Applying for a job? The way to do it

When applying for a job especially through email, you need to ask yourself two questions: "What's the best subject line for an email in response to a job ad?" and "Should you attach the cover letter to the email, or copy and paste it into the body of the email?"

I always wondered this myself, so I did some research and here's the consensus:

Best email subject line:

Project Coordinator and Legal Officer Job Vacancies

Women’s Rights Awareness Programme (WRAP) is a non – governmental Organization based in Nairobi and whose core objective is to provide shelter for abused Women and Children.

Wrap is seeking to recruit dynamic, self driven and result oriented persons to fill in the following vacant positions;

Project Coordinator

Qualities and Competencies include and are not limited to:

Savannah Cement (EPZ) Massive Recruitment 2011

Our client, Savannah Cement (EPZ) Ltd, is in the final phase of completing a new state of the art, green field cement factory specializing in the manufacturing and distribution of high quality cement and cement products at Athi River.

This is an opportunity for highly motivated professionals, seeking a thrilling and fulfilling experience and desirous to leave a mark in the industry to join the key front line staff of the company as hereunder:

Finance Manager

Job Ref.
 MN 5112

Latest Government Jobs for Everyone - Office of the Vice President (577 Positions)

Republic of Kenya

Office of the Vice President and Ministry of Home Affairs


Applicants are invited from suitably qualified Kenyans for the following vacancies:

1. Senior Support Staff III

Job Group

Eighty Three (83) Posts

Advert No.
 OVP/MOHA 3/2011

Executive Director Job Opportunity

Applications are invited from qualified citizens of East Africa for the following position in the East African Community Safety and Security Oversight Agency (CASSOA).

Eligible applicants for this position are from Uganda, Kenya, Burundi and Rwanda only.

Executive Director



Reports to:
 Board of CASSOA

Senior Finance Officer / Team Leader Job in Nairobi Kenya

Job Title: Senior Finance Officer / Team Leader

Job Family:
 Financial Sector

 Nairobi, Kenya

 Local Hire

Job Posted:

Closing Date:

Language Requirements:
 English [Essential]; French [Desired]; Portuguese [Desired]

Background / General description

IT Administrator Job Nairobi Kenya

1. Extensive database experience across at least 3 different database platforms (Oracle, PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL are preferred) The experience should include but is not limited to database Administration and maintenance.

2. Adequate Network experience: Installing, Administration and Maintenance. LAN, WAN, VPN, Firewall administration.

3. Any experience in Software Development would be an asset but not crucial: Web, Standalone,
Client/Server Architecture This experience has to be recent no more than 3 years since the candidate developed any software

Appearance Vs. Reality

Here’s the deal: I’m judging you based on appearances, and so is everyone else. Not only is it happening, but I argue that it should happen, that it’s right to judge people based on appearances. It doesn’t matter if you think it’s unfair, or you think I’m cold-hearted.  I’m talking about your outward appearances.

Your clothing. Your style. Maybe your hair.

Who judges you based on appearances?


Procurement Job in Kenya at KTDA.

Reporting to the Buyer, the successful candidate will be responsible for effective management of office and property services in the company.
Key Responsibilities
Writing clear specifications from requests received from the users
Posting of Requests for Tender/quotations to prospective bidders
Preparing agenda for tender adjudication meetings
Identifying the Tender Board/Committee to open the quotations/bids
Implementing the recommendations made by the Tender Board/Committee
Commercial evaluating of quotations.
Raising and dispatching of LPOs and quotations and letters of offer to suppliers

Surveyor Job Opportunity.

 We are seeking an experienced 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 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.

NEMA Kenya Latest Jobs.

The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) is established under the Environmental Management and Coordination Act (EMCA) No. 8 of 1999, as the Principal Instrument of Government in the implementation of all policies relating to the environment.

The Authority invites applications from qualified and experienced candidates for the following vacant positions:
1. Principal Corporate Communications Officer Grade E5 1 Pos Ref: HR 08 /2011

HR & Administration Manager Nairobi Job.

We are a staff recruitment agency
Our Client, a medium sized well established Company in the Industrial area, is looking for a
HR & Administration Manager urgently

Reporting to: Directors (3)
Supervising: 40 employees

Age: Below 40 years
Gender: Female

Location: Industrial Area

Finance & Engineer Jobs. Hilton Hotel Nairobi Kenya.

