Interview blunders you should always avoid

In this world everything is about perception and marketers can tell you this very well. I have a brother of my friend who works at KCB as a training manager although he has an MBA in Marketing and he tells me that marketing is about changing or enhancing perception which are focused on influencing the consumption behaviors of our targets. An interview is not different because the perception that you leave behind is very important and thus you should endeavor to market yourself as good as possible.

In this exercise of marketing, it is very easy to find yourself making a few mistakes here and there. The first opportunity you get to create a good impression is the three-second handshake that starts the interview. An ineffective handshake can spoil your image. A limp hand shake can give the impression of disinterest or weakness. Make the handshake short and firm to give out a positive message. We have always advised towards this. Please look at our earlier articles.

By all odds, check the following common blunders:

Academic Writer Vacancies in Kenya.

We are urgently in search for a team of versatile and dynamic academic writers with research experience and able to efficiently and professionally write well researched papers on different topics and also work under minimum/no supervision. 

Applicants must be ready to work immediately and full time (report to work on daily basis), have impeccable
English command and with a degree in any field. Must be a residence of Nairobi and able to commute to work daily (preferably leaving near the job location).

Working hours: (7:30 am to 6:30 pm)-DAY SHIFT and (8:00pm-6:30am) NIGHT SHIFT

Myths and Facts about job hunting

Whether you are in a job or hunting for one, in one way or another you will face an interview. Let me take you back a little bit to college: Do you remember all those believes about job searching, interviews, office politics and many more? Most of them are myths and they become chuff after that life. Everyone has had some experience looking for a job.  Regardless of what this has been, there are several false beliefs about looking for a job that perpetually circulate and people seem to accept. 

Today, we will be addressing the beliefs that people have in relation to job hunting and separate them from the truth. For example if you heard someone saying that there are no jobs these days, do you believe him or her? Just think about it, then why will we have companies full of HR guys and a surge in emerging HR and recruitment firms? The list below addresses the most prevalent myths and truths about them in our society today.

Here is the list:

Goal Ireland Kenya Vacancies

Goal Ireland Kenya
1. Assistant Country Director - Programmes

Summary of the Role

The role of the ACD-P is to ensure the effective implementation of the programme approach and the successful overall management of GOAL’s urban and emergency programming.

This will involve supporting the integration of the different elements of the current GOAL Kenya programme to meet the agreed programmatic criteria.

GOAL Ireland Engineer Job Kenya WASH Officer

Job Title: WASH Officer - Engineer

Job Location: Northern Kenya – Daadab

Reporting To: WASH Manager
General Description of the Program:

GOAL Ireland is an international humanitarian organisation currently working in 11 countries globally. GOAL’s work in Kenya began in 1983 with emergency and development initiatives. GOAL targets street and slum children and youth through a programme of Support for Children and Youth in Difficult Circumstances. GOAL current programme target areas include Nakuru in rift valley and informal settlements in Nairobi..

WASH Engineering Technician Job Kenya GOAL Ireland

Job Title: WASH Engineering Technician

Job Location: Northern Kenya – Marsabit

Reporting To: WASH / Field Manager

General Description of the Program:

GOAL Ireland is an international humanitarian organisation currently working in 11 countries globally.

Hygiene Promotion Officer Vacancy GOAL Kenya Daadab

Job title: Hygiene Promotion Officer

Supervisor: WASH Manager

Location: Daadab
I. Job Summary

The Hygiene Promotion Officer will ensure correct delivery and impact of hygiene and sanitation promotion activities, good participation of target communities and other local stakeholders in close collaboration with Project partners.

Hygiene Promotion Officer Vacancy GOAL Kenya Marsabit

Job title: Hygiene Promotion Officer

Supervisor: Emergency WASH Field Manager

Location: Marsabit

I. Job Summary

The Hygiene Promotion Officer will ensure correct delivery and impact of hygiene and sanitation promotion activities, good participation of target communities and other local stakeholders in close collaboration with Project partners.

