VACANT POSITION

  1. CONSULTANCY MANAGER – UNES/CONS/CM/05/2021
  2. BOOKSTORE MANAGER – UNES/CO/BM/05/2021
  3. SENIOR HUMAN RESOURCE AND ADMINISTRATION OFFICER – UNES/F&AD/SHRAO/05/2021
  4. ASSISTANT ACCOUNTANT– UNES/FN/ASA/05/21

EXTERNAL ADVERT

Advertised on: May  , 2021                                           Dead line: May18 , 2021

1.  CONSULTANCY MANAGER – UNES/CONS/CM/05/2021
Location: Nairobi
Contract Duration: Three Years with Three Months Probationary Period

OVERVIEW
UNES Ltd is seeking to fill in the position of Consultancy Manager with qualified and highly competent individual. The manager will be the driving force concerned with improving and growing the company business by supporting the Chief Manager Consultancy & Partnerships in the execution of consultancy projects, development/donor programs, contracted research and short professional trainings. Responsible for driving profitability through careful strategic planning & positioning in the appropriate markets and enhance the operational efficiency of the business. 

JOB DESCRIPTION

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

  1. Identification and sourcing for new Consultancy Projects.
  2. Ensuring that EOI, RFP, RFQ and Concept papers are prepared and submitted on timely basis.
  3. Managing all contracted consultancies and training programmes to ensure efficiency and timeliness in the execution.
  4. Marketing of Consultancy Projects and Training Programs.
  5. Monitoring the progress of all contracted Consultancy Projects and training assignments.
  6. Implementing of Business and Marketing Plans.
  7. Monitoring compliance with Statutory and Contractual obligations as set out in MOUs and Contracts.
  8. Managing the performance of staff in the consultancy unit.
  9. Management of Client Relationships.
  10. Liaising with project stakeholders on an ongoing basis.
  11. Performing any other duties assigned by the Chief Manager, Consultancy & Partnerships.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

  1. Must possess a Bachelor`s Degree preferably in Business Administration, Engineering, Finance, Economics, Project Management or equivalent
  2. At least six (6) years hands on experience in consultancy assignments
  3. Experience in management of Donor Funded Projects, Grants Management and Acquisitions
  4. Proven track record of proposal writing/research
  5. Ability to develop budgets and work plans
  6. Familiarity with Government and Development partners proposal guidelines
  7. Extensive computer and analytical skills
  8. Possess good communication and interpersonal skills.
  9. Qualification in monitoring and evaluation is an added advantage 
  10. Experience performing a similar role and writing successful funding proposals to key institutional donors
  11. Excellent communication skills, including fluent spoken and written English and exceptional report writing and editing skills
  12. Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and produce high quality work while meeting competing deadlines 

2.  BOOKSTORE MANAGER – UNES/CO/BM/05/2021
Location: Nairobi
Contract Duration: Three Years with Three Months Probationary Period

OVERVIEW

The manager will be the driving force concerned with improving and growing the company business by supporting the Chief Manager Commercial Operations in the Bookstores by driving profitability through careful strategic planning & positioning in the appropriate markets and enhance the operational efficiency of the business

JOB DESCRIPTION

  1. Developing Bookstore Strategies, Business Plans and Budgets
  2. Development and Management of Client Contracts, Partnership Agreements, Commercial Leases, and Other Commercial Policies and Legal Requirements
  3. Advising Management on the implementation of Development and Growth Strategies
  4. Setting Performance Targets and Supervising Technical and Support Staff to ensure efficient service delivery and customer satisfaction
  5. Reviewing product costing and pricing
  6. Development of Business Proposals and Memorandum of Understandings (MOU)
  7. Sourcing for new opportunities, partnerships, collaboration and networks
  8. Ensuring compliance to Policies, Statutory & Regulatory Regulations and Procedures that support efficient and effective business operations

