M-PESA Foundation Academy Lucrative Jobs in Kenya May 2016

 

Job opportunity:M-PESA Foundation Academy Lucrative in Kenya

 

Career vacancy:M-PESA Foundation Academy Lucrative  in Kenya

M-PESA Foundation Academy 
Thinkers, Doers, Leaders
Looking for transformational leaders
Our client, The M-PESA Foundation Academy is a state of the art, mixed boarding high school that provides world class Kenyan education, driven by leadership, entrepreneurship, technology and innovation. 
The vision of The Academy is to develop transformational leaders through innovative approaches to education. The core curriculum of The Academy is the 8-4-4 curriculum. The academic concepts are covered in exciting and innovative ways. 

 

Great focus is given to entrepreneurship and leadership, giving the students’ time to learn outside of the classroom, explore the arts and take part in sports and music. The Academy serves talented but economically disadvantaged students with demonstrated leadership potential. 
The Academy cultivates the students’ abilities to innovate irrespective of their academic strengths or weaknesses. As such, students work with teachers and one another to design projects that can solve real world challenges. 
Students who graduate from the Academy will be leaders in their fields of interest such as business, academia, politics, sports, music and the arts. They will be the entrepreneurs and community leaders who will drive Kenya forward.

In February 2016, The Academy admitted its first ever students. 
The M-PESA Foundation Academy is seeking to recruit dynamic and visionary individuals with exceptional skills in the following capacities,
 
1. Procurement Officer (PO/05/2016)
The Procurement Officer will be responsible for the efficient coordination and management of all procurement and logistics functions for the Academy; and implementing the procurement and transport strategies to support the Academy’s overall strategy

Key Responsibilities 
  • In liaison with the Head of Facilities, develop and implement procurement policies and procedures of the Academy, implement internal controls that are in line with the policies and procedures;
  • Implement the procurement process for the Academy, and manage and control the procurement budget to maximize savings;
  • Review stock management system to determine re-order requirements, identify the most suitable supplier from the pre-qualified suppliers;
  • Receive approved requisitions and prepare and dispatch LPOs as needed for provisions and follow up to ensure timely delivery; 
  • Monitor unfilled orders and if necessary consult requisitioning managers for alternative specifications, or to guide on alternative suppliers;
  • Ensure quality products are sourced and supplied at the best prices;
  • Collect and collate information/statistics in preparation for negotiations and renewal thereof of service contracts for equipment and machinery;
  • Coordinate the printing and ordering of stationery, price reviews on all types of stationery, obtaining quotations from suppliers to facilitate negotiations for good prices;
  • Verify bills against orders before forwarding for authorization and eventually, payment by Finance department; 
  • Ensure that the vehicles are maintained and are in good working conditions by liaising with the service provider, maintain usage records and monitor to ensure adherence with service level agreements;
  • Monitor fuel consumption and maintenance costs to ensure they are within budget; and 
  • Any other duties assigned from time to time.
Person Specifications 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Procurement or Supply Chain Management; 
  • Three years’ procurement and contract management experience, preferably in an academic institution; 
  • Possession of a professional procurement qualification, such as C.I.P.S;
  • Registration with KISM; 
  • Ability to write narrative and analytical spread sheet reports; 
  • Proven computer literacy in MS-Word, MS-Excel MS-Access or related programs required;
  • Ability to plan, prioritize, coordinate and perform multiple tasks simultaneously; 
  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines; 
  • Spoken and written fluency in English desired; and 
  • Willingness to put in extra hours in emergencies.
2. Safety and Security Officer – (SSO/05/2016)
The Safety and Security Officer will be responsible for the compliance of all security and safety standards at the academy; building up the capacity, awareness and preparedness of staff and students to deal with security-related risks, threats and incidents through the delivery of high quality, regular trainings / briefings.
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Work with the Security Committee, Faculty, Operations and Head of Security and Safety to ensure the implementation of MFA Security/Safety strategy in the School, as well as achieving annual security/Safety objectives (Security/Safety Road Map);
  • Assist in providing the Academy with a safe and secure working environment as well as safeguarding the internal operations from external security threats, and internally from malpractices;
  • Conduct and update risk and threat assessments relevant to the Market, and provide early warnings regarding National or local threats that may affect MFA’s operations;
  • Consolidate security related data from the School before reporting to the Head of Security and Safety, and present to security committee proposals for achieving security/safety objectives and any budgetary implications in line with the Security Road Map;
  • Promote attitudes change of staff and student in matters of security through the relevant safety and security trainings; 
  • Liaise and network with Security Managers in other institutions of learning, organizations and government bodies, to ensure that MFA is able to draw upon the experience and knowledge of others; and
  • Ensure that losses due to fraud and theft as well as any security-related incidents are promptly and fully reported by the Security Guards and Security supervisors, and passed to the Head of Security and Safety.
Person Specifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Safety/Security related course or its equivalent; 
  • At least three years’ work experience in similar position in a learning institution; 
  • Experience from disciplined forces will be an added advantage; 
  • Must be computer literate; 
  • Ability to work in a rapidly changing environment with a view towards establishing procedures and protocols that will ensure optimal functioning of the Security Unit;
  • Knowledge on use of HF and VHF radio CCTV control systems, electronic security systems an added advantage; and 
  • Strong skills in staff supervision and training.
3. Teaching Faculty and Other Related Positions (TE/05/2015)
 
