Sales Executive, Corporate Affairs Officer, Deputy Finance Manager, Senior Editor – Sciences, Assistant Editor – Humanities at Jomo Kenyatta Foundation (JKF)

On Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013
The Jomo Kenyatta Foundation (JKF) is a Company Limited by guarantee and having no share capital. It is a leading educational publisher established by the Government of Kenya in 1966 and mandated to advance education and knowledge through competitive publishing and provision of scholarships. 
 
The latter are extended to bright needy secondary school children. In pursuit of its mission and guided by the vision of being the premier publishing house in Eastern Africa and a leading scholarship provider to
the needy in Kenya, The Foundation is looking for suitably educated, trained, experienced, self-driven and motivated individuals with exceptional creativity, enthusiasm and energy to fill the following vacant position:
Job Title: Sales Executive II
1 Position

Job Ref:
JKF/SMM/SE/2013/001
Job Group: 4B

Reports to: Deputy Sales & Marketing Manager
Supervises: Sales & Admin. Officer II
Reporting to the Deputy Sales & Marketing Manager, the position holder will be responsible for sales activities that create demand for JKF titles within these regions.
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Carry out promotion activities with a view to creating demand for JKF titles.
  • Monitor and report competitor activities and any market intelligence feedback.
  • Cover the entire sales territory and give regular reports detailing sales activities.
  • Conduct seminars and workshops to promote JKF titles within his/her territory.
  • Liaise and co-ordinate all activities between JKF and education officials.
  • Carry out research to determine areas of improvement.
  • Develop customer relationships from call to repeat orders.
  • Confirms monies received from sales are banked intact the same day.
  • Compiles and submits to the Head Office regular reports on stock, sales and field activities.
  • Ensures good customer care and handles key customers.
  • Executes all field sales and marketing promotion activities with the objective of securing sales orders.
  • Liaises with other stakeholders in the execution of company related activities within the sales territory.
  • Liaises with Finance Department in the execution of the company sales and finance processes.
  • Compiles and presents all field sales summary reports on a regular basis.
  • To perform any other relevant duty assigned by the Sales & Marketing Manager.
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, Education or related discipline.
  • Computer proficiency.
  • Relevant post graduate diploma or Diploma in Marketing or Entrepreneurship or equivalent will be an added advantage.
  • Strategic leadership training from a reputable institution will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation skills, inter-personal relations and team building skills.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a competitive sales environment.
  • At least 2 years accident- free driving experience with valid driving license.
Job Title: Corporate Affairs Officer 
1 Position
Job Ref: JKF/CA/ACAO/2013/001
Job Group: 4A
Reports to: Senior Corporate Affairs Officer
Supervises: All staff through the CAO II
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Assist in managing publicity of the Scholarship function.
  • Assist in organizing fund raising activities for Scholarship Beneficiaries Association and support the Endowment Fund.
  • Uphold corporate image by effectively managing client feedback.
  • Organizing corporate branding and communication activities.
  • Assist in the effective management of Company media events.
  • Ensuring that the Company Dress Code is observed by all members of staff.
  • Handling internal communication including the JKF newsletter.
  • Implementation of the annual Corporate Affairs Plan and Budget against agreed targets.
  • Assist in managing external client based seminar/ workshops and trainings
  • Assist in managing books donation and coordinating other CSR activities.
  • Implement the Company’s customer service charter and customer satisfaction survey.
  • To perform any other relevant duty assigned by the Managing Director.
To be appointed to this position, one must have
  • Bachelors’ degree in Mass Communication, sociology or any related discipline.
  • Diploma in Mass Communication or Public Relations.
  • Computer Proficiency Certificate.
  • Membership to a relevant professional body.
  • Strategic Leadership training from a reputable institution.
  • At least 4 years’ experience in a related field.
  • Excellent Communication, negotiation, inter-personal relationship, team building, leadership and organizational skills.

