Duma Works is recruiting a Marketing & Brand Director for Kenya’s award winning and leading hotel brand with a chain of luxurious hotels in Nairobi, Mombasa, and Kisumu.
The role concentrates on promoting the hotel as a key 365 days a year business which draws in corporate and consumer clients. The marketing manager will also have to know PR and branding.
A client of Duma Works is seeking a highly community-focused, impact-driven, and creative project manager to join their team in Nairobi, Kenya. The company believes in global health equity made possible through well-connected, coordinated health systems. Their technologies leverage low-cost mobile platforms and connect people at every level of the health system – from clinicians to community health workers to patients.
This particular Project Manager position is highly cross-functional and will require coordination across several groups within the company including partnerships, software development, research, data analytics, and business intelligence.
Duma Works is recruiting a Business Development Manager, IT Division for one of our clients, a leading value added provider of Internet, Networking, Security and IT products. Our Mission is to provide high quality ICT products and value added services to our target customers with the aim of being recognized as the best in customer satisfaction in the industry.
We are recruiting for the position of a Business Development manager to grow out IT division into a leading player in the growing IT market, where we already have a number of important customers.
Duma Works is looking for a project accountant for one of our leading real estate clients.
The company aims at bridging the gap between the huge demand for affordable housing and this shortage of supply. It has developed an innovative solution that will help transform the region’s urban landscape and bring the dream of homeownership to the masses. The company also has a pilot project, over 900 homes in a booming satellite town, on the outskirts of Nairobi.
The company is searching for a talented and tenacious Project Accountant who can successfully spearhead the finance function for the development and with it initiate a revolution in the provision of housing to hard working families throughout East Africa.
Our company owns the land it is developing and has the requisite approvals to proceed with this high profile project, which is set to spark considerable interest when it launches.
Question 1: If you could change anything about the way you made your last hire, what would you do?
I would use a professional firm to do it for me.
Question 2: What are the biggest red flags or green flags you notice about job seekers?
My biggest red flags that I notice in job seekers are incompetence, lies and laziness.
Question 3: What is your secret source to hiring the right people?
Looking for ability to work and deliver rather than just educational skill has been my biggest secret. Education is important but people who have will power and a ‘ can do’ attitude have proved to be good hires too.
Question 4:What advice would you give job seekers about applying for jobs?
Research more on the company your applying to and get to know what value additional services you can bring to the company.
Question 5: What habits make for a winning employee?
Always coming up with new ideas
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John Maingi is the CEO of Farm Africa. He is an entrepreneur & investor in Agri-Business in Kenya.