Teaching Positions: Teachers support, observe and record the progress of their class. They also plan lessons in line with national 8-4-4 curriculum, with the aim of ensuring a healthy culture of learning. 
The Academy seeks to recruit teaching faculty who have depth of knowledge and able to teach the following subjects: TSC.
  1. Mathematics
  2. Physics and Chemistry
  3. English
  4. Kiswahili and Business studies
  5. Computer Studies and Business studies
  6. Metal Works
  7. Building and Construction
  8. Swimming and Rounder specialist
  9. Wood drawing and Design
Key responsibilities 
  • Ability to prepare and deliver schemes of work, lesson plans and lesson notes based on current curriculum and syllabi; records of work, teaching/learning aids, and assess learners;
  • Administer examinations on time as per the academic calendar, provide feedback to learners and prepare and maintain learners’ progress records;
  • Individualized education programs; 
  • Ability to manage teaching time through; punctual and consistent class attendance, observance of the school time table and attendance of other school activities and staff meetings;
  • Ability to improvise and use locally available resources for effective teaching and learning outcomes by integrating technology in teaching and learning process;
  • Manage student behavior in the classroom and on school premises; 
  • Undertake counselling duties and supporting pupils on an individual basis through academic or personal difficulties; 
  • Promote, organize and guide co-curricular and life skills activities to learners to enable them realize/nurture unique talents and develop them to their full potentials;
  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships / communication with educationalists, parents/guardians, local communities; and
  • Undertake any other additional tasks as maybe reasonably required by the senior teacher or Director teaching and learning.
Person Specification 
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Education or BSc/BA with PGDE; 
  • At least 2 years teaching experience in a comparable institution; 
  • MUST be TSC registered; 
  • Ability to facilitate co-curricular activities and sports; 
  • Ability to foster a supportive environment for learners and educators to realize their full potential and willingness to work collaboratively;
  • Ability to maintain professionalism in all areas; 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; and 
  • Demonstrably planning and organizational skills and ability.
Other positions within the Faculty department:
 
1. Laboratory Technician – (LBT/05/2016)
The Lab Technician will provide full technical support to teaching staff, enriching the learning experience by preparing and setting up practical lessons in Biology, Chemistry and Physics, as well as stock taking, making requisition, handling deliveries, invoices and keeping lab financial records.