Job Title: Assistant Editor – Humanities 

1 Position
Job Ref: JKF/PUB/AE/2013/002
 
Job Group: 5
Reports to: Editor
Supervises: None
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Assist in copy-editing manuscripts and other projects as assigned or as instructed by the section editor;
  • Assist in proof-reading manuscripts;
  • Designs manuscripts for page layout and illustrations;
  • Assist in co-ordinating writing workshops;
  • Assists in preparing author-publisher contracts in consultation with section editors;
  • To perform any other relevant duty assigned by the Publishing Manager.
To be appointed to this position, one must have:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Education with the following subject combinations: History/CRE or History/IRE.
  • Computer proficiency.
  • A post graduate Diploma in Mass Communication will be an added advantage.
  • Leadership training from a reputable institution.
  • At least 3 years classroom experience or 1 year editing experience in a publishing house.
Job Title: Senior Editor – Sciences 
1 Position

Job Ref: JKF/PUB/SE/2013/001

Reports to: Deputy Publishing Manager
Job Group: 3B
Supervises: Editors
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Coordinating Editors in his/her section to ensure production of quality manuscripts;
  • Assessing manuscripts for content and relevance to established lists;
  • Copy-editing manuscripts and other projects as assigned;
  • Designing manuscripts for page layout and illustrations;
  • Co-ordinating writing workshops;
  • Preparing author-publisher contracts in consultation with section editors;
  • Preparing regular section reports on work progress;
To be appointed to this position, one must have:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education with the following subject combinations: Mathematics/Chemistry or Biology/Chemistry);
  • Computer proficiency;
  • A post graduate Diploma in Mass Communication will be an added advantage;
  • Leadership training from a reputable institution;
  • At least 4 years as an editor in a book publishing environment;
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, inter-personal relationship, team building, leadership and organizational skills.


Job Title: Deputy Finance Manager 
1 Position

Job Ref: JKF/FIN/FM/2013/003

Reports to: Finance Manager

Job Group: 3A
 
Supervises: Senior Accountants
 
Key Responsibilities
  • To deputize the Finance Manager.
  • To ensure timely preparation of long-terms plans, budgets and cash flow forecasts.
  • To liaise with the Kenya National Audit Office during statutory audits and assist in managing all statutory audit queries pertaining to overall financial management and control at the Foundation in consultation with the Finance Manager.
  • To ensure all internal controls are adhered to while examining all payments by the organization.
  • To ensure procurement procedures are adhered to while examining LPO’s by the organization.
  • To ensure periodic maintenance and updating of the fixed asset register and testing the accuracy and reasonableness of the rates of depreciation charged.
  • To ensure generation of quality management reports and analysis that will facilitate decision making and cost control in JKF.
  • To ensure practice of good quality stock management controls and reporting.
  • To ensure proper management of the Foundation bank accounts and that bank reconciliation and cash position are done on a daily basis.
  • To ensure that all revenue realizable to JKF is timely and accurately.
  • Recorded proper management of debtors within reasonable debtor days.
  • To assist the ERP users in maintenance of the various modules in liaison with the IT Manager.
  • To ensure adequate liquidity position at all times to facilitate prompt payment of suppliers, authors, and employees.
  • To ensure VAT refund claims are paid within a reasonable period.
  • To perform any other relevant duty assigned by the Finance Manager.
To be appointed to this position, one must have
  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce or its equivalent from a recognized university.
  • CPA(K)/ACCA qualification
  • A member of ICPAK or any other internationally recognized accounting body in good standing.
  • Proficiency in use of computerized accounting packages (Preferably Syspro)
  • Must be conversant with International Financial Reporting Standards
  • Certification in Corporate Governance will be an added advantage
  • Excellent communication, analytical and problem solving, negotiation, inter-personal relations, team building, effective time management, leadership and organizational skills.
  • At least 5 years as Senior Accountant or equivalent.

The positions are permanent and pensionable and a competitive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidates.
Interested applicants should apply by emailing us a copy of filled-in respective ‘JKF Job Application Forms Here’ to: [email protected]
Please note that the Application Forms should not be accompanied by testimonials. 
The closing date for receipt of the forms is 5th November, 2013.

Persons living with HIV/AIDs, disabilities and women are encouraged to apply.

The Jomo Kenyatta Foundation is an equal opportunity employer
We are ISO 9001:2008 certified

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