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Partner Technical Specialist Job for IBM Storage at IBM

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Partner Technical Specialist Job for IBM Storage at IBM

Partner Technical Specialist Job for IBM Storage at IBM… See details on how to apply for the opportunities available at IBM.

Descriptions;

International Business Machines Corporation is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Armonk, New York, United States, with operations in over 170 countries.

Responsibilities:

  • Technical expertise
    • Depth of technical skills in Storage solutions to support Partner’s opportunities
    • Continuously expands essential business, industry, technology, architecture, and competitive knowledge in Cloud-Native application development, Cyber Resilience, Hybrid-Cloud, Data and AI, Infrastructure, etc.
  • Solution co-creation
    • Earns trust and influences partner’s tech strategy with a reputation of deep industry knowledge for Storage solutions
    • Leads and facilitates pre-sales technical activities, e.g., proof of technology, RFP responses, product demonstrations and driving and identifying new opportunities between Partners and IBM
    • Leads delivery of Partner joint-learning activities to build technical skills and expertise of partners to enable co-sell motions
  • Strategic innovation
    • As a strategic technical advisor, you are empowered to lead and support Partners in delivering new and innovative value propositions by leveraging your industry and storage expertise

Requirements

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Several years’ experience in a customer/business partner-facing technical role
  • Deep understanding of Storage technology, business trends and impacts on customer opportunities
  • Growth mindset to stay current on IBM’s latest strategy and offerings
  • Superior capabilities in consultative technical sales and technology solution development
  • A passion for interacting with partners/customers and cultivating long-standing relationships
  • Desire to thrive in a fast-paced, constantly changing, results-driven work environment
  • Self-driven, responsible & accountable with a can-do mentality
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Technical And Professional Expertise

  • Experience in IT architecture and solutions design
  • Experience positioning Storage technology in a hybrid-cloud architecture
  • Experience in Technical Sales or equivalent role is an advantage
  • Understanding of container technologies, i.e., Kubernetes, Docker, Cloud Foundry, and others
  • Understanding Red Hat Technologies, e.g., OpenShift, Ansible, RHEL etc.
  • Understanding of Cyber resilience, Data Fabric and AI concepts and technologies

How to Apply

Application Deadline: 31st August 2022.

Client Service Consultant Job (Branch) (OMAO) at Old Mutual Kenya

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Client Service Consultant Job (Branch) (OMAO) at Old Mutual Kenya

Client Service Consultant Job (Branch) (OMAO) at Old Mutual Kenya… See details on how to apply for the opportunities available at Old Mutual Kenya.

Descriptions;

Old Mutual Kenya is based in Nairobi and is part of a larger group that offers solutions in long-term savings, asset management and investment. We offer solutions to individuals and corporates underpinned by our core values which are: Respect, Integrity, Accountability and Pushing beyond boundaries.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides telephonic and face-to-face service to customers and intermediaries.
  • Delivers on daily production standards and adheres to service and quality standards.
  • Adheres to business process and compliance rules.
  • Entry level with less product and process knowledge than the Senior Consultant.
  • Technical knowledge is limited to few processes and or products.

Azure Solution Architect Job at Microsoft

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Azure Solution Architect Job at Microsoft

Azure Solution Architect Job at Microsoft… See details on how to apply for the opportunities available at Microsoft.

Descriptions;

Microsoft Corporation (commonly referred to as Microsoft or MS) is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Redmond, Washington, that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics and personal computers and services. Its best known software products are the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, Microsoft Office office suite, and Internet Explorer and Edge web browsers.

Responsibilities:

  • Apply technical knowledge and customer insights to create a migration and modernization roadmap with customers using the Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF). Architect solutions to meet business and IT needs, ensuring technical viability of new projects and successful deployments, while orchestrating key resources and infusing key Infrastructure technologies (e.g. Windows and Linux IaaS, Security, Networking, etc.), and Application Development and DevOps technologies (e.g. App Service, containers, serverless, cloud native, etc.) as appropriate
  • Collaborate with other Cloud Solution Architects and MS stakeholders in developing complex end-to-end Enterprise solutions on the Microsoft Azure platform. Ensure all solutions leverage the design and operations guidance according to the Well-Architected framework across all pillars, including performance efficiency, security, operational excellence, reliability, and cost optimization
  • Run Architectural Design Sessions to build plan for implementing solution –governing design in line with customer business goals and their technical environment. Outcome is consensus on solution design and next steps toward production. Use CAF Landing Zones to rapidly prototype and deliver proof-of-concepts that accelerate production deployment
  • Develop deep relationships with key customer IT decision makers, who drive long-term cloud adoption within their company to enable them to be cloud advocates. Be the Voice of the Customer; Share insights and best practices, and connect with Engineering teams to remove blockers