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

  1. Undergraduate Degree in B.Com/BA/BMng or equivalent 
  2. At least 6 years experience in a management position of a preferably in a bookshop or a Retail Supply Chain
  3. Good Sales and Marketing Skills
  4. Sound knowledge of industry dynamics
  5. Strong inter-personal and communication skills
  6. Excellent Organizational Skills
  7. Deep Knowledge of Local and  International procurement Regulation
  8. Excellent computer skills
  9. Ability to interpret Financial Performance of the retail business
  10. Ability to monitor stock movement, Revenue, and debt collection
  11. Able to work under pressure in a dynamic environment
  12. Knowledge  of foreign exchange edging
  13. A Master’s degree in Business Administration, preferably Marketing is an added advantage

3.  SENIOR HUMAN RESOURCE AND ADMINISTRATION OFFICER – UNES/F&AD/SHRAO/05/2021
Location: Nairobi
Contract Duration: Three Years with Three Months Probationary Period

OVERVIEW

The position is responsible for development of Human Resource Strategy, provide advice on Management of and providing leadership to implementation of Human Resource and  support services like Facilities Management, Security, Records Management and Administration Services to achieve Company Strategic Objectives.

JOB DESCRIPTION

  1. Development and implementation of HR Manual, HR related Policies and Procedures
  2. Develop and implementation of Staff Development Framework in the organization.
  3. Leave Management 
  4. Develop and implement staff retention programs.
  5. Manage employee disciplinary
  6. Supervise, coach, set targets and appraise staff
  7. Handling HR Related Administrative functions e.g medical scheme, loans and advances, gender mainstreaming, disability mainstreaming, ADA activities etc,

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

  1. A  Degree in Human Resource or equivalent degree
  2. Post Graduate Qualification in Human resource management
  3. Membership to a professional body
  4. 5 years experience in a busy office, three of which  as a Human Resource  Officer
  5. Knowledge of Kenya Labour Laws and best industrial practices
  6. Possess good Interpersonal Skills
  7. Strong organizational skills
  8. Able to work under pressure in a dynamic environment
  9. Good Intermediation Skills
  10. Possess good analytical, oral and writing skills
  11. Be computer literate

4. ASSISTANT ACCOUNTANT– UNES/FN/ASA/05/21
Location: Nairobi
Contract Duration: Three Years with Three Months Probationary Period

Job Purpose:

The job holder is responsible for financial reporting, optimal cash management, efficient asset utilization and assisting in administration of the same.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Reporting to the Senior Accountant, the incumbent shall be tasked with the following responsibilities:

  1. Posting of accounts receivable and payable, revenue and expenditure into the Financial System.
  2. Preparation of monthly and quarterly Management Accounts.
  3. Enforcement of debt collection and implementation of UNES Credit Policy
  4. Processing of supplier payments
  5. Management of office petty cash
  6. Review of financial transactions to ensure accuracy and completeness
  7. Ensuring financial records comply with company policies, professional standards and government and regulatory guidelines
  8. Preparation of monthly debtors and creditors reports
  9. Preparation of audit schedules and support to internal and external auditors
  10. Budget preparation, implementation and monitoring
  11. Timely invoicing of clients
  12. Managing statutory deductions, payments and returns
  13. Managing inventory transactions and records

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

  1. Bachelor’s degree in accounting
  2. CPA II or Equivalent.
  3. At least 3 years relevant experience in a busy retail environment.
  4. Be Computer Literate.
  5. Possess good interpersonal skills.
  6. Must be a person of good integrity ability to work under pressure & long hours.
  7. Attention to detail

Applicants interested in the above position should submit the following through the recruitment portal:

  1. Cover letter detailing why you want to be considered for the position, 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
  4. Employment history to date. Ensure that specific start and end dates are included
  5. Educational history to date, clearly detailing the program, certificate obtained, and completion date
  6. Names of three referees with their contacts

Please follow this link to register and apply for this job:

Recruitment Portal (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. WOMEN AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITY ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

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