Hilton Nairobi
A Career with the Hilton Hotel opens up the world of hospitality to you.
Hilton Hotel provides a terrific range of career opportunities.
You can be part of a strong and growing company and you can join a special family, one dedicated to a positive, productive and diverse working environment.

We are currently looking for truly outstanding individuals with boundless energy and enthusiasm to fill the
following positions:
Assistant Financial Controller

Database Developer IT Jobs Kenya.

Summary: The position holder will participate in development, implementation and support of Databases / application programs for a variety of projects assigned by the Management.
Key Responsibilities:
* Analyze, design, code, test and debug programs using prescribed specifications utilizing the appropriate hardware, database, and programming technology

* Maintain and modify programs; make approved changes, develop detailed programming logic, and coding changes.
* Test and develop programming modifications.

Insurance Agency Jobs Vacancy Kenya.

As part of our expansion plans, we intend to recruit a team of competent, self driven and highly motivated Agency Managers who will be stationed in our new Agency offices country wide.

Reporting to the Regional Agency Manager, the primary responsibility will be to offer leadership in the Agency in order to ensure that corporate marketing strategies are implemented in a profitable manner and to
ensure that there is adequate capacity to drive the sales and marketing activities of the Agency.
Key Responsibilities

Quality Assurance Job Kenya.

Quality Assurance Manager Jobs In Kenya. We are a highly specialized industrial concern in the core business of manufacture of Metal Crowns and Plastic Closures for blue chip customers. We are located at industrial area, Nairobi.

We are interested in recruiting a highly qualified Quality Assurance Manager (QAM) to effectively maintain quality standards and ensure food safety for all company products as well as implement new guidelines from
our major customers.
Minimum Qualifications:

Commercial Bank Sales Jobs.

A rapidly expanding local commercial bank with a countrywide network is looking to maintain and enhance its leadership position in the industry through the recruitment of Direct Sales Staff.
The Candidates
Fresh, young and energetic individuals who have a passion and flair for sales as well as being self-driven and 

The ideal candidates should also be willing to work in any of our branches spread all over the country, for six days in a week and possess the ability to meet and exceed stretched targets.

Senior Auditor Jobs at KTDA.

Senior Auditor 2 Positions
Position Scope
Reporting to the Risk Assurance and Systems Compliance Manager, the successful candidates will be responsible for planning, coordination and implementation of audits and preparation of audit reports for KTDA group of companies.
Key Responsibilities
Developing and implementing risk based audit plans for the KTDA group of companies.
Supervising audit work during assignments, discussing audit findings and recommending corrective action where necessary.

Management Trainee & HR Officer Jobs.

Kenyan jobs for a graduate management trainee and human resource officers. These positions exist in a Multinational Company which is a market leader in Kenya.
Human Resources Officer
A Bachelors degree in – HR, social sciences or business related fields from a reputable and recognized university.
An LLB degree would be an added advantage.

Procurement Manager Job. Wrigley Company

The Wrigley Company East Africa, a local subsidiary of Mars Incorporated, a leader in the global confectionery industry and the world’s largest manufacturer of chewing and bubble gum seeks to recruit a Direct Procurement Manager.

Reporting to: Regional Procurement Director CISMEA region and dotted into Factory Manager
Job Purpose Statement

This position is responsible for the procurement of direct materials for the Nairobi factory.

Procurement & Accounts Assistant Jobs. CMA Kenya.

Capital Markets Authority (CMA) is a statutory agency charged with the responsibility of regulating and developing an efficient capital market in Kenya.

To take our increasingly vibrant market to the next level, the Authority now invites applications from qualified, competent and experienced candidates for various roles.
Procurement Officer. HRD/ PO
Reporting to the Assistant Manager, Procurement, the Procurement Officer will be responsible for:
Maintaining, safeguarding and archiving procurement documents for the required period;
Preparation and implementation of procurement and disposal plans;

4 key things that should never miss on your CV

Have you ever looked at two companies offering the same product always come up with new marketing strategies, advertisements and promotions all with the aim of getting new clients and getting more market share. Well your CV, just like a product needs to compete with the thousands of other people sending in their documents. 

The job market is tough and it's getting tougher. Your CV is your No. 1 marketing tool and it may not be
 doing its job and that is getting you an interview.


Director of Technical Coordination

Chemonics / Kenya Pharma is a USAID funded project whose primary objective is to establish and operate a reliable and sustainable pharmaceutical supply chain management system including forecasting, procurement, warehousing and distribution of quality assured HIV/AIDS related commodities.