Qualifications

Years of experience in cloud/infrastructure technologies, information technology (IT) consulting/support, systems administration, network operations, software development/support, technology solutions, practice development, architecture, and/or consulting

Technical

  • Well Architected Framework/Cloud Adoption Framework (WAF/CAF) foundations
  • Architecture design
  • Enterprise-scale technical experience with cloud and hybrid infrastructures, architecture designs, migrations, and technology management
  • Experience with management of cloud infrastructure solutions one or more (i.e. Windows and Linux IaaS, SAP, VMware, Virtual Desktop, BCDR, Security, Management, Storage, Networking, OSS, containers, HPC, automation, monitoring and Infra as a code technology)

Additional Or Preferred Qualifications

  • Certification in one of the following technologies preferred: Cloud Infrastructure, Data Analytics, Networking, Security, modern software development techniques like DevOps and CI/CD tool chains (i.e. Jenkins, Spinnaker, Azure developer services, GitHub) and container orchestration systems (i.e. Docker, Kubernetes, Cloud Foundry, Azure Kubernetes Service, GitHub)
  • Certification in one or more of the following programming languages preferred: C++, C#, Java, Node.js, Python
  • Prior work experience in other cloud companies such as Amazon, VMware, Google, IBM, Oracle desired

How to Apply

Application Deadline: 31st August 2022.

Intern at Centum

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Intern at Centum

Intern at Centum… See details on how to apply for the opportunities available at Centum.

Descriptions;

Centum is East Africa’s leading investment company listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange and Uganda Securities Exchange. We are an investment channel providing investors with access to a portfolio of inaccessible, quality, diversified investments. Our Key objective is to consistently generate market beating returns by building extraordinary enterprises throughout Africa.

Responsibilities:

  1. Students who are currently studying at the University
  2. Undertaking the internship as part of the requirements of the Course of study
  3. Fresh University graduates, specifically those who have graduated within the past one (1) year.
  4. Students undertaking a Business-related course
  5. The Internship period shall be for a period of 3 to 6 months

Candidates meeting the above requirements are advised to apply submitting a cover letter and CV

NB:

  • Important to note that this is an open and running job post
  • Only potential candidates will be contacted subject to availability of opportunities ( as and when the business requires)  and subject to the candidates meeting the above criteria hence there is no requirement on the organization to give feedback to applicants
  • Only Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted.

Digital Marketing Manager Job at Burn Manufacturing

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Digital Marketing Manager Job at Burn Manufacturing

Digital Marketing Manager Job at Burn Manufacturing… See details on how to apply for the opportunities available at Burn Manufacturing.

Descriptions;

BURN is an eclectic group of designers, builders, and visionaries who are committed to making stoves that can transform lives and save forests. Our goal is not just to provide clean burning wood and charcoal stoves but to provide a range of super fuel efficient stoves for the 2 billion people who will inhabit sub Saharan Africa by 2050.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide thought leadership to the organization on Digital and social media marketing strategy
  • Plan and execute all digital marketing, including SEO/SEM, marketing database, email, social media, and display advertising campaigns
  • Design, build and maintain our digital and social media presence
  • Manage and optimize our digital and social media real estate
  • Measure and report performance of all digital marketing campaigns, and assess against goals (ROI and KPIs)
  • Identify trends and insights, and optimize spend and performance based on the insights
  • Brainstorm new and creative growth strategies
  • Plan, execute, and measure experiments and conversion tests
  • Collaborate with internal teams to create landing pages and optimize the user experience
  • Collaborate with in-country teams to support sales efforts with localized tactical digital and social media campaigns.
  • Utilize the strong analytical ability to evaluate end-to-end customer experience across multiple channels and customer touchpoints
  • Instrument conversion points and optimize user funnels
  • Collaborate and manage any vendor partners
  • Evaluate emerging technologies. Provide thought leadership and perspective for adoption where appropriate.

