Interview with a recruiting agency: The job seeker perspective

 Have you seen job adverts where the recruiting company in not mentioned? They will always start with the phrase, ‘our client……..’ or any other of their choice. What should you do and at we advise you to research about the employer? Many companies run job adverts and omit their identity, sectors they operate in or their addresses in preference of newspaper publishers’ contacts. Some of the adverts in newspapers or websites carry scanty information and request interested candidates to forward their details to a postal address. Others use proxy recruitment agencies that don’t indicate their client’s profile.

While it’s true that an employers are at liberty to do what pleases them — after all they are paying for the advert — they have to consider that there are qualified employees who are not willing to send off their details to the unknown organization.

The do’s and don’ts of following up after a job interview

This is a topic we have discussed before but we won’t to round it up by consolidating three very important things you should or should not do after a job interview. When you get out of an interview, all you expect to hear is a call giving you the vacancy. Are you aware that there are things you may do that can deny you the job. You may be the most qualified candidate but if you do not approach the after-interview steps well, then forget the job.
Following up after an interview can mean the difference between you and the other outstanding candidate.

Here are 3 vital tips for following up after an interview:

Human Resource Officer Job in Kenya

Recruitment of Human Resource Officer 

Job Group

Applications are invited from suitable persons to fill the above post.

Applicants must:
  • Be holders of a degree in Social Sciences such as Human Resource / Personnel Management or any other relevant qualification from a recognized university / institution.
  • Be between 25 – 45 years old.
  • Minimum 2 years working experience
  • Be computer literate.

Counseling Supervisor Job in Kenya

The international humanitarian organization Medecins Sans Frontieres / Doctors Without Borders is seeking for its HIV / TB program

Counseling Supervisor

The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating the activities of the Counselling Department within the scope of the HIV and TB program supported by MSF France in Homa Bay and Ndhiwa Districts.

This position is based in Homa Bay and Ndhiwa Districts, Nyanza Province.


Asas Dairies Production Manager Job in Tanzania

The Employer

Asas Dairies limited a modern dairy company in Tanzania located on the southern highlands seeks to recruit qualified professional to fill the position of a Production Manager.

The company wishes to enhance its position in the industry through this recruitment.
The Candidate

* Young energetic individual with broad industry experience as well as self drive, determination and results oriented.
* The ideal candidate should be able to work under minimal supervision and possess the ability to meet strict targets while maintaining high level of efficiency.

Lutheran World Relief Kenyan Job Program Manager

Lutheran World Relief (LWR) is a US non-governmental organization that works with Lutherans and partners around the world to end poverty, injustice and human suffering.

LWR - East Africa Regional Office is seeking to recruit a
 Program Manager for Kenya based in its Regional Office in Nairobi, Kenya. All qualified Kenya Nationals are invited to apply for the position

The Program Manager will report to the Country Director, and will be part of the regional team to develop, implement and derive lessons learnt from the regional strategy.

S/he will also ensure that the projects are implemented in accordance with contractual obligations and meet the highest standard of implementation.

Key responsibilities:

The Aga Khan University Hospital Jobs Kenya Surgeon, Accounts

The Aga Khan University invites applications from suitably qualified individuals for the following position:
Full Time Faculty - ENT Surgeon

Reporting to the Chair, Department of Surgery and working with the Section Head of Otolaryngology, the Full Time Faculty, ENT Surgeon will participate in the provision of otolaryngology services.

S/he will work within a multi-disciplinary team of doctors and other health professionals to provide efficient and effective Surgical Services. As part of the faculty team, s/he will participate in the teaching and research activities of the Postgraduate Medical Education Program (PGME) in the Department of Surgery.

Aid Effectiveness Secretariat Job Kenya Technical Assistant

Republic of Kenya

Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and Ministry of Finance

Tender No. MOF/3/2011-2012

Job Opportunity: 

Technical Assistant to the Aid Effectiveness Secretariat (AES)


Kenya is a signatory of the Paris Declaration (2005) on Aid Effectiveness together with over one hundred countries both developing and developed.

