The nonsense BD published as “Top 40 Women Under 40 2015”

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Normally when people don’t write for a long time, they come explaining a few reasons why, my reason is simple, I usually just wait for some bullshit to pile up then I start hitting my keyboard.

Being in the profession I am in, I’m glad to say we know what bullshit is and we can spot it when it’s very far away next to Uganda.

Let’s start here, has any of you read or seen the recent women top 40 under 40 list? If so…

What mediocrity is that, let’s take a step back and look at the list we had for 2012, we had the likes of Caroline Mutoko, in 2014 we had the likes of Lupita Nyong’o, Captain Irene Mutungi, Pilot, KQ The 2015 list is a bloody joke! It has been foolishly researched and is written like a list of noise makers from Atieno Apiyo girls…

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UN-Habitat Lead Research Consultant (Youth and Structural Change) Job in Nairobi Kenya

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Organizational Location: UN-Habitat
Duty Station: Nairobi
Functional Title:Lead Research Consultant – Youth and Structural Change: Comparative Development Prospect of Asia and Africa Report
Duration of Assignment: 6 Over 8 Months
Closing Date: 12 March 2015
Background: The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all.
UN-Habitat has been involved in the publication of several reports to ensure that urban youth development issues are reflected substantively including the Global Report on Human Settlements and of the State of the World’s Cities Report.

UN-Habitat has undertaken to carry out an analytical study to examine the impact of structural change on opportunity of youth employment, poverty and inequality in comparative perspectives of African and Asian countries with the objective of informing public policy discourse and improving the policy landscape for young people.