Skills and Experience:

  • BS/MS degree in marketing or a related field
  • Proven working experience in digital marketing
  • Demonstrable experience leading and managing SEO/SEM, marketing database, email, social media, and/or display advertising campaigns
  • Highly creative with experience in identifying target audiences and devising digital campaigns that engage, inform, and motivate
  • Excellent writing and communication skills are required for this role
  • Knowledge and experience in content development & Marketing will be an added advantage
  • Experience in optimizing landing pages and user funnels
  • Solid knowledge of website analytics tools (e.g., Google Analytics)
  • Experience in setting up and optimizing Google AdWords campaigns
  • Working knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript development and constraints
  • Strong analytical skills and data-driven thinking
  • Up to date with the latest trends and best practices in online marketing and measurement

How to Apply

Application Deadline: 31st August 2022.

Innovation Fund Manager Job at GSM Association

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Innovation Fund Manager Job at GSM Association

Innovation Fund Manager Job at GSM Association… See details on how to apply for the opportunities available at GSM Association.

Descriptions;

The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with almost 300 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the Senior Manager to set up each round of the Humanitarian Innovation Fund, together with relevant internal stakeholders
  • Successful operational delivery of each round of the Humanitarian Innovation Fund which includes:
    • Work in a team to review and assess grant applications for funding
    • Support shortlisted grant applicants, this will include conducting due diligence and an extensive review of their grant application (workplan and budget)
    • Manage a portfolio of grant projects from contracting to completion
    • Manage and coordinate regular meetings with grantees assigned to you. This will include coordination with an Independent Fund Manager.
    • Participate in and present at relevant GSMA or external events to disseminate resources and insights, as well as to continue to position the programme in these forums
  • Ensure that a close collaboration model with other teams is being always fostered, ensuring that the relevant information flows between teams and defined roles and responsibilities are adhered to. This applies to:
    • The GSMA Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation programme, whose learnings and results of the Fund are essential to the programme’s theory of change
    • The GSMA Operations team
    • The GSMA compliance team and external Fund Manager
    • Where synergies are relevant, the broader Innovation Fund team

About You:

We welcome applications from individuals with the following:

  • A demonstrable and substantial experience in grant management in low and middle-income countries is an absolute must-have for this role
  • A demonstrable track record of managing complex projects, with multiple stakeholders’ engagements, and within predefined budget and timelines is a must have for this role
  • A demonstrable track record of collaborating with a diverse set of internal (operations, compliance, subject-matter experts…) or external stakeholders is a must-have for this role
  • Strong presentation skills with the ability of representing the Innovation Fund to external stakeholders (e.g. Fund Panel etc.…) is a must have for this role
  • An ability to think creatively of solutions to new challenges or a changing environment and adapt to them
  • Experience of/genuinely interested in both the commercial and social benefits that are presented by mobile access and use in low and middle-income countries
  • Experience or understanding on how mobile / digital can support the delivery of humanitarian assistance is desirable.
  • Strong interpersonal skills are highly desirable

How to Apply

Application Deadline: 31st August 2022.

Marketing Operations Lead at Syngenta

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Marketing Operations Lead at Syngenta

Marketing Operations Lead at Syngenta… See details on how to apply for the opportunities available at Syngenta.

Descriptions;

Syngenta is a leading science-based agtech company. We help millions of farmers around the world to grow safe and nutritious food, while taking care of the planet.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the development of Marketing planning and responsible for Africa South activities execution towards the right Customer Target Groups via the relevant communication channels & Syngenta systems to create excellent Customer insights & experience.
  • Interphases with Commercial Manager, Finance, TER Marketing lead, PDS team & SAM with an infield presence of 20%

Accountabilities

  • Achieve the objectives of the strategic & marketing activities within the determine timeline.
  • Works together with technical and sales team to create actionable and measurable campaign activities (media, press meetings, events, emails, websites, social media, etc).
  • Responsible for managing campaign delivery ensuring optimum efficiency and value for money, producing a plan and monitoring expenditure.
  • Collect and analyse competitor/market intelligence on monthly basis and package the same for decision making in various forums. In addition, support the performance of market studies for customer satisfaction, product performance and market perception
  • Coordinate Push (needs) and Pull (execution) by collecting the needs of National and Regional distributors through the key account plans and commercial meetings and to ensure proper execution of all the activities on the ground and alignment to the plans.
  • In partnership with external agencies, provide relevant marketing materials by coordinating with A&P and relevant regional sales/commercial teams to secure availability of the material on time. Related to this manage the Veg Seed A&P budget allocated by TER leadership.
  • Responsible for CU portfolio NPIs process (Identification till launching plan and drive execution), Business Case & RR.
  • Plan & execute the creative, technical, and logistical elements of major events including overall design theme, marketing literature, audio visual coordination, speech writing as well as budgeting and negotiation.
  • Customer Relationship Management, Product Pricing and Branding and Demand Planning Influencing.

