Job Opportunities

We are delighted to be recruiting for talented drivers to join our team in Lodwar, Turkana County. Reporting to the Transport Officer, the drivers will have the main responsibility of transporting goods and people throughout Kenya. They will be responsible to ensure that passengers experience a safe and comfortable journey, and that they arrive on time. They will also take on the responsibility of ensuring that goods are transported to their final destination in good-condition and with all necessary documentation.

Key areas of responsibility include:

  • Efficiently deliver a wide variety of items to different locations throughout Kenya.
  • Transport people and goods to and from destinations in a comfortable, safe and efficient manner.
  • Ensure vehicle fuel levels do not fall below the level stated within the standard operating procedures and report any issues with fuel top-up cards to the Transport Officer.
  • Ensure cargo is secured properly and is compliant with safety requirements.
  • Help passengers with their luggage and assisting them in getting in and out of vehicles, if required.
  • Consult maps or navigation devices for desired routes.
  • Conduct pre- and post-trip inspections focusing on checking engine fluids, inspecting interior and exterior electrical and mechanical components, maintaining tire pressure, and keeping fuel levels at adequate levels as per the standard operating procedures.
  • Make sure the vehicle is clean and well maintained for each job.
  • Load, unload, prepare, inspect, clean, and operate vehicles.
  • Must be mannerly and courteous in all driving and non-driving situations while on the job.
  • Maintain a calm, rational behaviour and attitude under stressful driving conditions and refrain from inappropriate or abusive language and gestures.
  • Safe and legal driving practices are expected at all times with or without passengers.
  • Keep written travel logs containing information such as mileage, locations, travel time, work hours, vehicle service entries and receipts as per the standard operating procedures.
  • Strictly follow routes and time schedules and adhere to the standard operating procedure on travel times.
  • Maintain the vehicle first aid kits and report any accidents or use of items to the Logistics Officer so these can be replaced in a timely manner.
  • Maintain the vehicle safety kits and ensure the extended kit is within the vehicle during all journeys out of Lodwar town.
  • Report, in good time, when vehicle services are due to the Logistics Officer.
  • Comply with all rules and regulations in the Mary’s Meals driving policy and standard operating procedures.
  • Ensure that all deliveries are accompanied by proper documentation (e.g., delivery notes) and undertake the responsibility of verifying the amounts delivered. Drivers must sign a delivery note for all deliveries of goods.
  • Collect payments, supplies, quotations, or any other reasonable items as requested by the Mary’s Meals Kenya Administration department or other senior member of staff in MMK.
  • Any other reasonable responsibilities as assigned from time to time

Required qualifications, skills and experience – Essential:

  • Valid BCE driving licence
  • Minimum Ten years of driving experience, and proven exceptional driving skills in rough terrain
  • Flexible working approach with availability to work evenings, early mornings and weekends as required
  • Proven ability to work well with people of different cultures and nationalities, good customer care skills, Smart appearance, Polite, and professional demeanour
  • Good timekeeping
  • Fluent written and spoken English and Swahili and ability to communicate well across all levels
  • Basic knowledge of vehicle maintenance
  • Geographical and route knowledge
  • Clean criminal record

Required qualifications, skills and experience – Desirable:

  • Knowledge of primary school and ECDE locations with the counties of Uasin Gishu, Kisii, Nyamira, Turkana and other key government education offices in Kenya

Method of Application

Applications stating expected salary and CV (including contacts for three professional referees) should be e-mailed to jobs.kenya@marysmeals.org indicating the position title and applicant’s name in the subject line. All attached files should be saved under the applicant’s name.

Deadline for receipt of applications is Friday, 30th July 2021 at 16:30 hours. Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted via official Mary’s Meals email address by latest 13th August 2021.

 

05 Jul, 2021

Senior Accountant – Deadline: 15/07/2021

About this job

Tugende’s mission is: “Helping people help themselves”. The Tugende Senior Accountant is a thorough professional in Finance with a practical mind and attention to detail. The ideal candidate will be required to work autonomously serving in the mainstream roles of; managing client account, payroll management, accounts management, fixed asset management, compliance, and taxation. This position is based in Kenya and thus only Kenyan Nationals are encouraged to apply.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Client Weekly Billing and Finance Income Accruals

  • Prepare and Review client weekly bills, monthly finance income for posting from the loan management system into the current and future financial management system. (QuickBooks & Microsoft Dynamics 365)

Client Weekly Payments

  • Review weekly clients’ payments from all sources (MPesa, Banks, etc.)
  • Review weekly payment reconciliations reports by the accountant and accounting officers.
  • Prepare, review and post weekly payments into QuickBooks and Microsoft Dynamics 365 (ERP)

Fees and Penalties

  • Ensure all fees applied are posted in QuickBooks
  • Review fees applied in Musoni and reconcile with QuickBooks and Microsoft Dynamics 365.

Write-Offs

  • Review weekly write-off in salesforce originate for posting to QuickBooks
  • Post-write-off to QuickBooks and Microsoft Dynamics 365.
  • Review write-offs recognized in Musoni

Reconciliations of CRM and Loan management system

  • Prepare reconciliations for reports from the client relationship management system and loan management system to ensure accuracy of information being fed into Quickbooks and Microsoft Dynamics 365.