Key Responsibilities
  • Prepare solutions, equipment, apparatus and specimen within the ministry of education Health and Safety guidelines; 
  • Set up of lab equipment apparatus and specimen requested by the science teaching staff and assemble them out during normal lessons and exams;
  • General Laboratory cleaning including bench surfaces and fixed equipment (laboratory sinks, emptying/supervising the emptying of sink traps) after each lesson, and any chemical spillage;
  • Ensure safe disposal of waste materials from practical lessons; 
  • Store and label chemical, equipment and apparatus in an orderly and safe manner; 
  • Ensure proper functioning of lab equipment; 
  • Keep equipment operating by following operating instructions, troubleshooting breakdowns, maintaining supplies, performing preventive maintenance, calling and arranging for repairs;
  • Ensure adequate supply of chemicals and specimen through timely requisition; 
  • Provide technical support to experienced and trainee teachers including health and safety implications of all laboratory techniques and chemicals used, and raising awareness of health and safety issues to staff where necessary;
  • Uphold the highest level of confidentiality and integrity of internal and external assessments; 
  • Collect specimen for learning; 
  • Research and identify emerging trends in science and technology and create awareness within the academy; 
  • Display laboratory models, specimen and wall charts in cabinets; 
  • Take part in science activities, and assist learners in carrying out of science research projects; 
  • Keep files of confidential reports of past examinations; 
  • Develop a virtual science laboratory to facilitate learning; and 
  • Keep record of breakages, loses and damages of laboratory apparatus.
Person Specification 
  • A Higher National Diploma in Laboratory Technician (with specialty in Biology, Chemistry and Physics) or its equivalent; a degree will be an added advantage;
  • At least 5 years’ experience as a laboratory technician in a comparable institution; 
  • Ability to provide technical support to the teaching staff including health and safety implications regarding laboratory techniques;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; and 
  • Demonstrably, planning and organizational skills and ability.
2. School Nurse – (SNS/05/2016)
The School Nurse is charged with the responsibility of maintaining and operating the Academy clinic.
Key Responsibilities 
  • Manage and coordinate the Academy’s health services program based on requirements established by the Academy’s policies, procedures, and protocols, and by the Ministry of Health regulations;
  • Provide basic medical services and First Aid to both the staff and students and organize referrals to specialist when necessary; 
  • Carry out regular surveillance checks on the students to ensure their continued health; 
  • Maintain clinic equipment and assess and ensure the supply of consumable supplies on an ongoing basis; 
  • Organize for students’ treatment at the approved hospital by the Academy; 
  • Monitor and administer student medication administered at the Academy as prescribed by the doctor; 
  • Order, record, store drugs in line with the Academy’s policy; 
  • Issue to students’ common user drugs as per medication condition; 
  • Assess and evaluate the health and developmental status of students for the purpose of identifying physical disorders and other factors affecting the learning process;
  • Design health maintenance plans for the purpose of addressing student’s health needs; 
  • Keep student medical records; 
  • Refer students requiring further medical attention as per the Academy guidelines; 
  • Respond to medical emergency situations for the purpose of addressing immediate safety concerns; 
  • Report students with reportable contagious disease to the Director teaching and learning; and 
  • Liaise with the local health authorities to keep abreast of any updates on regulatory changes and public health alerts.
Person Specification 
  • Bachelor of Nursing degree or diploma in nursing from a recognized medical training institution; 
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a similar role; 
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills; and 
  • Experience in inventory management to ensure that there are no stock outs.
The ideal candidates must embody Excellence, Responsible Citizenship, Curiosity, Accountability, Leadership and Innovation – the values that will drive life across all elements of the Academy for educators, learners, and staff.

Application Procedure
 
For the full details for this position, kindly log on and apply via our e-recruitment platform https://recruitment.deloitte.co.ke
The closing date for the applications is 20 May, 2016.

Please include in your application copies of your academic and professional certificates, testimonials and detailed CV stating your current position, remuneration, contact details as well as names and contacts (telephone and e-mail address) of three (3) referees familiar with your qualifications and work experience.

Email or hard copy applications will not be accepted. 
Only those submitted through Deloitte’s e-recruitment portal will be considered.
M-Pesa Foundation Academy is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and gender equity within the organization.

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