Qualifications:

Critical knowledge and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Sales/Marketing coupled with a marketing background with proficient level of marketing principles and terminology
  • 3 to 5 years of work experience in marketing within the agricultural/agribusiness industry.
  • A good understanding of the agricultural industry and in particular the Vegetable Seed Business.
  • Knowledge of data protection, advertising standards and other laws relevant to the advertising and promotion of Syngenta’s products
  • Advanced level of knowledge in CRM, Brand management Campaigning and digital tools (Sales force, social media)
  • High level of computer literacy (graphics) and experience of working with and managing third parties.
  • Ability and willingness to travel across the Africa South Countries and be in the field with the teams to follow up on strategy implementation.

How to Apply

Application Deadline: 31st August 2022.

Senior Adviser Job, African Union at International Crises Group

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Senior Adviser Job, African Union at International Crises Group

Senior Adviser Job, African Union at International Crises Group… See details on how to apply for the opportunities available at International Crises Group.

Descriptions;

The International Crisis Group is an independent organisation working to prevent wars and shape policies that will build a more peaceful world. Crisis Group sounds the alarm to prevent deadly conflict. We build support for the good governance and inclusive politics that enable societies to flourish. We engage directly with a range of conflict actors to seek and share information, and to encourage intelligent action for peace.

Responsibilities:

  • Engages and coordinates interactions with policy-makers within the AU, RECs and key regional capitals, with the aim of building broad-based support for the implementation of Crisis Group’s policy recommendations on country-specific and regional issues on the continent;
  • Leads and organises Crisis Group’s research and advocacy activities in Addis Ababa including roundtable events and publication launches;
  • Monitors and analyses AU policy developments and keeps the program, project directors, and other relevant staff in the organisation informed on a regular basis;
  • Engages with policy-makers, the Africa program staff, as well as Crisis Group staff based in New York, Brussels, London, Washington D.C. and elsewhere, to contribute to the formulation of policies and recommendations for the AU to prevent or resolve deadly conflicts on the continent;
  • Works with relevant NGOs to promote Crisis Group recommendations and, where relevant, coordinate advocacy strategies.
  • Researches and writes Crisis Group’s annual briefing highlighting priorities for the AU as well as other publications on the AU, its responses to conflicts, and its relations with key regional and international partners;
  • Drafts talking points for Program Director, President & CEO, and others where relevant;
  • Creates and maintains a central database of advocacy contacts in Addis Ababa and a continent wide database for high-level advocacy;
  • Creates and maintains a calendar of events and anniversaries relevant to African conflicts to identify potential advocacy hooks for Crisis Group publications;
  • In coordination with the Africa Program Director and Deputy Directors, monitor and evaluate all activities.

Requirements include:

  • At least seven years of professional experience in conflict prevention and resolution, working in government, multilateral organisations, non-governmental organisations or the media;
  • Excellent knowledge of and access within the AU system; and understanding of the AU’s relationships with regional organisations;
  • A network of governmental and non-governmental, official, media and civil society contacts in the region;
  • Demonstrated excellent writing, research and analytical skills, and proven experience of formulating persuasive policy recommendations;
  • Extensive knowledge of the African continent’s security political and governance issues, and experience of living and working in the region;
  • Post-graduate qualification in international relations, political science, social sciences or other relevant field of academic study;
  • Fluency in English required, strong French language skills highly desirable;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including public presentation skills;
  • Experience of working successfully within a team as well as the ability to work independently in a fast-paced and often demanding environment.

How to Apply

Application Deadline: 31st August 2022.

Program Manager- Tech, Global Programs-Expression at Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa

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Program Manager- Tech, Global Programs-Expression at Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa

Program Manager- Tech, Global Programs-Expression at Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa… See details on how to apply for the opportunities available at Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa.

Descriptions;

OSIEA is a part of the global Open Society Foundations network. Founded in 2005, OSIEA plays an active role in encouraging open, informed dialogue about issues of public importance.