Payroll Management

  • Review monthly payroll deduction inputs (Staff Hire Purchase, Salary Advances, etc)
  • Update HR Magic with staff payroll change request
  • Prepare final payroll for submission to the bank
  • Post payroll journal to QuickBooks
  • Reconcile payroll deduction in QuickBooks

Accounts Management

  • Review and reconcile month-end accounts payables and receivables balances.
  • Review all daily transactions for cash and bank accounts.
  • Review daily postings to ensure costs are allocated to their respective branches
  • Support accounting officers to ensure weekly transactions deadlines are met.
  • Review and pre-signed monthly cash and bank reconciliation reports.
  • Review weekly cash projection for finalization submission.
  • Review all reconciliation reports from officers (Inventory, Assets)
  • Review monthly journals posted in QuickBooks ( Expenses Accruals and Prepayments)

Fixed-Asset Management

  • Update the fixed asset register
  • Prepare disposal schedule for verification
  • Post monthly depreciation and disposals
  • Review fixed asset registers with physical assets in all branches.

Compliance and Taxation

  • Review and file monthly PAYE returns
  • Review and file monthly NSSF returns
  • Review monthly VAT Returns before filing
  • Review monthly Withholding tax returns

Month-end and Year-End closure and reporting

  • Ensure month-end closure reconciliations are completed within the first five days of the following month including bank reconciliations, stock reconciliations, intercompany reconciliations, and reconciliations of all accrual, prepayments, and deferred accounts.
  • Prepare and submit accurate and complete monthly management accounts.
  • Assisting with annual audit preparations.
  • Assisting with preparing and monitoring budgets.

Performing other accounting duties and supporting junior staff as required or assigned.

Requirements Preferred Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

  • Highly self-motivated and able to demonstrate a drive for results with a professional approach from a team
  • Excellent communication, presentation skills, and professionally presentable
  • Exhibit a passion for customers, and provide excellent customer service and empathy for our customers
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment and willing to work in the different regions of Kenya.
  • Ability and willingness to learn to ride a motorcycle to conduct fieldwork
  • Computer literate with the ability to comfortably use MS Office and GSuites. Have at least 35 Words Per Minute.
  • High level of professionalism and integrity, with good moral character
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision with resilience and a “can do” attitude

Qualification and Experience:

  • Must be a CPA/ACCA and Minimum 3 years of work experience, working with an institution or organization such as a microfinance or business credit-related business
  • Having an audit background would be an added advantage.
  • Should have one to two years of supervisory experience

Key Competencies

  • Hold values similar to our own: Adopt and champion the values that Tugende stands for; Integrity, Empathy, Teamwork, Solutions-Oriented and Always growing
  • Confidentiality: Able to handle sensitive information professionally and confidentially.
  • Positive Attitude: the main mindset of “getting things done” and finding satisfaction in developing sustainable long-term solutions at all times.

Flexible and resilient: Willingness to travel, flexibility in schedule and work hours, seek direct feedback, and see every challenge as an opportunity to grow. Benefits   What will you gain?

Career Trajectory: This is a role with significant leadership potential to grow as the company operations grow. Someone who does this job can be promoted to; Chief Accountant, Country Finance Manager, Regional Finance Manager, and Group Financial Controller.

Meaningful Work: Tugende’s work gives entrepreneurs the opportunity to earn a better living for themselves and their families. We are changing East Africa’s asset-finance industry by building a sustainable business that ignites financial development. Join this movement!

Great Team: Tugende has a smart, fun, and growing team of ~699 employees. We take our work seriously, but love to joke and have fun. We regularly have fully-paid, voluntary team outings, as well as fun parties for our customers. Our headquarters are in Kampala and we are growing our presence across East Africa.

Hours and compensation: This position is for an ambitious, full-time employee who will take on additional responsibilities and projects as they arise. Tugende offers competitive salaries and benefits that reflect a person’s contributions to the company’s mission and growth.

Apply Via https://apply.workable.com/tugende/j/4BFAF21E2B/?utm

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05 Jul, 2021

Assistant Manager-Departmental Planning – Deadline: 14/07/2021

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Statistics, Social Sciences or related field from a recognized university.
  • Master’s degree in Economics, Statistics, Social Sciences or related field from a recognized university will be an added advantage.
  • Computer literacy in relevant computer packages such as Microsoft Office, Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS), STATA, or other statistical analysis packages.
  • Specialised Training and Membership to professional Association.
  • Experience and expertise in strategic planning
  • Minimum of four (4) years’ work experience of which one (1) should be at Supervisory level in similar role.

Responsibilities

Supervisory: Responsible for assisting in day-to-day supervision of staff within the Corporate Planning Unit

  • Development of 3-year corporate plan,
  • Organize engagements with internal and external stakeholders with regard to Corporate Planning,
  • Development of KRA Annual work plan,
  • Development of revenue enhancement initiatives,
  • Coordinate staff sensitization on corporate plan,
  • Assist departments in preparation of departmental strategies/plans and project work plans,
  • Coordinate development and reporting on Division’s performance contract.

Apply Via https://www.kra.go.ke/en/careers/1293-assistant-manager-departmental-planning?utm

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