Chief Executive Officer Vacancy Kenya Coast Water Services Board

Coast Water Services Board (CWSB) was established under the State Corporations Act, Chapter 446 of the Laws of Kenya vide Legal Notice No. 1328 of 27th February, 2004.

The core mandate of the Board as given under clause 53(1) of the Water Act 2002 is that as a Licensee, ¡t will be responsible for mandate efficient and economical provision of water services authorized by the license issued by the Water Services Regulatory Board (WASREB).

Coast Water Services Board is seeking to recruit a suitable self driven, result oriented and highly qualified individual to fill the position of the
 Chief Executive Officer.

The Chief Executive Officer will be responsible to the Board of Directors, and shall be the Principal Officer of the Board responsible for the overall leadership and implementation of the Board mandate and aspirations as may be outlined in the performance targets and strategic plan.

Job Profile

System Analyst Job Kericho Kenya Ndege Chai Sacco

Ndege Chai Sacco Ltd is a Medium size Society based in Kericho and has members in other areas like Naivasha, Mombasa, Tinderet, Sotik Tea / Highlands and Lemotit in Londiani.

The following vacancy has arisen in our establishment:

System Analyst 

1 Post

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Bridge International Academies Vacancy Kenya Quantity Surveyor

Brief Description

We are seeking an experienced
Quantity Surveyor with a background in managing multiple sites and a high workload, who can visit sites and lay beacons, obtain maps from surveys of Kenya and manage their day to day duties in a variety of locations.
About Bridge International Academies

Bridge International Academies is a for-profit startup company revolutionizing education across Africa with a unique business model. The company runs a large-scale network of low-cost primary schools in Kenya that significantly outperforms other primary schools in the same areas because of our "school in a box" systems.

Our schools profitably deliver this high-quality education for less than $4 per child per month, which enable the schools to cover all their costs and create a profitable central organization at scale. We have launched 37 schools in Kenya, will double in size in the next 6 months, and plan to rapidly scale the company to serve more than 1 million students across continent.

Consultancy Jobs Kenya Red Cross Society

On-site Capacity Assessment - Global Fund Round 10 HIV Programme

Kenya Red Cross Society is one of the largest humanitarian organisations in Kenya.

Its vision is to be the most effective, most trusted and self-sustaining humanitarian organisation in the country.

Global Fund is an international institution that invests the World’s money to save lives. The Global Fund works on the principles of ownership, accountability and results.

Kenya has for a number of years been a beneficiary of funding from the Global Fund against Malaria, TB and HIV and AIDS. The country has once again been awarded the Global Fund Round 10 Grant to cover Malaria and HIV and AIDS interventions for the next 5 years.

UNICEF Kenya Jobs Nutrition, IT, Research

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) 

Kenya Country Office

Vacancy Announcements


Date of Issue: 28 September 2011

Closing Date: 6 October 2011

UNICEF Country Office in Kenya is seeking Expression of Interest (EOI) from eligible individuals to provide short term Consultancy Services to support an evaluation of UNICEF supported programming on Management of Severe Acute Malnutrition in Kenya.

Sales Account Manager Job Kenya.

Position: Accounts Manager
Location: Nairobi Kenya
Our client, a leading financial services firm specializing in audit, tax, Business Process Outsourcing and Financial Consultancy wishes to recruit a Accounts Manager.

The successful candidate will be expected to support the accounting department operations.
Duties and Responsibilities:
In-charge of Accounting Department and Customer Relationship Management

Responsible for growth (revenues) of the accounts
Present and manage the implementation of the detailed work plans created for new Programs.
Communicate and recommend improvements/solutions to key decisions and issues related to business operations

Writing Services Job Kenya.

Borders Consultants is a premier consulting and writing company specializing in aspects of executive consulting, writing services, editing services, tutoring services and admission services at a local and international levels.

Most of our clients are based in the US, Canada and Britain, with some also locally in Kenya.

