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Maid Sabotage

I went home one day this week and found that the maid had sold my entire stack of precious newspapers that I have meticulously collected over the last 5 years.

It’s partly my fault because I had separated and tied several stacks to be sold with instructions that the others not sorted /tied up were not to be sold. However when the newspaper buyers came round, she sold the entire lot – tied & untied newspapers and away went historic articles from the nation, standard, people, weekly citizen, financial post, defunct tabloids like Kenya confidential, Patriot and some foreign newspapers – pages & pages of business articles, company & executive profiles, election & referendum stories, career guides, strategic & other business ideas, bar-fighting, sexcapades and corrupt deals of politicians etc. – vital sources of information and references for bankelele – all gone to be recycled or to wrap/pack pieces of meat at the supermarket.

The last time I sold my newspapers was after the referendum and 60 kilos of newspapers netted about 855 shillings.

The gain this time was much less (about 500/= to go towards groceries) but the loss was priceless

Related: More maid drama.

November 3 Jobs

Most are from the daily papers this week

Afri Afya: (i) Health knowledge management officer (ii) Project administrator (iii) Project officer.
Apply to by 15/11

Akili Africa: (i) Programs & implementation consultant, (ii) Technical sales people. Apply to by 10/11

Bamburi Cement: (i) Quarry manager (ii) Plant manager (iii) Project engineer (iv) Legal officer.
Apply to by 15/11

Celtel : (i) Financial directors (ii) Financial controllers. Apply to by 8/11

Gap marketing (i) Team leader (3) (ii) Retail representatives (32) (iii) HR & financial assistant. Apply to by 10/11

Leasing advisor at IFC in (Kigali Rwanda). D/L is 10/11

Magadi Soda: (i) Plant operators (ii) Shift analysts (iii) technicians in (a) Mechanical maintenance (b) Electrical maintenance (c) Welding & fabrication. Apply to by 17/11

Accountant at Pricewaterhousecoopers. Apply to by 17/11

Brand manager at Reckitt Benckiser EA. Apply to by 17/11

Sameer Agriculture & Livestock (Uganda): (i) Senior milk procurement managers (2) (ii) plant operators (6) (iii) general manager sales & marketing (iv) business development manager (v) sales executives (6) and other vacancies. Apply to by 30/11

Key Account manager at Tetra Pak. Apply to by 24/11

Chief Technical Advisor (CTA) Decentralisation at UNDP in Nairobi (with frequent travel in Somalia). Apply to by 10/11

October 27 Jobs

Junior officers at Bank of India

Sales manager at Create Africa. Apply to

Chief financial officer, marketing director, procurement manager, and a credit manager at Equity Bank. Apply to by 10/11

Accountant, purchasing manager at HLB Zainash. Apply to by 3/11

Transport manager at Homegrown Flowers.apply to by 25/11

Senior manager – development program at Industrial Promotion Services (IPS) apply to by 24/11

Office director & project head, and a senior researcher – both in Addis Ababa at the Institute for security services. Apply to by 3/11

In house health systems consultant at Japanese Internal Cooperation Agency (JICA). Apply to by 6/11

Policy research economists (in macroeconomics, transport & communications, trade, and industry) and a macroeconomic modeling expert at Kenya institute for public policy research & analysis (KIPPRA). apply to by 8/11

Director of operations and a sub grant manager at National democratic institute – Sudan.apply to by 10/11

Program coordinator, at UNDP Kenya details at their site

TV anchors at an upcoming TV station. Apply to

Sales and marketing manager at un-named Mombasa company. Apply to by 10/11

September 30 jobs

appearing in the daily papers this week

Various from Abbott.

Tenders & project management advisor at Actionaid International . Apply to by 13 November.

(3) Project managers at Bridgeworks Africa: i.e. animal health, human health, and plant health. Apply to by October 13.

Administrative accountant at Coopers Kenya Apply to by 5 October.

Eveready East Africa: Internal auditor – apply to, plant accountant – apply to, maintenance planner – apply to by October 9.

No jobs in Kenya, but seeking Kenyans to work for them in other countries was Haliburton‘s global engineering subsidiary – KBR.

Management trainees (front office, housekeeping, F&B) at Hilton Nairobi. Apply to

Project manager at KEMRI/Welcome Trust. Details at and deadline is October 13.

Kenya Airways: investigation specialist, freight & production development executive and claims officer. Apply to the group HRD P O Box 19002 Nairobi by October 13.

Chief executive officer at the Kenya Book Foundation. Apply to by 20 October.

Youth program coordinator and youth program assistant at the Kenya community development foundation. Apply to

Principal human rights officer, investigator, media & communications officer, human rights officer (Wajir) at the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights. Apply to by October 6.

Business and other news writers at the Kenya Times newspaper.

Infrastructure manager at modern business communications MBC. Apply to by 13 October.

Compliance adviser at Standard Chartered Bank. Apply to by October 13.

Finance/HR SAP administrator at SNV. Apply to by October 11.

Programme officer – enhanced security unit at UNDP> Apply to

National professional officer at UNESCO Nairobi office. Apply to

National program officer at UNFPA Kenya office. Apply to by October 5.

Development program assistant at USAID. Apply to by October 13.

Consultant fundraiser at Waldorf School Trust. Apply to

Business facilitators at World Vision Apply to by October 5.