ICT Manager GOAL Kenya Job

Job Title: ICT Manager

Department: Logistics

Reports To: Logistics Coordinator
Job summary

Responsible for all aspects of Information and Communication technology planning, management and implementation for Goal Kenya programme.

Included in the job is the development and implementation of policies and procedures and ensuring adherence to all statutory requirements and any industry good practice guidelines in the Nairobi office and all programme locations.
Overall objectives of the position

GOAL Kenya Finance Administrator Job

Job title: Finance Administrator

Supervisor: WASH/Field Manager

Location: Marsabit

Job Summary: To provide administrative and financial support to the Emergency Project in Marsabit

Duties / Responsibilities:

The Finance and Administrator will be responsible for assisting in all administrative and financial systems reporting to the Project Manager. The position demands a good understanding of accounting and administration systems and processes.

Area Sales Manager Job Kenya Everris International

Driven by innovation and inspired by nature!

Everris is a Specialty Fertilizers Company and employs over 350 people worldwide.

Working in partnership with customers our associates are passionate about optimizing plant performance. We take great pride in the integrity and precision of our world-class product portfolios and strive to remain an open and customer orientated organization.

With market leading fertilizer brands – including Osmocote®, Agroleaf® and Agroblen® – Everris enters the market as the leading player in ornamental horticulture, turf and amenity and specialty agricultural sectors.

KCB Consultants Vacancies Kenya

Kenya Commercial Bank is a leading banking group in the Eastern African Region, renowned for its diversity and growth potential.

The Bank commands the largest branch and ATM network in Kenya, and has KCB Tanzania, KCB Sudan, KCB Uganda and KCB Rwanda as its subsidiaries.

As a player in the global financial markets, the Group main tains working arrangements with correspondent banks throughout the world.

The Group is seeking Proposals for the following:

KIM Media Services Division Jobs Kenya

The Kenya Institute of Management, a leading not-for-profit membership-based management and business development organization wishes to recruit talented and innovative persons to fill up the following vacant positions at the KIM Media Services Division, a business section whose core business is publishing and creative services.

Business Development Manager

Job Profile

Reporting to the Head of Media Services Unit, the person will be responsible for increasing business portfolio in the Unit. He/she will ensure development and implementation of business strategies for sustainability of the unit.

Short-Term Consultant Vacancies Kenya Private Equity Africa Climate Change Investment Support

Sustainable Business Advisory Services, Sub-Saharan Africa region

Terms of Reference for Short-Term Consultant (STC)
For project: Private Equity Africa Climate Change Investment Support (PEACCHIS)


Title: Short-term consultant

Job Stream: Technical Assistance & Advisory Services

Principal Job Kenya Institute of Social Work

The Kenya Institute of Social Work ¡s looking for a dynamic and result oriented individual to head one of the Branches of this premier institution
We are looking for:

A mature person.

A Bachelors or Masters degree ¡n Education/Business Administration.

Aon Consulting Kenya Jobs

Aon Consulting in Kenya is the human capital consulting arm of Aon Kenya, the leading intermediary in Healthcare, Pensions Administration, Actuarial Services, Risk Management, and insurance Brokerage.

To effectively manage a growing client base within our consulting lines, we intend to fill the following positions.
Case Managers

Ref: CM/HC/11

Accounts Officer Kenya Vacancy

An American based CBO is looking for an Accounts Officer
Minimum qualifications

1. Minimum holder of CPA 2

2. A certificate or a diploma in social work would be an added advantage.

3. Financial and numeracy skills including proven high levels of accuracy.

Computech Kenya Job Corporate Account Managers

Computech is one of the leading homegrown IT solutions providers in the East African region, operating in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, South Sudan and Rwanda. Computech provides businesses with Technology Solutions that enhance business productivity and profitability.