The Job:
We are seeking to immediately fill in positions for associate writers. Most of the work will entail writing 
assignments related to business & research proposals, term papers, dissertations, thesis, article writing, SEO writing, and ghost writing.

If you have the proficiency to write in areas related to economics, accounting and finance, this will be an added advantage. Note that all assignments are strictly customized to exceed customer expectations.

Accounts Secretary Job Nairobi Kenya

Position: Accounts Secretary
Location: Nairobi
Our client, a leading financial services firm specializing in audit, tax, Business Process Outsourcing and Financial Consultancy wishes to recruit an Accounts Secretary.

The successful candidate will be expected to support the accounting department operations.
Duties and Responsibilities:
General Administration of the BPO department

Typing, editing, and printing of documents including final accounts
Ensuring all photocopying, binding and distribution of documents to clients
Following up of BPO records from clients
Liaising with the Courier services for deliveries of documents

Marketing Manager Job Reports to Director.

Our client, a distribution company, requires a suitable candidate to fill in the following position:
Job Title: Marketing Manager
Reporting To: Director
Provide leadership and coordination of the company’s marketing function so as to balance the firm’s 
objectives and customer satisfaction.

Specific Performance Standards
1. Creative Marketing Strategies

Media Sales Jobs Vacancy Kenya.

Nova Media Ltd deals specifically with placing of advertisements on Light Box, Smart Boxes and LED screens at the Kenya Ferries
Job Description: Sales Personnel
Reporting Date: Immediately
Reporting to: General Manager

Nova Media is looking for aggressive Sales Persons specialized in outdoor marketing.

Job Description
He/ She is expected to:
Develop client base and prospects for potential clients
Formulate proposals and creative advertising solutions

Engineer and site Agents Vacant Jobs.

Project Location: Kenya & South Sudan
Employment terms: Permanent
We are a Construction & Engineering company offering services in construction of building & civil works and water & sewerage projects.

We are registered in Kenya, South Sudan and Rwanda and we are looking for project staff to oversee our projects in Kenya and South Sudan.
Position: Project Engineers - Building & Civil Works

Work Station: Kenya or South Sudan
This position reports to the Project Manager.
Job Requirements

Human Resources Open Jobs.

A well known international company requires the above to be responsible for all people based activity within the company from both an operational and strategic perspective.

The successful candidate will have a Bachelors Degree in Business or Human Resources as well have previous experience managing a resources team.

Experience influencing senior managers, building strong commercial relationships and driving a human
resources strategy is essential.

The appointee will develop and implement an annual agenda for human resources strategy in line with the business strategy and plans.

You will be responsible for

Shop Retail Temporary Job. Daily Wage K'sh 650.

Job Title: Shop Retail Job. MEN ONLY.
Number of Jobs Open: 5
Location: Within Nairobi Kenya
Closing Date: Open Until Filled. One month Job.
The job will be to manage customer service, stock levels, and merchandising. They Should be quick in 
assessing client needs and sustaining relationships. The candidate will be required to be a sales person who has worked in a store though not mandatory.

Primary Responsibilities

Sage Pastel Accountant Job. Salary 60-70k.

Our client seeks to recruit an Accountant.
The Accountant will be in-charge of the finance function of the company and will amongst other things:
- See to the proper implementation of Sage pastel
- Ensure the internal control systems are operating as required
- Ensure that all the company's financial transactions are captured fully and accurately.
- Preparation of timely management reports
- Provide financial advice to management
As such, he should have:

Information and Communication Officer Vacancy Kenya Agricultural Sector Coordination Unit

Information and Communication Officer

The Agricultural Sector Coordination Unit (ASCU) is an inter-ministerial Secretariat to the Agricultural and Rural Development Sector Ministries.

It spearheads and facilitates the implementation and coordination of the Agricultural Sector strategies. ASCU seeks to recruit a dynamic, well exposed and competent candidate to fill the above position.

Key Responsibilities

The Information and Communication Officer will carry out the following tasks, in close collaboration with the all players in the Agricultural Sector.