Responsibilities:

  • Play a vital role in the development, planning and implementation of the strategy to hold big tech to account, using a range of tools including grant making, advocacy, fellowships, litigation and program-related investments.
  • Develop ideas that will best advance our strategies: including by managing, monitoring, and coordinating supportive grants, and by engaging in direct advocacy where appropriate. Responsibilities include: long-term grant planning; identifying and working with prospective grantees to develop proposals for grant recommendations; conducting organizational assessments; undertaking periodic reviews of progress with grantees; and reviewing financial and narrative reports.
  • Build collaborative relationships outside OSF (e.g., with existing grantees, prospective grantees, experts and practitioners in communities, foundations, partners, etc.) as well as across the OSF network.
  • Stay up to date on the issues of technology policy globally, follow key developments and debates, keep abreast of the academic, industry and popular literature, and share key findings and lessons among colleagues and the field.

What We Are Looking For

  • At least 7 years of progressively responsible experience in a leading role either in the technology industry, or an NGO, government agency or research institution focused on the interplay between technology, rights and justice.
  • Mastery of the key issues in the area of technology, rights, justice, and innovation – including familiarity with current controversies and thinking in the fields of disinformation, hate speech and platform regulation. Experience in corporate advocacy is a plus.
  • Demonstrated success in advancing social change strategies, including the ability to adopt those strategies in response to an evolving situation.
  • Project management skills, including the ability to direct others to gather evidence and research to support a key decision or judgment
  • Commitment to continuous learning and growth in the areas of diversity, equity, inclusion, antiracism and social justice;
  • Commitment to listening and working with humility; ways of working that are respectful to all people; and that support space and voice for all diverse perspectives in our workplace.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English; additional languages are desirable

What We Offer

  • Ample opportunities to learn and grow, from annual professional development allowances to onsite trainings and brown bag lunches with visiting experts.
  • Top-notch benefits and perks designed for your well-being and a healthy work-life balance. With some variability according to location, this includes generous time off, flexible work arrangements, employer-paid health insurance, generous retirement savings plan, progressive paid parental leave, reproductive and family planning support, sabbatical opportunities, and much more.
  • A commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace that enables everyone to bring their full self to work and make a positive impact on the world.

How to Apply

Application Deadline: 31st August 2022.

Energy Transition Lead – Kenya at Tetra Tech

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Energy Transition Lead – Kenya at Tetra Tech

Energy Transition Lead – Kenya at Tetra Tech… See details on how to apply for the opportunities available at Tetra Tech.

Descriptions;

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. We are a diverse company, including individuals with expertise in science, research, engineering, construction, and information technology.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical leadership and delivery on decarbonization and clean energy results
  • Manage, supervise and coordinate technical services and activities in-country
  • Provide thought leadership and technical support as needed to accelerate implementation
  • Interact with USAID, USG officials on technical issues of projects to propose and agree on a necessary activity and deliverable changes and innovations
  • Effectively integrate guiding principles in the design, implementation and evaluation of activities and programs, including environment, social, climate change, and gender and social inclusion, monitoring, evaluation and learning aspects
  • Participate and assist in setting up and undertake periodic reviews and reporting

Essential KSA’s Required (experience, Skills, Education, Certification, Etc.)

  • 10+ years’ experience, including developing country work to increase power supply through clean energy solutions
  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, law, engineering, economics, finance, policy, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated familiarity, and prior experience working in the energy sector in Eastern and Central Africa
  • Knowledgeable in developing and implementing climate-resilient pathways to net-zero power systems, including regional and national policies, strategies, laws and regulations; integrated resource and resilience planning to increase clean energy generation; planning and modernization of grid infrastructure; sector coupling and decarbonization; promotion of decentralized power generation and energy efficiency.
  • Familiarity promoting gender equality and social inclusion in the energy sector
  • Prior experience with managing a team of subject matter experts across geographies
  • Familiarity with design and implementation of capacity building programs in the electricity sector
  • Excellent interpersonal, diplomacy, and leadership skills, including the ability to manage high-level relationships

Valued But Not Required KSA’s

  • A master’s degree in business administration, law, engineering, economics, finance, policy, or a related field.
  • Experience with utility unbundling and energy sector restructuring.
  • Experience with cross border power trade, and power pools
  • Experience increasing on-grid and off-grid access to affordable, reliable energy
  • Experience increasing public and private energy sector investment and innovation
  • Experienced promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment in the energy sector
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