Presently, 1.7 billion people – more than a quarter of the world’s six billion people – are between the ages of 10 and 24, thereby making this group of change agents the largest ever to be entering adulthood and the largest under-represented segment of the world’s population.
Young people in all countries are both a major human resource for development and key agent for social change, economic development and technological innovation but these ability of youths cannot be discovered if they are not contributing and participating in decision making processes of society at all levels.
These young people have the potential of making a huge contribution to society, but their ideas, enthusiasm and commitment are often overlooked by the world’s decision makers.
Globally, the situation of young people today is characterized by extreme poverty, and inequalities deriving from disparities in economic, technological, social and cultural resources, which vary enormously across regions, countries, localities and population groups.
The United Nations World Youth Report 2007 states that youth make up 25 per cent of the global working-age population, but account for 43.7 per cent of the unemployed.
Eighty-six per cent of 10-to-24-year-olds live in less developed countries. The first six goals of the MDG are directly related to children, youth and development. These disparities suggest that youth development should be a priority for development.
We propose in this analytical study to examine long-term structural change and its broad impact on the development of youth using as entry points the key variables of poverty, urbanization, and employment.
By allowing capital and labour to move from low productivity to high productivity sectors, structural change fuels economic growth and productivity.
Developing countries with “dual” economies, modern and traditional sectors, have the potential to significantly increase their productivity and growth through these movements and resulting resource allocation efficiency gains, even when within sector productivity is not changing much.
Urbanization and structural change are intertwined. In the narrative of structural change two dynamics take place: “the rise of new industries (i.e. economic diversification) and the movement of resources from traditional industries to these newer ones. Without the first, there is little that propels the economy forward. Without thesecond, productivity gains don’t diffuse in the rest of the economy.”{Dani Rodrik and Margaret McMillan, (2011), paper prepared for a joint ILO-WTO volume} Understanding this dynamics and how it is affecting job creation that particularly benefiting young men and women will of strategic and policy importance.
This has a direct bearing on the inclusive growth agenda which increasingly has gotten traction within the global discourse, and currently a focus within the post 2015 debate and goal setting process. Inclusive growth demands not just high economic growth, but also that benefits most those
In the lower income percentile, and the number and quality of jobs is a key determinant and channel of achieving it.
Jobless growth constitutes a serious concern because leaving large swathes of society in the mire of unemployment is costly to economies and societies; it leads to lower growth, lower productivity and throws the economy into an inefficiency cycle.
In a recent study a strong association was established between lower levels of inequality in developing countries and sustained periods of economic growth. {Andrew G. Berg and Jonathan D. Ostry,(2011) a study for the IMF}Developing countries with high inequality have “succeeded in initiating growth at high rates for a few years” but “longer growth spells are robustly associated with more equality in the income distribution.”
In other words long run sustainability is closely connected to sustained equality Therefore job rich growth and structural change is fundamental to addressing inequality over the long term.
Evidently other factors are also necessary such us for example the role of the State in long-run growth, governance, state capacity, and skills, but low inequality is still among a necessary condition.
The study would collect empirical evidence from major developing countries such as China, India, Peru, Brazil, Nigeria and South Africa.
The evidence from China, India and to a lesser degree South Africa and Nigeria show that these countries have witnessed considerable structural change over the last few decades.
One distinct feature of growth in several emerging and developing countries is the growth without the expected job creation.
This suggests that countries may well record economic growth, whether through within sector productivity increase or through structural change, but this do not necessarily lead to employment, an important concern for youth development.
The process will also include a series of specialist publications.
It is envisaged that the report will consist of the following structure and Contents;
  • Structural Change, Productivity and Growth
  • Structural Change, Growth Youth Employment and Job Creation
  • International Evidence (China and other Asian Countries)
  • Structural Change and African Countries
  • Productivity Change and Sectoral Growth
  • Structural Change and Sustainable Urbanization
  • Structural Change Impact on Urban Poverty and Prosperity (special focus on Youth)
  • Structural Transformation in Comparative Asia and Africa Perspectives
  • States, Youth and Structural Transformation in Asia and Africa
Objective of the Assignment: UN-Habitat is seeking to engage a Lead Consultant to manage the development of the report on the Youth and Structural Change: Comparative Development Prospect of Asia (special focus on China) and Africa ensuring high quality research outputs, extensive engagement and outreach activities such that the report delivers real policy impact.