Reporting to the Chief of Party, the Director of Technical Coordination will manage and coordinate the day-to-day work of the technical team members responsible for forecasting and quantification, procurement,
supply chain logistics, field operations and the electronic Supply Chain Management (eSCM) system.

World Vision Kenya. Project Officer.

Job Title: Project Officer 1 – HHAR. Project jobs Kenya.
Country: Kenya
Location: Field Based
Closing Date: November 09 2011
Purpose of the position:
The project Officer 1 (HHARN) will provide overall coordination of the WV Canada supported Maternal
Child Health and Nutrition (MCHN) projects through partnerships and community strategy.

In order to perform this role effectively, the project officer (HHARN) must be able to effectively communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that serves as an example to others.

World Vision Kenya. Project Manager Career.

Country: Kenya
Location: Lodwar IPA
Closing Date: November 09 2011

Purpose of the position:
To ensure successful implementation of comprehensive nutrition project under supervision of the IPA manager and with technical support from Program Officer and National Nutrition Coordinator.

Communicate World Vision's Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

Standard Chartered Bank Kenya Jobs. Relationship Management.

Job Title: Relationship Manager - Medium Enterprises Job ID: 306994
Job Function: Consumer Banking
Location: Kenya - SCB
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Permanent

Job Description
The role holder is required to market and manage ME customer relationships through a pro-active and 
consultative approach and detailed understanding of existing customers’ business(es) to enhance profit and;

Information Analyst IT Jobs.

Job Title: Information Analyst (part-time to full-time flexible)
Salary: Negotiable depending on qualifications and experience
Location: Nairobi
Start Date: Immediate
Competition Closing: Dec 1, 2011. Position Overview

‘The Client’ is a social enterprise that offers comprehensive professional information services to government
agencies, regulatory bodies, and private organizations globally.

‘The Client’ offers analysts an opportunity to work on projects with high public impact in an environment that is exciting, innovative, and flexible.

Network Support Technician IT Jobs.

Location: Nairobi
Key Qualifications:
Must have passed the CCNA exams
CCNP an Advantage

At least 3 years experience in Network Support role
Excellent English
Will to succeed and learn
Salary: 50,000/- to 100,000/-
Deadline: 15th November 2011

Clerk Job Nairobi Kenya

Mesora Distributors is a company that distributes for Unilever and is rapidly growing.
We are looking for a suitably competent person to fill up urgently a clerical position that is vacant.

The person should have a minimum of the
 following qualifications.
Be computer literate

Client IT Architect Jobs.

The Client IT Architect will support the sales team in the region in defining and developing customer road maps for their infrastructure.

They will work closely with customers to understand the key driving issues in the customer's environment, translate those issues into technical architecture blue prints and assist the customers and sales team to
actualize the vision so captured through definition and oversight of various infrastructure projects.

Head of Finance & Strategy Job.

Our client is a leading privately owned bank with strong focus on the SME Market. The bank focuses on exceptional customer service and innovative approaches to product development.

The company seeks to recruit the Head of Finance & Strategy who will be responsible for formulating and implementing the Bank’s strategy as well as providing value adding financial management information to the
Executive and the Board of Directors.
The Position
The position holder will be reporting to the Chief Finance Officer.
Key responsibilities will be:

Human Resources Manager (Salary Range Kshs.70,000/=)

Our client is an established Telecommunications dealer for the leading mobile provider with an established network of shops across the country primarily in the following regions: Nairobi, Central, Mt Kenya, Rift Valley, Western, Nyanza, and Eastern province. We are seeking applications to fill the following position which is based in the company’s head office in Nairobi within the CBD: 

Human Resources Manager (Salary Range Kshs.70,000/=)
This is a position within the management of the company that is responsible to formulate and deliver the 
Human Resource strategy of the company including:
Human Resource planning – forecasting the company’s HR requirements
Recruitment and Selection
Managing and coordinating the orientation, training and development of staff

Finance Manager (Salary Kshs.120,000/=)

Our client is an established dealer and distributor for the leading mobile services provider with an established network of shops/outlets across the country primarily in the following regions: Nairobi, Mt Kenya, Rift Valley, Western, Nyanza, and Eastern province. We are seeking applications to fill the following positions:

Finance Manager (Salary Kshs.120,000/=)
This is a highly demanding role responsible for overseeing the company`s financial accounting, monitoring and 
reporting systems; ensuring compliance of financial statements with IFRS and IAS policies and procedures and guidelines and professional ethics. This role requires a high degree of self confidence and resilience to handle a high stress, high pressure environment which demands long working hours and constant crisis management.