Madhvani Group Jobs Kenya General Manager (Safari Lodge), Executive Chef

Madhvani Group, a leading international professionally managed industrial /service group that has diversified into hotel / tourism requires the following personnel for their Five Star / Luxury Safari Lodges, located in National Parks each with over 50 guest rooms, swimming pool, health club, conference facilities, business centre, etc.
General Manager (Safari Lodge)

The General Manager will be responsible for day-to-day operations of the lodge and for achieving guest satisfaction standards and agreed financial targets while maintaining & improving its world-class ratings.

Jhpiego Kenya NGO Senior Managers Jobs Finance, Administration

Jhpiego, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University, is an international NGO supporting health programs to improve the health of women and their families.

Jhpiego - Kenya works in close collaboration with both the Ministry of Medical Services and the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation in the areas of HIV, Malaria, TB, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, Reproductive Health and Family Planning.

We are currently recruiting senior managers who are team players, dedicated, highly motivated and willing to work in a high pressure office requiring multi-tasking.
Senior Finance Manager (Re-Advertised)

Reporting to the Finance & Administration Director, the Senior Finance Manager will assist in the management of finance function for Jhpiego’s Kenya Office.

Monitoring and Evaluation Associates Jobs Kenya ICF International

Health, Education and Social Programs
Position: Regional Monitoring and Evaluation Associates

8 Positions

Location: Regions
About ICF International

ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI) partners with government and commercial clients to deliver professional services and technology solutions in the energy and climate change; environment and infrastructure; health, human services, and social programs; and homeland security and defense markets.

Sales Job Kenya Takamoto Biogas

Job Vacancy: Salesperson

Job Description:

Sell biogas systems to farmers in one of the following districts: Murang'a, Nakuru, Maragua, Thika, Nairobi or Kiambu.

Sales will be done outside the office by meeting farmers from your area who could benefit from biogas.

Travel daily to meet potential clients and make presentations at dairy association meetings, schools and SACCOS.

Sales work can be a part time job for those who interface with many farmers on a daily basis.

Internships in Kenya.Takamoto Biogas

Internship (Attachment)—Assistant to the Technical Director

Internship Description:

Manage construction of biogas systems.

Based in Nairobi and travelling to various upcountry locations.

Internship can lead to a permanent job.


* Must have completed at least two years of a degree or diploma
* Studying in a relevant field
* Punctual
* Willing to travel up country frequently
* Personal experience with construction, engineering and management preferred

Finlays Security Jobs Kenya

The organization

Finlays is a vertically integrated and geographically diversified agri-business that takes a leadership role in sustainability.

The group has established itself as a reliable, responsible, innovative and sustainable producer with a deep knowledge and passion for its products.

Sustainability is pivotal to the group’s success and it lies at the heart of what Finlays does and stands for.

Finlays is Kenya’s largest agricultural export group employing over 22,000 people and annually exporting over 300 million stems of flowers, 7 million kilos of vegetables, 26 million kilos of black tea and 3 million kilos of tea extract.

The organisation is geographically located in Nairobi, Naivasha, Kericho, Mt. Kenya and Mombasa and works with 1,200 vegetable out growers and 10,000 tea out growers.

Oxfam Kenya Vacancy Regional Campaigns and Policy Manager

Regional Campaigns and Policy Manager

Nairobi Based, Global Post, Open Ended Contract

The 9 countries that make up the Horn, East and Central Africa region face some of the most challenging humanitarian situations in the world. Nowhere is real and lasting change more urgent. Nowhere are your campaigning and advocacy skills more pertinent. This is why we need you to help us make a sustainable difference to the lives of millions in the region.

The role

Your challenge will be to deliver powerful communications that drive our regional strategy forward. Providing leadership and strategic direction on campaigns and policy advocacy, you will identify priority issues and develop media, campaign and advocacy work that inspire, compel and motivate decision makers to take action.

Helen Keller International Jobs Kenya Advocacy Coordinator

Advocacy Coordinator

Project to support increased investment and awareness in Orange - Fleshed Sweetpotato

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Date of Posting: September 28, 2011

Helen Keller International (HKI) works to save the sight and lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. Currently HKI is launching a new regional project in Sub-Saharan Africa, titled Reaching Agents of Change (RAC).

Security Officer Job Kenya. International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organisation with the exclusively humanitarian mission to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and internal violence and to provide them with assistance.

It also endeavours to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening International Humanitarian Law and universal humanitarian principles.

The ICRC’s Regional Delegation in Nairobi co-ordinates the institution’s humanitarian activities in Kenya, Tanzania and Djibouti. It also runs regional specialist units that provide support and expertise to the ICRC’s Delegations in East Africa, the Great Lakes region and the Horn of Africa.
Security Officer

Procurement and Logistics Manager Kenya Job

Job Title: Procurement and Logistics Manager

Number of Positions: One (1)

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Closing Date: Monday, 3rd October 2011 at 1:00pm

While managing a team of procurement and logistics the position holder will be responsible for developing and implementing processes, procedures & controls, Initiating and expediting company specific cost reduction programs by defining innovative procurement strategies, strategizing and optimizing the procurement plan for the company based on projects forecast, preparing the annual materials budget based on the business plan, supervising procurement and logistics staff and managing and negotiating with all vendors.

Plan Kenya Jobs Program Coordinators, Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator

Plan is an international humanitarian child centered community development organization, without religious, political or government affiliation.

Plan started its operations in Kenya in 1982 and is committed to protecting and promoting child rights, and to improving the lives and futures of poor children, their families and communities through a child-centered community development approach.

Plan Kenya has the following vacancies:
1. Program Coordinator (Health)

- Based in Kisumu and Bondo Program Units

2 Positions

World Bank Economist Kenya Job South Sudan Country Office

The World Bank South Sudan Country Office is looking for a highly organized professional, capable of operating effectively in a very demanding environment to serve as the Local Economist within the PREM East Africa and Horn Unit (AFTP2).

This is a one (1) Year Term Appointment (local hire, subject to renewal on performance and business need).

The Economist will join the PREM East Africa and Horn Unit (AFTP2) in South Sudan to support the World Bank’s assistance in the area of Poverty Reduction and Economic Management.

The position is based in the World Bank’s Juba office in South Sudan. The selected candidate will be expected to work closely with professional counterparts in the donor community and with the Government of South Sudan (GoSS), particularly with the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MoFEP).

Consultancy Vacancy Kenya European Commission Water Facility

European Commission Water Facility

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion for the Millennium Development Goals

Call for consultancy services for Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) survey in Turkana County


The total number of Kenyans with improved sanitation improved slightly from 26% in 1990 to 31% in 2008. During the same period the number of Kenyans with access to safe and adequate drinking water increased from 43% to 59%.

4 types of interviewers and how best to deal with each

You may have had a few interviews here and there but do you know the type of interviewers out there? In the HR world, we broadly categorize interviewers into four types. So, if you are walking into an interview room, you should know what kind of interviewer is interrogating you. You can tell this within the first 5 minutes of a conversation.

But the big issue is not yet handled, knowing who you're talking to is half the battle. You need to know how best to attack this kind of personality. What can you do to win in this situation? There is a military saying that you should always know your opponent. Today, we will divulge into these personalities and how to attack them.

There are 4 categories of interviewers, namely:

Lecturers Vacancies Kenya B.Com degree programme

An established institution of higher learning in Nairobi is seeking qualified lecturers for Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) degree programme for years I - IV of study.
Areas of specialization:

1. Finance

2. Accounting

3. Business Administration


Casino Operational Jobs Kenya

Experienced Casino Operational Employees

Casino Pitboss / Casino Tables Inspectors / Casino Dealers (code SGS-OO1)

Housekeeping Supervisor & Cleaners (code ZITHK001)

F&B - Supervisors / Cooks / Bartenders / Stewards / Waitresses (code ZITFB001)

Customer Relations Receptionist (code ZITREP001)

HR Assistant (code ZITHR001)

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