The Lead Consultant is expected to achieve this through methodological guidance, effective coordination and supervision of the writing team, as well as management of inputs and advice from the Contributing Authors and Research Assistants, and quality assurance.Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance of the Chief Scientific Advisor and direct supervision of the Branch Coordinator Urban Economy Branch the Lead Consultant will be directly responsible for the following activities:
  • Provide substantive guidance in the development of the report methodology with special focus on youth employment, poverty, inequality, productivity, urbanization, prosperity, and social issues in selected cities.
  • Based on relevant literature, UN and other Databases, produce long-term trends analysis on the subject of structural change across countries and the relevant regions including cross-regional comparisons;
  • Combined with the trend analysis and other objective data, , performing data analysis/interpretation; drafting and editing the report in consultation and collaboration with the other Author(s) involved in the report, the writing team and Report Coordination task force
  • Providing feedback to draft outputs, and ensuring quality of final deliverables
  • Coordinating the development of the final report, through close management of inputs/feedback from Authors, and the writing team by an agreed upon date
  • Submission and presentation of the final report (English) by the agreed date with the Project Coordinator.
  • Ensuring regular, structured communications with the Lead Authors and Report Coordination task force
  • Providing advice and support to the planning and delivery of consultation events, seminars and youth consultations
  • Attendance at consultation events, seminars and youth consultations
Key Deliverables
  • Inception report which spells out a clear methodology, metadata and literature review on Youth and Structural Change in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
  • Publication of three papers in major international economic journals by end of the year;
  • Completed fully edited and reference report on the “Youth and Structural Change: Comparative Development Prospect of Asia and Africa” derived out of a highly participatory process
  • Publication of the report by a recognised publishing company
  • Presentation of the report findings before and/or during HABITAT III in 2016.
Time Line
  • First Delivery: end April2015;
  • Second Delivery: end June 2015
  • Third Delivery: end August 2015.
  • Fourth Deliverable: end of November
  • Fifth Deliverable: October-December: Final Write-Up
The report will be published in March2016.
Professionalism: Knowledge of concepts and approaches relevant to the communication sector and ability to conduct independent analysis, identifying issues, formulating options and making conclusions and recommendations.
Communication: Excellent oral/communication skills and ability to articulate ideas in a clear and accurate manner including the ability to prepare and edit a variety of written documents, reports and briefs.Planning and organizing:ability to work under pressure, establish priorities and plan, coordinate own work plan, use time efficiently and apply judgement in the context of competing deadlines.
Teamwork: Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations in a multi-cultural environment
Required Qualifications
  • Abilities and adequate experience of conducting surveys, econometric models constructing and large scale research projects
  • PHD in Development Studies, Economics, Statistics or other relevant field
  • General adequate knowledge in urbanization and youth issues/realities, structural development, and economy
  • Excellent understanding of both qualitative and quantitative survey and data collection methods
  • Thorough knowledge of SPSS manipulation or other relevant software
  • Clear experience managing teams at the organizational, departmental or unit level
  • Experience with International Organizations and United Nations is considered to be an asset
Work Experience
  • At least 15 years of relevant experience in the development sector (research, data handling, report writing)
Language Skills
  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.
  • For this post, fluency in oral and written English is required.
  • Knowledge of another official language of the UN is an advantage.
Other Skills
  • Familiarity with United Nations system, processes & good knowledge of emerging UN issues; and
  • In-depth knowledge of UN-Habitat mandate and areas of work
Remuneration: Payments will be based on deliverables over the consultancy period. There are set remuneration rates for consultancies. The rate is determined by functions performed and experience of the consultant. The fees will be paid as per agreement.Applications should include:
  • Cover memo (maximum 1 page)
  • CV in the PHP format, accessible through the INSPIRA website ( Please note, if using INSPIRA for the first time, you need to register in order to activate your account, which will allow you to log in and create a personal History Profile.
  • The PHP should be attached to the application as a PDF file.
  • Summary CV (maximum 2 pages), indicating the following information:
  1. Educational Background (incl. dates)
  2. Professional Experience (assignments, tasks, achievements, duration by years/ months)
  3. Other Experience and Expertise (e.g. Internships/ voluntary work, etc.)
  4. Expertise and preferences regarding location of potential assignments
  5. Expectations regarding remuneration
  • Cover memo (maximum 1 page)
Please also be advised that since April 15th 2010, applicants for consultancies must be part of the UN-HABITAT e-Roster in order for their application to be considered.
You can reach the e-Roster through the following link:

How to Apply

All applications should be submitted to:
Ms. Anne Muchiri
P.O. Box 30030, 00100 Nairobi, Kenya
Fax: +254 20 7623080
Deadline for applications: 12 March 2015
UN-HABITAT does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. If you have any questions concerning persons or companies claiming to be recruiting on behalf of these offices and requesting the payment of a fee, please contact:

FAO Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Vacancy Announcement No: VA-002-2015
Issued on: 25 February 2015
Deadline For Application: 10 March 2015
Position Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Grade Level:  SC10     Contract Type: National Project Personnel(NPP)Duty Station: Nairobi

Organizational Unit: FAO Representation Office in Kenya

Duration: 6 months with possibility of extension

Eligible Candidates: Kenyan Nationals
Anticipated Start Date: June  2015Description of Tasks / Objectives to be Achieved: Under the general supervision of the FAO Representative in Kenya and the Deputy FAO Representative in Kenya, the direct supervision of Head of Sector, Analysis and Knowledge Management, and in close collaboration with other sectors

and the Regional Emergency Office for Africa (REOA), the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will perform the following duties:

  • Design, implement and  maintain FAO Kenya monitoring  and evaluation system, which includes:  developing project  log frames, developing M&E plans, designing monitoring and reporting tools, templates and guidelines; guiding  and overseeing  the  development of databases and ensuring that Country Programming Framework (CPF) indicators are monitored and reported;
  • Develop the capacity of staff and partners on M&E through trainings and guide all staff involved in monitoring on the utilization of monitoring tools and processes to ensure quality control of monitoring and evaluation activities, both at management and operational levels;
  • Develop, design, organise and implement  and/ or support   baseline  and outcome monitoring/panel surveys as required; and ensure that evaluations are carried out as planned and recommendations implemented by relevant units;
  • Analyse monitoring data and produce reports that show progress in achievement of  outputs and outcomes, reasons for not achieving results and recommendations for improvement and lead the process of dissemination and suggest avenues and modalities for implementation of  findings and recommendations;
  • Plan and establish frameworks for regular monitoring of all FAO Kenya project activities which includes ensuring process monitoring is undertaken with representative coverage and follow-up mechanisms for implementing monitoring recommendations.
  • Take lead in the development of FAO Kenya results module with the guidance of FAO Headquarters to ensure that CPF outputs and outcome results are reported accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Liaise with FAO technical units and field offices, relevant GoK institutions and service providers on all monitoring issues related to FAO Kenya project activities (i.e. reports, databases, training, etc.);
  • Liaise with the Regional Office and HQ to ensure the M&E system is in line with corporate standards;
  • Lead the M&E team in the maintenance of M&E systems; including tools, databases as well as the continuous provision of information from monitoring data;
  • Represent FAO in the UN system, Government and other forums and coordination structures in matters of M&E starting with the UN M&E team;
  • Liaise with communications officer, programme officers and head of technical units to document good practices, success stories and lessons learned for organizational learning and improvement;
  • Perform any other duties as required.
Minimum Requirements – candidates will be assessed against the following
  • Master’s degree in economics or another social science;
  • Minimum 7 years’ experience working in a similar position; more specifically experience in programme design and project cycle management.
  • Fluency in English is desirable;
  • Good communication, analytical, presentation and reporting skills and an excellent team-player;
  • Competency in the use of MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint computer packages, as well as with statistical software;
  • Proven experience with UN regulations and procedures will be an added advantage.

How to Apply

Candidates are requested to submit a covering letter expressing their interest and suitability for the role quoting the position title and vacancy announcement number VA-002-2015 along with their current Curriculum Vitae and FAO Personal Profile Form (PPF) available at

E-mail is the preferred means of receipt and your application should be sent to:

FAO Representative in Kenya
United Nations Office at Nairobi
P.O. Box 30470-00100

Experiential Marketing Client Service Executive

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Job Title: Client Service Executive – Experiential Marketing
Industry: BTL Marketing
Location: Nairobi
Reports to: Projects manager
Salary: Negotiable based on experienceOur client is a BTL Experiential Marketing agency that specializes in creating innovative campaigns on brand marketing.
They engage consumers beyond the abilities of traditional marketing through creative strategies and expertise so as to identify consumer buying habits and deliver reports and solutions to their clients.
To better serve their clients, they have set up another agency that will offer services and support to SME and Medium sized organizations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Serve as primary client business contact
  • Prospect for new business
  • Assist in the management and activation of key client projects within the Activation and Experiential Marketing department
  • Support the project manager in the planning and management of projects at both the regional and national level, seeing projects through from strategy through execution and reporting
  • Brief/Inform the project manager on specific projects and help determine requirements including staffing, inventory, production resources, creative, etc.
  • Supervise and select project team members including on-site managers, brand ambassadors, etc.
  • Assist in developing and tracking of  project budgets and billing procedures
  • Work with the team to understand the client perspective, maintain client relationships and make sure client needs are heard
  • Develop ongoing understanding of the client’s business, products and offers
  • Correspond directly with the client on specific projects (as assigned by Manager) to communicate key project elements, ask questions, and facilitate project development
  • Meet with and update the team daily to review action items and next steps
  • Update status reports and maintains lists of personal action items; work closely with production team to stay apprised of all current projects and next steps
  • Participate in weekly agency and client calls; follow up with recaps, both internally and externally
  • Work with the team to consolidate briefs into organized overviews for the Creative Teams
  •  Understand role in supporting the Creative Team as “eyes and ears of client” and understanding what is sellable to the client
  • Support the project Manager in ensuring that the client need is solved by the project deliverables
  • Stay abreast of current events and/or trends that may affect the clients’ organization
  • BA/BS degree in marketing, advertising, communications or related field highly preferred.
  • Candidates with diplomas are also encouraged to apply
  • 3 years in a communications-related field (preferably marketing or advertising); experience as a Jr. Account Executive / Assistant Account Executive preferred
  • VERY organized with a strong attention to details
  • Ability to manage time well and tackle multiple things at once without missing deadlines
  • Takes ownership of assignments
  • Sets high expectations for oneself
  • Strong communication skills- written, verbal and listening
  • Highly dependable (by peers and managers)
  •  Personable and team-oriented
  • Confident with an remarkable personality

How to Apply

If you are up to the challenge, posses the necessary qualification and experience, please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Client Service Executive – Experiential marketing) before Thursday 12th March, 2015
Kindly indicate current/last salary on your CV
N.B: We do not charge any fee for receiving your CV or for interviewing
Only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted.