The organization is looking for passionate and driven individuals to join its dynamic team.
Corporate Account Managers

Key Responsibilities:

Insurance Agent Vacancy Kenya

Insurance Agent

We are an Insurance Agency Company based in Nairobi with branches in upcountry towns. We are looking for suitably qualified candidates for this position in various branches.
Purpose of the job:

Marketing is an important function in any industry and plays a key role in the insurance industry too. Insurance agents direct their marketing towards offering a wide variety of products to customers according to their requirements and income.
Among other responsibilities, the insurance agent will

NGO Jobs Kenya Behavior Change Advisor, Administrative Officer

We are an international NGO implementing a large, multi-year health sector program across the northern arid counties of Kenya.

We are seeking talented and hard-working individuals to be a part of a dynamic team committed to improving the lives of men, women and children in our organization.

Behavior Change Advisor

Location: Isiolo

The BC Advisor will lead the development and implementation of a range of evidence-based behavior change and communication strategies appropriate to the Northern Arid Lands.

In this capacity, the BC Advisor will work with sub-regional offices to create and implement BC strategies and materials.

Institute for Security Studies Vacancy Office Director

The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) is an independent, non-profit applied policy research organisation with a focus on human security in Africa.

Its mission is to conceptualise, inform and enhance the security debate on the continent.

The ISS has offices in Addis Ababa, Cape Town, Nairobi and Pretoria, with a Head Office located in Pretoria.

Office Director - Nairobi Office

The successful candidate will provide overall management and oversight to the Nairobi office on all matters including programme delivery, financial and human resources management, general administration and fundraising.

S/he will work in collaboration with a team of Project Leaders and staff members, and provide oversight and support to project management, fund-raising and donor relations.

College Accountant Job Kenya

A leading medium size tertiary training institution is interested in recruiting a suitably qualified person for the position of College Accountant.

The College Accountant will report to the Director in charge of Finance and have the overall responsibility for the institution’s finance and accounting operations.

We are looking for a young energetic person preferably aged between 28 and 32 years with the following profile:

Engineer, HR Jobs Kenya Consumer Durables Manufacturer

These positions exist in the subsidiary of a Multinational Company which is a market leader in the Region in the manufacturing and marketing of consumer durables.
Mechanical Engineer

The mechanical engineer will work closely with the General Production Manager and will handle detailed technical and practical engineering functions.

These will include planning and execution of extensive repairs, preventive maintenance and overhaul work for a wide range of production machinery, plant and equipment and the introduction of new technologies to the organization.

In addition, training and staff development will form an integral part of the job.

DFID Kenya Job Social Protection Senior Programme Officer


The primary aim of the British Government’s Department for International Development (DFID) is reducing poverty, and achievement of the other Millennium Development Goals.

DFID Kenya and Somalia is responsible for the delivery of DFID’s development and humanitarian assistance and policy work in Kenya and Somalia.

DFID Kenya & Somalia is part of the British High Commission in Nairobi. DFID Kenya & Somalia manages both the Somalia and Kenya country programmes from the Nairobi office.

DFID seeks to recruit qualified and experienced professionals for the position of a Social Protection Senior Programme Officer based in DFID’s Nairobi office. The jobholder will be a member of the DFID Kenya Wealth & Vulnerability Section.

OSIEA/ OSJI Job Kenya Programme Officer- Complementarity Project

Kenya Programme Officer

Complementarity Project

Search Closes: November 1, 2011

Send resume and cover letter to

We seek a dynamic, creative and committed programme officer to lead our complementarity project in Kenya.

The project seeks to strengthen domestic accountability for international crimes arising from the post election violence, including through strategic litigation.

This is a joint project of the Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa (OSIEA) and the Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI).

Short-Term Consultant Vacancies Kenya International Finance Corporation

International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in developing countries.

We create opportunity for people to escape poverty and improve their lives. We do so by providing financing to help businesses employ more people and supply essential services, by mobilizing capital from others, and by delivering advisory services to ensure sustainable development.

IFC is recruiting:
Short Term Consultant – Senior Investment Climate specialist

Based in Nairobi, Kenya

Assistant Fund Manager Job Kenya Canadian International Development Agency

The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) is seeking to contract an Assistant Fund Manager for its Democratic Governance Fund (DGF)
The responsibilities include:

* Financial Administration Support: Assist the DGF Fund Manager in the management of the DGF budget and the overall financial management of DGF sub-projects in accordance with CIDA’s policies, guidelines and tools;

* Assist the Fund Manager in the preparation of agreements with partner organizations and contracts with service providers;
* Follow-up and liaise with partner organizations to obtain all required documentation such as reports, invoices, etc;

UNDP Kenya Consultancy Vacancy

1. Background

The UNDP Service Contract (SC) modality is intended to support the engagement of personnel to service development projects and to provide non-core services where outsourcing is not a viable and/or feasible option.

The SC modality is distinct in nature, with finite functions and limited services that are directly related to the execution of such projects or service areas.

The UNDP has developed a Handbook on Setting Remuneration for Service Contract Personnel (“the Handbook”) that delegates to UNDP Resident Representatives full responsibility and accountability to collect and analyze data locally to create and update Service Contract remuneration scales.

Concern Worldwide Vacancy Kenya Water & Sanitation (WASH) Project Officer

Concern Worldwide is a non-governmental, international, humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced Kenyan nationals for the following position:
Job Title: Water & Sanitation (WASH) Project Officer

2 Positions

Moyale and Marsabit

Contract Duration: 6 months

Communications Intern SDFA Kenya Job

SDfA-Kenya is a not for profit organization operating in various districts in Kenya.

We aim to help poor communities attain sustainable development, and in turn live better lives, through initiatives that originate from communities themselves.

We strive to provide long term solutions to social-economic problems affecting various communities and thus alleviate poverty.

As such we are currently looking for self motivated individuals to fill
the position of communications within the organization as interns.
Duties and responsibilities

Consolidated Bank Jobs Kenya Resourcing & Employee Relations Manager

Consolidated Bank seeks to recruit competent and highly motivated individuals for the following position:
Resourcing & Employee Relations Manager

Reporting to the Head of Human Resources, the overall purpose of this role is to direct, manage and control comprehensive Resourcing and Employee Relations strategies to enable the business to operate at optimum levels with minimal disruptions.
Core Duties & Responsibilities

* Develop resourcing strategies and employee relations policies to support the business needs
* Maintain manpower, succession, and development plans for talent and critical staff to support business plans

Liaison & Safety Officer NGO Vacancy Kenya Danish Refugee Council

The Danish Refugee Council has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa region since 1997.

The DRC Kenya Program seeks to fill the following position to be based in Dadaab Refugee Camp.
Liaison & Safety Officer (LSO)

Responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of the DRC Risk Management System (RMS) in order to support the safe and efficient delivery of program activities within the Kenya Program.

Software Developer / Engineer Kenyan Jobs.

Our Client, Cellulant, is a technology-driven aggregator of value added services and content on GSM networks. Cellulant runs services based on USSD, SMS, Voice (IVR), MMS, GPRS and J2ME technologies.

With operations in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria, Ghana, Botswana and Zambia, Cellulant is one of the
most innovative and fastest growing regional players in the Mobile VAS industry.

Cellulant was Judged Top (Number 1) Mid-sized Business in 2008 KPMG/Business Daily Top 100 SME Survey.
Job Title: Software Developer / Engineer

Reporting To: Team Leader Software

Systems Integration Engineer Jobs Kenya

With operations in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria, Ghana, Botswana and Zambia, Cellulant is one of the most innovative and fastest growing regional players in the Mobile VAS industry.

Cellulant was Judged Top (Number 1) Mid-sized Business in 2008 KPMG/Business Daily Top 100 SME Survey.
Job Title: Systems Integration Engineer (2 Positions)

Reporting To: Team Leader Integrations

Job Location: Nairobi

Eligible Nationalities: Kenyans
Key Areas of Responsibility

Finlays Kenya Import Manager Job.

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.

A vacancy has arisen for a dynamic professional to fill a fast moving and diverse imports role

Clinical & Nursuing Officer Kenyan jobs.

The Geothermal Development Company (GDC) is a 100% state-owned company with the mandate to fast track development of geothermal resources.

Geothermal energy is an indigenous, abundant, affordable, reliable and environmentally- friendly source of electricity. To achieve its objectives, GDC is seeking to engage highly motivated staff to support the
development of steam equivalent to 5000 MW in the next 20 years.

They will be responsible for undertaking surface exploration and working on drill rigs in volcanic sites including Magadi, Bogoria, Arus, Lake Baringo, Chyulu, Masa Mukye, Homa Hills, Menengai, Barrier, Namarunu, Emuruangogolak, Silali, Korosi, Paka, Badlands, and Chepchuk among others.
The Ideal Candidates

Chief of Party / Project Director Kenya NGO Jobs.

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) is one of the world’s largest organizations working in the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS and is the leading organization in the prevention and treatment of pediatric HIV/AIDS.

In Kenya, EGPAF works with international donors, national stakeholders, and non-governmental
organizations to deliver high quality health services to populations most in need.

EGPAF is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) / Project Director for anticipated release of a USAID-funded National Level Service Delivery Project.
The position is contingent upon award of the proposal.
Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Duties of the Position:

Relationship Manager Bank Jobs Kenya.

Kenyan Bank Relationship Manager International Bank - Very Attractive Salary
Job Ref. MN 5096

Our Kenyan client is a well established ¡international bank in Kenya.

They wish to recruit 5 Relationship Managers (3 for Nairobi and 2 for Mombasa) to market to and serve high
net worth clients, growing the business portfolio and offering excellent customer service. Please also disclose your current or past gross monthly salary.
You will be glad that you applied for this unique career move.

Applicants should already be Relationship Managers in well established local and international banks.

Seeking more information about a job vacancy!

The way each advert is designed should tell you a lot about an organization; the image it wants to project and the details it may not want to expose to the general public. Thus there are limits to the details of a position advertised may reveal. For example it may be ambitious to want to be told how a vacancy arose when you have been short-listed for interviews or worse, when you haven’t even expressed interest in the position.

Some candidates take advantage of their enquiries to indirectly bond with recruiters. They use the opportunity to demonstrate enthusiasm for the position and give hints about their knowledge or even the peculiarity of their background. An enquiry of this kind of may portray you as playing unfairly against other candidates who may not have the opportunity to make such calls. In other words, it is as good as canvassing. You risk disqualification.

CPA Internship with Kenyan NGO.

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Kenya serves vulnerable populations in the Turkana region and refugees in the Kakuma, Dadaab camps and in the Eastleigh, Nairobi.

The IRC implements programs in the areas of comprehensive primary health care, nutrition, protection, peace building, sanitation and hygiene and HIV/AIDS and prevention and response to gender based violence issues.
Applications are invited for the intern job of:
Finance Intern, Nairobi

ICAP of Columbia University Kenya Jobs.

ICAP Study Coordinator, Field Supervisors, Study Clinical Officers, Data Manager, Data Clerks, Research Assistants Kenyan Jobs

ICAP of Columbia University is working in partnership with the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation and the Ministry of Medical Services to strengthen HIV Care and Treatment services at provincial and district health facilities.

This program is part of a US Government initiative against HIV in Kenya that receives funding from PEPFAR
through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

ICAP in Kenya in collaboration with the Ministries of Health is implementing a cross sectional survey of
2,400 adult males in Nyanza Province receiving circumcision in an effort to determine the post surgical adverse events of adult male circumcision.

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