Out of the box thinking
First Africa Capital is a different sort of investment bank. I find their alternative financing proposals refreshing because Kenya is a country littered with down and out organizations in need of capital – and while other investment Banks mainly chase after blue chip companies and projects, First Africa pursues innovative ways to enable struggling companies secure valuable resources and opportunities. Some of their recent, but unsuccessful, client venture include, Telkom Kenya’s bid to buy more safaricom shares from Vodaphone, Equity Building Society’s (now Bank) offer to revive (collapsed) Daima Bank, start up financing for Econet Wireless Kenya – and now parastatal National Oil Corporation’s bid for the assets of BP Kenya.

Job opportunities

National Aids Control Council
– Economist (financing strategy)
– Monitoring & evaluation control specialist
– database administrator
Apply to the Director, NACC by November 25.

Community Officer at Kituo Cha Sheria, a leading Human Rights and Legal Aid NGO. Applicants should have bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, 1 year experience in community organisation & development and excellent counselling paralegal & computer skills. Apply to the executive director by November 15

Simbanet a leading IT company is seeking
– head of customer support; applicants must have A+, N+ or CCNA, MCSR and 2 years ISP experience
– support engineer for VSAT: must have recognised IT diploma or degree, and be CCNA/CCNP certified with good knowledge of IP addressing, routing, DNS web servers and with 2 to 3 years working at an ISP
– junior accountant: part qualified CPA or ACCA, with 2 to 3 years experience and be not older than 27.
Apply to jobs@simbanet.co.ke by November 21.

Trust Fund Manager at the national Environmental Management Authority (NEMA)
Job entails administering a trust fund, create an award scheme, network and write proposals for fund raising and sustaining donor relationships. Applicants must have a communications degree (marketing specialization) and some NGO experience. Apply to the Director General NEMA P. O. Box 68839-00200 Nairobi by November 25.

Senior Policy Analysts at the Kenya Institute of Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA). Applicants must have PhD in economics and 5 years policy research and analysis experience. Apply to Hilda@kippra.or.ke by November 24.

Country Manager at IAT, an ACT learning organization. Applicants must be aged 30 – 40 with MBA or CPA II, with at least 8 years experience (of which 5 were as a manager and 2 managing a profit center). Apply to the Human Resource Director at opportunities@iat.co.ke by November 18. (Include a max 300 word essay explaining how you will contribute to the position)

research, monitoring & evaluation officer at the coastal rural support program of the Aga Khan Foundation. Applicants should have an advanced social sciences or development degree, with some NGO and strategic planning experience. Apply to crsp-k@africaonline.co.ke by November 25.

internal auditor (hr/aud/01/05) at Del Monte Kenya. Applicants should have a commerce or business degree, be fully qualified accountants under age 40, be familiar with the Sarbanes Oxley act and agricultural organization and have 5 years audit experience. Apply to nanasi@delmonte.co.ke by November 16.

finance & administration manager at the intermediate technology development group (ITDG) applicants must have a business degree, be fully qualified accountants be familiar with contract accounting and NGO work and also have 5 years experience, 3 at managerial level. Apply to recruitment@itdg.or.ke by November 23.

policy manager at ActionAid International Kenya. Applicants should have masters in social sciences, with at least 5 years experience in development work, policy research and advocacy, understanding of public policies and laws, networking, lobbying & communications skills and be willing to travel outside Kenya. Apply by November 21 to hr@actionaid.org

Other opportunities

Cable distribution
Cablevision is seeking distributors of their digital cable TV with 80 channels. Contact Sachin Shaha at sachin@cablevision.co.ke

Survey for Citizen Report Card in Kenya: WSP-AF has embarked on an 18-month Consumer Voice project in selected cities in Africa with the objective of creating larger scale and more direct links with consumers, deepening consumers’ understanding of water sector reform and water and sanitation issues, and strengthening informed consumer voice in water supply and sanitation service reform and management. The vehicle WSP-AF proposes to use is the Citizen Report Card. The Citizen Report Card (CRC) is a simple but powerful tool to provide public agencies with systematic feedback from users by collecting citizen feedback on the quality and adequacy of public services from actual users. CRC’s s will be implemented in three cities in Kenya: Mombasa, Kisumu and Nairobi and an experienced and professional survey firm will be contracted to undertake the data collection that forms the basis for the Report Card. Expressions of Interest (EOI), in electronic format, are invited from suitable firms with the following characteristics; Experience with sample surveys of this magnitude in Kenya, Kenya-based staff, a track record of rigorous quality control and excellent reporting. The deadline for submission of the EOI is November 16 at 16 00 hrs.

non-runners in the news
Nationals of other countries were granted exemptions, but Kenyans still require transit visas to pass through South Africa.

Some ex-Maseno Boys accomplish themselves at college basketball in the USA

anyang nyongo week: The minister, quite rightly, pointed out that it is difficult for SME’s to borrow money from banks at affordable rates and conducive terms. But he also poured cold water only the recently concluded privatization of Kenya Railways.

Finally, Nation’s NTV is showing The Godfather Trilogy on Monday nights after 9:30 and has now run two weeks of the series. The trilogy rearranges the three films into a proper chronological sequence (De Niro – Brando – Pacino) and also has extra scenes that were never shown in the theatrical versions (and which I have never seen). But it’s frustrating whoever edits the series at NTV has been cutting off scenes inappropriately to insert commercial and promos for other Nation shows.

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