Montessori Teacher Job in a Maasai Mara Based School

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Job Vacancy: Montessori Teacher – Maasai Mara
Our client, a School based in Maasai Mara for children between 2 and 5 years of age, is looking for a Montessori Teacher to run the school.
  • Diploma / certificate in Montessori Method.
  • 1 year experience in Montessori method of teaching.
  • Willing to live and work in the bush.
Personal Attributes:
  • Very observant.
  • Foster a good relationship with parents, other teachers and anyone else involved in the school.
Monthly Gross Salary: KShs. 30,000 /=
Deadline: 6th March 2015

Restaurants Chain Riders 10 Jobs in Nairobi Kenya (10)

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We are a chain of restaurants with branches across Nairobi.
We are seeking to recruit highly motivated and self-driven experienced Riders to join our team.
Position: Rider
(10 Positions)
  • Valid Driving license class BCE & FG
  • Valid certificate of good conduct
  • At least 2 year experience working for corporate / company as a rider
  • Minimum of 1 year experience riding in Nairobi and good geographical knowledge of Nairobi and its environs
  • Customer handling skills
Desirable Traits
  • Must be a quick learner to understand the nature of the business.
  • Able to handle challenges and be proactive
  • Must have positive energy and attitude towards work
  • Be honest, respectful and trustworthy
  • Demonstrate sound work ethics and must have good communication skills
  • Be efficient, well organized and proven track record of work ethics

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and a detailed CV including names and addresses of three referees, a working e-mail address and daytime telephone contacts to
The forwarding e-mail and cover letter must clearly indicate the position title on the subject line so as to reach us by 6th March 2015.

Duty Free Shop Retail Stockist Officer 2015

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Job Description

 Job Title: Retail Stockist Officer – Duty Free Shop
Industry: Retail
Location: Nairobi
Salary: 40K – 50K
Our client an international retail outlet with a network of over 80 stores worldwide.
They operate across different formats like duty free shops in airports, borders, downtown, seaports as well as convenience stores, food & beverage and luxury retail outlets.
They seek to hire an ambitious retail stockist officer to ensure smooth running of the facility.
Candidates with experience working in duty-free shops, high- end hotels, and key supermarkets with interaction with international clientele are encouraged to apply.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Logistics (restocking/refilling)
  • Take delivery of/control the goods on the docks of the warehouse (quantities, quality, guarantees, etc.)
  •  Unpacking of goods and restocking in the warehouse
  • Continuously refilling shelves in the shop, taking into consideration strict shelf live management policies (FIFO, expiry dates, etc.)
  • Goods/shelves management: labeling, prices display, anti-theft systems, etc.
  • Computerized stock management (including periodic inventory management)
  • Daily maintenance of the stock and equipment used
  • Cleaning of the shop and the warehouse
  • Liaising with manufacturers, distributors and customers
  • Arranging carriage or actually delivering goods to the customer or outlet
  • Quality control of goods in and/or goods out
  • Maintenance of stable conditions or temperatures (e.g. for perishable food items, chemicals or drugs)
  • Minimum Diploma in relevant field
  • At least 3 years experience in retail or hospitality industry
  • Service oriented, sales minded, willing to sell
  • Dynamic, flexible and social
  • Clean look, accurate and always on time
  • Team spirit
  • Trustworthy
  • Perfect English knowledge (read/spoken). Ability to write in English is an asset as well
  • Retail/sales experience, ideally with international end-customers
  • Ability to carry small amount of goods with suitable machines (pallet truck, etc.) is an asset
  • Ability to work with basic IT software (PC, SAP, etc.) is an asset

How to Apply

If you are up to the challenge, posses the necessary qualification and experience, please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Retail Stockist Officer) to before 13th March, 2015.
Kindly indicate current/last salary on your CV
N.B: We do not charge any fee for receiving your CV or for interviewing
Only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted.