restaurant
  3. Ability to guide and supervise staff
  4. Must be conversant with food and beverage cost control and accountability
  5. Ability to generate daily kitchen reports
  6. Other certificates relevant to the job e. kitchen supervision will be an added advantage Computer literate
  7. KCSE Certificate
  8. Innovative and quality conscious
  9. Good food presentation skills
  10. Ability to work under pressure & long hours

JOB SPECIFICATION:

  1. Working with the Kitchen Supervisor to plan pastry menus, taking into consideration factors such as costs and special customer needs.
  2. Preparation and production of high quality pastry, cake, bread and exotic desserts
  3. Provision of efficient service of pastry orders and as per specifications
  4. Preparing of pastry products in adherence to standard recipes
  5. Maintaining high standards of hygiene and safety at work.
  6. To account for all production resources provided by the Kitchen Supervisor and issued from the stores
  7. Proper handling and use of kitchen pastry equipment as provided for by the Head cook and the Manufacturer.
  8. Provision of world class customer service to the customers.
  9. Any other duty assigned by the Head cook.

 

2.      Barista: UNES/HSP/ARZ/BRT/9/2017 –TWO POSITIONS

    Location:  Nairobi

Contract Duration: One Year

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Reporting to the Food and Beverage Supervisor, the incumbent shall be tasked with the following responsibilities:

  1. Taking customer orders, brewing and service of a wide selection of coffee drinks and other hot beverages
  2. Provision of satisfactory customer relations
  3. Up-sell the various types of coffee, tea, beverage recipes and other restaurant products
  4. Promoting coffee and other beverages provided by the restaurant
  5. Prompt requisitioning and accountability of beverage stocks issues and sales
  6. Maintaining high hygienic and safety standards within the restaurant
  7. Proper handling and maintenance of coffee operating equipment
  8. Advising management through your immediate supervisor on enhancement of the business and new innovations
  9. Any other duties assigned by your supervisor.

JOB SPECIFICATION:

  1. Must have undergone a barista training program. Training in making espresso drinks and late art is a mandatory requirement
  2. Certificate in food and beverage sales and service
  3. Two (2) years’ experience as a barista in an upscale coffee shop or restaurant
  4. Ability to provide accurate measurement and mixing of ingredients to produce consistent quality of beverages
  5. Must be a person of high integrity
  6. Good customer service skills
  7. Ability to multitask in the preparation of different types of drinks (hot and cold) as per clients order
  8. Computer literate

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.
  • Copies of ALL academic and professional certificates and testimonials.
  • Completed Personal Data Form (Download here) fully filled and signed-Mandatory.
  • Indicate the Job Reference Number of the position in the Email.

All applications to reach the undersigned strictly via email (unes-hr@uonbi.ac.ke) on or before 15 September, 2017. Hard copies will not be accepted
Chief Manager, Finance & Administration
UNES LIMITED
P.O.BOX 68241-00200
NAIROBI

www.unes.co.ke

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SENIOR ACCOUNTANT-UNES/SA/07/17 (1POST), EVENTS MANAGER- UNES/ARZ/EM/07/17 (1POST) & LEAD SYSTEM DEVELOPER (USAID HEALTHIT PROJECT) – UNES/DHIS2/07/17 (1POST)

VACANT POSITIONS

Advertised on: 11/07/2017                                                                                                                   Dead line: 21/07/2017

UNES Management invites suitably suitable persons to apply and competitively fill the following vacant positions:

1. SENIOR ACCOUNTANT-UNES/SA/07/17 (ONE POSITION)

Contract Duration: 3 Years

Reporting Relationship:

The incumbent shall report to the Chief Manager Finance & Administration

Position Summary:

The incumbent is responsible for providing technical support to achieve efficiency in the performance of accounting function

Duties and Responsibilities:

The duties and responsibilities shall include:

  1. Preparation of Management Accounts and Annual Financial statements.
  2. Monitoring the Bank reconciliations and review of the monthly bank reconciliation reports
  3. Management of staff payroll payments and consultant payment.
  4. Ensure full compliance with Statutory and Regulatory Payments and Returns.
  5. Budget Preparation, monitoring and reporting.
  6. Overseeing the company’s Financial Accounting, Monitoring and Reporting
  7. Coordination of internal and external financial and systems audits
  8. Cash flow Management and Reporting
  9. Set targets, mentor, monitor and evaluate the performance of employees in the department

Job Specification:

  1. Must possess a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting Option)Degree or equivalent
  2. At least six (6) years experience 3 of which must be at Accountant Level.
  3. Possess CPA(K) or equivalent and be a registered member of ICPAK
  4. Good working knowledge of the Kenyan Tax Laws.
  5. Posses relevant Computer and analytical skills.
  6. Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  7. Hands-on experience in preparation of financial statements and handling of external audits
  8. Masters Degree will be an added advantage

2. EVENTS MANAGER- UNES/ARZ/EM/07/17 (ONE POSITION)

Contract Duration: 3 Years

Reporting Relationship:

The incumbent shall report to the Head Hospitality

Position Summary:

The incumbent shall be responsible for providing strategic direction, planning, coordinating and managing the Events Management Business line

Duties and Responsibilities:

The duties and responsibilities shall include:

  1. Develop and implement Events Management Business plan and Work Plans to support the achievement of the business objectives.
  2. Develop, manage and control the events management budget.
  3. Participate in the recruitment, training, target setting and evaluation of employee’s performance.
  4. Ensure accountability, proper storage and handling of all assets under your Control
  5. Planning and securing orders for trade shows/Exhibitions
  6. Planning, coordination and management of events which include set up of tents, linen, décor, lighting, vehicle fleet, equipment, entertainment and all other relevant logistics.
  7. Update management on new and latest technology and innovation on events Management
  8. Timely execution of events setup while working closely with the client to ensure expectations of event set up are met.
  9. Booking of event locations, halls and Equipment
  10. Work with the Marketing team to develop and implement marketing Strategies
  11. Foster collaborations and partnerships within the Industry
  12. Any other duties assigned by the Head Hospitality

Job Specification:

  1. Under graduate Degree in Events Management or related specialization
  2. Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Management of Events related to tents and décor in a décor Company
  3. Must have a successful track record of management of high end corporate Events
  4. Innovative, excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal Skills
  5. Ability to manage staff and external vendors in order to maximize productivity of the Section
  6. Ability to deliver under Pressure
  7. Excellent PR and Customer Service Skills
  8. Computer Literate.

3.  LEAD SYSTEM DEVELOPER (USAID HEALTHIT PROJECT) – UNES/DHIS2/07/17 (ONE POSITION)

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 positions should submit the following:

  1. Cover letter detailing why they want to be considered for the position applied, as well as current and expected gross salary.
  2. Detailed CV including at minimum:
  3. Biographical data including: Full names, current mailing address, current telephone contacts, email address
    • Employment history to date.  Ensure that specific start and end dates are included.
    • Educational history to date, clearly detailing the program, certificate obtained, and completion date.
    • Names of 3 referees.
  4. Copies of ALL Academic and Professional Certificates and testimonials.
  5. Completed Personal Data Form (Download here).
  6. Indicate the Job Reference Number on the title of the email

Submit copies of all the documents required strictly via email before the close of business of July 21, 2017.

Chief Manager, Finance & Administration
UNES LIMITED
P.O.BOX 68241-00200
NAIROBI

unes-hr@uonbi.ac.ke

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. PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

THE AUTOMATED REFERENCING OPEN PROGRAM TRAINING CONDUCTED BY UNES IN JOINT PARTNERSHIP WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI LIBRARY ON THE 21ST JUNE, 2017 IN THE UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI JOMO KENYATTA MEMORIAL LIBRARY TRAINING CENTER

UNES in joint partnership with the UON Library conducted an Automated Referencing Training on an Open Program basis. It targeted the corporate clients from different organizations and it is a three day corporate training program that runs through 21st June, 2017- 23rd June, 2017 at the University of Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta Memorial Library Training Center in Nairobi. The 1st phase of the training covers the Overview of various Referencing Softwares: Mendely and ZOTERO with the applicability and practical aspects.

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Laying foundation of Koitalel Samoei University of Science and Technology

PHOTO: H.E Uhuru Kenyatta The President of the Republic of Kenya and Prof. Peter Mbithi The Vice-Chancellor, University of Nairobi Vice-Chancellor.

President Kenyatta laid the foundation stone of the Koitalel Samoei University College. Koitalel was the supreme chief of the Nandi. The university college, which starts off as a constituent of the University of Nairobi, will be constructed at the cost of Sh3.4 billion.

PROVISION OF WIBA AND GROUP LIFE INSURANCE COVERS FOR THE DHIS II PROJECT STAFF

TENDER REF.  No UNES/USAID/003/2016-2017

University of Nairobi Enterprises and Services (UNES) Limited invites sealed tenders from eligible candidates for Provision of WIBA and Group Life Insurance Covers for the DHIS II Project Staff for a period of one (1) year renewable for a further period of  one year subject to satisfactory performance.

Interested and eligible bidders may view the document from the UNES website [download here Provision of WIBA and Group Life Insurance Cover for the DHIS II Project Staff] or IFMIS website (http://suplier.treasury.go.ke) or at UNES Procurement Office at the University Bookstore for detailed descriptions during normal office hours.

Interested and eligible bidders are required to download the tender documents from the website free  of  charge and  immediately email their  names  and contact  details  to:  unes-procuremenmt@uonbi.ac.ke for records and communication of any tender clarifications or addenda.

The Prices quoted should be net inclusive of all taxes and delivery must be in Kenya Shillings or any other freely convertible currency and shall remain valid for (90) days from the closing date of the tender.

Completed tender documents are to be enclosed in plain sealed envelopes, marked with the tender number and tender description should be addressed to:-

 THE MANAGING DIRECTOR,

UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI ENTERPRISES AND SERVICES LTD

P.O BOX 68241-00200

NAIROBI KENYA

so as to be received on or before Tuesday  20th June, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. and be deposited in the Tender Box situated at Bookstore Reception, Administration Block, University of Nairobi Grounds, Harry Thuku Road-Nairobi.

Tenders will be opened immediately thereafter in the presence of the bidders or their representatives who choose to attend at the UNES Bookstore, University of Nairobi Administration Block Main Campus Grounds, Harry Thuku Road.

 UNES is a Corruption free environment. Any Pressure, influence attempt should be reported to the Managing Director through the address provided above.

PROVISION OF STAFF MEDICAL INSURANCE COVER

TENDER REF.  No UNES/ADMIN/002/2016-2017

PROVISION OF MEDICAL INSURANCE COVER FOR STAFF

University of Nairobi Enterprises and Services (UNES) Limited invites sealed tenders from eligible candidates for Provision of Medical Insurance Cover for Staff for a period of one (1) year renewable annually for a further period of two (2) years subject to satisfactory performance.

Interested and eligible bidders may view the document from the UNES website www.unes.co.ke or IFMIS website (http://suplier.treasury.go.ke) or at UNES Procurement Office at the University Bookstore for detailed descriptions during normal office hours.

Interested and eligible bidders are required toProvision of UNES Staff Medical Insurance Cover free  of  charge and  immediately email their  names  and contact  details  to:  unes-procuremenmt@uonbi.ac.ke for records and communication of any tender clarifications or addenda.

The Prices quoted should be net inclusive of all taxes and delivery must be in Kenya Shillings or any other freely convertible currency and shall remain valid for (90) days from the closing date of the tender.

Completed tender documents are to be enclosed in plain sealed envelopes, marked with the tender number should be addressed to:-

 

THE MANAGING DIRECTOR,

UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI ENTERPRISES AND SERVICES LTD

P.O BOX 68241-00200

NAIROBI KENYA

 

so as to be received on or before Tuesday  20th June, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. and be deposited in the Tender Box situated at Bookstore Reception, Administration Block, University of Nairobi Grounds, Harry Thuku Road-Nairobi.

Tenders will be opened immediately thereafter in the presence of the bidders or their representatives who choose to attend at the UNES Bookstore, University of Nairobi Administration Block Main Campus Grounds, Harry Thuku Road.

UNES is a Corruption free environment. Any Pressure, influence attempt should be reported to the Managing Director through the address provided above.

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