Standard Chartered Bank Kenya Jobs. Relationship Manager

Job Function: Consumer Banking
Location: Kenya - SCB
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Permanent
Job Description
The Relationship Manager is primarily responsible for servicing and managing customer relationships under the Priority Banking program by engaging them, uncovering their needs and providing them with the 
appropriate products, services and solutions from the entire range of the Consumer Banking suite.

Plan NGO. Accountant Job Vacancy.

Short Term Contract Based in Homabay
Plan is an international humanitarian child centered community development organization, without religious, political or government affiliation.
Plan 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.

The successful candidate will be required to implement the corporate financial systems and capacity
  development of CBO/partners in financial accounting.

World Vision Kenya. Geologist Jobs.

Job Title: Geologist
Country: Kenya
Location: Nairobi
Closing Date: November 09 2011
Purpose of the position:
To co-ordinate borehole drilling / rehabilitation works so that it is done in accordance to the required WVK, GoK and other stake holders standards, in order to facilitate the process leading to provision of potable 
water to household livelihoods and in the process directly contributing to the attainment of child well being outcomes.
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

Marketing Sales Jobs in Nairobi Kenya.

A company dealing in imported Beverages, Biscuits & Confectionery wishes to recruit individuals for the position of Sales Managers and Marketing Executives.

The candidates should posses the following qualities:
Key Duties and Responsibilities
Achieve the sales targets set by the company
Create more avenues for sales and maintain the current ones
Timely reporting to the Sales Manager
Ensure compliance to the company’s policies and regulations
Able to work long hours and willing to travel within Kenya

Laboratory Manager Job Vacancy.

Africa Infectious Disease Village Clinics Limited (AID Village Clinics) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Africa Infectious Disease Village Clinics, Inc., a U.S. public charity, and operates a regional health care complex in Mbirikani, Kenya, approximately 200 km southeast of Nairobi.

You can obtain more details about the charity’s activities by visiting our website –

AID Village Clinics is searching for a dynamic, results-driven individual to join our team.

We offer competitive salary and on-site housing is provided.

Graphic Designer Internship Kenya.

Position: Graphic Designer Intern
Department: Sales and Marketing
Supervised by: Operations Manager

Role Objective/Summary
To produce visual solutions to the communication needs of the company, using a mix of creative skills and commercial awareness.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop promotional materials for marketing which include: Press Releases, Newspaper Adverts, fliers, 
Posters, Brochures, etc.

Executive Sales Jobs Kenya.

Executive Sales (Real Estate)
Department: Sales and Marketing
Supervised by: Marketing Manager
Have worked as a sales person or executive, with at least one year experience where they were required to meet monthly targets.
Experience in the real estate marketing will be an added advantage.

Human Resources Assistant Job Vacancy.

Position: Human Resources Assistant Job Kenya.
Department: Human Resources Department
Supervisor: Human Resources Manager
Location/Duty Station: Nairobi

Duties and Responsibilities
Develop and ensure the implementation of human resources and administration strategies in line with the integrated comprehensive strategic framework.

Human Resource Internship Kenya 2011.

Position: Human Resources Internship
Department: Human Resources Department
Supervisor: Human Resources Officer
Location/Duty Station: Nairobi
Assist in coming up with Job descriptions
Managing the CV database
Assignment planning and development of recruitment plans
Creating and placing job advertisement.
Applicant management for work in candidates

Technical Operation Supervisor

Reporting to Chief Operating Officer, you will be responsible for the entire production process for the dairy & food category, including maintenance and quality control and the management of all equipment, planning, production, storage and handling of products.

In addition, you are responsible for the quality control team ensuring full adherence to health and safety
standards for all facilities, materials and products.

Education: University graduate or equivalent with technical aptitude

Experience: At least five (5) years experience in Milk, Milk production, water production and juice production with Lab analysis background.

Medical Officer Job Vacancy Kenya.

Penda Health is building a chain of world class Penda Health Centres with the vision of revolutionizing the way women are cared for in East Africa.

We are searching for a doctor with the creativity, knowledge and willpower to completely rethink and improve the way women currently receive healthcare.

We need someone with an open mind, impeccable social skills and strong knowledge of women’s health and
reproductive healthcare.

This role will be based in Nairobi at the start and will soon require travel around the world.

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